Considered one of the greatest players in the game’s history, Maradona became a household name after inspiring his country to the glory of the 1986 World Cup.
He got to the center of the tournament with a memorable performance against England, where he scored the iconic “Hand of God” goal.
Miniature striker Peter Shilton, legendary goalkeeper, jumped out and hit the ball into the net. He later scored one of the best goals in history during the game after passing seven English defenders.
He has also played in leading European clubs such as Barcelona and Naples in a brilliant career, which has also been the subject of many debates.
He won two Serie A titles with the Italian side, who tweeted with a blue heart “Forever. Goodbye Goodbye.
When Maradona joined Napoli, one newsreader remarked, “Italy’s poorest city buys the world’s most expensive player.”
While his performance on the field was dazzling, Maradona faced a number of demons.
During his time in Italy, he contacted the Camorra – the Naples mafia – and struggled with an addiction.
In 1991, he failed and was banned from football for 15 months.