Diego Armando Maradona was born 30 October , 1960 is a former Argentine football player and is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. During his professional club career, Maradona played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Seville and Newell Old Boys, setting world-record contract fees.
He played in four World Cup tournaments, including the 1986 tournament where he was captain of Argentina and led them to victory over West Germany in the finals, and won the Golden Ball award as the tournament's best player. In the tournament's quarterfinal round, he scored both goals in a 2-1 victory over England, which entered football history, but for two different reasons.
Maradona was predominantly left-footed, often using his left foot, even when the ball was placed more appropriate for a right-footed connection. His first goal against Belgium in 1986 World Cup semi-final is a decent indicator of how he had driven on the inside right channel to receive a pass, but let the ball go over to his left foot, requiring more technical skills. During his run past several England players in the last round of "Goal of the Century". Maradona says he has no problem wearing the Brazilian national team jersey, but that he would refuse to wear the shirt of the River Plate, Boca Juniors' traditional rival.