The sad news of Diego Armando Maradona’s passing at the age of 60 on Wednesday has rocked the world of football.
The Argentine legend, who led his country to World Cup glory in 1986, underwent successful surgery on a blood clot in November, but had suffered from various health problems and drug abuse since his retirement from the game.
The Argentine Football Association said on Twitter: “The Argentine Football Association, through its president Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You will always be in our hearts.”
Hasta siempre, Diego.
— Selección Argentina 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) November 25, 2020
Considered to be one of the greatest footballers of all-time, the former playmaker lined out for Barcelona, Napoli and Boca Juniors during a career that was as successful as it was controversial.
In a curious parallel, Wednesday is also the 15th anniversary of George Best’s passing.