Football fans and players think that after creating earth and heaven, the next thing he created was football and Maradona. Of course, there is no surprise in this, football is one of the highly addictive sports, and it is hard to come out of it once you are a fan. If you want to name some top football players all around the globe, the first name that comes on top of the list is Maradona.
Maradona And His Life
One of the Argentinean soccer legends Maradona has gained the highest popularity all over the world. He has fans all over the world that is impossible to count, and of course, he was one of the best players. Maradona was behind leading the club teams towards championships in Spain, Italy, and of course, in Argentina. They won in the 1986 world cup because of Maradona, and this was the time when he became the star player.
But even Maradona was suspected or drug consumption in career. By retirement, he even faced a lot of health issues.
Maradona was born in the year 1960 on October 30th in Villa Fiorito. He was the 5th among 8th children, and he was raised by Doña Tota and Diego Sr. even though he grew up in poor households, it was close-knit. At the age of 3, he received a gift, and that changed his interests and, of course, his life. That is nothing but a soccer ball.
Later at the age of 10, he joined Argentinos Juniors, a youth team. It was one of the biggest clubs at that time in Argentina. At an early age, he showed all kinds of abilities at soccer, and at this point, he was able to lead Los Cebollitas and reached them to an incredible 136-game unbeaten streak. Before even his 16th birthday, he was in the senior team.
Professional Career Of Maradona
He has created a high scoring chance for himself and others, as well. At an early age, he led teams in Italy, Argentina, and even in Spain. The best part of his life was the time he spent as a member of the Argentinean national team. He was behind their win in the 1986 World Cup.
Out of his best performance, every fan remembers two major and memorable goals that were against England, and that led to quarter-final victory. Of course, the first one was with his left hand, and it was illegal. But he named it as the ‘Hand of God.’ The second just needed nothing more than worldly abilities.
Along with the unquestioned brilliance that he always showed on the pitch, he is also popular for other things. He was also popular as emotional Maradona. Meantime in soccer history, Maradona was one of the highly controversial figures. When he was playing in Spain, he was actually at the peak of his cocaine addiction. Because of this, he suffered from suspension for 15 months. After this, three years later, he again got suspended from the game, and this time, he was tested positive for the substance called ephedrine, and it was during the World Cup.