Diego Maradona: images of a unique career


  • Diego Maradona has died from a cardiac arrest aged 60
  • The world of football is mourning the loss of the Argentinian star
  • We look back at some iconic photos from his international and club career

Over the course of his career, Diego Maradona won 11 titles as a player, including two with Argentina: the FIFA World Youth Championship Japan 1979 and the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico™. He also lifted five trophies with Italy’s Napoli, among them two Scudetti and the UEFA Cup. Completing the list are the 1981 Argentinian Championship with Boca Juniors and the three titles he won while at Barcelona.

But Maradona’s career was less about his silverware than his magical performances on the pitch, both with La Albiceleste and the clubs he represented.

In the colours of Argentina, Maradona left his mark as a player in four editions: Spain 1982, when he was still forging his career; Mexico 1986,a tournament that made him a global sensation thanks to performances like that against England; Italy 1990, where only West Germany prevented him from retaining the world title; and finally USA 1994. As a coach, Maradona would once again indulge his love for the tournament by leading Leo Messi and Co at South Africa 2010. You can enjoy some of his most iconic images from the World Cup in this gallery.

Diego Maradona and the World Cup

Diego Maradona head coach of Argentina at the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Diego Maradona head coach of Argentina celebrates during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

Diego Maradona head coach of Argentina talks with Lionel Messi

1994 World Cup First Round. Boston, USA. 25th June, 1994. Argentina 2 v Nigeria 1. Nigeria's Samson Siasia is tackled by Argentina's Fernando Redondo as Diego Maradona looks on.


Diego Maradona (C) of Argentina falls down after being fouled during the 1990 World Cup final

Argentina's Claudio Caniggia celebrates with an emotional Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona of Argentina lifts the trophy and celebrates winning the FIFA World Cup final on 29 June 1986

Diego Maradona goes flying over the challenges of Harald Schumacher and Karl Heinz Foerster

Diego Maradona of Argentina celebrates after scoring the second goal against England

Argentina's Diego Maradona scores 1st goal with his Hand of God, past England goalkeeper Peter Shilton.

Peter Shilton shakes hands with Argentina captain Diego Maradona

 Diego Maradona grimaces in pain after being fouled by Jung Moo Huh

Diego Maradona is seen in action against Italy during the 1982 World Cup Finals.

Argentina's Diego Maradona gets to the ball

 1982 World Cup Finals in Spain. Italy 2 v Argentina

Diego Maradona poses as part of the 1980 Argentina Football Team

Diego Maradona celebrates Argentina victory at the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championships

Idol in Europe and Argentina

At club level, El Pibe de Oro played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors – over two spells –Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boys, always leaving his mark and earning the adulation of the fans. In this gallery, we’ve collected some of his finest moments.

Diego Maradona and his clubs

Napoli captain Diego Maradona celebrates with supporters at the end of the match.

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Diego Maradona in action for Boca Juniors 

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Diego Maradona – Boca Juniors

Diego Maradona of Barcelona

Diego Maradona – Barcelona FC

European Cup Winners Cup Quarter-Final 1st Leg – Barcelona v Manchester United

European Cup Winners Cup Quarter-Final Second Leg: Manchester United v Barcelona

Diego Maradona of Napoli SSC

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BT Italian League Serie A, pic: 17th April 1988, Juventus 3 v Naples 1, Napoli's Diego Maradona in a race for the ball with Luigi De Agostini of Juventus,Diego Maradona won 91 Argentina caps between 1977-1994

Diego Maradona of Napoli

Ruud Gullit of AC Milan and Diego Maradona of Napoli wait for the ball to be passed

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