Every trophy that Diego Maradona won for club and country

3

The greatest player to ever play football, Diego Maradona, may have passed away but his legacy will live on forever.

The legendary Argentine was a talismanic figure for both club and county during his career and was often the outstanding player who would stand up in the connecting moments and count. Maradona’s trophy cabinets may not be the biggest in terms of volume, but few – if any – can say that they had an equal impact in all competitions played around the world.

Here, 90 min pays homage to his genius by remembering every trophy he ever held.

Diego Maradona celebrates with his teammates / Getty Images / Getty Images

Diego Maradona won his first major trophy in 1979 when he helped Argentina lift the World Cup under 20 for the first time.

He scored six goals throughout the tournament in Japan and scored the third and final goal in the final when Argentina defeated the Soviet Union 3-1 in the final.

Ramon Diaz was awarded the Gold Shoe for being the best goal scorer, but it was Maradona who received the Gold Ball for being the best player.

Maradona is lifted into the air by Boca Junior fans / AFP / Getty Images

Maradona spent five years at Argentinos Juniors, his boys’ club, from 1976 to 1981 before moving to Boca Juniors for £ 3 million.

The young star loved the Boca faithful by scoring in his first Superclasico against rivals River Plate at La Bombonera. Azul y Oro won 3-0 during the day, which started Maradona’s special relationship with the club he supported as a boy.

Boca ended the campaign one point above Ferro Carril Oeste to lift the Metropolitano title in 1981 in what was Maradona’s only trophy in his home country.

Maradona won the Copa del Rey during his first season in Spain / Alessandro Sabattini / Getty Images

After the 1982 World Cup, Barcelona clung out to a then world record fee of £ 5 million to take Maradona to the Camp Nou.

The Argentine’s time at Barca was mixed with success, injury and controversy, but he helped La Blaugrana to a Copa del Rey title in his first season.

Real Madrid was defeated 2-1 in the final thanks to an attack from Marcos Alonso Peña in the last minute.

Maradona won a domestic double during his first season in Barcelona / JOEL ROBINE / Getty Images

Maradona completed a domestic double during his first season in Spain when he helped Barcelona to the Spanish League Cup during the 1982/83 campaign.

The Spanish League Cup was held between 1983 and 1986, and Barcelona was the most successful side and won two titles during the start. Real Valladolid and Real Madrid with one title were the other winners, and Maradona was part of the 1983 winning side.

Maradona won the Spanish Super Cup with Barcelona 1983 / VI-Images / Getty Images

During his second season in Barcelona, ​​Maradona won the Spanish Super Cup.

César Luis Menotti’s Barca team defeated Athletic Club 3-2 over a two-legged deal, despite losing the first match 1-0 at Camp Nou.

Diego Maradona took “God’s hand” to hold Argentina to the 1986 World Cup crown / El Grafico / Getty Images

The crazy highlight of Diego Maradona’s career was undoubtedly pushing Argentina to a 1986 World Cup victory.

He scored the infamous “Hand of God” goal against England in the quarter-finals before scoring the biggest goal of all time – weaving through England’s midfield and defense with ridiculous ease.

Argentina defeated West Germany 3-2 in the final and Maradona was awarded the Gold Ball for being the tournament’s best player. It made him a national icon and confirmed his status as a global superstar.

Diego Maradona became a hero in Naples after kicking them to two Serie A titles / Etsuo Hara / Getty Images

In 1984, Maradona surprisingly arrived in Naples after a transfer of 6.9 million pounds from Barcelona, ​​which set another world record at that time.

He was named Napoli captain in 1986/87 and kicked the club to its first ever Serie A title, with ten league goals in the process. In doing so, he established himself as an icon of Naples, giving hope, unity, and unbridled joy to a city and region that had been neglected for so long.

After lifting the World Cup a year earlier, Maradona had cemented himself as football’s global superstar.

Napoli won the domestic double 1986/87 / Etsuo Hara / Getty Images

Napoli’s incredible 1986/87 season ended with the Coppa Italia victory, meaning they completed the domestic double.

Maradona’s finished the tournament as the second best scorer with seven goals in his name, and Gli Azzurri ran out comfortable winners by beating Atalanta 4-0 in the final over the two distances.

Diego Maradona with the 1989 UEFA Cup / Alessandro Sabattini / Getty Images

As if Maradona’s deity-like status in Naples had not already been cemented, he made double sure after leading the club to continental glory two years later.

With Maradona as captain, Napoli defeated German Stuttgart in a two-legged final with high points. A decisive penalty in the first round helped them get on the road, culminating in a 5-4 triumph.

Maradona plays for Napoli 1990 / Alessandro Sabattini / Getty Images

Following domestic and European successes with Napoli in previous seasons, Maradona won his second Scudetto in four years during the 1989/90 campaign.

He finished with 16 league goals that year, three behind AC Milan’s Marco van Basten in the race for the Golden Boot, but it faded to insignificance given the club’s recent performance.

Maradona played for Napoli 1990/91 / Alessandro Sabattini / Getty Images

The last trophy in Maradona’s brilliant career was the Italian Super Cup 1990/91.

After winning Serie A the season before, Napoli met Juventus in the Super Cup and won 5-1 during the day. Maradona was again the team captain and although he could not contribute a goal that day, his presence was undoubtedly a factor in their success.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More