Diego Maradona, the Argentinian Football legend passed away at 60 on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest, and he was pronounced dead at the property near where one of his daughters with Claudia Villafane, his ex-wife lives.
He underwent surgery earlier this month to permanently remove a blood clot from his brain. However, he was released from the clinic two weeks ago in Buenos Aires. The news of the death of Diego Maradona was confirmed by The Argentine FA releasing a statement on the death of Maradona.
The Argentine Football Association expresses its deepest sorrow through its President Claudio Tapia for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. He will always be in our hearts.
Both former as well as current footballers all over the world started paying tribute on social media after hearing the sad news of his passing.
Gary Lineker said in his tweet that he was the best player of his generation by some distance and he was arguably the greatest of all time. After living a blessed but troubled life, hopefully, he will finally find some peace and comfort in the hands of God. #RipDiego.
Diego Maradona Dead: Football Legend Passes Away At 60
Marcus Rashford also paid tribute to the legend by posting a photo of a young Maradona captaining Argentina with the caption, Legendary. Pele, the Brazil football icon mourned over his death and sent a poignant message, “Certainly, one day we will kick a ball together in the sky above.
It was also announced by Alberto Fernandez, Argentina President that there will be three days of national mourning following the death of Diego Maradona. He tweeted that Maradona took us to the highest place in the world, and he made us immensely happy. He concluded by saying that he was the greatest of all.
Thanks for existing Maradona. We are really going to miss you for the rest of our lives.
Kylian Mbappe also posted an emotional message after learning of the death of Maradona. His tweet said, Rest In Peace legend, you still stay in the history of football forever. Thanks for all the pleasure that you gave to the whole world.
Reports from Argentina that Diego Armando Maradona has died. By some distance the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time. After a blessed but troubled life, hopefully he’ll finally find some comfort in the hands of God. #RipDiego
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 25, 2020
Football clubs all over the world also paid their tributes to the legendary footballer including Manchester United, and Barcelona. Though his game was all legendary, the second international goal of his life is considered his best.