One of football greatest dribblers of all time, Diego Amando Maradona has died at the age of 60.
Maradona, former Argentina attacking midfielder, who captained his nation to win the world cup died of heart attack on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The iconic football great’s health has been in unstable condition for some time after he underwent a successful surgery for a brain blood clot in the early weeks of November, and was to continue treatment.
The Argentine Football Federation took to its Twitter to express “its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend”, adding: “You will always be in our hearts.”
Diego Maradona was capped for 91 times for Argentina, scoring a total of 34 goals for his country. He captained Argentina to win the 1986 FIFA World Cup staged in Mexico, finishing the tournament as a joint top scorer along with England’s Gary Lineker with 6 goals apiece.
Maradona also led Argentina to the 1990 World Cup finals in Italy, losing to West Germany in the final game. He later captained the team to the USA 1994 World Cup, but failed participate to the end as he was sent home for testing failing drugs test for ephedrine.
After a brief managerial career with club sides in Argentina, he was appointed manager of the Argentine national team in 2008 and led the team to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where they lost to Germany in the quarter finals.
He played for FC Barcelona and serie A side SSC Napoli, winning two league titles with the Italian side.