Soccer superstar Diego Maradona leads the Argentine team to victory at the 1986 World Cup, although his achievements were later overshadowed by his fight against drug abuse.
Who is Diego Maradona?
Diego Maradona is an Argentine football legend and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Maradona led the club to win championships in Argentina, Italy and Spain. He was the famous star of the 1986 World Cup champion Argentina. He often struggles with health problems when he retires.
Diego Armando Maradona was born on October 30, 1960 in Villa Fiorito, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. The fifth of eight children raised by Diego Sr. and Donatota, Maradona grew up in a poor but close family. He received his first football as a gift when he was 3 years old and quickly entered the game.
Joined the 10-year-old Maradona Argentina Youth National Team Youth Team Ross-year-old Bolivars, one of the largest clubs in Argentina. Maradona showed amazing abilities when he was young, leading Los Sebolitas to an incredible 136 unbeaten record. Shortly before his 16th birthday, he made his debut in the senior team.
A short but brave midfielder, known for his ability to create scoring opportunities for himself and others, Maradona led the club’s team to championships in Argentina, Italy and Spain.
As a member of the 1986 World Cup champion Argentina, his career reached its peak, where his performance included scoring two unforgettable goals in the quarter-final victory over England. The first one was to score illegally with his left hand. Maradona later claimed that this was a masterpiece of “God’s Hand”. The second one does not require supernatural help, only otherworldly abilities, and can dribble the ball in groups of defenses. Find the bottom of the network. . Maradona has participated in a total of four World Cups and scored an impressive 34 goals in 91 international matches for Argentina.
Although his talent on the court is beyond doubt, the emotional Maradona is also considered a highly controversial figure. He was addicted to cocaine while playing in Spain in the 1980s and was suspended for 15 months after testing positive for the substance in 1991. Three years later, Maradona was again subject to a high-profile suspension, this time because of a positive test for ephedrine. Cup.
Maradona spent the twilight years of his career in his home country. His physical abilities were weakened by the increase in injuries and years of hard life. He declared his retirement in 1997 the day before his birthday.
Life After Football
After Maradona retired, the problems that plagued him later in his career still exist. He was hospitalized for heart disease in 2000 and 2004. The second time he needed a ventilator to breathe normally, he underwent gastric bypass surgery the following year. An Internet poll conducted by
FIFA named Maradona as the best player of the 20th century, but even this incident has been controversial. Maradona was annoyed when he formed a special team to ensure that Pele as a whole was honored, and then he refused to share the stage with the Brazilian legend.
In 2008, Maradona was hired as a coach for the Argentina national team. Although Argentina has a talented squad led by Lionel Messi and may be the best player in the world, he scored 40 points in the 2010 World Cup quarterfinals. The disastrous defeat was eliminated by the German team and Maradona’s contract was not renewed.
Despite the disappointment of the public, Maradona is still well loved in Argentina, as a humble native son, he has reached the peak of celebrity on the international stage, Maradona, who was recovering from emergency brain surgery, died of a heart attack at his home in Argentina on November 25, 2020. He is 60 years old.