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Diego Maradona


1961 Born October 30, in Buenos Aires
1970 Joins Los Cebollitas youth team
1976 Turns pro, joins Argentinos Juniors
1978 Becomes youngest player ever on Argentine national team
1980 Signs with Barcelona of the Spanish League
1982 Is ejected for foul during 1982 World Cup game against Brazil
1984 Barcelona sells contract to Napoli of the Italian League
1986 Scores infamous "hand of God" goal in World Cup game against England
1989 Marries Claudia Villafane
1991 Earns 15-month suspension after testing positive for cocaine
1992 Plays for Seville in Spanish League
1993 Returns to Argentina, joins Newell's Old Boys
1994 Tests positive for ephedrine and is ejected from World Cup play
1995 Plays final season for Boca Juniors
1997 Announces retirement from professional soccer
2000 Autobiography Yo Soy El Diego becomes bestseller; relocates to Cuba for two-year period

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