Diego Maradona RIP
Birth Name: Diego Armando Maradona Franco
Date of Birth: 30 October, 1960
Place of Birth: Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of Death: 25 November, 2020
Place of Death: Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ethnicity: Argentinian [Italian, Spanish, Croatian, Indigenous]
Diego Maradona was a legendary Argentinian football player. He is considered one of the best players of all time.
Diego was 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 to Miguel Fernández de Maradona, who was born, c. 1586, in San Pedro de Arante, Ribadeo, Galicia, Spain. All the Maradonas of Argentina descend from Francisco Fernández de Maradona, who was 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.
Diego had two daughters with his former wife Claudia Villafañe; 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. Santiago was born in Mercedes, San Luis Province, Argentina.
Diego’s maternal grandfather was named Atanancio Ramón Edisto Franco.
Diego’s maternal grandmother was Salvadora Kariolić/Cariolichi (the daughter of Matej/Matteo Kariolić/Cariolichi/Carioli and Trinidad Creole Ferreira). Matej was from Praputnjak, Općina Bakar, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, now Croatia, and was the son of Gašpar Polić.
Genealogy of Diego Maradona – http://www.geni.com
Information about Diego’s patrilineal line – http://rollongen.blogspot.it (in Spanish)