They reported that at that point, Maradona had paid only €42,000, two luxury watches and a set of earrings. Last one. With Argentina already down 3–0 to Brazil, Maradona's temper eventually got the better of him and he was sent off with five minutes remaining for a serious retaliatory foul against Batista. 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Taylor & Francis, Geoff Tibballs (2003). 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. 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. [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. A representative of the ex-footballer said his condition was not serious. [316] In Argentina, Maradona is often talked about in terms reserved for legends. But Maradona became a divisive figure in Italy during the 1990 World Cup when Argentina faced Italy in the semifinals played in Naples. Diego Maradona celebrates Claudio Caniggia’s goal in the Argentina v Italy World Cup Semi Final in 1990. [268][269] In August 2007, Maradona went further, making an appearance on Chávez's weekly television show Aló Presidente and saying, "I hate everything that comes from the United States. [252], Maradona had a tendency to put on weight and suffered increasingly from obesity, at one point weighing 280 lb (130 kg). 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John H Kerr (2004). 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. [307] Three years earlier Maradona had conducted a workshop with 100 kids in the stadium and played a charity match at the same venue with former Indian cricket captain, Sourav Ganguly. 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"[184] His former club and international teammate, Franco Baresi, stated when he was asked who was his greatest opponent: "Maradona; when he was on form, there was almost no way of stopping him,"[56] while fellow former Italy defender Giuseppe Bergomi described Maradona as the greatest player of all time in 2018. When a friend scolds him for taking the prank too far, the fake priest retorts, "But I was talking about Maradona." [88][90][91][92] Zinedine Zidane, watching the 1986 World Cup as a 14-year-old, stated Maradona "was on another level". The 1990 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match played between West Germany and Argentina to determine the winner of the 1990 FIFA World Cup. [312], On 30 November, after Boca Juniors opened the scoring against Newell's Old Boys at La Bombonera, the club's players paid an emotional tribute by laying a Maradona jersey in front of his private suite where his daughter Dalma was present.[313]. Football statistics … [64] Prior to Napoli's Europa League match against Rijeka the day after Maradona's passing, all of the Napoli players wore shirts with "Maradona 10" on the back of them, before observing a minute of silence. [5] He also had a troubled off-field life and was banned in both 1991 and 1994 for abusing drugs.[6]. After the meeting, Maradona said that he had come to meet a "great man" (un grande, which can also mean "a big man", in Spanish), but had instead met a gigantic man (un gigante). ", "Sacchi: "Maradona il più grande Il Milan voleva prenderlo, "Does Diego still have the touch of a leader? [210] Maradona set up a goal for Roberto Baggio during the first half of the match, with a chipped through-ball over the defence with the outside of his left foot. [70] On 2 June 1979, Maradona scored his first senior international goal in a 3–1 win against Scotland at Hampden Park. In subsequent evenings, he led the ratings on all occasions but one. His main guest on opening night was Pelé; the two had a friendly chat, showing no signs of past differences. [250] By the time he was playing for Napoli, he had a full-blown addiction, which interfered with his ability to play football. When Maradona’s Argentina met Italy in Naples at the 1990 World Cup, some of the home fans did the unthinkable and cheered for the South Americans. [34] In 1983, under coach César Luis Menotti, Barcelona and Maradona won the Copa del Rey (Spain's annual national cup competition), beating Real Madrid, and the Spanish Super Cup, beating Athletic Bilbao. [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. [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. Notes: There was no qualification for the 1930 World Cup as places were given by invitation only. Free shipping . "[274] Maradona participated and danced at the electoral campaign rally during the 2018 presidential elections in Venezuela. In 1986 he had led the Argentinean team to the World Cup, and had changed club from FC Barcelona, where he had not had a happy spell because of injuries, to AS Napoli as the then most expensive player in history. [24] Maradona scored his first goal in the Primera División against Marplatense team San Lorenzo on 14 November 1976, two weeks after turning 16. A&C Black, Brian Glanville (2010). [223], After the resignation of Argentina national team coach Alfio Basile in 2008, Maradona immediately proposed his candidacy for the vacant role. It was West Germany's last World Cup match; the team played three more games before a unified German team was formed later in 1990, as a result of the reunification of the country after more than 40 years.