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Encyclopedia > Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona
Maradona
Personal information
Full name Diego Armando Maradona
Date of birth October 30, 1960 (1960-10-30) (age 47)
Place of birth    Villa Fiorito, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Supporting striker,
Attacking Midfielder
Youth clubs
1969-76 Argentinos Juniors
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1976-1981
1981-1982
1982-1984
1984-1991
1992-1993
1993
1995-1997
Argentinos Juniors
Boca Juniors
Barcelona
Napoli
Sevilla
Newell's Old Boys
Boca Juniors
Career
166 (116)
040 0(28)
058 0(38)
259 (115)
029 00(7)
007 00(0)
031 00(7)
590 (311)   
National team
1977-1994 Argentina 091 0(34)
Teams managed
Mandiyú de Corrientes
Racing Club de Avellaneda

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
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Diego Armando Maradona (born October 30, 1960) is a former Argentine football player. In 2000 Maradona 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. [1][2][3] is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... Five years after the award; winners Maradona and Pelé exchange national team shirts. ... Pele redirects here. ... This article is about the international association football organization. ...


Maradona won many trophies with Boca Juniors, FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli over the course of his career. During an international career that included 91 caps and 34 goals, he played in four FIFA World Cup tournaments, leading the Argentina national team to its victory over West Germany in 1986 World Cup, in which he collected the Golden Ball award as the tournament's best player. He scored both goals in the 2-1 victory over England in the quarter-final of the '86 tournament. 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" or, in Argentina, "The Cosmic Kite" (Spanish: El barrilete cósmico). Club Atlético Boca Juniors is one of the most popular Argentine sports clubs, best known for its football team. ... Current season Futbol Club Barcelona (Catalan IPA: , Spanish IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... SSC Napoli was an Italian football club based in Naples. ... The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the mens national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the... The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ... The Ballon dor (from French, English translation is Golden Ball) is a football award, created in 1956 by the French football magazine France Football. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Maradona left, Shilton right The Hand of God goal (Spanish: Mano de Dios) was scored by Diego Maradona in the quarter-final match of the 1986 FIFA World Cup between England and Argentina, played on 22 June 1986 in Mexico Citys Estadio Azteca. ... The Goal of the Century, also known as Greatest Goal in FIFA World Cup History, was an award given for the greatest goal ever scored in a FIFA World Cup tournament. ...


He is also considered one of the sport's most controversial figures. Maradona was suspended for 15 months in 1991 after a failed doping test for cocaine in Italy, and then again for ephedrine during the 1994 World Cup in USA. For other uses, see Cocaine (disambiguation). ... Ephedrine (EPH) is a sympathomimetic amine similar in structure to the synthetic derivatives amphetamine and methamphetamine. ...


After retiring from playing on his 37th birthday in 1997,[4] he suffered ill health and weight gain, hardly helped by ongoing cocaine abuse. However, a stomach stapling operation helped control his weight gain. Since overcoming his cocaine addiction, he has become a TV host in Argentina.[5] Stomach stapling is a popular term for vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG), one technique of bariatric surgery for managing morbid obesity. ...

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Early years

Diego Armando Maradona was born in Villa Fiorito, a shantytown on the southern outskirts of Buenos Aires,[6] to a poor family that had moved from Corrientes Province. He was the first son after three daughters. He has two younger brothers, Hugo (el Turco) and Eduardo (Lalo), both of whom were also professional football players. Villa Fiorito is a village outside Buenos Aires in the Buenos Aires Province, hometown of famous soccer player Diego Maradona. ... Homes in a villa miseria in Rosario. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... Corrientes is a province in northeast Argentina, in the Mesopotamia region. ... Hugo Maradona (born circa May 9, 1969) is an Argentine Association football coach who was also a star player for various clubs internationally. ...


At age 11, Maradona was spotted by a talent scout while he was playing in his neighborhood club Estrella Roja. He became a staple of Los Cebollitas (The Little Onions), the junior team of Buenos Aires's Argentinos Juniors. 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.[7] Argentinos Juniors is an Argentine football club, founded in La Paternal, Buenos Aires, on August 15, 1904. ...


