In 1978 a headstrong coach with an affection for attacking football left a 17 year old Diego Maradona out of Argentina’s World Cup squad. With the tournament being played on home soil there was a public call for Maradona, but Monetti said no because he thought he was too young. Despite being on the receiving end of a media backlash, Menotti had the last laugh as Argentina lifted the World Cup for the first time.
The Puma Menotti Star football boots have been relaunched. These were Puma’s first ever gold boot, brought out to celebrate Argentina’s World Cup win in 1978, which was masterminded by their coach César Luis Menotti.
The boot has been re-released with many of the traits from the original, including; gold upper, quilted panels, the Puma formstrip on the inside and outside of the boot and the stitched logo on the tongue.
The Menotti Star comes with a premium K Leather upper and staying true to the original, a classic outsole with moulded studs.