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Diego Maradona
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Personal information
Full name Diego Armando Maradona
Date of birth 30 October 1960 (1960-10-30) (age 49)
Place of birth Lanús, Argentina
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder/Second Striker
Youth career
1969–1976 Argentinos Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1981 Argentinos Juniors 167 (115)
1981–1982 Boca Juniors 40 (28)
1982–1984 Barcelona 36 (22)
1984–1991 Napoli 188 (81)
1992–1993 Sevilla 26 (5)
1993 Newell's Old Boys 7 (0)
1995–1997 Boca Juniors 30 (7)
Total 490 (258)
National team
1977–1994 Argentina 91 (34)
Teams managed
1994 Mandiyú de Corrientes
1995 Racing Club
2008– Argentina
* .Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.^ Career statistics [edit] Club His overall average of goals scored per match in domestic club competitions is 0.53.
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^ Toni topped the Bundesliga with 24 goals in his first season with Bayern and was the club's top scorer in the league with 14 last season despite being hampered by injuries.
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† Appearances (Goals).
.Diego Armando Maradona (born 30 October 1960 in Lanús, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine former football player, and current manager of the Argentine national team.^ Born on October 30, 1960 in the poor slums of Villa Fiorito in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Diego grew up with soccer.

^ DIEGO ARMANDO MARADONA : Notas publicitarias .
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^ Snubs Maradona: The Legend Tries Coaching Diego Armando Maradona, the Argentinean football legend, was named as coach of the national team.
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.He finished first in an internet vote for the FIFA Player of the Century award, and he shared the award with Pelé.^ He shared the FIFA Player of the Century award with Pelé after finishing first in a FIFA internet poll on the best player of the 20th century.
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^ In 2000, FIFA organized an award for the player of the century.
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^ On 11th December 2000 he is named as FIFA's Internet Player of the Century following an on-line poll and such recognition means that Diego Maradona is admitted into the Roy of the Rovers Hall of Fame.

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.Over the course of his professional club career Maradona played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Sevilla, Newell's Old Boys and Napoli, setting world-record contract fees.^ In Napoli, Maradona reached the peak of his professional career.
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^ Maradona did nothing after his playing career.
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^ In 1993 he played for Newell's Old Boys and in 1995 he returned to Boca Juniors for 2 years.
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.In his international career, playing for Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals.^ In his international career, playing for Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals.
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^ In his international career he managed 34 goals in 91 caps.
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^ Every goal scored by Maradona with Argentina!

.He played in four FIFA World Cup tournaments, including the 1986 World Cup where he captained Argentina and led them to their victory over West Germany in the final, winning the Golden Ball award as the tournament's best player.^ Photos Late winner puts Argentina in World Cup finals .
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^ The world’s best player has called me.
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^ A combination of the best players from around the world.
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.In that same tournament's quarter-final round he scored two goals in a 2-1 victory over England that entered soccer history, though for two very different reasons.^ With two games left, the goal difference is +1.
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^ However, it was the two goals he scored in a 2–1 quarter-final win against England which cemented his legend.
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^ In that same tournament's quarter-final round he scored two remarkable goals in a 2-1 victory over England which instantly cemented his fame.
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The first goal was an unpenalized handball known as the "Hand of God", while the second goal was a spectacular 60-metre weave through six England players, commonly referred to as "The Goal of the Century".
.For various reasons, Maradona is considered one of the sport's most controversial and newsworthy figures.^ For various reasons, Maradona is considered one of the sport's most controversial and newsworthy figures.
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^ I detest Maradona from various reasons.
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^ One Argentine who also had cause to complain of political intrigue was the seventeen year-old Diego Maradona, the most remarkable prodigy ever seen in Argentine soccer.
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.He was suspended from football for 15 months in 1991 after failing a doping test for cocaine in Italy, and he was sent home from the 1994 World Cup in the USA for using ephedrine.^ The 1994 World Cup was to be his comeback.
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^ He was suspended from football for 15 months in 1991 after failing a doping test for cocaine in Italy, and he was sent home from the 1994 World Cup in the USA for using ephedrine.
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^ He was banned from Italian and then world football for 15 months.

.After retiring from playing on his 37th birthday in 1997,[4] he increasingly suffered ill health and weight gain, hardly helped by ongoing cocaine abuse.^ After he retired from the game in 1997 his weight ballooned and he suffered ill health.
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^ On October 30, 1997, on his 37th birthday, he retired from football(soccer).

^ After retiring from playing on his 37th birthday in 1997,[4] he increasingly suffered ill health and weight gain, hardly helped by ongoing cocaine abuse.
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.In 2005 a stomach stapling operation helped control his weight gain.^ He had his stomach stapled in 2005 in Colombia.
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^ In 2005 a stomach stapling operation helped control his weight gain.
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^ It was when I decided to have the [stomach stapling] operation, when I decided I couldn't go on.
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.After overcoming his cocaine addiction, he became a popular TV host in Argentina.^ After overcoming his cocaine addiction, he became a popular TV host in Argentina.
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^ Maradona has overcome cocaine and alcohol addiction since retiring from professional football in 1997, and has also had repeated gun related run-ins with the police.

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.His outspoken manners have sometimes put him at odds with journalists and sport executives.^ Argentine sports journalist Pablo Llonto told the international press that Maradona would have been left alone to play out his career had he not been so outspoken.
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Although he had little previous managerial experience, he became head coach of the Argentina national football team in November 2008.

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Early years

.Maradona was born in Lanús, but raised in Villa Fiorito, a shantytown on the southern outskirts of Buenos Aires,[6] to a poor family that had moved from Corrientes Province.^ Born on October 30, 1960 in the poor slums of Villa Fiorito in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Diego grew up with soccer.

^ That indescribable happiness born in the poor fields of Villa Fiorito.
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^ Diego Armando Maradona (Source : www.sportsstarpages.com) Diego Armando Maradona was born on October 30, 1960 in Villa Fiorito in the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

.He was the first son after three daughters.^ He was the first son after three daughters.
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.He has two younger brothers, Hugo (el Turco) and Eduardo (Lalo), both of whom were also professional football players.^ He has two younger brothers, Hugo (el Turco) and Eduardo (Lalo), both of whom were also professional football players.
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^ Both of these two players abused their bodies but that should NOT go against the fact that they are footballing LEGENDS! Nice video as well :) .
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^ By the time he joined his next team, Sevilla FC (1992-93), he had not played professional football for two years, and he would never again reach his previous heights.
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.At age 10, Maradona was spotted by a talent scout while he was playing in his neighborhood club Estrella Roja.^ At age 11, Maradona was spotted by a talent scout while he was playing in his neighborhood club Estrella Roja.
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^ Maradona became a national sports star playing for Argentina's Boca Juniors at the age of 16.
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^ Says: May 22nd, 2008 at 2:13 pm Is there anyone who played in the past 10-15 years that could be comparable to Maradona?
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.He became a staple of Los Cebollitas (The Little Onions), the junior team of Buenos Aires's Argentinos Juniors.^ He became a staple of Los Cebollitas (The Little Onions), the junior team of Buenos Aires's Argentinos Juniors.
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^ Diego Armando Maradona (born 30 October 1960 in Lanús, Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine football player, and current manager of the Argentine national team.
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^ Later he and his friends founded a team known as Los Cebollitas (The Little Onions) who were so promising that the whole side was signed up en bloc by unfashionable first division club Argentinos Juniors and turned into one of the club's youth sides.

.As a 12-year-old ball boy, he amused spectators by showing his wizardry with the ball during the halftime intermissions of first division games.^ As a 12-year-old ball boy, he amused spectators by showing his wizardry with the ball during the halftime intermissions of first division games.
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^ Not everyone is amused and entertained, least of all the man who took an eight-year-old Diego out of the barrios and guided him through to the Argentinos Juniors first team.

^ Talleres Cordoba and a week later he played his first full match against Newell's Old Boys from Rosario.

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Club career

Maradona playing for Boca Juniors during 1981
.On 20 October 1976, Maradona made his professional debut with Argentinos Juniors, ten days before his sixteenth birthday.^ Club career Maradona playing for Boca Juniors during 1981 20 October 1976, Maradona made his professional debut with Argentinos Juniors, only ten days before his sixteenth birthday.
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^ From 1976 to 1980, the teenage Maradona played for Argentinos Juniors.
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^ ARGENTINOS / NATIONAL TEAM After his debut in First Division, Diego Armando Maradona never left the main team.
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[4] .He played there between 1976 and 1981, before his £1m transfer to Boca Juniors.^ He played there between 1976 and 1981, before his £1m transfer to Boca Juniors.
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^ Transfers Born in Buenos Aires, Diego Maradona was a boyhood Boca fan and achieved his dream of signing for the club in 1981 when completing a £1 million move from ...
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^ Maradona had his favorite players and there were fears that his Boca Juniors bias might disrupt what was a hugely talented but rudderless squad of stars.
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.Joining the squad midway through the 1981 season, Maradona played through 1982, and secured his first league winners' medal.^ Joining the squad midway through the 1981 season, Maradona played through 1982, and secured his first league winners' medal.
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^ World Cup Maradona played his first World Cup tournament in 1982.
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^ To that end, it appears that Pedro Troglio , a former teammate of Maradona from the 1990 WC squad, will join the staff, and the aforementioned Bilardo will serve as General Director.
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.Whilst playing for Argentinos Juniors, English club Sheffield United put in a bid of £180,000 for his services but the bid was rejected.^ He played for Argentinos Juniors for five years, before signing for his boyhood club Boca Juniors whom he had always supported.
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^ Benfica have rejected Manchester United's bid to sign Angel di Maria.
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^ Over the course of his professsional club career Maradona played for Boca Juniors, FC Barcelona, and, most distinguishedly, SSC Napoli.
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.After the 1982 World Cup, in June, Maradona was transferred to Barcelona in Spain for a then world record £5m.^ World Cup Maradona played his first World Cup tournament in 1982.
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^ After the 1982 World Cup, in June, Maradona was transferred to FC Barcelona in Spain for a then world record £5m.
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^ Maradona won his world cup alone.
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[4] .In 1983, under coach César Luis Menotti, Barcelona and Maradona won the Copa del Rey (Spain's annual national cup competition), beating Real Madrid, and the Spanish Super Cup, beating Athletic de Bilbao.^ In 1983, under coach César Luis Menotti, Barcelona and Maradona won the Copa del Rey (Spain's annual national cup competition), beating Real Madrid, and the Spanish Super Cup, beating Athletic de Bilbao.
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^ Maradona won his world cup alone.
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^ Copa del Rey .
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.However, Maradona had a difficult tenure in Barcelona.^ However, Maradona had a difficult tenure in Barcelona.
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[8] .First a bout with hepatitis, then a broken leg caused by an ill-timed tackle by Athletic Bilbao's Andoni Goikoetxea jeopardized his career,[4] but Maradona's physical strength and willpower made it possible for him to soon be back on the pitch.^ First a bout with hepatitis, then a broken leg caused by an ill-timed tackle by Athletic Bilbao's Andoni Goikoetxea jeopardized his career,[4] but Maradona's physical strength and willpower made it possible for him to soon be back on the pitch.
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^ Left ankle Often targeted by opponents and afforded little protection, Maradona took his most brutal challenge, from Andoni ' Butcher of Bilbao' Goikoetxea , while playing for Barcelona in 1983.
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^ Rules are bent, and even broken to advance his cause, which has far-reaching effects, as the feeling that Maradona is a special case and above the rules that govern others will grow throughout his career, and in some respects come to define it.
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.At Barcelona, Maradona got into frequent disputes with the team's directors, especially club president Josep Lluís Núñez, culminating with a demand to be transferred out of Camp Nou in 1984. He was transferred to Napoli in Italy's Serie A for another record fee, £6.9m.^ He was transferred to SSC Napoli in Italy's Serie A for another record fee, £6.9m.
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^ At Barcelona Maradona got into frequent disputes with the team's directors, especially club president Josep Lluís Nuñez, and in 1984, he demanded a transfer out of Nou Camp.
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^ The coach of Argentina’s struggling national team, who was a star at Napoli from 1984-91, is said to owe a tax bill of more than $54 million in Italy.