Playing style

Diego Maradona playing for Argentinos Juniors in 1980
Diego Maradona playing for Argentinos Juniors in 1980

Maradona had a compact physique and could withstand physical pressure well. His strong legs and low center of gravity gave him an advantage in short sprints. His physical strengths were illustrated by his two goals against Belgium in the 1986 World Cup. Maradona was a strategist and a team player, as well as highly technical with the ball. 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),[8] or give an assist to a free teammate. 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. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Argentinos Juniors is an Argentine football club, founded in La Paternal, Buenos Aires, on August 15, 1904. ... The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ...


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. Another trademark was the Rabona, a reverse-cross pass shot behind the leg that holds all the weight. This maneuver led to several assists, such as the powerful cross for Ramón Díaz's header in the 1980 friendly against Switzerland. He was also a dangerous free kick taker. In sports such as football (soccer), basketball, bandy and water polo, dribbling refers to the maneuvering of a ball around a defender through short skillful taps or kicks with either the legs (football/soccer), hands (basketball), stick (bandy) or swimming strokes (water polo). ... In football (soccer), the rabona is a move in which a shot, pass or cross is performed by moving one leg behind the other (the one taking the players weight) and kicking the ball forwards with the first – effectively with ones legs crossed. ... Ramón Angel Díaz (born 1959-08-29 in La Rioja), is a former Argentine football player. ... A direct free kick A direct free kick is a method of restarting play in a game of association football (soccer) following a foul. ...


Also see Argentine Football Creole Style Creole Football (Soccer) is the name given to the style of soccer that was created by the people of Latin America. ...


Club career

Maradona playing for Boca Juniors during 1981
Maradona playing for Boca Juniors during 1981

Maradona made his professional debut on October 20, 1976 ten days before his sixteenth birthday, with Argentinos Juniors.[4] He played there between 1976 and 1981, before his £1m transfer to the club that he supported, Boca Juniors. Joining the squad midway through the 1981 season, Maradona played through 1982, and secured his first league winners' medal. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Club Atlético Boca Juniors is one of the most popular Argentine sports clubs, best known for its football team. ...


After the 1982 World Cup, in June, Maradona was transferred to FC Barcelona in Spain for a then world record £5m.[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. However, Maradona had a difficult tenure in Barcelona.[9] First a bout with hepatitis, then 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 be back on the pitch after only 14 weeks. It is believed that it was while playing for Barcelona that Maradona was introduced to cocaine, to which he would become addicted.[10] The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th staging of the World Cup, was held in Spain from June 13 to July 11. ... Current season Futbol Club Barcelona (Catalan IPA: , Spanish IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... César Luis Menotti, known as El Flaco (the skinny one) (born November 5, 1938 in Rosario) is an Argentine football (soccer) coach and former player. ... Copa del Rey won by FC Barcelona in 1978. ... Real Madrid redirects here. ... Hepatitis (plural hepatitides) implies injury to liver characterised by presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue. ... Athletic Club is a Spanish football club from Bilbao in Biscay, Basque Country, Spain. ... Andoni Goikoetxea Olaskoaga (born Alonsotegui, Vizcaya, May 23, 1956), also known as Goikoetxea or Goiko, is a Spanish/Basque footballer and coach. ...


