He was released on 12 November after successful surgery and was supervised by doctors as an outpatient. , Speaking thirty years later on the impact of Maradona's performances in 1979, FIFA President Sepp Blatter stated, "Everyone has an opinion on Diego Armando Maradona, and that’s been the case since his playing days.  Goldblatt wrote, "The celebrations were tumultuous. , In May 2006, Maradona agreed to take part in UK's Soccer Aid (a program to raise money for UNICEF). The American newspaper Houston Chronicle wrote of Maradona: To understand the gargantuan shadow Maradona casts over his football-mad homeland, one has to conjure up the athleticism of Michael Jordan, the power of Babe Ruth – and the human fallibility of Mike Tyson. After the closing of it, the authors started a new short-lived comic book titled El Die, using Maradona as the main character.  The South Americans failed to put together a coherent attacking strategy and lost the ball frequently.  Throughout the tournament, Maradona asserted his dominance and was the most dynamic player of the competition. The things I could do with a football, he could do with an orange. , Maradona arrived in Naples and was presented to the world media as a Napoli player on 5 July 1984, where he was welcomed by 75,000 fans at his presentation at the Stadio San Paolo. When Maradona ran with the ball or dribbled through the defence, he seemed to have the ball tied to his boots.  The Tartan Army sing a version of the Hokey Cokey in honour of the Hand of God goal against England. The smudges could have been fingerprints, and he later blamed his behaviour on consuming lots of wine. Maradona played in four FIFA World Cups, including the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, where he captained Argentina and led them to victory over West Germany in the final, and won the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player.  Originally scheduled to be held on 23 November 2019, the election was delayed 15 days.  Argentinos Juniors named its stadium after Maradona on 26 December 2003.  A precocious talent in his youth, in addition to his playing ability, Maradona also drew praise from his former manager Menotti for his dedication, determination, and the work-ethic he demonstrated in order to improve the technical aspect of his game in training, despite his natural gifts, with the manager noting: "I'm always cautious about using the word 'genius'. FIFA expelled him from USA '94, and Argentina were subsequently eliminated in the round of 16 by Romania in Los Angeles. Even in 1990 when Argentina took on hosts Italy in front of a hostile crowd at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Maradona was honoured with applause and banners. After dismissing Dezotti, Codesal was surrounded and jostled by the rest of the Argentinian team. , Maradona in his 2000 autobiography Yo Soy El Diego linked the "Hand of God" goal against England at the 1986 World Cup to the Falklands War: "Although we had said before the game that football had nothing to do with the Malvinas [Falklands] War, we knew they had killed a lot of Argentine boys there, killed them like little birds.  On 29 November, compatriot Lionel Messi scored in Barcelona's 4–0 home win over Osasuna in La Liga, dedicating his goal to Maradona by revealing a Newell's Old Boys shirt worn by the latter under his own, and subsequently pointing to the sky. He had a way of being, and that idea of talking to him honestly about how a typical week transpired was pretty amazing." He could manage himself effectively in limited spaces, and would attract defenders only to quickly dash out of the melee (as in the second goal against England in 1986), or give an assist to a free teammate. When you see number 10 who do you think about? He made his debut two days later against Talleres de Córdoba, scoring twice in the club's 4–1 win. José ended up crashing into the post, before Maradona slotted the ball into the net. But while the 'Hand of God' goal remains one of the most contentious moments in World Cup history, there can be no disputing that his second goal against England ranks as the greatest ever scored in the tournament.  On 2 June 1979, Maradona scored his first senior international goal in a 3–1 win against Scotland at Hampden Park.  Later on in the commercial he wakes up realizing it was a nightmare after having too much of the drink. This started a chain reaction of emotional reactions from both teams.  Maradona transferred to Napoli in Italy's Serie A for another world record fee, £6.9 million ($10.48 million). His first goal of the tournament came against Italy in the second group game in Puebla. With two goals in the space of four minutes, he allowed them to dare to dream that they, like him, could be the best in the world. Gioca in un Barcellona perfetto, mentre Diego... 