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Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona 2012 2.jpg
Maradona as manager of Al-Wasl in May 2012
Personal information
Full nameDiego Armando MaradonaInvalid <ref> tag; refs with no name must have content
Date of birth30 October 1960(1960-10-30)
Place of birthLanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death25 November 2020(2020-11-25) (aged 60)
Place of deathTigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing positionAttacking midfielder
Second striker[2][3][4][5]
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1976–1981Argentinos Juniors167(116)
1981–1982Boca Juniors40(28)
1982–1984Barcelona36(22)
1984–1991Napoli188(81)
1992–1993Sevilla26(5)
1993–1994Newell's Old Boys5(0)
1995–1997Boca Juniors30(7)
Total491(259)
National team
1977–1979Argentina U2015(8)
1977–1994Argentina91(34)
Teams managed
1994Textil Mandiyú
1995Racing Club
2008–2010Argentina
2011–2012Al-Wasl
2013–2017Deportivo Riestra (assistant)
2017–2018Fujairah
2018–2019Dorados de Sinaloa
2019–2020Gimnasia de La Plata
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Diego Armando Maradona Franco (30 October 1960 – 25 November 2020) was an Argentine football player and manager. 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.

Fame

He is regarded as one of the best footballers of all time.[6] At age 25, Diego Maradona was the main figure of Argentina's drive to its 1986 World Cup. His great skill and moves reserved him a spot in soccer history and as one of the best players. Once he controlled the ball for more than half of the entire field, beating English defenders, he kicked the ball off his left leg into the net, juking out the goalkeeper. The World Cup made Maradona the most famous soccer player after Pele from Brazil. Even the British named him "athlete of the decade."

Death

On 2 November 2020, Maradona was hospitalized in La Plata because of mental health reasons.[7] A day later, he had emergency brain surgery to treat a subdural hematoma.[8] He was released on 12 November after successful surgery.[9]

On 25 November 2020, Maradona died of a heart attack at his home in Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina at the age of 60.[10]

Club career statistics

Club performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
ArgentinaLeague Cup South AmericaTotal
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
1982 0 0 - - 0 0
SpainLeague Copa del Rey EuropeTotal
1982/83 Barcelona La Liga 20 11 5 3 4 5 29 19
1983/84 16 11 4 1 3 3 23 15
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia EuropeTotal
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
SpainLeague Copa del Rey EuropeTotal
1992/93 Sevilla La Liga 26 5 3 3 - 29 8
ArgentinaLeague Cup South AmericaTotal
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
Country Argentina 240 150 - - 240 150
Spain 62 27 12 7 7 8 81 42
Italy 188 81 54 29 25 5 267 115
Total 490 258 66 36 32 13 588 307

International career statistics

[11]

Argentina national team
YearAppsGoals
1977 3 0
1978 1 0
1979 8 3
1980 10 7
1981 2 1
1982 10 2
1983 0 0
1984 0 0
1985 10 6
1986 10 7
1987 6 4
1988 3 1
1989 7 0
1990 10 1
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 4 0
1994 7 2
Total 91 34

Notes

References

  1. "Diego Maradona: Profile". HEIM:SPIEL. https://www.worldfootball.net/player_summary/diego-maradona/. Retrieved 30 April 2020. 
  2. Maradona tricks and skills videos of the best soccer, football players ever. Football-tricks.com. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  3. Diego Maradona dominated 1986 World Cup after position switch – Jonathan Wilson – SI.com. Sportsillustrated.cnn.com (27 May 2010). Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  4. Diego Maradona: ‘The Soccer Guru’ Archived 2 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. The Viewspaper (25 June 2010). Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  5. Diego Maradona – Profile of Soccer Player Diego Maradona. Worldsoccer.about.com. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  6. "Sports Illustrated on CNN.com". http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/news/2000/12/11/pele_maradona. 
  7. Rey, Deborah; McStay, Kirsten (3 November 2020). "Football legend Diego Maradona admitted to hospital with signs of depression" (in en). https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/football-legend-diego-maradona-admitted-22948500. 
  8. "Argentina great Maradona to have emergency brain surgery". ESPN. 3 November 2020. https://www.espn.com/soccer/argentina-arg/story/4225282/argentina-great-maradona-to-have-emergency-brain-surgery. Retrieved 3 November 2020. 
  9. CNN, Tatiana Arias and Hugo Correa. "Diego Maradona discharged from clinic following successful brain surgery". https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/12/football/diego-maradona-hospital-discharge-spt-intl/index.html. 
  10. Diego Maradona: Argentina legend dies aged 60. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54810392. Retrieved 25 November 2020. 
  11. "Diego Armando Maradona - International Appearances". http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/maradona-intl.html.