Diego Maradona

Date of birth30 October 1960
Place of birthBuenos Aires
NationalityArgentine
PositionMidfielder

'El pibe de Oro' (The golden boy), Diego Maradona is arguably not the best player of all time but no one can deny that he was the best player of his generation.

He proved his extraordinary abilities during the World Cup in 1986 by leading a generally unimpressive Argentina to the world title and then to the final in 1990.

Napoli also owes much to Maradona – he led the team to two national titles (1986-87 and 1989-90) and the UEFA Cup (1988-89).

Maradona set the world record transfer fee twice.

As a mark of recognition for services rendered to the club Napoli retired the Number 10 shirt in 2000.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Argentinos Juniors
Boca Juniors
Barcelona
Napoli 01 Jul 1984 01 Jul 1991
Suspended 01 Jul 1991
Sevilla
Newell's Old Boys
Suspended

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1986-87 The Americas UNICEF Charity 1
1
1987-88 Rest of the World Centenary 1
1996-97 Rest of the World Representative 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
27 Jul 1986 The Americas v Rest of the World W 2-2 (4-3) UNICEF Charity


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1976-77 Argentina International Friendly
1
1977-78 Argentina A v League
1
1977-78 Argentina Jose Felix Bogado 1
1978-79 Argentina International Friendly 4
2
1978-79 Argentina South America Youth Championship 5
1
1978-79 Argentina UNICEF Charity
1
1978-79 Argentina WC Anniversary 1
1979-80 Argentina A v League 1
1
1979-80 Argentina Copa America 2
1
1979-80 Argentina International Friendly 3
3
1979-80 Argentina World Youth Cup 6
6
1980-81 Argentina Gold Cup 2
1
1980-81 Argentina International Friendly 6
3
1981-82 Argentina FIFA World Cup 5
2
1
1
1981-82 Argentina International Friendly 5
1984-85 Argentina FIFA World Cup 5
3
1984-85 Argentina International Friendly 1
1
1984-85 Argentina Rosa Chevallier 1
1
1985-86 Argentina FIFA World Cup 8
5
1985-86 Argentina International Friendly 5
3
1986-87 Argentina Copa America 1
1
1986-87 Argentina FIFA 90 World Cup 1
1
1987-88 Argentina Copa America 3
2
1987-88 Argentina Four Nations Tournament, Berlin 2
1
1987-88 Argentina International Friendly 1
1988-89 Argentina International Friendly 1
1989-90 Argentina Copa America 6
1989-90 Argentina FIFA World Cup 7
1
1989-90 Argentina International Friendly 4
1
1992-93 Argentina Artemio Franchi Trophy 1
1992-93 Argentina International Friendly 1
1993-94 Argentina FIFA World Cup 4
1
1993-94 Argentina International Friendly 5
1
2001-02 Argentina Maradona Farewell Match 1
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
27 Feb 1977 Argentina v Hungary W 5-1 International Friendly
31 Aug 1977 Paraguay v Argentina L 2-0 (1-3) Jose Felix Bogado
20 Apr 1978 Argentina v LEAGUE OF IRELAND W 3-1 A v LEAGUE
13 Jan 1979 Argentina v Peru W 4-0 SAYC
18 Jan 1979 Argentina v Ecuador W 5-0 SAYC
26 Jan 1979 Argentina v Paraguay D 0-0 SAYC Final group
29 Jan 1979 Uruguay v Argentina D 0-0 SAYC Final group
31 Jan 1979 Argentina v Brazil W 1-0 SAYC Final group
25 Apr 1979 Argentina v Bulgaria W 2-1 International Friendly
22 May 1979 Argentina v Netherlands W 0-0 (8-7) WC ANNIVERSARY
26 May 1979 Italy v Argentina D 2-2 International Friendly
29 May 1979 Republic of Ireland v Argentina D 0-0 UNICEF Charity
02 Jun 1979 Scotland v Argentina W 1-3 International Friendly
25 Jun 1979 Argentina v Rest of the World L 1-2 International Friendly
02 Aug 1979 Brazil v Argentina L 2-1 Copa America Group 2
08 Aug 1979 Argentina v Bolivia W 3-0 Copa America Group 2
26 Aug 1979 Argentina v Indonesia W 5-0 World Youth Cup Group B
28 Aug 1979 Yugoslavia v Argentina W 0-1 World Youth Cup Group B
30 Aug 1979 Poland v Argentina W 1-4 World Youth Cup Group B
02 Sep 1979 Algeria v Argentina W 0-5 World Youth Cup Quarter-final
04 Sep 1979 Argentina v Uruguay W 2-0 World Youth Cup Semi-final
07 Sep 1979 Argentina v USSR W 3-1 World Youth Cup Final
01 May 1980 Argentina v League of Ireland W 1-0 A v LEAGUE
13 May 1980 England v Argentina L 3-1 International Friendly
16 May 1980 Republic of Ireland v Argentina W 0-1 International Friendly
21 May 1980 Austria v Argentina W 1-5 International Friendly
18 Sep 1980 Argentina v Chile D 2-2 International Friendly
09 Oct 1980 Argentina v Bulgaria W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 1980 Argentina v Poland W 2-1 International Friendly
15 Oct 1980 Argentina v Czechoslovakia W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Dec 1980 Argentina v USSR D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Dec 1980 Argentina v Switzerland W 5-0 International Friendly
01 Jan 1981 Argentina v West Germany W 2-1 GOLD CUP
04 Jan 1981 Argentina v Brazil D 1-1 GOLD CUP
09 Mar 1982 Argentina v Czechoslovakia D 0-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 1982 Argentina v West Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
