Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona, in full Diego Armando Maradona (born October 30, 1960, Lanus, Buenos Aires, Argentina AND died November 25, 2020, Tigre, Buenos Aires)

Argentine football soccer player who is generally regarded as the top footballer of the 1980s and one of the greatest of all time

Renowned for his ability to control the ball and create scoring opportunities for himself and others

Diego Maradona led club teams to championships in  Argentina, Italy and Spain, and he starred on the Argentine national team that won the 1986 World Cup

Maradona displayed football talent early, and at age eight he joined Las Cebollitas (The Little Onion), a boys’ team that went on to win 136 consecutive game and a national championship

Diego Maradona signed with Argentinos Juniors at age 14 and made his first-division debut in 1976, 10 days before his 16th birthday

the next year Diego Maradona led the national under 20 team to a Junior World Cup championship