Full name Diego Armando Maradona
Date of birth 30 October 1960 (1960-10-30) (age 49)
Place of birth Lanús, Argentina
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position AttackingMidfielder/Second Striker
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
1976–1981 Argentinos Juniors 167 (115)
1981–1982 Boca Juniors 40 (28)
1982–1984 Barcelona 36 (22)
1984–1991 Napoli 188 (81)
1992–1993Sevilla 26 (5)
1993–1994 Newell's Old Boys 7 (0)
1995–1997 Boca Juniors 30 (7)
Total 490 (311)
1977–1994 Argentina 91 (34)
1994 Mandiyú de Corrientes
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Diego Armando Maradona (born 30 October 1960 in Lanús, BuenosAires) is an Argentine former football player and the current manager of the Argentine national team. He is widely regarded as one of the best football players of all time. He finished first in aninternet vote for the FIFA Player of the Century award, and he shared the award with Pelé.
Over the course of his professional club career Maradona played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors,Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell's Old Boys, setting world-record contract fees. In his international career, playing for Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals. He played in four FIFAWorld Cup tournaments, including the 1986 World Cup 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 bestplayer. In that same tournament's quarter-final round he scored two goals in a 2–1 victory over England that entered football history, though for two very different reasons. The first goal was an...