Diego Armando Maradona - Life of The Soccer Legend
Maradona- The Golden Boy
Considered as one of the best players of all time, Diego Armando Maradona was born in Villa Fiorito,Buenos Aires suburb. He is a son of a laborer, he began playing soccer at very early age and when he was of15 years , he moved to Argentinos Juniors, a first division team.
A year later he was summoned to play
for the national team, which was called "El pibe de oro" ("the
golden boy").In 1979 Maradona was the captain of the team that
won the under-21 world championships. In 1980 he joined was Boca Juniors
and two years later at Barcelona, Spain. In 1984 he was hired by Napoli
and won two Italian championships in 1986/87 and 1989/90, and the Italian
Cup (1987), UEFA Cup (1989) and the Italian Supercup (1990). In the world
of Mexico 1986 he led the Argentine team to victory against Germany. At
top, Maradona scored the "goal of the century" after dribbling
10 English players.
Diego Maradona's Goal of the Century.
The Best of Diego Maradona
Diego Armando Maradona -Soccer legend
In the 1990 World Cup, he led Argentina to the final, but the team had
to settle for second place, losing against Germany. The problem arose
when the news of drugs against Maradona went public in 1991 when he
was expelled from Naples after failing a doping test. Maradona returned
to Spain, playing for Sevilla and then to Argentina to play for Newell's
In the 1994 World Cup, when the anti-doping test found it had used "ephedrine", FIFA banned him from playing for a year. The Argentine team has just defeated in the second round of the tournament for the Romania. After the suspension, Maradona returned to Boca Juniors, where he played until 1997. At 37 years withdrew permanently from football fields. In 2000 he was in a rehabilitation facility in Cuba, where he decided to write his autobiography, "Yo soy el Diego."That same year, was voted best athlete of the century in a poll organized by FIFA on internet.
On November 10, 2001, Argentina was acclaimed by the crowd in a match with the current stars. In his career, he participated in 692 official games, has 353 goals and won 10 titles:
- FIFA U-21 (1979)
- Boca Juniors (1981)
- Barcelona (Copa del Rey, 1983)
- World Cup in Mexico (1986 )
- Napoli (1987)
- Italian Cup (1987)
- UEFA Cup (1989)
- Napoli (1990)
- Italian Supercup (1991)
- A. Cup Franchi (1993).
Last year, Time magazine chose him as the most influential leader of the planet. Earlier, in late 2009, the daily Le Monde and El Pais reported as the personality of the year.