.At Napoli, Maradona reached the peak of his professional career.^ In Napoli, Maradona reached the peak of his professional career.
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^ So did all of Argentina after Maradona reached the zenith of his career, when he captained his Country to victory in the 1986 World Cup finals in Mexico.

^ Over the course of his professsional club career Maradona played for Boca Juniors, FC Barcelona, and, most distinguishedly, SSC Napoli.
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.He quickly became an adored star among the club's fans, and in his time there he elevated the team to the most successful era in its history.^ He quickly became an adored star among the club's fans, and in his time there he elevated the team to the most successful era in its history.
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^ He subsequently became coach of the Argentine soccer team Racing Club, but he resigned the post in mid-1995.

^ It most suck big time that your national team is one of the lowest quality teams in this World Cup.
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Led by Maradona, Napoli won their only Serie A Italian Championships in 1986/87 and 1989/1990, placing second in the league twice, in 1987/88 and 1988/89. Other honors during the Maradona era at Napoli included the Coppa Italia in 1987, (second place in the Coppa Italia in 1989), the UEFA Cup in 1989 and the Italian Supercup in 1990. Maradona was the top scorer in Serie A in 1987/88.
.However, during his time in Italy, Maradona's personal problems increased.^ However, during his time in Italy, Maradona's personal problems increased.
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^ He did however, abuse cocaine, but that was his personal problem as manny other people may have.
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^ AM I agree with you here but its not a matter of opinions to the media, they look at it differently and actually take Maradona's personal life problems into account..
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.His cocaine use continued, and he received US $70,000 in fines from his club for missing games and practices, ostensibly because of 'stress'.[9] He faced a scandal there regarding an illegitimate son; and he was also the object of some suspicion over an alleged friendship with the Camorra.^ His cocaine use continued, and he received US$ 70,000 in fines from his club for missing games and practices, ostensibly because of 'stress'.
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^ He faced a scandal there regarding an illegitimate son; and he was also the object of some suspicion over an alleged friendship with the Camorra.
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^ On July 31, sport's highest court of appeal ordered Mutu to pay his former club Chelsea €17.2 million (US$24.5 million) compensation after the Blues fired him for using cocaine.
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.After serving a 15-month ban for failing a drug test for cocaine, Maradona left Napoli in disgrace in 1992. By the time he joined his next team, Sevilla (1992-93), he had not played professional football for two years, and he would never again reach his previous heights.^ Maradona banned two months, fined over outburst .
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^ Maradona hit with two-month ban .
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^ Maradona claims now not to have taken drugs for nearly two years.
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.In 1993 he played for Newell's Old Boys and in 1995 he returned to Boca Juniors for 2 years.^ In 1993 he played for Newell's Old Boys and in 1995 he returned to Boca Juniors for 2 years.
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^ En total, jugó 29 partidos y convirtió 8 goles NEWELL´S OLD BOYS Debutó el 10/10/1993 contra Independiente.
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^ Fotos de Diego Maradona Por más de 15 años jugó al más alto nivel, pasando por equipos como: Newells Old Boys, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Nápoles y Sevilla.
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.Maradona also appeared for Tottenham Hotspur in a friendly match against Inter Milan, shortly before the 1986 world cup.^ Do you remember the 1986 World Cup?
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^ Maradona played and won the world cup.
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^ Maradona won his world cup alone.
  • Diego Armando Maradona The Best!!! [Archive] - Soccer Fans Network Forums 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forums.soccerfansnetwork.com [Source type: General]

.The match was Ossie Ardiles' testimonial, who insisted his friend Maradona played, which Tottenham won 2-1. He played alongside Glenn Hoddle, who gave up his number ten shirt for the Argentine.^ Maradona played and won the world cup.
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^ Who do you remember that played with Maradona?
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^ Sergio Batista, who played alongside Maradona in the 1986 and 1990 World Cups, was one honest friend among the nest of nodding vipers when Maradona's body finally broke down earlier this year.

.Maradona would go on to dribble past Hoddle during his "goal of the century" against England in the world cup that year.^ England won a World Cup with a goal that never crossed the line,'' Maradona said.
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^ Which team did Pele dribbled and score against in the world cup?
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^ Maradona played and won the world cup.
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International career

Maradona made his full international debut for Argentina aged 16 in a game against Hungary on 27 February 1977
.Along with his time at Napoli, international football is where Maradona found his fame.^ International career Maradona made his full international debut for Argentina aged 16 in a game against Hungary on 27 February 1977 Maradona and the Youth World Cup trophy in 1979 Along with his time at Napoli, international football is where Maradona found his fame.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Former Argentinian football star Diego Maradona was arrested yesterday at Rio de Janeiro’s international airport.

^ Football news - Diego Maradona returns to bench as Argentina beats Costa Rica 3-2 in friendly - Los Angeles Times http://url4.eu/1EiuU .
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.Playing for the Albicelestes of the Argentina national football team, he participated in four consecutive FIFA World Cup tournaments, leading Argentina to victory in 1986 and to second place in 1990.^ Maradona played with almost a nameless team when he won the world cup in 1986 and was runner up in 1990.
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^ Argentina World Cup Team Blog 338 articles .
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^ He led Argentina to its second World Cup title in 1986 and to the finals in 1990.

.He made his full international debut at age 16, against Hungary on 27 February 1977. At age 18, he played the World Youth Championship for Argentina, and was the star of the tournament, shining in their 3–1 final win over the Soviet Union.^ He made his Juniors debut in 1976 and played for Argentina for the first time a year later, against Hungary, aged 16.
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^ At age 18, he played the Football World Youth Championship for Argentina, and was the star of the tournament, shining in their 3–1 final win over the Soviet Union.
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^ Argentina barely wins world cup .
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.On 2 June 1979, Maradona scored his first senior international goal in a 3–1 win against Scotland at Hampden Park.^ On 2 June 1979, Maradona scored his first senior international goal in a 3–1 win against Scotland at Hampden Park.
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^ Coincidentally, it was the place where Maradona scored his first senior international goal for Argentina in 1979.

^ Maradona to take charge against Scotland .
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1982 World Cup

.Maradona played his first World Cup tournament in 1982. In the first round, Argentina, the defending champions, lost to Belgium.^ In the first round, Argentina, the defending champions, lost to Belgium.
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^ Back playing in Argentina, he is selected for a fourth World Cup.
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^ World Cup Maradona played his first World Cup tournament in 1982.
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.Although the team convincingly beat Hungary and El Salvador to progress to the second round, they were defeated in the second round by Brazil and by eventual winners Italy.^ Although the team convincingly beat Hungary and El Salvador to progress to the second round, they were defeated in the second round by Brazil and by eventual winners Italy.
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^ Although only one of those is a managerial legend at this moment in time and his team ran out 4-2 winners.
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^ If Argentina had won that second half it would have been they who were lucky, not Brazil.
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.Maradona played in all five matches without being substituted, scoring twice against Hungary, but was sent off with 5 minutes remaining in the game against Brazil for serious foul play.^ But seriously, Maradona has done a lot for the game of Football too.
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^ Brazil were lucky to score and it was certainly against the run of play.
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^ Maradona played in all five matches without being substituted, scoring twice against Hungary, but was sent off with 5 minutes remaining in the game against Brazil for serious foul play.
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1986 World Cup

.Maradona captained the Argentine national team to victory in the 1986 FIFA World Cup, winning the final in Mexico against West Germany.^ The team win the cup on home soil.
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^ Maradona did not win a world cup by himself.
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^ Still, he will have at his shoulder Carlos Bilardo, manager of the World Cup winning Argentine teams.
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.Throughout the 1986 World Cup Maradona asserted his dominance and was the most dynamic player of the tournament.^ Throughout the 1986 World Cup, Maradona asserted his dominance and was the most dynamic player of the tournament.
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^ World Cup Maradona played his first World Cup tournament in 1982.
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^ Pele was surrounded by good players in the World Cups he won, but so was Maradona.
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.He played every minute of every Argentina game, scored 5 goals and made 5 assists.^ In his last 20 games he has scored 20 goals.
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^ He played every minute of every Argentina game, scored 5 goals and made 5 assists.
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^ Every goal scored by Maradona with Argentina!

.However, it was the two goals he scored in a 2–1 quarter-final win against England which cemented his legend.^ I will score a goal — actually, I will score two goals.” .

^ However, it was the two goals he scored in a 2–1 quarter-final win against England which cemented his legend.
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^ In that same tournament's quarter-final round he scored two remarkable goals in a 2-1 victory over England which instantly cemented his fame.
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.This particular match was played in the background of the Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (of which England forms part) and emotions still were lingering in the air throughout the entire match.^ This particular match was played in the background of the Falklands war between those 2 very countries and emotions still were lingering in the air throughout the entire match.
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^ For instance, by the age of 20 he had already played 200 first division matches in Argentina, plus internationals and friendlies, in which he had scored nearly 140 goals.
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^ Like Argentina, Britain conceived of itself as sadly fallen from its pre-war glory.
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.Replays showed that the first goal was scored by striking the ball with his hand.^ Replays showed that the first goal was scored by striking the ball with his hand.
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^ En route, Argentina defeated England, with Maradona scoring twice, firstly with the notorious “Hand Of God” goal, when he fisted the ball over Peter Shilton, and then with perhaps the greatest individual goal ever seen, when he left half the England team for dead.
  • Diego Maradona in FHM, April 2000 | Reviews | 16 Dec 2009 | FHM.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.fhm.com [Source type: General]

^ During the second half of the quarter-final match against England, the Argentinian scored what would become known as the infamous " Hand of God" goal .
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.Maradona was coyly evasive, describing it as "a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God."^ Maradona was coyly evasive, describing it as "a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God."
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^ Maradona afterwards said his first had been "a little bit of Maradona's head, a little bit of the hand of God."

