"Maradona" redirects here. " Maradona got into frequent disputes with FC Barcelona executives, particularly club president Josep Lluís Núñez, culminating with a demand to be transferred out of Camp Nou in 1984.  In the midst of his drug crisis in 1991, Maradona was asked by journalists if the hit song "Mi enfermedad" (lit. Did You Know Why Maradona Didn't Play 1978 FIFA World Cup? " Maradona was Chávez's guest of honour at the opening game of the 2007 Copa América held in Venezuela. , 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.  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.  During the 1989 UEFA Cup Final against Stuttgart, Maradona scored from a penalty in a 2–1 home victory in the first leg, later assisting Careca's match–winning goal, while in the second leg on 17 May – a 3–3 away draw –, he assisted Ciro Ferrara's goal with a header.  In January 2019, Maradona underwent surgery after a hernia caused internal bleeding in his stomach. With two goals in the space of four minutes, he allowed them to dare to dream that they, like him, could be the best in the world.  This goal was voted "Goal of the Century" in a 2002 online poll conducted by FIFA. , During his time with the Argentina national team, Maradona scored 34 goals in 91 appearances. , A 2006 television commercial for Brazilian soft drink Guaraná Antarctica portrayed Maradona as a member of the Brazil national team, including wearing the yellow jersey and singing the Brazilian national anthem with Brazilian players Ronaldo and Kaká. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for. , From the mid-1980s until 2004, Maradona was addicted to cocaine. , On 20 October 1976, Maradona made his professional debut for Argentinos Juniors, 10 days before his 16th birthday, vs. Talleres de Córdoba. Miglior giocatore dell'anno nel 1976, ha giocato nella nazionale dal 1976 al 1980, esordendo con la Svizzera a Losanna - vittoria per 1-0 il 30 aprile 1976 - e partecipando come titolare ai mondiali di Argentina '78 (qualficazioni e fase finale).  In 2000, Maradona published his autobiography Yo Soy El Diego ("I am The Diego"), which became a best-seller in Argentina. " He added, "...I was fascinated by his journey, wherever he went there were moments of incredible brilliance and drama. A few minutes after debuting, Maradona kicked the ball through Juan Domingo Cabrera's legs, making a nutmeg that would become legendary.  In the following days, there were constant rumours about his health, including three false claims of his death within a month.  A 2002 Channel 4 poll in the UK saw his performance ranked number 6 in the list of the 100 Greatest Sporting Moments. Lump them together in a single barrel-chested man with shaggy black hair and you have El Diego, idol to the millions who call him D10S, a mashup of his playing number and the Spanish word for God. Il mondo del calcio e dello sport in genere in lutto per la morte di Diego Armando Maradona. Diego Armando Maradona (Spanish: [ˈdjeɣo maɾaˈðona]; 30 October 1960 – 25 November 2020) was an Argentine professional football player and manager.Widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, he was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award.  He was the coach of Argentine Primera División club Gimnasia de La Plata from September 2019 until his death in November 2020. Jimmy Burns (2011) "Maradona: The Hand of God". The smudges could have been fingerprints, and he later blamed his behaviour on consuming lots of wine. He wrote, "To Fidel Castro and, through him, all the Cuban people. ...Maradona is the third part of a trilogy about child geniuses and fame.  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.  In 2001, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) asked FIFA for authorization to retire the jersey number 10 for Maradona. A representative of the ex-footballer said his condition was not serious. , On 2 November 2020, Maradona was admitted to a hospital in La Plata, supposedly for psychological reasons. His body shape just didn’t look like a footballer, but then he had this ability and this balance. " 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.  Maradona also appeared for Tottenham Hotspur in a testimonial match for Osvaldo Ardiles against Internazionale, shortly before the 1986 World Cup. A&C Black, Brian Glanville (2010). His surgeon said that Maradona would follow a liquid diet for three months in order to return to his normal weight.  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.  Zlatan Ibrahimović said his off-field antics do not matter, and he should only be judged for the impact he made on the field.  Maradona attended Maduro's final campaign rally in Caracas, signing footballs and kicking them to the crowd, and presented Maduro with an Argentina jersey.  Argentina was ranked fifth in the tournament. In April 1996, Maradona had a three-round exhibition boxing match with Santos Laciar for charity. Bei der WM aber verkommt Maradona endgültig zum lächerlichen Maskottchen. FIFA did not grant the request, even though Argentine officials have maintained that FIFA hinted that it would. , Maradona played his first World Cup tournament in 1982 in his new country of residence, Spain. ", "Even if I played for a million years, I'd never come close to Maradona. , On 27 November 2020, the Aditya School of Sports in Barasat, Kolkata, India named their cricket stadium after Maradona.  