Diego Armando Maradona dies age 60, Napoli to rename their stadion in his honour

Diego Armando Maradona dies age 60, Napoli to rename their stadion in his honour

One of football's most beloved legends Diego Armando Maradona has passed away aged 60 due to a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home.

He had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November and was to be treated for alcohol dependency. The tolls of his wild lifestyle came and took Argentina's biggest footballing legend.

Maradona was captaining Argentina when it won the 1986 World Cup, scoring the famous 'Hand of God' goal against England in the quarter-finals. The country will be in national mourning for three days.

Leo Messi took to social media to write a farewell.

"A very sad day for all Argentines and football. He leaves us but does not leave, because Diego is eternal. I keep all the beautiful moments lived with him and I send my condolences to all his family and friends," wrote the younger Argentinian legend.

Cristiano Ronaldo also took to the social media to write a goodbye posting a photo with Maradona.

"Today I bid farewell to a friend and the world bids farewell to an eternal genius. One of the best of all time. 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," said CR7.

Today's football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo "could not even dream" of being admired as much as Maradona was, said Diego's former Argentina team-mate Ossie Ardiles.

In his career, the World Cup with Argentina was his most important trophy, won in Mexico in 1986. He also won the league with Boja Juniors. He won the Copa del Rey and the now-defunct Copa de la Liga with Barcelona, while also getting the Supercup of Spain.

Spending seven years at Napoli, he won two Serie A titles, one Copa Italia, one UEFA Cup (now Europa League), and one Italian Supercup. Napoli announced it will change the name of their San Paolo to honour their Diego who to this day remains a cult figure in the city.

He also represented Argentinos Juniors, Sevilla, and Newell's Old Boys during his long career.  


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  • 3
    Maradona 26.11.2020. 15:13:02
    my dear... I was watching him live as a kid.. cant find a proper comparation to that feeling...
    Rest in peace my lovely Diego..

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