Diego Armando Maradona, born October 30th 1960, is an Argentine football manager, retired professional footballer and widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. He was joint FIFA Player of the 20th century with Pele and played in four FIFA World Cups. He captained his team to a 3-2 victory in 1986 against West Germany in the World Cup final.
Maradona’s vision, passing, ball control and dribbling skills were combined with his small stature (1.65 m or 5 ft 5 in), which gave him a low center of gravity allowing him to maneuver better than most other football players; he would often dribble past multiple opposing players on a run.
An advanced playmaker who operated in the classic number 10 position, Maradona was the first player in football history to set the world record transfer fee twice, first when he transferred to Barcelona for a then world record £5 million, and second, when he transferred to Napoli for another record fee £6.9 million.
In his international career with Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals. Maradona played in four FIFA World Cups, including the 1986 World Cup in Mexico where he captained Argentina and led them to victory over West Germany in the final, and won the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player. In the 1986 World Cup quarter final, he scored both goals in a 2–1 victory over England that entered football history for two different reasons. The first goal was an unpenalized handling foul known as the “Hand of God”, while the second goal followed a 60 m (66 yd) dribble past five England players, voted “Goal of the Century” by FIFA.com voters in 2002.
Many experts, critics and players regard Diego Maradona as the greatest football player of all time. He was joint FIFA Player of the 20th century with Pele and played in four FIFA World Cups. He captained his team to a 3-2 victory in 1986 against West Germany in the World Cup final.
This iconic photo which Diego Maradona has personally signed, captures him fisting the ball to score during the 1986 World Cup Quarter Final in the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.
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Framed size: 65.5 x 3 x 60cm / 26.25 x 1.25 x 24″