" A local newspaper stated that despite the lack of a "mayor, houses, schools, buses, employment and sanitation, none of this matters because we have Maradona". An ankle injury affected his overall performance, and he was much less dominant than four years earlier. The smudges could have been fingerprints, and he later blamed his behaviour on consuming lots of wine. ", "I asked myself, 'Who is this man? , In Naples, the Stadio San Paolo—officially renamed Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on 4 December 2020—was illuminated at night in honour of Maradona, with numerous fans gathering outside the stadium placing murals and paintings as a tribute. Diego Junior met Maradona for the first time in May 2003 after tricking his way onto a golf course in Italy where Maradona was playing.  In 1993, he played for Newell's Old Boys and in 1995 returned to Boca Juniors for a two-year stint. His cocaine use continued, and he received US$70,000 in fines from his club for missing games and practices, ostensibly because of "stress". When Maradona ran with the ball or dribbled through the defence, he seemed to have the ball tied to his boots. Pitch International LLP. , A controversial figure in the sport, while he earned critical acclaim from players, pundits, and managers over his playing style, he also drew criticism in the media for his temper and confrontational behaviour, both on and off the pitch. Diego Maradona ehemaliger Fußballspieler aus Argentinien Offensives Mittelfeld * 30.10.1960 in Lanús, Argentinien  At age 18, Maradona played the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship in Japan and emerged as the star of the tournament, shining in Argentina's 3–1 final win over the Soviet Union, scoring a total of six goals in six appearances in the tournament. He would literally say, 'This is the way I’m going to train you, read this book.' The beauty of Diego's game has a hereditary element – his natural ease with the ball – but it also owes a lot to his ability to learn: a lot of those brushstrokes, those strokes of 'genius', are in fact a product of his hard work. When Diego came to Argentinos Juniors for trials, I was really struck by his talent and couldn't believe he was only eight years old. , A 2006 television commercial for Brazilian soft drink Guaraná Antarctica portrayed Maradona as a member of the Brazil national team, including wearing the yellow jersey and singing the Brazilian national anthem with Brazilian players Ronaldo and Kaká. " Moreover, Maradona was notorious for his poor diet and extreme lifestyle off the pitch, including his use of illicit drugs and alcohol abuse, which along with personal issues, his metabolism, medication that he was prescribed, and periods of inactivity due to injuries and suspensions, led to his significant weight–gain and physical decline as his career progressed; his lack of discipline and difficulties in his turbulent personal life are thought by some in the sport to have negatively impacted his performances and longevity in the later years of his playing career. Maradona did so in 1979 and 1986, which Messi emulated in 2005 and 2014. Mouse over to Zoom … White, Duncan (29 October 2011).  Maradona gave each of his guests a signed Argentina jersey, which Tyson wore when he arrived in Brazil, Argentina's biggest rivals. , Maradona was famous for his cunning personality.  Maradona was himself given a testimonial match in November 2001, played between an all-star World XI and the Argentina national team. Did You Know Why Maradona Didn't Play 1978 FIFA World Cup? He was in charge of the team at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa before leaving at the end of the tournament. " Maradona and his compatriot Lionel Messi are the only players to win the Golden Ball at both the FIFA U-20 World Cup and FIFA World Cup. p. 43.  That would be the only title won by Maradona in the Argentine domestic league. The ball wasn’t even within playing distance when the challenge came in. 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Diego Maradona zieht nach Weißrussland, um Präsident von Dinamo Brest zu werden - und soll fürstlich entlohnt werden. ", Born to a Roman Catholic family, his parents were Diego Maradona Senior and Dalma Salvadora Franco.  Maradona's mother, Dalma, died on 19 November 2011. Boca defeated River 3–0 with Maradona scoring a goal after dribbling past Alberto Tarantini and Fillol. Maradona also separately claimed that he had an agreement with FIFA, on which the organization reneged, to allow him to use the drug for weight loss before the competition in order to be able to play.  Two years later, Maradona donated the Cuban royalties of his book to "the Cuban people and Fidel".  