Wednesday, 25 November 2020 16:39

Argentine legend Diego Maradona dies of heart attack, aged 60

Football icon Diego Maradona has passed away aged 60 after suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest on Wednesday. Maradona underwent surgery earlier this month to remove a blood clot from his brain.

He was released from the clinic in Buenos Aires two weeks ago.

Maradona is widely recognised as one of the greatest footballers of all time.

His professional career spanned 21 years with his crowning moment coming at the 1986 World Cup as he led Argentina to glory.

Maradona began his career at Argentinos Juniors before moving on to Boca Junior where he was quickly picked up by Barcelona.

Diego Maradona has passed away

Diego Maradona has passed away (Image: GETTY)
 

It was in Italy where Maradona was starting tone recognised as one of the greatest of all time.

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