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3 viewed per hour. [317], Maradona was included in many cameos in the Argentine comic book El Cazador de Aventuras. He was first named to Argentina's national team in 1977, when he was 16. In 1999, Maradona was placed second behind Pelé by World Soccer in the magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Players of the 20th Century". Extraordinary courage. BUENOS AIRES: Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup … [263] In his autobiography, El Diego, he dedicated the book to various people, including Castro. 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. The only match Argentina played during Maradona's ban was a friendly away to Catalonia, which they lost 4–2. Did you know Maradona was not chosen to play in the 1978 World Cup because the Argentine coach thought he was too young to play? Maradona said he was given a soccer ball soon after he could run. [162] His first goal against Belgium in the 1986 World Cup semi-final is a worthy indicator of such; he had run into the inside right channel to receive a pass but let the ball travel across to his left foot, requiring more technical ability. [319], Many Argentine artists performed songs in tribute to Diego, such as "La Mano de Dios" by El Potro Rodrigo, "Maradona" by Andrés Calamaro, "Para siempre Diego" (Diego Forever) by Los Ratones Paranoicos, "Francotirador" (Sniper) by Attaque 77, "Maradona Blues" by Charly García, "Santa Maradona" (Saint Maradona) by Mano Negra, and "La Vida Tómbola" by Manu Chao, among others. [298], In Naples, the Stadio San Paolo—officially renamed Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on 4 December 2020—was illuminated at night in honour of Maradona, with numerous fans gathering outside the stadium placing murals and paintings as a tribute. "[270] By December 2008, however, Maradona had adopted a more pro-U.S. attitude and expressed admiration for Bush's successor, then-President-elect Barack Obama, for whom he had great expectations. Ever since the horrible news was made official, the world has paid tribute to a truly unique footballer who transcended the sport. He was fouled repeatedly in all five games and particularly in the last one against Brazil at the Sarrià, a game that was blighted by poor officiating and violent fouls. 71, 84. [51][52] Despite primarily playing in a creative role as an attacking midfielder, Maradona was the top scorer in Serie A in 1987–88 with 15 goals, and was the all-time leading goalscorer for Napoli, with 115 goals,[53] until his record was broken by Marek Hamšík in 2017. Kempes: Maradona one of Argentina's most mythical football legends (2:04) 1978 World Cup winner Mario Kempes shares his memories of teammate Diego Maradona. Size: Quantity: 2 available / 2 sold. A representative of the ex-footballer said his condition was not serious. Using expletives, Sola mimicked a gesture from the crowd towards Maradona by using a xenophobic term. His presence and leadership on the field had a great effect on his team's general performance, while he would often be singled out by the opposition. The team leader on and off the field – he would speak up on a range of issues on behalf of the players – Maradona's ability as a player and his overpowering personality had a major positive effect on his team, with his 1986 World Cup teammate Jorge Valdano stating: Maradona was a technical leader: a guy who resolved all difficulties that may come up on the pitch. 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Maradona was left off the Argentine squad for the 1978 World Cup on home soil by coach César Luis Menotti who felt he was too young at age 17. When a friend scolds him for taking the prank too far, the fake priest retorts, "But I was talking about Maradona." The Catalan crowd was eager to see their new world-record signing Maradona in action, but he did not perform to expectations,[75] as Argentina, the defending champions, lost 1–0. Selfish 0. 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[283] He was released on 12 November after successful surgery and was supervised by doctors as an outpatient. [199], Maradona has topped a number of fan polls, including a 2002 FIFA poll in which his second goal against England was chosen as the best goal ever scored in a World Cup; he also won the most votes in a poll to determine the All-Time Ultimate World Cup Team. ", "I mille colori di Maradona in bianco e nero", "Napoli, Carnevale racconta: "Maradona una volta si presentò un'ora prima di giocare, "Bianchi, passione e rigore di un vincente". Sur l’ensemble de sa carrière de joueur, Diego Armando Maradona a remporté 11 titres, dont deux avec l’Argentine : la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA 1986™ et la Coupe du Monde U-20 de la FIFA 1979. There he protested George W. Bush's presence in Argentina, wearing a T-shirt labelled ".mw-parser-output .monospaced{font-family:monospace,monospace}STOP BUSH" (with the "s" in "Bush" being replaced with a swastika) and referring to Bush as "human garbage". [198] In spite of this, and shortly before the ceremony, FIFA added a second award and appointed a "Football Family" committee composed of football journalists that also gave to Pelé the title of best player of the century to make it a draw. "[262] He became friends with Cuban leader Fidel Castro while receiving treatment on the island, with Castro stating, "Diego is a great friend and very noble, too. I find it hard to apply that even to Mozart. José ended up crashing into the post, before Maradona slotted the ball into the net. “I was 3 years old and I slept hugging that ball all night,” he said. For one of the game's major powers Argentina have produced many great players but have not had the success they probably deserve as a team. