Football legend Diego Maradona passed away: Famous footballer Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest. The legendary football player had a heart attack at his home. Two weeks earlier, he had to undergo surgery due to a clot in the brain. Maradona has been called the greatest footballer of all time. He played a key role in winning the 1986 Football World Cup to Argentina. His career was excellent. (Football legend Diego Maradona passed away/Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60)
Maradona has also played for other clubs apart from Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona. Maradona is remembered for his ‘Hand of God’ at the 1986 tournament against England. (Football legend Diego Maradona passed away/Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60)
Earlier this month, he underwent an operation for clotting in the brain.
Marodona was first discussed in the 1982 World Cup of Football. This World Cup was played in Spain but only 21-year-old Maradona emerged as Argentina’s star player at that time. Then, when Argentina won the World Cup in 1986, Maradona was the captain of that team.
After this he also played for Barcelona and Napoli football clubs.
Diego Armando Maradona is a former Argentina football player and current manager of the Argentina national team. He is widely regarded as the best football player of all time.
Maradona has played club football for Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona. He has a lot of fan following across the world. Due to the addiction to drugs and alcohol, he has also been in controversies many times.
Maradona was born on October 30, 1960, in Lanus, a suburb of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Maradona grew up barefoot and struggled with poverty.
He made his international debut at the age of 16 on 27 February 1977 against Hungary. Despite his short stature, Maradona became one of the strongest players in midfield. Maradona captained Argentina to the 1978 Youth World Cup victory. South American Player of the Year in 1979 and ’80.
Debuted at the 1982 World Cup. Played four World Cups. In 1986, Maradona almost single-handedly led Argentina to the title of World Champion.
He also won the FIFA Golden Boot award for best player at that World Cup. Participating in four World Cups (1982, 86, 90, 94), Maradona played 91 international matches for Argentina, scoring 34 goals. He became Argentina’s head coach at the 2010 World Cup.
Diego Armando Maradona
Born: October 30, 1960
International matches: 91. Goal: 34
World Cups: 1982, 86, 1990, 94
World Cup matches: 21. Goal: 8
Club Matches: 588. Goal: 312