Argentina legend Diego Maradona dies at aged 60
Football legend Diego Maradona, one of the greatest players of all time, has died at the age of 60. The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager suffered a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home less than a month after turning 60.
Police cars are seen outside the house where Diego Maradona was recovering from surgery, in Tigre, on the outskirt of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Wednesday
The legend is dead – long live the legend Diego Maradona. I have no recollection of a player who dribbled from one half to the other using both left and right leg so effortlessly. The Only player who scored using his hand and everybody else saw except the referee.
He had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November and was to be treated for alcohol dependency. Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, scoring the famous ‘Hand of God’ goal against England in the quarter-finals.
“Thank you for having existed, Diego. We’re going to miss you all our lives.” Maradona played for Barcelona and Napoli during his club career, winning two Serie A titles with the Italian side.
People wave to Argentinean football star Diego Maradona as he drives out of a hotel in southern Germany during the World Cup there in 2006
Argentina’s president Alberto Fernandez decreed three days of mourning following Maradona’s death.
The footballer’s family have yet to make any formal comment. Nine ambulances were sent to his house at around midday on Wednesday in the exclusive gated residential neighbourhood of San Andres north of Buenos Aires where Maradona went to live after leaving hospital.