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All You Need to Know about Diego Maradona Age, Bio and Facts
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All You Need to Know about Diego Maradona Age, Bio and Facts

The “Hand of God” and the liv­ing legend of Napoli and the Argen­tini­an Inter­na­tion­al foot­ball team is a foot­ball icon for mil­lions of fans. The play­er boasts an aston­ish­ing career lead­ing his inter­na­tion­al team to the FIFA World Cup vic­tory in 1986.

He played like for sev­er­al top clubs includ­ing Bar­celona.  How­ever, Napoli appeared to be his home for many years. He led his team to numer­ous Ser­ia A titles and scored 115 goals. Marek Ham­sik is yet the only play­er who man­aged to equal the res­ult of the glor­i­ous Diego.

After so many years on and away from the pitch, (Maradona tried him­self as the Argen­tini­an inter­na­tion­al team man­ager) let’s have a short flash­back. Who is Diego Maradona? What is Maradona age? How many chil­dren does he have? Is he mar­ried or not? There are so many ques­tions still to answer. So, let’s get star­ted!

How Old is Maradona?

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Hail­ing from Buenos Aires, Diego Armando was born on Octo­ber 30, 1960. He is 58 years old. He man­aged to win numer­ous trophies through­out his long career. Maradona led sev­er­al teams to the vic­tory in loc­al cham­pi­on­ships (Argen­tina and Italy). Moreover, he ensured the award-win­ning vic­tory of the Argen­tini­an inter­na­tion­al team in the FIFA 1968 final.

Maradona was mar­ried once. He was accused of tak­ing drugs dur­ing his career and after retir­ing. The play­er was forced to com­plete the rehab pro­gram. He has chil­dren and tries to stay involved in foot­ball as far as he can.

Diego Maradona Childhood

The future foot­ball icon was born 58 years ago in Buenos Aires, Argen­tina. He spent his child­hood in the province of the cap­it­al called Villa Fiorito. He had sev­en broth­ers and sis­ters. Although the fam­ily was rather poor and actu­ally lived from hand to mouth, it was close-knit house­hold.

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At the age of three, the Hand of God got his first ball and star­ted play­ing on the streets with his mates from the bor­ough. At the age of 10, Diego got his chance to join Los Cebol­l­it­as youth team. It was one of the most pop­u­lar and recog­niz­able Argen­tini­an clubs by that time. Maradona over­whelmed spec­tat­ors and coaches with his incred­ible skills from the start. It helped him make a pro­fes­sion­al debut in the seni­or team at the age of 16.

Diego Maradona Professional Career

The Argen­tini­an foot­ball legend made a name for him­self as a fear­less and skill­ful mid­field­er. He was able to cre­ate a scor­ing oppor­tun­ity from noth­ing. Diego has always been a team play­er able to assist if the part­ner was in a poten­tially bet­ter scor­ing situ­ation.

The FIFA World Cup 1986 appeared to be the turn­ing point in his career. Maradona scored twice includ­ing his legendary goal in the quarterfi­nals against Eng­land. The Hand of God has turned into a sig­na­ture and monik­er for the award-win­ning play­er.

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Diego Armando boasts a great record of accom­plish­ment of play­ing in World Cups fea­tur­ing 91 inter­na­tion­al appear­ances with 31 goals in four dif­fer­ent world cups. He played for Barca but did not gain much suc­cess from there. Mov­ing to Ser­ia A was a wise decision for the Argen­tini­an play­er. He scored 115 goals for his team and retired in 1997 at the age of 37. He suffered from mul­tiple injur­ies and decreas­ing shape because of tak­ing drugs.

Maradona Life off the Pitch

The play­er has always been quite a con­tro­ver­sial fig­ure. While per­form­ing amaz­ing skills on the pitch, he was involved in numer­ous scan­dals for tak­ing drugs. In 2000, he had his first heart attack and was forced to com­plete the treat­ment course. The same thing happened in 2004. Moreover, the play­er had to fight with obesity. For this reas­on, he was involved in the gast­ric sur­gery.

Des­pite all con­flicts and health prob­lems, Maradona was about to win the title of the best play­er in the 20th cen­tury. Unfor­tu­nately for his fans, Diego was forced to share the prize with Pele but refused to stay on stage with the legendary Brazili­an.

In the year 2008, Diego Armando tried him­self as the Argen­tini­an inter­na­tion­al team man­ager dur­ing the FIFA World Cup in 2010. How­ever, the effort appeared to be an epic fail­ure after the 4–0 defeat against Ger­many. Not even Messi could help his mates.

Des­pite all rumors, scan­dals, health prob­lems and fail­ures, Maradona is still the liv­ing legend for mil­lions of fans around the globe. He is the Argen­tini­an hero.

Maradona Family, Wife and Children

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The suc­cess on the pitch was replaced by fail­ures in his per­son­al life. Maradona was mar­ried once between 1986 and 2003. His ex-wife’s name is Claudia Vil­la­fane. Later Maradona pro­posed to a 23-year old mod­el Rocio Olivia but was rejec­ted.

The play­er has five chil­dren. The last one whose name is Diego Sina­gra was not recog­nized by Diego for a long time. How­ever, the liv­ing legend accep­ted Sina­gra as a son who was born by a woman from Naples. She was rumored to have some affairs with Maradona. His cur­rent fam­ily con­sists of two daugh­ters from his first mar­riage as well as a young son Diego Fernando and a young­er daugh­ter Jana.

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