Diego Maradona's magic feet donate $500,000 for children's charity in Moscow.
Diego Maradona raised $500,000 for charity yesterday evening in Moscow by taking part in a penalty shoot-out.
The Argentine hero took part in the fundraiser organised by watch-makers Hublot supporting the institute of hemotology and transplantation in the Russian capital.
Maradona was set the challenge of 10 targets from 16 yards, each carrying a prize tag from $25,000 to $300,000 atop the luxury department store Tsum, next to the iconic Red Square. If the former Argentina coach had hit all 10 targets he would have raised $1 million dollars for the charity.
Hundreds of people waited for hours to get a look at the legend, whose first statement was to remind everyone he is no longer 20 but 50 before beginning the shoot-out. As usual the eccentric man couldn't hide his emotions when knocking down the $300,000 target on his second shot he was screaming with joy.
At the end of an entertaining evening Maradona spoke via a translator to reporters.
"I gladly accepted the invitation to come, I like Moscow it is a beautiful city. I really wanted to win more money because I understand the need of sick children. They are our future, and I am really happy to help them. I hope I brought them so luck," said Maradona.