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About Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona is former Argentine football star and a football coach.

Professional Biography

'Hand of God' goal that he scored in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final against England is considered the most memorable event in his history.

Kolkata visit 2008

Ranking / Recognition / Awards / Nominations / Postive comments

Other Professional Information

  • In January 08, his trophies, including 600 souvenirs and 1986 World Cup have been stolen.
  • Maradona enjoyed a record for having attracted 75,000 fans who came to see when he signed for Napoli from Barcelona in 1984. This record is overcome by Cristiano Ronaldo when 80,000 fans came to see Ronaldo joining Real Madrid on July 6, 2009.
  • In March 09, Maradona said Pele lost his virginity to a man.
  • In August 09, Maradona predicted a victory against Brazil in their World Cup qualifier at Rosario on September 5, 2009.

Diego Maradona in News

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Speculation over Diego Maradona's future at Al Wasl remains
Confusion remains over the future of Al Wash coach Diego Maradona.

Maradona says Al Wasl cannot match wages offered by Shanghai Shenhua for Drogba
United Arab Emirates club Al Wasl boss Diego Maradona has said former Chelsea star Didier Drogba playing at his club would be a dream, although he admitted they cannot match the 10 million pound deal Shanghai Shenhua have offered to him despite of being rich.

Maradona set to persuade Drogba to choose Al Wasl over Shanghai Shenhua
Al Wasl manager Diego Maradona is trying to convince ex-Chelsea star striker Didier Drogba over joining the United Arab Emirates side.

Maradona in race to become UAE national coach
Football legend Diego Maradona is in line to become the United Arab Emirates new head coach.

$1800-a-seat VIP tickets for Maradona's show in Sydney sold out in hours
VIP tickets worth 1800 dollars-a-seat for soccer legend Diego Maradona's The Life and Times show at the Allphones Arena, Homebush, later this month were sold out within hours.

Al Wasl coach Maradona hints at resigning if transfer of funds doesn't go his way
Al Wasl coach Diego Maradona has said that he might soon leave the UAE Pro League club if an imminent board meeting to discuss extra transfer funds doesn't go his way.

Legend Pele says Messi far from being 'best footballer in world'
Legendary striker Pele has said Argentinean forward Lionel Messi is not the best player in the world, as he is not even better than Brazilian striker Neymar, but the only thing which favors him is his experience

Song dedicated to Maradona runaway hit on YouTube
A song dedicated to Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona has become popular within a week with about 24,000 views so far on YouTube.

Maradona saves wife during ugly crowd scenes after Dubai football match
Former Argentine football star and captain Diego Maradona had to move quickly to save his wife Veronica Ojeda during crowd trouble in the stands of a Dubai stadium shortly after a match between his Al Wasl team and Al Shabab ended on Thursday night.

Maradona tells Shilton to get over his 'Hand of God goal'
Football legend Diego Maradona has told ex-goalkeeper Peter Shilton to "get over" his Hand of God goal, which resulted in the elimination of England from the 1986 World Cup.

Maradona claims FA used Terry row as 'excuse' to fire under-performing Capello
Former Argentina coach Diego Maradona has claimed the Football Association used the John Terry racism row to get rid of an under-performing Fabio Capello.

Maradona rejects former player Da Silva's 'anti -Brazilian' comments
Al Wasl manager and former Argentine footballer Diego Maradona has rejected former player Pires Da Silva's comments that he is anti-Brazilian.

Maradona was co-operative and polite during surgery: Doctor
Dr Yassir Jasem, who operated on football legend Diego Maradona to remove his kidney stones, has said that Maradona was co-operative and polite during the surgery.

Maradona in Dubai hospital with kidney stones
Former Argentine football star Diego Maradona has visited a hospital here to get checked up for kidney stones.

Ousted Berlusconi eyeing 'comeback within three months in snap poll'
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said he intends to return to power, and has warned the country's new leader that he will call for snap elections in three months.

Messi,Rooney have long way to go before being branded 'greats' like me, says Pele
Brazilian legend Pele has reckoned that French footballer inedine Zidane was a more complete player than Argentine striker Lionel Messi, who is touted as the finest footballer today.

Maradona empathizes with Tevez over Manchester City plight
Diego Maradona has said he is hurt by Carlos Tevez's plight at Manchester City.

Diego Maradona says "I can't afford Carlos Tevez"
Diego Maradona has admitted he cannot afford to rescue his old friend Carlos Tevez from his Manchester City nightmare.

'Short tempered' Maradona apologizes after kicking Dubai football club fan
Al Wasl football club manager Diego Maradona kicked a fan, who interrupted a pre-match photo session.

Man U's Evra hints 'God's hand' helping football club!
Manchester United player Patrice Evra has reckoned that God is helping the football club.

Maradona's club worried after he gets Dubai driving license!
Al Wasl staff questioned Argentine coach Diego Maradona's knowledge of the local roads in Dubai after he collected his driving license from Ahmad Saif Belhasa, the chairman of Belhasa Driving Centre in Dubai on Monday.

Maradona proud of son-in-law Aguero's Man City performance
Former Argentina soccer star Diego Maradona has told his son-in-law Sergio Aguero that he is proud of his performance at new club Manchester City after moving from Atletico Madrid.

Maradona 'focused on achieving something great for Al Wasl' rather than Argentina
Legendary footballer Diego Maradona has said he is now focused on achieving something "great" for Al Wasl, the Dubai club which has signed him in as chief coach this season, rather than brooding over another possible chance to coach Argentina.

Argentina soccer team visits Mother House in Kolkata
Argentina soccer team, including coach and assistant coach, visited the Mother House, the headquarters of Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa, here on Sunday.

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