Football Legend Diego Maradona Dies At 60 After A Brain Surgery.
Diego Maradona Dies At 60.
The Albiceleste superstar was getting well at his home in Tigre after undergoing brain surgery at the start of November.
Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack.
The Gimnasia coach was hospitalized at the start of November, days after celebrating the landmark birthday, while complaining of low spirits and fatigue.
Medical Check Up.
Tests at the La Plata clinic unveil a blood clot on the brain, which doctors later reveal was operated on successfully.
Maradona had later been release from hospital as an outpatient to carry on his recovery,
which he carried out in his residence in a private neighbourhood near Tigre, northern Buenos Aires.
But on Wednesday morning he suffered cardiac arrest, and paramedics at the scene were unsuccessful in reviving him.
Argentina Football Association president Claudio Tapia also expressed his “deep grief” after learning the news.
Maradona started his professional career with Argentinos’ Juniors at the age of 16
and carry on to be acclaim one of the greatest players ever to step into a football field.
The diminutive left-footed accelerated to represent Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boys as a player,
and the likes of Racing Club, Dorados, Gimnasia and the Argentina national team later as a coach.
It was with the Albiceleste, however, that his name was immortalize.
Maradona was influential in taking Argentina to their second World Cup triumph in 1986,
captaining the team that prevailed over West Germany in the final under the stewardship of Carlos Bilardo.
He scored five goals over the sequence of the tournament to finish second behind England’s Gary
Lineker in the top scorer rankings, with the pair meeting in a quarter-final match which has entered the annals
as possibly the most iconic, and definitely most controversial, in the World Cup’s 90-year history.
The Argentina No.10 scored twice to take down England in a 2-1 victory,
the first goal scored with his infamous ‘Hand of God’
and the second after dribbling around several opponents in what would soon be dubbed the ‘Goal of the Century’.
Maradona also helped his nation to attain a second consecutive World Cup final four years later, only to fall to West Germany.
May His perfect Soul Rest In Peace.