Argentina football legend Diego Maradona has died of a heart attack at the age of 60. Argentine media confirmed the news.
Maradona died at his home in Tigre. He was so ill for several days. Maradona returned home from the hospital last month. He underwent emergency brain surgery at a hospital in Buenos Aires. Clots clotted to the brain were removed.
At that time, Maradona had a serious problem with drug addiction. He was taken to a drug rehabilitation center in Tigre for rehabilitation.
Maradona was admitted to the hospital in early November. He had a blood clot in his brain. Doctors claimed Maradona’s brain had undergone successful surgery.
But he died two weeks after being discharged from the hospital.
According to the Argentine media ‘TYC Sports’, he had a heart attack this afternoon local time. The legend could not survive this illness. The media ‘Clarin’ also confirmed the news of Maradona’s death.
In addition to helping Argentina win the 1986 World Cup almost alone, Maradona has given a memorable season to Italian club Napoli. Maradona has twice won the Serie A and UEFA Cup with Napoli.
Many experts, football critics, former and current players and football fans consider him the best footballer of all time. He co-founded FIFA, the governing body of world football, with Pel, the best player of the twentieth century.
Maradona is the only player to set a world record in terms of double transfer fees. The first transfer to Barcelona cost 5 million and the second transfer to Napoli cost £ 6.9 million.
In his professional career, Maradona has played for Argentina Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boys. He scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina at the international level.
He has participated in four FIFA World Cups. Including the 1986 World Cup, where he captained Argentina and led the team to victory. Won the gold medal as the best player of the competition.
Despite having little experience as a manager, Maradona was appointed coach of the Argentina national team in November 2008. He was in this position for eighteen months until the end of his contract after the 2010 World Cup.