Diego Armando Maradona's Height
5ft 4.5in (164 cm)
Argentinian soccer legend. I have read 5ft 4,5,6 (most commonly listed), even 5ft 7! for him. Fifa have described him at various heights aswell. On the field at his peak he could be between 5ft 4 and 5, although nowadays he looks at most 5ft 4.
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Johnson said on 7/Aug/16
@Parker There are lots of short footballers that are measured with shoes in medical controls... that is why Maradona could be 167.5 in a control back in the day (therefore his 168 listings), and Valbuena in shoes, etc
Parker said on 7/Apr/16
Quote from him on current Sky documentary 'I had to pinch the Goal, at 167cm I could never outjump Shilton'
Think he's inflating by an inch.
plus said on 4/Feb/16
Maradona's peak 164.5 or 165 cm no more no less I would say
Mighty_- said on 13/Oct/15
He certainly doesn't look to be 164 or 165 next to Leo Messi if you google " Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi "
He looks surprisingly shorter and Messi is only 169cm...
said on 2/Oct/15
Mardona is not as short as it might look, at his peak I'm very sure he as at 165 even 166. With the time he is around 163
(Ruggeri was 185 cm)
(Pumpido was 183 cm)
(Maradona and Matthaus 174 cm)
(Tarnat 186 cm Matthaus and Kirsten 175 cm)
Steve said on 24/Mar/15
Messi is listed at 5'6 and a half and Maradona barely reaches his brow. No way is this guy anymore than 5'3.
bigman77 said on 8/Mar/15
M said on 16/Feb/15
He is only 5'3" :)
said on 25/Nov/14
According to this revealing picture, either Messi is 5'9" or Maradona is 5'2":
leonari said on 22/Jul/14
He has never seen 5'5" except in shoes. Best player of all time. Crazy character.
guilherme said on 3/Apr/14
even tough i'm brazilian, he was the best..
Juan Z said on 1/Apr/14
5´4 (163 cm)
Balrog said on 21/Feb/14
Rob you should downgrade him, he doesn't look over 5'4" now!
Balrog said on 17/Nov/13
Rob what about 5'4.5" peak and 5'3.5" today? He's on his 50's I know but is possible he lost some height
Peyman said on 15/Nov/13
5ft 4in at peak
5ft 3in now
he was one of the bests if not the best one ever
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 14/Nov/13
He's probably not even 5'4.
Anonymous said on 27/Mar/13
5ft5 at his youth
said on 10/Jan/13
He might be short, but he is/was a strong Mesomorph.
He has a large frame.
said on 10/Nov/12
In my opinion:
Maradona together to Mourinho(173cm): Click Here
Maradona and Aguero(171cm):Click Here
balrog said on 12/Oct/12
Agüero is 171 cms, only a couple cms on Messi and Maradona is 5'3'' range. Very short, and not the best player ever, bad example to follow if you ask me.
said on 2/Aug/12
Here's Diego with his son in law Sergio Aguero listed at 5'8 most sites, and Man City website
Diego looks to be in 5'3-5'4 range if Sergio is 5'8, BUT is he?
Kurt said on 12/Feb/12
Chris says on 11/Feb/12
Maradona has never been 5'5 in his life. He's 5'4. Shortie druggie guy.
still the best player ever thought
Chris said on 11/Feb/12
Maradona has never been 5'5 in his life. He's 5'4. Shortie druggie guy.
Terry Chan said on 16/Oct/11
Messi always seems at least 2 inches taller than him
Since Messi is 169 cm max, maradona is no way taller than 164cm
truth said on 6/Jun/11
5ft3 max, porbably the same as bieber lol.
Annoyed2.0 said on 27/May/11
Parker is either lying or mistaken. I have met Xavi also and I would peg him at a strong 5'7 !!! I am just under 5'8" and he was only a little bit shorter and I have been accuratly measured several times.
mart said on 7/May/11
5ft 5 at best, but a lot of footballers are small. fantastic player- not the best ever tho- that was Pele.. and i DID see them both play.
