China’s ‘Maradona’: the ‘Soccer Nut’ still going strong at 63


Friends call him “Maradona” and Chinese media have dubbed him “Soccer Nut”  Zhao Chongshan is 63 but he still plays football three times a week and has no plan to hang up his boots.

Zhao looks like any other doting grandfather with his gentle manner and warm smile, but he is something of a celebrity in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang because of his enduring fitness and undying love for football.


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