Diego Maradona passes away aged 60

Sport360 staff 22:13 25/11/2020
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  • Diego Maradona lifts the World Cup in 1986

    Diego Maradona, one of football’s greatest talents, has died at the age of 60.

    The Argentine suffered a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires, having recently been treated to remove a blood clot on his brain.

    A World-Cup winning captain in 1986, Maradona gripped the footballing public around the globe with a flair and panache rarely seen before.

    He represented his country across four World Cups, and a total of 91 games, scoring 34 times in the process.

    At club level he will be most fondly remembered for his time at Napoli, delivering two Serie A titles to the Naples club that was barely staving off relegation when he arrived.

    High profile spells at Barcelona and Boca Juniors made him a household name.

    Much loved in the UAE, Maradona spent time a coach of Al Wasl, and latterly Fujairah,  as part of a managerial career that also included a two year stint leading his county.

    The sporting world has been quick to pay tribute to an icon who transcended sport to become a global megastar, here’s a round up from social media.

    A rival for so many years, Pele bid farewell to ‘a great friend’

    There are simply no words in Naples…
    Barcelona opened up the archives….
    Boca Juniors gave thanks,

    Gary Lineker, on the wrong end of the Hand of God in 1986, shared a video of himself with Maradona

    Here at Sport360 we went through the archives to unearth this video of him talking about his other goal in that quarter-final in Mexico City
    Al Wasl – where he managed from 2011-12 paid tribute