Argentina legend Diego Maradona died aged 60 due to a cardiac arrest confirmed his longtime agent Matias Morla, according to BBC News. The World Cup-winner was recently hospitalised and underwent brain surgery and was released on Nov. 11.
The death of the football icon has left everyone in shock. The footballing world and fans alike took to social media to mourn his death.
The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest pain at the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You’ll always be in our hearts
He is known for single-handedly guiding Argentina to their maiden world cup in 1986 and for the famous controversial “Hand of God” against England. Another highlight of his career was
Maradona won the 1986 World Cup with Argentina and also played for Barcelona at club level as well as Napoli, who he helped lead to the Serie A title.
Brazilian soccer star Pele mourned the death of his fellow great Diego Maradona on Wednesday as he said that it is sad to ‘lose friends this way’. Diego Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday, aged 60. Maradona’s attorney confirmed the passing away of the football icon, according to news agency Reuters.
“Certainly, one day we’ll kick a ball together in the sky above,” he said in a brief statement provided to Reuters by a representative. Maradona, 60, had recently battled health issues and underwent emergency surgery for a subdural hematoma several weeks ago.
He suffered a heart attack at his home in the outskirts of Buenos Aires on Wednesday, Argentinian media and acquaintances of the former player said.
Maradona’s rags-to-riches story served as an inspiration for quite a few as he went on to become one of the greatest footballers of all time. The Argentina hero led the national side to World Cup glory in 1986, showcasing that he was a generational talent.
Argentine President Alberto Fernandez declared three days of national mourning after the news of Maradona’s death.
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One of the very best to grace our game.
RIP Diego Maradona. pic.twitter.com/aucbDkZbML
— Everton (@Everton) November 25, 2020
Arguably one of the greatest sportsman of all time. Saddened to hear about the passing away of the great Diego Maradona.
My heartfelt condolences to his family & friends. #maradona60 pic.twitter.com/NZf58FWp1R
— Dr. Krishna Poonia (@KrishnaPooniaIN) November 25, 2020
One of the greatest footballers of all time.
RIP Diego Maradona. pic.twitter.com/2ON3t6Lkwh
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) November 25, 2020
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) November 25, 2020
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) November 25, 2020