The greatest player to ever play football, Diego Maradona may have passed away but his legacy will live on forever.
The legendary Argentine was a talismanic figure for both club and county throughout his career and was often the standout player who stood up and was counted in clutch moments. Maradona’s trophy cabinet may not be the largest in terms of volume, but few – if any – can say he had as much influence in any competition played around the world.
Here, 90 minutes Everyone pays tribute to his genius by remembering the trophies he once lifted.
Diego Maradona celebrates with his teammates / Getty Images / Getty Images
Diego Maradona won his first major trophy in 1979 when he helped Argentina win the Under-20 World Cup for the first time.
He scored six goals throughout the tournament in Japan and scored the third and final goal in the final as Argentina defeated the Soviet Union 3–1 in the final.
Ramon Diaz was awarded the Golden Shoe for scoring the most goals, but it was Maradona who won the Golden Ball for best player.
Boca Junior fans wave Maradona in the air / AFP/Getty Images
Maradona spent five years at his boyhood club Argentinos Juniors from 1976 to 1981 before moving to Boca Juniors for £3m.
The young star endeared himself to the Boca faithful by scoring against rivals River Plate in his first Super Clasico at La Bombonera. Azul y Oro ran out 3-0 winners that day, marking the beginning of Maradona’s special relationship with the club he supported as a boy.
Boca finished the 1981 campaign one point above Ferro Carril Aosta to win the Metropolitano title, Maradona’s only trophy in his homeland.
Maradona won the Copa del Rey during his first season in Spain
After the 1982 World Cup, Barcelona paid a then world record fee of £5m to bring Maradona to the Camp Nou.
The Argentine’s time at Barca was mixed with success, injury and controversy, but he helped La Blaugrana to the Copa del Rey title during his first season.
Marcos Alonso Pena’s strike in the last minute saw Real Madrid lose 2-1 in the final.
Maradona wins a domestic double in his first season at Barcelona / JOEL ROBINE/Getty Images
Maradona completed the domestic double in his first season in Spain when he helped Barcelona to the Spanish League Cup crown in the 1982/83 campaign.
The Spanish League Cup was held between 1983 and 1986, and Barcelona was the most successful team, winning two titles during its debut. Real Valladolid and Real Madrid were the other winners with one title each, and Maradona was part of the 1983 winning team.
Maradona won the Spanish Super Cup with Barcelona in 1983 /VI-Images/Getty Images
In his second season at Barcelona, Maradona won the Spanish Super Cup.
Despite losing the first game 1-0 at the Camp Nou, Cesare Luis Menotti’s Barca side beat Athletic Club 3-2 in a two-legged affair.
Diego Maradona scores ‘Hand of God’ to give Argentina the 1986 World Cup crown / El Grafico/Getty Images
The brilliance of Diego Maradona’s career was undoubtedly leading Argentina to win the World Cup in 1986.
He scored one of the greatest goals of all time before scoring the infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal against England in the quarter-finals – carving up England’s midfield and defense with ridiculous ease.
Argentina beat West Germany 3-2 in the final and Maradona was awarded the Golden Ball for the tournament’s best player. It made him a national icon and confirmed his status as a global superstar.
Diego Maradona became a hero after winning two Serie A titles at Napoli / Etsuo Hara/Getty Images
In 1984, Maradona arrived in Naples in a surprise £6.9m move from Barcelona, setting another world record fee at the time.
He was appointed captain of Napoli during 1986/87 and fired the club to their first ever Serie A title, scoring ten league goals in the process. In doing so, he established himself as an icon of Naples, bringing hope, unity and unbridled joy to a city and region that had been neglected for so long.
After winning the World Cup the year before, Maradona had cemented himself as a global soccer superstar.
Napoli win the domestic double in 1986/87 / Etsuo Hara/Getty Images
Napoli’s incredible 1986/87 season ended with a Coppa Italia victory, meaning they completed a domestic double.
Maradona finished the tournament as the second top scorer with seven goals, and the Gli Azzurri ran out comfortable winners in the final, beating Atalanta 4–0 over both legs.
Diego Maradona with the UEFA Cup in 1989 / Alessandro Sabatini/Getty Images
As if Maradona’s godlike status in Naples wasn’t already cemented, he became doubly sure two years later when he led the club to continental glory.
Under Maradona’s captaincy, Napoli defeated German side Stuttgart in the two-legged final. A decisive penalty in the first leg helped them on their way, culminating in a 5-4 victory.
Maradona playing for Napoli in 1990 / Alessandro Sabatini/Getty Images
After domestic and European success with Napoli the previous season, Maradona won his second Scudetto in four years during the 1989/90 campaign.
He scored 16 league goals this year, three behind AC Milan’s Marco van Bastien in the race for the Golden Boot, but his importance has diminished given the club’s latest success.
Maradona playing for Napoli in 1990/91 / Alessandro Sabatini/Getty Images
The final trophy of Maradona’s illustrious career was the 1990/91 Italian Super Cup.
After winning Serie A earlier in the season, Napoli faced Juventus in the Super Cup and ran out 5–1 winners on the day. Maradona once again captained the team, and although he was unable to contribute a goal that day, his mere presence was undoubtedly a factor in their success.
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