The Napoli era

Maradona got into frequent disputes with Barcelona's directors, especially club president Josep Lluís Nuñez. In 1984, he demanded a transfer out of Nou Camp. He subsequently went to Serie A and SSC Napoli for another record fee, £6.9m, and became an adored star among the club's fans, as he elevated the team to its most successful era. Napoli won their only Italian Championships (1986/87 and 1989/1990), a Coppa Italia (1987), a UEFA Cup (1989) and an Italian Supercup (1990). Napoli were also runners-up in the Italian Championship twice, in 1987/88 and 1988/89, as well as being runners-up in the Coppa Italia in 1988/89. Maradona was the top scorer in Serie A in 1987/88, but during his time in Naples he faced a scandal there regarding an illegitimate son; he was also the object of some suspicion over an alleged friendship with the Camorra. Josep Lluís Núñez Clemente (born on September 7, 1921 at Barakaldo) was president of FC Barcelona between 1978 and 2000. ... FC Barcelona playing against Real Madrid the 6th of December 2003 The Camp Nou is a football stadium in Barcelona, Spain. ... This article is about the Italian football league. ... SSC Napoli was an Italian football club based in Naples. ... This article is about the Italian football league. ... The Coppa Italia trophy - Coppa in Italian meaning Cup - representing the tournaments title. ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... It has been suggested that Italian_Super_Cup be merged into this article or section. ... The Coppa Italia trophy - Coppa in Italian meaning Cup - representing the tournaments title. ... This article is about the Italian football league. ... Diego Sinagra, or Diego Armando Maradona Junior as he is better known as, is the son of El Diego, or in spanish; El Hijo de Maradona. ... The camorra is a mafia-like criminal organization, or secret society, in the region of Campania and the city of Naples in Italy. ...


Maradona left Napoli in 1992, after serving a 15-month ban for failing a drug test for cocaine. He played for Sevilla FC (1992-93), Newell's Old Boys (1993) and Boca Juniors (1995-97).[4] He also attempted to work as a coach on two short stints, leading Mandiyú of Corrientes (1994) and Racing Club (1995), but without much success. He retired from football on October 30, 1997, his 37th birthday.
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International career

Maradona made his full international debut for Argentina aged 16 in a game against Hungary on February 27, 1977
Maradona made his full international debut for Argentina aged 16 in a game against Hungary on February 27, 1977
Maradona and the Youth World Cup trophy in 1979
Maradona and the Youth World Cup trophy in 1979

He debuted with the Argentina national football team, at age 16, against Hungary. 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 USSR team. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 460 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (600 × 782 pixels, file size: 53 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 460 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (600 × 782 pixels, file size: 53 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1012x1280, 656 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Diego Maradona ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1012x1280, 656 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Diego Maradona ... First international Uruguay 2 - 3 Argentina (Montevideo, Uruguay; 16 May 1901) Biggest win Argentina 12 - 0 Ecuador (Montevideo, Uruguay; 22 January 1942) Biggest defeat Czechoslovakia 6 - 1 Argentina (Helsingborg, Sweden; 15 June 1958) Uruguay 5 - 0 Argentina (Guayaquil, Ecuador; 16 December 1959) Argentina 0 - 5 Colombia (Buenos Aires, Argentina; 5... The Football World Youth Championship is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 20 and is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). ... First international USSR 3 - 0 Turkey (Moscow, USSR; 16 November 1924) Last International Cyprus 0 - 3 USSR (Larnaca, Cyprus; 13 November 1991) Biggest win USSR 11 - 1 India (Moscow, USSR; 16 September 1955) Finland 0 - 10 USSR (Helsinki, Finland; 15 August 1957) Biggest defeat England 5 - 0 USSR (London, England...


1982 World Cup

Maradona played his first World Cup tournament in 1982. In the first round, Argentina, the defending champions, lost to Belgium. 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. 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. The 1982 Football World Cup was held in Spain. ...


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. Throughout the 1986 World Cup, Maradona asserted his dominance and was the most dynamic player of the tournament. He played every minute of every Argentina game, scored 5 goals and made 5 assists. However, it was the two goals he scored in a 2—1 quarter-final win against England which cemented his legend. The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in...