^ Maradona retaliates over 'Hand of God' goal .
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It became known as the "Hand of God," or "la mano de Dios." Ultimately, on 22 August 2005 Maradona later acknowledged on his television show that he had hit the ball with his hand purposely, and that he immediately knew the goal was illegitimate. .However, the goal stood, much to the wrath of the England players.^ However, the goal stood, much to the wrath of the England players.
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^ However we cannot say that La Liga and Seriae A are pretty much the same only based on their average goal per game...:D. Go figure this out...
  • Diego Armando Maradona The Best!!! [Archive] - Soccer Fans Network Forums 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forums.soccerfansnetwork.com [Source type: General]

^ An anonymous Norwegian player has become a YouTube sensation after scoring a goal that was reminiscent of Diego Maradona 's goal against England in the 1986 World Cup.
  • inside World Soccer | Soccer news, scores, standings and videos: diego maradona 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.insideworldsoccer.com [Source type: General]

.Maradona's second goal was to be later voted by FIFA as the greatest goal in the history of the World Cup.^ Maradona's second goal was to be later voted by FIFA as the greatest goal in the history of the World Cup.
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^ Maradona has a far more colourful World Cup history.
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^ Maradona played and won the world cup.
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.He received the ball in his own half, swivelled around, and with 11 touches ran more than half the length of the field, dribbling past five English outfield players (Glenn Hoddle, Peter Reid, Kenny Sansom, Terry Butcher, and Terry Fenwick) and goalkeeper Peter Shilton.^ He picked up the ball in his own half and with 11 touches swiveled around and ran more than half the length of the field, dribbling past five English players: (Glenn Hoddle, Peter Reid, Kenny Sansom, Terry Butcher, and Terry Fenwick) and goalkeeper Peter Shilton.
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^ En route, Argentina defeated England, with Maradona scoring twice, firstly with the notorious “Hand Of God” goal, when he fisted the ball over Peter Shilton, and then with perhaps the greatest individual goal ever seen, when he left half the England team for dead.
  • Diego Maradona in FHM, April 2000 | Reviews | 16 Dec 2009 | FHM.com 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.fhm.com [Source type: General]

^ En el segundo, elegido en el 2002 como el mejor gol de los mundiales ( Gol del Siglo ) [19] , Maradona partió desde su propio campo y eludió a seis jugadores ingleses (Glenn Hoddle, Peter Reid, Kenny Sansom, Terry Butcher, Terry Fenwick y al arquero Shilton) antes de rematar y convertir el tanto [20] .
  • Diego Armando Maradona - Futbolpedia 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC futbol.wikia.com [Source type: General]

This goal was voted the Goal of the Century in a 2002 online poll conducted by FIFA.
.Maradona followed this with two more goals in the semi-final against Belgium, including another virtuoso dribbling display for the second goal.^ This goal was voted the Goal of the Century in a 2002 online poll conducted by FIFA. Maradona followed this with two more goals in the semi-final against Belgium, including another virtuoso dribbling display for the second goal.
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^ Just two weeks short of his first anniversary as coach of the two-time world champions, Maradona was indebted to virtually unknown midfielder Mario Bolatti for the scrambled winner against Uruguay which put his team into the finals.
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^ During the second half of the quarter-final match against England, the Argentinian scored what would become known as the infamous " Hand of God" goal .
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.In the final, the opposing West German side attempted to contain him by double-marking, but he nevertheless found the space to give the final pass to Jorge Burruchaga for the winning goal.^ In the final, the opposing West German side attempted to contain him by double-marking, but he nevertheless found the space to give the final pass to Jorge Burruchaga for the winning goal.
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^ In the final, Argentina lost 1–0 to West Germany, the only goal being a penalty by Andreas Brehme in the 85th minute after a controversial foul on Rudi Völler.
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^ Then in the final against Germany, it was Maradona who provided the slide-rule pass which sent Jorge Burruchaga away to score the dramatic winner.

.Argentina beat West Germany 3–2 in front of 115,000 spectators at the Azteca Stadium and Maradona lifted the World Cup trophy, ensuring that he would be remembered as one of the greatest names in football history.^ Argentina beat West Germany 3–2 in front of 115,000 spectators at the Azteca Stadium and Maradona lifted the World Cup trophy, ensuring that he would be remembered as one of the greatest names in football history.
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^ Argentina barely wins world cup .
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^ Argentina lose the World Cup final to West Germany 1-0 .
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.In a tribute to him, the Azteca Stadium authorities built a statue of him scoring the "goal of the century" and placed it at the entrance of the stadium.^ In a tribute to him, the Azteca Stadium authorities built a statue of him scoring the "goal of the century" and placed it at the entrance of the stadium.
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^ He gladdened the heart of everyone who saw him, whether scoring a goal, fooling a defender with a shimmy or just standing there being Pelé.
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^ With Brazil he scored as many goals as he did with Santos, it didn't matter what defense he played against, no one could stop him.
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1990 World Cup

Maradona and the Youth World Cup trophy in 1979
.Maradona captained Argentina again in the 1990 FIFA World Cup.^ Argentina barely wins world cup .
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^ Maradona played and won the world cup.
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^ Maradona won his world cup alone.
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.An ankle injury affected his overall performance, and he was much less dominant than four years earlier.^ An ankle injury affected his overall performance, and he was much less dominant than four years earlier.
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^ It was Argentina’s second straight gold medal at the Olympics, having won in Athens four years earlier, and it was the country’s fourth major youth title.

^ Krishna was three or four years older than me.
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.Argentina was almost eliminated in the first round, only qualifying in third position from their group.^ Argentina were almost eliminated in the first round, only qualifying in third position from their group.
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^ Maradona rounded on his critics after Argentina beat arch-rivals Uruguay 1-0 to secure their berth in the South Africa in the last game of an 18-match qualifying campaign.
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^ Basile had been under fire since Argentina 's first loss to Chile in the World Cup qualifer , which left them third on goal difference in the South American standings.
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.In the round of 16 match against Brazil, Claudio Caniggia scored the only goal after being set up by Maradona.^ In the round of 16 match against Brazil, Claudio Caniggia scored the only goal after being set up by Maradona.
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^ 'But only against Brazil.

^ He has scored three goals in a final match.
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.In the quarter final, Argentina faced Yugoslavia, the match ending 0–0 after 120 minutes, and Argentina advancing on penalty kicks, despite Maradona missing one of the penalties in the shootout with a weak shot at the centre of the goal.^ He played badly in the semi-finals, missing penalty kicks he should not have missed.
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^ In the quarter final, Argentina faced Yugoslavia, the match ending 0–0 after 120 minutes, and Argentina advancing on penalty kicks, despite Maradona missing one of the penalties in the shootout with a weak shot at the centre of the goal.
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^ It means Maradona will not have to miss any competitive internationals, although Argentina are due to face the Czech Republic in a friendly at a venue to be decided next month.
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.The semifinal against the host nation Italy was also resolved on penalties after a 1–1 draw; this time, Maradona was successful with his effort, daringly placing the ball at the exact same spot as his missed penalty in the previous round.^ The semifinal against the host nation Italy was also resolved on penalties after a 1–1 draw; this time, Maradona was successful with his effort, daringly placing the ball at the exact same spot as his missed penalty in the previous round.
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^ Maradona Watch the Legend Of the past years and the Legend of the present times go at it against each other.
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^ On the show, apparently in an effort to show that doping scandals were common, and that he was not the only culprit, he “revealed” an incident he said took place at the 1990 World Cup in Italy.
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.In the final, Argentina lost 1–0 to West Germany, the only goal being a penalty by Andreas Brehme in the 85th minute after a controversial foul on Rudi Völler.^ Argentina lose the World Cup final to West Germany 1-0 .
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^ In the final, Argentina lost 1–0 to West Germany, the only goal being a penalty by Andreas Brehme in the 85th minute after a controversial foul on Rudi Völler.
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^ World Cup Maradona captained the Argentine national team to victory in the 1986 FIFA World Cup, winning the final in Mexico against West Germany.
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1994 World Cup

.At the 1994 FIFA World Cup Maradona played in only two games, scoring one goal against Greece, before being sent home after failing a drug test for ephedrine doping.^ With two games left, the goal difference is +1.
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^ In his last 20 games he has scored 20 goals.
  • Diego Armando Maradona The Best!!! [Archive] - Soccer Fans Network Forums 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forums.soccerfansnetwork.com [Source type: General]

^ Am I the only that thinks Maradona could still get the sack before the World Cup starts?
  • Maradona has issues with AFA - Soccer - Rumors - FanNation 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.fannation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In his autobiography, Maradona argued that the test result was due to his personal trainer giving him the power drink Rip Fuel.^ In his autobiography, Maradona argued that the test result was due to his personal trainer giving him the power drink Rip Fuel.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ But Pele is either drinking rum or he dissing Maradona, when he suggested that Maradona should talk to Romario, before he talks to him (Pele).
  • The Reggae Boyz Forum: PELE VS MARADONA 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.thereggaeboyz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1991, the Italian football federation suspended him for 15 months for testing positive for cocaine and Maradona retreated into obscurity.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.His claim was that the U.S. version, unlike the Argentine one, contained the chemical and that, having run out of his Argentinian dosage, his trainer unwittingly bought the U.S. formula.^ His claim was that the U.S. version, unlike the Argentine one, contained the chemical and that, having run out of his Argentinian dosage, his trainer unwittingly bought the U.S. formula.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.FIFA expelled him from USA '94 and Argentina were subsequently eliminated in the second round.^ FIFA subsequently expelled him from USA '94 and Argentina were subsequently eliminated in the second round.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Argentina were almost eliminated in the first round, only qualifying in third position from their group.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ If Fifa didn't get rid of him in 1994, Argentina were a major threat!
  • Diego Armando Maradona The Best!!! [Archive] - Soccer Fans Network Forums 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forums.soccerfansnetwork.com [Source type: General]

.Maradona has also separately claimed that he had an agreement with FIFA, on which the organization reneged, to allow him to use the drug for weight loss before the competition in order to be able to play.^ Maradona has also separately claimed that he had an agreement with FIFA, on which the organization reneged, to allow him to use the drug for weight loss before the competition in order to be able to play.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Maradona was a very good player (like several others like Zico, Beckenbauer, Rivelino, etc), and worse: Maradona is a stupid person, using drugs when playing, after playing, kissing Fidel Castro (the ditactor), becoming religious and leaving the religion, etc.
  • Pelé vs Maradona « The Hero Construction Company 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC heroworkshop.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Named as Argentina coach 13 months ago after fighting off drug addiction, alcohol problems and obesity, Maradona appeared in person before the disciplinary tribunal behind closed doors at FIFA headquarters.
  • Maradona banned two months, fined over outburst 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]
  • Maradona banned two months, fined over outburst 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

