Breaking news. Footballing legend and one of the world’s sporting greats, Diego Maradona, has died at the age of 60.
The former Argentinian midfielder was regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.
He passed away from a cardiac arrest earlier today.
La Asociación del Fútbol Argentino, a través de su Presidente Claudio Tapia, manifiesta su más profundo dolor por el fallecimiento de nuestra leyenda, Diego Armando Maradona.— AFA (@afa) November 25, 2020
Siempre estarás en nuestros corazones 💙 pic.twitter.com/xh6DdfCFed
The Argentinian Football Association confirmed his passing writing:
The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You will always be in our hearts.
Maradona played for Barcelona and Napoli during his club career, winning two Serie A titles with the Italian side and scored 34 goals for his country of Argentina.
Thank you for everything, Diego pic.twitter.com/bJ9l3ixY7A— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 25, 2020
Perhaps his most famous performance was against England when he hand-balled a goal into the net which many believe should’ve resulted in a yellow card and the goal disallowed, however the goal was given, and the term ‘The Hand of God’ was born.
Maradona suffered for most of his life with a cocaine and alcohol addiction. Back in 1991 he was even banned from football for 15 months after testing positive for the drug.
In his homeland of Argentina, Maradona is recognized as a god. With huge murals of him across the entire nation.
Our thoughts go out to Maradona’s family, friends, and his many, many fans, during this hard time.
Rest in peace.