Replays showed that the first goal was scored by striking the ball with his hand. Maradona was coyly evasive, describing it as "a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God." The play became known as the "Hand of God," or "la mano de Dios." Ultimately, on 22 August 2005 Maradona acknowledged on his television show that he hit the ball with his hand purposely, and that he immediately knew the goal was illegitimate. He recalled thinking right after the goal that For other uses, see Goal (disambiguation). ... Maradona left, Shilton right The Hand of God goal (Spanish: Mano de Dios) was scored by Diego Maradona in the quarter-final match of the 1986 FIFA World Cup between England and Argentina, played on 22 June 1986 in Mexico Citys Estadio Azteca. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

I was waiting for my teammates to embrace me, and no one came . . . I told them, 'Come hug me, or the referee isn't going to allow it.'[11]

In contrast, Maradona's second goal was a triumph of Maradona's technique and dribbling ability. 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. This goal was voted the Goal of the Century in a 2002 online poll conducted by FIFA. In 2002, the two goals were ranked 6th in the 100 Greatest Sporting Moments by the UK's Channel 4 television channel. In sports such as football (soccer), basketball, bandy and water polo, dribbling refers to the maneuvering of a ball around a defender through short skillful taps or kicks with either the legs (football/soccer), hands (basketball), stick (bandy) or swimming strokes (water polo). ... Glenn Hoddle (born October 27, 1957 in Hayes, London) is a football manager and former player for Tottenham Hotspur and England. ... Peter Reid (born 20 June 1956 in Knowsley, Lancashire (Now Merseyside) is an English former professional football player, manager and pundit. ... Kenneth Graham Sansom (born September 26, 1958 in Camberwell, London) was an English footballer who remains his countrys most capped full back. ... Terence Ian Terry Butcher (born 28 December 1958 in Singapore) is an English football manager who is currently manager of Brentford having been appointed on 24 April 2007[1]. Also formerly a professional player, he made his name as an uncompromising defender with Ipswich Town and Rangers in the 1980s. ... Terence William Terry Fenwick (born 17 November 1959 in Seaham, County Durham, England) is a former football player and coach. ... Peter Leslie Shilton, OBE (born Leicester, England, 18 September 1949) is a former football goalkeeper who holds the record for playing more games than any other player. ... The Goal of the Century, also known as Greatest Goal in FIFA World Cup History, was an award given for the greatest goal ever scored in a FIFA World Cup tournament. ... This article is about the international association football organization. ... The 100 Greatest Sporting Moments was a British television programme in the 100 Greatest / 100 Worst strand on Channel 4. ...


Maradona followed this with two more goals in the semifinal against Belgium. 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 service to Jorge Burruchaga for the winning goal. Argentina beat West Germany 3-2 and Maradona lifted the World Cup trophy after dominating the tournament in a historic fashion. Jorge Luis Burruchaga (born October 9, 1962 in Gualeguay, Entre Ríos) was an Argentine professional football player, and currently a football coach. ...


1990 World Cup

Maradona captained Argentina again in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. An ankle injury affected his overall performance, and he was much less dominant than four years earlier. Argentina were almost eliminated in the first round, only qualifying in third position from their group. The 1990 FIFA World Cup, the 14th staging of the World Cup, was held in Italy from June 8 to July 8. ...


In the round of 16 match against Brazil, Claudio Caniggia scored the only goal after being set up by Maradona. Claudio Paul Caniggia (born January 9, 1967 in Henderson, Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine football forward, who played for the Argentine national team in two World Cups, and was a member of both rival clubs River Plate and Boca Juniors. ...


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. 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. 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 Voller. First international Czechoslovakia 7 - 0 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August 1920) Last International as SFR Yugoslavia[2] Netherlands 2 - 0 Yugoslavia (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 25 March 1992) Biggest win Yugoslavia 10 - 1 India (Helsinki, Finland; 15 July 1952) Yugoslavia 9 - 0 Zaire (Gelsenkirchen, Germany; 18 June... Andreas Brehme (born November 9, 1960 in Hamburg) is a German football coach and former football defender. ... Edgardo Codesal Méndez is an Uruguayan-Mexican football (soccer) referee, best known for supervising the final match of the 1990 World Cup held in Italy. ... Rudi Völler (2004) Rudolf Rudi Völler (born April 13, 1960 in Hanau) was a German football player. ...


