you don’t have to be full Italian to say you are proud of your Italian heritage. Diego had two daughters with his former wife Claudia Villafañe; a son, footballer Diego Sinagra, with Italian-born Cristiana Sinagra; and a son with his former partner Veronica Ojeda. We were sure he was having us on because, although he had the physique of a child, he played like an adult. ", "Diego was capable of things no one else could match. O Mama Mama has all the qualities of a cracking football chant: it is catchy, cheery and funny. " After the defeat to Germany, Maradona admitted that he was reconsidering his future as Argentina's coach, stating, "I may leave tomorrow. , Maradona in his 2000 autobiography Yo Soy El Diego linked the "Hand of God" goal against England at the 1986 World Cup to the Falklands War: "Although we had said before the game that football had nothing to do with the Malvinas [Falklands] War, we knew they had killed a lot of Argentine boys there, killed them like little birds. He was in Dubai at the time, and desperately tried to fly back in time to see her, but was too late. The Catalan crowd was eager to see their new world-record signing Maradona in action, but he did not perform to expectations, as Argentina, the defending champions, lost 1–0. " Maradona participated and danced at the electoral campaign rally during the 2018 presidential elections in Venezuela.  This manoeuvre led to several assists, such as the cross for Ramón Díaz's header against Switzerland in 1980. An ankle injury affected his overall performance, and he was much less dominant than four years earlier. 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, voted "Goal of the Century" by FIFA.com voters in 2002. Secondly, the scope of his celebrity was such that he absorbed all the pressures on behalf of his team-mates.  Despite having a bad record during the 2019–20 season, Gimnasia renewed Maradona's contract on 3 June 2020 through the 2020–21 season.  Later on in the commercial he wakes up realizing it was a nightmare after having too much of the drink.  He made his debut with Dorados on 17 September 2018 with a 4–1 victory over Cafetaleros de Tapachula. A rolling series of impromptu street parties and festivities broke out contagiously across the city in a round-the-clock carnival which ran for over a week. , Speaking thirty years later on the impact of Maradona's performances in 1979, FIFA President Sepp Blatter stated, "Everyone has an opinion on Diego Armando Maradona, and that’s been the case since his playing days.  Celebrities and other sports people outside football also paid tribute to Maradona. His surgeon said that Maradona would follow a liquid diet for three months in order to return to his normal weight. " A local newspaper stated that despite the lack of a "mayor, houses, schools, buses, employment and sanitation, none of this matters because we have Maradona".  After being transferred to a psychiatric clinic specializing in alcohol-related problems, Maradona was discharged on 7 May. Maradona did so in 1979 and 1986, which Messi emulated in 2005 and 2014. Maradona, who has died aged 60, was a child of the potreros. , On 27 November 2020, the Aditya School of Sports in Barasat, Kolkata, India named their cricket stadium after Maradona. , By 1982, Maradona had become one of the biggest sports stars in the world and had endorsements with many companies, including Puma and Coca-Cola, earning him an additional $1.5 million per year on top of his club salary. Diego Armando Maradona. That was the kind of influence he exercised on the team. After losing their opening game to Cameroon at the San Siro in Milan, Argentina were almost eliminated in the first round, only qualifying in third position from their group. On 22 June 2005, it was announced that Maradona would return to former club Boca Juniors as a sports vice-president in charge of managing the First Division roster (after a disappointing 2004–05 season, which coincided with Boca's centenary). In the 1986 World Cup quarter final, he scored both goals in a 2–1 victory over England that entered football history for two different reasons. Aussi, est considéré comme l'un des meilleurs joueurs de tous les temps. The Italian match is renowned for Maradona being aggressively man-marked by Claudio Gentile, as Italy beat Argentina at the Sarrià Stadium in Barcelona, 2–1.  He aggressively got up, stood inches from Sola's face and the two exchanged words. During his run past several England players in the previous round for the "Goal of the Century" he did not use his right foot once, despite spending the whole movement on the right-hand side of the pitch. Her confirmation name is … San Francisco’s Italian-American Community celebrates the Italian Heritage Festival & Parade, featuring Italian and Italian-American dignitaries, music, performances, floats, and representatives of Italian and Italian-American organizations and businesses. Powered by - Designed with the Hueman theme, https://www.geni.com/people/Matej-Karioli%C4%87/6000000025313772092.  