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Football's Greatest World Cup goals-Diego Maradona

Updated on June 5, 2012

Great World Cup goals

Diego Maradona is many peoples idea of the greatest footballer ever to have graced the game. Always a player of great skill, he always seemed to control every game he played where many of his great goals were decisive, and this was certainly the case in the 1986 World Cup. here is a small series of some of the best goals I can remember from past World Cups.

Maradona magic

Yes of course this is from the 1986 World Cup finals, but it is probably not the one you were thinking of .This was not the "Goal of the Century" ,but one just as good,scored a few days later and in this match he didn't require any help from above!

DIEGO MARADONA for Argentina v Belgium in the1986 World Cup semi-final

The game was again played at the Azteca stadium and once again the little man gathered the ball from the right and ran at the Belgium defenders.

As three of them converged on him, he jinked past them and left them for dead ,mere statues; Then after mesmerising the final defender he hammered the ball past the helpless keeper.

Final score Argentina 2 Belgium 0

Maradona made it look easy ,and we almost expected all of his goals to be like this.

Easy does it


It was a great year for Maradona as he propelled himself to be the world's greatest player and inspired Argentina to their second World Cup triumph.

Maradona's career had many ups and downs, but the great man always made an impact at wherever he played his football, he won many awards even after he finished playing.

Maradona Club and International Record Awards

  • 1979 Golden Ball for Best Player of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup
  • 1979 Argentine Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year
  • 1979 South American Footballer of the Year
  • 1979 Argentine League Top Scorer
  • 1980 Argentine Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year
  • 1980 Argentine League Top Scorer
  • 1981 Argentine Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year
  • 1981 Argentine League Top Scorer
  • 1986 Argentine Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year
  • 1986 South American Footballer of the Year
  • 1986 Argentine Sports Writers’ Sportsman of the Year
  • 1986 Golden Ball
  • 1986 World Player of the Year
  • 1987 Best Football in the World
  • 1987 Serie A Top Scorer
  • 1989 South American Footballer of the Year
  • 1990 South American Footballer of the Year
  • 1992 South American Footballer of the Year
  • 1996 Golden Ball, services to football
  • 1999 Argentine Sports Writers’ Sportsman of the Century
  • 2000 People’s Choice Best Footballer of the Century
  • 2002 FIFA Goal of the Century
  • 2005 Argentine Senate Lifetime Achievement


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