Maradona was short but an intrepid midfielder who carved his name in the history of football by leading Argentina to triumph in the FIFA world cup. Although, his problems like drug abuse, illegitimate children, and warfare over money took the limelight off his accomplishments.
Wax and Wanes in Personal Life
In 1984, Maradona got hitched with his steady fiancée Claudia Villafane. She was the love of his life. Together they started a family and were graced with two beautiful daughters. Dalma Nerea, the elder daughter was 2 years older to Gianinna Dinorah.
Nevertheless, things were not going hunky-dory for this beautiful couple. Due to the many differences, they decided to part ways and got divorced in 2004.
Maradona was banned twice for 15 months, in 1991 and 1994 due to drugs. He was tested positive for cocaine and ephedrine in the respective years.
His illness has been a subject of concern. In recent events, Maradona was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed in a match between Argentina and Nigeria.
With two mesmerizing goals in the 1986 world cup, Maradona led Argentina to conquest. He won the FIFA Player of the century award in the year 2000. In addition, he has been awarded the Konex award, The Golden Ball, Italian League Crown to name a few. He was also the first player to set the world record transfer fee twice.
House Turned Museum
The legendary player’s old house has been turned into a museum. Football fans are perplexed by the interiors in the house as it only had one small wooden bed for Maradona to sleep. They respect him more for the struggle he has endured in his past. He sure has come a long way.
Currently, he reportedly lives with his family in a two-story house in Lanus, Buenos Aires, in a dwelling that is said to cost about 26 million.
All Gained is Lost
The net worth of Maradona is worth $100,000 (around £75,000). He is also in a possession of two luxury cars. Sports car Porsche and Benz SLC 500 are his prized possessions.
In spite of earning a plethora of money by playing and then managing in the past, Maradona is left with a very small amount in his hands. The Italian government has seized approximately £38 million accusing him of not paying taxes.
Beating all odds, Maradona has achieved success due to his remarkable skillfulness and accomplishment in the game of football.