1994 World Cup

At the 1994 FIFA World Cup Maradona played in two games, scoring one goal against Greece, before being sent home after failing a drug test for ephedrine doping. In his autobiography, Maradona argued that the test result was due to his personal trainer giving him the power drink Rip Fuel. 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. FIFA subsequently expelled him from USA '94 and Argentina were subsequently eliminated in the second round. 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[12]. According to Maradona, this was so that the World Cup would not lose prestige because of his absence. This allegation was never proved, and many fans attribute his comment ("they cut off my legs") to his anger at being suspended. Qualifying countries The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. ... For the episode of the American television series The Office, see Drug Testing. A drug test is commonly a technical examination of urine, semen, blood, sweat, or oral fluid samples to determine the presence or absence of specified drugs or their metabolized traces. ... Ephedrine (EPH) is a sympathomimetic amine similar in structure to the synthetic derivatives amphetamine and methamphetamine. ... In sports, doping refers to the use of performance-enhancing drugs, particularly those that are forbidden by the organizations that regulate competitions. ...


Retirement and honours

In 2000, Maradona published his autobiography Yo Soy El Diego ("I am The Diego"), which became an instant bestseller[13] in his home country. Two years later, Maradona donated the Cuban royalties of his book to "the Cuban people and Fidel."[14] A bestseller is a book that is identified as extremely popular by its inclusion on lists of currently top selling titles that are based on publishing industry and booktrade figures and published by newspapers, magazines, or bookstore chains. ... Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ...


FIFA conducted a fan poll on the Internet in 2000, to elect the Player of the Century. Maradona finished top of the poll with 53.6% of the vote. 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. Maradona protested at the change in procedure, and declared he would not attend the ceremony if Pelé replaced him. Eventually, two awards were made, one to each of the pair. Maradona accepted his prize, but left the ceremony without waiting to see Pelé receive his accolade.[2] This article is about the international association football organization. ... An Opinion poll is a survey of public opinion from a particular sample or pool. ... Pele redirects here. ...

Maradona at the Soccer Aid friendly match in 2006, after losing weight
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. FIFA did not grant the request, even though Argentine officials have maintained that FIFA hinted that it would.[15] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 440 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (449 × 611 pixel, file size: 49 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, Donna Hilton, give you a GNU Free Documentation Licence for the following photographs: http://static. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 440 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (449 × 611 pixel, file size: 49 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, Donna Hilton, give you a GNU Free Documentation Licence for the following photographs: http://static. ... The Argentine Football Association (AFA) (Spanish: Asociación del Fútbol Argentino) is the governing body of football in Argentina. ... Retired number at Feyenoord Football clubs around the world sometimes retire squad numbers to recognise players loyal service, or tragic death. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ...


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. The Goal of the Century, also known as Greatest Goal in FIFA World Cup History, was an award given for the greatest goal ever scored in a FIFA World Cup tournament. ...


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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).[16] 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. 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. is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Club Atlético Boca Juniors is one of the most popular Argentine sports clubs, best known for its football team. ... The 2004-05 Argentine First Division season saw Newells Old Boys get away with the Apertura title after a fierce battle against Vélez Sársfield for the supremacy. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alfio Rubén Basile (born November 1, 1943 in Bahía Blanca), known as Coco, is an Argentine football (soccer) coach and former player. ... In recent times, many Latin American football leagues have divided their championships into two sections, awarding a champion for each. ... In recent times, many Latin American football leagues have divided their championships into two sections, awarding a champion for each. ... This article is about the Copa Sudamericana of 2005, international football cup competition played annually by clubs of South America and, starting with this edition, invited teams from CONCACAF. The champion was Boca Juniors, winning the tournament for the second time. ... The Copa Sudamericana (English: South American Cup, Portuguese: Copa Sulamericana) is an international football cup competition played annually by clubs of South America. ... Boca Juniors won the Recopa Sudamericana 2005, which was played in two matches, the first one in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the second at Once Caldas ground in Manizales, Colombia. ... The Recopa Sudamericana (English: South American Recup, Portuguese: Recopa Sulamericana) is at stake in an annual football series (2 legs) between the reigning champions of the Copa Libertadores de América and Copa Sudamericana. ...