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. "People on People: The Oxford Dictionary of Biographical Quotations".  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. In addition to his creative abilities, he possessed an eye for goal and was known to be a free kick specialist. "Maradona: The Hand of God". Using expletives, Sola mimicked a gesture from the crowd towards Maradona by using a xenophobic term. Mouse over to Zoom …  By the time he was playing for Napoli, he had a full-blown addiction, which interfered with his ability to play football. Maradona was seeing more of the ball and starting to make inroads to the Brazilian defence, with close control and an electric change of pace.  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. After scoring two contrasting goals in the 2–1 quarter-final win against England, his legend was cemented. 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. , —Bryon Butler's BBC Radio commentary on Maradona's second goal against England, 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 5 September 2019, Maradona was unveiled as the new head coach of Gimnasia de La Plata, signing a contract until the end of the season. , 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.. 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Although he was known for his penchant for undertaking individual runs with the ball, he was also a strategist and an intelligent team player, with excellent spatial awareness, as well as being highly technical with the ball.  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.  Two years later, Maradona donated the Cuban royalties of his book to "the Cuban people and Fidel".  On 4 December 2020, nine days after Maradona's death, Napoli's home stadium was renamed Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.  In the final match of the group stage, Argentina won 2–0 against Greece to win the group and advance to a second round, meeting Mexico.  FIFA responded with a two-month ban on all footballing activity, which expired on 15 January 2010, and a CHF 25,000 fine, with a warning as to his future conduct. , In Argentina, Maradona is considered an icon. Diego Maradona wirkte zuletzt beim Spiel Argentinien gegen Nigeria wie auf Drogen. Lionel Messi has won more trophies. Picture Information. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, he was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. Juni 1986, Mexiko City; Mannschaft1 Mannschaft2 Ergebnis; Argentinien gegen: England: 2 : 1 . It was beautiful to watch him and coach him. Diego Armando Maradona (Spanish: [ˈdjeɣo maɾaˈðona]; 30 October 1960 – 25 November 2020) was an Argentine professional football player and manager. 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. Regarding his two memorable goals against England in the quarter-finals, he commented: "Yes, it was Maradona’s hand, and not God’s, that was responsible for the first goal against England. His presence and leadership on the field had a great effect on his team's general performance, while he would often be singled out by the opposition.  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. When we discovered he'd been telling us the truth, we decided to devote ourselves purely to him. The rules changed as a direct result of some of the injuries Maradona received. , Lauding the "charisma" of Maradona, another of his Argentina teammates, prolific striker Gabriel Batistuta, stated, "Diego could command a stadium, have everyone watch him. 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White, Duncan (29 October 2011). At the World Cup finals in June 2010, Argentina started by winning 1–0 against Nigeria, followed by a 4–1 victory over South Korea on the strength of a Gonzalo Higuaín hat-trick. Diego Armando Maradona el pibe de oro descrive e commenta il secondo gol segnato all'Inghilterra nei mondiali di calcio del 1986 " 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. Another trademark was the rabona, a reverse-cross pass shot behind the leg that holds all the weight. His first goal of the tournament came against Italy in the second group game in Puebla. Diese Entscheidung verzeiht ihm Diego Maradona nicht: Weil sich Manchester Citys Starstürmer Sergio Aguero von Maradonas Tochter Giannina getrennt hat, wütet der Ex-Weltstar nun. Kapadia stated that "  Former Dutch player Johan Cruyff saw similarities between Maradona and Lionel Messi with the ball seemingly attached to their body when dribbling. Prima zi fără Maradona. This started a chain reaction of emotional reactions from both teams. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2009, Luca Caioli (2013). Diego Maradona zieht nach Weißrussland, um Präsident von Dinamo Brest zu werden - und soll fürstlich entlohnt werden. ", Born to a Roman Catholic family, his parents were Diego Maradona Senior and Dalma Salvadora Franco.  In addition to the minute of silence in Italy's Serie A an image of Maradona was projected on stadium screens in the 10th minute of play. Amazon.de - Kaufen Sie Offerta Speciale 4 DVD La Grande Storia dei Goal Mondiali,Korea, Giappone, Francia, USA, Messico, Italia, Notti Magiche, Totò Schillaci, Maradona, Zidane, Ronaldo günstig ein. , 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. Did you know Maradona was not chosen to play in the 1978 World Cup because the Argentine coach thought he was too young to play?  