The goal itself has been viewed as an embodiment of the Buenos Aires shanty town Maradona was brought up in and its concept of viveza criolla—"cunning of the criollos".  Having visited Chávez's tomb with Maradona, Maduro said, "Speaking with Diego was very emotional because comandante Chávez also loved him very much. Argentina beat West Germany 3–2 in front of 115,000 fans at the Azteca with Maradona lifting the World Cup as captain. Regarding his inconsistent training regimen, the film's director, Asif Kapadia, commented in 2020: "He had a metabolism. , Maradona's great-nephew Hernán López is also a professional footballer. ", Since 1986, it has been common for Argentines abroad to hear Maradona's name as a token of recognition, even in remote places.  In a 2014 FIFA poll, Maradona was voted the second-greatest number 10 of all-time, behind only Pelé, and later that year, was ranked second in The Guardian's list of the 100 greatest World Cup players of all-time, ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, once again behind Pelé. , On 30 November, after Boca Juniors opened the scoring against Newell's Old Boys at La Bombonera, the club's players paid an emotional tribute by laying a Maradona jersey in front of his private suite where his daughter Dalma was present.. "My Disease") was dedicated to him. What I mean is: one slept soundly the night before a game not just because you knew you were playing next to Diego and Diego did things no other player in the world could do, but also because unconsciously we knew that if it was the case that we lost then Maradona would shoulder more of the burden, would be blamed more, than the rest of us. Although he was known for his penchant for undertaking individual runs with the ball, he was also a strategist and an intelligent team player, with excellent spatial awareness, as well as being highly technical with the ball. There is absolutely no source for Maradona's Italian ancestry (that he probably doesn't have) other than internet articles based on nothing than his "Italian sounding surname". Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class Letter. He was a leader, taking his teams to the very top, but also many lows in his career. , On 1 September 2014, Maradona, along with many current and former footballing stars, took part in the "Match for Peace", which was played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, with the proceeds being donated entirely to charity. Being short, but strong, he could hold the ball long enough with a defender on his back to wait for a teammate making a run or to find a gap for a quick shot. Madonna Louise Ciccone (/ tʃ ɪ ˈ k oʊ n i /; Italian: [tʃikˈkoːne]; born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.Referred to as the "Queen of Pop", she is regarded as one of the most influential figures in popular culture.Madonna is noted for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting, and visual presentation.  In 2001, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) asked FIFA for authorization to retire the jersey number 10 for Maradona. Maradona was left off the Argentine squad for the 1978 World Cup on home soil by coach César Luis Menotti who felt he was too young at age 17. , In 2014 Maradona was accused of assaulting his girlfriend, Rocío Oliva, allegations which he denied.  Despite the distrustful relationship between Maradona and Boca Juniors manager, Silvio Marzolini, Boca had a successful season, winning the league title after securing a point against Racing Club. Maradona replied that he had no problem in wearing the Brazilian national squad jersey despite Argentina and Brazil having a tense rivalry in football, but that he would refuse to wear the shirt of River Plate, Boca Juniors' traditional rival. With an estimated 62% of Argentinians claiming some Italian heritage, street festivals are common. " On 15 July 2010, the AFA said that he would be offered a new four-year deal that would keep him in charge through to the summer of 2014 when Brazil staged the World Cup.  In August 2013, Maradona moved on to become mental coach at Argentine club Deportivo Riestra. On 26 June 1983, Barcelona won away to Real Madrid in one of the world's biggest club games, El Clásico, a match where Maradona scored and became the first Barcelona player to be applauded by arch-rival Real Madrid fans. He is considered one of the best players of all time. ", "Football's Greatest – Rivelino". At his worst, he can be as disgraceful as John McEnroe. He wrote, "To Fidel Castro and, through him, all the Cuban people. He was in charge of the team at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa before leaving at the end of the tournament. , Maradona has topped a number of fan polls, including a 2002 FIFA poll in which his second goal against England was chosen as the best goal ever scored in a World Cup; he also won the most votes