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Diego Maradona
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Personal information
Full name Diego Armando Maradona Franco
Date of birth 30 October 1960 (1960-10-30) (age 58)
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 Armando Maradona Franco(born 30 October 1960 in Lanús, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine former 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

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


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