04 Apr 1982 Argentina v USSR D 1-1 International Friendly
05 May 1982 Argentina v Bulgaria W 2-1 International Friendly
12 May 1982 Argentina v Romania W 1-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 1982 Argentina v Belgium L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 3
18 Jun 1982 Argentina v Hungary W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 3
23 Jun 1982 Argentina v El Salvador W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 3
29 Jun 1982 Italy v Argentina L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round group C
02 Jul 1982 Brazil v Argentina L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round group C
09 May 1985 Argentina v Paraguay D 1-1 Rosa Chevallier
14 May 1985 Argentina v Chile W 2-0 International Friendly
26 May 1985 Venezuela v Argentina W 2-3 FIFA World Cup South America group 1
02 Jun 1985 Colombia v Argentina W 1-3 FIFA World Cup South America group 1
09 Jun 1985 Argentina v Venezuela W 3-0 FIFA World Cup South America group 1
16 Jun 1985 Argentina v Colombia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America group 1
23 Jun 1985 Peru v Argentina L 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America group 1
30 Jun 1985 Argentina v Peru D 2-2 FIFA World Cup South America group 1
14 Nov 1985 Argentina v Mexico D 1-1 International Friendly
17 Nov 1985 Mexico v Argentina D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 1986 France v Argentina L 2-0 International Friendly
30 Apr 1986 Norway v Argentina L 1-0 International Friendly
04 May 1986 Israel v Argentina W 2-7 International Friendly
02 Jun 1986 Argentina v Korea Republic W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
05 Jun 1986 Italy v Argentina D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
10 Jun 1986 Argentina v Bulgaria W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
16 Jun 1986 Argentina v Uruguay W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
22 Jun 1986 Argentina v England W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
25 Jun 1986 Argentina v Belgium W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
29 Jun 1986 Argentina v West Germany W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Final
10 Jun 1987 Italy v Argentina L 3-1 FIFA 90 World Cup
27 Jun 1987 Argentina v Peru D 1-1 Copa America Group A
02 Jul 1987 Argentina v Ecuador W 3-0 Copa America Group A
09 Jul 1987 Uruguay v Argentina L 1-0 Copa America Semi-final
11 Jul 1987 Argentina v Colombia L 1-2 Copa America 3rd place
16 Dec 1987 Argentina v West Germany W 1-0 International Friendly
31 Mar 1988 Argentina v USSR L 2-4 4 Nations Tournament, Berlin
02 Apr 1988 West Germany v Argentina L 1-0 4 Nations Tournament, Berlin 3rd place
12 Oct 1988 Spain v Argentina D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jul 1989 Argentina v Chile W 1-0 Copa America Group B
04 Jul 1989 Argentina v Ecuador D 0-0 Copa America Group B
08 Jul 1989 Uruguay v Argentina W 0-1 Copa America Group B
10 Jul 1989 Argentina v Bolivia D 0-0 Copa America Group B
12 Jul 1989 Brazil v Argentina L 2-0 Copa America 2nd round
14 Jul 1989 Argentina v Uruguay L 0-2 Copa America 2nd round
21 Dec 1989 Italy v Argentina D 0-0 International Friendly
03 May 1990 Austria v Argentina D 1-1 International Friendly
08 May 1990 Switzerland v Argentina D 1-1 International Friendly
22 May 1990 Israel v Argentina W 1-2 International Friendly
08 Jun 1990 Argentina v Cameroon L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
13 Jun 1990 Argentina v USSR W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
18 Jun 1990 Argentina v Romania D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
24 Jun 1990 Brazil v Argentina W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
30 Jun 1990 Argentina v Yugoslavia W 0-0 (3-2) FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
03 Jul 1990 Italy v Argentina W 1-1 (4-3) FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
08 Jul 1990 Germany v Argentina L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Final
18 Feb 1993 Argentina v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
24 Feb 1993 Argentina v Denmark W 1-1 (5-4) ARCHEMI FRANCHI
31 Oct 1993 Australia v Argentina D 1-1 FIFA World Cup OC/SA play-off
17 Nov 1993 Argentina v Australia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Play-off
20 Apr 1994 Argentina v Morocco W 3-1 International Friendly
18 May 1994 Chile v Argentina D 3-3 International Friendly
25 May 1994 Ecuador v Argentina L 1-0 International Friendly
31 May 1994 Israel v Argentina W 0-3 International Friendly
04 Jun 1994 Croatia v Argentina D 0-0 International Friendly
21 Jun 1994 Argentina v Greece W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
25 Jun 1994 Argentina v Nigeria W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
10 Nov 2001 Argentina v World XI W 6-3 Maradona Farewell Match


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.