Diego Maradona

Player
Argentina
Libra

Diego Maradona Bio

Who is Diego Maradona

Diego Armando Maradona Franco (born 30 October 1960) is a retired Argentine professional footballer, manager and a couch for national team of Argentina and also for various other clubs.

Early Life (Childhood)

Maradona was born in Lanús, Buenos Aires Province. He was later raised in Villa Fiorito, to a poor family that had moved from Corrientes Province. Maradona is of Spanish, Crotian, Italian and Indigenous-Argentinian ancestry.

Interesting Facts

Maradona is the one and only player in football history to set the world record transfer fee twice, first he transferred to Barcelona for world record £5m, and then he transferred to Napoli for another record fee £6.9m.

Personal Life

Maradona married his fiancée Claudia Villafañe on 7 November 1984. They had two daughters. They divorced in 2004 but he refers to her as the love of his life. Maradona and Villafañe divorced in 2004.

Achievement

Maradona won the Fifa World Cup 1986 for Argentina. He has also won various trophies for his club Barcelona, Nepoli.He was honored joint FIFA Player of the 20th Century with Pelé.

Rumor

He has scored the most controversial goal in the history scoring by hand and he is often linked with drug abuse.