Maradona has business relationship with Heinze family

According to a report in the Madrid newspaper El Pais, Maradona has a business relationship with Gabriel Heinze’s brother who owns a marketing business that promotes sporting events and represents sports figures.

Maradona is a client of Heinze’s brother. The company has a business deal with Maradona in which they handle promoting the “Maradona brand”.

The name of the company is “Passion Unlimited”.

The business partnership between Maradona and Heinze’s brother started in 2006.

At that time Heize’s brother took Maradona on a speaking tour in India. Those speaking engagements earned Maradona a million dollars.

Afterwards, Heinze’s brother helped Maradona organize a 5 on 5 football tournament in Argentina which was highly profitable as well.

This is so outrageous, scandalous and unethical that it should cause the immediate firing of Maradona.

I think we should all have a better understanding now of why Maradona is so loyal to Gabriel Heinze and continues to call him up and include him in the national team starting lineup.

Shameful!!!!!!!!

Click here to view the Heinze marketing company website

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Maradona es cliente de Heinze

El futbolista que más minutos disputa en la selección argentina mantiene una relación empresarial con el seleccionador

DIEGO TORRES 12/11/2009

Cada vez que juega la selección argentina, de entre los hinchas surgen voces que repiten la misma pregunta: “¿Por qué juega siempre Heinze, si es el peor?”.

En la agitada realidad del equipo nacional albiceleste, son muy pocas las cosas que permanecen. En las ocho alineaciones que ha tenido que componer en partidos oficiales, desde que fue nombrado en octubre de 2008, Diego Maradona sólo ha mantenido a dos jugadores: Messi y Heinze.

Los hinchas deberían saber que Sebastián Heinze, hermano del ex defensa del Madrid, ahora en el Marsella, tiene una empresa de márketing, promoción de eventos y representación de deportistas de élite llamada Passion.

Entre sus clientes figura el seleccionador argentino. La empresa, en su portal electrónico, se jacta de impulsar el “desarrollo de la marca Maradona”.

En la misma web se puede leer el currículo que da fe de la capacidad de Sebastián: “Obtuvo gran parte de su experiencia profesional al lado de Gabriel Heinze, participando activamente en toda su carrera deportiva y desarrollando un profundo conocimiento de la comunidad futbolística de cada país en la Liga española, la Premier League, la Liga de Portugal, el Campeonato Italiano y la Liga Francesa”.

El vínculo empresarial entre los hermanos Heinze es público. Su relación con Maradona se remonta a 2006.

El dirigente de un club argentino que prefiere el anonimato explica el origen: “Cuando Maradona no tenía nada, después de la separación de su mujer, el hermano de Heinze, que es representante de jugadores, lo llevó a la India a dar conferencias y la gira le proporcionó un Millón de dólares.

Después empezaron a organizar partidos de exhibición de fútbol-cinco por toda Argentina. Fue un gran negocio”.

Maradona tiene una deuda de gratitud con Sebastián y, sobre todo, con el hombre que lo respalda con su prestigio y su capital.

Hace un mes, el seleccionador argentino llamó a este periódico para defender a Gabriel Heinze, desmintiendo la noticia de que el jugador le sugería la composición de las convocatorias. Maradona dejó clara su postura: “Yo por El Gringo hago lo que sea”.

Maradona nunca repitió una misma defensa, ni un mismo centro del campo, ni un mismo ataque. Tuvo muchas dudas. Pero nunca dudó en llamar a Heinze. Siempre le dio la titularidad.

Casi siempre, como lateral. José Pékerman, el ex seleccionador, dijo en el Mundial de Alemania, en 2007: “Con el tiempo Heinze dejará el lateral para ocupar el medio de la defensa, porque con la edad pierde recorrido”.

El sucesor de Pékerman, Alfio Basile, acabó por borrar a Heinze de las convocatorias. Ningún aficionado lo echó de menos.

A sus 31 años, y con una grave lesión de rodilla en su historial médico, todo indicaba que Heinze había llegado al final de su carrera internacional. Pero con Maradona volvió. Y ahora es el brazo derecho de su cliente en el vestuario.

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12 Responses to Maradona has business relationship with Heinze family

  1. Humbird says:

    Was there any requirement to disclose business activities before being hired?

  2. pintadoazulblanco says:

    I don’t think the concept of full disclosure exists in Argentina.

  3. Marco says:

    After reading this article, I understand why exactly samual can’t play in this selection. He is the best argentine defender right now. Maradona is a shame for the world football.

  4. Christian says:

    I´m really angry about this article. So lurid! It seems, someone of those jealous reporters want to disturb Gabriel. May be, some personally reasons? Gabi played nearly always a great game and is fuöll of passion! Look at France!
    This article is written with minimal brain and no knowledge in football. The only one, who should be ashamed, is the reporter, who is bringing out such lurid news. The hatred feelings against Gabi must be sit in his flesh. And by the way, isn´t enough happened by Robert Enke? It seems, he would love to disturb Heinze also by his hate. So, if ever Gabi happens something…

  5. Adrian says:

    this isnt as much Heinze as it is about Maradona. AWFUL performances, tell everyone to suck it, and now this crap. Legend but gtfo.

