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. How many players would even know to think like that? I remember our early training sessions with him: the rest of the team were so amazed that they just stood and watched him. , After the 1982 World Cup, in June, Maradona was transferred to Barcelona in Spain for a then world record fee of £5 million ($7.6 million). They all speak of the fact that he did not train, but it was not true because Diego was the last person to leave the pitch, it was necessary to send him away because otherwise he would stay for hours to invent free kicks. With two matches remaining in the qualification tournament for the 2010 World Cup, Argentina was in fifth place and faced the possibility of failing to qualify, but victory in the last two matches secured qualification for the finals.  Along with Pelé, Maradona was one of the two joint winners of the "FIFA Player of the Century" award in 2000, and also placed fifth in "IFFHS' Century Elections".  In the second game, a 2–1 victory over Nigeria which was to be his last game for Argentina, he set up both of his team's goals on free kicks, the second an assist to Caniggia. Argentina played Belgium in the opening game of the 1982 Cup at the Camp Nou in Barcelona. ", "Football's Greatest – Rivelino". The Italian courts had already ruled so in 1993, after Maradona refused to undergo DNA tests to prove or disprove his paternity. He would help him psychologically, talk to him about philosophy, and things like that. Brian Glanville, The story of the World Cup: The essential Guide to South Africa, 2010, pp. $195.00.  On 17 August 2015, Maradona visited Ali Bin Nasser, the Tunisian referee of the Argentina–England quarter-final match at the 1986 World Cup where Maradona scored his Hand of God, and paid tribute to him by giving him a signed Argentine jersey. Both Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis and the mayor of Naples Luigi de Magistris expressed their desire to rename their stadium after Maradona, which was unanimously approved by Naples City Council.  His style of taking free kicks influenced several other specialists, including Gianfranco Zola, Andrea Pirlo, and Lionel Messi.  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.  It became known as the "Hand of God". After scoring two contrasting goals in the 2–1 quarter-final win against England, his legend was cemented. What I mean is: one slept soundly the night before a game not just because you knew you were playing next to Diego and Diego did things no other player in the world could do, but also because unconsciously we knew that if it was the case that we lost then Maradona would shoulder more of the burden, would be blamed more, than the rest of us. p. 193. " President Alberto Fernández announced three days of national mourning. p. 251. " His former club and international teammate, Franco Baresi, stated when he was asked who was his greatest opponent: "Maradona; when he was on form, there was almost no way of stopping him," while fellow former Italy defender Giuseppe Bergomi described Maradona as the greatest player of all time in 2018. , Regarding Maradona's performance at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, in 2014, Roger Bennett of ESPN FC described it as "the most virtuoso performance a World Cup has ever witnessed," while Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times called it "one of the greatest individual performances in tournament history," with Steven Goff of The Washington Post dubbing his performance as "one of the finest in tournament annals. In May 2011 he became manager of Dubai club Al Wasl FC in the United Arab Emirates.  In August 2013, Maradona moved on to become mental coach at Argentine club Deportivo Riestra. There's still so much to be said, but for now, may God give strength to his relatives.  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.  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). Two Serie A titles and a Coppa Italia for a team that had bare silverware in its clubhouse, made Maradona almost as revered in the Campania region as the man sitting in the Vatican, 200 kms to the north.  Maradona scored or assisted 10 of Argentina's 14 goals (71%), including the assist for the winning goal in the final, ensuring that he would be remembered as one of the greatest names in football history.  His contract began 1 August 2005, and one of his first recommendations proved to be very effective: advising the club to hire Alfio Basile as the new coach. With Maradona fostering a close relationship with the players, Boca won the 2005 Apertura, the 2006 Clausura, the 2005 Copa Sudamericana, and the 2005 Recopa Sudamericana. He left everyone open-mouthed every time he got on the ball.  The Tartan Army sing a version of the Hokey Cokey in honour of the Hand of God goal against England.  Prior to Napoli's Europa League match against Rijeka the day after Maradona's passing, all of the Napoli players wore shirts with "Maradona 10" on the back of them, before observing a minute of silence. He made his full international debut at age 16, against Hungary, on 27 February 1977. Argentina went on to win the trophy, beating West Germany 3-2 in the final. This became known as an international fiasco in World Cup history. Well in Azeglio Vicini’s Azzurri of 1990, Italy has its own candidate for such an honour. He played for Argentina across four World Cup competitions in … At his worst, he can be as disgraceful as John McEnroe. Maradona has no peers inside the pitch, but he has turned his life into a show, and is now living a personal ordeal that should not be imitated. In total, West Germany had 16 scoring chances out of 23 shots. A representative of the ex-footballer said his condition was not serious. With Argentina already down 3–0 to Brazil, Maradona's temper eventually got the better of him and he was sent off with five minutes remaining for a serious retaliatory foul against Batista. ", "The top five players of all time – where does Johan Cruyff rank on our list of greats?  