But Old School Panini repair that with his Panini sticker of 1978 World Cup : [287] On 26 November, Maradona's wake, which was attended by tens of thousands of people, was cut short by his family as his coffin was relocated from the rotunda of the Presidential Palace after fans took over an inner courtyard and also clashed with police. Kapadia stated that " The Italian match is renowned for Maradona being aggressively man-marked by Claudio Gentile, as Italy beat Argentina at the Sarrià Stadium in Barcelona, 2–1. [283] He was released on 12 November after successful surgery and was supervised by doctors as an outpatient. Power of suffering 10. Issued ... At 17 he just missed inclusion in Argentina's 1978 … The Catalan crowd was eager to see their new world-record signing Maradona in action, but he did not perform to expectations,[75] as Argentina, the defending champions, lost 1–0. For the 2019 documentary film, see, "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. The things I could do with a football, he could do with an orange. Total accuracy. Maradona said he was given a soccer ball soon after he could run. "Jay Bothroyd puts good times with playboy Saadi Gaddafi, son of dead Libya tyrant Colonel Gaddafi, behind him". Maradona … [320] In 2010 he appeared in a commercial for French fashion house Louis Vuitton, indulging in a game of table football with fellow World Cup winners Pelé and Zinedine Zidane. [307] The AFA announced that the 2020 Copa de la Liga Profesional, which is the debut season of Copa de la Liga Profesional, would be renamed Copa Diego Armando Maradona. The semi-final against the host nation Italy at Maradona's club stadium in Naples, the Stadio San Paolo, was also resolved on penalties after a 1–1 draw. He has a straight line vision facing the goal, but he knows how to get rid of the ball for the best placed teammate. [40], The mass brawl was played out in front of the Spanish King Juan Carlos and an audience of 100,000 fans inside the stadium, and more than half of Spain watching on television. He made his debut two days later against Talleres de Córdoba, scoring twice in the club's 4–1 win. [282] A day later, he underwent emergency brain surgery to treat a subdural hematoma. The question is, which Maradona will show for the World Cup? A few minutes after debuting, Maradona kicked the ball through Juan Domingo Cabrera's legs, making a nutmeg that would become legendary. Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer genius who saw heaven and hell, dead at 60. [187] Along with Pelé, Maradona was one of the two joint winners of the "FIFA Player of the Century" award in 2000,[3] and also placed fifth in "IFFHS' Century Elections". His short passes and shots are pure wonder. On 10 April, Maradona played his first Superclásico against River Plate at La Bombonera stadium. [59][60][61][62] In 2000, the number 10 jersey of Napoli was officially retired. [293] 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. (2011). 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. L'ancien attaquant argentin, considéré comme l'un des plus grands joueurs de football de tous les temps, est mort ce mercredi 25 novembre à l'âge de 60 ans. "Messi: The Inside Story of the Boy Who Became a Legend", Jimmy Burns. [92][137] Former Milan manager Arrigo Sacchi also praised Maradona for his defensive work-rate off the ball in a 2010 interview with Il Corriere dello Sport.[138]. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, he was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. On 26 August 2006, it was announced that Maradona was quitting his position in the club Boca Juniors because of disagreements with the AFA, who selected Alfio Basile to be the new coach of the Argentina national team. [218] However, two days later, Maradona rejoined the club as manager saying that "we finally achieved political unity in the club". 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. "[170] However, although, as Bianchi noted, Maradona was known for making "great plays" and doing "unimaginable" and "incredible things" with the ball during training sessions,[171][172][173] and would even go through periods of rigorous exercise, he was equally known for his limited work-rate in training without the ball, and even gained a degree of infamy during his time in Italy for missing training sessions with Napoli, while he often trained independently instead of with his team. [64], After serving a 15-month ban for failing a drug test for cocaine, Maradona left Napoli in disgrace in 1992. Drug and alcohol experts called Maradona's abuse of one substance after another a slow-motion suicide. His claim was that the U.S. version, unlike the Argentine one, contained the chemical and that, having run out of his Argentine dosage, his trainer unwittingly bought the U.S. formula. Although the team convincingly beat both Hungary and El Salvador in Alicante to progress to the second round, there were internal tensions within the team, with the younger, less experienced players at odds with the older, more experienced players. [253] When Maradona resumed public appearances shortly thereafter, he displayed a notably thinner figure. [251] In the midst of his drug crisis in 1991, Maradona was asked by journalists if the hit song Mi enfermedad (lit. Daughter Dalma has since asserted that the divorce was the best solution for all, as her