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  • Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Sunday Oct 30, 1960

    Birth

    Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Sunday Oct 30, 1960

    Born Diego Armando Maradona in 30 October 1960, in Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina.




  • Argentina
    Thursday May 29, 1975

    International debut

    Argentina
    Thursday May 29, 1975

    He made his full international debut at age 16.




  • La Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday Oct 20, 1976

    ِDebut for Argentinos Juniors

    La Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday Oct 20, 1976

    On 20 October 1976, Maradona made his professional debut for Argentinos Juniors, 10 days before his 16th birthday.




  • La Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Sunday Nov 14, 1976

    First Goal

    La Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Sunday Nov 14, 1976

    Maradona scored his first goal in the Primera División against Marplatense team San Lorenzo on 14 November 1976, two weeks after turning 16.




  • La Boca, near Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Friday Feb 20, 1981

    To Boca

    La Boca, near Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Friday Feb 20, 1981

    Maradona signed a contract with Boca Juniors on 20 February 1981.




  • Barcelona, Spain
    Sunday Jul 4, 1982

    To Europe, "To Barca"

    Barcelona, Spain
    Sunday Jul 4, 1982

    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).




  • Barcelona, Spain
    1983

    Began using cocaine

    Barcelona, Spain
    1983

    From the mid-1980s until 2004, Maradona was addicted to cocaine. He allegedly began using the drug in Barcelona in 1983.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Saturday May 5, 1984

    Chaos in the King's presence

    Madrid, Spain
    Saturday May 5, 1984

    The end of the 1983–84 season included a violent and chaotic fight Maradona was directly involved in at the 1984 Copa del Rey final at the Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid against Athletic Bilbao. After receiving another rough tackle by Goikoetxea which wounded his leg, being taunted with xenophobic, 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 as Barcelona lost 1–0, Maradona snapped. 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.


  • Naples, Italy
    Thursday Jul 5, 1984

    To Napoli

    Naples, Italy
    Thursday Jul 5, 1984

    Maradona transferred to Napoli in Italy's Serie A for another world record fee, £6.9 million ($10.48M). 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.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday Nov 7, 1984

    Maradona married Claudia

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday Nov 7, 1984

    Maradona married long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe on 7 November 1984 in Buenos Aires, and they had two daughters, Dalma Nerea (born 2 April 1987) and Gianinna Dinorah (born 16 May 1989), by whom he became a grandfather in 2009.


  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Sunday Jun 22, 1986

    Hand of God

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Sunday Jun 22, 1986

    Argentina eliminated England at the Azteca Stadium, also in Mexico City. After scoring two contrasting goals in the 2–1 quarter-final win against England, his legend was cemented. The majesty of his second goal and the notoriety of his first led to the French newspaper L'Equipe describing Maradona as "half-angel, half-devil". This match was played with the background of the Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom. Replays showed that the first goal was scored by striking the ball with his hand. Maradona was coyly evasive, describing it as "a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God". It became known as the "Hand of God". Maradona's second goal, just four minutes after the hotly disputed hand-goal, was later voted by FIFA as the greatest goal in the history of the World Cup. He received the ball in his own half, swiveled around and with 11 touches ran more than half the length of the field, dribbling past five English outfield players (Peter Beardsley, Steve Hodge, Peter Reid, Terry Butcher, and Terry Fenwick) before he left goalkeeper Peter Shilton on his backside with a feint, and slotted the ball into the net.


  • Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico
    Saturday Jul 26, 1986

    The Dream

    Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico
    Saturday Jul 26, 1986

    Maradona captained the Argentine national team to victory in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, winning the final in Mexico City against West Germany.


  • Vatican City
    1987

    "Sell your ceiling then amigo"

    Vatican City
    1987

    During a meeting with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in 1987, they clashed on the issue of wealth disparity, with Maradona stating, "I argued with him because I was in the Vatican and I saw all these golden ceilings and afterwards I heard the Pope say the Church was worried about the welfare of poor kids. Sell your ceiling then amigo, do something!".


  • Naples, Italy
    1987

    First ever Serie A Italian Championship

    Naples, Italy
    1987

    Led by Maradona, Napoli won their first ever Serie A Italian Championship in 1986–87.


  • Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, West Germany (now Germany)
    Wednesday May 17, 1989

    UEFA Cup

    Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, West Germany (now Germany)
    Wednesday May 17, 1989

    Maradona era in Napoli included the UEFA Cup in 1989. The 1989 UEFA Cup Final was a football tie played on 3 May 1989 and 17 May 1989 between S.S.C. Napoli of Italy and VfB Stuttgart of West Germany. Napoli won 5–4 on aggregate.


  • Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
    Sunday Jul 8, 1990

    A Nightmare

    Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
    Sunday Jul 8, 1990

    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. The game took place on 8 July 1990 at the Stadio Olimpico in Italy's capital and largest city, Rome, and was won 1–0 by West Germany, with a late penalty kick taken by Andreas Brehme being the game's only goal.


  • Argentina
    1990

    Diamond Konex Award

    Argentina
    1990

    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.


  • Naples, Italy
    1990

    Second league title

    Naples, Italy
    1990

    Napoli would win their second league title in 1989–90, and finish runners up in the league twice, in 1987–88 and 1988–89.


  • Argentina
    1991

    Mi enfermedad

    Argentina
    1991

    By the time he was playing for Napoli, he had a full-blown addiction, which interfered with his ability to play football. In the midst of his drug crisis in 1991, Maradona was asked by journalists if the hit song Mi enfermedad (lit. My Disease) was dedicated to him.


  • Seville, Spain
    Sunday Jun 14, 1992

    Back to Spain

    Seville, Spain
    Sunday Jun 14, 1992

    After serving a 15-month ban for failing a drug test for cocaine, Maradona left Napoli in disgrace in 1992. Despite interest from Real Madrid and Marseille, he signed for Sevilla, where he stayed for one year.


  • Rosario, Santa Fe & La Boca. Argentina
    1993

    Back Home

    Rosario, Santa Fe & La Boca. Argentina
    1993

    In 1993, he played for Newell's Old Boys and in 1995 returned to Boca Juniors for a two-year stint.


  • Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 21, 1994

    Maradona's last international goal for Argentina

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 21, 1994

    At the 1994 World Cup in the United States, Maradona played in only two games (both at the Foxboro Stadium near Boston), scoring one goal against Greece, before being sent home after failing a drug test for ephedrine doping. After scoring against Greece, Maradona had one of the most infamous World Cup goal celebrations as he ran towards one of the sideline cameras shouting with a distorted face and bulging eyes. This turned out to be Maradona's last international goal for Argentina.


  • Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 26, 1994

    Last game for Argentina

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 26, 1994

    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
    Apr, 1996

    Three-round exhibition boxing match for charity

    Argentina
    Apr, 1996

    In April 1996, Maradona had a three-round exhibition boxing match with Santos Laciar for charity.


  • Argentina
    1996

    Time to retire

    Argentina
    1996

    Maradona Retired. 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 himself given a testimonial match in November 2001, played between an all-star World XI and the Argentina national team.


  • Argentina
    2000

    Yo Soy El Diego

    Argentina
    2000

    In 2000, Maradona published his autobiography Yo Soy El Diego ("I am The Diego"), which became a best-seller in Argentina. Two years later, Maradona donated the Cuban royalties of his book to "the Cuban people and Fidel".


  • Rome, Italy
    Monday Dec 11, 2000

    Player of the Century

    Rome, Italy
    Monday Dec 11, 2000

    FIFA Player of the Century was a one-off award created by FIFA to decide the greatest football playerof the 20th century, announced at the annual FIFA World gala, held in Rome on 11 December 2000. Diego Maradona and Pelé were joint winners of the award.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    2001

    Argentine Football Association (AFA) asked FIFA for authorization to retire the jersey number 10 for Maradona

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    2001

    In 2001, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) asked FIFA for authorization to retire the jersey number 10 for Maradona. FIFA did not grant the request, even though Argentine officials have maintained that FIFA hinted that it would.


  • Zurich, Switzerland
    2002

    Best goal ever scored in a World Cup

    Zurich, Switzerland
    2002

    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.


  • Italy
    May, 2003

    Diego Junior met Maradona

    Italy
    May, 2003

    Maradona admitted he is the father of Diego Sinagra (born in Naples on 20 September 1986). The Italian courts had already ruled so in 1993, after Maradona refused to undergo DNA tests to prove or disprove his paternity. 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.


