Diego Maradona

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Diego Maradona
Maradona mundial 2006 2.jpg
Personal information
Full name Diego Armando Maradona
Date of birth 30 October 1960 (1960-10-30) (age 53)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Youth career
1969-1976 Argentinos Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
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
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Diego Maradona (born 30 October 1960 in Lanús, Buenos Aires)used to be an 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.


Fame[change | change source]

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

Club career statistics[change | change source]

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
1982 0 0 - - 0 0
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 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
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[change | change source]

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Argentina national team
Year Apps Goals
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

References[change | change source]


"Diego Maradona." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Vol. 20. Detroit: Gale, 2000.Biography in Context. Web. 12 May 2014. "Maradona, Diego Armando." Hutchinson Encyclopedia. 2011. eLibrary. Web. 12 May. 2014.