Who is Diego Maradona Jr.? Wiki, Biography, Age, Diego Maradona’s Son, Family, Instagram

Diego Maradona Jr. Wiki – Diego Maradona Jr. Biography

Diego Maradona Jr. is the son of Diego Maradona. He is an Italian footballer and beach soccer player, who plays for A.S.D San Giorgio in Italy. He is the son of Argentine national footballer Diego Maradona.

Maradona Sinagra had a passion for football and started playing at a young age showing promise by emulating the skills of his father. At eleven years old he was a part of the Napoli youth squad. Diego Junior represented the Italian national team at under-17 age level. In 2004, the young Maradona Sinagra joined the youth squad of Genoa for a season.

An Italian court recognized Maradona’s paternity in 1993, but Maradona Sinagra met his father for the first time in 2003, during a golf tournament in Fiuggi. Only in 2007, Maradona recognized Maradona Sinagra, the child born from his relationship with Cristiana Sinagra.

There were rumors that Pope Francis, at that time the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, asked Maradona to recognize Maradona Sinagra as his son. Maradona’s lawyers have denied this allegation.

On 10 June 2015, Maradona Sinagra married Nunzia Pennino in a Roman Catholic church in Napoli and received Pope Francis’ blessing.

On 25 August 2016, Maradona publicly recognized Maradona Sinagra as his son and declared “I love him a lot and he’s very like me.” in front of the media in Buenos Aires.

Diego Maradona Jr. Age

Diego Maradona Jr. is 34 years old.

Family

Born in Naples, Italy, Diego Armando Maradona Sinagra (Diego Jr. or Dieguito) was the result of an affair between Maradona and a young local woman named Cristiana Sinagra. He was brought up by his mother. He has a half-brother named Diego Fernando Maradona Ojeda, born to his father in 2013.

Diego Maradona Health Condition

From the mid-1980s until 2004, Maradona was addicted to cocaine. He allegedly began using the drug in Barcelona in 1983. By the time he was playing for Napoli, he had a regular addiction, which began to interfere with his ability to play football. In the midst of his drug-crisis in 1991 Maradona was asked by journalists if the hit song Mi enfermedad (lit. My Disease) was dedicated to him.

Maradona had a tendency to put on weight and suffered increasingly from obesity, at one point weighing 280 lb (130 kg). He was obese from the end of his playing career until undergoing gastric bypass surgery in a clinic in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on 6 March 2005. His surgeon said that Maradona would follow a liquid diet for three months in order to return his normal weight. When Maradona resumed public appearances shortly thereafter, he displayed a notably thinner figure.

On 29 March 2007, Maradona was readmitted to a hospital in Buenos Aires. He was treated for hepatitis and effects of alcohol abuse and was released on 11 April, but readmitted two days later. In the following days, there were constant rumours about his health, including three false claims of his death within a month. After transfer to a psychiatric clinic specializing in alcohol-related problems, he was discharged on 7 May. On 8 May 2007, Maradona appeared on Argentine television and stated that he had quit drinking and had not used drugs in two and a half years. In January 2019, Maradona underwent surgery after a hernia caused internal bleeding in his stomach.

Diego Maradona Death

Argentine football great Diego Maradona has died, aged 60. The legendary forward suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Tigre on Wednesday, where he was recovering from recent brain surgery.

Emergency paramedics were called to his home where he received treatment, but the football icon was unable to be resuscitated and confirmation soon came of his death, the Associated Press reported.

Three days of national mourning have been declared in Argentina following his death, by Argentinian president Alberto Fernandez, who said: “You took us to the top of the world. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of them all.

Maradona was admitted to hospital on 2 November and underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from his brain the following day, though he was released to continue his recovery at home on 12 November.

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Doctors confirmed that in the days following his operation, Maradona required treatment for alcohol dependency, having been diagnosed with abstinence side-effects. He had suffered from drug and alcohol problems previously during his career.

The Argentine Football Association posted a tribute to Maradona after news of his death was confirmed, along with the caption: “Goodbye Diego. You will be eternal in every heart of the football planet.”

Brazil legend Pele led tributes to Maradona, writing on Twitter: “What sad news. I lost a great friend and the world lost a legend. There is still much to be said, but for now, may God give strength to family members. One day, I hope we can play ball together in the sky.”

Former England striker and Match of the Day host Gary Lineker, who was part of the England team beaten by Argentina at the 1986 World Cup, said Maradona was “by some distance, the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time”.

Ex-Tottenham and Argentina midfielder Ossie Ardiles said: “Thank dear Dieguito for your friendship, for your football, sublime, without comparison. Simply, the best football player in the history of football. So many enjoyable moments together. Impossible to say which one was the best. RIP my dear friend.”

Boca Juniors, where Maradona enjoyed two spells and finished his career, gave “eternal thanks” to their former player.

Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar posted a photo of him as a youngster with Maradona, calling the Argentine a “legend of football”.

England captain Harry Kane and forward Marcus Rashford also paid tribute.

Cause of Death

On 25 November 2020 at the age of 60, Maradona died of a heart attack at his home in Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina. In a statement on social media, the Argentine Football Association expressed “its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend”, adding: “You will always be in our hearts.”

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