Diego Maradona - The Legend of Football Player - The Greatest Player in the World

Diego Maradona - The Legend of Football Player - The Greatest Player in the World

Diego Maradona

Diego Armando Maradona (born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 30, 1960, age 51 years) is a legendary former Argentine footballer.

Maradona to coach Argentina from November 2008 to July 2010.

For Maradona's Argentina featured as many as 91 times and scored 34 goals.

Maradona is included in the row of best footballer of the century along with Pele, Johan Cruyff and Christian Vieri


Maradona was born in poverty on October 30, 1960 in Lanus but spent his childhood in Villa Fiorito. He was the son of the 4th of 6 children.


At the age of 10 years of footballing talent was discovered by talent scouts Agentinos Juniors club. 2 years later he became the club mascot named Los Cebollitas (Small Onions), in which he served to entertain the audience with football skills competition at halftime on the Argentine first division. rgentinos Juniors.

Her talent was wafted up to England where club Sheffield United tried to transfer it for 180,000 pounds. The proposal was later rejected by Argentinos Juniors.

A year later, he made his international debut with the national team of Argentina. In 1981, he bought the club Boca Juniors for £ 1 million when he became the league champions for the first time.

FC Barcelona

After the 1982 World Cup, he then transferred to FC Barcelona at a price of 5 million pound sterling, which is the world record at the time.

There with coach César Luis Menotti, Maradona won the Copa del Rey, beating arch-rivals FC Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, and the Spanish Super Cup, beating Athletic de Bilbao.

His career at FC Barcelona having some problems, first is when Maradona was sentenced to suffer hepatitis, then a severe ankle injury caused by hard tackling by players Athletic de Bilbao, Andoni Goikoetxea which nearly ended his career in the world of football. In addition he also frequently butted heads with clubs Presidential Josep Lluís Núñez.

Maradona then transferred to SSC Napoli in 1984 and reached the peak of his career in football where he brought the team to win Serie A for the first time in the history of Naples (1986/87 and 1989/1990). And was runner-up Serie A in 1987/88 and 1988/89.

In addition, he also helped Napoli win the Italian Cup in 1987. A year later (season 88/89), Napoli beat VfB Stuttgart to win the UEFA Cup. Maradona is also the top scorer in Serie A Italian League with 15 goals. Maradona also Guerin d'Oro award as best player with rating according to the Italian magazine Guerin Sportivo.

Maradona has also appeared on the show to Osvaldo Ardilles testimony in the match between Tottenham Hotspur against Inter Milan where the final score 2-1 to Spurs victory. In a match that Glenn Hoddle gave up his jersey number 10 to be used by Maradona.

But behind the brilliance, even in Italy Maradona getting worse in the black world. Worsening cocaine habit and repeatedly fined by kubnya because it does not appear in training and matches with the reasons for stress.

Sevilla, Newells Old Boys & Boca Juniors

His career then declined after that. He proved using doping in 1991  and banned from playing football for 15 months. Once free, he made his comeback with Sevilla, but was fired a year later.

He then returned to Argentina and play with Newell's Old Boys for 5 games before once again banned for 15 months for doping to be known as the 1994 World Cup takes place.

After he became coach of Deportivo Mandiyú (1994) and Racing Club (1995) and tried to resume playing career with Boca Juniors between 1995 and 1997, he finally retired on October 30, 1997.

International career

Maradona made his debut with Argentina at the age of 16 years against Hungary on February 27, 1977. At the age of 18 years Maradona participated in the Junior World Cup held in Japan, where Argentina had to deal with Indonesia with the result 5-0. Maradona scored two goals with Ramón Díaz who scored a hat trick
1982 World Cup

Maradona made his debut in the World Cup stage at the 1982 World Cup. In the preliminary round which is the defending champion Argentina surprise 0-1 defeat by Belgium, although Argentina had cruised into the second round of the tournament after beating Hungary 4-1 and El Salvador 2-0.

In the next round they again suffered defeat by Italy 1-2 and Brazil 1-3. Maradona appeared in all matches in the World Cup and scored 2 goals. Everything is made in a match against Hungary.

1986 World Cup

Maradona, turns like a little eel, he comes away from trouble, squat little man ... comes inside Butcher and leaves him for dead, outside Fenwick and leaves him for dead, and puts the ball away ... And that is why Maradona is the greatest player in the world.

