Maradona, Diego Armando
1960 - Born on October 30th in Lanus, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentine football (soccer) player, generally regarded as the top footballer of the 1980s and one of the greatest of all time.
1968 - Maradona displayed football talent early on, and at age eight he joined Las Cebollitas (“The Little Onions”), a boys' team that went on to win 136 consecutive games and a national championship.
1976 - He signed with Argentinos Juniors at age 14 and made his first division debut, 10 days before his 16th birthday.
1978 - He was excluded from the World Cup-winning squad because it was felt that he was still too young, the next year he led the national Under-20 team to a Junior World Cup championship.
1981 - Maradona moved to Boca Juniors and immediately helped them gain the championship.
1982 - He then moved to Europe, playing with Barcelona.
1983 - He moved to Napoli, where he enjoyed great success, raising the traditionally weak Naples side to the heights of Italian football.
1986 - He dominated the competition in Mexico.
- Scored "Hand of God" goal against England.
1987-1990 - With Maradona the team won not only the league title and cup but the league title again.
1994 - He did not finish the World Cup, because he tested positive for the drug ephedrine and was again suspended.
1995-1997 - He returned to Boca Juniors and played his last match on October 25th.
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