[275][276] During the 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis, the Mexican Football Federation fined him for violating their code of ethics and dedicating a team victory to Nicolás Maduro. Hounded for years by the press, Maradona once fired a compressed-air rifle at reporters whom he claimed were invading his privacy. He's the greatest player of all time, by a long way. [282] A day later, he underwent emergency brain surgery to treat a subdural hematoma. "Messi: The Inside Story of the Boy Who Became a Legend", Jimmy Burns. [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. Argentina 1978 Diego MARADONA home Retro Soccer jersey Football shirt #10. [242][243], Maradona's relationship with his immediate family was a close one, and in a 1990 interview with Sports Illustrated he showed phone bills where he had spent a minimum of 15,000 US dollars per month calling his parents and siblings. It had 200 founding members, and tens of thousands more have become members via the church's official web site. Back then they merely served as the red rag of provocation that would guarantee he would be the victim of brutal challenges wherever he played. I find it hard to apply that even to Mozart. Maradona has had several online Flash games that are entirely dedicated to his legacy. Daughter Dalma has since asserted that the divorce was the best solution for all, as her parents remained on friendly terms. In the final match, West Germany attempted to contain him by double-marking, but he nevertheless found the space past the West German player Lothar Matthäus to give the final pass to Jorge Burruchaga for the winning goal. Oxford University Press, 2001. [279], In March 2009, Italian officials announced that Maradona still owed the Italian government €37 million in local taxes, €23.5 million of which was accrued interest on his original debt. [88][89] By the end of the World Cup, Maradona went on to win the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament by unanimous vote and was widely regarded to have won the World Cup virtually single-handedly, something that he later stated he did not entirely agree with. He protects the ball very well to play it immediately with great efficiency. From this point, Barcelona and Bilbao players brawled on the field with Maradona in the centre of the action, kicking and punching anyone in a Bilbao shirt. "[73] Maradona and his compatriot Lionel Messi are the only players to win the Golden Ball at both the FIFA U-20 World Cup and FIFA World Cup. p. 251. [13] After two months in charge he left the club on 19 November. He was born on 30/10/1960. [40] He aggressively got up, stood inches from Sola's face and the two exchanged words. Issued ... At 17 he just missed inclusion in Argentina's 1978 … In 1950, they left Esquina and settled in Buenos Aires. [273] In April 2013, Maradona visited the tomb of Hugo Chávez and urged Venezuelans to elect the late leader's designated successor, Nicolás Maduro, to continue the socialist leader's legacy; "Continue the struggle," Maradona said on television. My most vivid recollection is of this incredibly gifted kid at the second FIFA U-20 World Cup in Japan in 1979. Personality 10. FIFA expelled him from USA '94, and Argentina were subsequently eliminated in the round of 16 by Romania in Los Angeles. (2011). 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 … p. 234. [156] Although critical of the illegitimate first goal, England striker Gary Lineker conceded, "When Diego scored that second goal against us, I felt like applauding. [216] On 13 June 2019, after Dorados failed to clinch promotion to the Mexican top flight, Maradona's lawyer announced that he would be stepping down from the role, citing health reasons. [195] In 2000, Maradona published his autobiography Yo Soy El Diego ("I am The Diego"), which became a best-seller in Argentina. [143] He was also a dangerous free kick and penalty kick taker, who was renowned for his ability to bend the ball from corners and direct set pieces. On 29 October 2008, AFA chairman Julio Grondona confirmed that Maradona would be the head coach of the national team. 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. 10"). [140] Napoli's former president – Corrado Ferlaino – commented on Maradona's leadership qualities during his time with the club in 2008, describing him as "a coach on the pitch. [31] That would be the only title won by Maradona in the Argentine domestic league. Extraordinary courage. Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who 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, has died. US $14.00 / Pièce; US $18.66 / Pièce; Vendeur: emily788 (98.8%) Fournisseurs Supirieurs; Ajouter au panier Discussion 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". [12] He was the coach of Argentine Primera División club Gimnasia de La Plata from September 2019 until his death in November 2020. [320] In 1982, he featured in a World Cup commercial for Coca-Cola, and a Japanese commercial for Puma. [45][46], At Napoli, Maradona reached the peak of his professional career: he soon inherited the captain's armband from Napoli veteran defender Giuseppe Bruscolotti[47] and quickly became an adored star among the club's fans; in his time there he elevated the team to the most successful era in its history. Victor Dell'Aquila celebrates with Alberto Tarantini and goalkeeper Ubaldo Fillol as Argentina become World Champions for the first time in history in 