In a tribute to him, Azteca Stadium authorities built a statue of him scoring the "Goal of the Century" and placed it at the entrance of the stadium. Pierre Littbarski cut inside, dribbling past three South American defenders, but his shot from outside the box went just wide. After the closing of it, the authors started a new short-lived comic book titled El Die, using Maradona as the main character. Routledge, 2008, Susan Ratcliffe (2001). It was a special compensation factor for a country that in a few years lived through several military dictatorships and social frustrations of all kinds."  Argentina was ranked fifth in the tournament.  Maradona transferred to Napoli in Italy's Serie A for another world record fee, £6.9 million ($10.48 million). Kapadia stated that " White, Duncan (29 October 2011). ", "Diego was capable of things no one else could match. , Maradona and Villafañe divorced in 2004. 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. He became a staple of Los Cebollitas (The Little Onions), the junior team of Buenos Aires's Argentinos Juniors. ", "I asked myself, 'Who is this man?  By the time he was playing for Napoli, he had a full-blown addiction, which interfered with his ability to play football. On 29 October 2008, AFA chairman Julio Grondona confirmed that Maradona would be the head coach of the national team.  Napoli's former president – Corrado Ferlaino – commented on Maradona's leadership qualities during his time with the club in 2008, describing him as "a coach on the pitch. Ultimately, on 22 August 2005, Maradona acknowledged on his television show that he had hit the ball with his hand purposely, and no contact with his head was made, and that he immediately knew the goal was illegitimate. Concerning the idolatry that exists in his country, former teammate Jorge Valdano said, "At the time that Maradona retired from active football, he left Argentina traumatized. WC 1990 MENU; Italy '90 story; Match schedule; Squads; Statistics; Picture gallery; Qualifying rounds Argentina's World Cup squad 1990. That was the kind of influence he exercised on the team. ", "He had complete mastery of the ball. "Maradona" redirects here. ", Nápoli retira camiseta número 10 en homenaje a Maradona, “FIFA Dream Team: Maradona voted top player”, “Un diario inglés eligió a Maradona como el mejor jugador de la historia de los mundiales”, “CdS, Maradona meglio di tutti, batte anche Valentino Rossi“, "Italian football Hall of Fame to induct ten new stars", "Top 50 des joueurs sud-américains de l'histoire", "IFFHS announce the 48 football legend players", "Ballon d'Or Dream Team : Découvrez les révélations de ce onze de légende ! He had a way of being, and that idea of talking to him honestly about how a typical week transpired was pretty amazing." During his two injury-hit seasons at Barcelona, Maradona scored 38 goals in 58 games. In 1950, they left Esquina and settled in Buenos Aires.  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. "Bianchi: "Messi?  Led by Maradona, Napoli won their first ever Serie A Italian Championship in 1986–87.  On 27 July, however, the AFA announced that its board had unanimously decided not to renew his contract, and instead awarded the job to 1978 World Cup winning captain and his 1986 teammate, Daniel Passarella. If you've seen Diego Maradona with a football at his feet, you'll understand. Diego Maradona celebrates Claudio Caniggia’s goal in the Argentina v Italy World Cup Semi Final in 1990. , Due to illness and injury as well as controversial incidents on the field, Maradona had a difficult tenure in Barcelona. D.O.B. The 1990 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match played between West Germany and Argentina to determine the winner of the 1990 FIFA World Cup.  This goal was voted "Goal of the Century" in a 2002 online poll conducted by FIFA. " On 15 July 2010, the AFA said that he would be offered a new four-year deal that would keep him in charge through to the summer of 2014 when Brazil staged the World Cup. The 1990 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match played between West Germany and Argentina to determine the winner of the 1990 FIFA World Cup. Pedro Monzón had the distinction of being the first player to be sent off at a FIFA World Cup final, after being shown a straight red card for a reckless studs up challenge on Jürgen Klinsmann; FIFA had warned its officials to enforce the rules and Monzón had raised his foot during the tackle, a foul that Klinsmann claims left a 15-centimetre (5.9 in) gash on his shin. p. 43. 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. He entered to the pitch wearing the number 16 jersey, and became the youngest player in the history of the Argentine Primera División. Maradona il più forte di sempre, ma a Van Basten è stato ancora più difficile prendere la palla", "Ibrahimovic: Maradona's off-field antics don't matter", "Pelè è più forte di Maradona, Zidane 3°, Baggio 9°: i migliori 10 secondo la Fifa", "The World Cup's top 100 footballers: by nationality, goals scored and votes", “Ranked! , In March 2009, Italian officials announced that Maradona still owed the Italian government €37 million in local taxes, €23.5 million of which was accrued interest on his original debt. The goal stood, much to the wrath of the English players. 325 to 327.  Former Dutch player Johan Cruyff saw similarities between Maradona and Lionel Messi with the ball seemingly attached to their body when dribbling.  