Diego Maradona

Birth Name: Diego Armando Maradona

Place of Birth: Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Birth: 30 October, 1960

Ethnicity: Argentinian [Italian, Spanish, Croatian, Indigenous]

Diego Maradona is a legendary Argentinian football player. He is considered one of the best players of all time. Diego is the son of Diego Maradona and Dalma Salvadora Franco Cariolichi.

The surname Maradona is often of Galician origin, from Mar da Dona (Spanish, Mar de la Virgen), meaning “Sea of the Virgin”. The surname can also be Italian. Diego’s patrilineal line traces back to a Miguel Fernández de Maradona, born c. 1586, in San Pedro de Arante, Ribadeo, Galicia, Spain. All the Maradonas of Argentina descend from Francisco Fernández de Maradona, born c. 1700, in San Pedro de Arante, Ribadeo, Galicia, Spain, and from his wife, Francisca Arias de Molina y Jofré. They moved to Argentina in 1745.

Diego has two daughters with his former wife, Claudia Villafañe; as well as a son, footballer Diego Sinagra, with Italian-born Cristiana Sinagra; and a son with his former partner, Veronica Ojeda. One of his daughters was married to footballer Sergio Agüero, with whom she has a son.

Diego’s paternal grandmother was the daughter of Santiago Maradona.

Diego’s maternal grandfather was named Atanancio Ramón Edisto Franco.

Diego’s maternal grandmother was Salvadora Kariolić/Cariolichi (the daughter of Matej Kariolić/Cariolichi and Trinidad Creole Ferreira). Matej was Croatian, from Praputnjak, and was the son of Gašpar Polić.

Creative Commons License photo credit: Alexandr Mysyakin

Sources: http://content.time.com

Genealogy of Diego Maradona – http://www.geni.com

Information about Diego’s patrilineal line – http://rollongen.blogspot.it (in Spanish)

16 Replies to “Diego Maradona”

  1. http://rollongen.blogspot.it/2014/06/genealogia-de-diego-armando-maradona.html (in Spanish)

    The surname Maradona seems to be of Galician origin, from Mar da Dona (spanish “Mar de la Virgen”), meaning “Sea of the Virgin”.
    All the Maradona of Argentina descend from Francisco Fernández de Maradona, born c. 1700 in San Pedro de Arante, Ribadeo, Galicia, Spain, and his wife Francisca Arias de Molina y Jofré. They moved to Argentina in 1745.

    Maradona’s patrilineal line traces back to a Miguel Fernández de Maradona, born c. 1586 in San Pedro de Arante, Ribadeo, Galicia, Spain.

  2. Who Invented this site? This site is completly wrong They have most celebrity ethnicities wrong. For example diego maradona is mestizo.
    And maradona is not a Spanish name is Italian.

  3. With a name like Mateo his maternal grandfather was not 100% Croation now was he?! Sounds to me that he was more of Italian or Slovenian! Croats clutching at straws again like the Serbs!

    1. Get your facts straight before you post rubbish like this. Croatia has plenty of Mateos and other Italian sounding names, especially Dalmatia where his ancestors were from, due to the geographical and cultural closeness to Italy. I know, cause my parents are both from Dalmatia . And why do you think it’s a Slovenian name?? Slovenes normally don’t have names like that – their names are more slavic sounding. Clutching at straws like Serbs? You re fucking sick

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