As a kid, Maradonna was often described as the greatest player of all time.

Even the legendary Italian journalist Gianni Versace has compared him to the greatest of all-time.

Maradona is widely regarded as the most successful footballer in world football history, with more than a dozen titles and a string of world cups.

His success has been aided by a well-funded and well-loved image that has been enhanced by his constant appearances at sporting events.

The former Barcelona star has long been a favourite among football fans around the world.

His fans have been known to sing his name and chant his name, as well as wearing the famous Maradone jersey.

But is the legendary midfielder really the most popular player in the history of football?

And are his fans really singing his name?

This article originally appeared on Football Italias.