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Football world in shock as Diego Maradona dies

The football world has been left in shock as legend Diego Maradona dies weeks after leaving hospital, it’s been announced.

According to reports, he suffered from a heart attack just two weeks after being released from hospital after treatment for a bleed on his brain.

He has died at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to reports in his native Argentina.

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It was then announced by the media that he was to be treated for alcohol dependency.

Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, helped Argentina win the World Cup in 1986, the pinnacle of an illustrious career.

He played club football for Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona among others and was adored by millions for his brilliant skills.

Maradona was responsible for the infamous ‘Hand of God’ that eliminated England from the 1986 tournament.


Senior career
1976–1981 – Argentinos Juniors – 167 games (116 goals)
1981–1982 – Boca Juniors – 40 games (28 goals)
1982–1984 – Barcelona – 36 games (22 goals)
1984–1991 – Napoli – 188 games (81 goals)
1992–1993 – Sevilla – 26 games (5 goals)
1993–1994 – Newell’s Old Boys – 5 games(0 goals)
1995–1997 – Boca Juniors – 30 games (7 goals)
Total – 491 games (259 goals)

National team
1977–1979 – Argentina U20 – 15 games (8 goals)
1977–1994 – Argentina – 91 games (34 goals)

Since leaving hospital, it is said the football icon had been in rehab for alcohol dependency.

“Diego has gone through maybe the most difficult moment of his life and I think it was a miracle that they found this bleeding in his brain that could have cost him his life,” his lawyer said.

Football fans quickly went to social media to mourn the devastating news this afternoon…

“Reports from Argentina that Diego Armando Maradona has died. By some distance the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time. After a blessed but troubled life, hopefully he’ll finally find some comfort in the hands of God,” said Gary Lineker.

Teams managed

1994 – Textil Mandiyú
1995 – Racing Club
2008–2010 – Argentina
2011–2012 – Al-Wasl
2013–2017 – Deportivo Riestra (assistant)
2017–2018 – Fujairah
2018–2019 – Dorados de Sinaloa
2019–2020 – Gimnasia de La Plata


Boca Juniors
Argentine Primera División: 1981 Metropolitano

Copa del Rey: 1983
Copa de la Liga: 1983
Supercopa de España: 1983

Serie A: 1986–87, 1989–90
Coppa Italia: 1986–87
UEFA Cup: 1988–89
Supercoppa Italiana: 1990

Argentina Youth
FIFA World Youth Championship: 1979

FIFA World Cup: 1986
Artemio Franchi Trophy: 1993

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