Maradona played for Napoli at a period when north–south tensions in Italy were at a peak due to a variety of issues, notably the economic differences between the two. I played with him and I can tell you how technically decisive he was for the team". Seine Auftritte schaden Argentinien.  A number of publications have referred to Maradona as the Artful Dodger, the urchin pickpocket from Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. , Maradona and Villafañe divorced in 2004.  In September 2018 he was appointed manager of Mexican second division side Dorados. , Maradona captained the Argentine national team to victory in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, winning the final in Mexico City against West Germany. , Maradona spent five years at Argentinos Juniors, from 1976 to 1981, scoring 115 goals in 167 appearances before his US$ 4 million transfer to Boca Juniors. Opens image gallery. In 2003, Maradona was employed by the Libyan footballer Al-Saadi Gaddafi, the third son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, as a "technical consultant", while Al-Saadi was playing for the Italian club, Perugia, which was playing in Serie A at the time..  In September 2006, Maradona, in his famous blue and white number 10, was the captain for Argentina in a three-day World Cup of Indoor Football tournament in Spain. The world was turned upside down. He would help him psychologically, talk to him about philosophy, and things like that. Back then they merely served as the red rag of provocation that would guarantee he would be the victim of brutal challenges wherever he played. Retrieved 8 May 2014, Jimmy Burns (2009).  UEFA and CONMEBOL announced that every match in the Champions League, Europa League, Copa Libertadores, and Copa Sudamericana would hold a moment of silence prior to kickoff. Did you know Maradona was not chosen to play in the 1978 World Cup because the Argentine coach thought he was too young to play?  He is considered one of the greatest players of all time by pundits, players, and managers, and by some as the best player ever. In those moments, he went from star player to legend. Diego Armando Maradona Franco (* 30.  Maradona transferred to Napoli in Italy's Serie A for another world record fee, £6.9 million ($10.48 million).  Maradona attended Maduro's final campaign rally in Caracas, signing footballs and kicking them to the crowd, and presented Maduro with an Argentina jersey. There are also other films, such as: Maradona, La Mano de Dios (Maradona, the Hand of God), Amando a Maradona (Loving Maradona), and Maradona by Kusturica. , Maradona became the coach of Argentina's national football team in November 2008. Today his skills would afford him greater protection.  In August 2013, Maradona moved on to become mental coach at Argentine club Deportivo Riestra. Maradona's parents were both born and brought up in the town of Esquina in the north-east province of Corrientes, living only two hundred metres from each other on the banks of the Corriente River. ", "World Cup’s top 100 footballers: how to choose between Pelé and Maradona? 71, 84. , By 1982, Maradona had become one of the biggest sports stars in the world and had endorsements with many companies, including Puma and Coca-Cola, earning him an additional $1.5 million per year on top of his club salary. Er war einer der größten Fußballer.  In April 2013, Maradona visited the tomb of Hugo Chávez and urged Venezuelans to elect the late leader's designated successor, Nicolás Maduro, to continue the socialist leader's legacy; "Continue the struggle," Maradona said on television.  The same day, a private funeral service was held and Maradona was buried next to his parents at the Jardín de Bella Vista cemetery in Bella Vista, Buenos Aires. Amazon.de - Kaufen Sie Offerta Speciale 4 DVD La Grande Storia dei Goal Mondiali,Korea, Giappone, Francia, USA, Messico, Italia, Notti Magiche, Totò Schillaci, Maradona, Zidane, Ronaldo günstig ein. In 2017, Maradona became the coach of Fujairah before leaving at the end of the season.  In a video released on his official Facebook page, Maradona confirmed he would accept their nomination for him to become Latin American director for the non-governmental organization Football for Unity.  During the 2018 World Cup match between Argentina and Nigeria, Maradona was shown on television cameras behaving extremely erratically, with an abundance of white residue visible on the glass in front of his seat in the stands.  