[16] .According to Maradona, this was so that the World Cup would not lose prestige because of his absence.^ According to Maradona, this was so that the World Cup would not lose prestige because of his absence.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Maradona won his world cup alone.
  • Diego Armando Maradona The Best!!! [Archive] - Soccer Fans Network Forums 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forums.soccerfansnetwork.com [Source type: General]

^ Maradona played and won the world cup.
  • Maradona The Original - Video 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This allegation has never been proven.^ This allegation has never been proven.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

Playing style

Maradona playing for Argentinos Juniors in 1980
.Maradona had a compact physique and could withstand physical pressure well.^ Playing style See also: Argentine Football Creole Style Maradona playing for Argentinos Juniors in 1980 Maradona had a compact physique and could withstand physical pressure well.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Maradona could very well have played alone, and the results would be the same?
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.His strong legs and low center of gravity gave him an advantage in short sprints.^ His strong legs and low center of gravity gave him an advantage in short sprints.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.His physical strengths were illustrated by his two goals against Belgium in the 1986 World Cup.^ His physical strengths were illustrated by his two goals against Belgium in the 1986 World Cup.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Do you remember the 1986 World Cup?
  • Diego Maradona: News & Videos about Diego Maradona - CNN.com 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Scores two goals against England in a World Cup quarter-final .
  • That's one hell of a diet, Diego | Sport | The Observer 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC observer.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • That's one hell of a diet, Diego | Sport | The Observer 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC observer.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Maradona was a strategist and a team player, as well as highly technical with the ball.^ That team was team of two players Maradona and Cannegia.
  • BBC - BBC Sport: Tim Vickery: Maradona earns World Cup reprieve 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Maradona was a strategist and a team player, as well as highly technical with the ball.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Pele was a player, Maradona was a team.
  • Pelé vs Maradona « The Hero Construction Company 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC heroworkshop.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He could manage himself effectively in limited spaces, and would attract defenders only to quickly dash out of the melee (as in the second 1986 goal against England),[17] or give an assist to a free teammate.^ He could manage himself effectively in limited spaces, and would attract defenders only to quickly dash out of the melee (as in the second 1986 goal against England),[14] or give an assist to a free teammate.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ During the second half of the quarter-final match against England, the Argentinian scored what would become known as the infamous " Hand of God" goal .
  • Diego Maradona Soccer Pictures - Soccer Legend Maradona Biography | Famous Argentinian 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "The Atomic Barrel" stunned the Greek defense with two quick passes, the second one being in fact an assist for a teammate.
  • Maradona | Football Videos aka Soccer Video 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.footballclips.net [Source type: General]

.Being short, but strong, he could hold the ball long enough with a defender on his back to wait for a teammate making a run or to find a gap for a quick shot.^ Being short, but strong, he could hold the ball long enough with a defender on his back to wait for a teammate making a run or to find a gap for a quick shot.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.One of Maradona's trademark moves was dribbling full-speed on the left wing, and on reaching the opponent's goal line, delivering accurate passes to his teammates.^ One of Maradona's trademark moves was dribbling full-speed as a left wing, and on reaching the opponent's goal line, delivering lethally accurate passes to his teammates.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ "The Atomic Barrel" stunned the Greek defense with two quick passes, the second one being in fact an assist for a teammate.
  • Maradona | Football Videos aka Soccer Video 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.footballclips.net [Source type: General]

^ "It is hard comparing Leo and Maradona, but his second goal yesterday was a lot like one Maradona scored in 1986 against Belgium.
  • inside World Soccer | Soccer news, scores, standings and videos: diego maradona 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.insideworldsoccer.com [Source type: General]

.Another trademark was the Rabona, a reverse-cross pass shot behind the leg that holds all the weight.^ Another trademark was the Rabona, a reverse-cross pass shot behind the leg that holds all the weight.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.This maneuver led to several assists, such as the powerful cross for Ramón Díaz's header in the 1980 friendly against Switzerland.^ This maneuver led to several assists, such as the powerful cross for Ramón Díaz's header in the 1980 friendly against Switzerland.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.He was also a dangerous free kick taker.^ He was also a dangerous free kick taker.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

Retirement and honours

.Hounded for years by the press, Maradona once fired a compressed-air rifle at reporters who he claimed were invading his privacy.^ Maradona battled a cocaine addiction and once fired an air rifle at reporters.
  • Pelé vs Maradona « The Hero Construction Company 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC heroworkshop.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hounded for years by the press, Maradona once fired a compressed-air rifle at reporters who, so he claimed, were invading his privacy.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Agüero and Giannina have reportedly been dating for nearly a year now and the birth will no doubt delight Maradona, who has dreamed of becoming a grandfather.
  • inside World Soccer | Soccer news, scores, standings and videos: diego maradona 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.insideworldsoccer.com [Source type: General]

This quote from former teammate Jorge Valdano summarizes the feelings of many:
.He is someone many people want to emulate, a controversial figure, loved, hated, who stirs great upheaval, especially in Argentina...^ This quote from former teammate Jorge Valdano summarizes the feelings of many: “ He is someone many people want to emulate, a controversial figure, loved, hated, who stirs great upheaval, especially in Argentina...
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ 'You know, there are a very few people who really love him.
  • That's one hell of a diet, Diego | Sport | The Observer 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC observer.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • That's one hell of a diet, Diego | Sport | The Observer 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC observer.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I have had, and I'm sure many others as well, the experiene of travelling abroad and meeting foreigners who tell you that they like you, but hate your country.
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

.Stressing his personal life is a mistake.^ Stressing his personal life is a mistake.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.Maradona has no peers inside the pitch, but he has turned his life into a show, and is now living a personal ordeal that should not be imitated.^ Maradona has no peers inside the pitch, but he has turned his life into a show, and is now living a personal ordeal that should not be imitated.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Agüero and Giannina have reportedly been dating for nearly a year now and the birth will no doubt delight Maradona, who has dreamed of becoming a grandfather.
  • inside World Soccer | Soccer news, scores, standings and videos: diego maradona 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.insideworldsoccer.com [Source type: General]

^ AM I agree with you here but its not a matter of opinions to the media, they look at it differently and actually take Maradona's personal life problems into account..
  • Diego Armando Maradona The Best!!! [Archive] - Soccer Fans Network Forums 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forums.soccerfansnetwork.com [Source type: General]

[18]
.In 2000, Maradona published his autobiography Yo Soy El Diego ("I am The Diego"), which became an instant bestseller[19] in his home country.^ Retirement and honours In 2000, Maradona published his autobiography Yo Soy El Diego ("I am The Diego"), which became an instant bestseller[15] in his home country.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Yo soy el Diego .

^ (Yo soy el Diego, by Diego Armando Maradona.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

Two years later, Maradona donated the Cuban royalties of his book to "the Cuban people and Fidel."[20]
.FIFA conducted a fan poll on the Internet in 2000, to elect the Player of the Century.^ FIFA conducted a fan poll on the Internet in 2000, to elect the Player of the Century.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ In 2000, FIFA organized an award for the player of the century.
  • Pelé vs Maradona « The Hero Construction Company 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC heroworkshop.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He shared the FIFA Player of the Century award with Pelé after finishing first in a FIFA internet poll on the best player of the 20th century.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.Maradona finished top of the poll with 53.6% of the vote.^ Maradona finished top of the poll with 53.6% of the vote.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.Subsequently, however, and contrary to the original announcement of how the award would be decided, FIFA appointed a "Football Family" committee of football experts that voted to award Pelé the title.^ Subsequently, however, and contrary to the original announcement of how the award would be decided, FIFA appointed a "Football Family" committee of football experts that voted to award Pelé the title.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ He shared the FIFA Player of the Century award with Pelé after finishing first in a FIFA internet poll on the best player of the 20th century.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ The confusion surrounding the vote has led to accusations that FIFA has changed the awards to avoid a snub for Pele.
  • The Reggae Boyz Forum: PELE VS MARADONA 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.thereggaeboyz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Maradona protested at the change in procedure, and declared he would not attend the ceremony if Pelé replaced him.^ Would it be valid between Pelé and Maradona?
  • Diego Armando Maradona The Best!!! [Archive] - Soccer Fans Network Forums 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forums.soccerfansnetwork.com [Source type: General]

^ Maradona protested at the change in procedure, and declared he would not attend the ceremony if Pelé replaced him.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Maradona accepted his prize, but left the ceremony without waiting to see Pelé receive his accolade.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.Eventually, two awards were made, one to each of the pair.^ Eventually, two awards were made, one to each of the pair.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ After it seemed Maradona was winning due to internet voting, FIFA decided to make two awards – one for Maradona from internet votes, and one for Pelé from a committee’s votes.
  • Pelé vs Maradona « The Hero Construction Company 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC heroworkshop.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Maradona accepted his prize, but left the ceremony without waiting to see Pelé receive his accolade.^ Maradona accepted his prize, but left the ceremony without waiting to see Pelé receive his accolade.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Yes PanJam i see your a Maradona fan too , however i chalenge you to tell me one play that he has on his left foot that he invented himself!!!
  • The Reggae Boyz Forum: PELE VS MARADONA 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.thereggaeboyz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reply 2008 June 1 Jeferson Wescher permalink I also had the lucky of seeing both playing, Maradona was a fantastic player, but can’t be compered with PELÉ, who was so far better.
  • Pelé vs Maradona « The Hero Construction Company 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC heroworkshop.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[2]
Maradona at the Soccer Aid friendly match in 2006, after losing weight
.In 2001, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) asked FIFA for authorization to retire the jersey number 10 for Maradona.^ Maradona at the Soccer Aid friendly match in 2006, after losing weight In 2001, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) asked FIFA for authorization to retire the jersey number 10 for Maradona.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ This shirt comes with the Maradona name and number 10 printed onto the rear of the shirt.
  • Maradona at TOFFS 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.toffs.com [Source type: General]

^ A group of hackers were able to access the website of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and place a picture of Diego Maradona wearing a Brazil jersey.
  • inside World Soccer | Soccer news, scores, standings and videos: diego maradona 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.insideworldsoccer.com [Source type: General]

.FIFA did not grant the request, even though Argentine officials have maintained that FIFA hinted that it would.^ FIFA did not grant the request, even though Argentine officials have maintained that FIFA hinted that it would.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ An official statement from Real Madrid saying that they would never trade the best striker in the world for any living being...:D. I don't blame Milan though.
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[21]
.Maradona has won other fan polls, including a 2002 FIFA poll in which his second goal against England was chosen as the best goal ever scored in a World Cup; he also won the most votes in a poll to determine the All-Time Ultimate World Cup Team.^ Pele goal scoring record in the last world cup..
  • Diego Armando Maradona The Best!!! [Archive] - Soccer Fans Network Forums 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forums.soccerfansnetwork.com [Source type: General]

