Maradona was a player who could dribble very well, as well as taking free kicks and giving assists. Some of his famous goals/dribbles were at the 1986 Fifa World Cup against England and Belgium. He made the Goal of the Century against England in the quarter finals. He is also famous because of his 'Hand of God' goal against England by scoring with his hand. He is wideley seen as one of the best football players ever togethere with Brazilian football player Pele.
Diego Armando Maradona was born on 30 Ocotber 1960 in Lanus Argentina. At age 10 while playing at his neighborhood club Estrella Roja he was scouted for Argentinos Juniors. He played in the youth of Argentinos and made his debut for the first team at age 15 He played 5 years for Argentinos after he went to Boca Juniors in 1981. He had impressive dribbles and scored amazing goals, he won the primera divison with Boca Juniors that year and earned a transfer to European topclub FC Barcelona.
In 2 seasons at Barcelona Maradona scored 38 goals in 58 matches again scoring amazing goals. In a match against Athletic de Bilbao Maradona was victim of hard tackles on him. Athletic's Andoni Goikoetxea made a terrible offense on Maradona, Maradona got injured but he came back later that year scoring 2 goals in a match againt Sevilla. In the final of the Copa del Rey against Athletic Bilbao 1984 Maradona gets tackled again, this time Maradona gets angry and kicks a player of Bilbao causing a fight to start. Barcelona loses the match with 1-0 and it will be Maradona's last match for Barcelona. He leaves Camp Nou in 1984 signing a contract at Napoli.
Maradona signs for Napoli for a transfer record of £6.9m it will be the best period of Maradona. At Napoli Maradona leads the club to its first championship in the Serie A in 1986/1987 and repeats this at 1989/1990. In 1989 Napoli wins the UEFA Cup Maradona scores a goal in the 2-1 vicotry against VfB Stuttgart.
At the 1986 Fifa World Cup Argentina gets World Champion. Maradona had a great influence in the victory scoring 5 goals and making 5 assists. One of the most famous matches is against England in the quarter final. Six minutes into the second half with a score of 0-0 Maradona gets the ball, he passes some defenders and gives a pass to one of his teammates an England defender tries to clear the ball but miscues and the ball gets high into the penalty area. Then Maradona comes and touches the ball with his left hand over goalkeeper Peter Shilton, the ball gets into the goal and the referee allows the goal. After the match Maradona said it was''The hand of god''. Four minutes after this goal Maradona scores another goal, this time after an amazing dribble passing five defenders. In 2002 the goal was voted `Goal of the Century´. Argentina won with 2-1 against England and reached the semi-finals in which they defeated Belgium with 2-0 and both goals from Maradona. Argentina won the final of the tournament against
West Germany with 3-2. Maradona won the Golden Ball for best player of the tournament.
After the 1990 Fifa World Cup in which Argentina lost the final against West Germany maradona was banned for 15 months for failing a drug test for cocaine. Maradona left Napoli in 1992 and joined Sevilla in 1993 he left Sevilla already and joined Newell's Old Boys in Argentina. At the 1994 Fifa World Cup Maradona was back for a moment by scoring a goal against Greece in the group stage. After the match he was sent home for failing a drug test. In 1995 Maradona returned to Boca Juniors for the last 2 years of his career.
Maradona was Argentina's coach at the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa. Argentina lost in the quarter final against Germany with 4-0 and maradona was fired.
Goal of the century
Maradona scores a beautiful goal against England in the quarter-final of World Cup 1986.
Maradona 's favorite way of playing and dribbling.
Maradona the original
All the tricks that Maradona uses.
Maradona vs Lazio-Roma
Maradona scores against Lazio.
Hand of god
Maradona scores with his hand.