Diego Armando Maradona was one of the greatest footballers in the history of the game, remembered for scoring both the greatest and most notorious goals in World Cup History in the same match against England.
Born on October 30, 1960 in the poor slums of Villa Fiorito on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Maradona grew up with a ball at his feet. He was nicknamed "El pibe de oro" (the golden boy): he made his debut for Argentinos Juniors whilst only 15, then joined Boca juniors and led the Argentina youth team to win the world cup in 1979. Following the 1982 world cup in Spain he joined Barcelona where he played for two seasons before joining Napoli where he transformed an under-achieving team, leading them to two Italian Championships, a Coppa Italia and a UEFA cup win and the Super-Coppa Italiana.
As much as he was revered for his skill on the pitch, he was lamented for his folly off it. fame, fortune and expectation proved to be his undoing and following FIFA bans for drug abuse his career went downhill following the 1994 World Cup Finals .
However his legacy to football fans is his God given talent and ability when he was on a football pitch, all recorded here, from his early career in Argentina - see him score from kickoff!; to Spain and the pitched Battle of Bilboa; Italy and the scenes of his greatest triumphs in club football; the World Cup's - including that 'The Hand of God' goal; back to Spain; and finally home again to Buenos Aires for a tumultuous swansong; along with the controversy and drama that follow him throughout his career.