Aguz28 said on 30/Apr/11
I think Diego was 166 in his prime and 164/3 now. Don't know why the guy lost height cause he is only 50 years old, but now he is obviously shorter than in his 20's. So many drugs, overweight...you know.
LRojas said on 24/Apr/11
What is his cleat size?
Niccola said on 17/Jan/11
More like a 5 ft 4 PEAK HEIGHT. He's really short.
said on 13/Dec/10
no more than 1.60, maybe less.... come on -> Click Here
Bon said on 1/Dec/10
Clearly wrong listing, needs a downgrade.I believe he's a solid 5-3.
said on 28/Jun/07
I saw a documentary of Maradona last night. Even in the 80s he was somewhat bulky, but he was also fit just had rather big legs. Here is an article about his height and weight Click Here
I think he was 5'5.5''/165 lbs during his prime...
nando from argentina said on 19/Dec/06
height 1,663 (source magazine el grafico )
Franco said on 25/Oct/06
looks 5.0" in there.....but that's cause he's near Maldini who's tall.
check out the referee on the far right......that referee is 1.72cm....do the math.
yeah Maradona rocks and he is 5'5.
Joe said on 5/Jul/06
He was the greatest forward of all time in my opinion, and i'm English! I'd say for sure he's 5'5 or around. He looks so small as he had surgery for his obesity and he's keeping fit. He probably weighs about 10 stone and this compared to Maldini's 12 stone plus frame, hes gonna look like a pigmy!
Danny said on 18/Apr/06
Maldini does have shox on his shoes if you notice the red at the end, anyway I would say 165 is a good guess.
Anonymous said on 25/Mar/06
Going by that pic, Diego looks about a foot shorter than Maldini. Whats going on there?
Massimo said on 4/Mar/06
I saw a picture of Diego shaking hands with Bruno Conti (another great champion,168 cm by his own admission) before a game and Maradona was clearly shorter. I think 5'5" is about right. I think Pele' was a better, more complete player than Maradona.
Tubbs said on 19/Jan/06
I'm English, and I agree Maradona is the best ever, the hand of god goal was way back in 86, a long time ago, anyway the 6ft Shilton shouldn't have let someone who is 5'5 beat him to a ball in the air - whats goin on!
Height Detective said on 17/Jan/06
Maradona is the best EVER ,and he still today plays for pleasure and make the world amaze.
Monty may be you are inglish , that goal with the hand hurts , hu ?
stAs said on 16/Jan/06
Beside that Zach about Maldini and Gerrard, I don't see why you are regarding Maldini, it's normal that a 186cm guy looks the same height with a 185cm guy?
Monty said on 14/Jan/06
Zach - He was one of the best but not the greatest. That title goes to Pele. Also Maradona did some activities also on the field that is really looked down like the "Hand of God".
Tubbs said on 14/Jan/06
Yes Zach, Maradona is the greatest footballer ever, I agree with you on that, I think 5'5" is spot on too, i've heard him described as 5'4, and also 5'6", so somewhere in between sounds about right.
Zach said on 13/Jan/06
To those with a height complexion - this 5'5 guy was the greatest footballer EVER. Only his extracurricular activities makes some say Pele was.
Anyway, regarding Maldini, I'm not sure he's quite the 6 1.5, he seemed the same height as Gerrard (6ft-6'1) when they met at the champions league final last year.
stAs said on 13/Jan/06
yeah a good picture, and 165cm looks to be his max hight this days.
Parker said on 11/Jan/06
5'5 I think absolute tops for this guy. I watched an interview in the 70's with him that was interpreted by Osvaldo Ardiles standing next to him, who was listed at 5'6 - Diego was noticeably shorter
Luis_Garcia said on 10/Jan/06
I think 5'5" is right, in that pic though he looks weird, but I can't figure out why. He looks really small, even though he looks 5'5"
hombre said on 10/Jan/06
I always thought he was 5'6. But I guess this is more accurate. :)
Tristam said on 10/Jan/06
I'm not so sure on Maradona. His considerable bulk (around 170 lbs., even while he was fit) made him look more compact - but you're right, next to Maldini he does look about 5'5".