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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 04, 1982

    To Europe, "To Barca"

    Barcelona, Spain
    Sunday Jul 04, 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).




  • Naples, Italy
    Thursday Jul 05, 1984

    To Napoli

    Naples, Italy
    Thursday Jul 05, 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 08, 1990

    A Nightmare

    Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
    Sunday Jul 08, 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Argentina
    Wednesday Oct 29, 1997

    Time to retire

    Argentina
    Wednesday Oct 29, 1997

    Maradona Retired.


  • 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.


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