Dalma Salvadora Franco is the mother of legendary Argentinian soccer player Diego Maradona.
She passed away at the age of 81 on November 19, 2011, in a Buenos Aires clinic under intensive treatment.
Difficult lifestyle, raising eight children and sacrifices
Dalma Salvadora Franco was born and brought up in Esquina.
She lived in an impoverished close-knit household in the neighbourhood of Villa Fiorito.
She was married to Don Diego, with whom she had eight children.
Living in a small house in a tight community was a challenge, and raising so many kids was an even bigger task.
The family was not particularly well off and had a lot of financial troubles.
Living in poverty made Diego have respect for little things and did not take anything for granted.
His first contact with a football was when he was gifted one by his cousin.
He loved the ball so much he slept with it under his shirt for almost six months.
He was also afraid of it being stolen with many siblings and a poor neighbourhood.
Dalma sometimes seized that ball from Diego so that he could concentrate on his studies.
She, later on, realized his love for football and that it was his calling.
He was accepted in a small team called "little Onion," where he led the team to victory with ease.
Later, Diego's face was on the newspaper on how he plays each game with ease and at such a young age.
The paper named him "Caradona" by mistake.
Maradona once said in an interview that he would always hear his mother say that she has a stomach ache.
He later then realized that she would push him and his siblings to eat more by staying hungry herself.
Dalma would keep pushing her children to eat, and when they asked if she ate, she would reply, saying that her stomach is aching and she isn't hungry.
Marriage and children
Diego Maradona married long-time fiancé Claudia Villafane on November 7, 1984.
The couple had two daughters, and their names are Dalma Nerea and Giannina Dinorah.
Unfortunately, their marriage did not last, and they got divorced in 2004.
Their daughter Dalma has stated that it was for the best and that the two are on good terms.
Maradona and his ex-wife have travelled with the family to many places, maintaining a good relationship.
Drug addiction and health issues
Diego is well known for being intoxicated with the power of narcotics and other harmful d*ugs.
During the 1994 World Cup, the football star failed his drug test and was found using a performance enhancer ephedrine.
The chief press officer of FIFA, Guido Tognoni, said that ephedrine was a banned substance.
Due to the extreme use of d*ugs, cigarettes, and other substances, Maradona has been under a wave of bad experiences and has harmed his health.
Through it all, his mother has helped him get rid of cigarettes in his life.
Dalma was the reason her son didn't retire early as she kept pushing him to get rid of the addictive lifestyle.
There are other cases where the legend has been seen using substances like c*caine and m*lly.
Maradona dies after suffering heart failure
The legendary Argentine star has passed away at the age of 60 on November 25, 2020.
According to the autopsy, it is said that he succumbed to heart failure on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
The death was caused by an "acute secondary lung edema to exacerbated chronic heart failure."
The whole world expresses its deepest condolences and prayers for the late legend.
Net worth and earnings
According to CelebrityNetWorth, Diego Maradona is estimated to have a net worth has been about $100,000.
His fortune has been decreased due to the long-running dispute between the Italian government over taxes.
The time frame for his total earnings have been calculated below:
|Per year||$1.8 million|
Professional debut, World record, "The Hand of God" move
Diego made his professional debut on October 20, 1976, when he was 15 years old.
He holds the record for the most number of fouls suffered in one game in the World cup. He got fouled 23 times.
Diego used his hand to score in the quarter-final of the 1986 World cup.
The goal was somehow accepted and was famously called "the hand of God." It is still difficult to know how he pulled it off.
Hosting Argentinian television and Fifth highest goal scorer
Maradona started hosting a show on television where Pele was his most famous and renowned guest.
He is also the fifth highest goal scorer for Argentina behind Lionel Messi.
Age, height, and weight
- Maradona was 60 years old. He was born on October 30, 1960.
- His height was 1.65 meters.
- He weighed about 67 kilograms.
- Diego went on a lot of diets and didn't have anything too fatty or artificial.
- His favourite songs were from Manu Chao.
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