Diego Maradona

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Diego Maradona : biography

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"I believe in Chávez, I am Chavista. Everything Fidel does, everything Chávez does, for me is the best."

He has declared his opposition to what he identifies as imperialism, notably during the 2005 Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, Argentina. There he protested George W. Bush’s presence in Argentina, wearing a T-shirt labeled "STOP BUSH" (with the "s" in "Bush" being replaced with a swastika) and referring to Bush as "human garbage".

In August 2007, Maradona went further, making an appearance on Chávez’s weekly television show and saying: "I hate everything that comes from the United States. I hate it with all my strength."

In December 2007, Maradona presented a signed shirt with a message of support to the people of Iran: it is to be displayed in the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ museum.

Financial problems

In March 2009 Italian officials announced that Maradona still owed the Italian government €37 million in taxes; €23.5 million of which was accrued interest on his original debt. They reported that thus far, Maradona has paid only €42,000, two luxury watches and a set of earrings. BBC News, 19 September 2009. wsn.com (28 March 2009).

Statistics

. expertfootball.com

Season Club League League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1976 Argentinos Juniors Primera División 11 2 11 2
1977 49 19 49 19
1978 35 25 35 25
1979 27 26 27 26
1980 45 43 45 43
1981 Boca Juniors 40 28 40 28
1982–83 Barcelona La Liga 20 11 5 3 4 5 6 4 35 23
1983–84 16 11 4 1 3 3 23 15
1984–85 Napoli Serie A 30 14 6 3 36 17
1985–86 29 11 2 2 31 13
1986–87 29 10 10 7 2 0 41 17
1987–88 28 15 9 6 2 0 39 21
1988–89 26 9 12 7 12 3 50 19
1989–90 28 16 3 2 5 0 36 18
1990–91 18 6 3 2 4 2 1 0 26 10
1992–93 Sevilla La Liga 26 5 3 3 29 8
1993–94 Newell’s Old Boys Primera División 5 0 5 0
1995–96 Boca Juniors 24 5 24 5
1996–97 1 0 1 0 2 0
1997–98 5 2 5 2
Total Argentina 242 150 1 0 243 150
Spain 62 27 12 7 7 8 6 4 87 46
Italy 188 81 45 29 25 5 1 0 259 115
Career total 492 258 57 36 33 13 7 4 589 311