^ Maradona has won other fan polls, including a 2002 FIFA poll in which his second goal against England was chosen as the best goal ever scored in a World Cup; he also won the most votes in a poll to determine the All-Time Ultimate World Cup Team.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ All the time in the world can make all the difference.
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Argentinos Juniors named its stadium after Maradona on 26 December 2003.
.On 22 June 2005, it was announced that Maradona would return to Boca Juniors as a sports vice president in charge of managing the First Division roster (after a disappointing 2004–05 season, which coincided with Boca's centenary).^ June 2005, it was announced that Maradona would return to Boca Juniors as a sports vice president in charge of managing the First Division roster (after a disappointing 2004–05 season, which coincided with Boca's centenary).
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Maradona only became the club's vice-president in June.
  • That's one hell of a diet, Diego | Sport | The Observer 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC observer.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • That's one hell of a diet, Diego | Sport | The Observer 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC observer.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Maradona offered Boca Juniors role .
  • Diego Maradona: News & Videos about Diego Maradona - CNN.com 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

[22] .His contract began 1 August 2005, and one of his first recommendations proved to be very effective: he was the one who decided to hire Alfio Basile as the new coach.^ But I am the one who decides who's playing and who's not."
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ His contract began 1 August 2005, and one of his first recommendations proved to be very effective: he was the one who decided to hire Alfio Basile as the new coach.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ When a team is in trouble there´s a percpetion that the best players are those who are not playing - lots of people have championed Cambiasso during the Maradona reign, forgetting that he was one of the least effective players towards thye end of Basile´s reign.
  • BBC - BBC Sport: Tim Vickery: Maradona earns World Cup reprieve 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

.With Maradona fostering a close relationship with the players, Boca went on to win the 2005 Apertura title, the 2006 Clausura title, the 2005 Copa Sudamericana and the 2005 Recopa Sudamericana.^ With Maradona fostering a close relationship with the players, Boca went on to win the 2005 Apertura title, the 2006 Clausura title, the 2005 Copa Sudamericana and the 2005 Recopa Sudamericana.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ By the time of the 1982 World Cup, he was at Boca, helping them win the league title.
  • That's one hell of a diet, Diego | Sport | The Observer 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC observer.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • That's one hell of a diet, Diego | Sport | The Observer 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC observer.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Retrieved August 17, 2005 ^ 'El Diego quits his beloved Boca', FIFA News (August 26, 2006).
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.On 15 August 2005, Maradona made his debut as host of a talk-variety show on Argentine television, La Noche del 10 ("The Night of the no.^ August 2005, Maradona made his debut as host of a talk-variety show on Argentine television, La Noche del 10 ("The Night of the no.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Los padres del niño, llamado Santiago, serían Maradona y Natalia Garat, quien falleció en noviembre de 2005 [96] .
  • Diego Armando Maradona - Futbolpedia 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC futbol.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Maradona fichó por el Sevilla FC debido a la insistencia del entrenador argentino Carlos Bilardo , entonces entrenador del conjunto sevillano.
  • Diego Armando Maradona - Futbolpedia 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC futbol.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • Diego Armando Maradona - Drake y Josh Wiki 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC es.drakeandjosh.wikia.com [Source type: General]

10"). .His main guest on opening night was Pelé; the two had a friendly chat, showing no signs of past differences.^ His main guest on opening night was Pelé; the two had a friendly chat, showing no signs of past differences.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ August 2005, Maradona made his debut as host of a talk-variety show on Argentine television, La Noche del 10 ("The Night of the no.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.However, the show also included a cartoon villain with a clear physical resemblance to Pelé.^ However, the show also included a cartoon villain with a clear physical resemblance to Pelé.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.In subsequent evenings, he led the ratings on all occasions but one.^ In subsequent evenings, he led the ratings on all occasions but one.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.Most guests were drawn from the worlds of football and show business, including Zidane, Ronaldo and Hernán Crespo, but also included interviews with other notable personalities such as Fidel Castro and Mike Tyson.^ Most guests were drawn from the worlds of football and show business, including Zidane, Ronaldo and Hernán Crespo, but also included interviews with other notable personalities such as Fidel Castro and Mike Tyson.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Football is the most beautiful game in the world.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Maradona's interviews with guests such as Pele, Mike Tyson, Fidel Castro and Robbie Williams have reached a worldwide audience.
  • That's one hell of a diet, Diego | Sport | The Observer 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC observer.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • That's one hell of a diet, Diego | Sport | The Observer 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC observer.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.On 26 August 2006, it was announced that Maradona was quitting his position in the club Boca Juniors because of disagreements with the AFA, who selected Basile to be the new coach of the Argentina National Football Team.^ August 2006, it was announced that Maradona was quitting his position in the club Boca Juniors because of disagreements with the AFA, who selected Basile to be the new coach of the Argentina National Football Team.
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^ In October 2008, in a move which surprised many, Maradona was named as the new head coach of the Argentina national football team.
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^ And because this is Argentina, and one of the teams involved is Boca Juniors, the big question is, will the fix be in?

[23]
.The award-winning Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica made a documentary about Maradona's life, entitled Maradona.^ The points I made about Maradona are facts.
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

^ The award-winning Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica made a documentary about Maradona's life, entitled Maradona.
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^ Emir Kusturica, the Serbian film-maker who is in town to make a documentary about Maradona (negotiated, official, authorised, fees agreed with Claudia), is one of the guests.
  • That's one hell of a diet, Diego | Sport | The Observer 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC observer.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]
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.In May 2006, Maradona agreed to take part in UK's Soccer Aid (a program to raise money for Unicef).^ In May 2006, Maradona agreed to take part in UK's Soccer Aid (a program to raise money for Unicef).
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ AM I agree with you here but its not a matter of opinions to the media, they look at it differently and actually take Maradona's personal life problems into account..
  • Diego Armando Maradona The Best!!! [Archive] - Soccer Fans Network Forums 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forums.soccerfansnetwork.com [Source type: General]

^ Archivo:Maradona Soccer Aid.jpg Maradona en el Soccer Aid realizado en Inglaterra en mayo de 2006.
  • Diego Armando Maradona - Futbolpedia 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC futbol.wikia.com [Source type: General]
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[24] .In September 2006, Maradona, in his famous blue and white number 10, was the captain for Argentina in a three-day World Cup of Indoor Football tournament in Spain.^ World Cup 2006 .
  • Diego Maradona is Argentina’s New Coach? - World Cup Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]
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^ Argentina barely wins world cup .
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^ Maradona won his world cup alone.
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.Also in 2006, Diego Maradona was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador of the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition, IIMSAM.^ In 1995, he was appointed a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.
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^ In 2006, Diego Maradona was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador of the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition, IIMSAM.[20] [edit] Managerial Career [edit] Club management He attempted to work as a coach on two short stints, leading Mandiyú of Corrientes (1994) and Racing Club (1995), but without much success.
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^ An anonymous Norwegian player has become a YouTube sensation after scoring a goal that was reminiscent of Diego Maradona 's goal against England in the 1986 World Cup.
  • inside World Soccer | Soccer news, scores, standings and videos: diego maradona 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.insideworldsoccer.com [Source type: General]

[25]

Managerial career

Club management

.He attempted to work as a coach alongside former Argentinos Juniors midfield team mate Carlos Fren The pair lead Mandiyú of Corrientes (1994) and Racing Club (1995), but with little success.^ They earned 4 points out of 12 possible and then both left the team, Mandiyú de Corrientes.
  • Diego Maradona is Argentina’s New Coach? - World Cup Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]

^ In 2006, Diego Maradona was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador of the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition, IIMSAM.[20] [edit] Managerial Career [edit] Club management He attempted to work as a coach on two short stints, leading Mandiyú of Corrientes (1994) and Racing Club (1995), but without much success.
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^ But he didn’t only train in Argentinos, he also had a place in the Junior National Team.
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International management

.After the resignation of Argentina national football team coach Alfio Basile in 2008, Diego Maradona immediately proposed his candidacy for the vacant role.^ In October 2008, in a move which surprised many, Maradona was named as the new head coach of the Argentina national football team.
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^ Maradona immediately proposed his candidacy for the vacant role.
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^ Diego Armando Maradona, 48, is national coach.
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.According to several press sources, his major challengers included Diego Simeone, Carlos Bianchi, Miguel Ángel Russo and Sergio Batista.^ According to several press sources, his major challengers included Diego Simeone, Carlos Bianchi, Miguel Ángel Russo and Sergio Batista.
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^ (Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images) As Argentina soccer fans debate which of the three candidates being considered to replace Alfio Basile as the coach of the national team — Miguel Angel Russo, Sergio Batista and Diego Simeone — the country’s national treasure himself has offered his services.

^ Diego Maradona , the greatest player of all time and Argentina’s most revered son, has been named head coach of Argentina according the breaking press reports.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Diego Maradona Appointed As New Head Coach of Argentina - Argentina 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC argentina.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]

On October 29, 2008, AFA chairman Julio Grondona confirmed that Maradona would be the head coach of the national side from December 2008. On 19 November 2008, Diego Maradona managed Argentina for the first time when Argentina played against Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow which Argentina won 1-0. The city of Glasgow plays a significant part in Maradona's history as it was at Hampden Park in Glasgow that Maradona scored his first goal for Argentina in 1979.[26]
.After winning his first three matches in charge of the national team, he oversaw a 6-1 defeat to Bolivia, equalling the team's worst ever margin of defeat.^ ARGENTINOS / NATIONAL TEAM After his debut in First Division, Diego Armando Maradona never left the main team.
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^ This Collectible item describes Diego's feeling, after winning the MEXICO 86 World Cup, with Argentina National Team.
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^ East Bengal was the first Indian club to win IFA Shield for three consecutive years(1949-'51).
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.With two matches remaining in the qualification tournament for the 2010 World Cup, Argentina was in fifth place and faced the possibility of failing to qualify, but victory in the last two matches secured qualification for the finals.^ Argentina lose the World Cup final to West Germany 1-0 .
  • That's one hell of a diet, Diego | Sport | The Observer 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC observer.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • That's one hell of a diet, Diego | Sport | The Observer 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC observer.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ World Cup 2010 .
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^ So Argentina qualified for the World Cup and Tevez looks confused.
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[27][28]
.After Argentina's qualification, Maradona used abusive language at the live post-game press conference, telling members of the media to "suck it and keep on sucking it".[29] FIFA responded with a two month ban on all footballing activity, which expired on January 15, 2010, and a CHF 25,000 fine, with a warning as to his future conduct.^ Maradona 'tells all' in autobiography Associated Press.
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^ January 2010 00:25 .
  • Maradona set to start media empire - Soccerway 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.soccerway.com [Source type: News]

^ There is a small fine (just under £15,000) and a two-month ban from football activity - at a time when, with Argentina in high summer, there is little going on.
  • BBC - BBC Sport: Tim Vickery: Maradona earns World Cup reprieve 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

[30] .Argentina had one friendly match scheduled during the period of the ban, at home to the Czech Republic on December 15, but this was subsequently cancelled.^ It means Maradona will not have to miss any competitive internationals, although Argentina are due to face the Czech Republic in a friendly at a venue to be decided next month.
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^ One potential punishment was a five-game ban, to be served in official competitive matches.
  • BBC - BBC Sport: Tim Vickery: Maradona earns World Cup reprieve 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ It was during one of those trainings, in the beginning of 1977, that César Luis Menotti talked to him, after a training match between the Junior an Senior Teams.
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Personal life

Family

.His parents are Diego Maradona Snr and Dalma Salvadore Franco.His maternal great-grandfather Mateo Kariolić was born in Korčula, Dalmatia, today's Croatia (possibly then in the Austrian Empire), and emigrated to Argentina, where Maradona's grandmother Salvadora was born.^ SUMMARY Due to the fact that he was born in Villa Fiorito, Diego Armando Maradona could have been player of Independiente.
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^ Fue el quinto hijo, su hermano se llama Lalo, y primer varón, del matrimonio entre Diego Maradona y Dalma Salvadora Franco.

