Diego Maradona the hand of god biography

Diego Maradona

The star football player Diego Maradona also known as a “HAND OF GOD” in the history of football was born on October 30, 1960, in Villa Fiorito.

Early Life

At the age of 3 he received his first soccer ball as a gift and got interested in the game. When he got devoted in the game at the age of 10 he joined Los Cebollitas, a youth team of Argentines Juniors. When he joined the youth club he was already in level of adults. By seeing his game everyone in the club appreciate him. Showing his outstanding talent at an early age, Maradona led Los Cebollitas to an incredible 136-game unbeaten streak which was never ever happened in history. At his age he was the best in the country then after some years he made his professional debut for the senior team shortly before his 16th birthday.


Professional Career

A god level skilled midfielder known for his ability, Maradona led his team to championships in Argentina, Italy and Spain. In 1986 world cup his performance there included a memorable goals in a quarter-final victory over England. The goal he scored was illegally scored with the help of his left hand, which Maradona later on claimed was the work of "the hand of God". Maradona played in total of four World Cups in his entire career, and scored an impressive amount of 34 goals in 91 international for Argentina which was outstanding. Later on he became addicted to cocaine and received a 15month suspension. Maradona received another high level suspension three years later, this time for testing positive for ephedrine during the World Cup.

 Life after Soccer

He was hospitalized for heart problems in 2000 and 2004, the second time requiring the use of a respirator to breathe properly, and the following year he went on gastric-bypass surgery. In 2008, Maradona was hired to coach the national football team. Although the Argentines had a talented lineup leaded by young blood Messi who was the best player in the world at that time, they were out from the 2010 World Cup with a 4-0 harshly defeat by Germany in the quarter-finals


Maradona was in the stage of recovering from emergency brain surgery but unexpectedly he passed away from a heart attack on November 25, 2020 at the age of 60.