Why Diego Armando Maradona Will Remain A Monumental Legend In Football?
Last Updated on December 2, 2020 by Ephraim Iyodo
Diego Maradona, in full Diego Armando Maradona, (born October 30, 1960, Lanus, Buenos Aires, Argentina—died November 25, 2020, Tigre, Buenos Aires)is an Argentine footballer who is generally considered the best footballer of the 1980s and one of the greatest players of all time.
Known for his ability to manage the ball and create opportunities to score for himself and others, he led the club teams to the championships of Argentina, Italy and Spain, as well as starring in the national team of Argentina, which won the 1986 World Cup.
In 1978-80 He Was Named top goal-scorer of the Metropolitan League with Argentinos Juniors.
In 1979 He Was Named South American Player of the Year.
1979-80 He Was Named “Olimpia de gold” as the best Argentine sportsman of the year (Círculo de Periodistad Deportivos)
In 1979-81 He Won “The Golden Ball” as the best soccer player of the year by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
In 1983 He Won Spanish King’s Cup with Barcelona
In 1986 He Became World Champion with the Argentinian National Team
In 1986 He WasNamed “Olimpia de plata” as the best Argentine soccer player of the year (Círculo de Periodistad Deportivos)
In 1986 He Won “The Golden Ball” as the best soccer player of the World Cup (FIFA)
1987,1990 He Won Italian League Crown with Naples team
In 1988 He Was top goal-scorer of the Italian Major League with Naples team
In 1989 He Won European Soccer Union Cup with Naples
In 1993 He Was Named “Olimpia de plata” as the best Argentine soccer player of century (Círculo de Periodistad Deportivos)
In 1999 He Was Named “Olimpia de plata” as the best Argentine sportsman of the century (Círculo de Periodistad Deportivos)2000Won FIFA Internet voting for best soccer player of the century
In 1979 Diego Maradona won his first major trophy in 1979 when he helped Argentina lift the under-20 World Cup for the first time.
In 1981 Boca finished the campaign one point above Ferro Carril Oeste as Diego Maradona guided them to lift the Metropolitano title in what was Maradona’s only trophy in his homeland.
After the 1982 World Cup, Diego Maradona signed for Barcelona and guided them to a Copa del Rey (Barcelona, 1982/83), Spanish League Cup (Barcelona, 1982/83) and Spanish Super Cup (Barcelona, 1983) titles respectively.
The World Cup In 1986, Diego Maradona led Argentina to World Cup Glory after beating England 3-2 in the Final With an infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal and a Superb dribble to hand Argentina a World Cup Title.
In 1984, Diego Maradona signed for Napoli for a reported £6.9m Transfer Fee and in the 1986/87 season, he captained Napoli to a Coppa Italia (Napoli, 1986/87), UEFA Cup (Napoli, 1988/89), Serie A (Napoli, 1989/90) and Italian Super Cup (Napoli, 1990/91) titles respectively
Diego Maradona was named as the 2nd greatest football player of the 20th century by the World Soccer Magazine recently before his death on 25 November, 2020