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|Birthday||30 October 1960 (Sunday)|
|Date of death||25 November 2020 (Wednesday)|
|Birth Place||Lanus , Buenos Aires|
|Age (in 2020)||60 years 0 months 26 days Old|
|Height||in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 4" ins
|Weight||in Kilograms- 67 kg
in Pounds- 147.71 lbs
Diego Maradona is an Argentinean soccer legend who’s widely regarded among the best players of all time. Maradona led club teams to championships in Argentina, Italy and Spain, and famously starred for the Argentinean team that won the 1986 World Cup. However, the football legend’s career was marred by a set of high-profile suspensions for drug use, and he’s regularly battled health problems in retirement.
|Other Name:||Diego Armando Maradona, D10S, El Pibe de Oro, Cosmico, El Diez, Diegote, Pelusa, Dieguito, Barrilete Cosmico, Maradona, El 10, Barrilet|
|Other Professions:||TV Show Host|
Diego Maradona Biography, Relationship & Career
Diego Maradona received the football as a gift at the young age of 3. He became a devotee of soccer since then. He joined a youth group named Los Cebollitas when he was just 10 years old. He became a part of the national team, even before he turned 16.
He began his professional career as a midfielder. He in his career led various clubs in Argentina, Spain, and Italy to championships name. He was instrumental in Argentina’s triumph over England in that World Cup in the quarter-final. In all, he had been part of Argentina squad for four World Cups. Being a mid-fielder the numbers are simply staggering.
Though his brilliance on the field was never questioned, he still remained a controversial figure throughout his career. Throughout the 1980s while he was playing for the Spanish team, he became addicted to cocaine and was suspended for 15 months. He was again suspended for 3 years in the year 1991 after he tested positive for ephedrine. He put on plenty of weight in the latter half of his career and his skills too began to diminish and hence he finally announced his retirement on his 37th birthday.
He was named the top player of the 20th century combined with Pele. However, he refused to share the stage with Pele. He was subsequently named Argentine coach in 2010 but after the 2010 World Cup defeat against Germany, his contract was ended. Though controversial still is regarded as Argentina’s most beloved son. He is currently managing a UAE soccer club named Al Fujairah S. C.
He was born to Dalma Salvadora Franco and Diego Maradona Senior. He was married to Claudia Villafañe from 1984 to 2004. Together the couple had two brothers named Gianinna Dinorah and Dalma Nerea. He was then in a relationship with Veronica Ojeda and the couple had two sons and a daughter.
Personal Info of Diego Maradona
|Address||Lanus , Buenos Aires, Argentina|
Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Diego Maradona
- In 1982 he was transferred to F.C Barcelona, Spain for a record transfer fee of $7.6 million.
- He served a 15-month ban for failing a drug test for cocaine and was released by Napoli in 1992. In his honor and for his achievements his jersey No. 10 was retired by Napoli.
- He and Lionel Messi are the only players to have won the Golden Ball at both FIFA U-20 World Cup and FIFA World Cup.
- For a tribute to his skill and brilliance, the police at the Azteca Stadium built a statue of him scoring the"Goal of the Century" and placed it at the entrance of the stadium.
- A very funny fact about him is that he was nicknamed "El Pibe De Oro". This, is if interpreted in English, turns out to be "Golden Boy". This nick name stayed with him throughout his career.
- Maradona played 167 matches for Argentinos juniors from 1976 to 1981 scoring 115 goals during his five years tenure. On December 26, 2003, it called its stadium after him.
- Maradona in a game against Real Madrid dribbled past the goalkeeper Agustin and hoodwinked the defender Juan Jose before slotting in the Target. He's one of those three players to have received such an ovation.
- Maradona played 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship in Japan. He was the star of the tournament and scored in the final against the Soviet Union to lift the trophy. He was awarded the Golden Ball Award.
- He could not make it to the group in 1978 World Cup as he was thought of as young at 17 years from the coach Cesar Luis Menotti.
- Maradona's involvement in the 1994 World Cup in the USA was cut short after he failed a drug test for ephedrine doping. This brought an end to his international career.