1. Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, scoring the famous ‘Hand of God’ goal against England in the quarter-finals.
2. He scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina, representing them in four World Cups.
3. Maradona led his country to 1990 final in Italy, where they were beaten by West Germany, before captaining them again in the United States in 1994, but was sent home after failing a drugs test for ephedrine.
4. During the second half of his career, Maradona struggled with cocaine addiction and was banned for 15 months after testing positive for the drug in 1991.
5. He retired from professional football in 1997, on his 37th birthday, during his second stint at Argentine giants Boca Juniors.
6. Diego Maradona died on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, aged 60.