in a poll to determine the All-Time Ultimate World Cup Team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, he was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. Robson, 2003, Jimmy Burns (2011). He entered to the pitch wearing the number 16 jersey, and became the youngest player in the history of the Argentine Primera División. , Diego Armando Maradona was born on 30 October 1960, at the Policlínico (Polyclinic) Evita Hospital in Lanús, Buenos Aires Province to a poor family that had moved from Corrientes Province; he was raised in Villa Fiorito, a shantytown on the southern outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. So, many Italians, rightist Croats who were allies of Italy in WWII, rightist Slovenes left abroad.  A number of publications have referred to Maradona as the Artful Dodger, the urchin pickpocket from Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist.  Boca Juniors' game was postponed in respect to Maradona.  In September 2006, Maradona, in his famous blue and white number 10, was the captain for Argentina in a three-day World Cup of Indoor Football tournament in Spain.  In 2000, Maradona published his autobiography Yo Soy El Diego ("I am The Diego"), which became a best-seller in Argentina. Diego’s first daughter is called Dalma (croatian name) in tribute to his Croatian maternal side of the family. , After the divorce, Claudia embarked on a career as a theatre producer, and Dalma sought an acting career; she previously had expressed her desire to attend the Actors Studio in Los Angeles.  He named Brazilian playmaker Rivellino and Manchester United winger George Best among his inspirations growing up. Naples has an enormous wealth of Maradona went on to be the leading Serie A goal scorer in this season, with 15 goals. Gilbertsson said: ↑ Yes, Italian community existed in Pula. 3zero5 New Member.  After defeating Mexico 3–1, however, Argentina was routed by Germany 4–0 in the quarter-finals to go out of the competition. When I interviewed him a few years ago, he told me he thought players such as Lionel Messi owed him a great deal because some of the tackles he had endured would never be allowed today. He changes himself a bit too, largely for the better. " His former club and international teammate, Franco Baresi, stated when he was asked who was his greatest opponent: "Maradona; when he was on form, there was almost no way of stopping him," while fellow former Italy defender Giuseppe Bergomi described Maradona as the greatest player of all time in 2018.  With the manner in which the goal was scored resulting in applause from opposition fans, only Ronaldinho (in November 2005) and Andrés Iniesta (in November 2015) have since been granted such an ovation as Barcelona players from Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabéu. He did it first by nefarious and then spellbindingly brilliant means. My most vivid recollection is of this incredibly gifted kid at the second FIFA U-20 World Cup in Japan in 1979. Log in to Reply. " In a 2009 article for CBC Sports, John Molinaro described the goal as "the greatest ever scored in the tournament – and, maybe, in soccer.  Throughout the tournament, Maradona asserted his dominance and was the most dynamic player of the competition. Lot 156. They reported that at that point, Maradona had paid only €42,000, two luxury watches and a set of earrings. Despite interest from Real Madrid and Marseille, he signed for Sevilla, where he stayed for one year. " In 2002, Russell Thomas of The Guardian described Maradona's second goal against England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals as "arguably the greatest individual goal ever. The previous season, Maradona had led Napoli to their historic first ever Serie A Italian Championship as well as the Coppa Italia. One day I hope we can play football together in heaven. Maradona, who has died aged 60, was a child of the potreros.  Maradona declared his opposition to what he identified as imperialism, particularly during the 2005 Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, Argentina. , Maradona captained the Argentine national team to victory in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, winning the final in Mexico City against West Germany.  Maradona set up a goal for Roberto Baggio during the first half of the match, with a chipped through-ball over the defence with the outside of his left foot. He also went on to say of Maradona's performance: "The brilliant Argentine artist single-handedly delivered his country its second World Cup." "Messi: The Inside Story of the Boy Who Became a Legend", Jimmy Burns. Mar 17, 2017 Club: Juventus FC #74 3zero5, Apr 1, 2017. In Maradona in Mexico, Maradona once again transforms a city, between 2018 and 2019. However, the show also included a cartoon villain with a clear physical resemblance to Pelé.  