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity. Ultimately, on 22 August 2005, Maradona acknowledged on his television show that he had hit the ball with his hand purposely, and no contact with his head was made, and that he immediately knew the goal was illegitimate. Agility 9.5. Very good power to retain the ball. Diego worked very hard to be the best. Everything Fidel does, everything Chávez does, for me is the best. 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[211] Unusually, both Baggio and Maradona wore the number 10 shirt, despite playing on the same team. In the 1990 World Cup second-round tie against Brazil, he used his right foot to set up the winning goal for Claudio Caniggia due to two Brazilian markers forcing him into a position that made use of his left foot less practical.[163]. His first goal of the tournament came against Italy in the second group game in Puebla. He was in Dubai at the time, and desperately tried to fly back in time to see her, but was too late. [12] He made his debut with Dorados on 17 September 2018 with a 4–1 victory over Cafetaleros de Tapachula. 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", "Maradona, turns like a little eel and comes away from trouble, little squat man... comes inside Butcher and leaves him for dead, outside Fenwick and leaves him for dead, and puts the ball away... and that is why Maradona is the greatest player in the world. [188] In a 2014 FIFA poll, Maradona was voted the second-greatest number 10 of all-time, behind only Pelé,[189] and later that year, was ranked second in The Guardian's list of the 100 greatest World Cup players of all-time, ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, once again behind Pelé. ", "Messi lacks Maradona's charisma, claims Batistuta", "Maradona, il ct dei sogni che può vincere il Mondiale", "Free kick expert Maradona leads by example", "Where Does Lionel Messi Rank Among the Greatest Free-Kick Takers of All Time? [67] Maradona was himself given a testimonial match in November 2001, played between an all-star World XI and the Argentina national team. p. 320. [3][4] Maradona's vision, passing, ball control, and dribbling skills were combined with his small stature, which gave him a low centre of gravity allowing him to manoeuvre better than most other players. FILE – In this March 1987 file photo, Pele, left, and Maradona hold “Sports Oscar” trophies in Milan, Rome. With Maradona fostering a close relationship with the players, Boca won the 2005 Apertura, the 2006 Clausura, the 2005 Copa Sudamericana, and the 2005 Recopa Sudamericana. "[278] In October 2015, Maradona thanked Queen Elizabeth II and the Houses of Parliament in London for giving him the chance to provide "true justice" as head of an organization designed to help young children. 10"). INDIVIDUAL TACTICS: Complete intelligence in football. Maradona's spokesman, … He has two younger brothers, Hugo (el Turco) and Raúl (Lalo), both of whom were also professional football players. [45] Other honours during the Maradona era at Napoli included the Coppa Italia in 1987 (as well as a second-place finish in the Coppa Italia in 1989), the UEFA Cup in 1989, and the Italian Supercup in 1990. White, Duncan (29 October 2011). It was a special compensation factor for a country that in a few years lived through several military dictatorships and social frustrations of all kinds." On 26 August 2006, it was announced that Maradona was quitting his position in the club Boca Juniors because of disagreements with the AFA, who selected Alfio Basile to be the new coach of the Argentina national team. [258] During the 2018 World Cup match between Argentina and Nigeria, Maradona was shown on television cameras behaving extremely erratically, with an abundance of white residue visible on the glass in front of his seat in the stands. [45] Led by Maradona, Napoli won their first ever Serie A Italian Championship in 1986–87. After winning his first three matches as the coach of the national team, he oversaw a 6–1 defeat to Bolivia, equalling the team's worst ever margin of defeat. [225][226] After Argentina's qualification, Maradona used abusive language at the live post-game press conference, telling members of the media to "suck it and keep on sucking it". After losing their opening game to Cameroon at the San Siro in Milan, Argentina were almost eliminated in the first round, only qualifying in third position from their group. In May 2011 he became manager of Dubai club Al Wasl FC in the United Arab Emirates. $41.00. Gioca in un Barcellona perfetto, mentre Diego... 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At the 1994 World Cup in the United States, Maradona played in only two games (both at the Foxboro Stadium near Boston), scoring one goal against Greece, before being sent home after failing a drug test for ephedrine doping. At age 18, Maradona played the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship in Japan and emerged as the star of the tournament, shining in Argentina's 3–1 final win over the Soviet Union, scorin… [239], During the divorce proceedings, Maradona admitted that he was the father of Diego Sinagra (born in Naples on 20 September 1986). [115][116][117][118] Maradona was renowned for his dribbling ability, vision, close ball control, passing, and creativity, and is considered to have been one of the most skilful players in the sport. 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In his autobiography, Maradona argued that the test result was due to his personal trainer giving him the power drink Rip Fuel. MORAL CONDITION: Mental strength 10. [217], On 5 September 2019, Maradona was unveiled as the new head coach of Gimnasia de La Plata, signing a contract until the end of the season. Lionel Messi has won more trophies. In April 1996, Maradona had a three-round exhibition boxing match with Santos Laciar for charity. What he did as a footballer, in my opinion, he will be remembered forever. Valdano added that "Maradona offered to Argentines a way out of their collective frustration, and that's why people there love him as a divine figure. He also stated, "I believe in Chávez, I am a Chavista.

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