Diego Maradona is Dead At 60. World Mourns As Football Loses Its Brightest Star

Reports also suggest two weeks ago he had undergone surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain.

By India.com Sports Desk | Updated:Wed, November 25, 2020 11:25pm

Argentinian football icon Diego Maradona passes away at the age of 60 following a heart attack on Wednesday. Reports in ESPN and CNN confirm the news. Also Read - Frank Lampard Sacked: Chelsea Fans React as Blues Head Coach Gets Fired

Maradona was hospitalised after he complained of regularly being fatigued. His tests at the La Plata clinic revealed a blood clot in Maradona's brain, which doctors later revealed was operated on successfully. Also Read - Remove ATK Controversy: Mariners Hit Streets in Protest Over ATK Mohun Bagan Jersey Issue | WATCH

The footballing icon led the Argentinian football team to the 1986 World Cup triumph. He is famed for his 'Goal of the century' and hailed by many as the greatest ever. Also Read - FA Cup Roundup: Manchester City Beat Cheltenham 3-1; Arsenal Knocked Out After Shock Loss Against Southampton

He was currently the coach of Argentine Primera Divisi n club Gimnasia de La Plata.

The legend was in charge of the team at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa before leaving at the end of the tournament. He coached Dubai-based club Al Wasl in the UAE Pro-League for the 2011 12 season.

In 2017, Maradona became the coach of Fujairah before leaving at the end of the season. In May 2018, Maradona was announced as the new chairman of Belarusian club Dynamo Brest.

The entire world has gone into mourning as fans cannot believe that Maradona is no more. Renowned personalities from all across the globe are paying tribute to the soccer wizard.

The legend's final years were masked with controversies, but his legend inspired a generation and will always be regarded as one of the greatest footballers to have taken the pitch. Lionel Messi - who is regarded as a modern-day star - had admitted that Maradona had helped in shaping his footballing path.

Published:Wed, November 25, 2020 11:22pm | Updated:Wed, November 25, 2020 11:25pm

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