Good night Diego Armando Maradona (1960-2020)


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Born 60 years ago in Argentina, Diego Armando Maradona escaped the poverty to become a football superstar at a young  age. Maradona showed prodigious ability from a young age, leading Los Cebollitas youth team to a 136-game unbeaten streak before making his international debut aged just 16.

At just 5ft 5in, he was skillful, agile, talented, visionary, had excellent ball control, dribbling and passing skills. The Argentine, who scored 259 goals in 491 matches, outscored his South American rival (Pele) in a poll to become the greatest player of the 20th Century.