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70 facts about Argentina legend Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona was an Argentine professional football player and coach, widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time. In 2000, he was voted the FIFA Player of the Century, jointly with Pele. Maradona was known for his incredible dribbling skills, speed, and precise ball control, as well as his controversial off-field antics.

In 2005, Maradona was inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame for his contributions to Italian football during his time with Napoli. In that same year, he was also inducted into the International Football Hall of Champions.

In 2008, Maradona became the head coach of the Argentine national football team, leading them to the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup. However, his tenure was also marked by controversy, including a suspension for verbally abusing journalists and failing a drug test.

Throughout his career, Maradona won numerous awards and accolades, including two Serie A titles with Napoli, a World Cup championship with Argentina in 1986, and a Golden Ball award for being the best player at the 1986 World Cup. He passed away on November 25, 2020, at the age of 60.

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