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. Robson, 2003, Jimmy Burns (2011). International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, "FIFA World Cup - Italia 1990; Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy. The rules changed as a direct result of some of the injuries Maradona received. , Maradona followed this with two more goals in a semi-final match against Belgium at the Azteca, including another virtuoso dribbling display for the second goal. It transcended mere sports – his goal was pure art. He made the nutmeg and when I turned around, he was far away from me". There's also no question he’s a wonderful athlete and has maintained a friendship with Cuba to no material gain of his own. He was always getting kicked around and he never complained – not like some of today's strikers.  After two months in charge he left the club on 19 November. Final Argentina v West Germany. Daughter Dalma has since asserted that the divorce was the best solution for all, as her parents remained on friendly terms. He's the greatest there's ever been. Scarecrow Press, David Patrick Houghton (2008). Last one. "Barca: A People's Passion". , Maradona began his managerial career alongside former Argentinos Juniors midfield teammate Carlos Fren. In the 1990 World Cup second-round tie against Brazil, he used his right foot to set up the winning goal for Claudio Caniggia due to two Brazilian markers forcing him into a position that made use of his left foot less practical.. " 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". Today his skills would afford him greater protection. Maradona received his first soccer ball as a gift at age three and quickly became devoted to the game. He did it first by nefarious and then spellbindingly brilliant means. " In October 2015, Maradona thanked Queen Elizabeth II and the Houses of Parliament in London for giving him the chance to provide "true justice" as head of an organization designed to help young children. , Maradona has topped a number of fan polls, including a 2002 FIFA poll in which his second goal against England was chosen as the best goal ever scored in a World Cup; he also won the most votes in a poll to determine the All-Time Ultimate World Cup Team. He was obese from the end of his playing career until undergoing gastric bypass surgery in a clinic in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on 6 March 2005. ", "World Cup’s top 100 footballers: how to choose between Pelé and Maradona? When you see number 10 who do you think about?  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. , Maradona had a tendency to put on weight and suffered increasingly from obesity, at one point weighing 280 lb (130 kg). , After the divorce, Claudia embarked on a career as a theatre producer, and Dalma sought an acting career; she previously had expressed her desire to attend the Actor's Studio in Los Angeles. How many players would do that? He also revealed that Maradona was ahead of his time in the fact that he had a personal fitness coach – Fernando Signorini – who trained him in a variety of areas, in addition to looking after his physical conditioning, adding: "While he [Maradona] was in a football team he had his own regime.  Maradona declared his opposition to what he identified as imperialism, particularly during the 2005 Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, Argentina.  A day later, he underwent emergency brain surgery to treat a subdural hematoma. (2011). " Maradona had a portrait of Castro tattooed on his left leg and one of Fidel's second in command, fellow Argentine Che Guevara on his right arm. "Jay Bothroyd puts good times with playboy Saadi Gaddafi, son of dead Libya tyrant Colonel Gaddafi, behind him". , — Pelé paying tribute following Maradona's death, In a statement on social media, the Argentine Football Association expressed "its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend", adding: "You will always be in our hearts. My most vivid recollection is of this incredibly gifted kid at the second FIFA U-20 World Cup in Japan in 1979. , In May 2006, Maradona agreed to take part in UK's Soccer Aid (a program to raise money for UNICEF). It is a symbol, even today there are those who choose that number for him.".  Argentina eliminated Uruguay in the first knockout round in Puebla, setting up a match against England at the Azteca Stadium, also in Mexico City. On 22 March 2010, Maradona was chosen number 1 in 'The Greatest 10 World Cup Players of All Time' by the London-based newspaper The Times. "From spectacular to scandalous: Maradona's World Cup legacy", "Argentina's Lionel Messi still has one man to beat", "It's Argentina vs. Belgium in the World Cup, but always Lionel Messi vs. Diego Maradona", "England's past four World Cup clashes with Argentina", "1986 World Cup: The Diego Maradona Show", "History of the World Cup: 1986 – Maradona puts on a show in Mexico", "After Second Test, Maradona Is Out of World Cup", Fact Sheet | FIFA World Stars Games at a glance, "100 years bore: the arduous and elongated Football League centenary celebrations in 1988", When the Football League took on the world…, "What is a false nine? 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 pair led Mandiyú of Corrientes in 1994 and Racing Club in 1995, with little success.  In May 2018, Maradona was announced as the new chairman of Belarusian club Dynamo Brest. President Cossiga later handed the FIFA World Cup Trophy to West German captain Lothar Matthäus. " Maradona was Chávez's guest of honour at the opening game of the 2007 Copa América held in Venezuela.  He named Brazilian playmaker Rivellino and Manchester United winger George Best among his inspirations growing up. "Maradona: The Hand of God".  In his autobiography, El Diego, he dedicated the book to various people, including Castro. 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