Diego Maradona

Full name
Diego Armando Maradona

Date of birth
30 October 1960

Place of birth
Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Height
1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)

Playing position
Attacking midfielder
Second striker

Current team
Dorados (manager)

Diego Maradona, an Argentine retired professional footballer and current manager of Mexican second division club Dorados. Many in the sport, including football writers, players, and fans, regard him as the greatest football player of all time. He was joint FIFA Player of the 20th Century with Pelé.

Maradona’s vision, passing, ball control and dribbling skills was combined with his small stature (1.65 m or 5 ft 5 in), giving him a low center of gravity which allowed him to maneuver better than most other football players; he would often dribble past multiple opposing players on a run.

His presence and leadership on the field had a great effect on his team’s general performance, while he would often be singled out by the opposition.

A precocious talent, Maradona was given the nickname “El Pibe de Oro” (“The Golden Boy”), a name that stuck with him throughout his career.

Clubs played for during his senior career

Argentinos Juniors
Boca Juniors
Barcelona
Napoli
Sevilla
Newell’s Old Boys
Boca Juniors

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