1978. [95][121][127][128] Former Dutch player Johan Cruyff saw similarities between Maradona and Lionel Messi with the ball seemingly attached to their body when dribbling. "[99] In a 2018 article for Sportsnet, he added: "No other player, not even Pel[é] in 1958 nor Paolo Rossi in 1982, had dominated a single competition the way Maradona did in Mexico." "[170] However, although, as Bianchi noted, Maradona was known for making "great plays" and doing "unimaginable" and "incredible things" with the ball during training sessions,[171][172][173] and would even go through periods of rigorous exercise, he was equally known for his limited work-rate in training without the ball, and even gained a degree of infamy during his time in Italy for missing training sessions with Napoli, while he often trained independently instead of with his team. There are also other films, such as: Maradona, La Mano de Dios (Maradona, the Hand of God), Amando a Maradona (Loving Maradona), and Maradona by Kusturica. But because he was so young, Cesar Luis Menotti, the Argentine coach at the time, left Maradona off the 1978 World Cup roster. 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. 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… Who is this footballing magician, this, "I have lost a great friend and the world has lost a legend. [320] In 2010 he appeared in a commercial for French fashion house Louis Vuitton, indulging in a game of table football with fellow World Cup winners Pelé and Zinedine Zidane. [171][174][175][176], In a 2019 documentary film on his life, Diego Maradona, Maradona confessed that his weekly regime consisted of "playing a game on Sunday, going out until Wednesday, then hitting the gym on Thursday." Alors qu’il avait déjà été sélectionné à 16 ans seulement… Il veut briller en Espagne. Secondly, the scope of his celebrity was such that he absorbed all the pressures on behalf of his team-mates. GRADING ASSESSMENT: Very good, extraordinary. [220][221] However it was still not clear if Pellegrino, who declined to run for re-election,[220][221] would stay on as club President. [87][88] Maradona scored or assisted 10 of Argentina's 14 goals (71%), including the assist for the winning goal in the final, ensuring that he would be remembered as one of the greatest names in football history. [155] The goal itself has been viewed as an embodiment of the Buenos Aires shanty town Maradona was brought up in and its concept of viveza criolla—"cunning of the criollos". [19][20], On 20 October 1976, Maradona made his professional debut for Argentinos Juniors, 10 days before his 16th birthday,[21] vs. Talleres de Córdoba. [76], Maradona played in all five matches without being substituted, scoring twice against Hungary. 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". Complete vision. It also was vindication for Maradona, who in what he later called “the greatest tragedy” of his career was cut from the squad of the 1978 World Cup — … In subsequent evenings, he led the ratings on all occasions but one. [327] In 2019, a documentary film titled Diego Maradona was released by Academy Award and BAFTA Award winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia, director of Amy (on singer Amy Winehouse) and Senna (on motor racing driver Ayrton Senna). [203] His contract began 1 August 2005, and one of his first recommendations proved to be very effective: advising the club to hire Alfio Basile as the new coach. 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. [211] Unusually, both Baggio and Maradona wore the number 10 shirt, despite playing on the same team. [64], After serving a 15-month ban for failing a drug test for cocaine, Maradona left Napoli in disgrace in 1992. [42] After fans began throwing solid objects on the field at the players, coaches and even photographers, sixty people were injured, with the incident effectively sealing Maradona's transfer out of the club in what was his last game in a Barcelona shirt. He has prodigious technical qualities, easy dribbling. Il évoluait au poste de milieu offensif sous le maillot numéro 10. ", "He had complete mastery of the ball. ", "Sacchi: "Maradona il più grande Il Milan voleva prenderlo, "Does Diego still have the touch of a leader? 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. This generated some controversy in the Argentine media after its release (although the commercial was not supposed to air for the Argentine market, fans could see it online). "[45] A local newspaper stated that despite the lack of a "mayor, houses, schools, buses, employment and sanitation, none of this matters because we have Maradona". [274] Having visited Chávez's tomb with Maradona, Maduro said, "Speaking with Diego was very emotional because comandante Chávez also loved him very much. 1 by, Greatest Football Players in World Cup History: No. [85], Maradona followed this with two more goals in a semi-final match against Belgium at the Azteca, including another virtuoso dribbling display for the second goal. His father Diego Maradona "Chitoro" (1927–2015) was of Guaraní descent, and his mother Dalma Salvadora Franco, "Doña Tota" (1930–2011), was of Italian descent. [260], Maradona showed sympathy to left-wing ideologies. "A History of the World Cup: 1930–2010". 