Maradona, Diego

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Name
Maradona, Diego Gender: M
Diego Armando Maradona
born on 30 October 1960 at 07:05 (= 07:05 AM )
Place Buenos Aires, Argentina, 34s36, 58w27
Timezone ADT h3w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 06°59' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 16°57 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 28°07'



Diego Maradona
photo: Armando Tovar from Mexico City, MX, license gfdl

Biography

Argentine soccer champion who scored the winning goal in the final 1986 World Cup Game, when Argentina beat Mexico. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, he was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. A precocious talent, Maradona was given the nickname El Pibe de Oro ("The Golden Kid"), a name that stuck with him throughout his career.

He began playing soccer early and led the Argentina youth team to win the world cup in 1979. After the 1982 world cup in Spain, he joined Barcelona and played in Spain for two seasons. In 1984 he joined Naples, Italy and won two Italian Championships in 1986-1987 and 1989-1990, a Coppa Italia (1987), an UEFA cup (1989) and a Supercoppa Italiana (1990).

Maradona's career began a slow decline, when he failed a drug test in 1991 and was suspended from soccer. When the suspension was over, he played for Seville, Spain and then returned to Argentina.

In the World Cup of 1994 in the USA, Maradona was tested after the match against Nigeria and was found to have used "ephedrine." As a result, he was suspended for more than a year. For the remainder of his soccer career, he played for Argentina's Boca Juniors and, on 30 October 1997, he retired from football, aged 37.

His post-retirement years were not easy. He battled drug addiction. In late February 2005, the retired Argentine soccer star lost his lawsuit in an Italian court and was ordered to pay 30 million euro ($40 million) in back taxes to the Italian government. As if his addictions and financial troubles weren’t enough, his weight ballooned since his retirement to 280 pounds (130 kg) on a 5’5” (1.65 m) frame while he battled his addictions primarily in Cuba. On 9 March 2005 he checked out of a Colombia hospital four days after having gastric bypass surgery in an attempt to lose weight and regain health.

His 5th child, Diego Fernando Maradona Ojeda, was born on 13 February 2013 at 11:57 PM in Buenos Aires, by his long-time partner Veronica Ojeda.

On 2 November 2020, Maradona was admitted to a hospital in La Plata, supposedly for psychological reasons. A day later, he underwent emergency brain surgery to treat a subdural hematoma. He was released on 12 November after successful surgery and was supervised by doctors as an outpatient. On 25 November 2020, at the age of 60, Maradona died of a heart attack at his home in Tigre, Buenos Aires.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Matthäus, Lothar (born 21 March 1961). Notes: Opponents
  • has other family relationship with Agüero, Sergio (born 2 June 1988). Notes: Agüero is the father of Maradona's grandson Benjamín

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 7 November 1984 (Claudia Villafañe)
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  • Mental Health : Begin Addiction 1991 (failed a drug test)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 2004 (Claudia Villafañe)
  • Crime : Law suit February 2005 (Lost lawsuit in Italian court)
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  • Financial : Lose significant money February 2005 (Owed back taxes to Italy)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 5 March 2005 (Gastric bypass surgery)
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Source Notes

In August 2003 Daniel Churba quotes biography by Sergio Levinsky for a time of 7:05 AM: "Maradona: Rebelde con Causa" Editorial Corregidor 1996.

In October 2004, Sy Scholfield notes another biography, "Hand of God" by Jimmy Burns (Bloomsbury) which states that he was born at night when his mother saw "a star, glowing in the Southern Hemisphere" reflected on the hospital floor "like a pearl."

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Size (Height: 1.65 m/ 5 ft 5 in)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (Ballooned after retirement from soccer)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Liver/Pancreas/Spleen (Hepatitis)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Treatment/Therapy (Gastric bypass surgery)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Cocaine)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Eating Disorder (Became obese after retirement)
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (One of seven children)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Fifth of seven)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Soccer team)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Financial crisis (Required to pay back taxes of $40 million to Italy)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Heart attack)
  • Vocation : Sports : Soccer (Eur.Football)