Afterwards, on 29 July, Maradona claimed that AFA president Julio Grondona and director of national teams (as well as his former Argentine national team and Sevilla coach) Carlos Bilardo had "lied to", "betrayed", and effectively sacked him from the role. "Bianchi: "Messi? Maglia Argentina Mondiali 1986 - Calcio Retro Vintage Mondiali Maradona Messi. When Diego came to Argentinos Juniors for trials, I was really struck by his talent and couldn't believe he was only eight years old. Qualifizierte Bestellungen werden kostenlos geliefert. , After the resignation of Argentina national team coach Alfio Basile in 2008, Maradona immediately proposed his candidacy for the vacant role. According to several press sources, his major challengers included; Diego Simeone, Carlos Bianchi, Miguel Ángel Russo, and Sergio Batista. Diego worked very hard to be the best. " 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". Maradona received his first football as a gift at age three and quickly became devoted to the game. In the round of 16 match against Brazil in Turin, Claudio Caniggia scored the only goal after being set up by Maradona.  It became known as the "Hand of God". The team leader on and off the field – he would speak up on a range of issues on behalf of the players – Maradona's ability as a player and his overpowering personality had a major positive effect on his team, with his 1986 World Cup teammate Jorge Valdano stating: Maradona was a technical leader: a guy who resolved all difficulties that may come up on the pitch.  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. José ended up crashing into the post, before Maradona slotted the ball into the net. They all speak of the fact that he did not train, but it was not true because Diego was the last person to leave the pitch, it was necessary to send him away because otherwise he would stay for hours to invent free kicks. 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".  In May 2020, Sky Sports ranked Maradona as the best player never to have won the UEFA Champions League or European Cup.. , 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. As a 12-year-old ball boy, he amused spectators by showing his wizardry with the ball during the halftime intermissions of first division games. He was obese from the end of his playing career until undergoing gastric bypass surgery in a clinic in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on 6 March 2005. Signorini is very well read and very intelligent. " In leading his nation to the 1986 World Cup, and in particular his performance and two goals in the quarter-final against England, Guillem Balagué writes: "That Sunday in Mexico City, the world saw one man single-handedly – in more than one sense of the phrase – lift the mood of a depressed and downtrodden nation into the stratosphere. Sein Land belastet er wie ein erdrückender, allgegenwärtiger Schatten. " Maradona participated and danced at the electoral campaign rally during the 2018 presidential elections in Venezuela. And this was revenge. , 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.  A number of publications have referred to Maradona as the Artful Dodger, the urchin pickpocket from Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. Opens image gallery.  There is a documented phenomenon of Brazilians being named in honour of Maradona, an example being footballer Diego Costa. I played with him and I can tell you how technically decisive he was for the team". He was in Dubai at the time, and desperately tried to fly back in time to see her, but was too late. The first goal was an unpenalized handling foul known as the "Hand of God", while the second goal followed a 60 m (66 yd) dribble past five England players, voted "Goal of the Century" by FIFA.com voters in 2002. , After the divorce, Claudia embarked on a career as a theatre producer, and Dalma sought an acting career; she previously had expressed her desire to attend the Actors Studio in Los Angeles.  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. , 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. He also revealed that Maradona was ahead of his time in the fact that he had a personal fitness coach – Fernando Signorini – who trained him in a variety of areas, in addition to looking after his physical conditioning, adding: "While he [Maradona] was in a football team he had his own regime. 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.  Along with Pelé, Maradona was one of the two joint winners of the "FIFA Player of the Century" award in 2000, and also placed fifth in "IFFHS' Century Elections". 1, by, Greatest Football Players of All-Time: No.  Zinedine Zidane, watching the 1986 World Cup as a 14-year-old, stated Maradona "was on another level". Join the discussion or compare with others!  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.  In 1996, he played in a friendly match alongside his brother Raul for Toronto Italia against the Canadian National Soccer League All-Stars. After the defeat to Germany, Maradona admitted that he was reconsidering his future as Argentina's coach, stating, "I may leave tomorrow. Did You Know Why Maradona Didn't Play 1978 FIFA World Cup? A new empire is born.  Maradona received offers to join other clubs, including River Plate who offered to make him the club's best paid player. 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. Maradona was coyly evasive, describing it as "a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God".