Death of Diego Maradona | Diego Maradona dies: Argentinian football legend and FIFA World Cup winner dies at 60
Diego Maradona died on Wednesday | Photo: Instagram / @Mbappe @Bale | Photo credit: Instagram
- Legendary Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona died on Wednesday
- Maradona was 60 when he died of a heart attack
- Maradona will be forever remembered for his “Hand of God” goal against England
In tragic news for all football fans around the world, legendary Argentine footballer and former FIFA World Cup winner Diego Maradona passed away on Wednesday. Widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers to have played the beautiful game, Maradona was 60 when he died after apparently suffering a cardiopulmonary arrest.
According to Maradona’s lawyer, the former Argentine captain died of a heart attack. The former FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli mainstay had recently struggled with health issues and the prolific Argentinian scorer underwent emergency surgery for a subdural hematoma a few months ago. Previously, it was reported that the football icon had been admitted to the Ipensa clinic in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Maradona was diagnosed with anemia and dehydration last week.
Maradona is fondly remembered for guiding Argentina to World Cup glory during the 1986 flagship event. Only Maradona’s close associates and family members were allowed to visit the 60-year-old when the legendary footballer was admitted to the Buenos Aires rehabilitation clinic.
The lawyer for the football genius had revealed that Maradona had gone through the “most difficult moment of her life” amid the current coronavirus crisis. “I think it was a miracle that they found this bleeding in his brain which could have cost him his life,” Maradona’s lawyer said. BBC before his tragic death on Wednesday.
Speaking of Maradona’s footballing legacy, the legendary player was one of two co-winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. Besides his scoring exploits, Maradona was also famous for his impeccable vision, passing, ball control and dribbling skills. He has represented some of the well-known names in club football including Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli and Sevilla.
Maradona also coached Messi’s Argentina at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In the aftermath of Maradona’s tragic death, the Argentine presidency has announced that the late great footballer will rest at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires for the three days. of national mourning.