  • Perugia, Umbria, Italy
    2003

    Technical Consultant

    Perugia, Umbria, Italy
    2003

    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.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Friday Dec 26, 2003

    Argentinos Juniors named its stadium after Maradona

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Friday Dec 26, 2003

    Argentinos Juniors named its stadium after Maradona on 26 December 2003.


  • Argentina
    2004

    Maradona and Villafañe divorced

    Argentina
    2004

    Maradona and Villafañe divorced in 2004. Daughter Dalma has since asserted that the divorce was the best solution for all, as her parents remained on friendly terms.


  • Argentina
    2004

    Maradona participated in a protest against the U.S.-led war in Iraq

    Argentina
    2004

    In 2004, Maradona participated in a protest against the U.S.-led war in Iraq.


  • Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
    Sunday Mar 6, 2005

    Gastric bypass surgery

    Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
    Sunday Mar 6, 2005

    Maradona had a tendency to put on weight and suffered increasingly from obesity, at one point weighing 280 lb (130 kg). 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.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 1, 2005

    Maradona back to Boca

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 1, 2005

    On 22 June 2005, it was announced that Maradona would return to former club Boca Juniors as a sports vice-president in charge of managing the First Division roster (after a disappointing 2004–05 season, which coincided with Boca's centenary). His contract began on 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.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 15, 2005

    La Noche del 10

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 15, 2005

    On 15 August 2005, Maradona made his debut as host of a talk-variety show on Argentine television, La Noche del 10 ("The Night of the no. 10"). His main guest on opening night was Pelé; the two had a friendly chat, showing no signs of past differences. However, the show also included a cartoon villain with a clear physical resemblance to Pelé. In subsequent evenings, he led the ratings on all occasions but one. Most guests were drawn from the worlds of football and show business, including Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane, but also included interviews with other notable friends and personalities such as Cuban leader Fidel Castro and boxers Roberto Durán and Mike Tyson. Maradona gave each of his guests a signed Argentina jersey, which Tyson wore when he arrived in Brazil, Argentina's biggest rivals.


  • Argentina
    Nov, 2005

    Maradona rejected an offer to work with Argentina's national football team

    Argentina
    Nov, 2005

    In November 2005, however, Maradona rejected an offer to work with Argentina's national football team.


  • Caracas, Venezuela
    2005

    Maradona came to Venezuela to meet Chávez

    Caracas, Venezuela
    2005

    In 2005, Maradona came to Venezuela to meet Chávez, who received him in the Miraflores Palace. 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). He also stated, "I believe in Chávez, I am a Chavista. Everything Fidel does, everything Chávez does, for me is the best".


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    May, 2006

    Maradona agreed to take part in UK's Soccer Aid

    London, England, United Kingdom
    May, 2006

    In May 2006, Maradona agreed to take part in UK's Soccer Aid (a program to raise money for UNICEF).


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Saturday Aug 26, 2006

    Maradona was quitting his position in the club Boca Juniors

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Saturday Aug 26, 2006

    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.


  • Spain
    Sep, 2006

    Three-day World Cup of Indoor Football tournament

    Spain
    Sep, 2006

    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.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Thursday Mar 29, 2007

    Hepatitis

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Thursday Mar 29, 2007

    On 29 March 2007, Maradona was readmitted to a hospital in Buenos Aires. He was treated for hepatitis and effects of alcohol abuse and was released on 11 April, but readmitted two days later.


  • Argentina
    Tuesday May 8, 2007

    Quit drinking and had not used drugs

    Argentina
    Tuesday May 8, 2007

    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.


  • Venezuela
    Tuesday Jun 26, 2007

    Maradona was Chávez's guest of honor at the opening game of the 2007 Copa América

    Venezuela
    Tuesday Jun 26, 2007

    Maradona was Chávez's guest of honor at the opening game of the 2007 Copa América held in Venezuela.


  • Caracas, Venezuela
    Aug, 2007

    Maradona said that "I hate everything that comes from the United States"

    Caracas, Venezuela
    Aug, 2007

    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. I hate it with all my strength."


  • Iran
    Dec, 2007

    Support to the people of Iran

    Iran
    Dec, 2007

    In December 2007, Maradona presented a signed shirt with a message of support to the people of Iran: it is displayed in the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' museum.