On 8 May 2007, Maradona appeared on Argentine television and stated that he had quit drinking and had not used drugs in two and a half years. , In 1990, the Konex Foundation from Argentina granted him the Diamond Konex Award, one of the most prestigious culture awards in Argentina, as the most important personality in Sports in the last decade in his country. He was treated for hepatitis and effects of alcohol abuse and was released on 11 April, but readmitted two days later. He allegedly began using the drug in Barcelona in 1983. , On 1 September 2014, Maradona, along with many current and former footballing stars, took part in the "Match for Peace", which was played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, with the proceeds being donated entirely to charity. She was 81 years old. Being short, but strong, he could hold the ball long enough with a defender on his back to wait for a teammate making a run or to find a gap for a quick shot. He's the greatest there's ever been. He made his debut two days later against Talleres de Córdoba, scoring twice in the club's 4–1 win.  On 4 December 2020, nine days after Maradona's death, Napoli's home stadium was renamed Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.  First a bout of hepatitis, then a broken ankle in a La Liga game at the Camp Nou in September 1983 caused by a reckless tackle by Athletic Bilbao's Andoni Goikoetxea—nicknamed "the Butcher of Bilbao"—threatened to jeopardize Maradona's career, but with treatment and rehabilitation, it was possible for him to return to the pitch after a three-month recovery period. Bei der WM aber verkommt Maradona endgültig zum lächerlichen Maskottchen.  In 2019, a documentary film titled Diego Maradona was released by Academy Award and BAFTA Award winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia, director of Amy (on singer Amy Winehouse) and Senna (on motor racing driver Ayrton Senna). This started a chain reaction of emotional reactions from both teams.  In his autobiography, El Diego, he dedicated the book to various people, including Castro.  In addition to the minute of silence in Italy's Serie A an image of Maradona was projected on stadium screens in the 10th minute of play. Paolo Rossi (* 23. Maglia Argentina Mondiali 1986 - Calcio Retro Vintage Mondiali Maradona Messi. , Maradona is regarded as one of the greatest dribblers in the history of the game. He also went on to say of Maradona's performance: "The brilliant Argentine artist single-handedly delivered his country its second World Cup." Era il pianto soffocato con cui Diego Armando Maradona concluse quel 19 maggio 1978, quando l’allenatore della Nazionale, Cesar Luis Menotti, gli disse che non lo avrebbe inserito nei giocatori che avrebbero preso parte (vincendolo) al Campionato del Mondo … ", "The 50 Most Overrated Footballers Of All Time Have Been Named And Ranked By Fans", "I mille colori di Maradona in bianco e nero", "Napoli, Carnevale racconta: "Maradona una volta si presentò un'ora prima di giocare, "Bianchi, passione e rigore di un vincente". Davon zahlt Maradona 6,78 Millionen aus eigener Tasche. " In a 2018 article for Sportsnet, he added: "No other player, not even Pel[é] in 1958 nor Paolo Rossi in 1982, had dominated a single competition the way Maradona did in Mexico." 04-dic-2018 - Saiqhul Misbah descrubrió este Pin. His father, "Don" Diego, died on 25 June 2015 at age 87. His body shape just didn’t look like a footballer, but then he had this ability and this balance.  Maradona scored his first goal in the Primera División against Marplatense team San Lorenzo on 14 November 1976, two weeks after turning 16. 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In der Saison 1977/78, als er für Vicenza spielte, war er mit 24 Treffern der beste Torschütze der Serie A. Rossi blieb der Sportart verbunden, betrieb unter anderem eine Fußballschule in Perugia und war TV-Experte für RAI. From this point, Barcelona and Bilbao players brawled on the field with Maradona in the centre of the action, kicking and punching anyone in a Bilbao shirt.  In 1996, he played in a friendly match alongside his brother Raul for Toronto Italia against the Canadian National Soccer League All-Stars. Maradona was sacked on 10 July 2012. His first goal of the tournament came against Italy in the second group game in Puebla. My most vivid recollection is of this incredibly gifted kid at the second FIFA U-20 World Cup in Japan in 1979. At the World Cup finals in June 2010, Argentina started by winning 1–0 against Nigeria, followed by a 4–1 victory over South Korea on the strength of a Gonzalo Higuaín hat-trick. The organization reformulates many elements from Christian tradition, such as Christmas or prayers, reflecting instead details from Maradona. In the final match, West Germany attempted to contain him by double-marking, but he nevertheless found the space past the West German player Lothar Matthäus to give the final pass to Jorge Burruchaga for the winning goal. I remember our early training sessions with him: the rest of the team were so amazed that they just stood and watched him. A&C Black, Brian Glanville (2010). After winning his first three matches as the coach of the national team, he oversaw a 6–1 defeat to Bolivia, equalling the team's worst ever margin of defeat. His father Diego Maradona "Chitoro" (1927–2015) was of Guaraní descent, and his mother Dalma Salvadora Franco, "Doña Tota" (1930–2011), was of Italian descent.. " Maradona was Chávez's guest of honour at the opening game of the 2007 Copa América held in Venezuela. 