Hugo Maradona

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Hugo Maradona
Personal information
Full name Hugo Hernán Maradona
Date of birth (1969-05-09) 9 May 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Lanús, Argentina
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1987 Argentinos Juniors 19 (1)
1987–1988 Ascoli 13 (0)
1988–1990 Rayo Vallecano 28 (3)
1990 Rapid Vienna 3 (0)
1990 Deportivo Italia 33 (5)
1991 Progreso ? (?)
1992–1994 PJM Futures 49 (31)
1995–1996 Fukuoka Blux / Avispa Fukuoka 48 (33)
1997–1998 Consadole Sapporo 56 (15)
1999 Toronto Italia ? (?)
Teams managed
2004–2005 Puerto Rico Islanders
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hugo Hernán Maradona (born 9 May 1969), also known as El Turco, is an Argentine Association football coach and former player, he is the brother of legendary player Diego Maradona.[1] He played for clubs in South America, Europe, Japan, and Canada, and was a member of the Argentine U-16 national team.

Career[edit]

Born in Lanús, Hugo Maradona is the youngest one of two lesser known brothers of Diego Maradona; the other is Raúl Maradona. Nevertheless, Hugo Maradona was able to accomplish celebrity on his own, becoming a well liked player in Japan and Italy as well as in his native Argentina.[citation needed]

In 1985, he was a part of the Argentina squad that competed at the U-16 World Championship in China. In Argentina's first round match against Congo, he scored two goals to help the team to a 4–2 win, which however was one goal short of what Argentina needed to advance past the group stage.

During 1987, Hugo Maradona was bought by Ascoli to play in the Italian Serie A championship. He played just 13 matches without scoring a goal, and was sold at the end of the season to Rayo Vallecano in Spain. During 1989 he moved again to Rapid Vienna, and after that experience he went back to Argentina. He played in the J. League from 1995–1998.[citation needed]

After retiring from association football as a player, Maradona lived a relatively quiet life in Argentina.[2]

In 2004, Hugo Maradona moved part-time to Puerto Rico, where he became part of that country's association football federation's attempt to invigorate the sport among Puerto Ricans by becoming the head coach of the Puerto Rico Islanders, a team in the American USL First Division.[citation needed]

Club career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Austria League Cup League Cup Total
1990 SK Rapid Wien Austrian Football Bundesliga 3 0 0 0 - 3 0
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
1992 PJM Futures Regional Leagues 12 7 - - 12 7
1993 Football League 16 7 0 0 - 16 7
1994 21 17 1 0 - 22 17
1995 Fukuoka Blux Football League 27 27 3 0 - 30 27
1996 Avispa Fukuoka J. League 1 21 8 0 0 10 4 31 12
1997 Consadole Sapporo Football League 28 10 1 0 8 9 37 19
1998 J. League 99 28 5 0 0 4 1 32 6
Country Japan 153 81 5 0 22 14 180 85
Total 153 81 5 0 22 14 180 85

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Doyle (11 July 2012). "The Knowledge | Does Diego Maradona have a more famous brother? | Football | guardian.co.uk". London: Guardian. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hugo Maradona, brother of Argentina's favorite son, keeps eye on". www.palmbeachpost.com. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 

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