-Bryon Butler (BBC Radio)

Shows the greatness of Maradona appointed {} is the team captain at the time of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, where almost alone he led Argentina out of World Champion for the second time, after the first one in 1978 in Argentina.

At the World Cup in Mexico, Maradona made the best goals of all time FIFA when England met Argentina in the quarter-finals. At that time Maradona doing sprints while carrying the ball from the midfield, then pass through five English players (Glenn Hoddle, Peter Beardsley, Steve Hodge, Peter Reid, Terry Butcher) and beat goalkeeper celebrated British, Peter Shilton.

Maradona was all done in just a span of less than 10 seconds. Unfortunately, at the party anyway, Maradona made a very bad goal. Goals are created through the help of hand, says Maradona as a result of assistance "hand of God".

He finally admitted that it was done intentionally on August 22, 2005. Total Maradona scored 5 goals and 5 assists and was never replaced during the match Argentina in the 1986 World Cup.

As a form of respect, then erected a statue of Maradona scored a goal while at the front entrance of the stadium Azteca Stadium.

1990 World Cup

At the next World Cup 1990 in Italy, Maradona returned mengkapteni Argentina. But Maradona's appearance less than the maximum because of a knee injury before the tournament begins.

Argentina began its journey in this tournament with less convincing, almost eliminated in early rounds and only ranked third in group B.

Argentina and Brazil to meet his nemesis. When it is forecast to suffer defeat, Maradona emerged as a hero by sending feedback to be completed by Claudio Caniggia. Argentina was a 1-0 win over Brazil. The next round of Argentina met with Yugoslavia where the match settled by penalty shoot-out. Maradona is one of the kicker penalty that failed.

Semi-final against Italy is also resolved by penalty shoot-out after the score 1-1 for 2x45 minutes. This time, Maradona scored a penalty after successfully kicking the ball bravely in the same direction when he failed against Yugoslavia.

In the final game has been waiting for the then West Germany beat Argentina 1-0 through a penalty scored by Andreas Brehme in the 85th minute, after the offense to West Germany striker Rudi Völler.

1994 World Cup

Maradona appeared again as the captain for Argentina but only featured as many as 2 times and scored 1 goal against Greece.

He then caught using doping, and banned from participating in the tournament. Maradona later denied that he deliberately put on doping and accused of conspiracy against him by the United States.


* In 2000 Maradona launched his autobiography titled Yo Soy El Diego (I am Diego) which immediately became a best seller in Argentina. Maradona present some sales royalties of this book to "the people of Cuba and Fidel"

* In 2001 the organization of football Argentina (AFA) propose to FIFA to retire back number 10 as a form of homage to Maradona circumstances. FIFA does not allow it.

* Argentinos Juniors Maradona stadium naming their stadium in 2003.

* In 2004, Maradona was near death from a heart attack due to cocaine overdose. After discharge from the hospital, he did abdominal surgery in March 2005 to reduce weight. In August 2005, he started a new career as a talk show host La Noche del 10 (The evening's no. 10).

* In 2008, Maradona was surprisingly elected as head coach of Argentina. In his debut as the team's new coach Tango, Maradona managed to bring his team to subvert Scotland 1-0 in Glasgow. Scotland. Maradona also appointed Javier Mascherano, Barcelona midfielder as the new captain of the national team. In the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Maradona led Argentina cruised to the quarter-finals where Argentina defeated by Germany with a score of 4-0. Maradona then fired in July 2010.
Playing Style

Maradona has a muscular and physically strong in the face of tough physical game. His body is short with a low center of gravity allows him to sprint faster while you driblle ball.

Maradona is a playmaker and a play for his team, and besides, she also has a high skill in mastering the ball. High expertise in the possession of the ball, making it easy to get past the guards. It can be seen in his goal against England in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

Some of them Maradona's trademark move is to sprint at the wing and then send feedback to his team mate attraction. Another is a cross-legged kick Rabona opposite foot behind the ball to kick the ball. It is also known as a free-kick taker and deadly accurate.

Maradona mostly using his left foot in his game, even if the ball is on the right. His goal against Belgium in the 1986 World Cup showed that.

His goal against England in the same world cup also showed that, Maradona used his left foot when passing pamain-English players.


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