Diego Maradona has undoubtedly made a name for himself as one of the greatest players ever to play the game of football, but controversy surrounded his career, and he has grown to be one of the most notorious football players ever seen, as well as one of the most celebrated.
The Argentinian legend began his career in his homeland, where his burgeoning successes secured a move to Barcelona, though his transfer was nowhere near as successful as that of Lionel Messi, his compatriot, and spiritual successor.
He had an entirely different story in Napoli, where he garnered adoration or his success in international competitions where he scored 34 goals in 91 appearances and won the 1986 World Cup almost single-handedly. But it's away from the pitch that the Ballon d'Or winner has turned the most heads, which is surprising considering his talent: he was frequently controversial, struggled with a well-publicized drug problem and almost killed himself young with his poor lifestyle choices.
Here are ten things even the most ardent of fans will not know about Diego Maradona
1. He Snorted Cocaine On The Pitch
Allegedly. This incident happened immediately after Diego scored the winning penalty in a global All-Star game in Pasadena a month after the conclusion of the 1986 World Cup. While celebrating, a man ran up to Maradona, and the forward sniffed something off his hand. This is believed to be cocaine.