One of the legendary footballers of all time, Diego Maradona passes away aged 60 who had been struggling with health issues.
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, Pakistan’s football community paid condolences over the irreparable loss.
Saddam Hussain, the captain of Pakistan football team, said that Maradona was the all-time greatest and everyone’s favorite who inspired many to pick football.
“It is indeed a very sad news for everyone who loved football,” Saddam told.
“Even today, many would watch his videos to learn various skills of the game. The world has lost a football genius today,” said the 27-year-old midfielder who has represented Pakistan in 22 international games.
The former skipper of the Pakistan football team, Essa Khan said Maradona modernized the game of football and became a household name in every country where football is played.
He said that the Argentinian footballer was an inspiration for many.
“Players and coaches keenly watch his videos to know how he would move towards the goal post. His game was refreshing to watch for any football fan,” said Essa.
Pakistan’s mid-fielder Saadullah told that Maradona was a legend and no other footballer could match his level of brilliance on the field.
“I am saddened to know about his death,” he said.
On the other hand, Legendary Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo is deeply saddened on the passing of iconic footballer Diego Maradona.
“Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten,” he wrote.
Hoje despeço-me de um amigo e o Mundo despede-se de um génio eterno. Um dos melhores de todos os tempos. Um mágico inigualável. Parte demasiado cedo, mas deixa um legado sem limites e um vazio que jamais será preenchido. Descansa em paz, craque. Nunca serás esquecido.🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/WTS21uxmdL
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) November 25, 2020