Diego armando maradona, the god of football

Timeline created by Sergio Delgado Moreno
  • the legend is born

    In lanús, Argentina, Diego was born, the fifth of eight siblings.
  • Start practicing soccer

    his first contact with football was in 1969, when he tried to enter the lower divisions of the Argentinos Juniors club
  • start in the First Division

    His debut in the Argentine First Division was on October 20, 1976, ten days after turning 16 years of age, for a National Championship match. His Argentinos Juniors team lost to Talleres 1: 0 at home. Entered, with jersey number 16
  • His first goal with the national team

    scored it on June 2, 1979 against Scotland in Glasgow, where Argentina beat the local by 3: 1
  • His first steps in European football

    After its participation in the Soccer World Cup, in which the Argentine team stayed in Barcelona, the sale to the Futbol Club Barcelona became official. The club paid 1200 million pesetas
  • the perfect match

    In the quarterfinals of the world cup he had to face England, in the most memorable match of Maradona's career. The match featured two of the most memorable goals in World Cup history, popularly known as the Goal of the Century and the hand of God.
  • the world cup final

    t was against Germany on June 29. It was the only time Argentina beat Germany in a World Cup. With this 3: 2 victory, Argentina got its second World Cup, and Maradona, as captain, was in charge of lifting the cup.
  • End of his career

    On October 30, 1997, Maradona announced that he was officially leaving football with 37 years.
  • death

    For years, Maradona struggled with addiction to drugs, medications, and alcohol, which ended up significantly marking most of the moments in his life after retiring from soccer. In recent years Maradona had managed to control his addiction to strong drugs, although he was still addicted to alcohol, this in turn began to produce consequences on his health. Finally, on November 25, 2020, Diego passes away, shocking the world of football and leaving an indelible legacy.