Diego Maradona Biography – Personal, Childhood, Family and Life of Argentina Football Player


Diego Armando Maradona Franco was an Argentine professional football player, after his retirement in football he worked as a manager in the Argentina national team. He was considered as one of the great players of all time and under his captaincy the Argentina team won the World Cup in 1986. He announced his retirement in 2007 in the eve of his birthday.

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Argentina Footballer Diego Maradona Profile:

Full Name  Diego Armando Maradona Franco
Nick Name  Hand of God, The Golden Boy
Date Of Birth  30 October 1960
Age  60 Years
Birth Place Lanus, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of Death 25 November 2020
Place Of Death In his home, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Nationality Argentine
Religion Christianity
Marital Status At his death time he was divorced

Diego Maradona Physical Statistics:

Height 165 cm
Weight 70 KG
Hair Color Black
Eye Colour Black

Diego Maradona Playing Info:

Jersey Number #10((Argentina),#10(FC Barcelona)
Position Attacking Midfielder
Retirement 1997

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Diego Maradona Family & Relationships :

Father Name  Diego Maradona Senior
Mother Name Dalma Salvadora Franco
Brother Name Hugo Maradona, Raul Maradona
Sister Name Ana Maria Maradona, Rita Maradona, Maria Rosa Maradona and Elsa Maradona
Spouse Name  Claudia Villafane
Son’s Name Diego Sinagra, Diego Fernando Maradona
Daughter’s Name Dalma Maradona , Gianinna Maradona and Jana Maradona

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Biography Of Diego Maradona :

Diego Maradona Childhood : Maradona’s parents were Diego Maradona Senior and Dalma Salvadora Franco. He born in a poor family, his father worked as a constructor and his mother was a home maker. In his 3rd age he received his first soccer ball as a gift, he used to sleep with the ball to avoid get stolen by others. Later he had a great passion for the game.

From his childhood he was good in Football and at the age of 8 he participated in the Las Cebollitas boy’s team. This boy’s team won 136 games continuously and also they won national championship. At his age 14 he was moved to Argentine juniors and in 1976 he made his first division debut.

Diego Maradona Early Stage : In 1978 he was relieved from the world cup winning squad and in 1979 he participated in the junior world cup championships. In 1982 he played for FC Barcelona and his team won the title in 1987 and 1990. Later in 1994 World Cup he got caught for consuming doping and he was suspended for 15 months from the game.

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With the Argentina national team he participated in World Cup in the years 1982, 1986, 1990 and 1994. In the World Cup history he scored a ball using hands and he was famously known for that shot and called as “The Hands of the God”.


In his total 21 years of football profession he played 490 official club games and scored 259 goals. He played 91 games for Argentina and scored 34 goals and he was named as the top player of the 20th century by FIFA. In 2008 he worked as the Head coach of the Argentina team but his contract completed during the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup. Till the year 2018 he worked in many other clubs.

Diego Maradona Played Clubs :

  • 1976–1981:Argentinos Juniors
  • 1976–1981: Boca Juniors
  • 1981–1982: Argentinos Junior
  • 1982–1984: Barcelona
  • 1984–1991: Napoli
  • 1992–1993: Sevilla
  • 1993–1994: Newell’s Old Boys
  • 1995–1997: Boca Juniors

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Diego Maradona Death :

In 2000 he nearly went to death by consuming cocaine and he met heart failure. He was addicted to alcohol, overeating, and consuming drugs and all these addictions affect both his health and performance. Later in this year 2020 he took a surgery in his brain for blood clotting and took rest in his house. In 25th November 2020 he was dead because of heart attack.

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Awards Of Diego Maradona : 

  • FIFA World Cup Golden Ball
  • Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year
  • South American player of the year
  • Best Argentine Sportsman of the year( Olimpia de gold)
  • Spanish King’s Cup
  • Best Argentine sportsman of the century

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Diego Maradona on social media:

  • INSTAGRAM  : @maradona
  • TWITTER       : @MaradonaOficial
  • FACEBOOK    : @diegomaradona

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