In June, after the 1982 FIFA World Cup, Maradona transferred to FC Barcelona for £ 5 million ($7.6 M) and won the title of the most expensive player.In 1983, Barcelona from Maradona, under the direction of César Luis Menotti, eliminated Real Madrid and defeated the Copa del Rey, Athletic Bilbao, and took Supercopa de España. However, Maradona’s Barcelona adventure was short. Athletic Bilbao player Andoni Gooketxea in his struggle with his ankle broke and his football career was in jeopardy. but he returned to the fields after treatment.
Despite the injury Maradona scored 38 goals in 58 games.however, the club’s president Josep Llués Núñez and Maradona, who frequently disagreed, were put on the transfer list in 1984. Italy’s Serie A team broke the new record as a transfer to Naples for £ 6.9 m ($10.48 m).
Maradona reached the top of her professional career in Naples. In a short time, the fans became lovers and the team experienced the most successful period. Under the leadership of Maradona,Naples became the league champion in the 1986/87 and 1989/90 seasons. 1987/88 and 1988/89 season was second in the league. They also received Coppa Italia in 1987 (Coppa Italia in 1989), UEFA Cup in 1989 and Superppa Italia in 1990. In 1987/88, Maradona became a scorer in Serie A.
Maradona’s personal problems have increased during her time in Italy. He started using cocaina from stress and was fined $ 70,000 by the club for losing matches and tournaments.
Later, Maradona retired to the No. 10 form she wore to honor her success in Naples.
Maradona, who failed cocaine and drug tests, was banned from football for 15 months and left Naples in 1992. He chose Sevilla and played there for a year, although he was interested in clubs from Spain to Real Madrid and from France to Olympique de Marseille.He was transferred to Newell’s Old Boys in 1993. In 1995, he returned to Boca Juniors and played there for two years.With Maradona’s legend for Boca Juniors fans, the entrance to the La Bombonera stadium was written in the lines of Spanish Boca Es or religion, Maradona Es Dios, La Bombonera Es or Iglesia (dinim Boca, God Maradona, temple La Bombonera).
Maradona also played a preparation match against the Internazionale in the Tottenham Hotspur shirt before the 1986 FIFA World Cup. Tottenham won the match 2-1. Then he stopped wearing the No. 10 jersey in Argentina for Glenn Hoddle, who he played with.
National team career
Diego Maradona scored 34 goals in 91 appearances with Argentina’s national team. On February 27, 1977, when he was only 16, he went against Hungary. When he was 18, he played in the World Junior Championship and flashed in the Soviet Union match and won 3-1 in the final. On June 2, 1979, Maradona scored her first goal on the A national team in the 3-1 Scottish match in Hampden Park.In 1979 and 1986, he became the only player to achieve this by taking a gold ball in the FIFA World Cup under 20 and FIFA World Cup.
1982 FIFA World Cup
The first tournament Maradona played on the basis of the national team was the World Cup in 1982. The opening match in Barcelona was between Argentina and Belgium. 3. Argentina, falling to the group 1-0 defeated in his match with Belgium. Argentina, who defeated Hungary and El Salvador in the group’s other matches, rose to the second round. Group C matches Brazil and Italy, champion of that year. Italy won 2-1 in the Italian match, where Claudio Gentile played aggressively against Maradona.Maradona put on the form for the entire five games and scored two goals in Hungary, but in Brazil, 5 minutes before the match was finished, he was out of play with a red card. Argentina defeated 3-1 in that match, said goodbye to the cup.
1986 FIFA World Cup
Diego Maradona, 1986.
The Argentine national team, which Maradona was captain of, won the Cup in the 1986 FIFA World Cup final in Mexico, defeating West Germany. During the 1986 World Cup, Maradona was said to be the most dynamic player in the tournament. All the matches in the form wearing Maradona 5 scored 5 did assists. He made three assists against South Korea, his first opponent in the tournament. He scored his first goal in the tournament in Italy in the second match of the group he was in. the next two goals in the quarter-finals by throwing the team to the UK 2-1 contributed to win. There were still feelings left in the back of the game from the Falkland War. Maradona scored the first goal in the match, known as “the hand of God.” Maradona said about this goal, “a small goal with the head of Maradona and the hand of God.” On August 22, 2005, Maradona admitted that she deliberately threw a goal on a television show and did not hit the ball. This goal was recognized as an international fiasco in the history of the World Cup.
Maradona scored his second goal only four minutes later. This goal was chosen by FIFA as the best goal in the history of the FIFA World Cup. Maradona, who took the ball on his own half, scored the goal by turning the ball around and touching it 11 times, passing six English players (Peter Beardsley, Steve Hodge, Peter Reid, Terry Butcher, Terry Fenwick and Peter Shilton). This was the “goal of the century” in the online survey conducted by FIFA in 2002.
In the semi-finals, Belgium scored two more goals. Despite the double markage of the West Germany defenses in the final, Jorge Burruchaga scored a goal and contributed to his team’s winning goal. Argentina beat 3-2, there were 115,000 spectators at Azteca Stadium.
Throughout the tournament, Maradona drove 90 times, three times more than any Argentine player. In addition, he has been exposed to the Faulk 53 times, giving his team twice as many free kicks as other players.Maradona, during the tournament, 10 of Argentina’s 14 goals came from him, or took place with his own assistant.
At the end of the tournament, he won the Golden Ball award by winning the best player of the tournament the statue was erected at the entrance of Azteca Stadium.
1990 FIFA World Cup
Argentina, under the leadership of Maradona, was a finalist in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. His ankle injury affected his performance. He was third in Argentina and almost eliminated. Argentina defeated Brazil in the last 16, Maradona’s attack, Claudio Caniggia scored a goal.
In the quarter-finals, Argentina won the match with penalty shots at the end of the match ending 0-0 in 120 minutes with Yugoslavia. Maradona missed the penalty by pulling a weak shot to the right in the match. At the end of 1-1 with Italy in the semi-finals, the match was drawn and went to the penalty. Maradona scored the penalty this time. Argentina defeated 1-0 in the final match against West Germany, and the match’s only goal came from Andreas Brehme, who transformed the controversial penalty from Rudi Voller’s fault to the goal.
FIFA World Cup 1994
He played only two games in the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He scored a goal in Greece. After the match, he was sent home to Maradona, who failed in the doping test. In his autobiography, Maradona argued that the cause of doping was a power drink called rip fuel, given by his coach. His coach said he gave him a different chemical without realizing it. Argentina was eliminated in the second round that year.
That doping test was the end of Maradona’s national football career. Maradona played on the national team since the age of 17 recorded 34 goals in 91 games.