Newspaper Language: The World Has Lost a Legend

The world has lost a legendIn this football language post we look at a headline from the Telegraph newspaper here in the UK as they report on the sad passing of Diego Maradona. We explain the headline from this newspaper – a quote from Pelé – and also show some of the other newspaper headlines from the UK: The Guardian, The Daily Express, the Daily Mirror, Metro and the The Times. You can see more explanations of newspaper headlines here and don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at:

Newspaper Headline – The World Has Lost a Legend

The Telegraph decided to put a photo of Maradona on its front page with a quote from another world football great: Pelé. The quote, ‘The world has lost a legend’ doesn’t even have to mention the name of Maradona as we all know that ‘legend‘ refers to him. There are different images of Maradona on the various front pages of the other UK newspapers showing him at different stages of his life: lifting the World Cup, facing a wall of Belgian defenders and celebrating yet another goal but the Telegraph shows only Maradona in his national team’s jersey with a ball right beside him – an image that we will always have of the greatest of all time.




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