Diego Maradona, one of the greatest footballers of all time, has passed Away at 60. According to his spokesman Sebastian Sanshi, he died on Wednesday following a heart attack, two weeks after his release from the Hospital, following a Brain Surgery in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Maradona powered Argentina to World Cup success in 1986 and was the tournament’s best player, winning the Golden Ball. He netted twice against England in the quarter final, with his first Goal memorably dubbed “Hand OF God”. His second goal was awarded by FIFA back in 2002 as the “Goal Of The Century”.
“The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona” The Argentine FA confirmed the news on their Twitter handle.
“You will always be in our hearts.”
After the Argentina’s 1986 world cup triumph, Maradona led his country to another Final in 1990 but his career spiral sideways from then and ended in disgrace as he was notorious for his wayward lifestyle and failed two drug test at the 1994 World Cup.
A club legend in Napoli, where he won the Serie A titles twice but altimatly got banned Maradona got banned from playing football in 1991 after testing positive to cocaine.
Before his death, Maradona was first admitted to the Hospital in Plata, after being diagnosed with signs of depression, anemia and dehydration. Then got transferred to another Hospital in Olivos, where a Subdural Hematoma and had to undergo an emergency surgery.
The Subdural Hematoma was diagnosed by Dr Luque as a result of some Fall or some violent happenings, but the Argentine never recalled any of such, leading to the uncertainties on the cause of his illness, which stated out on October 30th while coaching Argentine First Division Side Gimnasia y Esgrima.