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
POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 22: Diego Maradona head coach of Argentina smiles before the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Gr...
Diego Maradona head coach of Argentina celebrates during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 17: Diego Maradona head coach of Argentina celebrates during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match bet...
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.
Football, UEFA Cup Final, Second Leg, Naples, Italy, 17th May 1989, Napoli 2 v VfB Stuttgart 1 (Napoli win 5-4 on aggregate), Napoli captain Diego Mar...