First World Cup in Qatar without Maradona!

The biggest organization of football is the World Cup, the legendary Argentine football player Diego Armando, who died for the first time after a heart attack two years ago. Maradona arranged without

During his football Boca Juniors, barcelona and Naples Having won 9 championships in different lanes with their jerseys, Argentina National Teamwith 1986 World CupMaradona, who succeeded in winning the .

Maradona, whom most football authorities regard as “the best football player in history” along with Brazilian Pele, and who some claim to be more talented than Pele, was born on October 30, 1960 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Born to a factory worker father and a housewife mother, Maradona’s talent was discovered at the age of 8 and the neighborhood team Estrella RojaHe started playing.

entered the infrastructure Argentinos Juniors Maradona, who signed a professional contract with Boca Juniors before he was 16 years old, was transferred to Barcelona, ​​one of the biggest clubs in Europe, after winning the championship in Boca Juniors in 1981.


Maradona, who played 58 matches in all lanes in Spanish club Barcelona between 1982-1984 and lifted the nets 38 times, experienced the joy of the cup 3 times.

Argentine star, in 1983 King’s Cup, Spanish Super Cup and La Liga Cup reached the championship.

Transferred to Napoli, the Italian team of which he would become a legend, in 1984, Maradona played in 259 matches in all lanes and scored 115 goals.

Thanks to Maradona, Napoli reached the level to compete with the strong teams in the league, and in this period, in addition to 2 league championships, once. UEFA Cup, Italian Cup and the Italian Super Cup took its place in the club’s museum.

After Napoli, Maradona played for Sevilla, Newell’s Old Boys and finally his old team Boca Juniors and ended his active career in 1997.

Maradona, who played 588 matches in all lanes in the teams he played for, scored 312 goals.


Maradona made his name known to the whole world with his outstanding performance at the FIFA World Cup, which Argentina took to his museum in 1986.

The star player, who was the target of discussions with the goal he scored against the England nets with his hand in the quarter-finals of the tournament, carried the ball 60 meters and dribbled 5 people in the same match, airing the nets. This goal was voted “goal of the century” by FIFA in 2002.

Maradona’s Argentina won the title after beating West Germany 3-2 in the 1986 World Cup final.

Maradona made 91 appearances for the national team, scoring 34 goals.


Maradona’s drug problem, which had a large share in Argentina’s promotion to the final of the 1990 World Cup, was reflected to the public in 1991. The famous football player, who was sentenced to 15 months for drug use in the same year, was expelled from the 1994 World Cup on the grounds of using banned substances.

Due to this addiction, Maradona, who had serious health problems in 2004 and 2007, had more than 37 million euros in tax debt from 1984-1991, when he played for Napoli, causing constant problems with the Italian authorities.

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By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at