2020-11-25

Flickr/Doha Stadium Plus Qatar
  • Faith: Christian - Catholic
  • Career: Athlete
  • Birthday:  October 30, 1960
  • Accomplishments:  FIFA World Cup
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Having returned to his Catholic faith, Maradona donated a signed Argentina jersey to Pope Francis, and it is kept in one of the Vatican Museums.

Diego Armando Maradona Franco was an Argentine professional footballer and football manager. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time, and by many as the greatest ever. He was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. Maradona's vision, passing, ball control and dribbling skills were combined with his small stature (1.65 m or 5 ft 5 in), which gave him a low centre of gravity allowing him to manoeuvre better than most other football players; he would often dribble past multiple opposing players on a run. His presence and leadership on the field had a great effect on his team's general performance, while he would often be singled out by the opposition. In addition to his creative abilities, he also possessed an eye for goal and was known to be a free-kick specialist. A precocious talent, Maradona was given the nickname "El Pibe de Oro" ("The Golden Boy"), a name that stuck with him throughout his career.


Back to the Celebrity Faith Database

The Celeb-O-Matic knows! Find out which celebrity your beliefs match up to.

take the quiz now ›