Argentina’s football legend Diego Maradona has passed away due to a cardiac arrest, his lawyer has confirmed.
The former Barcelona and Napoli superstar underwent emergency surgery to address subdural haematoma around a month ago.
Maradona, 60, was arguably the first superstar to come out of soccer-mad Argentina who became a household name all around the world. Argentine President Alberto Fernandez has declared three days of national mourning.
Always a delight to be in his company. 🙌🏻 https://t.co/SfTo8SLqlR
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 25, 2020
Former Brazil superstar Pele mourned the passing of Maradona, “Certainly, one day we’ll kick a ball together in the sky above.”
Maradona raised questions about his health when he left the first-division team Gimnasia y Esgrima’s match, whom he was coaching, in the first half.
Maradona was considered one of the best ever to play the beautiful game. He was at the height of his powers during the 1986 World Cup where he led his country to the glory, before an untimely fall from grace after kicked out of the 1994 World Cup due to the doping charges.
He played for some of the best-know football clubs in the world, including Barcelona, Napoli and Boca Juniors. His legacy remains intact. RIP Legend.