Football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November.
It was then announced he was to be treated for alcohol dependency.
One of the greatest players of all time, Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, producing a series of sublime individual performances.
He played for Barcelona and Napoli during his club career, winning two Serie A titles with the Italian side.
He gained a lot of fame for the “Hand of God” which kicked England from the 1986 World Cup tournament.
The “Hand of God” is a phrase used by Diego Maradona to describe a goal he scored in the Argentina-England final during the tournament.
Maradona scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina, representing them in four World Cups.
He led his country to the 1990 final in Italy but was returned home after he failed a drug test for ephedrine.
During the second half of his career, Maradona struggled with cocaine addiction and was banned for 15 months after testing positive for the drug in 1991.
He retired from professional football in 1997, on his 37th birthday
Story by: Eunice Young | universnewsroom.com