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Football legend Diego Maradona has died

Former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager, Diego Maradona, 60, has died from a heart attack.

Maradona, arguably, one of the greatest players of all time, was captain of the Argentina national team when they won the 1986 World Cup. He scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina, representing them in four World Cups.

During his club career, the legend played for Spanish giants Barcelona and Italian side Napoli, winning two Serie A titles with the Italian side along with an Italian Cup in 1987 and a UEFA Cup in 1991.

He retired from professional football in 1997, on his 37th birthday, during his second stint at Argentine giants Boca Juniors.

He briefly managed two sides in Argentina during his playing career and was appointed head coach of the national team in 2008 and departed after the 2010 World Cup.

He managed teams in the United Arab Emirates and Mexico and was in charge of Gimnasia y Esgrima in Argentina’s top flight at the time of his death.

Maradona also had a lengthy battle with drug abuse and had several visits to the hospital suffering heart problems.

Two weeks ago he was admitted to hospital for surgery on a blood clot in his brain, before being discharged to recover at home where he passed.

1 Comment

  1. A very busy life, with feet and management; but there’s always a price for fame,
    depending on how that part is managed, so, he paid a very painful price, sadly.
    I remember watching him at the top of his game, to me he was the greatest.

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