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. 10"). His main guest on opening night was Pelé; the two had a friendly chat, showing no signs of past differences. However, the show also included a cartoon villain with a clear physical resemblance to Pelé. In subsequent evenings, he led the ratings on all occasions but one. 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. This article is about the day of the year. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... La Noche del 10 was an Argentinean television show hosted by Diego Maradona. ... Pele redirects here. ... Zidane can refer to: Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid and French footballer Zidane Tribal, protagonist of the video game Final Fantasy IX This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brazil and the Italian Serie A club AC Milan. ... Hernán Jorge Crespo (born July 5, 1975 in Florida, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine international football player currently playing in the Italian Serie A for Internazionale, having signed from English Premier League champions Chelsea on a 2 year loan deal on 7 August 2006. ... Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ... For the former baseball player, see Mike Tyson (baseball). ...


On August 26, 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.[17] First international Uruguay 2 - 3 Argentina (Montevideo, Uruguay; 16 May 1901) Biggest win Argentina 12 - 0 Ecuador (Montevideo, Uruguay; 22 January 1942) Biggest defeat Czechoslovakia 6 - 1 Argentina (Helsingborg, Sweden; 15 June 1958) Uruguay 5 - 0 Argentina (Guayaquil, Ecuador; 16 December 1959) Argentina 0 - 5 Colombia (Buenos Aires, Argentina; 5...


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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.


In 2006, Diego Maradona was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador of the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition, IIMSAM.[18] Spirulina may refer to: Spirulina (dietary supplement), a popular health-food supplement made from the Arthrospira genus of cyanobacteria. ...


Personal agents

Jorge Cyterszpiller, a childhood friend, was Maradona's first agent. He set up Maradona Producciones but did not score any major successes with merchandising, as counterfeiters would quickly imitate any product that came on the market. On his advice, Maradona started charging for interviews, a move that generated some controversy.


After breaking up with Cyterszpiller, Maradona hooked up with Guillermo Coppola, a bank employee who had started representing players as a hobby and was already a major agent in the mid-1980s. Coppola oversaw the biggest contracts of Maradona's career, but also was involved in the drug scandals of the early 1990s. Maradona and Coppola parted ways acrimoniously, and they still refer to the end of their relations as an "open wound"[citation needed].


Personal life

Diego Maradona, 1981
Diego Maradona, 1981

Maradona married long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe on November 7, 1989 in Buenos Aires, after the birth of their daughters, Dalma Nerea (b. 1987) and Giannina Dinorah (b. 1989). In his autobiography, Maradona admits he was not always faithful to Claudia, even though he refers to her as the love of his life. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


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. They traveled together to Napoli for a series of homages in June 2005[19] and were seen together on many other occasions, including the Argentina matches during 2006 FIFA World Cup. Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ...


During the divorce proceedings, Maradona admitted he was the father of Diego Sinagra (b. Naples, 1986), as was claimed by the youth's mother Cristiana Sinagra. (The Italian courts had so ruled in 1993, after Maradona refused to undergo DNA tests for proving or disproving his paternity.) 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.[20] Diego Sinagra, or Diego Armando Maradona Junior as he is better known as, is the son of El Diego, or in spanish; El Hijo de Maradona. ...


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.[21][22] Maradona has authored an autobiography entitled "Yo Soy El Diego" chronicling his life, both on and off the playing field. His autobiography was translated and published in English as Maradona: The Autobiography of Soccer's Greatest and Most Controversial Star. (ISBN 1602390274) The Actors Studio is a theatrical school and workshop located in the Old Labor Stage on 44th Street in New York City. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For writing autobiographies on Wikipedia, see WP:Autobiography. ...


