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Diego Maradona Short Biography
Diego Maradona was born 30 October 1960 and grew up under poor conditions in Villa Fiorito near Buenos Aires as the fourth child of Tota and Chitori Maradona.
Maradona is regarded as one of the greatest ever footballers to have played the game, and was awarded as the FIFA Best Player of the 20th Century.
At 15 years old, Maradona made his official debut for Argentinos Junior’s first team and became the youngest player ever in the Primera. A few months later, he made his debut in the Argentina national team, in a friendly against Hungary.
Maradona captained the Argentina national football team 16 times, and led his nation to the World Cup title in 1986. He has recorded 8 goals and provided 8 assists in 21 World Cup appearances. Maradona was the second-highest goal-scorer from Argentina in the World Cup finals.
Maradona married Claudia Villafañe and has 3 daughters Dalma Maradona, Gianinna Maradona, and Jana Maradona and 2 sons Diego Maradona Junior, and Diego Fernando Maradona.
Maradona’s lawyer said the football legend died of a heart attack. Argentina’s Football Association also confirmed the news on social media. “The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona.
|Diego Maradona Biography/Wiki|
|Full Name||Diego Armando Maradona Franco|
|Nickname(s)||El Pibe de Oro|
|Profession||Professional Footballer (Retired)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 165 cm
in meters– 1.65 m
in feet inches– 5’ 5”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 70 kg
in pounds– 155 lbs
|Football Debut||International– On February 27, 1977, for Argentina against Hungary
Club– On October 20, 1976 for Argentinos.
|Jersey Number||#10 (Argentina)
#10 (FC Barcelona)
• Argentine Primera División: 1981 Metropolitano
• Copa del Rey: 1983
• Serie A : 1986–87, 1989–90
• FIFA World Cup: 1986
|Date of Birth||October 30, 1960|
|Age (as in 2020)||60 Years|
|Birthplace||Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Scorpio|
|Awards||South American Footballer of the Year: 1979, 1980
• FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 1986
• FIFA World Cup Silver Shoe: 1986
• FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 1986, 1990
• World Soccer Awards Player of the Year: 1986
• Coppa Italia top scorer: 1987–88
• South American Team of the Year: 1995
• Ballon d’Or for services to football (France Football): 1996
• World Team of the 20th Century: 1998
• FIFA Player of the Century: 2000
• FIFA Goal of the Century (for his second goal against England in 1986 FIFA • World Cup quarter-final): 2002
• Golden Foot (FIFA Legend): 2003
• Globe Soccer Awards Player Career Award: 2012
• AFA Team of All Time: 2015
• World Soccer Greatest XI of all time: 2013
|Hometown||Villa Fiorito, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Girlfriends, Affairs & More|
|Girlfriends||Lucia Galan (1981-1982) Singer
Cristiana Sinagra (1985)
Veronica Ojeda (2013)
Rocio Oliva (2014) Footballer
|Marriage Date||November 7, 1984|
|Maradona Wife||Diego Maradona wife Claudia Villafañe (1984-2003)|
|Kids||Sons– Diego Maradona Junior
Diego Fernando Maradona
Daughters– Dalma Maradona and Gianinna Maradona
|Parents||Mother– Dalma Salvadora Franco (Homemaker)
Father– Diego Maradona Senior (Construction Worker)
|Siblings||Brothers– Hugo Maradona, Raul Maradona
Sisters– Ana Maria, Rita, Maria Rosa, Elsa
|Net Worth (approx.)||$100 Thousand (₹68 Lakh)|
Interesting Facts About Diego Maradona
- In 2009, Italian authorities declared that he owed $45 million (₹306 Crore) in unpaid taxes, penalties, charges, and interest. He paid just $48,000 (₹33 Lakh), 2 luxury watches, and a set of earrings.
- In 2017, he accused his two daughters and his ex-wife of stealing $4.5million (₹30 Crore) from him and asked them to be jailed.
- In 2018, he was caught in a controversy when during the Argentina Iceland FIFA World Cup match he was seen smoking a cigar in the stadium, though smoking was a ban in all the stadiums of the World Cup.
- After England defeated Colombia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Round of 16, Maradona claimed that it was FIFA’s conspiracy to award a win to England. He accused the referee of the match not being fit for the job. Though FIFA denied his allegations and said that his “insinuations” were “entirely inappropriate and completely unfounded.”