Diego Maradona has reportedly passed away at the age of 60.The Argentina legend reportedly suffered a cardio-respiratory arrest and was left in a serious condition.
The legendary player, best known for leading Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title, was 60.Earlier in November, Maradona had undergone a surgery for a brain
Argentina soccer superstar Diego Maradona dies of heart attack: Reuters pic.twitter.com/lxkER64JMt
— ANI (@ANI) November 25, 2020
He had celebrated his 60th Birthday on October 30 and had showed up that night for Gimnasia’s national championship match against Patronato, which his team won 3-0.
Retired Brazilian soccer star Pele said it is sad to ‘lose friends this way’.
Que notícia triste. Eu perdi um grande amigo e o mundo perdeu uma lenda. Ainda há muito a ser dito, mas por agora, que Deus dê força para os familiares. Um dia, eu espero que possamos jogar bola juntos no céu. pic.twitter.com/6Li76HTikA
— Pelé (@Pele) November 25, 2020
He played club football for Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona among.Maradona was responsible for the infamous ‘Hand of God’ that eliminated England from the 1986 tournament.
Replays showed that Maradona fisted, rather than headed, the ball into the net, a foul the referee missed. The Argentine No. 10 dedicated the goal to the “hand of God.
President Alberto Fernandez immediately announced three days of national mourning in the South American country.
Maradona had gone into drug rehab on several occasions. When he quit cocaine, he binged instead on drink, cigars and food and ended up in hospital in 2007.
The legendary player also led unfashionable Napoli to two Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990. After Maradona retired in 1997, he went into coaching and managed the Argentina national team between 2008-2010.
He was in charge of Gimnasia de La Plata at the time of his untimely death.