[1]. [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. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2009, Luca Caioli (2013). Sell your ceiling then amigo, do something! [279] In a video released on his official Facebook page, Maradona confirmed he would accept their nomination for him to become Latin American director for the non-governmental organization Football for Unity. ...Maradona is the third part of a trilogy about child geniuses and fame. [64], After serving a 15-month ban for failing a drug test for cocaine, Maradona left Napoli in disgrace in 1992. On 22 June 2005, it was announced that Maradona would return to former club Boca Juniors as a sports vice-president in charge of managing the First Division roster (after a disappointing 2004–05 season, which coincided with Boca's centenary). The night Maradona took on Italy in Naples ... the hosts in Naples in the World Cup semi-final in 1990. He made his full international debut at age 16, against Hungary, on 27 February 1977. Regarding his inconsistent training regimen, the film's director, Asif Kapadia, commented in 2020: "He had a metabolism. Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, scoring the famous 'Hand of God' goal against England in the quarter-finals. [323] Later on in the commercial he wakes up realizing it was a nightmare after having too much of the drink. It is a symbol, even today there are those who choose that number for him."[186]. [80] This match was played with the background of the Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom. [274] Maradona attended Maduro's final campaign rally in Caracas, signing footballs and kicking them to the crowd, and presented Maduro with an Argentina jersey. "Political Psychology: Situations, Individuals, and Cases". Paul Greengrass and Toby Follett report", "Camorra, arrestato il boss amico di Maradona", "At his best, Diego Maradona can be as graceful as Michael Jordan. "[272], In December 2007, Maradona presented a signed shirt with a message of support to the people of Iran: it is displayed in the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' museum. [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. The Italian match is renowned for Maradona being aggressively man-marked by Claudio Gentile, as Italy beat Argentina at the Sarrià Stadium in Barcelona, 2–1. "[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. Argentina defeated West Germany in the previous final. p. 234. Maradona was more than just a great footballer. "For me Maradona is more than football. The smudges could have been fingerprints, and he later blamed his behaviour on consuming lots of wine. [72], Speaking thirty years later on the impact of Maradona's performances in 1979, FIFA President Sepp Blatter stated, "Everyone has an opinion on Diego Armando Maradona, and that’s been the case since his playing days. A genuine phenomenon. "[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. "[169] Maradona's former Napoli manager – Ottavio Bianchi – also praised his discipline in training, commenting: "Diego is different to the one that they depict. [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. His first goal of the tournament came against Italy in the second group game in Puebla. After dismissing Dezotti, Codesal was surrounded and jostled by the rest of the Argentinian team. In his autobiography, Maradona argued that the test result was due to his personal trainer giving him the power drink Rip Fuel. And this was revenge. Codesal once again said to play on, amid penalty shouts from the Argentinian midfielder. "[39], Since 1986, it has been common for Argentines abroad to hear Maradona's name as a token of recognition, even in remote places. Oxford University Press, 2001. He would help him psychologically, talk to him about philosophy, and things like that. How many players would even know to think like that? [204] Maradona gave each of his guests a signed Argentina jersey, which Tyson wore when he arrived in Brazil, Argentina's biggest rivals. [45] Led by Maradona, Napoli won their first ever Serie A Italian Championship in 1986–87. 