Diego Maradona’s life and career in pictures

By PA Sport Staff
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Diego Maradona’s life and career in pictures

Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60.

Here, the PA news agency picks out some memorable images from his life and career.

Maradona was the inspiration for Argentina's World Cup triumph in 1986
Maradona was the inspiration for Argentina's World Cup triumph in 1986

Maradona was the inspiration for Argentina’s World Cup triumph in 1986 (PA Archive)

A precocious talent, Maradona made his Argentina debut at the age of 18 in 1977, but he did not feature in the 1978 World Cup win
A precocious talent, Maradona made his Argentina debut at the age of 18 in 1977, but he did not feature in the 1978 World Cup win

A precocious talent, Maradona made his Argentina debut at the age of 18 in 1977, but he did not feature in the 1978 World Cup win (PA Archive)

Pele (left) and Maradona (right) - pictured together at the Football League's Centenary Classic at Wembley in 1987 - are widely considered the greatest two players of all time
Pele (left) and Maradona (right) - pictured together at the Football League's Centenary Classic at Wembley in 1987 - are widely considered the greatest two players of all time

Pele (left) and Maradona (right) – pictured together at the Football League’s Centenary Classic at Wembley in 1987 – are widely considered the greatest two players of all time (PA Archive)

Maradona (left) captained a Rest of the World side against a Football League side captained by Brian Robson (right) in the Centenary Classic at Wembley
Maradona (left) captained a Rest of the World side against a Football League side captained by Brian Robson (right) in the Centenary Classic at Wembley

Maradona (left) captained a Rest of the World side against a Football League side skippered by Brian Robson (right) in the Centenary Classic at Wembley (PA Archive)

Maradona, pictured at a press conference in London in 1996, a controversial relationship with the media
Maradona, pictured at a press conference in London in 1996, a controversial relationship with the media

Maradona, pictured at a press conference in London in 1996, had a controversial relationship with the media (PA Archive)

Maradona appeared in the UNICEF Soccer Aid charity match at Old Trafford in 2006
Maradona appeared in the UNICEF Soccer Aid charity match at Old Trafford in 2006

Maradona appeared in the UNICEF Soccer Aid charity match at Old Trafford in 2006 (Steve Parsons/PA)

Maradona was loved by fans
Maradona was loved by fans

Maradona was loved by fans (PA Archive)

Maradona went on to coach Argentina, leading them to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa
Maradona went on to coach Argentina, leading them to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

Maradona went on to coach Argentina, leading them to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa (Martin Rickett/PA)

Maradona played the role of Argentina fan at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England
Maradona played the role of Argentina fan at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England

Maradona played the role of Argentina fan at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England (Mike Egerton/PA)

He played his part at the draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia
He played his part at the draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia

He played his part at the draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia (Nick Potts/PA)

Maradona displayed a banner of himself at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, a tournament at which he attracted plenty of attention in the stands
Maradona displayed a banner of himself at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, a tournament at which he attracted plenty of attention in the stands

Maradona displayed a banner of himself at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, a tournament at which he attracted plenty of attention in the stands (Owen Humphreys/PA)