The 50 Most Unsportsmanlike Acts in Sports History

50. Diego Maradona's "Hand of God" Goal

Date: 6/22/1986
Sport: Soccer
Punishment: None

It's kind of amazing that one of the most famous goals in soccer history is also blatantly illegal, but Maradona's incredible work in Argentina's 2-1 quarterfinal victory over England in the 1986 World Cup may be one of the most famous individual efforts of all-time on a soccer field. While his goal four minutes later would be voted FIFA's "Goal of the Century," his 51st minute header might be the century's most notorious given that Maradona clearly punched the ball into the net, missing his head completely. What could have been a red card instead helped propel Argentina past England and ultimately on to the World Cup title.

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