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Diego Maradona Biography

Diego Armando Maradona or simply 'Maradona' is without doubt, one of the greatest football players of all time. He is an Argentine football player turned coach as well as manager. On 20 October 1976, Maradona made his professional debut with Argentinos Juniors, a few days shy of his sixteenth birthday. He played there between 1976 and 1981, scoring 115 goals in 167 appearances before his £1m transfer to Boca Juniors. It was with them that he earned his first league championship medal. In June 1982, Maradona transferred to FC Barcelona in Spain for a then world record £5m. In 1983, under the guidance of coach César Luis Menotti, Barcelona and Maradona won the Copa del Rey. In 1984, he was transferred to Napoli in Italy's Serie A for another record fee, £6.9m, where he reached the peak of his career. Led by Maradona, Napoli won their only Serie A Italian Championships in 1986/87 and 1989/1990, the Coppa Italia in 1987, the UEFA Cup in 1989 and the Italian Supercup in 1990. Following a drug scandal, Maradona left Napoli and signed for Sevilla of Spain, where he stayed for one year. He played in four FIFA World Cup tournaments, including the 1986 tournament, where he captained Argentina and led them to their victory over West Germany in the final, winning the Golden Ball award as the tournament's best player. He was joint FIFA Player of the 20th Century with Pelé.  

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Maradona's trip postponed for fourth time
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Maradona match postponed again, to be closed-doors affair
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Three FIFA legends pick Diego Maradona as their favourite
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FIFA 18: Diego Maradona's rating revealed, becomes highest rated player in the game yet
The rating does him justice for sure.
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