Diego Armando Maradona, one of the greatest football players ever to grace the game of soccer, has passed away at the age of 60.
Born on October 30, 1960, the late legend was an innovative playmaker whose impact on the field of play cannot be over-emphasized. The Argentine forward inscribed his authority in the classic number 10 position to earn a well-deserved admiration from football lovers globally.
Shortly before his death, Maradona was reported by the Argentine media to have suffered a serious health setback on Wednesday and was being treated at his home north of Buenos Aires.
The football great has had a long period of recuperation from overuse of drugs and alcoholism. In-fact, Maradona has been admitted to hospital time in the last 20 years for serious health issues – two of which were potentially fatal – due to his drug and alcohol addictions.
Earlier this month, he underwent surgery to remove a clot lodged between his brain and skull. There were wide jubilations by fans of the legend after the surgery which was declared successful. However, his death came as a huge shock when announced.
TyC Sports channels report “There are four ambulances at the door of the residence; they have summoned family members to come” “It is serious.”
Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Maradona was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century Award. His creativity on the ball earned him the nickname “El Pibe de Oro” (“The Golden Kid”), a name that stuck with him for a long time.
Shortly before the announcement that shocked the world, Argentine media reported Maradona had suffered a serious health setback on Wednesday and was being treated at his home north of Buenos Aires.
He played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boys during his club career, and is most famous for his time at Napoli and Barcelona where he won numerous accolades.
Maradona will forever be remembered for a controversial handball goal he scored to secure his team’s win over England.
The Argentine talented footballer had gone ahead to tag the goal a “Hand of God”.
💙❤ Always in our memory pic.twitter.com/FM2qPkekuI— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 25, 2020
♾ A legend never dies… ✨pic.twitter.com/CrYxpHnXvA— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) November 25, 2020
POR SIEMPRE EN NUESTROS CORAZONES, JAMÁS TE OLVIDAREMOS, DIEGO. pic.twitter.com/Z8wJpFBSUP— Boca Juniors 🇦🇷 (@BocaJuniors_GO) November 25, 2020