Soccer Legend Diego Maradona Has Passed Away
Confirmed today by ESPN Argentina, It’s understood that Maradona died after having suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Tigre, Argentina.
The greatest goal of all time? #Maradona pic.twitter.com/bn7Mm2OBFf
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He had undergone a successful operation for a blood clot on his brain earlier this month.
Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, his longtime lawyer and agent has confirmed.
• Played in 4 World Cups
• Won 1986 World Cup and Golden Ball
• Won 9 club titles with Boca Juniors (1), Barcelona (3) and Napoli (5)
One of the all-time greats. pic.twitter.com/yv0WtvLDsU
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Born to a poor family in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Maradona went on to become one of the greatest football players of all time, having led clubs to championships in Argentina, Italy and Spain AND representing his home country in four World Cups.
”Even if I played for a million years, I’d never come close to Diego Maradona. Not that I would want to anyway. He’s the greatest there’s ever been.”
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A statement from the Argentina Football Association read: “The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest pain at the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You’ll always be in our hearts.”
Retired Brazilian soccer star Pele mourned the death of Maradona in a brief statement provided to Reuters by a representative.
“Certainly, one day we’ll kick a ball together in the sky above,” he said.
Jhulan Goswami picked the number 10 on her jersey for her childhood hero, Diego Maradona 💙 pic.twitter.com/Db9VZi5v9A
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“When God decides it’s time, I guess he’ll come for us”
– Diego Maradona
May your soul rest in piece legend. Your memory will live on forever. pic.twitter.com/VYcnH4gH8E
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