Argentine football legend Diego Maradona passes away at 60, suffers cardiac arrest
Argentine Football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest, reportedly. Earlier this month Maradona left hospital having undergone surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain, with his lawyer Matias Morla saying it was a "miracle" that the clot "which could have taken his life, was detected."
In the last 20 years, Maradona has been admitted to the hospital thrice for serious health concerns due to his drug and alcohol addictions. Recently, due to COVID-19, he had regularly been forced to stay at home in isolation.
Hasta siempre, Diego.
— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) November 25, 2020
Maradona was an Argentine professional footballer and football manager. He was widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time, and by many as the greatest ever. He was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. Maradona's vision, passing, ball control and dribbling skills were combined with his small stature, which gave him a low center of gravity allowing him to maneuver better than most other football players; he would often dribble past multiple opposing players on a run.
His presence and leadership on the field had a great effect on his team's general performance, while he would often be singled out by the opposition. In addition to his creative abilities, he also possessed an eye for goal and was known to be a free-kick specialist. A precocious talent, Maradona was given the nickname "El Pibe de Oro" ("The Golden Boy"), a name that stuck with him throughout his career.
In 2019, a documentary on Maradona was released by his name Diego Maradona. It revolved around his career as a celebrated football player.