Biography of Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona – footballer, was born on October 30, 1960 in the city of Villa Fiorito, Argentina. Best known as the Argentine hero at the 1986 World Cup. We can say that Diego Maradona is Babe Ruth for Argentine football. A stocky, charming, hard-hitting athlete was in the lead among the other players of his country.

Biography Diego Maradona most of all I remember because of two goals scored in England in the quarterfinals of the 1986 World Cup. The first of these goals Maradona scored a hand, but the judge did not mention this. Later, the footballer said about this goal scored: “There was a little head in the blow, and if there was a hand, that’s God’s.”

At the world championships in 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, Maradona brought his team the most points. More than two decades he played professional football. Among the clubs for which the athlete played during his professional career, were “Barcelona”, “Napoli”.


Diego caused a lot of controversy and discussion. He was in a state of uncertainty that lasted 15 months from 1991, after his tests on cocaine use showed a positive result. In 1994, positive tests on drug use again complicated the situation of the athlete. Then Maradona got into debt, without paying taxes to the treasury of Italy, ultimately amounting to 30 million euros.

In the photographs Diego looks flabby, and certainly unsportsmanlike. In 2004, he experienced a heart attack. But nevertheless, Maradona never lost the love of the public. In 2005, he opened his show on the Argentine television called “La Noche del Diez”.

Additional information: Diego’s hometown – Villa Fiorito – suburb of Buenos Aires. Some sources of biography Diego Maradona argue that he was born in the city of Lanus. However, on the official website of the sportsman, Villa Viorito is listed. In 2005, the player was given an operation to remove excess weight. Lionel Messi, the Argentine football star of the 21st century, is often compared to the young Maradona.

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Biography of Diego Maradona