  • Argentina
    2008

    Coach Alfio Basile resigned

    Argentina
    2008

    After the resignation of Argentina national team coach Alfio Basile in 2008, Maradona immediately proposed his candidacy for the vacant role. According to several press sources, his major challengers included Diego Simeone, Carlos Bianchi, Miguel Ángel Russo and Sergio Batista.


  • Argentina
    Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

    Grondona confirmed that Maradona would be the head coach of the national team

    Argentina
    Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

    On 29 October 2008, AFA chairman Grondona confirmed that Maradona would be the head coach of the national team.


  • Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Nov 19, 2008

    Maradona managed Argentina for the first time

    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Nov 19, 2008

    On 19 November 2008, Maradona managed Argentina for the first time when they played against Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow, which Argentina won 1–0.


  • Cannes, France
    2008

    Maradona film

    Cannes, France
    2008

    In 2008, award-winning Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica made a documentary about Maradona's life, entitled Maradona.


  • Argentina
    Dec, 2008

    Maradona had adopted a more pro-US attitude

    Argentina
    Dec, 2008

    By December 2008, however, Maradona had adopted a more pro-US attitude and expressed admiration for Bush's successor, then-President-elect Barack Obama, for whom he had great expectations.


  • Italy
    Mar, 2009

    Italian officials announced that Maradona still owed the Italian government

    Italy
    Mar, 2009

    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. They reported that at that point, Maradona had paid only €42,000, two luxury watches and a set of earrings.


  • Zurich, Switzerland
    Friday Jan 15, 2010

    Two-month ban

    Zurich, Switzerland
    Friday Jan 15, 2010

    After winning his first three matches in charge of the national team, he oversaw a 6–1 defeat to Bolivia, equalling the team's worst-ever margin of defeat. 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. After Argentina's qualification, Maradona used abusive language at the live post-game press conference, telling members of the media to "suck it and keep on sucking it". FIFA responded with a two-month ban on all footballing activity, which expired on 15 January 2010, and a CHF 25,000 fine, with a warning as to his future conduct.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 22, 2010

    Maradona was chosen number 1 in The Greatest 10 World Cup players of all time

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 22, 2010

    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.


  • Cape Town, South Africa
    Saturday Jul 3, 2010

    Knocked out World Cup 2010

    Cape Town, South Africa
    Saturday Jul 3, 2010

    After defeating Mexico 3–1, however, Argentina was routed by Germany 4–0 in the quarter-finals to go out of the competition. Argentina was ranked fifth in the tournament. After the defeat to Germany, Maradona admitted that he was considering his future as Argentina coach, stating, "I may leave tomorrow."


  • Argentina
    Thursday Jul 15, 2010

    AFA said that he would be offered a new four-year deal that would keep Maradona

    Argentina
    Thursday Jul 15, 2010

    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 stages the World Cup.


  • Argentina
    Tuesday Jul 27, 2010

    AFA announced that its board had unanimously decided not to renew his contract

    Argentina
    Tuesday Jul 27, 2010

    On 27 July, however, the AFA announced that its board had unanimously decided not to renew his contract, different to 1978 World Cup winning captain and 1986 teammate, Daniel Passarella.


  • U.A.E.
    May, 2011

    Manager of Dubai club Al Wasl FC

    U.A.E.
    May, 2011

    Maradona began his managerial career alongside former Argentinos Juniors midfield teammate Carlos Fren. The pair led Mandiyú of Corrientes in 1994 and Racing Club in 1995, with little success. In May 2011 he became manager of Dubai club Al Wasl FC in the United Arab Emirates. Maradona was sacked on 10 July 2012.


  • Argentina
    Saturday Nov 19, 2011

    Mother died

    Argentina
    Saturday Nov 19, 2011

    Maradona's mother, Dalma, died on 19 November 2011.


  • Caracas, Venezuela
    Apr, 2013

    Maradona visited the tomb of Hugo Chávez

    Caracas, Venezuela
    Apr, 2013

    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.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Aug, 2013

    Mental coach at Argentine club Deportivo Riestra

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Aug, 2013

    In August 2013, Maradona moved on to become a mental coach at Argentine club Deportivo Riestra. Maradona departed this role in 2017.


