Diego Maradona Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Diego Armando Maradona was born on 30 October 1960, in Lanus, Buenos Aires, Argentina, of Argentinian, Spanish, Italian, and Croatian ancestry. Diego is a retired professional soccer player, best known to have served with the national team of Argentina as both a player and a coach. A lot of fans, writers, and players believe that he is the greatest soccer player of all time. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Diego Maradona? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $100,000, mostly earned through a career in professional soccer. Despite his high earnings, he’s had a string of financial difficulties which has lowered his net worth. As he continues on with his endeavors, there is a chance that his net worth will start rising once again.

Diego Maradona Net Worth $100,000

At the age of eight, Maradona was playing soccer with a local club when he was noticed by a talent scout. He became part of the team Los Cebollitas which was a junior team of the professional club Argentinos Juniors. In 1976, he made his professional debut, and scored his first goal the following month. He would go on and play for five years with the Juniors, scoring 115 goals in 167 appearances. Eventually, he transferred to Boca Juniors and signed a $4 million contract with the team he always wanted to play for. His debut game with Boca saw him score two goals and he would go on and produce spectacular performances; the team had a successful season and won the league title.

After the 1982 World Cup, Maradona became part of Barcelona for a then world record fee of $7.6 million; in 1983, the club would win the Copa del Ray and the Spanish Super Cup, and Maradona became the first Barcelona player to be cheered and applauded by Real Madrid fans. Despite his success, he was plagued with injuries and illnesses which made him struggle. He suffered a broken ankle in 1983 which was eventually healed thanks to therapy. At the end of the 1983 to 1984 season, Maradona instigated a fight against Bilbao which caused a large scale brawl between both teams, leaving 60 people injured and ensuring Diego’s transfer out of the team.

He signed for Italian club Napoli, and would make his way to become the captain of the team. He gained a lot of fans as he led the team to its most successful soccer era; they won the Serie A Italian Championship and he would lead the club to another title win in 1989, subsequently having great runs during the Coppa Italia, UEFA Cup, and Italian Supercup. He became the all-time leading goal scorer for Napoli, however, despite this success, he had problems with cocaine addiction which led him to miss practice games, and he was given a 15-month ban, and left Napoli in 1992.

During his run with Napoli, and even afterwards, he would play with the Argentina National Team and notably became the star of the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship. He would win the Golden Ball at both the FIFA U-20 World Cup and FIFA World Cup. For the full Argentinian team, Maradona played 91 times, scoring 34 goals – he played in four World Cups, captaining the team to victory in Mexico in 1986, and to the final in Italy in 1990 where they losy to West Germany. He was thrown out of the 1994 World Cup in the US after failing a drug test.

After retiring from playing, Maradona would receive numerous honors including the FIFA Player of the Century. A lot of his honors and awards were the results of voting from fans. In 2005, he returned to Boca Juniors as sports vice president and helped the team improve. He also became a part of a variety talk show entitled “La Noche del 10”, which he was known for interviewing another soccer legend, Pele. In 2011, he became the manager of the Dubai club Al Wasl FC, but was released a year later. He would also manage the international team until 2014, when it was decided that his contract would not be renewed.

For his personal life, it is known that Diego married Claudia Villafane in 1984 and they have two daughters. They divorced in 2004 but remain friends.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 30, 1960
Birth place: Lanús, Argentina
Height:5 ft 5 in (1.66 m)
Weight:220 lbs (100 kg)
Profession:Footballer
Nationality:Argentina
Spouse:Claudia Villafañe (m. 1984–2004)
Children:Dalma Maradona, Diego Sinagra, Giannina Maradona, Diego Fernando Maradona Ojeda
Parents:Dalma Salvadora Franco, Diego Maradona
Siblings:Hugo Maradona, Raúl Maradona, Claudia Maradona, Maria Rosa Maradona, Elsa Maradona, Ana Maria Maradona, Rita Maradona
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Grandfather of Benjamín Agüero Maradona.
2Son Diego Fernando Maradona Ojeda, was born on February 13, 2013 in Palermo, Capital Federal. Diego Maradona recognize him as his son in March 2013.
3Singer Manu Chao dedicated his song "La vida tómbola" to him.
4Argentine singer Rodrigo dedicated his song "La mano de Dios" to him.
5Argentine singer Andrés Ciro Martínez dedicated his song "Maradó" to him.
6Made his Argentine Primera División debut in October 1976 against Talleres at the 15 age.
7Daughter Giannina Dinorah Maradona Villafañe was born on May 16, 1989 in Capital Federal, Argentina.
8Daughter Dalma Nerea Maradona Villafañe (aka Dalma Maradona), was born on April 2, 1987 in Capital Federal, Argentina.
9Son Diego Armando Maradona Sinagra (aka Diego Maradona Jr.), was born on September 20, 1986 in Naples, Italy. Diego Maradona not recognize him as his son and never accept to be tested for DNA.
10Good friends with Cuban leader Fidel Castro. He also has a tattoo of 'Ernesto Che Guevara' on his right arm.
11Although having good ratings, his show La noche del 10 (2005) was voted "worst television show of the year" in Argentina (2005).
12Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
13His son Diego Jnr, also a soccer player, had spells on trial in Britain with Blackburn Rovers and Dunfermline Athletic
14He has battled drug addiction for years, and was taken into intensive care at a Buenos Aires clinic, where he is being treated for heart and blood pressure problems. He was taken to hospital after falling ill while watching his old team Boca Juniors play in the domestic league. [18 April 2004]
15Has two daughters: Dalma Nerea and Giannina Dinnorah with ex-wife Claudia Villafañe; and two sons: Diego Jr. with ex-girlfriend Christiana Sinagra and Diego Fernando with ex-girlfriend Verónica Ojeda.
16In Buenos Aires, fans have organized the "Church of Maradona" which celebrates the former soccer star. Maradona's 43rd birthday (30 October 2003) marks the start of the Year 43 D.D. - "despues de Diego," or After Diego - for its 200 members. 20,000 more people have become members via the Church's official web site.
17Helped win the 1986 World Cup in México. In the quarterfinal, Argentina beat England 2-1; Maradona scored two winning goals for Argentina.
18In the 1986 World Cup final, Argentina 2-1 England Maradona scored the first goal for Argentina with his hand, the disputed goal was allowed and Maradona became an instant hero. He later described it as the "hand of God".
19He also has appeared in 91 international matches for Argentina and scored 34 goals.
20Diego Maradona, is known around the world as one of the best football players of all time. During his professional career he has played for the following clubs: Cebollitas (ARG), Argentinos Juniors (ARG), Boca Juniors (ARG), Barcelona (ES), Nápoli (ITA) and Sevilla (ES) in all 840 games and 345 goals.


