From humble family, Diego Armando Maradona was playing soccer with his friends in Villa Fiorito, a shantytown located in suburban neighborhood in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Pelusa and nicknamed El Pibe de Oro, was a very small position in the team owner Red Star Child of Fiorito. Francisco Cornejo coach saw him play in this team and suggested he go to Argentinos Juniors. At 12 years and was champion in the ninth division of Argentinos Juniors. In two years was eight divisions, from ninth to first.
Diego Armando Maradona
On 27 February 1977 began with the selection argentina absolute, in a match against Hungary in which he played only a few minutes. Two years later he won the World Youth selection argentina and was proclaimed the best player in Argentina. With his team, Argentinos Juniors, to reach the semifinals of the League Championship and won the award for top scorer. Argentinos Juniors went to the play Boca Juniors, River Plate but also tried to hire him. Boca played in two seasons and won the league title with this team.
In 1982 Diego Armando Maradona has signed a contract with Barcelona for the 1200 million pesetas. Officially debuted at the club Bluered September 5, 1982 in a match against Valencia. He played 39 matches and was the team’s top scorer with 27 as many.
In 1984 he signed a contract with Naples for 1,300 million pesetas and will remain committed until 1989. While the first two seasons did not achieve the league title, Maradona won it in the 1986-87 season, in which the Naples also won the Coppa Italia. Shortly before, in 1986, Maradona had won the world title with the selection of Argentina in the World Championship held in Mexico, where he proved to be the best player since Pele or Cruyff.
The Naples Maradona and took their revenge sport the following year, 1988-89, in which the Neapolitans were the first European competition in its history, the UEFA Cup. In the 1989/90 season the club won its second title Neapolitan League. That year he married Claudia Villafane, which would have two daughters, Dalma and Giannina. The following season began on a hopeful for the Argentine soccer player since the club won its Super Italy. But it was only a mirage, as it soon began to get negative results for Naples, which was eliminated from the Cup of Europe in the eighth finals of the Spartak Moscow.
In February 1991 Diego Armando Maradona was accused of involvement with drug trafficking and prostitution, the April 2, 1991, the Disciplinary Committee of the Italian Football Federation has imposed a sanction relief has been confirmed to play for in the contraanálisis positive for cocaine after his party Bari-Naples, was suspended by the Committee and the Committee of Appeal confirmed the penalty. Shortly after he was arrested in Buenos Aires in a police drug raid. On April 28, 1992 was released and had to face the accusation of providing free drugs and possession of drugs.
After several months of contacts and negotiations, the president signed the transfer of Naples Maradona to Seville for $ 7.5 million, the September 28, 1992, after a year and a half away from the pitch by penalty debut Seville’s player in a friendly match against Bayern Munich in German. In October he made his debut in official competition with Sevilla in the Spanish league, eight years after playing it for the first time.
In February 1993 Diego Armando Maradona returned to wear the shirt of their national team after two and a half years in the Brazil-Argentina match played in Buenos Aires. Four months after he was dismissed from Seville FC before the end of his contract. On November 7 of that year he debuted as a player’s club Newell’s Old Boys, Argentina, after eleven years of absence from his country teams. One year after FIFA decided to suspend any competition to the relief of a positive doping control conducted at the World Cup of United States and shortly after, FIFA fined $ 15,500 and a suspension of 15 months.
Later became a coach, first with Deportivo Mandiyú, which was located in the penultimate position of the opening tournament of the First Division in argentina and not stayed long. His second team was coached, as of December 94, the Racing Club de Avellaneda.
Maradona signed with Boca Juniors to return as a player, to fulfill its sanction on September 30, 1995. His club confirmed the initial commitment and alignment Diego scheduled to play in Seoul against the selection of South Korea, a party in which he made his debut with the team bonaerense. That same year she received the Golden Ball for best player of all time. On October 30, 1997 announced his withdrawal after a positive doping control. Chased by drug problems and incidents with the press in 1999 suffered a heart overdose of cocaine and went to Cuba for treatment of detoxification.
During 2003 and 2004, Maradona has lived in Cuba, where he received treatment for detoxification of drug addiction. An acute crisis caused him to Argentina in April and May 2004, where he was treated in a psychiatric clinic on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. After partially recovering, he returned to Cuba to continue treatment, despite the fact that his family objected, and after a judge accepted his transfer (argentina was entered against his will, at the express wish of their families).
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