Diego Maradona: Argentina’s football superstar dies at 60 after suffering cardiac arrest

Argentina’s iconic football player Diego Maradona recently passed away. He was 60 years old and reportedly died from cardiac arrest. Scroll down for the details.
Diego Maradona: Argentina’s football superstar dies at 60 after suffering cardiac arrest
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According to reports by BBC, football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, reportedly for a cardiac arrest. The news comes after Diego, the former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager, had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November. It was then announced he was to be treated for alcohol dependency. 

 

Diego was one of the greatest players of all time, Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, producing a series of sublime individual performances. He played for Barcelona and Napoli during his club career, winning two Serie A titles with the Italian side. Maradona scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina, representing them in four World Cups. He also led his country to 1990 final in Italy, where they were beaten by West Germany, before captaining them again in the United States in 1994, but was sent home after failing a drugs test for ephedrine.

 

During the second half of his career, Maradona struggled with cocaine addiction and was banned for 15 months after testing positive for the drug in 1991. He retired from professional football in 1997, on his 37th birthday, during his second stint at Argentine giants Boca Juniors.

 

Having briefly managed two sides in Argentina during his playing career, Maradona was appointed head coach of the national team in 2008 and left after the 2010 World Cup, where his side was beaten by Germany in the quarter-finals. Most recently, he was managing teams in the United Arab Emirates and Mexico and was in charge of Gimnasia y Esgrima in Argentina's top flight till the time of his death.

 

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Anonymous 2 months ago

A sad loss.....!!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

May he RIP and my prayers for his family...

Anonymous 2 months ago

Rip

Anonymous 2 months ago

A legend. RIP. 2020 needs to end.

Anonymous 2 months ago

RIP my favorite football player

Anonymous 2 months ago

This is year is so harsh !! RIP legend. You will be missed tremendously.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Rip ..... u wer a true legend

Anonymous 2 months ago

RIP