Diego Maradona Net Worth
Diego Maradona Net Worth: Diego Maradona is an Argentine football coach, manager, and former player who has a net worth of $100 thousand. Maradona's net worth is currently at the mercy of Italian tax authorities who in February of 2013 ordered the retired soccer star to pay more than $50 million in back taxes. Maradona has vowed to fight the charges but in the meantime has had several pieces of valuable jewelry, automobiles and real estate confiscated by Italian justice system. Diego Maradona was born Diego Armando Maradona on July 18, 1960, in Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is often said to be the Babe Ruth of Argentinian soccer. Throughout his professional club career, he could be seen on the football pitch playing for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell's Old Boys. His most famous tenures on a club level include his play in Napoli where he won numerous accolades, as well as his performance in Argentina, where he earned 91 caps, scored 34 goals and enjoyed international fame. Furthermore, Maradona is the only football player to set world-record contract twice, first when he was transferred to Barcelona for a then world record £5m, and second, when he got transferred to Napoli for another record fee of £6.9m. Having played in four FIFA World Cup tournaments, he captained Argentina in the 1986's tournament and led them to their victory over West Germany in the final, winning the Golden Ball award as the tournament's best player. In addition to his achievements on the pitch, Maradona's career also included plenty of controversy. In 1991, he was suspended for 15 months after testing positive for cocaine, and then he got another suspension three years later as he failed another drug test this time for ephedrine. However, he never ceased to excel in his favorite sport, becoming the head coach of the Argentina national team in November of 2008. Meanwhile, he appeared on the small screen as well in his own TV show in Argentina titled La Noche del Diez, or The Night of the Number Ten. This unprecedented footballer became joint FIFA Player of the 20th Century with Pele.