Legend, Diego Armando Maradona, regarded by many as football’s greatest player of all time, has died at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack just two weeks after being released from hospital having suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager suffered a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home.
A statement release by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) on social media, read; “its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend”,
“You will always be in our hearts.”
The President of Argentina Alberto Fernandez also paid tribute to the former Barcelona player thereby declaring three days of national mourning in the South American country.
He said: “You took us to the top of the world. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of them all.”
“Thank you for having existed, Diego. We’re going to miss you all our lives.”
Diego Armando Maradona played for Barcelona and Napoli during his club career and won two Serie A titles with the Italian side and also scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina, including four World Cups appearances for the Albiceleste, leading them to the 1990 final in Italy.
He again captained them in their next quest at the world stage in the United States in 1994, however, was sent home after failing a drugs test for ephedrine.
Maradona retired from professional football in 1997 at 37 years of age when he had returned to his native Argentina playing for was Boca Juniors.
Maradona also managed the Argentine national team in 2008 and left after the 2010 World Cup, where they fell to Germany in the quarter-finals.
Your legend will live on, you will always be remembered Maradona.