1 by, Greatest Football Players in World Cup History: No.  Led by Maradona, Napoli won their first ever Serie A Italian Championship in 1986–87. ", "Even if I played for a million years, I'd never come close to Maradona.  In the following days, there were constant rumours about his health, including three false claims of his death within a month. , Maradona showed sympathy to left-wing ideologies.  He had a compact physique, and with his strong legs, low center of gravity, and resulting balance, he could withstand physical pressure well while running with the ball, despite his small stature, while his acceleration, quick feet, and agility, combined with his dribbling skills and close control at speed, allowed him to change direction quickly, making him difficult for opponents to defend against. Maradona married long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe on 7 November 1989 in Buenos Aires, and they had two daughters, Dalma Nerea (born 2 April 1987) and Giannina Dinorah (born 16 May 1989), by whom he became a grandfather in 2009. , Maradona's great-nephew Hernán López is also a professional footballer.  In August 2007, Maradona went further, making an appearance on Chávez's weekly television show Aló Presidente and saying, "I hate everything that comes from the United States. , In 2004, he participated in a protest against the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Miglior giocatore dell'anno nel 1976, ha giocato nella nazionale dal 1976 al 1980, esordendo con la Svizzera a Losanna - vittoria per 1-0 il 30 aprile 1976 - e partecipando come titolare ai mondiali di Argentina '78 (qualficazioni e fase finale). Jimmy Burns (2011) "Maradona: The Hand of God".  He was the coach of Argentine Primera División club Gimnasia de La Plata from September 2019 until his death in November 2020. On 26 June 1983, Barcelona won away to Real Madrid in one of the world's biggest club games, El Clásico, a match where Maradona scored and became the first Barcelona player to be applauded by arch-rival Real Madrid fans. After the defeat to Germany, Maradona admitted that he was reconsidering his future as Argentina's coach, stating, "I may leave tomorrow.  He faced a scandal there regarding an illegitimate son, and he was also the object of some suspicion over an alleged friendship with the Camorra.  He played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla, and Newell's Old Boys during his club career, and is most famous for his time at Napoli and Barcelona, where he won numerous accolades. He then coached Dubai-based club Al Wasl in the UAE Pro-League for the 2011–12 season. p. 193. Although he was known for his penchant for undertaking individual runs with the ball, he was also a strategist and an intelligent team player, with excellent spatial awareness, as well as being highly technical with the ball. In 2005, he came to Venezuela to meet Chávez, who received him in the Miraflores Palace. Book: The Football Fanatic's Essential Guide. Daughter Dalma has since asserted that the divorce was the best solution for all, as her parents remained on friendly terms.  While he was primarily a creative playmaker, Maradona was also known for his finishing and goalscoring ability. It transcended mere sports – his goal was pure art. , Maradona signed a contract with Boca Juniors on 20 February 1981.  The following season, the team's prolific attacking trio, formed by Maradona, Bruno Giordano, and Careca, was later dubbed the "Ma-Gi-Ca" (magical) front-line. Oxford University Press, 2001. Oktober 1960 in Lanús; † 25. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2009, Luca Caioli (2013). When I interviewed him a few years ago, he told me he thought players such as Lionel Messi owed him a great deal because some of the tackles he had endured would never be allowed today. Messi’s Goal Better Than Maradona's Goal of the Century?  After two months in charge he left the club on 19 November.  Having visited Chávez's tomb with Maradona, Maduro said, "Speaking with Diego was very emotional because comandante Chávez also loved him very much.