10 Interesting Facts About Diego Maradona Career

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 | 0

This is a short summary of Diego Maradona career facts and figures, all the big details you need to know about Maradona are discussed below.

Diego Maradona Career Facts

Diego Maradona was born “Diego Armando Maradona” on 30th October 1960 in Lanus, Beunon Aires, Argentina and he made his professional football debut at the age of just 15 year old with local Argentina club.

The Football Clubs Maradona Player For:

He Joined Boca Juniors for $1.5 million pounds in 1981 at the age of 21 and played two seasons for them in 1981 and 1982. He won south american player of the year in 1979 and 1980. His great success in south american football caught the eye of big european clubs and he signed for FC Barcelona in 1982 for a than world record fee of around $8million. Maradona spent two years with Barcelona before joining Napoli for another record transfer fee which is around $10million in 1984.

1986 FIFA World Cup, The Finest Moment in Maradona Career:

Maradona lead Argentina two 1986 world cup glory and won the golden ball (the best player in the tournament) resulting in him becoming a legend in football world.

He scored one of the most controversial goal in the history of world cup known as “hand of god” goal against England in quarter finals of the world cup 86.

In the same game he also scored the greatest goal in football history which was later declared the greatest goal of the century by FIFA.

Diego Maradona Career Honours:

Apart from winning the 1986 world cup Maradona also enjoyed great success with his club teams. Maradona won league titles in Argentina and Italy with Boca Juniors and Napoli respectively. He also won 4 domestic cup competitions in Argentina, Italy and Spain before getting his hand on the UEFA Cup with Napoli in 1987.

Maradona Career & Goals statistics:

Over the course of his 21 year career Maradona scored 345 goals in 680 games which also include 34 goals for Argentina national team out of which 8 came in world cups. Currently he is the 4th highest goal scorer in the history of Argentina national football.

Controversial Side Of His Career:

Maradona had to go through many controversies on and off the field from failed drug test in 1994 world cup to sentenced for shooting a reporter and the hand of god goal.

Despite all that his performances at the world stage will always be remembered as one of the greatest football to have ever lived.

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