Football legend Diego Maradona has died at aged 60

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Diego Armando Maradona has suffered a cardiac arrest today and died aged 60, according to reports in Argentina.

The Argentine star suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest at his home in the city of Tigre, according to the Argentine newspaper "Clarín".

He underwent delicate brain surgery earlier this month and was discharged eight days later. He drained a small hemorrhage in the brain.

Doctor Leopoldo Luque said at the time that the surgery was considered simple, but there was concern for the physical condition of the former player.

It is noted that he has died on the same day as his friend, Cuban president and revolutionary Fidel Castro, who died on November 25, 2016.

Maradona with Fidel Castro.
Maradona with longtime friend Fidel Castro.

World champion in the 1986 World Cup, when he was immortalized by the goals he scored against England, Maradona was revered and treated like a god in Argentina.

His handball goal against England was known worldwide as the "Hand of God".

The other famous goal was when Maradona dribbled half the team (including the goalkeeper), which was selected in 2002 by FIFA as the most beautiful goal in the history of the World Cups.

Maradona also played in the 1982, 1990 and 1994 World Cups, when he was caught in the doping test.

Diego Armando Maradona was born on October 30, 1960 in Lanús, in the province of Buenos Aires, and was a coach Gimnasia y Esgrima.

Appointed as one of the greatest players in the history of world football, the Argentine star began his career at Argentinos Juniors, where he played between 1976 and 1981.

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Maradona representing Argentina.

Soon after, he played for Boca Juniors for a year and moved to Barcelona, ​​where he played between 1982 and 1984.

From there, he went to Napoli, Italy, where he won a UEFA Cup, two Italian Championships, a Cup and a Super Cup in Italy.

Maradona leaves three daughters (Dalma, Gianinna, Jana) and two sons (Diego and Diego Fernando).