On 17 August 2015, Maradona visited Ali Bin Nasser, the Tunisian referee of the Argentina–England quarter-final match at the 1986 World Cup where Maradona scored his Hand of God, and paid tribute to him by giving him a signed Argentine jersey.  His style of taking free kicks influenced several other specialists, including Gianfranco Zola, Andrea Pirlo, and Lionel Messi. Maradona received his first football as a gift at age three and quickly became devoted to the game. , In 2004, he participated in a protest against the U.S.-led war in Iraq. " Thirty years later, Cabrera remembered Maradona's debut: "I was on the right side of the field and went to press him, but he didn't give me a chance.  In the final match of the group stage, Argentina won 2–0 against Greece to win the group and advance to a second round, meeting Mexico.  In addition to the minute of silence in Italy's Serie A an image of Maradona was projected on stadium screens in the 10th minute of play. 3zero5 New Member. This was discussed here before (2016), but the information remains there. FIFA expelled him from USA '94, and Argentina were subsequently eliminated in the round of 16 by Romania in Los Angeles. Jimmy Burns (2011) "Maradona: The Hand of God". José ended up crashing into the post, before Maradona slotted the ball into the net.  Former Milan manager Arrigo Sacchi also praised Maradona for his defensive work-rate off the ball in a 2010 interview with Il Corriere dello Sport..  Argentinos Juniors named its stadium after Maradona on 26 December 2003. " He added, "...I was fascinated by his journey, wherever he went there were moments of incredible brilliance and drama. One of his daughters was married to footballer Sergio Agüero, with whom she has a son.  Maradona scored or assisted 10 of Argentina's 14 goals (71%), including the assist for the winning goal in the final, ensuring that he would be remembered as one of the greatest names in football history. Italian Magali Gil said she will never stop until she knows the truth which could leave her with a chunk of Diego Maradona's £37million fortune.  The following season, the team's prolific attacking trio, formed by Maradona, Bruno Giordano, and Careca, was later dubbed the "Ma-Gi-Ca" (magical) front-line. I'm from The Netherlands and even I have also some degree of Italian descent (and my last name is Carli). On 15 August 2005, Maradona made his debut as host of a talk-variety show on Argentine television, La Noche del 10 ("The Night of the no. The things I could do with a football, he could do with an orange.  Goldblatt wrote, "The celebrations were tumultuous. p. 193. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2009, Luca Caioli (2013).  Some critics view his controversial "Hand of God" goal at the 1986 World Cup as a clever manoeuvre, with one of the opposition players, Glenn Hoddle, admitting that Maradona had disguised it by flicking his head at the same time as palming the ball. In 2003, Maradona was employed by the Libyan footballer Al-Saadi Gaddafi, the third son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, as a "technical consultant", while Al-Saadi was playing for the Italian club, Perugia, which was playing in Serie A at the time.. In those moments, he went from star player to legend. His mother, Dalma Salvadora Maradona (nee Franco) was of southern Italian heritage and his father, Diego Sr, was indigenous Guarani. He’s not possibly Croatian. I remember our early training sessions with him: the rest of the team were so amazed that they just stood and watched him. He has two younger brothers, Hugo (el Turco) and Raúl (Lalo), both of whom were also professional football players. Diego Armando Maradona, star of the international football, left a difficult inheritance to calculate, between properties and goods in an important part of the world, afterwards of his death the past 25 November.But further of the incalculable heritage, is the one who will inherit it. His father Diego Maradona "Chitoro" (1927–2015) was of Guaraní descent, and his mother Dalma Salvadora Franco, "Doña Tota" (1930–2011), was of Italian descent.. He made the nutmeg and when I turned around, he was far away from me". I also am dominantly Italian and I say I’m proud of it.  He arrived in Brest and was presented by the club to start his duties in July. He was treated for hepatitis and effects of alcohol abuse and was released on 11 April, but readmitted two days later. Learn how your comment data is processed. He would literally say, 'This is the way I’m going to train you, read this book.' The American newspaper Houston Chronicle wrote of Maradona: To understand the gargantuan shadow Maradona casts over his football-mad homeland, one has to conjure up the athleticism of Michael Jordan, the power of Babe Ruth – and the human fallibility of Mike Tyson.  His physical strengths were illustrated by his two goals against Belgium in the 1986 World Cup. However, experts estimate that Maradona… Tax & Heritage (UK) Corporate Collections; Museums & Institutions; Sell; Create Account; Log In; Search . He would look so incredibly out of shape, but then he’d train like crazy and sweat it off by the time matchday came along.  