parents remained on friendly terms. He would look so incredibly out of shape, but then he’d train like crazy and sweat it off by the time matchday came along. Although he was known for his penchant for undertaking individual runs with the ball,[130] he was also a strategist and an intelligent team player, with excellent spatial awareness, as well as being highly technical with the ball. [84] This goal was voted "Goal of the Century" in a 2002 online poll conducted by FIFA. Diego Maradona, widely regarded as ... Argentine football legend Diego Maradona dies at 60. For one of the game's major powers Argentina have produced many great players but have not had the success they probably deserve as a team. '"[45] Murals of Maradona were painted on the city's ancient buildings, and newborn children were named in his honour. Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60. [140] 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. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year’s World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. After the meeting, Maradona said that he had come to meet a "great man" (un grande, which can also mean "a big man", in Spanish), but had instead met a gigantic man (un gigante). Diego Armando Maradona, né le 30 octobre 1960 à Lanús (province de Buenos Aires)2,3, est un footballeur international argentin devenu entraîneur. [242][243], Maradona's relationship with his immediate family was a close one, and in a 1990 interview with Sports Illustrated he showed phone bills where he had spent a minimum of 15,000 US dollars per month calling his parents and siblings. "[14] Maradona used his hand in the 1990 World Cup, again without punishment, and this time on his own goal line, to prevent the Soviet Union from scoring. "[270] By December 2008, however, Maradona had adopted a more pro-U.S. attitude and expressed admiration for Bush's successor, then-President-elect Barack Obama, for whom he had great expectations. When we discovered he'd been telling us the truth, we decided to devote ourselves purely to him. "[73] 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. The Blades board refused to splash extra cash on the Argentine god of soccer despite having their manager Harry Haslam travel to the South American country on a scouting mission in 1978. Maradona received his first soccer ball as a gift at age three and quickly became devoted to the game. The Italian courts had already ruled so in 1993, after Maradona refused to undergo DNA tests to prove or disprove his paternity. Maradona missed the 1978 World Cup because the then Argentina manager Cesar Luis Menotti felt he was too young to play in the tournament, despite handing him … In his international career with Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals. He wrote, "To Fidel Castro and, through him, all the Cuban people. Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack. There he protested George W. Bush's presence in Argentina, wearing a T-shirt labelled ".mw-parser-output .monospaced{font-family:monospace,monospace}STOP BUSH" (with the "s" in "Bush" being replaced with a swastika) and referring to Bush as "human garbage". 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, scorin… [40] After receiving another hard tackle by Goikoetxea, as well as being taunted with racist insults related to his father's Native American ancestry throughout the match by Bilbao fans, and being provoked by Bilbao's Miguel Sola at full time after Barcelona lost 1–0, Maradona snapped. [309][310] In a rugby test match between Argentina and New Zealand on 28 November, as the New Zealand team lined up to perform the haka their captain Sam Cane presented a black jersey with Maradona's name and his number 10. FILE – In this March 1987 file photo, Pele, left, and Maradona hold “Sports Oscar” trophies in Milan, Rome. [209], 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. Ever since the horrible news was made official, the world has paid tribute to a truly unique footballer who transcended the sport. It also was vindication for Maradona, who in what he later called “the greatest tragedy” of his career was cut from the squad of the 1978 World Cup — which Argentina won at home — because he was only 17. Condition: New. I'd never felt like that before, but it's true... and not just because it was such an important game. [229][230] In the final match of the group stage, Argentina won 2–0 against Greece to win the group and advance to a second round, meeting Mexico. ", "He had complete mastery of the ball. ", "The top five players of all time – where does Johan Cruyff rank on our list of greats? Diego a 20 ans. He had a way of being, and that idea of talking to him honestly about how a typical week transpired was pretty amazing." According to several press sources, his major challengers included; Diego Simeone, Carlos Bianchi, Miguel Ángel Russo, and Sergio Batista. The Cup was won by the host nation, Argentina, who defeated the Netherlands 3–1 in the final, after extra time. [324] There is a documented phenomenon of Brazilians being named in honour of Maradona,[325] an example being footballer Diego Costa. He left everyone open-mouthed every time he got on the ball. He said, "They wanted me to continue, but seven of my staff should not go on, if he told me that, it meant he did not want me to keep working. "Maradona: The Hand of God". [87][88] 