Argentinian Football Legend, Diego Maradona passed away at age 60 after he suffered from a cardiac arrest in Argentina.
Known as one of the world’s best footballer of all time, Diego Maradona rose from humble beginnings in his Argentine hometown to become one of the world’s most admired footballer.
He won the world cup with Argentina in 1986 and played for top championship clubs like Barcelona and Napoli.
Maradona also had a major setback to his awesome football career when he began the use of drugs. He was given suspended several times and battled health problems for this cause.
In this post we will highlight five things you didn’t know about this football legend – Diego Maradona.
1. Maradona was the fifth child of his parent, Diego Sr. and Dona Tota.
2. Maradona joined Los Cebollitas, a youth team of Argentinos Juniors, one of the biggest clubs in Argentina at age 10.
3. Maradona is 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 of £6.9 million.
4. He became a father for the first time at age 25 when his one-time girlfriend Cristiana Sinagra gave birth to their son Diego Maradona Jr. on September 20, 1986 in Naples, Italy. Diego Maradona recognised him as his son in 2016.
5. Maradona was born in Villa Fiorito, a province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. On October 30, 1960.