Football Legend Diego Maradona Dies at 60 Following Heart Attack
The Greatest of All-time and Football legend Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack. He was recovering at his home in Tigre after undergoing brain surgery which took place earlier this month.
He had been hospitalised at the start of this month, after complaining of low spirits and fatigue.
La Plata clinic test reports revealed a blood clot on the brain, which doctors later revealed was operated on successfully.
Diego Maradona started his professional career with Argentinos Juniors at the age of 16 and then he went on to be considered one of the greatest players ever to step onto a football field.
The diminutive left-footed forward went on to play for reputed clubs like Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boys as a player, and the likes of Racing Club, Dorados, Gimnasia and the Argentina national team.
It was with the Albiceleste, though, with which his name was immortalised.
Maradona was quite instrumental in taking Argentina to their second World Cup triumph in 1986, captaining the team which prevailed over West Germany in the final under the stewardship of Carlos Bilardo.
He scored five goals over the course of the tournament to finish second in the top scorer rankings. The Argentina legend scored twice to take down England in a 2-1 victory, the first goal scored with his infamous ‘Hand of God’ and the second after dribbling across several opponents in what would soon be dubbed the ‘Goal of the Century’.