Diego Maradona goal of the century: Argentina’s legendary footballer Diego Maradona scored in the World Cup semi-finals in 1986, scoring 60 yards and punching England’s midfield.
One of the world’s greatest footballers, Diego Maradona, the hero of Argentina’s victory in the 1986 World Cup, died on Wednesday. Like Pelé, Maradona was 60, counted among the world’s best footballers wearing a number ten jersey. The mention of Maradona brings to mind the charismatic video of ‘Goal of the Century’ in the minds of football fans.
Nobody could touch them till 60 yards
Argentina won the 1986 World Cup under the captaincy of Maradona, one of the world’s greatest footballers. In this World Cup, Maradona gave many important moments which are still remembered today, the biggest and famous moment of which came in the semi-final against England when the goal scored by him was called ‘Goal of the Century’. He scored from a 60 yard run, punching England’s midfield.
Born on 30 October 1960 on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Maradona made his senior football debut in 1976 for his city’s club Argentinos Juniors. He then moved to Europe where he played professional football with Spain’s legendary club Barcelona from 1982–84.