Argentinian Soccer Legend, Diego Maradona Died at age of sixty due to a heart attack.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: A few days back, he was hospitalized and underwent brain surgery, and was released on 11th Nov 2020.
According to the media report, on the day of his death, Maradona woke up in the morning and said to his nephew, “I am not well. I’m going to sleep again. ”With that, he went back to his bedroom and there he had a heart attack. Maradona had been in poor health for many years and had suffered from a variety of ailments. He had even had several heart attacks before.
Legend footballer, Pele on his Instagram account pays tribute to the late Diego Maradona. He said, “What sad news. I have lost a great friend and the world has lost a legend. There is still much to be said, but for now, may God give strength to his family”.
Lionel Messi‘s tribute to Maradona: “He leaves us but he isn’t going anywhere, because Diego is eternal.”
Cristiano Ranaldo tweed “Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best of all time. An incomparable magician. He leaves too soon but leaves behind a limitless legacy and an emptiness that will never be filled. Rest in peace, great player. You’ll never be forgotten.”
There will be three days of national mourning after the death of Diego Maradona, announces Argentina President, Alberto Fernandez.
Diego Armando Maradona Franco was an Argentine professional footballer and football manager. He displayed football talent at an early age. At age of eight, he joined Las Cebollitas (“The Little Onions”), a boys’ team that went on to win 136 consecutive games and a national championship. He signed with Argentinos Juniors at age 14 and made his first-division debut in 1976, at age of 16. In 1976, Maradona made his debut with the national team, becoming the youngest Argentine ever to do so. But, he was not part of the 1978 World Cup-winning squad because it was felt that he was still too young. In 1979, he led the national under-20 team to a Junior World Cup championship.
Diego Maradona represents his country (Argentina) in World Cup 1982,1986,1990 and 1994.
Diego Maradona also played on South American championship-winning teams in 1987 and 1989.
Maradona was famous for the “Hand of God” goal in which he punched the ball into England’s net during the 1986 World Cup quarterfinals.
Maradona led his country (Argentina) to World Cup glory in 1986
Diego Maradona was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. He was a football icon that will be remembered for a long timer.
His jersey No. 10 became synonymous with him, as it also had with Pele, the Brazilian legend footballer. Pele and Diego Maradona are considered one of the greatest football players of all time.
Maradona was born on 30th October 1960 in the small town of Villa Fiorito, a province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was the fifth of eight children raised by his parents Diego Sr. and Doña Tota, Maradona grew up in a poor but close-knit household. He received his first soccer ball as a gift at age 3 and quickly became devoted to the game.
Famous Argentina’s soccer broadcaster, Victor Hugo Morales, said, ” Maradona will ultimately be remembered for a thrilling style of play that has never been duplicated”.
Maradona’s Carrer As Soccer Player:
Argentinos Juniors (1976–1981)
Boca Juniors (1976–1981)
Argentinos Juniors (1981–1982)
Newell’s Old Boys (1993–1994)
Boca Juniors (1995–1997)
Matches and Goals:
Club Football : 491 Matches, 259 Goals
National Team : 091 Matches, 034 Goals
Although, he was a superb footballer but the emotional Maradona was equally well known as a highly controversial player. In the 1980s, he became addicted to cocaine while playing in Spain. He was banned for fifteen 15 months after testing positive for the drugs in 1991. After three years, he was suspended due to became positive for ephedrine drug during the World Cup 1994.