Diego Armando Maradona was a popular Argentine football player and manager. He was one of the best players of all time. His small stature and skills on the field allowed him to move to pass the opponents easily. He was also a great leader for his team that made his team bag many wins. Moreover, he was a free-kick specialist. However, because of his drug abuse, he got banned for some years from playing. From 2018 to 2019 he served as the coach for Mexican club Dorados. His death in November 2020 saddened his family, friends and fans.
Know all the details about Diego Maradona here.
The birth date of Diego Maradona is 30 October 1960 and his place of birth is Corrientes Province. He grew up in the Villa Fiorito, a shantytown in the Buenos Aires, Argentina. The name of his father is Diego Maradona “Chitoro” and the name of his mother is Dalma Salvadora Franco, “Doña Tota”. He has four sisters and two younger brothers.
He got his first soccer ball as a gift at age three and then became a sports lover. At age twelve he impressed the audience with his football skills. Some of his inspirations when growing up are Brazilian playmaker Rivellino and George Best.
Maradona played for Argentina national team. He was able to score 34 goals in 91 appearances. He debuted fully on 16 in a match against Hungary. At the age of 18, he was part of 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship that happened in Japan. His presence on the field along with his incredible talents made him famous. His last match was the 1994 World Cup US. After that, he retired from the sport and served as coach. Diego Maradona career was a good one as he accomplished many things because of his love for football.
Diego Maradona family is Roman Catholic. He got married to his long time fiancée named Claudia Villafañe on 7 November 1989. Diego Maradona children with her are Dalma Nerea and Gianinna Dinorah. Then Maradona divorced his wife in 2004. But he was on friendly terms with her. Then he became a grandfather as his daughters married and had children.
Maradona experienced a lot of financial troubles eventhough his career was a successful one. At the time of his death, Diego Maradona net worth was $100,000.
Details about his Death
On 2nd November 2020, Maradona got admitted in a hospital in La Plata. His condition at that time was not serious. But a day later he underwent brain surgery for treating subdural hematoma. The surgery was successful and he got released as an outpatient. On 25th November 2020, Maradona suffered a heart attack at his house in Tigre, Buenos Aires. He died at age sixty.
His coffin got draped in Argentina’s national flag and three number ten jerseys. In the same day, a private funeral was also held by his family members.
Maradona was the greatest player the world has ever seen. He coached big teams and also was a source of inspiration for the players like Messi. He will be forever missed by the football fraternity.
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