12. Diego Maradona

by markbaber on 08/25/2014
Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona

Full nameDiego Armando Maradona Franco
Date of birth30 October 1960
Place of birthBuenos Aires, Argentina
PositionAttacking Midfielder
“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.

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