Category
3 Dimensional
3D Landscape
Abstract
Aircraft / Planes
Animals
Boats
Buildings & City
Cars
Comics
Computer
Development
Digital art
Drawing & Painting
Fantasy
Female Celebrities
Games
Gothic / Dark Art
Known places
Male Celebrities
Miscellaneous
Motor
Movies
Music
Nature
Space
Sport

Popular tags
View all...

Artists
View all...
Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona (Male Celebrities)

Twitter Share
FaceBook Share


Diego Armando Maradona (born 30 Oct. 1960 (59 years ago) in Lanús, Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine football player, and current coach of the Argentine national side. He is considered by many to be the greatest player of all time; he finished first in an internet vote for the FIFA Player of the Century award, and he shared the award with Pelé.

Over the course of his professional club career Maradona played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, and, most distinguishedly, Napoli. In his international career, playing for Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals. He played in four FIFA World Cup tournaments, including the 1986 (33 years ago) World Cup where he captained Argentina and led them to their victory over West Germany in the final, winning the Golden Ball award as the tournament's best player. In that same tournament's quarter-final round he scored two remarkable goals in a 2-1 victory over England which instantly cemented his fame. The first goal was an unpenalized handball known as the "Hand of God", while the second goal was a spectacular 60-metre weave through six England players, commonly referred to as "The Goal of the Century".

For various reasons, Maradona is considered one of the sport's most controversial and newsworthy figures. He was suspended from football for 15 months in 1991 (28 years ago) after failing a doping test for cocaine in Italy, and he was sent home from the 1994 (25 years ago) World Cup in the USA for using ephedrine.

After retiring from playing on his 37th birthday in 1997 (22 years ago), he increasingly suffered ill health and weight gain, hardly helped by ongoing cocaine abuse. In 2005 (14 years ago) a stomach stapling operation helped control his weight gain. After overcoming his cocaine addiction, he became a popular TV host in Argentina.

Although he had little previous managerial experience, he became head coach of the Argentina national football team in Nov. 2008 (11 years ago).


Navigation

Download

Use this wallpaper

Comments


Users who have seen this wallpaper have also seen:

Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
Jason Statham
Jason Statham
Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
Zach Braff
Zach Braff
David Beckham
David Beckham

Random Male Celebrities pictures

Jared Padalecki
Jared Padalecki
Al Pacino
Al Pacino
Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
Dragon Sport
Dragon Sport
Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson





This image is free for personal use on computer screens only. For more info read Privacy Policy

DeleteRequest deletion of this wallpaper
DeleteClaim ownership of this picture
 Sitemap | Contact Us