Maradona Career and Achievements

Tom A. Foster
September 5, 2022
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Maradona Career

Born on October 30, 1960 in Lanus, Argentina, Diego Armando Maradona began his professional career in 1976 with Argentinos Juniors. This club was the first address of Maradona’s career and achievements. The star football player, who played 166 matches here, scored 116 goals.

The player, who was selected as the player of the year 4 times in Argentina, won the World Cup in 1986 with the national team of his country. After Argentinos Juniors, Maradona’s next stop was Barcelona. After his impressive performance in Barcelona, the Argentine star transferred to Napoli, where he will become a legend.

Maradona World Cups’ Performance

Maradona’s World Cups’ performances are quite remarkable. The player, who participated in 4 World Cups with Argentina, lifted the cup in 1986. Maradona, who took the field for the first time in the 1982 World Cup, could not fully meet the expectations in this tournament.

However, in the tournament 4 years later, the whole world watched a completely different Maradona. The world-famous ‘hand of God’ goal he scored against West Germany in the final made Maradona an iconic figure. In the 1994 World Cup, where he played for the last time, Maradona made only two appearances.

Maradona and Napoli

There is a very tight bond between some football clubs and some football players. Such is the relationship between Maradona and Napoli. When the Argentine star transferred to Napoli in 1984, 75,000 fans came to greet him. Shortly after Maradona’s transfer, he made his difference and became the team captain.

Under the leadership of Maradona, Napoli reached a happy ending in Serie A for the first time in the 1986-87 season. Three years later, Napoli won the league title for the second time. Having brought Napoli to such successes in a short time, Maradona deserved to be the darling of the fans.

Author Tom A. Foster

Tom is a huge sports fan and a semi-professional sports bettor. His favorite teams are the New York Knicks and the Green Bay Packers. These days, he mostly bets on Stake.com and Sportsbet.io. When he's not writing or watching sports, he enjoys hiking.