Hugo Maradona: Thing to know about Hugo

Hugo Hernan Maradona also known as El Turco, was an Argentine football player and coach. He played as a midfielder for clubs in South America, Europe, Japan, and Canada. He has played for Argentinos Juniors, Ascoli, Rayo Vallecano, Rapid Vienna, Deportivo Italia, Progreso, PJM Futures, Avispa Fukuoka, Consadole Sapporo, and Toronto Italia.

Hugo Maradona

On the international level, he has represented Argentina at various age levels. He has represented Argentina at U16. He was a part of the Argentina squad that competed at the U16 South American and World Championships in China.

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Quick Bio

Celebrated Name Hugo Maradona
Age 52 Years
Nick Name Hugo Maradona
Birth Name Hugo Hernan Maradona
Birth Date 1969-05-09
Gender Male
Profession Retired Footballer
Nationality Argentine
Birth Nation Argentina
Place Of Birth Lanus, Argentina
Horoscope Taurus
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Christianity
Career Start 1985
Father Diego Maradona
Mother Dalma Salvadora Franco
Brothers Diego Maradona and Raul Maradona
Sisters Maria Rosa Maradona, Rita Maradona, Ana Maria Maradona, Elsa Maradona, and Claudia Maradona
Marital Status Married
Wife Paola Morra
Children Three
Height 5 ft. 5 inches
Weight 69kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Position Midfielder
Death Date 2021-12-28
Cause Of Death Heart attack

 

Diego Maradona's brother Hugo Maradona
Diego Maradona’s brother Hugo Maradona

Where is Hugo Maradona from?

Hugo Hernan Maradona was born on 9 May 1969. His birthplace is Lanus, Argentina. He was born to his father Diego Maradona “Chitoro” (1927-2015), who worked at a chemicals factory, was of Guarani (Indigenous) and Galician (Spanish) descent, and his mother Dalma Salvadora Franco, “Dona Tota” (1930-2011), was of Italian descent. Hugo was the youngest sibling of brothers Diego Maradona and Raul Maradona and five sisters: Maria Rosa Maradona, Rita Maradona, Ana Maria Maradona, Elsa Maradona, and Claudia Maradona. He holds Argentine nationality. He belongs to mixed ethnicity. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Taurus.

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Hugo Maradona Club Career

  • In 1985, he joined Argentinos Juniors and began his career at the club. He played for the club until 1987 where he made 19 appearances and scored once in all the competitions.
  • In 1987, he was bought by Ascoli to play in the Italian Serie A championship. He made 19 appearances for the club without scoring a goal in all the competitions.
  • He joined Rayo Vallecano where he made 28 appearances for the club, scoring 3 goals in all the competitions in 1988.
  • In 1989, he moved again, that time to Rapid Vienna, and after that experience, he went back to Argentina.
  • In 1990, he joined Deportivo Italia where he made 33 appearances for the club, scoring 5 goals in all the competitions.
  • He moved to Japan to play for PJM Futures which was aiming to promote to inaugurated J. League. He made 49 appearances for the club, scoring 31 goals in all the competitions in 1992.
  • After playing for Futures for 3 seasons, he played for Fukuoka Blux (renamed as Avispa Fukuoka after their promotion to J. League in 1996). He made 48 appearances for the club, scoring 33 goals in all the competitions.
  • During the 1997-1998 season, he played in J1 League for Consadole Sapporo where he made 56 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals in all the competitions.
  • In 1999, he played for Toronto Italia and got retirement from football.

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Hugo Maradona International Career

  • He has represented Argentina at various age levels.
  • Hugo played for Argentina at U16 where he played 11 matches and scored 4 goals for his country.
  • He was a part of the Argentina squad that competed at the U16 South American and World Championships in China.
  • He hasn’t made any senior appearances for his country.

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Hugo Maradona Life after Retirement

  • After retiring from association football as a player, he lived a relatively quiet life in Argentina.
  • In 2004, he 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.
  • He then moved back to Italy, working for a number of youth and amateur teams in the Naples region.

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Hugo Maradona Wife

Hugo Maradona was a married man. He got married to his wife Paola Morra with whom he had three children and was always silent regarding his personal life. He never talked much regarding his private life in the media and public.

Body Measurement

Hugo Maradona stands at a height of 1.65m i.e. 5 feet and 5 inches tall. He has an athletic body build. He has a bodyweight of 69kg. His eye color and hair color are black. His sexual orientation is straight.

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Hugo Maradona Cause of Death

At the age of 52, he died from a heart attack at his home in Monte di Procida, near Naples, on 28 December 2021.

Net worth

Hugo Maradona was a retired professional footballer who had played for clubs like Argentinos Juniors, Ascoli, Rayo Vallecano, Rapid Vienna, Deportivo Italia, Progreso, PJM Futures, Avispa Fukuoka, Consadole Sapporo, and Toronto Italia. He has earned from his professional career as a football player and coach. His income was from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is around $1 million – $10 million.

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