Diego Armando Maradona is regarded as one of the best football players of all time. He shares the same sort of success, which Pele has enjoyed for years. Born on 30th October 1960 in Lanús, Buenos Aires, Maradona is an Argentine former football player and the present coach of the Argentine national team.
Things which you love to know about Maradona:
Maradona stood first in the FIFA Player of the Century award category by public voting through Internet. He shared the award with the father of football - Pele.
He won the Golden Ball award as the tournament's best player in the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
Under his captaincy, Argentina won the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
His two historic goals:
In the 1986 World Cup, he scored two historical goals against England in the quarter final round, which took the team closer to the victory.
The first goal was a handball known as the 'Hand of God'(Some how he was not penalized for using his hands).
The second goal was considered as 'The Goal of the Century'. The goal was shot spectacularly 60-metre weave through six England players.
Controversial facts about Maradona:
After failing a doping test for cocaine in Italy in 1991, he remain suspended from football for 15 months.
In 1994 World Cup, held in US, Maradona was sent back to home for testing positive for ephedrine.