Diego Maradona, in full Diego Armando Maradona, (born October 30, 1960, Lanus, Buenos Aires, Argentina—died on November 25, 2020, Tigre, Buenos Aires), Argentine football (soccer) player who is, for the most part, viewed as the top footballer of the 1980s and one of the best ever. Eminent for his capacity to control the ball and create golden opportunities for him and others, he drove clubs to titles in Argentina, Italy, and Spain, and he more than featured in the Argentine squad that won the 1986 World Cup.

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Maradona showed football ability early, and at age eight he joined Las Cebollitas (“The Little Onions”), a young boys team that proceeded to dominate 136 sequential matches and a public title. He moved to Argentinos Juniors at age 14 and made his first-division debut in 1976, 10 days before his sixteenth birthday celebration. After just four months, he made his introduction with the senior international side, turning into the most youthful Argentine ever to do as such. Despite the fact that he wasn’t selected for the 1978 World Cup-winning crew since it was felt that he was still too youthful, the following year he drove the public under-20 side to a Junior World Cup title.

Maradona moved to Boca Juniors in 1981 and quickly assisted them with acquiring the title. He then, at that point, moved to Europe, playing with FC Barcelona in 1982 (and winning the Spanish Cup in 1983) and afterwards SSC Napoli (1984–91), where he appreciated extraordinary achievement, raising the generally frail Naples side to the statures of Italian football. With Maradona the group won the association title and cup in 1987 and the association title again in 1990. Maradona’s spell with Napoli reached a conclusion when he was captured in Argentina for cocaine ownership and got a 15-month suspension from playing football. Next he played for Sevilla in Spain and Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina. In 1995 he got back to Boca Juniors and played his keep going match on October 25, 1997.

Maradona’s profession with the Argentine public group remembered World Cup appearances for 1982, 1986, 1990, and 1994. He ruled the 1986 rivalry in Mexico. In a 2–1 quarterfinal triumph over England, he scored two of the most vital objectives in World Cup history. The originally was scored with his hand (the arbitrator erroneously thought the ball had struck his head), a moment recognized as the “Hand of God” scandal. The second happened later Maradona acquired ownership of the ball at midfield and ran through a pack of English protectors and past Shilton prior to slipping the ball home. He didn’t complete the 1994 World Cup, since he tried positive for the medication ephedrine and was again suspended. Maradona likewise played in South American title-winning groups in 1987 and 1989.

A stocky and persevering midfielder, Maradona turned into a legend of the lower classes of Argentina (from which he hailed) and of southern Italy, where he drove Napoli to triumphs over the more affluent northern clubs. He played 490 club games during his 21-year proficient profession, scoring 259 objectives; for Argentina, he played 91 games and scored 34 objectives. An Internet survey led by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association named Maradona the top player of the twentieth century.

Maradona the coach

In 2008 Maradona was named lead trainer of the Argentine public group. Not long after driving Argentina to the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup, he and the country’s football administering body couldn’t settle on an agreement augmentation, and his residency as the group’s lead trainer finished. In 2011 Maradona was recruited to mentor the United Arab Emirates club Al Wasl. Notwithstanding, the group battled, and Maradona was terminated the next year. He worked for a considerable length of time clubs prior to becoming mentor of Mexico’s Dorados de Sinaloa in 2018.

The best articles on Diego Maradona

The New Yorker on Maradona: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-tragedy-of-diego-maradona-one-of-soccers-greatest-stars

NY Times on Maradona: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/25/sports/soccer/diego-maradona.html

Bleacher Report: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/47195-a-tribute-to-diego-maradona

The Economist: https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2020/11/26/the-blessed-and-cursed-life-of-diego-maradona

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