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Old June 19, 2019, 02:28 AM
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El Pelusa y Maradona!

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The famous soccer player Diego Maradona is known internationally as El Pelusa, what does this word mean? Why is he called so? Thanks!

El famoso futbolista Diego Maradona se conoce mundialmente como ‘El Pelusa’, ¿Qué significa esta palabra? Y ¿Por qué se le llama así? ¡Gracias!
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Old June 19, 2019, 01:13 PM
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Imagino que tenía algo de ver con su pelo, porque en su juventud llevaba su pelo grueso aparentemente despeinado (like mop top in English
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I couldn't find out why, but I think Poli is right: he's not very tall and his huge mane must have looked like a ball of fluff or fuzz on the field.
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Diego Armando Maradona es mundialmente conocido como 'El Pibe de Oro'.

pibe, a
1. s. Argent., Urug. Muchacho o muchacha, persona joven.
2. Argent. Fórmula de tratamiento afectuosa.
3. estar hecho un pibe loc. v. Argent. Conservarse joven un adulto.
(https://es.thefreedictionary.com/pibe)

Pelusa:
niño urbano chileno sin hogar que vive por su ingenio; es un chico de la calle muy animado e inquieto. En Santiago de Chile algunos viven en las orillas del río Mapocho que atravieza desde Este hacía Oeste toda la ciudad de Santiago de Chile.

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Old June 19, 2019, 08:26 PM
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Lightbulb ¡Gracias!

Thanks a lot everybody, I also found the following:
¡Muchas gracias a todo! también encontré lo siguiente:



Maradona debe el apodo de ‘El Pelusa’ a su pelo. Desde muy joven lo llevaba algo largo, rizado y desordenado. Como una pelusa decían que era… y de ahí su apelativo más famoso, que no el único.

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