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Diego Maradona: a legendary career in pictures

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Diego Armando Maradona was born on 30 October 1960, in the province of Lanús, Argentina.

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En 1969, Maradona (left) joined the club "Cebollitas", part of the Argentinos Juniors youth set-up.

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His first professional club was Argentinos. A young Maradona played there from 1976 to 1981.

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His first professional club was Argentinos. A young Maradona played there from 1976 to 1981.

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Maradona had two spells at Boca Juniors: from 1981 to 1982 and from 1995 to 1997, the year of his retirement.

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Maradona had two spells at Boca Juniors: from 1981 to 1982 and from 1995 to 1997, the year of his retirement.

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Maradona had two spells at Boca Juniors: from 1981 to 1982 and from 1995 to 1997, the year of his retirement.

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Maradona had two spells at Boca Juniors: from 1981 to 1982 and from 1995 to 1997, the year of his retirement.

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In 1982, he made the move to Europe. His first club on the continent was Barcelona, where he remained until 1984.

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In 1982, he made the move to Europe. His first club on the continent was Barcelona, where he remained until 1984.

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In his time at Barcelona, Maradona won a Copa del Rey, a Spanish league title and a Spanish Super Cup.

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In his time at Barcelona, Maradona won a Copa del Rey, a Spanish league title and a Spanish Super Cup.

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On 24 September 1983, he suffered a brutal foul by Athletic Bilbao's Andoni Goikoetxea, breaking his ankle in the challenge. Goikoetxea was banned for 10 games over the incident.

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Napoli were Maradona's second European club. He spent seven years there, from 1984 to 1991.

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In 1989, Napoli saw off VfB Stuttgart to win the UEFA Cup, Maradona netting a penalty in the first leg of a final that ended 5-4 on aggregate to the Italians.

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In 1989, Napoli saw off VfB Stuttgart to win the UEFA Cup, Maradona netting a penalty in the first leg of a final that ended 5-4 on aggregate to the Italians.

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Maradona captains Napoli in a behind-closed-doors European Cup match against Real Madrid in September 1987.

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Real Madrid's Chendo looks to block Maradona's path to goal.

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Maradona and Napoli take on Spartak Moscow in the European Cup in 1991.

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During his time at Napoli, Maradona won two Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia, one UEFA Cup and one Italian Super Cup.

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Maradona in action against South Korea at the 1986 World Cup.

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Argentina faced England in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup - a game that saw Maradona infamously open the scoring with his hand, later dubbing his goal the 'Hand of God'. In the same game, he also scored an individual goal considered one of the greatest of all time, as the Argentines won 2-1.

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On 29 June 1986, Argentina beat West Germany 3-2 in the final to lift their second World Cup, captain Maradona setting up Jorge Burruchaga to score a late winner.

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On 29 June 1986, Argentina beat West Germany 3-2 in the final to lift their second World Cup, captain Maradona setting up Jorge Burruchaga to score a late winner.

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Maradona's third and final European club was LaLiga outfit Sevilla, where he spent a single season after arriving in 1992.

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Maradona's third and final European club was LaLiga outfit Sevilla, where he spent a single season after arriving in 1992.

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After leaving Sevilla, Maradona had a short stint at Newell's Old Boys back in Argentina, from 1993 to 1994.

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