Drug abuse and health situation

Since the 1990s, Maradona has had difficulties with cocaine abuse, which included spells in Swiss and Cuban detox clinics.[citation needed] Between 2002 and 2005, Maradona spent most of his time in Cuba. For other uses, see Cocaine (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


On April 18, 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. Scores of fans gathered around the clinic. 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. is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Heart attack redirects here. ...


Fortunately he showed improvement and was taken off the respirator on April 23 and remained in intensive care for several days before being discharged on April 29. He returned to Cuba in May. is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Maradona has always had a tendency to put on weight, and suffered increasingly with obesity from the end of his playing career until undergoing gastric bypass surgery in a clinic in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on March 6, 2005. When Maradona resumed public appearances shortly thereafter, he displayed a notably thinner figure.
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However, on March 29, 2007, Maradona was readmitted to a hospital in Buenos Aires. He was treated for hepatitis and effects of alcohol abuse, and was released on 11 April, but re-admitted two days later.[23] In the following days there were constant rumors about his health, including three false claims of his death within a month.[24] After transfer to a psychiatric clinic specialising in alcohol-related problems, he was discharged on May 7.[25] is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Hepatitis (plural hepatitides) implies injury to liver characterised by presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue. ... This article needs cleanup. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On May 8, 2007, Maradona appeared on Argentine television and stated that he has quit drinking and has not used drugs in two and a half years.[26]


Political views

During the nineties, Diego Maradona supported the presidency of Carlos Menem in Argentina. In more recent years, Maradona has shown more sympathy to left-wing ideologies. He became friends with Fidel Castro while in treatment in Cuba. He has a portrait of Castro tattooed on his left leg and one of Ernesto "Che" Guevara on his right arm.[27] Carlos Saúl Menem (born July 2, 1930) was President of Argentina from July 8, 1989 to December 10, 1999 for the Justicialist Party (Peronist) very infamous and criticized due corruption and his dubious handling of the investigations of the 1992 Israeli Embassy bombing and the 1994 bombing of the... Left wing redirects here. ... Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ... -1... Ernesto Guevara de la Serna Lynch (May 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967), commonly known as Che Guevara, el Che, or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, political figure, author, military theorist, and leader of Cuban and internationalist guerrillas. ...


Maradona is also a supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. In 2005 he visited Venezuela with the specific aim of meeting Chávez, who received him in Miraflores. 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). Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (pronounced ) (born July 28, 1954) is the current President of Venezuela. ... Miraflores is an affluent district of Lima, Peru. ...


"I believe in Chávez, I am Chávista. Everything Fidel does, everything Chávez does, for me is the best."[28]


He has declared his opposition to imperialism, notably during the 2005 Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, Argentina. There he protested George W. Bush's presence in Argentina, wearing a T-shirt labeled "STOP BU卐H" and referring to Bush as "human garbage".[29][30] For the computer game, see Imperialism (computer game). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The tourist resort of Mar del Plata, 400 kilometers southeast of the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, is the venue of the Fourth Summit of the Americas, which will gather the leaders of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere, except Cuba. ... Map of Mar del Plata and the surrounding region Panoramic view of Varese beach, Mar del Plata Mar del Plata is an Argentine city located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the Buenos Aires Province, 400 km south of Buenos Aires. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


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. I hate it with all my strength."[31]


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. [32]


Reputation

Ever since 1986, it is common for Argentines abroad to hear Maradona's name as a token of recognition, even in remote places.[9] In Argentina, Maradona is often talked about in terms reserved for legends. In the Argentine film El Hijo de la Novia ("The bride's son"), an actor who plays a fake Catholic priest says to a bar patron: "they idolized him and then crucified him". When scolded by a friend for taking the prank too far, the fake priest retorts: "But I was talking about Maradona". This article is about religious workers. ...


In Rosario city, 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[33] have become members via the church's official web site. Religious display on Maradona in Naples. ...


Hounded for years by the press, Maradona even fired a compressed-air rifle against reporters who, so he claimed, invaded his privacy. This quote from former teammate Jorge Valdano summarizes the feelings of many: Air guns are weapons that propel a bullet using compressed air or another gas, possibly liquefied. ... Jorge Alberto Francisco Valdano Castellanos (born October 4, 1955 in Las Parejas, Santa Fe Province) is an Argentine former football player. ...

