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Diego Maradona (Diego Armando Maradona Franco)

Maradona is a retired Argentine football player, and current manager of Al Wasl FC in Dubai. Many people consider Maradona the greatest football player of all time.


  • On 20 October 1976, Maradona made his professional debut with Argentinos Juniors, ten days before his sixteenth birthday.


Only in recent years, Maradona has shown sympathy to left-wing ideologies. Before that he had been vocal in his support of neoliberal Argentina President Carlos Menem, and especially of his Harvard University-educated economist Domingo Cavallo. He became friends with Cuban leader Fidel Castro while receiving treatment on the island. He also has a portrait of Fidel Castro tattooed on his left leg and one of Fidel's second in command, fellow Argentine Che Guevara on his right arm.



Politicians: Fidel Castro, Ernesto "Che" Guevara

Sport & Clubs: Football


Diego Maradona
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  • 1976 - 1981
    football player, Argentinos Juniors and Boca Juniors football club
  • 1982 - 1984
    football player, FC Barcelona
  • 1986 - 1992
    football player, Napoli football club
  • 1992 - 1993
    football player, Sevilla, Newell's Old Boys and Boca Juniors
  • 1993 - 1994
    footbal player, Newell's Old Boys
  • 2011
    manager, Al Wasl FC
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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