Diego Armando Maradona, one of the world’s greatest soccer players, has died at the age of 60.
Former Argentina star Diego Armando Maradona has been diagnosed with a heart condition while he staid at home.
The former skipper of the national football team died after a heart attack at his home in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, his spokesman said.
Earlier this month,
Maradona underwent successful surgery for cerebral palsy. This was which was followed by treatment for alcoholism.
Maradona, one of the greatest players in the history of the world, won the 1986 World Cup and was the captain of the team.
He will always be remembered for his “hand in hand” goal against Argentina in the quarter-finals against England.
He has also played for Barcelona in Spain and Napoli in Italy. He also won two Serie A titles.
"We are always saddened by the death of our hero," the Argentine Football Association said in a statement on social media following the news of Maradona's death.
Maradona has scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina at four World Cups.
Maradona has long been known for his use of banned stimulants and drugs, and he has been banned from sports.
Maradona left professional football 23 years ago at the age of 37; After coaching teams in Argentina, he coached the national team and qualified for the World Cup.
Napoli, who Maradona, inspired to two Serie A titles as well as the Coppa Italia and Uefa Cup, issued a simple tweet in English.
He then coached teams in the United Arab Emirates and Mexico at various times and coached a national team until his death.