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Under Maradona’s captaincy, Argentina defeated Germany 3–2 in the 1986 World Cup final. Maradona was lifted on the shoulder by fellow players celebrating with the trophy.
Diego Maradona died Wednesday at the age of 60 from a heart attack. Maradona is counted among the greatest footballers and under his captaincy he played a key role in winning Argentina the FIFA World Cup in 1986. Maradona still holds the record for the most captaincy in 16 matches in the World Cup. He captained Argentina from 1982 to 1994.
Under Maradona’s captaincy, Argentina defeated Germany 3–2 in the 1986 World Cup final. Maradona had scored 5 goals in the tournament. Maradona was then selected Player of the Tournament. He won the Golden Ball Award.
Famous Hand of God scored goal against England
Overall Maradona has played 21 matches for Argentina in 4 World Cups, scoring 8 goals and assisting 8 goals. The 1986 World Cup also included his World Famous Goal, known as the “Hand of God”. Argentina scored England out of the tournament with the help of this goal.
Maradona played 91 matches in an international career, scoring 34 goals.
Maradona scored 312 goals in his football career. He played 91 matches in an international career, scoring 34 goals. Maradona has played at clubs such as Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla, Navels Old Buoys and Boca Juniors. Playing from Barcelona, he scored 22 goals in 36 matches and 81 goals in 188 matches for Napoli.
Won 11 tournaments in a career
Maradona has won 11 tournaments in a career. It has won 1 World Cup title, a UEFA Cup title, a Nations League, a FIFA World Youth Championship and 5 National Cups.
FIFA Player of the Century has also been awarded
Maradona has also been awarded the FIFA Player of the Century. He has won the World Cup Golden Ball once, the Ballon d’Or, the South American Footballer of the Year 2 times, the National League Top Scorer 6 times.