Great Goals: Diego Maradona (1986)
In 1986 the FIFA World Cup was hosted by Mexico. Teams from 24 different countries competed in that year’s tournament. Argentina faced England in a quarter final match in the tournament. Diego Maradona (the current head coach of the Argentinian National Football team) was the team captain for the Argentinian side.
They beat the English by 2 goals to 1 to advance to the semi-final stage of the tournament and eventually went on to beat West Germany by 3 goals to 2 in the final. Maradona was born in 1960 in Buenos Aires in Argentina. He played in his country’s national football team between 1977 and 1994. He played most of his club football for Boca Juniors in Argentina. He also played for clubs in Spain & Italy in his football career. Diego Maradona scored 2 goals (in the 51st minute and 55th minute) in the match against England in the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
This goal was 2nd of them and has been selected as one of the Great Goals in the Football section of the Sport category on Running Wolf’s Rant. I consider this goal by Maradona as one of the best individual goals scored in the history of football. Check it out below:
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