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Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona, Football (Argentina)

While he’s also known for being very outspoken and charismatic, Diego Maradona above all is known for be one of the very best ever to step onto a football pitch. The Argentinian was a classic No. 10 target striker with strong legs and a low center of gravity that helped him battle through traffic and withstand physical pressure while running with the ball. Maradona’s professional career spanned from 1976 to 1997 and in which he played in 491 club games and scored 259 career goals. He had 22 goals in 36 games for Barcelona in Spain and 81 goals in 188 games with Napoli. But Maradona stepped up even more on the international stage. In 91 games with the Argentinian National Team, Maradona scored 34 goals. In 1986 Maradona was awards the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball as he led his country to the World Cup championship. She also has the most assists that year and was given the Silver Shoe. He was a 1985 Serie A Footballer of the Year and in 2000 was named the co-FIFA Player of the Century along with Pele.

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