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Diego Armando Maradona
Diego Armando Maradona (30 October 1960 – 25 November 2020) was an Argentine professional football player and manager.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, he was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award.
His presence and leadership on the field had a great effect on his team's general performance.
He possessed an eye for goal and was known to be a free-kick specialist.
Maradona was the first player in football history to set the world record transfer fee twice.
The first goal was an unpenalized handling foul known as the "Hand of God", while the second goal followed a 60 m (66 yd) dribble past five England players.
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Maradona captained the Argentine national team to victory in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
Maradona and his compatriot Lionel Messi are the only players to win the Golden Ball at both the FIFA U-20 World Cup and FIFA World Cup.
In May 2018, Maradona was announced as the new chairman of Belarusian club Dynamo Brest.
From September 2018 to June 2019, Maradona was coach of Mexican club Dorados.
He was the coach of Argentine Primera División club Gimnasia de La Plata from 2019 until his death in 2020.
On 25 November 2020, at the age of 60, Maradona died of a heart attack at his home in Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina.