Great Maradona: football player and coach (14 photos)

One of the main favorites of the World Cup 2010 in South Africa has been under the leadership of the national team of Argentina football legend - Diego Armando Maradona. The national team has come to the quarter finals quite easily under the emotional cries of his famous coach. However, in the match against Germany, Argentina was broken "German car" - the defeat 4: 0, and Diego and his team leave home.

Diego Maradona - talented but controversial icon of the world of football in Argentina. The former football star now holds the post of head coach of the Argentina national team. (Manny Millan / Sports Illustrated)

As a player, Maradona has received numerous awards, including the prize of "player of the century" by the FIFA, but more often he is remembered for one of the most famous strikes in the history of the World Championships. In a match of the 1986 World Cup against England, Maradona scored his hand. Since then, he was nicknamed the "hand of God", as the referee did not record violations and the team won 2-1. (Popperfoto / Getty Images)

Despite his longtime talent, Maradona suffered obesity and cocaine addiction since both retired from football in 1997. After several incidents, including a heart attack in 2004, Maradona was able to solve their problems. Through the course of rehabilitation and gastric bypass, after which he was noticeably thinner, Maradona was able to find a second wind in his career and personal life. (David Cannon / Allsport / Getty Images)


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