Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona’s full name is Diego Armando Maradona. He was born on 30 October 1960 in Argentina. He played football from Argentina and awarded as the top footballer of the 1980s. Maradona was renowned for his ball control and create scoring opportunities for his team. He displayed his talent very early when he joined Las Cebollitas, a boys’ football team that won 136 consecutive games and a national championship. He signed for Argentinos Juniors at the 14th year of his age. Maradona made his first-division debut in 1976. He was so talented that only four months later he made his debut for the national team. His talent made him the youngest player of Argentina’s national team.

Maradona joined Boca Juniors in 1981 and immediately helped them to gain their championship. Then he moved to FC Barcelona in 1982. Barcelona also won the Spanish Cup in 1983. Maradona joined SSC Napoli where he enjoyed great success. Maradona showed his talent in Napoli and helped them to win the league title and cup in 1987 and the league title again 1990. He played his last match on 25 October 1997.

Maradona dominated in 1986 competition in Mexico. He scored two memorable goals against England in quarterfinals. The first goal was scored with his hand (the referee mistakenly thought the ball struck his head), the goal is now remembered as the “Hand of God” goal. The second scored when the Maradona gained possession through midfield and dribbled the ball through the English defenders and dodged the keeper also and put the ball in the goal. He did not finish the 1944 World Cup because he tested positive for the ephedrine and was suspended.

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