The Argentine press announced that Diego Armando Maradona died.
Until now, many famous names have written their names in world football. Many legendary players have come and gone. However, for football fans, Maradona had a special place. Although he quit acting, Diego Armando Maradona was seen as one of the greatest footballers of all time by many experts, football critics, former footballers, current footballers, and football fans. Unfortunately, Maradona, the legend of the football community, passed away.
Who is he Diego Armando Maradona?
The legendary footballer, Diego Armando Maradona was born on October 30, 1960 in Argentina. His passion and talent for soccer made him the best footballer in the world.
On 20 October 1976 Maradona signed her first professional contract with Argentinos Juniors, ten days before she turned 16.
How did Maradona’s football career begin, in which clubs did he play in?
Maradona signed her first professional contract in 1976. After scoring 115 goals in 167 matches between 1976 and 1981, he was transferred to the Boca Juniors club for 1 million Euros. Transferring to Boca Juniors in the half of the 1981 season, Maradona received the league championship medal for the first time in 1982.
After the 1982 FIFA World Cup, in June, Maradona transferred to Spanish club FC Barcelona for £ 5 million ($ 7.6m) and became the most expensive player. In 1983, under the coaching of César Luis Menotti, Barcelona from Maradon eliminated Real Madrid and defeated Copa del Rey and Athletic Bilbao and took the Supercopa de España. However, Maradona’s adventure to Barcelona was short-lived. In his fight against Athletic Bilbaolu player Andoni Goikoetxea, his ankle was broken and his football career was in jeopardy. After his treatment, he returned to the fields.
Diego Armando Maradona played in the Midfielder position. The player, considered to be the best player ever in world football history, scored 308 goals in 590 matches he played in club teams.
The goal he scored with his hand against England in the 1986 World Cup and what he did for this goal; “That hand was God’s hand.” his comment attracted a lot of attention. The goal he scored in the same match, from his own half-court to the front of the goal, by stealing exactly 8 players, including the goalkeeper, was chosen as the “Goal of the Century”.
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Maradona played in Naples for a long time. However, he failed cocaine and drug tests in 1991 and was banned from football for 15 months. Then he left Naples in 1992. Despite the interest of Real Madrid from Spain and Olympique de Marseille from France, he chose Sevilla and played there for a year. In 1993, Newell’s transferred to Old Boys. He returned to Boca Juniors in 1995 and played there for two years.
Legendary football player Maradona overcame his cocaine addiction in 2005. In 2008, he was appointed as Argentina coach and resigned 15 months later at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Diego Armando Maradona Died?
Maradona was hospitalized and operated in early November due to brain edema. She was in the process of being treated at her home in Tigre after the surgery. The legendary footballer sadly died of a heart attack.