- NAME: Diego Maradona
- OCCUPATION: Soccer Player
- BIRTH DATE: October 30, 1960 (Age: 52)
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Full Name: Diego Armando Maradona
- Nickname: "Hand of God"
- AKA: Diego Maradona
- Nickname: El Diego
- Nickname: El Pelusa
- Nickname: El Pibe de Oro
- Nickname: El Dios
- ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
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Soccer great Diego Maradona led Argentina to victory in the 1986 World Cup, though his accomplishments were later overshadowed by his battles with drug abuse.
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In 2008, Maradona was hired to coach the Argentinean national team. Although the Argentines boasted a talented squad headlined by Lionel Messi, perhaps the best player in the world, they were bounced from the 2010 World Cup with a 4-0 thrashing by Germany in the quarter-finals, and Maradona's contract was not renewed.
Despite the public disappointments,
Maradona remains beloved in Argentina as a native son who rose from humble beginnings to reach the apex of stardom on an international stage.
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