Diego Maradona

Nadine Caridi

Footballers have always been someone who is really admired and Diego Maradona is one of those footballers. Diego Maradona career as a football player has not only paid him very well but also made him popular with a huge number of a fan base.


Diego Maradona career is one of the major attention grabbers when it comes to his biography and the like. He is an Argentine retired professional footballer. Diego Maradona career does not only revolve around as a player but also as a manager as he has served as a manager and coach at other clubs as well as the national team of Argentina.


Diego Maradona was born on 30 October 1960 in Lanús, Argentina. He was born to mother Dalma Salvadora Franco and father 'Chitoro' Diego Maradona. The player has also got siblings. He has got two brothers and four sisters. His brothers’ names are Hugo Maradona and Raúl Maradona. He has got four sisters namely Rita Maradona, Elsa Maradona, Maria Rosa Maradona and Ana Maria Maradona.

Early life and education

Given the success of Diego Maradona career, it is only plausible that he had an acute interest in football right from the beginning. Even though Diego Maradona career is actually in football, it has been said that he was a good student when it comes to studies.

Diego Maradona was born in Lanús, Buenos Aires Province, but raised in Villa Fiorito. He must have some share of struggles in his early life as he was born to a poor family that had moved from Corrientes Province. Diego Maradona was a talented kid and as a result was spotted by a talent scout while he was playing in his neighborhood club Estrella Roja at the age of eight. His skills were really in trigging.  Actually his skilled got sharper as he grew and at the age of 12, he was able to amaze the audience by showing his amazing skills with the ball during the halftime intermissions of first division games.

Career and net worth

Going deep into Diego Maradona career, it really is inspiring and achieving at the same time. Diego Maradona career could be divided into various areas like club career and international career. When it comes to his club career, his name could be associated with Argentinos Juniors and Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli and Sevilla, Newell's Old Boys and Boca Juniors.

The player made his professional debut for Argentinos Juniors in 1976 and in 1981, he signed a contract with Boca Juniors. He then was transferred to Barcelona after the 1982 World Cup. On 5th of July, 1984, he was presented to the world media as a Napoli player. He left Napoli in 1992 after he was disqualified a drug test for cocaine. He then signed for Sevilla.

International career and achievements are yet another dimension in Diego Maradona career. His name could be attributed to 1982 World Cup, 1986 World Cup, 1990 World Cup and 1994 World Cup. He was one of the greatest football players of all time. He was joint FIFA Player of the 20th Century with Pelé. Diego Maradona did not have these successes for granted. He really has amazing skills. His vision, passing, ball control, dribbling skills, speed, reflexes and reaction time are something to be praised for.

Even though Diego Maradona is not active as a player like he used to be before as he has been retired, he still is serving a great deal of work. His skills are really good also as a manager. He has been involved in club management and international management. As mentioned earlier, he is also a coach. He became coach of Argentina in November 2008.  Well, all these involvements and successes have paid him very well. Diego Maradona net worth, however, is not in millions of dollars. Diego Maradona net worth is estimated to be 100 thousand dollars.

Personal life and net worth

Diego Maradona has made a huge fan base and those fans have always been interested in Diego Maradona personal life and it is natural. Diego Maradona personal life has got ups and downs like any other normal person but he has dealt and handled them pretty well. He married his long- term fiancée Claudia Villafañe on 7th of November, 1984. They got married in Buenos Aires, and they had two daughters namely Dalma Nerea (born 2 April 1987) and Gianinna Dinorah (born 16 May 1989). His marriage looks like a fairytale but he himself admits that even though he takes his wife as a love of his life, he was not always faithful to Claudia. As a result, the couple got divorced in 2004. Apart from these details he also has got dragged himself in drug abuse issues and health related issues.

Awards, achievements, and recognitions

He has earned many awards and one of the major ones include Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year. Diego Maradona twitter account is active and anyone can follow Diego Maradona twitter account.


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