  • Rome, Italy
    Sep, 2014

    Maradona met with Pope Francis

    Rome, Italy
    Sep, 2014

    In September 2014, Maradona met with Pope Francis in Rome, crediting Francis for inspiring him to return to religion after many years away; he stated, "We should all imitate Pope Francis. If each one of us gives something to someone else, no one in the world would be starving."


  • Rome, Italy
    Monday Sep 1, 2014

    Match for Peace

    Rome, Italy
    Monday Sep 1, 2014

    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.


  • Argentina
    2014

    Maradona was accused of assaulting his girlfriend

    Argentina
    2014

    In 2014 Maradona was accused of assaulting his girlfriend, Rocío Oliva, allegations which he denied.


  • Argentina
    2014

    Supporting Palestine

    Argentina
    2014

    Maradona supported the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and condemned Israel's military strikes on Gaza during the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict, saying: "What Israel is doing to the Palestinians is shameful".


  • Argentina
    Thursday Jun 25, 2015

    Father dead

    Argentina
    Thursday Jun 25, 2015

    Maradona's father, "Don" Diego, died on 25 June 2015 at age 87.


  • Tunisia
    Monday Aug 17, 2015

    Maradona visited Ali Bin Nasser

    Tunisia
    Monday Aug 17, 2015

    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.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Oct, 2015

    Maradona thanked Queen Elizabeth II and the Houses of Parliament

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Oct, 2015

    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.


  • Fuijairah, U.A.E.
    2017

    Head coach of Fujairah

    Fuijairah, U.A.E.
    2017

    Maradona departed this role in 2017 to become the head coach of Fujairah, in the UAE second division, before leaving at the end of the season upon failure to secure promotion at the club.


  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Tuesday Jun 26, 2018

    Extremely erratically behavior

    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Tuesday Jun 26, 2018

    During the 2018 World Cup match between Argentina and Nigeria, Maradona was shown on TV cameras behaving extremely erratically, with an abundance of white residue visible on the glass in front of his seat in the stands. The smudges could have been fingerprints, and he later blamed his behavior on consuming lots of wine.


  • Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
    Sep, 2018

    Manager of Dorados

    Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
    Sep, 2018

    In September 2018 Maradona was appointed manager of Mexican second division side Dorados. On 13 June 2019, after Dorados failed to clinch promotion to the Mexican top flight, Maradona's lawyer announced that he would be stepping down from the role, citing health reasons.


  • Argentina
    Jan, 2019

    Internal bleeding in his stomach

    Argentina
    Jan, 2019

    In January 2019, Maradona underwent surgery after a hernia caused internal bleeding in his stomach.


  • La Plata, Argentina
    Thursday Sep 5, 2019

    Maradona was unveiled as the new head coach of Gimnasia de La Plata

    La Plata, Argentina
    Thursday Sep 5, 2019

    On 5 September 2019, Maradona was unveiled as the new head coach of Gimnasia de La Plata, signing a contract until the end of the season. After two months in charge, he left the club on 19 November.


  • La Plata, Argentina
    Saturday Nov 23, 2019

    Club President

    La Plata, Argentina
    Saturday Nov 23, 2019

    Maradona insisted that Gabriel Pellegrino remain club President if he were to stay with Gimnisia de La Plata. However, it was still not clear if Pellegrino, who declined to run for re-election, would stay on as club President. Originally scheduled to be held on 23 November 2019, the election was delayed 15 days.


  • La Plata, Argentina
    Monday Nov 2, 2020

    Maradona was admitted to a hospital in La Plata

    La Plata, Argentina
    Monday Nov 2, 2020

    On 2 November 2020, Maradona was admitted to a hospital in La Plata, supposedly for psychological reasons. A representative of the ex-footballer said his condition was not serious.


  • Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday Nov 25, 2020

    Death

    Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday Nov 25, 2020

    On 25 November 2020, at the age of 60, Maradona died of a heart attack at his home in Tigre, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.


  • Argentina
    Thursday Nov 26, 2020

    Maradona's wake, which was attended by tens of thousands of people

    Argentina
    Thursday Nov 26, 2020

    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.


  • Bella Vista, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Thursday Nov 26, 2020

    Funeral

    Bella Vista, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Thursday Nov 26, 2020

    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.


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