1. Joint FIFA Player of the 20th Century Award
The biggest and most impressive fact about Maradona is that he has been declared, along with another mighty player Pele, to be the FIFA Player of the 20th Century Award. This is indeed the most prestigious title for any player of the game.
2. Has the world’s record transfer fee twice on his credit
A very inspiring fact about him is that he has been such a marvellous player of the game throughout his career that he set not once but twice World’s record transfer fee. First one came when he transferred to the renowned football club Barcelona for a then world record of £5 million. No one at that time ever thought of such a huge sum of money to be given as a transfer fee. Second one came when he got transferred to another famous club named Napoli. This time the transfer fee was £6.9 million.
3. Capped 91 times scoring 34 goals for Argentina
Armando Maradona was the confirm choice of Argentina selectors. Whenever he played from his team and was in ground, he always kept players of his opponents on their toes posing constant threat. For his international career with Argentina, he proudly capped in 91 international matches scoring 34 thrilling goals.
4. His unique advantage of small size
A funny and surprising fact about him is that is he is only 165 m or 5 ft 5 in tall. This gives him a unique advantage over his counterparts. This small size gave him a low centre of gravity and with exceptional vision, passing, ball control, dribbling skills, speed, reflexes and reaction time; together it made a deadly combination too difficult for the players of opponent team to handle.
5. Nick named “El Pibe De Oro”
A very funny fact about him is that he was nicknamed “El Pibe De Oro”. This, is if translated in English, turns out to be “Golden Boy”. This nick name remained with him throughout his career. His outstanding skills of the game simply made him great star. His strong passing, complete control and unexpected tricks with the ball used to make him unstoppable.