Figures in the sport from every continent around the world also paid tribute to him. "Great Sporting Scandals". But isn't Maradona also a possible Italian last name as well? “Everyday the Neapolitans’ love for my brother shows itself more and more,” he told the Italian media.  Napoli's former president – Corrado Ferlaino – commented on Maradona's leadership qualities during his time with the club in 2008, describing him as "a coach on the pitch.  Nevertheless, Maradona expressed his will to be transferred to Boca Juniors, the team he always wanted to play for. To his fans, his impudent virtuosity on the field was a way of thumbing his nose at authority and privilege. , Maradona was directly involved in a violent and chaotic fight at the 1984 Copa del Rey Final at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid against Athletic Bilbao. The rules changed as a direct result of some of the injuries Maradona received.   In the following days, there were constant rumours about his health, including three false claims of his death within a month. The beauty of Diego's game has a hereditary element – his natural ease with the ball – but it also owes a lot to his ability to learn: a lot of those brushstrokes, those strokes of 'genius', are in fact a product of his hard work. p. 2. This October, mark Italian-American Heritage Month by recognizing the contributions and achievements of Italian-Americans.  In his autobiography, El Diego, he dedicated the book to various people, including Castro. 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Type 964 'Works Turbo Look' Cabriolet . , In a 2019 documentary film on his life, Diego Maradona, Maradona confessed that his weekly regime consisted of "playing a game on Sunday, going out until Wednesday, then hitting the gym on Thursday." Maradona played in four FIFA World Cups, including the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, where he captained Argentina and led them to victory over West Germany in the final, and won the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player. With two matches remaining in the qualification tournament for the 2010 World Cup, Argentina was in fifth place and faced the possibility of failing to qualify, but victory in the last two matches secured qualification for the finals. Delivered new to the late Diego Armando Maradona. With Maradona fostering a close relationship with the players, Boca won the 2005 Apertura, the 2006 Clausura, the 2005 Copa Sudamericana, and the 2005 Recopa Sudamericana.  The friendly match scheduled to take place at home to the Czech Republic on 15 December, during the period of the ban, was cancelled. Maradona made 694 appearances and scored 354 goals for club and country combined, with a goalscoring average of 0.51. , A controversial figure in the sport, while he earned critical acclaim from players, pundits, and managers over his playing style, he also drew criticism in the media for his temper and confrontational behaviour, both on and off the pitch.  He was also a dangerous free kick and penalty kick taker, who was renowned for his ability to bend the ball from corners and direct set pieces. A few minutes after debuting, Maradona kicked the ball through Juan Domingo Cabrera's legs, making a nutmeg that would become legendary.  The Bilbao squad surrounded Maradona to exact some retribution, with Goikoetxea connecting with a high kick to his chest, before the rest of the Barcelona squad joined in to help Maradona. Diego Junior met Maradona for the first time in May 2003 after tricking his way onto a golf course in Italy where Maradona was playing. The heritage of the Argentine soccer star is incalculable, but includes real estate, investments, luxury cars and the listed rights to his image. According to several press sources, his major challengers included; Diego Simeone, Carlos Bianchi, Miguel Ángel Russo, and Sergio Batista. Gilbertsson Member+. , During the divorce proceedings, Maradona admitted that he was the father of Diego Sinagra (born in Naples on 20 September 1986). With two goals in the space of four minutes, he allowed them to dare to dream that they, like him, could be the best in the world. , On 20 October 1976, Maradona made his professional debut for Argentinos Juniors, 10 days before his 16th birthday, vs. Talleres de Córdoba.  In January 2019, Maradona underwent surgery after a hernia caused internal bleeding in his stomach. , —Bryon Butler's BBC Radio commentary on Maradona's second goal against England, Maradona's second goal, just four minutes after the hotly disputed hand-goal, was later voted by FIFA as the greatest goal in the history of the World Cup. Previous Lot All lots Next Lot This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information. It is a symbol, even today there are those who choose that number for him.".  