Diego Maradona's Height
5ft 4 ½ (163.8 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. Maradona himself said in a video interview about his famous 'goal' against England that he was 167cm tall.
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5ft 4.28in (163.3cm)
said on 24/Mar/20
Gives himself as 1.67 at 14 minutes
If you watch the current film recently released, I think he can look 5'5 range.........certainly not now though.
said on 18/Dec/19
@Rob where is the 1,67 claim?
I have the video where he says 1,66
Is there any other video claiming 1,67?
I am not sure where the other video was from.
said on 1/Oct/19Click Here
: 187 maldini mardona 162-164
Valois said on 6/Jun/19
Nigk said on 3/Jun/19
I'm thinking 5'4 but could be as low as 5'3
Johnson said on 6/Feb/19
he said he is 1,66 in the net about the goal about Shilton
said on 27/Oct/18
Doesn't look over 5'3 next to 5'9 listed Mourinho
Nik said on 7/Jul/18
@ Sandy Cowell - There is nowt wrong with being short in height, it did Maradonna no harm and helped him become a truly great player!
It does nobody any harm, except from the unwanted social prejudice that still exists today, the sooner this is eradicated the better.
Too true Sandy, those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones! He should have his own 🏠 in order before he calls others! Obviously this is not the case, like you said!
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Jul/18
Short in stature is just one of those things that can't be helped, Nik and Sam, but this Latino ex-footballer is also short in temper and tolerance!
Nik said on 5/Jul/18
@ Sandy Cowell - I bet he didn't complain about the hand ball back in 1986! Sore losers indeed!
I like your "Mr M"! He can have 5'4.25" from me too!
MAD SAM said on 5/Jul/18
The shortest footballer on the list ! He 163 cm or 5’4”
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Jul/18
I have just read that Maradona has blasted the England team on Argentinian TV, claiming that the penalty given to Harry Kane was a foul! Any more for any more? What a bunch of bad losers! 😛
Mr M can have 5ft4.25. 😤
Sonnecker said on 20/Apr/18
In Italy, across several years in Naples FC, ho was almost always registered 168 cm. But he didn't look that. Years later, as other famous players, they discovered that he was measured in football shoes, 3 cm high....So, 165 cm are on the money!
Anonymous said on 30/Dec/17
it depends on how his height was measured
Height said on 3/Dec/17
Peak Height: 166cm -166.5cm
Original said on 8/Nov/17
5'4.5" peak, 5'3" now.
Height said on 23/Oct/17
Maybe add peak and current height Rob?
Height Sky said on 27/Sep/17
This listed is in the point.
This legend should have a photo before than Pele
said on 23/Sep/17
Rob how much difference you apreciate between Diego and this two guys
Editor Rob: Caniggia looked at most 5ft 8
truther said on 12/Sep/17
if messi is 169cm Maradona can't be more that 160cm
Hans Meiser said on 12/Jul/17
He looked 5'3 during Confed Cup.
said on 18/Nov/16
I don't have any doubt now, he was 166-167 cm at his peak, no less. He shrunk quickly around 30 something years old
With Alain Giresse 163. He wasn't as short as you guys might think
Leonardo 1.73m said on 19/Oct/16
A upgrade Rob :)
said on 15/Oct/16
Rob, he was junkie and now is alcoholic (obviously that decrease his height)...I want your opinion of his peak height
Editor Rob: I think the almost 5ft 5 was a peak range for him.
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.
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
Valcor said on 31/Jul/11
Best player ever, looks more 162 cms
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.
Lynn said on 24/Feb/09
Yes, almost correct. He was 164 cm
Silver said on 6/Feb/09
What is "soccer" Rob? LOL It's football! Anyways,on Maradona,I agree he is the best EVER and I'm an English girl. And he's 5'5" max...that's being generous.
said on 15/Jan/09
Next to 6'0.5" Maicon he looks no more than 5'4". Maybe a hair shorter: Click Here
Anonymous -15 said on 23/Sep/08
Yeah 5'5" is on the money for Maradona , can look shorter (around 5'4") due to his heavy build.
Se said on 20/Sep/08
in the 80s he always said 1,66 mt , a friend of mine was drunk in a disco one night in 1996 and bumped into him, kind of hugged him, then chatted a little with him, he described him as short but `incredibly wide-huge, his arms were like a rock, he was all muscle mass !
Anonymous said on 18/Mar/08
carlos tevez and Lionel Messi are both 1.68 and they are both clearly taller than maradona....i
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".