A year without Maradona: His best football moments

In the memory of Diego Maradona, and one year after his death, a journey through the ten most important dates in the career of the best player in football history.

Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona

Perhaps for foreigners it is incomprehensible why a person, who currently lived such a licentious life, full of scandals and abuse, is so loved by an entire country. However, the figure of Diego Maradona, grew larger than ever, even from the moment he passed to immortality.

If we analyze cases similar to theirs, we could say that their lives are for writing a story, or directing a movie. However, his was used to write much more than a story, recite countless songs, and direct a large number of films, which are still being made today.

- His debut: Maradona debuted with only 15 years with the Argentinos Juniors jersey. It was a 1-0 defeat against Talleres and he began to show his talent.

- His first goal: It took less than a month to see his first official goal. It was in the 5 to 2 on San Lorenzo de Mar del Plata. That game converted a double.

- His debut with Argentina National Team: On February 27, 1977, Diego Maradona fulfilled his dream of making his debut for the Argentine team in a friendly against Hungary. It was played in the Bombonera and was beaten 5-1.

- His first tournament with Boca Juniors: The day he achieved his only title in Argentine soccer and with the club of his loves. The last date was against Racing and Xeneize drew 1-1. The goal? The criminal Diego.

- His first game in World Cup: After the frustration of being left out of the 1978 World Cup, Maradona fulfilled his dream of playing in 1982, although things did not turn out as he had imagined. He was eliminated in the second round and his goal against Hungary will remain in the memory.

- His presentation at Napoli: His presentation at Napoli, one of the places where he was happiest and where he achieved absolutely everything. He became a legend and received the love of the people from the beginning.

- His goals against England: The best game of his career: in the quarterfinals of the World Cup and against England. Remembered for having scored the goal of the century and the Hand of God. One of the happiest days for the Argentine people.

- World Cup Champion: He achieved glory as a player on June 29, being the great figure of the Argentina team throughout the World Cup.

- The day he was doping positive: Just as there were very happy days, we must remember what happened at the 1994 World Cup in the United States. The day his legs were cut off. The 2-1 victory was his last game in a World Cup and he tested positive for ephedrine doping.

- His last game as a professional: His last game as a professional was on October 25, 1997 at the Monumental. He was replaced at halftime by Juan Román Riquelme and Xeneize won 2-1.

Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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