Signature move: his dribbles
Full name: Diego Armando Maradona
Date of birth: 30 October 1960
Place of birth: Lanús, Buenos Aires province, Argentina
Height: 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position: Attacking Midfielder/Second Striker
Clubs: Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona,
Napoli, Sevilla, Newell´s Old Boys
Maradona was a player who could dribble very well, as well as taking free kicks and giving assists. Some of his famous goals/dribbles were at the 1986 Fifa World Cup against England and Belgium. He made the Goal of the Century against England in the quarter finals. He is also famous because of his 'Hand of God' goal against England by scoring with his hand. He is wideley seen as one of the best football players ever togethere with Brazilian football player Pele.
Biography of Maradona
Diego Armando Maradona was born on 30 Ocotber 1960 in Lanus Argentina. At age 10 while playing at his neighborhood club Estrella Roja he was scouted for Argentinos Juniors. He played in the youth of Argentinos and made his debut for the first team at age 15 He played 5 years for Argentinos after he went to Boca Juniors in 1981. He had impressive dribbles and scored amazing goals, he won the primera divison with Boca Juniors that year and earned a transfer to European topclub FC Barcelona.
In 2 seasons at Barcelona Maradona scored 38 goals in 58 matches again scoring amazing goals. In a match against Athletic de Bilbao Maradona was victim of hard tackles on him. Athletic's Andoni Goikoetxea made a terrible offense on Maradona, Maradona got injured but he came back later that year scoring 2 goals in a match againt Sevilla. In the final of the Copa del Rey against Athletic Bilbao 1984 Maradona gets tackled again, this time Maradona gets angry and kicks a player of Bilbao causing a fight to start. Barcelona loses the match with 1-0 and it will be Maradona's last match for Barcelona. He leaves Camp Nou in 1984 signing a contract at Napoli.
Maradona signs for Napoli for a transfer record of £6.9m it will be the best period of Maradona. At Napoli Maradona leads the club to its first championship in the Serie A in 1986/1987 and repeats this at 1989/1990. In 1989 Napoli wins the UEFA Cup Maradona scores a goal in the 2-1 vicotry against VfB Stuttgart.
World Cup 1986
At the 1986 Fifa World Cup Argentina gets World Champion. Maradona had a great influence in the victory scoring 5 goals and making 5 assists. One of the most famous matches is against England in the quarter final. Six minutes into the second half with a score of 0-0 Maradona gets the ball, he passes some defenders and gives a pass to one of his teammates an England defender tries to clear the ball but miscues and the ball gets high into the penalty area. Then Maradona comes and touches the ball with his left hand over goalkeeper Peter Shilton, the ball gets into the goal and the referee allows the goal. After the match Maradona said it was''The hand of god''. Four minutes after this goal Maradona scores another goal, this time after an amazing dribble passing five defenders. In 2002 the goal was voted `Goal of the Century´. Argentina won with 2-1 against England and reached the semi-finals in which they defeated Belgium with 2-0 and both goals from Maradona. Argentina won the final of the tournament against
West Germany with 3-2. Maradona won the Golden Ball for best player of the tournament.
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Maradona scores a beautiful goal against England in the quarter-final of World Cup 1986.