Football icon Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 following a heart attack.
Diego Armando Maradona Franco was an Argentine professional footballer and football manager.
Several football fans regard him as one of the greatest football players of all time. Some even see him as the greatest ever.
Described as a “classic number 10” in the media, Maradona was a traditional playmaker who usually played in a free role, either as an attacking midfielder behind the forwards or as a second striker in a front–two. Maradona also played the role of an offensive-minded central midfielder in a 4–4–2 formation on several occasions.
Maradona was renowned for his dribbling ability, vision, close ball control, passing, and creativity, and is considered one of the most skillful players in football history.
Diego Maradona cause of death
Diego Maradona passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack.
The Napoli legend had been hospitalized at the start of November after complaining of low spirits and fatigue just days after celebrating his 60th birthday.
He was subsequently admitted at the La Plata clinic where a series of tests revealed a blood clot on his brain.
Doctors had earlier revealed that a successful surgery was conducted to remove the blood clot.
Maradona was subsequently discharged from hospital but remained under active medical supervision in his house near Tigre.
Sadly, Maradona passed away on Wednesday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest. According to credible sources, paramedics arrived at the scene but failed to revive him.
The Argentine national team’s official Twitter account confirmed the heartbreaking news of his passing on Wednesday.
"The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona," They wrote.
Before his passing, Diegeo maradona was the head-coach of Gimnasia.
As a player, he featured for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boys.
In his international career with Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals. Maradona played in four FIFA World Cups, including the 1986 World Cup in Mexico where he captained Argentina and led them to victory over West Germany in the final, and won the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player.
Maradona will be remembered as one of the greatest football players ever.