A 25-year-old Argentine soccer player has taken to court to be recognized as one of the children of late legend Diego Maradona.
According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, Eugenia Laprovittola, who plays football in the Argentine Women’s League, has filed a lawsuit to establish paternity.
Meanwhile, Maradona was notified shortly before his death, the source revealed, with the intention of Eugenia, who has been living with a family who adopted her since she was a little girl.
The girl, who is claiming the right to prove her lineage, said that she discovered the identity of her famous father after she was reunited with her biological mother two months ago.
Maradona died on the 25th of last November from a heart attack, and was buried in a cemetery outside the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, leaving behind a complex financial legacy that his recognized children and those who are currently going through the courts are competing with to obtain proof of lineage.
Maradona now has 5 children who have been recognized, in addition to 6 others who have sought recognition.
Janina and Dalma, who Maradona had from his ex-wife Claudia Viavenier, were for many years the only two daughters who were recognized by the legend, before he recognized his son Diego Junior of Italian Cristina Senagra after 29 years.
In 2008, Maradona also admitted to his daughter Jana, born in 1996 from his relationship with Valeria Sabalen, who was closest to him during his last months.
He has a seven-year-old son named Digito Fernando from his ex-girlfriend Veronica Ojeda.