Diego Armando Maradona was an Argentine professional footballer and manager. He is widely considered as one of the greatest football players ever seen. He is one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century Award. He wore a number 10 shirt. Maradona was given the nickname “El Pibe de Oro” (“The Golden Boy“).
Diego Maradona’s Biography and more!
Diego Armando Maradona usually known as Diego Maradona was born on the 30th of October, 1960 in the city of Argentina, Lanus. Maradona started his Club career with Argentinos Junior in 1976. He played 5 seasons with them and scored 116 goals in just 166 appearances. He joined Boca Junior in 1981 and played 1 season with them after he joined Barcelona for 2 years. In 1984, Maradona joined Napoli and played for 7 years with them. In the last 6 years of his career, he played with Sevilla, Newell’s Old Boys, and Boca Junior again.
Maradona started his international career in 1977 and played 17 years with his National Team. He played 91 matches with Argentina and scored 34 goals with them. Maradona won the 1986 FIFA World Cup for his country in which he played the most important role. He won the 1986 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball. He scored 2nd most goals in that tournament and had the most assists in the competition. He scored the “Goal of the Century” and FIFA’s most important goal ever ” Hand of GOD ” goal in the same tournament.
Maradona didn’t get much success as a manager. He also managed Argentina in the 2008-2010 period. He managed several Argentina and UAE Clubs. Maradona has scored over 350 goals in his career and his ball control, vision, pace, passing, dribbling skills and leadership skills make him the greatest player ever. He played a huge role in his team XI and he has a lot of effect on team performance due to his presence in the team. He won 2 Ballon d’Ors in his career.
From the mid-1980s until 2004, Maradona was addicted to cocaine. Maradona died at the age of 60 on 25 November 2020. He was attacked by a cardiac and died in his own house in Argentina. Maradona will always remember as the greatest footballer in history. He will never be forgotten. He is the Legend.
October 30, 1960
Ex-Footballer, Football Manager
Diego Maradona’s Height & Weight
Diego Maradona’s height was not that good. He was 5 feet 5 inches or 1.66 meters tall. He weighs over 67 kgs or 147 Pounds.
5 ft 5 inch or 1.66 metres
67 kg or 147 Pounds
Diego Maradona’s Net Worth
Diego Maradona’s Net Worth is about $100 Million. At the height of his career, Diego Maradona was one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.
Diego Maradona's Net Worth
Net Worth in 2022
Source of Income
Diego Maradona has over 7 million followers on Instagram and has over 13 million followers on Facebook.