Though higher identified for his spells with Boca Juniors and Napoli, Diego Maradona can also be fondly remembered by the Barcelona and Sevilla followers who acquired to look at the long-lasting quantity 10 play for his or her golf equipment.
First steps in Europe
In 1982, a 21-year-old Maradona was unveiled at Camp Nou as the then most costly participant of all time, having moved from his beloved Boca Juniors for a file switch price of $7.6 million.
Whereas accidents and sickness stored Maradona sidelined for a lot of his time with the Catalan giants, he nonetheless managed to endear himself to followers with flashes of brilliance and essential objectives.
🇦🇷 ¡𝑺𝒐𝒔 𝒆𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒐, 𝑫𝒊𝒆𝒈𝒐! pic.twitter.com/AlhKcVsYUF
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 25, 2020
In his first LaLiga season, he was on the profitable aspect in each of his conferences with Actual Madrid – scoring and receiving a standing ovation from the touring Madrid followers in his second, a 2-1 win at Camp Nou.
Whereas the LaLiga title evaded Maradona throughout two seasons with Barcelona, he was capable of elevate three titles with membership: the Copa del Rey, the Copa de la Liga, and the Spanish Tremendous Cup.
A hero for a complete nation and soccer itself.
One of many best gamers to have graced the sport of soccer, and we had been fortunate sufficient to take pleasure in you at Sevilla FC.
Diego Armando Maradona, ceaselessly everlasting.
Relaxation in peace. pic.twitter.com/BXHNC51vxe
— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) November 25, 2020
His time with the cules got here to an abrupt and controversial finish, when he was offered to Napoli for one more world file price, $10.5 million, after his involvement in a mass brawl within the 1984 Copa del Rey last — a 1-0 defeat to Athletic Membership.
One final cease earlier than going dwelling
Following his time in Italy, Maradona returned to the Spanish topflight in 1992, spending one season with Sevilla earlier than returning to his native Argentina.