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Sports Argentina legend Maradona dies at 60 after suffering heart attack

20:51  25 november  2020
20:51  25 november  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Argentinian football legend and winner of the 1986 World Cup, Diego Maradona , has passed away at home in Tigre after suffering a heart attack , according to reports in Argentina .

He was 60 . Maradona suffered a heart attack in Tigre, Buenos Aires, after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain earlier this month Maradona led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup and won league championships in Italy and at home, granting him the sort of iconic status normally

Argentine soccer icon Diego Maradona died Wednesday, the Argentine Football Association confirmed. He was 60 years old.

Diego Maradona standing in front of a crowd © El Grafico / Getty Images Sport / Getty

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.

One of the greatest players of all time, Maradona guided Argentina to victory at the 1986 World Cup, and he starred at the club level for Barcelona, Napoli, and Boca Juniors, among others.

Diego Maradona, soccer legend who led Argentina to 1986 World Cup title, dies at 60

  Diego Maradona, soccer legend who led Argentina to 1986 World Cup title, dies at 60 Diego Maradona, the legendary soccer midfielder who led Argentina to the World Cup title in 1986, has died at age 60, his agent said on Wednesday.Matias Morla, Maradona’s longtime agent, confirmed his death to EFE (via ESPN) on Wednesday.

Diego Maradona -- widely considered one of the greatest soccer players of all-time -- has died at his home in Argentina , according to his reps. He was 60 . Maradona , who was still recovering after emergency brain surgery earlier this month, reportedly suffered a heart attack at his home

Soccer legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 , the Argentine Football Association announced on Diego Maradona holds up the World Cup trophy after Argentina beat West Germany in the 1986 final. Maradona fell ill while coaching Argentine first-division Gimnasia y Esgrima on Oct.

Captain of the Albiceleste side that captured the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, Maradona is largely remembered for the "Hand of God" goal against England in the quarterfinals. The diminutive second striker was involved in 10 goals (five goals and five assists) while leading Argentina to its second World Cup conquest, a mark that hasn't been matched since.

Maradona would go on to score 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina while appearing in four World Cups. The Buenos Aires-born footballing deity also led Argentina to the 1990 final before bowing out to West Germany, and he took part in the 1994 installment in the United States before being sent home after testing positive for ephedrine.

During a decorated club career that lasted over two decades, Maradona lifted three domestic trophies with Barcelona before guiding Napoli to the Scudetto in 1986-87 and 1989-90. He also won the UEFA Cup with Napoli in 1988-89, marking the Italian side's most successful period in its history.

Maradona returned to Boca Juniors for a second stint, and retired with his hometown side in 1997 on his 37th birthday.

Argentina appointed Maradona as its national team manager in 2008, and he stepped down after losing to Germany in the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup.

Maradona then held coaching positions in the United Arab Emirates and Mexico, and he was managing Argentinian top-flight side Gimnasia y Esgrima at the time of his death.

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Diego Maradona's doctor targeted by an investigation for manslaughter .
Argentinian justice wants to know if there was not negligence of the doctor in the death of the former football star. View on euronews © Diego Maradona press office / AFP In Argentina, Diego Maradona's doctor is ordered to explain what his famous footballer patient died of. Doctor Leopoldo Luque is the subject of an investigation for manslaughter. Searches were carried out at his home and at his office. Diego Maradona died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home.

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