Diego Maradona Has Passed Away Age 60 After Cardiac Arrest

Diego Maradona Has Passed Away Age 60 After Cardiac Arrest

Argentina football legend Diego Maradona has died of a heart attack at age 60, his lawyer has confirmed.

Shortly before the announcement that shocked a nation, Argentine media reported Maradona had suffered a serious health setback on Wednesday and was being treated by doctors at his home north of Buenos Aires.

This news has come via the Argentinian newspaper Clarin, who state that Maradona had been living in this area since having surgery for a blot clot in his brain.

The football world is reeling from the news Diego Maradona is dead.


Maradona, who was regarded as one of the greatest to have taken the football pitch, leaves a rich legacy behind him and remains the only captain to have guided Argentina to a World Cup win.

He had brain surgery for a subdural hematoma and was released Nov 11.

During a career that spanned nearly 500 games he played for Barcelona, Napoli and Sevilla.

He was largely responsible for Argentina's World Cup victory in 1986 in Mexico, scoring two famous goals in one game against England in the quarter-finals. He then went on to have a trophy-laden career for several clubs in Europe.

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