Diego Maradona was born on October 30, 1960 in Lanus, Buenos Aires. He was raised in a very poor family which had moved to a small town called Villa Fiorito by the time he was a year old. He took a liking to football at a very young age. When he was 10 years old he was playing in his neighbourhood club Estrella Roja.
At the age of 12, he was chosen to play for Los Cebollitas. His skills were appreciated by the audience who were amazed at seeing this small kid run past many taller kids with utmost ease. At the age of 15, he got a chance to make his professional debut with Argentinos Juniors.
Maradona did not let go of this opportunity to bring his family out of poverty. He played at his highest level in every match and during his five year stay at the club scored 115 goals in 167 matches. In 1981 he was transferred to heavy weights Boca Juniors for a sum of £1 million. The very next year he was instrumental in Boca juniors winning the league Championship.