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[翻译]AS IT IS - Diego Maradona Signs with Belarus Football Team

更新时间:2018/7/20 13:15:15 来源:本站原创 作者:佚名

Diego Maradona is widely believed to be one of the best football players ever. He helped lead Argentina to victory in the 1986 World Cup. But like many former star players of the sport known as soccer in the United States, he has not done as well as a coach.

人们普遍认为马拉多拉是有史以来最好的足球运动员之一。他帮助阿根廷队赢得了1986年世界杯的胜利。但是跟很多前足球明星球员一样,他做教练表现就没那么好。

Last month, the 57-year-old from Argentina stepped down as coach of a football team in the United Arab Emirates. He also coached the Argentina national team from 2008-2010.

上个月,这位57岁的阿根廷人辞去了阿联酋一支足球队的主教练职务。2008年到2010年他还带过阿根廷国家队。

Now, the 1986 World Cup champion has moved on to Belarus.

现在,这个1986年世界杯冠军转向了白俄罗斯。

This week, Maradona joined the Dynamo Brest football club in the Belarusian Premier League. However, he serves as the club chairman and not as a coach.

本周,马拉多纳加入了白俄罗斯超级联赛的迪纳摩布雷斯特足球俱乐部。然而,他担任的是俱乐部主席而不是主教练。

In a statement on their website in May, the club said, "Diego Maradona will supervise areas of the club's strategic development and also cooperate with its structural departments, including the Academy of Dynamo Brest."

这家俱乐部今年5月份在网站上发表声明称:“马拉多纳将负责俱乐部战略发展领域,并同包括迪纳摩布雷斯特学院的基础部门通力合作。”

Maradona thanked the club in a post on the social media website Instagram. He published a photograph of himself with his new contract, seated on a white leather couch with a Belarusian flag over it.

马拉多拉在社交媒体网站Instagram上发文对该俱乐部表示了感谢。他发布了一张自己坐在白色皮沙发上签约新合同的照片,沙发上挂着一面白俄罗斯国旗。

Dynamo Brest has won the Belarus Cup twice in 2007 and 2017. They also won the country's Super Cup this year. The team placed fourth in last year’s national championship.

迪纳摩布雷斯特队在2007年和2017年两次夺得了白俄罗斯杯冠军。今年他们还夺得了该国的超级杯冠军。这支球队去年在该国的联赛中排名第四。

Soccer observers were surprised by the former soccer great’s decision.

足球评论人士对这位前足球巨星的决定感到惊讶。

Manuel Veth, editor in chief of the Futbolgrad website, expressed his surprise on Twitter.

Futbolgrad网站的主编Manuel Veth在推特上表达了他的惊讶。

Others on social media expressed surprise and happiness over the news.

社交媒体上的其他人也对此消息表示惊讶和高兴。

"Maradona is ours!" one user from Brest wrote on Twitter.

一位来自布雷斯特市的用户在推特上写道:“马拉多拉属于我们啦!”

"Lost for words," Sergey Erm wrote on Facebook.

Sergey Erm在Facebook网站上写道:“无以言表。”

As a player, Maradona may be most remembered for his "Hand of God" goal against England at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

作为球员,马拉多纳最让人铭记的可能是在1986年世界杯对阵英格兰时的“上帝之手。”

He was thrown out of the 1994 World Cup in the United States after failing a drug test. Drug abuse and weight issues have troubled him since his playing days.

1994年他没有通过药检,被逐出这一年的美国世界杯。自职业生涯之后,滥用药物和体重问题就一直困扰着他。

Maradona has befriended controversial leaders as well, including Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. In 2017, Maradona met Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he said "can bring peace to many in this world."

马拉多纳和一些有争议的领袖成了好友,包括古巴的菲德尔·卡斯特罗(Fidel Castro)和委内瑞拉的乌戈·查韦斯(Hugo Chavez)。 2017年,马拉多纳会见了俄罗斯总统普京,并称普京“能给这个世界上的很多人带来和平。”

I’m Jonathan Evans.

Words in This Story

contract – n. a legal agreement between people, companies, etc.

strategic – adj. of or relating to a general plan that is created to achieve a goal in war, politics, etc., usually over a long period of time

controversial – adj. relating to or causing much discussion, disagreement, or argument

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