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Argentina: Football legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60 *ARCHIVE*01:28

Argentina: Football legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60 *ARCHIVE*

Argentina, Multiple locations
November 25, 2020 at 17:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Argentinian football legend Diego Armando Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday morning at his home in Tigres, a suburb of Buenos Aires. He had turned 60 years old on October 30.

Earlier this month, the former footballer and manager underwent an successful operation to remove a blood clot from his brain. After the surgery, Maradona remained hospitalised due to "low blood pressure, anemia and dehydration" and abstinence due to alcohol addiction. He then moved to his house in Tigres, where he was recovering.

Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez decreed three days of national mourning.

Born in Buenos Aires, Maradona is widely considered to have been one of the best footballers of all time, having led Argentina to a World Cup title in 1986 and a World Cup final in 1990.

At club level, he most notoriously played for Barcelona and Napoli, where he became a local hero. It was in Naples that his cocaine addiction took grip and almost ruined his footballing career.

In 2000, Diego Maradona was voted Fifa’s Player of the Century alongside Pele.

Argentina: Football legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60 *ARCHIVE*01:28
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Argentinian football legend Diego Armando Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday morning at his home in Tigres, a suburb of Buenos Aires. He had turned 60 years old on October 30.

Earlier this month, the former footballer and manager underwent an successful operation to remove a blood clot from his brain. After the surgery, Maradona remained hospitalised due to "low blood pressure, anemia and dehydration" and abstinence due to alcohol addiction. He then moved to his house in Tigres, where he was recovering.

Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez decreed three days of national mourning.

Born in Buenos Aires, Maradona is widely considered to have been one of the best footballers of all time, having led Argentina to a World Cup title in 1986 and a World Cup final in 1990.

At club level, he most notoriously played for Barcelona and Napoli, where he became a local hero. It was in Naples that his cocaine addiction took grip and almost ruined his footballing career.

In 2000, Diego Maradona was voted Fifa’s Player of the Century alongside Pele.

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