Maradona, Diego Armando

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Maradona, Diego Armando (1960– ) Argentine footballer. A gifted striker, in 1984 he transferred to Napoli for $8.2 million, helping the Italian team win two Serie A titles (1987, 1990), the Italian Cup (1990), and the UEFA Cup (1989). Maradonna was captain of Argentina's World Cup-winning team of 1986, infamously scoring a goal with his hand in the quarter-final against England. He won more than 80 caps for Argentina, leading them in two more World Cups (1990, 1994). He was banned during the 1994 World Cup after testing positive for ephedrine.