71, 84. [231] After defeating Mexico 3–1, however, Argentina was routed by Germany 4–0 in the quarter-finals to go out of the competition. Pitch International LLP. John H Kerr (2004). Both Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis and the mayor of Naples Luigi de Magistris expressed their desire to rename their stadium after Maradona, which was unanimously approved by Naples City Council. Messi, Hazard & how the attacking role works", Diego Maradona dominated 1986 World Cup after position switch – Jonathan Wilson – SI.com, Diego Maradona – Profile of Soccer Player Diego Maradona, "Maradona the coach can learn from experience of Maradona the player", "Lionel Messi plays for Argentina but he is not a traditional Argentine player", "Germany, Argentina, and What Really Makes a World Cup Team", "WORLD CUP '94; Maradona Lets Feet Talk for Him", "50 Greatest Dribblers in World Football History", "Messi's a world treasure says Johan Cruyff", "We Missed the Premier League, Too: The Legendary Career of Thierry Henry", "Recall the best not the worst of Maradona, says David Lacey", "Mythbuster: 'Messi is not Maradona' – Did Diego win the World Cup on his own? Maradona was sacked on 10 July 2012. Both have lived more stable lives than the overweight former cocaine addict who tops this list, whose relationship with football became increasingly strained the longer his career continued. Maradona. Diego worked very hard to be the best. But Old School Panini repair that with his Panini sticker of 1978 World Cup : The Cup was won by the host nation, Argentina, who defeated the Netherlands 3–1 in the final, after extra time. [256] After being transferred to a psychiatric clinic specializing in alcohol-related problems, Maradona was discharged on 7 May. [271] During a meeting with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in 1987, they clashed on the issue of wealth disparity, with Maradona stating, "I argued with him because I was in the Vatican and I saw all these golden ceilings and afterwards I heard the Pope say the Church was worried about the welfare of poor kids. Maradona himself falls out with Menotti at his exclusion and becomes a polarising figure for the Argentine football public. In 2017, Maradona became the coach of Fujairah before leaving at the end of the season. [239], During the divorce proceedings, Maradona admitted that he was the father of Diego Sinagra (born in Naples on 20 September 1986). [59][60][61][62] In 2000, the number 10 jersey of Napoli was officially retired. [10] He arrived in Brest and was presented by the club to start his duties in July. He would look so incredibly out of shape, but then he’d train like crazy and sweat it off by the time matchday came along. Free shipping . "[233] On 15 July 2010, the AFA said that he would be offered a new four-year deal that would keep him in charge through to the summer of 2014 when Brazil staged the World Cup. [212][213], Maradona began his managerial career alongside former Argentinos Juniors midfield teammate Carlos Fren. His report came after a Boca Juniors versus Argentinos Juniors game and it really is a fascinating read. [69] 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, scoring a total of six goals in six appearances in the tournament. I'd never felt like that before, but it's true... and not just because it was such an important game. [240] Sinagra is now a footballer playing in Italy. Argentina played Belgium in the opening game of the 1982 Cup at the Camp Nou in Barcelona. [144][145][146] Regarded as one of the best dead-ball specialists of all time,[147][148][149][150] his free kick technique, which often saw him raise his knee at a high angle when striking the ball, thus enabling him to lift it high over the wall, allowed him to score free kicks even from close range, within 22 to 17 yards (20 to 16 metres) from the goal, or even just outside the penalty area. 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If you've seen Diego Maradona with a football at his feet, you'll understand. Maradona did so in 1979 and 1986, which Messi emulated in 2005 and 2014. [22] After the game, Maradona said, "That day I felt I had held the sky in my hands. When Maradona ran with the ball or dribbled through the defence, he seemed to have the ball tied to his boots. The semi-final against the host nation Italy at Maradona's club stadium in Naples, the Stadio San Paolo, was also resolved on penalties after a 1–1 draw. "[141], —Lionel Messi, the player most closely identified with the "New Maradona" label[73], One of Maradona's trademark moves was dribbling full-speed on the right wing, and on reaching the opponent's goal line, delivering accurate passes to his teammates. [209], By 1982, Maradona had become one of the biggest sports stars in the world and had endorsements with many companies, including Puma and Coca-Cola, earning him an additional $1.5 million per year on top of his club salary. It also was vindication for Maradona, who in what he later called “the greatest tragedy” of his career was cut from the squad of the 1978 World Cup — which Argentina won at home — because he was only 17. He then coached Dubai-based club Al Wasl in the UAE Pro-League for the 2011–12 season. ", "Diego was capable of things no one else could match. His cocaine use continued, and he received US$70,000 in fines from his club for missing games and practices, ostensibly because of "stress". [7], Maradona arrived in Naples and was presented to the world media as a Napoli player on 5 July 1984, where he was welcomed by 75,000 fans at his presentation at the Stadio San Paolo. 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