2012. "People on People: The Oxford Dictionary of Biographical Quotations". Columnist Enzo Misuraca relives memories of classic Azzurri encounters, and describes the emotions of the 1990 World Cup semi-final. [206], In May 2006, Maradona agreed to take part in UK's Soccer Aid (a program to raise money for UNICEF). [40] The Bilbao squad surrounded Maradona to exact some retribution, with Goikoetxea connecting with a high kick to his chest, before the rest of the Barcelona squad joined in to help Maradona. He has two younger brothers, Hugo (el Turco) and Raúl (Lalo), both of whom were also professional football players. $195.00. [221] On 15 December 2019, Pellegrino, who was encouraged by Maradona to seek re-election, was re-elected to a three-year term. [326], In 2017, Maradona featured as a legendary player in the football video games FIFA 18 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2018. Maradona was the first player to win the Golden Ball at both the FIFA U-20 World Cup (1979) and FIFA World Cup (1986). When you see number 10 who do you think about? 71, 84. [82], —Bryon Butler's BBC Radio commentary on Maradona's second goal against England[83], Maradona's second goal, just four minutes after the hotly disputed hand-goal, was later voted by FIFA as the greatest goal in the history of the World Cup. On 29 October 2008, AFA chairman Julio Grondona confirmed that Maradona would be the head coach of the national team. Being short, but strong, he could hold the ball long enough with a defender on his back to wait for a teammate making a run or to find a gap for a quick shot. (2011). [181][182][183] However, in 2005, Paolo Maldini, described Maradona both as the greatest player he ever faced, and also as the most honest, stating: "He was a model of good behaviour on the pitch – he was respectful of everyone, from the great players down to the ordinary team member. International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, "FIFA World Cup - Italia 1990; Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy. "[236], Born to a Roman Catholic family, his parents were Diego Maradona Senior and Dalma Salvadora Franco. [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. Words: Emmet Gates Ask any Italian … [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. [8] A 2002 Channel 4 poll in the UK saw his performance ranked number 6 in the list of the 100 Greatest Sporting Moments. 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. [29] Despite the distrustful relationship between Maradona and Boca Juniors manager, Silvio Marzolini,[30] Boca had a successful season, winning the league title after securing a point against Racing Club. pp. The organization reformulates many elements from Christian tradition, such as Christmas or prayers, reflecting instead details from Maradona. He showed leadership qualities on the field and captained Argentina in their World Cup campaigns of 1986, 1990, and 1994. [45] Goldblatt wrote, "The celebrations were tumultuous. [248], From the mid-1980s until 2004, Maradona was addicted to cocaine. [81] Replays showed that the first goal was scored by striking the ball with his hand. He wrote, "To Fidel Castro and, through him, all the Cuban people. [253] When Maradona resumed public appearances shortly thereafter, he displayed a notably thinner figure. "[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. $129.99. If each one of us gives something to someone else, no one in the world would be starving. [103] This turned out to be Maradona's last international goal for Argentina. [302][303][304][305][306], On 27 November 2020, the Aditya School of Sports in Barasat, Kolkata, India named their cricket stadium after Maradona. [10] He arrived in Brest and was presented by the club to start his duties in July. José ended up crashing into the post, before Maradona slotted the ball into the net. ", "Football's Greatest – Rivelino". President Cossiga later handed the FIFA World Cup Trophy to West German captain Lothar Matthäus. A new empire is born. [288][289] The same day, a private funeral service was held and Maradona was buried next to his parents at the Jardín de Bella Vista cemetery in Bella Vista, Buenos Aires. It transcended mere sports – his goal was pure art. Greatest World Cup matches: Italy-Argentina (1990) Diego Armando Maradona had been the uncontested football star of the 1980s, and is perhaps the best player that ever lived. [219] Maradona insisted that Gabriel Pellegrino remain club president if he were to stay with Gimnasia de La Plata. ", "World Cup’s top 100 footballers: how to choose between Pelé and Maradona? [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 has had several online Flash games that are entirely dedicated to his legacy. [8], Six minutes from full time, Codesal incurred the wrath of the Argentinians after awarding West Germany a questionable[9][10][11] penalty kick for Roberto Sensini's sliding tackle on Völler. The game took place on 8 July 1990 at the Stadio Olimpico in Italy's capital and largest city, Rome, and was won 1–0 by West Germany, with a late penalty kick taken by Andreas Brehme being the game's only goal. Well in Azeglio Vicini’s Azzurri of 1990, Italy has its own candidate for such an honour. [158][159][160][161], Maradona was dominantly left-footed, often using his left foot even when the ball was positioned more suitably for a right-footed connection. Instead, they focused on defending at all costs, knowing they would have the advantage if they managed to reach the penalty shoot-out, as they had already advanced twice in the tournament by this means. p. 43. "Maradona: The Hand of God". There's also no question he’s a wonderful athlete and has maintained a friendship with Cuba to no material gain of his own. 