^ MONTEVIDEO (AFP) - Diego Maradona suffered countless depressing lows amongst barely-remembered highs on Argentina's rollercoaster ride to the World Cup finals.
  • Maradona celebrates dream end to nightmare year - Soccerway 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.soccerway.com [Source type: News]

.Salvadora named her daughter Dalma after the Croatian region, after whom Maradona named his eldest daughter.^ But in Maradona's combative rhetoric there were traces of emollience, notably when he was asked to name the players by whom he had been most influenced.
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^ El es el quinto de los ocho hijos de Diego Maradona y Dalma Salvadora Franco.

^ Fue el quinto hijo, y primer varón, del matrimonio entre Diego Maradona y Dalma Salvadora Franco.
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Maradona in 1981
.Maradona married long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe on November 7, 1989 in Buenos Aires, after the birth of their daughters, Dalma Nerea (born on April 2, 1987) and Giannina Dinorah (born on May 16, 1989), by whom he became a grandfather in 2009.[31] In his autobiography, Maradona admits he was not always faithful to Claudia, even though he refers to her as the love of his life.^ In his autobiography, Maradona admits he was not always faithful to Claudia, even though he refers to her as the love of his life.
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^ Personal life Maradona in 1981 Maradona married long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe on November 7, 1989 in Buenos Aires, after the birth of their daughters, Dalma Nerea (b.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Argentinian journalist Marcela Mora y Araujo, who translated his autobiography and knows Maradona well, speaks to his family and friends in Buenos Aires about his astonishing new life.
  • That's one hell of a diet, Diego | Sport | The Observer 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC observer.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • That's one hell of a diet, Diego | Sport | The Observer 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC observer.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Maradona and Villafañe divorced in 2004. Daughter Dalma has since asserted that the divorce was the best solution for all, as her parents remained on friendly terms.^ Daughter Dalma has since asserted that the divorce was the best solution for all, as her parents remained on friendly terms.
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^ Maradona and Villafañe divorced in 2004.
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^ Now, since you don't have all the titles, all the fame, all the glory, you try to convince the world that you really haven't got all that, but you do have the best player (which, in obvious terms, you don't).
  • Diego Armando Maradona The Best!!! [Archive] - Soccer Fans Network Forums 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forums.soccerfansnetwork.com [Source type: General]

.They traveled together to Napoli for a series of homages in June 2005[32] and were seen together on many other occasions, including the Argentina matches during 2006 FIFA World Cup.^ World Cup 2006 .
  • Maradona made the name - Argentina 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC argentina.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]
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^ Argentina barely wins world cup .
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^ They traveled together to Napoli for a series of homages in June 2005[22] and were seen together on many other occasions, including the Argentina matches during 2006 FIFA World Cup.
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.During the divorce proceedings, Maradona admitted he was the father of Diego Sinagra (born in Naples on September 20,1986).^ During the divorce proceedings, Maradona admitted he was the father of Diego Sinagra (b.
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^ They divorce in 2003 when he admits to fathering an illegitimate child, Diego Sinagra, in 1986.
  • That's one hell of a diet, Diego | Sport | The Observer 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC observer.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]
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^ Screen printed white t-shirt, from the official MARADONA'S COLLECTION. This collectible item shows the first goal scored by Diego Armando Maradona, during the 1986 World Cup MEXICO 86, and is so far, the only evidence of GOD existence.
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.The Italian courts had already so ruled in 1993, after Maradona refused to undergo DNA tests for proving or disproving his paternity.^ (The Italian courts had so ruled in 1993, after Maradona refused to undergo DNA tests for proving or disproving his paternity.
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Diego Jr. met Maradona for the first time in May 2003 after tricking his way onto a golf course in Naples where Maradona was playing.[33]
.After the divorce, Claudia embarked on a career as a theatre producer, and Dalma is seeking an acting career; she has expressed her desire to attend the Actor's Studio in Los Angeles.^ After the divorce, Claudia embarked on a career as a theatre producer, and Dalma is seeking an acting career; she has expressed her desire to attend the Actor's Studio in Los Angeles.
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[34][35]
.His younger daughter, Giannina, is now engaged to Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Agüero.^ The Fan's Attic Says: May 22nd, 2008 at 2:19 pm Maradona has another daughter, Giannina, who is quite hot and is engaged to a big-time soccer player at Atletico Madrid, Sergio Aguero.
  • Athlete Offspring: Diego Maradona’s Daughter | The Big Lead 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC thebiglead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

His son Diego Sinagra is a footballer in Italy [36]

Drug abuse and health issues

.From the mid-1980s until 2004 Diego Maradona was addicted to cocaine.^ (ISBN 1602390274) [edit] Drug abuse and health situation See also: List of sportspeople sanctioned for doping offences From the mid-1980s until 2004 Diego Maradona was addicted to cocaine.
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^ May 14, 2004 16:31 IST Perhaps nowhere else in the world has soccer hero-turned cocaine addict Diego Maradona attracted as much veneration as in the ramshackle neighbourhood where he was born into poverty 43 years ago.
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^ Toreb4 10-02-2004, 03:01 PM I would agree with all that, exceot the fact that Maradona = COCAINE .
  • Diego Armando Maradona The Best!!! [Archive] - Soccer Fans Network Forums 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forums.soccerfansnetwork.com [Source type: General]

.He allegedly began using the drug in Barcelona in 1983.[37] By the time he was playing for Napoli he had a regular addiction, which began to interfere with his ability to play football.^ By the time he was playing for Napoli he had a regular addiction, which began to interfere with his ability to play football.
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^ He allegedly began using the drug in Barcelona in 1983.
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^ Fact is that fifa could have singled out thousands of professional football players as drug users,since unfortunately drug use is rife in all sports.
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[38]
.Over the years following his retirement his health seriously deteriorated.^ Over the years following his retirement his health seriously deteriorated.
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.On January 4, 2000, while vacationing in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Maradona had to be rushed to the emergency room of a local clinic.^ En enero de 2000 Maradona fue internado en terapia intensiva en el Sanatorio Cantegril , mientras estaba de vacaciones en la ciudad uruguaya de Punta del Este .
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^ "Internaron a Maradona en una clínica de Punta del Este por hipertensión arterial" ↑ Diario Clarín, 6/1/2000.
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.In a press conference, doctors stated that it was detected heart muscle damage due to "an underlying health issue". It was later known that traces of cocaine were found in his blood and Maradona had to explain the circumstances to the police.^ Maradona himself did not assist Friday's draw as he is banned following his insults in a post-match press conference last month.
  • Maradona should be calm, says Bilardo - Soccerway 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.soccerway.com [Source type: News]

^ April 2004, doctors reported that Maradona had suffered a major heart attack following a cocaine overdose; he was admitted to intensive care in a Buenos Aires hospital.
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^ History The First MBAC Logo, which was later on changedMohun Bagan Sporting Club, as it was initially known, was founded on 15 August 1889.
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After this he left Argentina and went to Cuba in order to follow a drug rehab plan.
.Maradona had a tendency to put on weight, and suffered increasingly from obesity from the end of his playing career until undergoing gastric bypass surgery in a clinic in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on 6 March 2005. When Maradona resumed public appearances shortly thereafter, he displayed a notably thinner figure.^ Maradona had a tendency to put on weight, and suffered increasingly from obesity from the end of his playing career until undergoing gastric bypass surgery in a clinic in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on 6 March 2005.
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^ When Maradona resumed public appearances shortly thereafter, he displayed a notably thinner figure.
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^ Maradona did nothing after his playing career.
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.On 18 April 2004, doctors reported that Maradona had suffered a major myocardial infarction following a cocaine overdose; he was admitted to intensive care in a Buenos Aires hospital.^ En abril de 2004 Maradona sufrió un importante problema de salud y fue internado en la Clínica Suizo-Argentina de Buenos Aires .
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^ Toreb4 10-02-2004, 03:01 PM I would agree with all that, exceot the fact that Maradona = COCAINE .
  • Diego Armando Maradona The Best!!! [Archive] - Soccer Fans Network Forums 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forums.soccerfansnetwork.com [Source type: General]

^ Maradona battled a cocaine addiction and once fired an air rifle at reporters.
  • Pelé vs Maradona « The Hero Construction Company 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC heroworkshop.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Scores of fans gathered around the clinic.^ Scores of fans gathered around the clinic.
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.Days after the heart attack, a nurse was caught taking photos of Maradona with a mobile phone and was promptly fired by the hospital managers.^ Days after the heart attack, a nurse was caught taking photos of Maradona with a mobile phone and was promptly fired by the hospital managers.
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^ He suffered a heart attack in 2004 from an apparent cocaine overdose and spent 10 days in intensive care.
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^ April 2004, doctors reported that Maradona had suffered a major heart attack following a cocaine overdose; he was admitted to intensive care in a Buenos Aires hospital.
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.January 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] He was taken off the respirator on 23 April and remained in intensive care for several days before being discharged on 29 April.^ Fortunately he showed improvement and was taken off the respirator 23 April and remained in intensive care for several days before being discharged, 29 April.
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^ He suffered a heart attack in 2004 from an apparent cocaine overdose and spent 10 days in intensive care.
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^ April 2004, doctors reported that Maradona had suffered a major heart attack following a cocaine overdose; he was admitted to intensive care in a Buenos Aires hospital.
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.He tried to return to Cuba, where he had spent most of his time in the years leading up to the heart attack, but his family opposed, having filed a judicial petition to exercise his legal guardianship.^ He returned to Cuba, where he had spent most of his time in the years leading up to the heart attack, in May.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Argentina don't need to be reminded of that nightmare after what has been a trying time for the team this week after Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta picked up a hamstring injury on Monday.
  • Maradona in spotlight in battle for World Cup - Soccerway 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.soccerway.com [Source type: News]

