Diego Maradona Biography

Diego Armando Maradona Franco is an Argentine former footballer. He has served as a manager and coach at other clubs as well as for the national team of Argentina. Many experts, football critics, former players, current players and football fans regard Maradona as the greatest football player of all time. He was joint FIFA Player of the 20th Century with Pelé.

A playmaker who operated in the classic number 10 position, Maradona is the only player in football history to set the world record transfer fee twice, first when he transferred to Barcelona for a then world record £5m, and second, when he transferred to Napoli for another record fee £6.9m. 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 where he won numerous accolades. In his international career, playing for Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals.

Maradona played in four FIFA World Cups, including the 1986 World Cup where he captained Argentina and led them to victory over West Germany in the final, and won the Golden Ball award as the tournament's best player. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Diego Maradona
Nationality:
Argentina
Profession:
Football player, Talk show host, Coach, Manager
Ethnicity:
Argentines, Indigenous peoples of the Americas
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
October 30, 1960 (57)
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Marriages
Diego Maradona Timeline
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