The great football player is no more, the world used to salute, Goal of the century in his name
Where football is mentioned, and Diego Armando Maradona is not mentioned, it is not possible. On Wednesday 25 November, he died at the age of 60 and the world lost a great player in the history of Football.
Maradona was born in a poor family in Lanus, Buenos Aires, and his childhood was spent in a slum, Maradona’s father Don Diego, and his mother Salvadora Franco got the first son after 3 daughters. This family later grew to 8 siblings, when Maradona was 3 years old, he was gifted a football by his brother.
Since then, Maradona has loved football so much that he slept for 6 months by keeping it inside his shirt. Although he started playing football at a very young age, at the age of 10, Maradona used to play for the Rosa Estrella Club, but by the age of 12, he got the role of a ball boy. At the age of 15, he played Argentinos Juniors He started a professional career. In 1977 he was included in the national team. However, he was not included in the team for the 1978 World Cup, saying that he was still a child.
He was signed by the Boca Juniors Club in 1981. In 1982, Maradona won his first medal while playing with Boca Juniors, while Maradona was playing the 1986 World Cup. It was a quarter-final match against England. Maradona scored two goals in the match. One of these goals is called the Hand of God.
In this football, Maradona achieved such mastery that he scored the goal of the century. It was named the Hand of God and it was because of which Argentina won the World Cup. He was also voted Player of the Century by FIFA. He shared the award with another football legend, Pele.
Later he had to face such a punishment for some of his mistakes that, his entire career was over, and his name was also stained. But even today, when thought comes to mind for playing good football, the whole world greets Maradona.