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From Argentina to Russia to Italy, Maradona was revered worldwide *ARCHIVE*02:13

From Argentina to Russia to Italy, Maradona was revered worldwide *ARCHIVE*

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November 25, 2020 at 19:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Apart from being one of the greatest footballers of all time, Diego Maradona will also be remembered for his many facets, as the news of his death took the world by surprise on Wednesday.

The football legend died of a heart attack at his home in Tigres, a suburb of Buenos Aires, at the age of 60.

Archive footage shows Maradona meeting with the Pope, receiving the honorary citizenship of Naples, praising Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview in Moscow and being welcomed by Gymnasia La Plata club fans in Argentina, as well as a statue of him being unveiled in Buenos Aires.

Born in Buenos Aires, Maradona 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, Boca Juniors 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.

From Argentina to Russia to Italy, Maradona was revered worldwide *ARCHIVE*02:13
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Apart from being one of the greatest footballers of all time, Diego Maradona will also be remembered for his many facets, as the news of his death took the world by surprise on Wednesday.

The football legend died of a heart attack at his home in Tigres, a suburb of Buenos Aires, at the age of 60.

Archive footage shows Maradona meeting with the Pope, receiving the honorary citizenship of Naples, praising Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview in Moscow and being welcomed by Gymnasia La Plata club fans in Argentina, as well as a statue of him being unveiled in Buenos Aires.

Born in Buenos Aires, Maradona 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, Boca Juniors 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.