Diego Maradona Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

Diego Maradona is hailed as one of the greatest players in the history of sports. He was born on October 30, 1960. Maradona was a professional football player from Argentina. During his career, Maradona was known as a specialist at scoring free kicks. He was nicknamed as ‘El Pibe de Oro’ [The golden boy].

Diego Maradona Biography and Net Worth

Net worth$100,000
Full NameDiego Armando Maradona
Birth DateOctober 30, 1960
DiedNovember 25, 2020
Birthplace Lanus, Argentina
ProfessionFootball player

Diego Maradona,Career

Maradona operated at number 10 position while playing football. He made his professional debut for in 1976 while he was playing for Argentinos. During his debut match, Maradona kicked the ball through one of the players legs, creating a nutmeg that would become legendary in years to come. During the fifth year, he played for Argentinos Juniors, Maradona scored 115 goals in his 167 appearances.

Maradona was transferred to Barcelona after 1982 World Cup for a then world record fee 7.6 million dollars. In 1983, Barcelo won Copa del Rey with Maradona on the team. They also won 1983 El. Clasico with an unforgettable goal scored by Maradona. During his time at Barcelona, he faced some health issues and took a three-month break from playing. He joined Napoli in1984 and reached the peak of his career. After securing some great wins for the team, Napoli’s attacking trio formed by Maradona, Giordano and Careca was dubbed as the ’Ma-Gi-Ca’ front [magical] line.

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During his career, Maradona started using drugs and that had a huge negative impact on his career and he also received some backlash from his otherwise very loyal fans. He was banned to play for 15 months after he failed a drug test and after that left Napoli in 1992. He played for various clubs after that and eventually retired from professional football in 1997. Maradona has played a total of 649 matches and scored 354 goals. He played four world cups for Argentina in the years 1982, 1986, 1990 and 1994. They won the 1986 world cup and were runner up in 1990 world cup. Argentina also won Artemio Franchi Cup in 1993 with Maradona on the team.

FIFA Player of 20th century award

In 2000, Maradona was winner of the FIFA Player of 20th century award. From 1989-1990, he was UNICEF European footballer of the season. In 1986, he won FIFA world cup golden ball and silver shoes. He won Ballon d’Or in 1986 and 1990. In 2002, he won FIFA goal of the century for his goal against England in the 1986 world cup. He won golden foot in 2003 as a football legend and was named in FIFA 100 Greatest living players in 2004. In 2010, The Times placed him No.1 on the Greatest Footballers in the World Cup history. He was inducted in Italian Football hall of fame in 2014.

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After retiring as a football, Maradona started his career as a manager and managed various teams including Racing Club and Argentina. He was managing Gimnasia de La Plata during 2019 to 2020.

Diego Maradona died due to a cardiac arrest on November 25, 2020.

Diego Maradona Net Worth

Maradona net worth at the time of his death was estimated to be 100,000 dollars. Although he earned millions of dollars as a footballer and was highest paid footballer of his time, he lost most of his money due to some tax disputes with Italian authorities. The unpaid taxes accumulated over time and that’s why he lost most of his net worth.

Maradona Features

Eye colorBlack
Hair colorBlack

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