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25.11.2020 Football News

Diego Maradona's Career In Pictures

By BBC
Diego Maradona - displaying the World Cup in 1986, during a training session, and with his ex-wife Claudia and their daughters Dalma and Gianina
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Diego Maradona - displaying the World Cup in 1986, during a training session, and with his ex-wife Claudia and their daughters Dalma and Gianina

Colourful doesn't really do him justice. Diego Maradona was a genius on the football pitch and a controversial figure off it.

From his homeland of Argentina to success in Italy, World Cup glory and his drugs downfall, here's a look at his life in photos.

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Starting out: Maradona made his World Cup finals debut for Argentina at the 1982 tournament in Spain, but really made his mark four years later...

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Calm before the storm: Handshake with England goalkeeper Peter Shilton before the World Cup quarter-final in Mexico in 1986

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Ridiculous to the sublime: The 'Hand of God' goal against England, followed by the 'Goal of the Century'

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World class: Maradona was named player of the tournament after inspiring Argentina to victory in 1986, and helped the side reach the final four years later

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Cup king: Maradona was an icon at Italian club Napoli where he won the Uefa Cup in 1989, plus two league titles. The number 10 shirt was retired in his honour

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Heavy duty: Maradona, pictured in 2001, struggled with a drug addition and weight isues

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Argentina's A-team: Maradona, then manager of the national side, passes on his wisdom to forward Lionel Messi at the 2010 World Cup but they are beaten 4-0 by Germany in the quarter-finals

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Poster boy: Maradona poses with a banner of himself at the Argentina v Nigeria game at the 2018 World Cup in Russia

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