Diego Maradona was an Argentine football manager and retired professional footballer, today we look back at his net worth, lifestyle and biography.
DIEGO MARADONA NET WORTH – $100,000
|NAME: Diego Armando Maradona|
|OCCUPATION: Footballer & Manager|
|BORN: 30 October 1960|
DIED: 25 October 2020
|COUNTRY OF BIRTH: Argentina|
|SOURCE OF WEALTH: Soccer|
|PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Buenos Aires|
DIEGO MARADONA EARLY LIFE
Born on 30 October 1960, at the Policlínico Evita Hospital in Lanús, Buenos Aires, Diego Maradona was raised in Villa Fiorito, a shantytown on the southern outskirts of the city.
Maradona was spotted by a talent scout while he was playing in his neighbourhood club Estrella Roja at the age of 8 and joined Los Cebollitas (The Little Onions).
He was well known for his antics with the ball during the half time intermission and said Brazilian Rivelino and Manchester United winger George Best among his inspirations growing up.
DIEGO MARADONA HOUSE
Never really living the celebrity lifestyle, Diego Maradona lived in a small apartment in the city and later turned his home into a museum.
The largest home he owned was a white mansion style home with a swimming pool in the garden and ornate columns leading to the back porch.
DIEGO MARADONA CAREER
Diego Maradona was regarded as one of the worlds greatest footballers and was always remembered for his “hand of god” moment in the 1986 world cup.
An advanced play-maker who operated in the classic number 10 position, Maradona was the first player in football history to set the world record transfer fee twice.
He earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals while playing his international career for Argentina and played in four FIFA World Cups.
Diego Maradona became the coach of Argentina’s national football team in November 2008 and became the coach of Fujairah in 2017.
He was the coach of Mexican club Dorados from 2018 to 2019 and raked in an unimaginable amount of awards while playing in the game.
He made the Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2014, the list of FIFA 100 Greatest Living Players in 2004 and Sportsman of the Century in 1999.
DIEGO MARADONA FAMILY
Diego Maradona had a large Roman Catholic family with his parents named Diego Maradona Senior and Dalma Salvadora Franco and his relationship with his immediate family was a close one
Maradona’s great-nephew, Hernán, is a professional footballer and he had four sisters and two brothers, the latter of which are also professional footballers.
married long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe on 7 November 1984 in Buenos Aires, and they had two daughters and became a grandfather in 2009.
DIEGO MARADONA FRIENDS
Maradona had many friends from across the footballing world including greats such as Pele, Ronaldhinio, Didier Drogba, Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo.
Another friend was former Cuban President Fidel Castro whom he often had chats with and German football coach Franz Bbeckenbauer was also a close friend.
Other friends included Brazilian football player Dunga, Dutch international Marco Van Basten and Italian Footballer player Paolo Maldini.
DIEGO MARADONA LIFESTYLE
Diego Maradona was both an inspirational player and someone who enjoyed the party lifestyle off the pitch.
Maradona was addicted to cocaine from the mid 1980’s until 2004 and had serious issues with alcohol abuse.
He often played on the field while managing clubs during the pre and post match warm-ups to the delight of fans.
Maradona suffered from obesity and a range of other health problems and was in and out of hospital on many occasions.
The last time he was seen in public was in October in Argentina before he was rushed into hospital with a bleed on the brain and had emergency surgery.
His death was announced on the 25th November 2020 after receiving surgery for a bleed on the brain.