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. "The Story of the World Cup: The Essential Companion to South Africa 2010". [307] The AFA announced that the 2020 Copa de la Liga Profesional, which is the debut season of Copa de la Liga Profesional, would be renamed Copa Diego Armando Maradona. 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. [65] In 1993, he played for Newell's Old Boys and in 1995 returned to Boca Juniors for a two-year stint. [45] The following season, the team's prolific attacking trio, formed by Maradona, Bruno Giordano, and Careca, was later dubbed the "Ma-Gi-Ca" (magical) front-line. [209], On 1 September 2014, Maradona, along with many current and former footballing stars, took part in the "Match for Peace", which was played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, with the proceeds being donated entirely to charity. [228] The friendly match scheduled to take place at home to the Czech Republic on 15 December, during the period of the ban, was cancelled. 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. Argentina became the competition's first finalist not to score, with only one shot on goal. [220][221] Originally scheduled to be held on 23 November 2019,[220] the election was delayed 15 days. A rolling series of impromptu street parties and festivities broke out contagiously across the city in a round-the-clock carnival which ran for over a week. Although he was known for his penchant for undertaking individual runs with the ball,[130] he was also a strategist and an intelligent team player, with excellent spatial awareness, as well as being highly technical with the ball. [8], Maradona became the coach of Argentina's national football team in November 2008. [67] Maradona was himself given a testimonial match in November 2001, played between an all-star World XI and the Argentina national team. [71] He went on to play for Argentina in two 1979 Copa América ties during August 1979, a 2–1 loss against Brazil and a 3–0 win over Bolivia in which he scored his side's third goal. One day I hope we can play football together in heaven. ", "Diego was capable of things no one else could match. In his international career with Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals. [78] It became known as the "Hand of God". [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. [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. [285][286] Maradona's coffin – draped in Argentina's national flag and three Maradona number 10 jerseys (Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors and Argentina) – was lying in state at the Presidential Palace, the Casa Rosada, with mourners filing past his coffin. Despite interest from Real Madrid and Marseille, he signed for Sevilla, where he stayed for one year. [36] With the manner in which the goal was scored resulting in applause from opposition fans, only Ronaldinho (in November 2005) and Andrés Iniesta (in November 2015) have since been granted such an ovation as Barcelona players from Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabéu. He said, "They wanted me to continue, but seven of my staff should not go on, if he told me that, it meant he did not want me to keep working. - July 8, 1990 - Captains Argentina to a 1-0 defeat against West Germany in the World Cup final in Rome. Maradona played in four FIFA World Cups, including the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, where he captained Argentina and led them to victory over West Germany in the final, and won the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player. "[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. It had 200 founding members, and tens of thousands more have become members via the church's official web site. [48], Napoli would win their second league title in 1989–90, and finish runners up in the league twice, in 1987–88 and 1988–89. [26] Maradona received offers to join other clubs, including River Plate who offered to make him the club's best paid player. [244] Maradona's mother, Dalma, died on 19 November 2011. Michał Listkiewicz (Poland). p. 227. Concerning the idolatry that exists in his country, former teammate Jorge Valdano said, "At the time that Maradona retired from active football, he left Argentina traumatized.

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