1960 Maradona is born
Maradona (L) and Kusturica (R) arrive at the screening of 'Maradona', Cannes International Film Festival 2008.
1971 Scouted age 11 for the junior team of Argentinos Juniors
1976 Makes his professional debut aged 15
1977 Makes his full international debut for Argentina aged just 16
1979 Scores first international goal and wins the junior World Cup
1981 Transfers to Boca Juniors for $1.96m.
1982 Plays his first World Cup for Argentina, scoring twice, but also getting sent off. Afterwards he is transferred to Barcelona FC for a then world record $9.81m.
1983 Wins the Spanish Cup with Barcelona
1984 Transfers from Barcelona to Serie A Napoli for another record fee of $13.54m.
1986 Captains Argentina to World Cup Victory, scoring two goals against England on the way, the first, the infamous "Hand of God" and the second an incredible 50 meter run voted "Goal of the Century" in a 2002 FIFA poll.
1987 Helps Napoli to their first Italian title
1990 Hit by paternity suit after World Cup final defeat by West Germany
1991 Fails a drugs test and is banned for 15 months. Leaves Italy in disgrace.
1992 Makes his comeback at Sevilla in Spain
1993 Heads back to Argentina with Newell's Old Boys after disagreement with Sevilla
1994 Sent home after failing drugs test at the World Cup in the U.S.A.
1996 Books into a clinic for drug addiction.
1997 Announces retirement from football aged 37 after failing another drugs test
2000 Collapses with heart problems
2002 Moves to Cuba to try and combat drug addiction
2004 Rushed to hospital after another collapse
2005 Maradona hosts his own talk show, interviewing Pele on the opening night
2008 Emir Kusturica's documentary "Maradona" is shown at the Cannes Film festival