In April 2013, Maradona visited the tomb of Hugo Chávez and urged Venezuelans to elect the late leader's designated successor, Nicolás Maduro, to continue the socialist leader's legacy; "Continue the struggle," Maradona said on television. He showed leadership qualities on the field and captained Argentina in their World Cup campaigns of 1986, 1990, and 1994.  This goal was voted "Goal of the Century" in a 2002 online poll conducted by FIFA. He played every minute of every Argentina game, scoring five goals and making five assists, three of those in the opening match against South Korea at the Olímpico Universitario Stadium in Mexico City. After winning his first three matches as the coach of the national team, he oversaw a 6–1 defeat to Bolivia, equalling the team's worst ever margin of defeat. The world was turned upside down.  Led by Maradona, Napoli won their first ever Serie A Italian Championship in 1986–87.  However, two days later, Maradona rejoined the club as manager saying that "we finally achieved political unity in the club". The Maradona family is of Italian heritage. He was obese from the end of his playing career until undergoing gastric bypass surgery in a clinic in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on 6 March 2005. Maradona il più forte di sempre, ma a Van Basten è stato ancora più difficile prendere la palla", "Ibrahimovic: Maradona's off-field antics don't matter", "Pelè è più forte di Maradona, Zidane 3°, Baggio 9°: i migliori 10 secondo la Fifa", "The World Cup's top 100 footballers: by nationality, goals scored and votes", “Ranked! " He became friends with Cuban leader Fidel Castro while receiving treatment on the island, with Castro stating, "Diego is a great friend and very noble, too. But for those who lived in the shantytowns outside Buenos Aires, where he grew up, Maradona was a working-class hero. In the Argentine film El hijo de la novia ("Son of the Bride"), somebody who impersonates a Catholic priest says to a bar patron, "They idolized him and then crucified him." A precocious talent, Maradona was given the nickname "El Pibe de Oro" ("The Golden Boy"), a name that stuck with him throughout his career. The only named origin in this bio that is not proven is native american, Here is all his maternal blod line https://www.geni.com/people/Matej-Karioli%C4%87/6000000025313772092.  At age eight, Maradona was spotted by a talent scout while he was playing in his neighbourhood club Estrella Roja. ", Argentine senator wants Maradona picture on country’s banknotes, Diego Maradona: Argentina football legend dies aged 60, Diego Maradona was addicted alcohol and marijuana cause of death, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Diego_Maradona&oldid=1014197156, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only, Argentine Sports Writers' Sportsman of the Century: 1999, Greatest Footballers in World Cup History: No. Diego was the son of Diego “Chitoro” Maradona and Dalma Salvadora Franco Cariolichi, “Doña Tota.” The surname Maradona is often of Galician origin, from Mar da Dona (Spanish, Mar de la Virgen), meaning “Sea of the Virgin.” The surname can also be Italian. Maradona departed this role in 2017 to become the head coach of Fujairah, in the UAE second division, before leaving at the end of the season upon failure to secure promotion at the club.  On 4 December 2020, nine days after Maradona's death, Napoli's home stadium was renamed Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.  Maradona then headbutted Sola, elbowed another Bilbao player in the face and kneed another player in the head, knocking him out cold. Diego’s paternal grandmother was the daughter of Santiago Maradona.  His failed drug test at the 1994 World Cup signalled the end of his international career, which lasted 17 years and yielded 34 goals from 91 games, including one winner's medal and one runners-up medal in the World Cup. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. When we discovered he'd been telling us the truth, we decided to devote ourselves purely to him.  The majesty of his second goal and the notoriety of his first led to the French newspaper L'Équipe describing Maradona as "half-angel, half-devil". o Parking gratuit à l’intérieur du site " By December 2008, however, Maradona had adopted a more pro-U.S. attitude and expressed admiration for Bush's successor, then-President-elect Barack Obama, for whom he had great expectations. var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_b42b6d"); " Maradona got into frequent disputes with FC Barcelona executives, particularly club president Josep Lluís Núñez, culminating with a demand to be transferred out of Camp Nou in 1984. ", "Sacchi: "Maradona il più grande Il Milan voleva prenderlo, "Does Diego still have the touch of a leader? Sell your ceiling then, amigo, do something!  The AFA announced that the 2020 Copa de la Liga Profesional, which is the debut season of Copa de la Liga Profesional, would be renamed Copa Diego Armando Maradona.