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Maradona: Messi & Ronaldo are a cut above – no one will achieve half of what they've done
The Argentine legend has hailed his compatriot and the Portuguese superstar as two of the best footballers of all timeMaradona himself is widely considered one of the game’s greatest ever players after an illustrious career that included trophy-laden spells at Barcelona and Napoli and, perhaps most famously, a starring role in Argentina’s 1986 World Cup triumph in Mexico.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge from FC Bayern Munich paid tribute to the deceased Diego Maradona and reminded him of his duels with the Argentine star. «With Diego Maradona one of the greatest footballers in history has passed away. FC Bayern mourns with its relatives, with its home country Argentina and all its fans, ”said the CEO of FC Bayern Munich on Wednesday evening. “I had the honor of playing against him: three years in Serie A and with the German national team in the 1986 World Cup final. I'm proud to have seen him on the pitch. Diego Maradona won everything there was to win - and last but not least the hearts of everyone who loves the beauty of football. "
Argentina legend Maradona dies at 60 after suffering heart attack
Argentine soccer icon Diego Maradona died Wednesday, the Argentine Football Association confirmed. He was 60 years old. Maradona died after suffering a heart attack at his home near Buenos Aires, the former player's lawyer told Reuters. He was hospitalized earlier this month, and Maradona underwent emergency brain surgery to repair a subdural hematoma following the detection of a blood clot on the surface of his brain. He remained in Buenos Aires under the watch of his psychologist Diego Diaz and was treated for alcohol dependency.
President Herbert Hainer also praised one of the best footballers ever. «Anyone who has seen Diego Maradona play must be fascinated. His ingenuity on the ball is outstanding to this day. FC Bayern and the football world mourn one of the greatest in history, ”said Hainer.
Maradona became world champion in 1986 with the Argentine national team. In the final there was a 3-2 win against Germany for captain Rummenigge. In 1989 Maradona won the UEFA Cup with SSC Napoli. In the semifinals, the Italians prevailed against FC Bayern, at that time Maradona also met the current Munich coach Hansi Flick.
"Maradona was a sensational footballer," said Flick recently in the club magazine. Maradona even wore the FC Bayern jersey once. At the farewell game of Lothar Matthäus in 2000.
Diego Maradona: This is known from his last hours .
The Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona (1960-2020) died last Wednesday (November 25th) at the age of 60. According to a preliminary autopsy report, he died of "acute pulmonary edema and exacerbated chronic heart failure" in his home in Tigre, north of Buenos Aires. Argentine prosecutors have opened an investigation into the late football icon's death to see if negligence played a role in his death and to clarify the circumstances of the last few hours of his life.