^ He suffered a heart attack in 2004 from an apparent cocaine overdose and spent 10 days in intensive care.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.On 29 March 2007, Maradona was readmitted to a hospital in Buenos Aires.^ March 2007, Maradona was readmitted to a hospital in Buenos Aires.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ "Maradona fue ingresado una hora en un hospital por hipertensión" ↑ Diario Clarín, 29/8/1997.
  • Diego Armando Maradona - Futbolpedia 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC futbol.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • Diego Armando Maradona - Drake y Josh Wiki 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC es.drakeandjosh.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ April 2004, doctors reported that Maradona had suffered a major heart attack following a cocaine overdose; he was admitted to intensive care in a Buenos Aires hospital.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.He was treated for hepatitis and effects of alcohol abuse, and was released on 11 April, but re-admitted two days later.^ He was treated for hepatitis and effects of alcohol abuse, and was released on 11 April, but re-admitted two days later.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

[39] .In the following days there were constant rumors about his health, including three false claims of his death within a month.^ In the following days there were constant rumors about his health, including three false claims of his death within a month.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ You have three days that do nothing but talk about me.
  • Diego Armando Maradona The Best!!! [Archive] - Soccer Fans Network Forums 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forums.soccerfansnetwork.com [Source type: General]

[40] After transfer to a psychiatric clinic specialising in alcohol-related problems, he was discharged on May 7.[41]
.On 8 May 2007, Maradona appeared on Argentine television and stated that he had quit drinking and had not used drugs in two and a half years.^ May 2007, Maradona appeared on Argentine television and stated that he had quit drinking and had not used drugs in two and a half years.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Maradona Made an average Argentine team in to world cup championship squad good job Diego +1500 Maradona was drug addict (he also struggled with weight problems)who who also used doping to enhance his Bad job Diego!
  • Pelé vs Maradona « The Hero Construction Company 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC heroworkshop.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pele display his skills of soccer atistry devoid of performance enhancement drugs unlike Maradona who uses performance enhancement drugs to play.
  • Pelé vs Maradona « The Hero Construction Company 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC heroworkshop.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[42]

Political views

.During the nineties, Diego Maradona supported the right wing and neoliberal presidency of Carlos Menem in Argentina.^ Political views During the nineties, Diego Maradona supported the presidency of Carlos Menem in Argentina.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Argentina General Manager Carlos Bilardo Carlos Bilardo, General Manager of the Argentinian national team, says that coach Diego Maradona has a reason to be calm ahead of next June's World Cup group phase.
  • Maradona should be calm, says Bilardo - Soccerway 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.soccerway.com [Source type: News]

^ It is "Diego Maradona's Argentina" - the criticism (and the praise) will be magnified accordingly, due to the mans standing within the game.
  • BBC - BBC Sport: Tim Vickery: Maradona learning the hard way 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

.In more recent years, Maradona has shown more sympathy to left-wing ideologies.^ In more recent years, Maradona has shown more sympathy to left-wing ideologies.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ One of Maradona's trademark moves was dribbling full-speed as a left wing, and on reaching the opponent's goal line, delivering lethally accurate passes to his teammates.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ But 25 years after Maradona left the neighbourhood, Alberto Chavez, dressed in the ragged remains of an old tracksuit, is preaching tough love.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.He became friends with Fidel Castro while in treatment in Cuba.^ He became friends with Fidel Castro while in treatment in Cuba.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ He pals around with Cuba's Fidel Castro and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, and he told Venezuelan TV: “I hate everything that comes from the United States.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ The leftist soccer legend, like the fiercely anti-U.S. Chavez, is a close ally of Cuba’s Fidel Castro .
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

.He has a portrait of Castro tattooed on his left leg and one of Ernesto "Che" Guevara on his right arm.^ He has a portrait of Castro tattooed on his left leg and one of Ernesto "Che" Guevara on his right arm.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Ernesto Guevara, known as “Che”, has always walked a step forward in History, always ahead.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

[43] In his autobiography 'El Diego' he dedicated the book to several people and groups of people including Fidel Castro, he wrote "To Fidel Castro and, through him, all the Cuban people".[44]
.Maradona is also a supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.^ Maradona is also a supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Political views During the nineties, Diego Maradona supported the presidency of Carlos Menem in Argentina.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.In 2005 he visited Venezuela with the specific aim of meeting Chávez, who received him in Miraflores.^ In 2005 he visited Venezuela with the specific aim of meeting Chávez, who received him in Miraflores.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.After this meeting Maradona claimed that he had come with the aim of meeting a "great man" ("un grande" in Spanish) but he had met instead a gigantic man ("un gigante" in Spanish, meaning he was more than great).^ After this meeting Maradona claimed that he had come with the aim of meeting a "great man" ("un grande" in Spanish) but he had met instead a gigantic man ("un gigante" in Spanish, meaning he was more than great).
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ To me that's more sad in a way than Maradona.
  • Maradona strikes back at Pele - Soccer - Rumors - FanNation 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.fannation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I made one comment that was true so don't come to me saying I'm saying shit about maradona to make pele great cause I'm not .
  • Diego Armando Maradona The Best!!! [Archive] - Soccer Fans Network Forums 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forums.soccerfansnetwork.com [Source type: General]

."I believe in Chávez, I am Chavista.^ "I believe in Chávez, I am Chavista.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.Everything Fidel does, everything Chávez does, for me is the best."^ Everything Fidel does, everything Chávez does, for me is the best."
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Everything Fidel does , everything Chavez does for me is the best (that can be done)” .
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

[45]
.He has declared his opposition to imperialism, notably during the 2005 Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, Argentina.^ He has declared his opposition to imperialism, notably during the 2005 Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

There he protested George W. Bush's presence in Argentina, wearing a T-shirt labeled "STOP BUSH" and referring to Bush as "human garbage".[46][47]
.In August 2007, Maradona went further, making an appearance on Chávez's weekly television show and saying: "I hate everything that comes from the United States.^ In August 2007, Maradona went further, making an appearance on Chávez's weekly television show and saying: "I hate everything that comes from the United States.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Reply 2007 August 30 Chinaman permalink A poll, who is the best player ever, conducted in china last year showed 60% votes favor Maradona, 20% votes favor Pele, and 20% for others.
  • Pelé vs Maradona « The Hero Construction Company 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC heroworkshop.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Maradona threatened not to come, saying “Now they want me to share the prize with Pelé.
  • Pelé vs Maradona « The Hero Construction Company 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC heroworkshop.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I hate it with all my strength."^ I hate it with all my strength", do we?
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

^ I hate it with all my strength ?” .
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

^ I hate it with all my strength."
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[48]
.In December 2007, Maradona presented a signed shirt with a message of support to the people of Iran: it is to be displayed in the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' museum.^ In December 2007, Maradona presented a signed shirt with a message of support to the people of Iran: it is to be displayed in the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' museum.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ SO here it was where Maradona failed this time round, he could not impose his coaching hand and displayed all the vital signs of a novice tactician.
  • BBC - BBC Sport: Tim Vickery: Maradona learning the hard way 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

[49]

Financial problems

.In March 2009 Italian officials announced that Maradona still owed the Italian government 37 million euros in taxes; 23.5 million euros of which was accrued interest on his original debt.^ He's been linked to the Mafia and allegedly still owes millions of dollars in back taxes in Italy.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ At 2:09pm on 07 Sep 2009 , timbo21 wrote: Maradona - still ruining football!
  • BBC - BBC Sport: Tim Vickery: Maradona learning the hard way 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Reply 2009 March 14 Pay Lay permalink Also, defenders in that era fouled WAY more than Maradona’s era.
  • Pelé vs Maradona « The Hero Construction Company 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC heroworkshop.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They reported that thus far, Maradona has paid only 42,000 euros, two luxury watches and a set of earrings.^ Argentines, following a report in a Spanish newspaper earlier this week, believe Maradona is set to win and are jubilant at what they believe will be another famous victory over their greatest sporting rivals.
  • The Reggae Boyz Forum: PELE VS MARADONA 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.thereggaeboyz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the round of 16 match against Brazil, Claudio Caniggia scored the only goal after being set up by Maradona.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ At 3:16pm on 18 Nov 2009 , pidgeGULL wrote: "galoucura" Maradona's two month ban will only see himi miss one game.
  • BBC - BBC Sport: Tim Vickery: Maradona earns World Cup reprieve 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

[50][51]

In popular culture

Religious display of Maradona in Naples
.Ever since 1986, it is common for Argentines abroad to hear Maradona's name as a token of recognition, even in remote places.^ Reputation Ever since 1986, it is common for Argentines abroad to hear Maradona's name as a token of recognition, even in remote places.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ It is even more newsworthy, when he is named the next Coach of the Argentine national football team.
  • Global Voices Online » Argentina: Diego Maradona Named New Coach of National Team 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC globalvoicesonline.org [Source type: News]

^ World Cup Maradona captained the Argentine national team to victory in the 1986 FIFA World Cup, winning the final in Mexico against West Germany.
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[8] .The Tartan Army sing a version of the Hokey Cokey in honour of the Hand of God goal against England.^ The band Fall Out Boy have a demo song titled, "The Hand Of God (World Cup 1986)"[citation needed] The Tartan Army sing a version of the Hokey Cokey in honour of the goal.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ "I was and always will be happy with my ‘hand of God' goal against the English.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ The Tartan Army sing a version of the Hokey Cokey in honour of the Hand of God goal against England.
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[52] .In Argentina, Maradona is often talked about in terms reserved for legends.^ Lets not talk about Brazil or Argentina.
  • Pelé vs Maradona « The Hero Construction Company 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC heroworkshop.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In Argentina, Maradona is often talked about in terms reserved for legends.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ In any case people talk about the best Maradona and the discussion increases each day.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

In the Argentine film El Hijo de la Novia ("Son of the Bride"), somebody who impersonates a Catholic priest says to a bar patron: "they idolized him and then crucified him". When a friend scolds him for taking the prank too far, the fake priest retorts: "But I was talking about Maradona".
.Maradona was included in many cameos in the Argentine comic book El Cazador de Aventuras.^ En los cuartos de final debió enfrentarse a Inglaterra , en el partido más recordado de la carrera de Maradona.
  • Diego Armando Maradona - Futbolpedia 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC futbol.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • Diego Armando Maradona - Drake y Josh Wiki 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC es.drakeandjosh.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ "Lágrimas y abrazos en el primer encuentro de Maradona y su hijo" ↑ Diario Clarín, 30/8/2005.
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^ El partido resultó menos complicado de lo esperado: un triunfo por 2:0 con dos goles de Maradona.
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  • Diego Armando Maradona - Drake y Josh Wiki 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC es.drakeandjosh.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.After the closing of it, the authors started a new short-lived comic book titled "El Die", using Maradona as the main character.^ Maradona has authored an autobiography entitled "Yo Soy El Diego" chronicling his life, both on and off the playing field.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

