Diego Maradona
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Personal information
Full name Diego Armando Maradona Franco
Date of birth 30 October 1960(1960-10-30)
Place of birth    Lanús, Buenos Aires, Flag of Argentina Argentina
Date of death    25 November 2020(2020-11-25) (aged 60)
Place of death    Tigre, Flag of Argentina Argentina
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Second Striker
Youth clubs
1968–1969
1970–1974
1975-1976
Flag of Argentina Estrella Roja
Flag of Argentina Los Cebollitas
Flag of Argentina Argentinos Juniors
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1976–1980
1981–1982
1982–1984
1984–1991
1992–1993
1993–1994
1995–1998
Total
Flag of Argentina Argentinos Juniors
Flag of Argentina Boca Juniors
Flag of Spain Barcelona
Flag of Italy Napoli
Flag of Spain Sevilla
Flag of Argentina Newell's Old Boys
Flag of Argentina Boca Juniors
167 (115)
040 0(28)
058 0(38)
259 0(115)
029 00(8)
0000(0)
031 00(7)
589 (311)   
National team
1979
1977–1994
Flag of Argentina Argentina U-20
Flag of Argentina Argentina
00(6)
091 0(34)
Teams managed
1994
1995
2008–2010
2011-2012
Flag of Argentina Mandiyú de Corrientes
Flag of Argentina Racing Club
Flag of Argentina Argentina
Flag of United Arab Emirates Al Wasl

Diego Armando Maradona (30 October 1960 – 25 November 2020) was an Argentine professional footballer and manager. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, he was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. Maradona's vision, passing, ball control, and dribbling skills were combined with his small stature, which gave him a low centre of gravity allowing him to manoeuvre better than most other players. His presence and leadership on the field had a great effect on his team's general performance, while he would often be singled out by the opposition. In addition to his creative abilities, he possessed an eye for goal and was known to be a free kick specialist. A precocious talent, Maradona was given the nickname "El Pibe de Oro" ("The Golden Boy"), a name that stuck with him throughout his career. He also had a troubled off-field life and was banned in both 1991 and 1994 for abusing drugs.

An advanced playmaker who operated in the classic number 10 position, Maradona was the first player to set the world record transfer fee twice: in 1982 when he transferred to Barcelona for £5 million, and in 1984 when he moved to Napoli for a fee of £6.9 million. He played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla, and Newell's Old Boys during his club career, and is most famous for his time at Napoli and Barcelona, where he won numerous accolades.

In his international career with Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals. Maradona played in four FIFA World Cups, including the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, where he captained Argentina and led them to victory over West Germany in the final, and won the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player. In the 1986 World Cup quarter final, he scored both goals in a 2–1 victory over Englandthat entered football history for two different reasons. The first goal was an unpenalized handling foul known as the "Hand of God", while the second goal followed a 60 m (66 yd) dribble past five England players, voted "Goal of the Century" by FIFA.com voters in 2002.

Maradona became the coach of Argentina's national football team in November 2008. He was in charge of the team at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa before leaving at the end of the tournament. He then coached Dubai-based club Al Wasl in the UAE Pro-League for the 2011–12 season. In 2017, Maradona became the coach of Fujairah before leaving at the end of the season. In May 2018, Maradona was announced as the new chairman of Belarusian club Dynamo Brest. He arrived in Brest and was presented by the club to start his duties in July. From September 2018 to June 2019, Maradona was coach of Mexican club Dorados. He was the coach of Argentine Primera División club Gimnasia de La Plata from September 2019 until his death in November 2020.

Honours

Club

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Runner-up

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Winners

Runner-up

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Winners

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Winners

Runner-up

Country

Flag of Argentina Argentina

Winners

Runner-up

Manager

Club

Flag of United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl

Runner-up

External links

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FIFA World Cup winning captain

1930: Nasazzi · 1934: Combi · 1938: Meazza · 1950: Varela · 1954: Walter · 1958: Bellini · 1962: Mauro · 1966: Moore · 1970: C. Alberto · 1974: Beckenbauer · 1978: Passarella · 1982: Zoff · 1986: Maradona · 1990: Matthäus · 1994: Dunga · 1998: Deschamps · 2002: Cafu · 2006: Cannavaro · 2010: Casillas · 2014: Lahm · 2018: Lloris ·

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Argentina – 1982 FIFA World Cup


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Argentina – 1994 FIFA World Cup

1. Goycochea 2. Vázquez 3. Chamot 4. Sensini 5. Redondo 6. Ruggeri 7. Caniggia 8. Basualdo 9. Batistuta 10. Maradona (c) 11. Medina Bello 12. Islas 13. Cáceres 14. Simeone 15. Borelli 16. Díaz 17. Ortega 18. Pérez 19. Balbo 20. Rodríguez 21. Mancuso 22. Scoponi

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Argentina – 2010 FIFA World Cup - Quarter-finals

1. Pozo 2. Demichelis 3. C. Rodríguez 4. Burdisso 5. Bolatti 6. Heinze 7. Di María 8. Verón 9. Higuaín 10. Messi 11. Tévez 12. Garcé 13. Samuel 14. Mascherano 15. Otamendi 16. Kun Agüero 17. Jonás 18. Palermo 19. Milito 20. M. Rodríguez 21. Andújar 22. Romero 23. Pastore

  • Manager: Flag of Argentina Diego Maradona
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