Who is Diego Maradona and what is his net worth 2018? Diego Maradona is a professional footballer from Argentina. Many football managers, players, fans and other people who work in the football industry, Believe that Maradona is the greatest footballer ever. He was the coach for Argentina’s national football team.
Diego Armando Maradona was born on October 30, 1960, in Lanús, Argentina. His parents, Diego Maradona and Dalma Salvadora Franco got married in 1930, they raised him in a city in Argentina called Villa Fiorito. In November 2011, his mother, Dalma, Died. Diego has 3 older sisters and 2 younger brothers. His brothers, Hugo and Raul, were football players as well. His family was so poor that they had to move from their home because they couldn’t handle the costs.
Diego Maradona got married at the age of 24, he married Claudia Villafañe in November, 1984. They had 2 daughters, Dalma and Giannia. Gianna was married to Manchester City’s striker, Sergio Agüero, and they have a son, his name is Benjamin and he’s in the custody of his mother. Maradona says that Claudia is the love of his life, but they divorced in 2004. Maradona also had a girlfriend, her name is Veronica Ojeda, and he left her when she was 4 and a half months pregnant. Now, there’s no news on any new relationships that Diego is having.
When Maradona was 3 years old, he received a football as a gift and that’s when his football career started. Diego first started playing when he was 12, they picked him up to join Buenos Aires’s juniors, the team was called Los Cebollitas, and when he was 15 he made it up to the senior’s team. In 1979, he won the Under 20 World Cup with Argentina’s under-20 national team.
When it comes to the clubs that Maradona played for, they are many, first, he played for Boca Juniors, and then he transferred FC Barcelona, after a while, he agreed to play for the Italian club, Napoli. In July 1993, he moved to Sevilla FC but after only 6 months he transferred to the Argentinian club, Newell’s Old Boys. In 1995, Maradona went back to the club he started his career with, Boca Juniors. In 1997, Diego Maradona was 37, he decided to Retire.
From 2004-2007, Diego Maradona had alcohol problems and at some point he was addicted to cocaine but he got treated On March 2007. Diego Maradona coached the Argentina’s national team in 2008, he also coached 2 Argentinian clubs, Textil Mandiyú and Racing Club, he also coached 1 club from the United Arab Emirates, and the club’s name is Al-Wasl. Diego Maradona now coaches Al-Fujairah SC, it’s another club from the United Arab Emirates.
List of the Clubs Diego Maradona played for
• Argentinos Under 20 (October 1, 1976)
• Argentinos (July 1, 1981)
• Boca Juniors (July 1, 1982)
• FC Barcelona (July 1, 1984)
• Napoli (September 22, 1992)
• Sevilla FC (July 1, 1993)
• Newell’s Old Boys (January 1, 1994)
• Boca Juniors (July 1, 1997)
Net Worth of Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona played as the attacking midfielder for Argentina’s national team, he also played in many well established football clubs. In 1986, Maradona was the captain when Argentina won the FIFA World Cup, he actually scored 8 goals in that cup, and another win to mention is the 1989 UEFA Cup which he won with Napoli. He also was the head coach of Argentina national team from 2008 to 2010. In 2010, net worth of Maradona was $1 million. Maradona has a net worth of $300 thousand because he has been struggling with the Italian tax authorities.
Maradona is a living football legend, he is the best 1980s football player. He played in four FIFA World Cups and won 1 which was in 1986. He also won many Awards with the clubs he played for. He was the coach for Argentina national team from 2008 to 2010. Diego Maradona is coaching the Emirate’s club, Al-Fujairah SC.