  6. Alyson says:

    As I see it, Gaby was always a regular for Basile unless injured!!! Only with the exception of the game following Paruaguay did he sit on the bench much to the anger of his team mates!!! He is without a doubt the captain without an armband for Argentina.

    Well said Christian….. there are some sick reporters out there who just want to spoil the careers of others by making smoke and suspicion where there should be none. By the logic argued here, Maradona only chooses Kun Ageuro because he is his son in law!!!! Did Gaby and Sebastian know that Maradona was going to be the national coach????? OF course not!!! Absolute evil drivel!!!

  7. pintadoazulblanco says:

    What are the inaccuracies and slander in the report?

    It is a FACT that Heinze’s brother owns a marketing company that has Maradona as one of its clients.

    Did you bother looking at the company’s website?

    It is all there to see.

    Heinze’s brother has helped Maradona earn a great deal of money since 2006.

    Heinze’s brother would not have been able to start up a marketing company that represents former and active football players and promotes football events without Gabriel Heinze’s financial support and use of his football connections.

    Anyone really believe that Gabriel Heinze does not have a stake in that company?

    Since Maradona took over as national team manager, besides Messi, Heinze has been the only other player that has been in the starting lineup for every Argentina game. Heinze has also been the most questioned Argentina player because of his poor performances with the national team.

    Anyone really believe that Maradona’s loyalty to Heinze, his refusal to take Heinze out of the starting lineup is completely unrelated to the fact that Heinze’s brother is a business partner of Maradona who’s helped him earn a great deal of money.

    Anyone really believe that it is not highly unethical for Maradona to have a business partnership with the brother of one his national team players who also has a share in the ownership of the company that represents Maradona.

    Maradona does not have any football arguments to make in support of Heinze and his unmovable spot in the starting eleven.

    So then, Why is Heinze always in Argentina’s starting lineup?

    Please explain to everyone on this blog why Heinze has deserved and continues to deserve a spot in the Argentina starting lineup since Maradona took over as manager.

  8. Humbird says:

    I agree with you. This is almost a case of fraud. I don’t think Heinze is that bad of a player, but the fact that players are being chosen based not on their performance, but on what they can do financially for the coach is unethical at best.

  9. Christian says:

    NO NO NO…you see it much to easily…the whole team was playing nonsense here…nearly every game. A team is out of eleven, not only one man should do all things!
    Heinze has the quality of a true leader and these business was long before Maradona was a trainer!(You really think, Maradona needs his money? Poor you)

    A question: Wouldn´t it be unfair, if a player is playing full of passion, if he can not be a part of a national team, the business of his …for example sister for reason??? Hey, really, open your eyes and you see a great defender…take a look into the french league, where he was voted to the man of the match one time and many times on place two and three.
    It seems, Gabi has the problem, that he is one personality, who is polarizing. You love him or you hate him, nothing between.
    In my eyes, Argentiuna can be proud to have this excellent player. Here in Germany, our trainer also don´t let fall one player, only for some few games, where they couldn´t enthuse him. And Germany is not bad at all, you know this. (By the way, congrats also to England)

    Gabi – go on! Here´s a great fan of you…and i know, i´m not alone in this!!!

  10. alyson says:

    How can a few facts about the business activities of Gaby’s brother and Maradona automatically add up to fraud????

    As I understand it, Sebastian is Gaby’s agent and would naturally have his own money to invest….. to do with as he likes, so why assume it is also Gaby involved in this business?

    The whole article is based on ‘no smoke without fire!!!’ That is what I find offensive!

    I have watched every game Gaby played for Real, Argentina and as many as possible since he moved to Marseille! Having watched his performances week in and week out, I consider myself well enough informed to comment on his qualities as a footballer. He has enormous passion for the game, he will stand up and declare that he would wish to be remembered for his honesty before anything else! He is so proud that I can’t imagine for a moment that he would accept the great honour of wearing his national shirt for any reason other than he earned that with his effort and contribution to the team. Yes, sometimes he makes mistakes, but then show me someone who is perfect! He demonstrates his spirit for winning, to never give up and that makes him an easy target for anyone looking to complain about a poor TEAM performance! Show me the real evedence that 2 + 2 does make 4 in this case and not 7!

  11. Tanja says:

    Seriously,what I have seen Argentina playing, there is no doubt who is the leader of the team!! Heinze kicked the team in the worst place, to reach the place in World Cup and was the necessary piece in the puzzle that Argentina is there now. Anyone who says that Heinze is in the team for any other reason that his talent and role as a leader, knows absolutely nothing about the game. So better not even read their comments…

  12. Christian says:

    Is it allowed to say Bravo to your commments? I loved to read them. Makes me happy to see, there are some more with brain and knowledge about football. And about that business…it is known in Argentina, that Maradona stands behind persons, like a rock, if he has someone in his heart. There are also other players/cases, who are loved by Diego. And there is only the fact, that Sebastian has this business…but i never saw a contract or an evidence, where stood into, that Gabi paid money to play. He is much too proud for this and known for his proudness and his stronmg and loyal character and his love for his land. How silly must people be, to believe in such rumors. In Argentina, none!!!Only silly ones, who would also believe our german newspaper Bild. hahahahahahaha…

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