He is someone many people want to emulate, a controversial figure, loved, hated, who stirs great upheaval, especially in Argentina... Stressing his personal life is a mistake. 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. [34]

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. Later on in the commercial he wakes up realizing it was nightmare after having drank too much of the soft drink. 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). Maradona replied that he has no problem in wearing the Brazilian national squad jersey, instead, only in wearing River Plate's jersey[citation needed]. Guaraná Antarctica bottles and can Guaraná Antarctica is a popular guaraná-flavored soft drink in Brazil, created in 1921 by Companhia Antarctica Paulista, now part of Ambev. ... This article is about the Brazilian footballer. ... Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brazil and the Italian Serie A club AC Milan. ...


In May 2006, Maradona agreed to take part in UK's Soccer Aid (a program to raise money for Unicef). Maradona scored a penalty but it was too late to save the match which England won 2-1.[35] Soccer Aid was a British charity event held on 27 May 2006 that raised £3 million in aid of UNICEF. The event was a football match between two teams comprising celebrities and World Cup legends, one representing England and the other the Rest of the World. ... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ...


Career statistics

Club

  • His overall average of goals scored per match in domestic club competitions is 0.53.

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 Stabile's mark in 1994; surpassed by Gabriel Batistuta in 1998)

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Statistics

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 5 3 4 5 29 19
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 7
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 240 150 - - 240 150
Spain 62 27 12 7 7 8 81 42
Italy 188 81 54 29 25 5 267 115
Career Total 490 258 66 36 32 13 588 307

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Honours

Club

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Country

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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 — 1981, 1986
  • South American Footballer of the Year (El Mundo, Caracas):1979, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1992
  • Argentine Sports Writers' Sportsman of the Year: 1986
  • Golden Ball for Best Player of the FIFA World Cup: 1986
  • Best Footballer in the World (Once): 1986 — 1987
  • World Player of the Year (World Soccer Magazine): 1986
  • Serie A Top Scorer: 1987/1988
  • Golden Ball for services to football (France Football): 1996
  • Argentine Sports Writers' Sportsman of the Century: 1999
  • "FIFA best football player of the century", people's choice: 2000
  • "FIFA Goal of the Century" (1986 (2–1) v. England; second goal): 2002
  • Argentine Senate "Domingo Faustino Sarmiento" recognition for lifetime achievement: 2005

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Coaching career

  • 1994 Mandiyú de Corrientes
  • 1995 Racing Club de Avellaneda

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South American Footballer of the Year
1979, 1980
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Flag of Brazil Zico
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Olimpia de Oro
1979
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Flag of Argentina Sergio Víctor Palma
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World Soccer Player of the Year
1986
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Flag of the Netherlands Ruud Gullit
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FIFA World Cup Golden Ball
1986
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Flag of Germany Lothar Matthäus
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FIFA World Cup Silver Boot
1986
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Flag of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Skuhravý
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1986
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Flag of Canada Ben Johnson
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1986
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1986
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1987-88
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See also

  • List of sportspeople sanctioned for doping offences
Persondata
NAME Maradona, Diego
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Maradona, Diego Armando
SHORT DESCRIPTION Retired Argentine footballer
DATE OF BIRTH 30 October 1960 (1960-10-30) (age 47)
PLACE OF BIRTH Villa Fiorito, Lanús, Buenos Aires
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Elected the greatest FIFA soccer player of the 20th century (an honor he shares with Pelé;), Diego Armando Maradona was born in 1960 in a slum outside Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Diego Armando Maradona was born in Villa Fiorito, a shantytown on the southern outskirts of Buenos Aires
Maradona has won other 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.
Maradona has always had a tendency to put on weight, and suffered increasingly with obesity from the end of his playing career until undergoing gastric bypass surgery in a clinic in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on March 6, 2005.
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