Fans will be able to recreate the Argentine legend’s mazy dribbles and spectacular goals by picking him in the new edition of the simulation

It is the moment you have all been waiting for – the chance to take control of Diego Maradona himself, in virtual form! 

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Having already announced that the Pibe de Oro would make an appearance as one of FIFA 18’s Icons, EA Sports has now released the Argentine’s impressive stats. 

Fittingly for the man who single-handedly waltzed round almost the entire England team back in 1986, Diego is given 95 for dribbling, a number which also reflects his overall rating. 

His shooting and passing also come in above 90, with a pace rating of 88 meaning the virtual Maradona will not be slow off the block, either. 

Maradona is one of several football legends that will be available in the 2018 edition of the FIFA Ultimate Team. 

Ronaldo, Thierry Henry and Pele are among the players already confirmed, while gamers looking for a safe pair of hands at the back will have iconic Russian shot-stopper Lev Yashin as an option.

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