Football Legend Diego Maradona Dies At 60
Football legend Diego Maradona one of the greatest players of all time has died at the age of 60. The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager suffered a heart attack. Diego had a successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November and was to be treated for alcohol dependency. Maradona was the captain when
Argentina won the 1986 World Cup producing a series of sublime individual performances to lead his team to glory. In a statement on Twitter, the Argentine Football Association expressed its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend adding you will always be in our hearts. Maradona 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 led his country to the 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 2nd 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 the Argentine giants Boca Juniors. 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 were beaten by Germany in the quarter finals. Subsequently, he managed teams in the United Arab Emirates and Mexico and was in charge of the Gimnasia y Esgrima in Argentina’s top flight at the time of his death.