Quotes

#Quote
1"The ball must not be stained." (About his life troubles)
2I like English football, always have. It's just that people go on about the World Cup in 1986 and then I'm seen as the real bad boy.


Pictures



Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tifosi1999Diego Armando Maradona
Drei zum Verlieben1994TV Series
Supermingo1986TV Series
Te rompo el rating1981uncredited
¡Qué linda es mi familia!1980

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Artist2011/Ithe director would like to thank - as Diego Maradona
Cruzadas2011thanks
Ho parato la luna1990Video thanks - as Diego Maradona

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Messi2014DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
2014 FIFA World Cup2014TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Life of Ryan: Caretaker Manager2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
AM - Antes del mediodía2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Néstor Kirchner, la película2012DocumentaryHimself
Televisión registrada2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Caiga quien caiga - CQC2008-2012TV SeriesHimself
Pura Química2012TV SeriesHimself
Bichos criollos2012DocumentaryHimself
2010 FIFA World Cup2010TV SeriesHimself - Coach Argentina
Fantástico2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Football's Greatest2010TV SeriesHimself
The Making of Anton AKA Trapped2009Video documentaryHimself
Potrero2009Documentary short
6782009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Boca, una historia de amor2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Argentinos por su nombre2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Maradona by Kusturica2008DocumentaryHimself
Mañanas informales2005-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Los Piojos: Fantasmas peleándole al viento2006Video documentaryHimself
RSM, el resumen de los medios2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
You Are the One2006TV SeriesHimself
Maracaná 052006TV SeriesHimself
Maradona, the Golden Kid2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Premios Martín Fierro 20062006TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best New Artist
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
Loving Maradona2005DocumentaryHimself
Premios Clarín Espectáculos 20052005TV SpecialHimself
La noche del 102005TV SeriesHimself - Host
Una familia especial2005TV SeriesHimself
7 días, 7 noches2004TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 20032003TV SpecialHimself
Otro rollo con: Adal Ramones2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Caiga quien caiga1997-2001TV SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?2001TV SeriesHimself
De pe a pa2000TV SeriesHimself
El gran concurso del siglo1999TV SeriesHimself
La biblia y el calefón1997-1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
El día que Maradona conoció a Gardel1996Himself
Fútbol: Amistoso a beneficio de Unicef1995TV MovieHimself
XV FIFA World Cup 19941994TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Argentina
Fotbolls-VM krönikan 19941994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Argentinean Team
Italia '90: England - World Cup Heroes1993VideoHimself
La batalla de las estrellas1993TV SeriesHimself
Querida Concha1993TV SeriesHimself
XIV FIFA World Cup 19901990TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Argentina
Hero: The Official Film of the 1986 FIFA World Cup1987DocumentaryHimself (as Maradona)
XIII FIFA World Cup 19861986TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Argentina
Buenas noches1982-1984TV SeriesHimself
XII FIFA World Cup 19821982TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Argentina
Las 24 horas de Malvinas1982TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 for 30: Soccer Stories2014TV SeriesHimself
Ilusión Nacional2014DocumentaryHimself
AM - Antes del mediodía2014TV SeriesHimself
1002 Momentos de la tele2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Gracias por venir, gracias por estar2012TV SeriesHimself
The Greatest Footie Ads Ever2012TV MovieHimself
Looking for Buenos Aires2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Memòries de la tele2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
This Is England '862010TV Mini-SeriesHimself
50 años de2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Quelli che... il calcio2010TV SeriesHimself
Dorfers Donnerstalk2009TV SeriesHimself
Banda sonora2009TV SeriesHimself
Catalunya.cat2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
Protagonistas del recuerdo2006TV SeriesHimself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
The Road to San Diego2006Himself
The Erroneous Earth Kitchen2006Documentary shortHimself
La mandrágora2006TV SeriesHimself
IX premios Max de las artes escénicas2006TV SpecialHimself
Aquí hay tomate2005TV SeriesHimself
80s2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Mañanas informales2005TV SeriesHimself
Algo habrán hecho2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Otro rollo con: Adal Ramones2004TV SeriesHimself
The Ultimate Collection of Classic International Goals2003Video documentaryHimself
The Story of Football2002Video documentaryHimself - 1986 World Cup
Hoy x ti mañana x mí2002ShortHimself (uncredited)
Mike Bassett: England Manager2001Himself
Legenden2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The World's Greatest Goals: Volume II1990Video documentaryHimself (as Diego Maradona)
Who's the Greatest?1990Video documentaryHimself
20 Jahre Fußball WM1990Video documentaryHimself
Greatest Goals1987VideoHimself - Argentina Player
Smogovci1982TV SeriesHimself (uncredited)

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