One of the legendary footballers of all time, Diego Maradona passes away aged 60 who had been struggling with health issues.
According to the details, Diego Armando Maradona had undergone a brain surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain earlier this month.
He, reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest which becomes the reason of his death.
Born in 1960 in Lanús, Buenos Aires, started his professional career for Argentinos Juniors before playing for Boca Juniors.
As soon as the news of his death circulated online, several renowned sports stars began tweeting to condole the irreparable loss.
Diego Armando Maradona has passed away. Terrible news. No words. Unbelievable. RIP, Dios 💙🙏🏻
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 25, 2020
RIP Diego Maradona, arguably one of the greatest footballers we have ever witnessed ⚽️🙏🏻
— Danny Mountain (@DannyMountain10) November 25, 2020
Reports from Argentina that Diego Armando Maradona has died. By some distance the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time. After a blessed but troubled life, hopefully he’ll finally find some comfort in the hands of God. #RipDiego
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 25, 2020
Diego Maradona was the greatest footballer of all-time. He played with a zest and freedom, the antidote to the stuffy technocrats who run football. A true genius. I’m so sad. 100-year-wave of football. #ripdiego #graciasdiego pic.twitter.com/5XhYYdcHRX
— Jonny Gould (@jonnygould) November 25, 2020
— Newell's Old Boys (@CANOBoficial_en) November 25, 2020
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 25, 2020
Earlier this month, Maradona had undergone brain surgery to remove a blood clot.
His personal physician had said that the Argentinian was recovering well as he “laughed and grabbed my hand” a day after the procedure.
“Diego is without any type of neurological deficit, without any type of complication associated with surgery,” Luque had said.
“Diego is fine, he is with analgesia. We are trying to make him recover progressively. They are decisions of the therapy doctors, with whom we are in full agreement. We are working together, along the same lines, and Diego has been responding very well.
“He is in a post-operative period and the moods are difficult to assess. However, when we removed the drain today he laughed, looked at me, grabbed my hand, and the first impression is it is favourable, but it is difficult to evaluate.”
Maradona was widely considered one of the greatest players of all time.
He played for Argentina 91 times, scoring 34 goals, and winning the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
It was at that tournament where he scored both his most famous and infamous international goals, with the latter going on to be known as the “Hand of God,” when he scored against England by striking the ball with his hand.
He, however, made his name for Italian side Napoli, with whom he won the Serie A titles in 1986–87, 1989–90.
In October 2008, Maradona was named head coach of Argentina’s national team, taking them to the quarter finals of the 2010 World Cup, where they lost 4-0 to Germany.