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. [291][300][301] Celebrities and other sports people outside football also paid tribute to Maradona. [67] Maradona was himself given a testimonial match in November 2001, played between an all-star World XI and the Argentina national team. Four years before his move to Spain, ex-Argentina manager Cesar Luis Menotti produced what is now an iconic scouting report on a 17-year-old Maradona for Barcelona. [80] This match was played with the background of the Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom. [248], From the mid-1980s until 2004, Maradona was addicted to cocaine. The final was held at River Plate 's home stadium, Estadio Monumental, in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. [154] Some critics view his controversial "Hand of God" goal at the 1986 World Cup as a clever manoeuvre, with one of the opposition players, Glenn Hoddle, admitting that Maradona had disguised it by flicking his head at the same time as palming the ball. [41] One Barcelona executive stated, "When I saw those scenes of Maradona fighting and the chaos that followed I realized we couldn't go any further with him. In addition to his creative abilities, he possessed an eye for goal and was known to be a free kick specialist. However, the show also included a cartoon villain with a clear physical resemblance to Pelé. ... Elle se "rattrapera" huit ans plus tard pour gagner de manière plus clinquante grâce à un certain Diego Maradona. "[42] 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. p. 320. "A History of the World Cup: 1930–2010". It was beautiful to watch him and coach him. Matias Morla, Maradona's longtime agent, confirmed the news to Efe news agency. The only slight criticism aimed at Maradona in the report sent to Barcelona was the fact he had 'average heading', but that's because he stood at 5'5". 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? 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. There is … He was fouled repeatedly in all five games and particularly in the last one against Brazil at the Sarrià, a game that was blighted by poor officiating and violent fouls. [302][303][304][305][306], On 27 November 2020, the Aditya School of Sports in Barasat, Kolkata, India named their cricket stadium after Maradona. L'Argentine organise et gagne son premier Mondial en ... Argentine 1978. In his autobiography, Maradona argued that the test result was due to his personal trainer giving him the power drink Rip Fuel. He entered to the pitch wearing the number 16 jersey, and became the youngest player in the history of the Argentine Primera División. How many players would even know to think like that? [277], 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. ", "Messi lacks Maradona's charisma, claims Batistuta", "Maradona, il ct dei sogni che può vincere il Mondiale", "Free kick expert Maradona leads by example", "Where Does Lionel Messi Rank Among the Greatest Free-Kick Takers of All Time? pp.121–122. GENERAL CONCLUSIONS: Young. "[177][178] 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. In 1981 he moved to giants Boca Juniors, helping them to … 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. During his time with the Argentina national team, Maradona scored 34 goals in 91 appearances. Details about Argentina 1978 Diego MARADONA home Retro Soccer jersey Football shirt #10. Sur l’ensemble de sa carrière de joueur, Diego Armando Maradona a remporté 11 titres, dont deux avec l’Argentine : la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA 1986™ et la Coupe du Monde U-20 de la FIFA 1979. © 2020 Sports New Media Limited. [260], Maradona showed sympathy to left-wing ideologies. Using expletives, Sola mimicked a gesture from the crowd towards Maradona by using a xenophobic term. [115][116][117][118] Maradona was renowned for his dribbling ability, vision, close ball control, passing, and creativity, and is considered to have been one of the most skilful players in the sport. It transcended mere sports – his goal was pure art. In April 1996, Maradona had a three-round exhibition boxing match with Santos Laciar for charity. [316] In Argentina, Maradona is often talked about in terms reserved for legends. Sell your ceiling then amigo, do something! His report came after a … Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer genius who saw heaven and hell, dead at 60 ... At 17 he just missed inclusion in Argentina's 1978 World Cup-winning squad at home. "[274] Maradona participated and danced at the electoral campaign rally during the 2018 presidential elections in Venezuela. 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. This quote from former teammate Jorge Valdano summarizes the feelings of many: He is someone many people want to emulate, a controversial figure, loved, hated, who stirs great upheaval, especially in Argentina... Stressing his personal life is a mistake. [72], 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. ", "Even if I played for a million years, I'd never come close to Maradona. [70] On 2 June 1979, Maradona scored his first senior international goal in a 3–1 win against Scotland at Hampden Park. [9] In May 2018, Maradona was announced as the new chairman of Belarusian club Dynamo Brest. [153], Maradona was famous for his cunning personality. 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