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Football legend Diego Maradona died on Wednesday. He was 60 years old. Maradona died in his home and his death is attributed to a cardiorespiratory problem, according to Clarin.
Maradona has had a fair share of health issues recently. He was admitted to hospital in early November and had to undergo emergency brain surgery to treat a blood clot. The operation was successful and Maradona was released from the hospital.
Maradona is set to go down as one of the most talented offensive players the sport has ever seen. The soccer star led Argentina to a 1986 World Cup victory and scored 91 goals in his career with the national team. He is also responsible for one of the most memorable goals in the history of the sport – the Hand of God goal against England at the 1986 World Cup.
Luis Miguel Echegaray was accompanied by Andrés Cantor to remember the extraordinary life of Diego Maradona in an emergency episode of Que Golazo! Podcast. Listen below:
After completing his active career, he worked as a manager and coached the national team. He trained Gimnasia de La Plata until his death.
Former Brazilian soccer star and fellow legend Pele was one of many in the sports world to pay tribute to Maradona on Wednesday.
Que notícia dreary. Eu perdi um grande amigo e o mundo perdeu uma lenda. Ainda há muito a ser dito, mas por agora, que Deus dê força para os familiares. Um dia, eu espero que possamos jogar bola juntos no céu. image. Twitter. com / 6Li76HTikA
Hoje despeço-me de um amigo e o mundo desperate-se de um génio eterno. Um dos melhores de todos os tempos. To mágico inigualável. Part demasiado cedo, mas deixa um legado sem limites e um vazio que jamais será preenchido. Descansa em paz, crazy. Nunca serás esquecido. 🙏🏽 image. Twitter. com / WTS21uxmdL
Mon idole est décédée, RIP Diego Armando Maradona, my first soccer jersey, the man behind my love for soccer Gracias El Pibe 💔🇦🇷 🇦🇷 🇦🇷 🇦🇷 🇦🇷 pic. Twitter. com / Xns3Z72pxt
We are deeply saddened by the death of the great soccer player Diego Maradona, an extraordinarily talented soccer player who has surpassed the sport. Our thoughts and condolences to Diego’s family, friends and those who knew him. image. Twitter. com / qUyc5BJ1OD
Mi piange il cuore, è stato un onore affrontarti, avevi un cuore grande. Twitter. com / U61pv6QRih
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