A fifteen year old Diego Armando Maradona make his debutant On Thursday October 20, 1976. Fans of Argentinos Juniors and a few travelling Talleres fans witnessed probably the most important debut in the history of Argentine football. With Argentinos losing 1-0 the manager, Juan Carlos Montes making Diego Maradona the leagues youngest ever player. Argentinos lost the game but Diego went on to propel the club forward over the next four years and to achieve great successes with other clubs and the Argentina national team. In the 1979 Metropolitano Diego became the youngest topscorer in the history of Argentine football with 14 goals, he went on to become top scorer in the following three tournaments. In 1980 Argentinos finished 2nd in the Metropolitano and reached the quarter finals of the Nacional. The 2nd place finish was their best since the beginning of the professional era in 1931.