Our website will tell you about various popular soccer captains. Today we’ll speak about Armando Diego Maradona.
Diego was born in October, 1960 in Lanus, a suburb of the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. The best of Maradona soccer honours are really considerable: he participated in four world championships, one of them made him a world champion, and the second one made him a vice-champion of the national team of his native country. Diego won the Championship of Argentina in the Boca Juniors and became a double owner of the Italian Scudetto Napoli. The game quality of Maradona characterized his highest speed and excellent technical equipment, excellent dribbling, movement coordination, Maradona goal scoring frequency, game sense and vision of the field situation. Maradona had a rare gift of a soccer player.
Soon Maradona came to Europe and in 1984 began to play for a Italian club championship, defending the colors of the Napoli team from the city of Naples, located in the southern part of the Apennine peninsula. From the very first day in Naples, Maradona became the idol of local supporters. The years he spent in Naples club are the best years in the football career of Diego. He scored the goals of any taste. The South American led Napoli to a championship in the 1986-87 in Italy, he repeated his success in 1989-90 and at the same time the team won the UEFA Cup and Super Cup in Italy. Italy didn't forgive Diego that he was with the national team of Argentina. So he had his sad days in Italy. Maradona was the principal enemy of the nation; he was cursed in the press by journalists and fans. Perhaps the only his friends were Neapolitan fans as he did much for this team. In the end he decided to leave Italy and left for Spanish Sevilla club where he stayed for a short time and soon returned home to Argentina. From that moment his serious human problems began which also contributed to his difficult, uncompromising and fiery temper.