Diego Armando Maradona
Famous Argentine football player Diego Armando Maradona was born on October 30, 1960 in the province of Buenos Aires (Argentina). He was a halfback on the offensive platoon and striker. He played for clubs "Argentinos Juniors", "Boca Juniors", "Barcelona", "Napoli", "Seville" and "Newell's Old Boys." Held 91 matches and scored 34 goals in the national team of Argentina.
Maradona's sports career came to an end because of drug addiction, due to which he was forced to leave football for some time because of the disqualification and treatment period. After the completion of his playing career, Maradona has worked on TV channels of Argentina and Italy as a commentator. From June 2005 to August 2006, he was vice-president of the Commission of the football club "Boca Juniors".
"I disagree with the statements that some doctors have said. Addicts can recover and return to normal life. I know it better than anyone else, because I myself took cocaine, and it happened that this poison eclipsed my brain, and I could just think about it. But I was able to recover, and in spite of the fact that my life is not complete without football, I enjoy it and I do a lot of things as any other normal person. Cocaine ruined my life and took my football but I found the strength to move forward and try new things. Therefore society should know that drugs is not the end - it is a bump in our path, which many addicts successfully overcome".
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