The soccer world and its fans across the world currently are mourning.
It is with a heavy heart that we report breaking news out of Argentina. Legendary soccer player, Diego Maradona has passed away due to health complications after a surgery. We send our sincerest thoughts and prayers to Maradona’s family and Argentina 🙏🙏 RIP DIEGO
— Yellow Card Podcast (@PodcastCard) November 25, 2020
Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, his longtime lawyer and agent Matias Morla confirmed.
The World Cup-winner was recently hospitalized and underwent brain surgery and was released on Nov. 11. pic.twitter.com/T58i4RVDFH
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 25, 2020
Diego Maradona’s Legacy
He was one of the two joins winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th century award. Diego was born on October 30th of 1960 in Lanus, Argentina. In 1977, Diego’s incredible vision, passing, ball control and dribbling skills got him into the Argentina U20 and National soccer teams. After 5 years of being with the National Soccer Team, Diego would participate in the 1982 World cup for the first time. In 1986, Diego would win his first world cup with Argentina after facing a difficult and physical West Germany. Same year where he did “The Hand of God”
Aside of a wonderful career having played the beautiful game, Diego became Argentina’s head coach in 2008.
As head coach of Argentina, Diego often considered Lionel Messi as his predecessor and rightfully so. Lionel’s style of play reminds many of Diego’s at his young age.
Maradona struggled for years with his personal life.
From the mid-1980s until 2004, Maradona was dealing with a heavy addiction to cocaine. Allegedly, his addiction became a reality in 1983 as he played for Barcelona and by the time he was playing for Napoli, his use of cocaine became a “regular addiction”.
Maradona also suffered with obesity and had a major tendency of putting on weight, he was forced to undergo a gastric bypass surgery.
After the surgery, his surgeon put him on a liquid diet. Shortly after, once he was back in the eye of the public, he displayed a notably thinner figure.
November 2nd 2020: Diego is admitted to a hospital in La Plata, Argentina due to “psychological reasons”.
A day later, Diego underwent an emergency brain surgery to treat a hematoma and was released on November 12th after a successful surgery.
November 25th, Diego Maradona sadly passes away at his home in Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina due to health complications related to the surgery but also to a cardiac arrest.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and with the country of Argentina as they deal with this great loss.
~Diego Galvis (@Diego_TheDJ on Twitter)
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