In Rosario, Argentina, fans organized the "Church of Maradona." Maradona's 43rd birthday in 2003 marked the start of the Year 43 D.D. - "Después de Diego" or After Diego - for its founding 200 members. .Tens of thousands more[53] have become members via the church's official web site.^ Tens of thousands more[38] have become members via the church's official web site.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.A television commercial for Brazilian soft drink Guaraná Antarctica portrayed Maradona as a member of the Brazilian national football team, including wearing the yellow jersey and singing the Brazilian national anthem with Brazilian caps Kaká and Ronaldo.^ A television commercial for Brazilian soft drink Guaraná Antarctica portrayed Maradona as a member of the Brazilian national football team, including wearing the yellow jersey and singing the Brazilian national anthem with Brazilian caps Kaká and Ronaldo.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ ARGENTINOS / NATIONAL TEAM After his debut in First Division, Diego Armando Maradona never left the main team.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ On October 20, 1976 the world of football gave birth to him in the Argentine championship, wearing the colours of Argentinos Juniors, his first team.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.Later on in the commercial he wakes up realizing it was nightmare after having drunk too much of the Brazilian soft drink.^ Later on in the commercial he wakes up realizing it was nightmare after having drank too much of the soft drink.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ A television commercial for Brazilian soft drink Guaraná Antarctica portrayed Maradona as a member of the Brazilian national football team, including wearing the yellow jersey and singing the Brazilian national anthem with Brazilian caps Kaká and Ronaldo.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.This generated some controversy in the Argentine media after its release (although the commercial was not supposed to air on the Argentine market, fans could see it via internet).^ This generated some controversy in the Argentine media after its release (although the commercial was not supposed to air on the Argentine market, fans could see it via internet).
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Playing style See also: Argentine Football Creole Style Maradona playing for Argentinos Juniors in 1980 Maradona had a compact physique and could withstand physical pressure well.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

.Maradona replied that he has no problem in wearing the Brazilian national squad jersey, but that he would refuse to wear the shirt of River Plate, Boca Juniors' traditional rival.^ Hey, look, I have no problem with Maradona.
  • Diego Armando Maradona The Best!!! [Archive] - Soccer Fans Network Forums 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC forums.soccerfansnetwork.com [Source type: General]

^ Maradona replied that he has no problem in wearing the Brazilian national squad jersey, instead, only in wearing River Plate's jersey "Maradona diz não se arrepender de usar camisa do Brasil na TV".
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

^ A television commercial for Brazilian soft drink Guaraná Antarctica portrayed Maradona as a member of the Brazilian national football team, including wearing the yellow jersey and singing the Brazilian national anthem with Brazilian caps Kaká and Ronaldo.
  • Diago Maradona from Slum Villa Fiorito Motivates me Most 12 September 2009 12:43 UTC palashkatha.mywebdunia.com [Source type: General]

[54]

Career statistics

Club

  • His overall average of goals scored per match in domestic club competitions is 0.526.

International

  • Started in 21 consecutive matches for Argentina in four World Cups (1982, 1986, 1990, 1994)
  • Appeared a World Cup-record 16 times as captain of the national team.
  • Scored 8 goals and made 8 assists in 21 World Cup appearances, including 5 goals and 5 assists in 1986
  • Tied for second-highest goal-scorer from Argentina in World Cup finals (equaled Guillermo Stábile's mark in 1994; surpassed by Gabriel Batistuta in 1998)

Statistics

Player

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Argentina League Cup South America Total
1976 Argentinos Juniors Primera División 11 2 - - 11 2
1977 49 19 - - 49 19
1978 35 25 - - 35 25
1979 27 26 - - 27 26
1980 45 43 - - 45 43
1981 Boca Juniors Primera División 40 28 - - 40 28
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
1982–83 Barcelona La Liga 20 11 11 7 4 5 35 23
1983–84 16 11 4 1 3 3 23 15
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
1984–85 Napoli Serie A 30 14 6 3 - 36 17
1985–86 29 11 2 2 - 31 13
1986–87 29 10 10 7 2 0 41 17
1987–88 28 15 9 6 2 0 39 21
1988–89 26 9 12 7 12 3 50 19
1989–90 28 16 3 2 5 0 36 18
1990–91 18 6 3 2 4 2 25 10
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
1992–93 Sevilla La Liga 26 5 3 3 - 29 8
Argentina League Cup South America Total
1993–94 Newell's Old Boys Primera División 7 0 - - 7 0
1995–96 Boca Juniors Primera División 11 3 - - 11 3
1996–97 13 2 - - 13 2
1997–98 6 2 - - 6 2
Total Argentina 244 150 - - 244 150
Spain 62 27 18 7 7 8 87 46
Italy 188 81 45 29 25 5 258 115
Career Total 494 258 63 36 32 13 589 311

Manager

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Mandiyú de Corrientes Argentina 1994 12 1 6 5 8.33
Racing Club de Avellaneda Argentina 1995 11 2 6 3 18.18
Argentina Argentina November 2008 Present 17 12 5 0 70.59

Honours

Club

Country

Individual

.
  • Golden Ball for Best Player of the FIFA U-20 World Cup: 1979
  • Argentine league Top Scorer: 1979, 1980, 1981
  • Argentine Football Writers' Footballer of the Year: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1986
  • South American Footballer of the Year (El Mundo, Caracas):1979, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1992
  • Italian Guerin d'Oro: 1985
  • Argentine Sports Writers' Sportsman of the Year: 1986
  • Golden Ball for Best Player of the FIFA World Cup: 1986
  • Best Footballer in the World Onze d'Or: 1986, 1987
  • World Player of the Year (World Soccer Magazine): 1986
  • Capocannoniere (Serie A top scorer): 1987-88
  • Golden Ball for services to football (France Football): 1996
  • Argentine Sports Writers' Sportsman of the Century: 1999
  • "FIFA Goal of the Century" (1986 (2–1) v.^ Maradona was the top scorer in Serie A in 1987/88.
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    ^ South American football is endlessly fascinating.
    • BBC - BBC Sport: Tim Vickery: Maradona learning the hard way 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • BBC - BBC Sport: Tim Vickery: Maradona earns World Cup reprieve 2 February 2010 8:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ World Cup Maradona captained Argentina again in the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
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    England; second goal): 2002
  • Argentine Senate "Domingo Faustino Sarmiento" recognition for lifetime achievement: 2005

See also

References

  1. ^ BBC - "cyber-blitz by Maradona fans in Internet Poll"
  2. ^ a b CNNSI - "Split decision: Pelé, Maradona each win FIFA century awards after feud" Last retrieved May 30, 2006
  3. ^ However, it should be mentioned that Pelé and numerous FIFA officials criticised the poll for a number of methodological shortcomings, most notably, for the 'recency effect'. In a separate survey conducted by the IFFHS, Maradona placed 5th best player of the century, behind fellow countryman Alfredo Di Stefano.
  4. ^ a b c d e A SUMMARY OF MARADONA's LIFE www.vivadiego.com. Retrieved 18 August 2006.
  5. ^ Five days with Diego Jason Bernard, news.bbc.co.uk, 30 April 2006. Retrieved 6 August 2006.
  6. ^ The greatest rags-to-riches stories ever James Dart, Paul Doyle and Jon Hill, 12 April 2006. Retrieved 18 August 2006.
  7. ^ The Hand of God Retrieved 18 August 2006.
  8. ^ a b That's one hell of a diet, Diego 8 January 2006. Guardian Newspapers Limited. Retrieved 13 August 2006.
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Italy Paolo Rossi
FIFA World Cup Golden Ball
1986
Succeeded by
Italy Salvatore Schillaci
Preceded by
West Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
FIFA World Cup Silver Boot
1986
Succeeded by
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Skuhravý
Preceded by
Denmark Preben Elkjær
FIFA World Cup Bronze Ball
1990
Succeeded by
Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov
Preceded by
United Kingdom Steve Cram
United Press International
Athlete of the Year

1986
Succeeded by
Canada Ben Johnson
Preceded by
Argentina Hugo Porta
Olimpia de Oro
1986
Succeeded by
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Italy Paolo Rossi
World football transfer record
1982–1987
Succeeded by
Netherlands Ruud Gullit
Preceded by
Italy Dino Zoff
(Italy)
FIFA World Cup
winning captain

1986
Succeeded by
Germany Lothar Matthäus
(West Germany)

Simple English

Diego Maradona
File:Maradona mundial 2006
Personal information
Full name Diego Armando Maradona
Date of birth 30 October 1960 (1960-10-30) (age 50)
Place of birth    Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Youth clubs
1969-1976 Argentinos Juniors
Senior clubs
Years Club
1976-1980
1981-1982
1982-1984
1984-1991
1992-1993
1993
1995-1997
Argentinos Juniors
Boca Juniors
Barcelona
Napoli
Sevilla
Newell's Old Boys
Boca Juniors
National team
1977-1994 Argentina
Teams managed
1994
1995
2008-
Textil Mandiyú
Racing
Argentina

Diego Maradona (born 30 October 1960 in Lanús, Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine football player. He was nicknamed El Diez, Pelusa, El Diego and El pibe de oro, He won the World Cup in Mexico in the year of 1986.

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Diego Maradona, 1981

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Fame

He is regarded as one of the best footballers of all time[1].

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
ArgentinaLeague Cup South AmericaTotal
1976Argentinos JuniorsPrimera División112--112
19774919--4919
19783525--3525
19792726--2726
19804543--4543
1981Boca JuniorsPrimera División4028--4028
198200--00
SpainLeague Copa del Rey EuropeTotal
1982/83BarcelonaLa Liga201153452919
1983/84161141332315
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia EuropeTotal
1984/85NapoliSerie A301463-3617
1985/86291122-3113
1986/872910107204117
1987/88281596203921
1988/892691271235019
1989/90281632503618
1990/9118632422510
SpainLeague Copa del Rey EuropeTotal
1992/93SevillaLa Liga26533-298
ArgentinaLeague Cup South AmericaTotal
1993/94Newell's Old BoysPrimera División70--70
1995/96Boca JuniorsPrimera División113--113
1996/97132--132
1997/9862--62
CountryArgentina 240150--240150
Spain 6227127788142
Italy 188815429255267115
Total 49025866363213588307

International career statistics

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Argentina national team
YearAppsGoals
197730
197810
197983
1980107
198121
1982102
198300
198400
1985106
1986107
198764
198831
198970
1990101
199100
199200
199340
199472
Total9134

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