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10 Amazing facts about Argentina legend Diego Maradona

10 Amazing facts about Argentina legend Diego Maradona

Goal rounds up 70 of the most interesting tidbits about the iconic former Argentina and Napoli striker


Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona, famous for his 'Hand of God' goal, dies at 60. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60 ...

259 goals
He played 490 official club games during his 21-year professional career, scoring 259 goals; for Argentina he played 91 games and scored 34 goals.

A ballooning waistline slowed Maradona's explosive speed later in his career and by 1991 he was snared in his first doping scandal when he admitted to a cocaine habit that haunted him until he retired in 1997, at 37

Diego Maradona
He was none other than Diego Maradona, one of the world's greatest football players, also called 'The God of Football'. He saw heaven and hell on Earth and died Wednesday at the age of 60. Maradona was a player who, apart from scoring goals, also made mistakes.

Diego Maradona. Maradona made his debut for Argentinos Juniors 10 days before his 16th birthday.

In May 2018, Maradona was announced as the new chairman of Belarusian club Dynamo Brest. He arrived in Brest and was presented by the club to start his duties in July. From September 2018 to June 2019, Maradona was coach of Mexican club Dorados.

In his career, Messi has scored just three free kick goals, while Maradona had scored three free kicks in a single game when he was 20! El Diego is arguably the greatest free kick-taker of all time, while Messi is third or fourth in line at Barcelona to take them.

Maradona made and wasted millions over his years at the pinnacle of his fame with Barcelona, Napoli and Argentina, and he also made some shrewd investments. Some reports circulating since his death estimate his estate at around $90 million ($A122m).

Football legend Diego Maradona has been buried in a private ceremony after a day of emotional scenes in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday aged 60. .


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