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Argentina’s Football Legend, Diego Maradona Dies At 60

The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager suffered a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home.
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Football legend Diego Maradona, one of the greatest players of all time, has died at the age of 60.

Argentina's Football Legend, Diego Maradona Dies At 60
Diego Maradona is dead

The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager suffered a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home.

He had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November and was to be treated for alcohol dependency.

Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, scoring the famous ‘Hand of God’ goal against in the quarter-finals.

In a statement on , the Argentine Football Association expressed “its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend”, adding: “You will always be in our hearts.”

Argentina's Football Legend, Diego Maradona Dies At 60
Argentina’s Football Legend, Diego Maradona Dies At 60

Declaring three days of national mourning, Alberto Fernandez, the president of Argentina, said: “You took us to the top of the world. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of them all.

“Thank you for having existed, Diego. We’re going to miss you all our lives.”

Maradona played for and Napoli during his club career, winning two Serie A titles with the side.

He scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina, representing them in four World Cups.

Samuel Nelson
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