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Diego Maradona
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Maradona as manager of Al-Wasl in May 2012
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Full name Diego Armando Maradona
Date of birth (1960-10-30)30 October 1960
Place of birth Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death 25 November 2020(2020-11-25) (aged 60)
Place of death Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.65 m
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Second striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1981 Argentinos Juniors 167 (116)
1981–1982 Boca Juniors 40 (28)
1982–1984 Barcelona 36 (22)
1984–1991 Napoli 188 (81)
1992–1993 Sevilla 26 (5)
1993–1994 Newell's Old Boys 5 (0)
1995–1997 Boca Juniors 30 (7)
Total 491 (259)
National team
1977–1979 Argentina U20 15 (8)
1977–1994 Argentina 91 (34)
Teams managed
1994 Textil Mandiyú
1995 Racing Club
2008–2010 Argentina
2011–2012 Al-Wasl
2013–2017 Deportivo Riestra (assistant)
2017–2018 Fujairah
2018–2019 Dorados de Sinaloa
2019–2020 Gimnasia de La Plata
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Diego Armando Maradona Franco (30 October 1960 – 25 November 2020) was an Argentine football player and manager. 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."

Death

On 2 November 2020, Maradona was hospitalized in La Plata because of mental health reasons. A day later, he had emergency brain surgery to treat a subdural hematoma. He was released on 12 November after successful surgery.

On 25 November 2020, Maradona died of a heart attack at his home in Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina at the age of 60.

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