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Maradona was coyly evasive, describing it as "a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God". , Many Argentine artists performed songs in tribute to Diego, such as "La Mano de Dios" by El Potro Rodrigo, "Maradona" by Andrés Calamaro, "Para siempre Diego" (Diego Forever) by Los Ratones Paranoicos, "Francotirador" (Sniper) by Attaque 77, "Maradona Blues" by Charly García, "Santa Maradona" (Saint Maradona) by Mano Negra, and "La Vida Tómbola" by Manu Chao, among others. , 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. According to several press sources, his major challengers included; Diego Simeone, Carlos Bianchi, Miguel Ángel Russo, and Sergio Batista. During his run past several England players in the previous round for the "Goal of the Century" he did not use his right foot once, despite spending the whole movement on the right-hand side of the pitch. The team leader on and off the field – he would speak up on a range of issues on behalf of the players – Maradona's ability as a player and his overpowering personality had a major positive effect on his team, with his 1986 World Cup teammate Jorge Valdano stating: Maradona was a technical leader: a guy who resolved all difficulties that may come up on the pitch. , From the mid-1980s until 2004, Maradona was addicted to cocaine. ", —Lionel Messi, the player most closely identified with the "New Maradona" label, One of Maradona's trademark moves was dribbling full-speed on the right wing, and on reaching the opponent's goal line, delivering accurate passes to his teammates.  His first goal against Belgium in the 1986 World Cup semi-final is a worthy indicator of such; he had run into the inside right channel to receive a pass but let the ball travel across to his left foot, requiring more technical ability. 1, by, Greatest Football Players of All-Time: No. 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. But Maradona became a divisive figure in Italy during the 1990 World Cup when Argentina faced Italy in the semifinals played in Naples.  With the manner in which the goal was scored resulting in applause from opposition fans, only Ronaldinho (in November 2005) and Andrés Iniesta (in November 2015) have since been granted such an ovation as Barcelona players from Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabéu. " Maradona got into frequent disputes with FC Barcelona executives, particularly club president Josep Lluís Núñez, culminating with a demand to be transferred out of Camp Nou in 1984.  In September 2018 he was appointed manager of Mexican second division side Dorados. I'd never felt like that before, but it's true... and not just because it was such an important game. This time, however, Maradona was successful with his effort, daringly rolling the ball into the net with an almost exact replica of his unsuccessful kick in the previous round. "People on People: The Oxford Dictionary of Biographical Quotations". The 1990 final is often cited as one of the most cynical and ugliest World Cup finals.  Maradona declared his opposition to what he identified as imperialism, particularly during the 2005 Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Sticker Argentina team MARADONA FIFA WC 1986 Mexico 86 Decje novine Yu Panini . 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Milan, Juventus, Inter Milan, and Roma, and no team in the south of the Italian Peninsula had ever won a league title. 325 to 327. , Maradona was dominantly left-footed, often using his left foot even when the ball was positioned more suitably for a right-footed connection. ", Maradona voiced support for Bolivia's ousted president Evo Morales and was also a supporter of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.  When Maradona resumed public appearances shortly thereafter, he displayed a notably thinner figure.  In 2008, Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica made Maradona, a documentary about Maradona's life. Hounded for years by the press, Maradona once fired a compressed-air rifle at reporters whom he claimed were invading his privacy.  Argentina was ranked fifth in the tournament. Taylor & Francis, Geoff Tibballs (2003).  Maradona scored his first goal in the Primera División against Marplatense team San Lorenzo on 14 November 1976, two weeks after turning 16. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Panini WC Italia 1990 Maradona legend rare at the best online prices at eBay!  In November 2005, however, Maradona rejected an offer to work with Argentina's national football team.  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. Born in Buenos Aires, Maradona led Argentina to a World Cup title in 1986 and to a World Cup final in Italy in 1990. France, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1990_FIFA_World_Cup_Final&oldid=994836807, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 December 2020, at 20:02.