One of the greatest football players of all time, Argentina’s famous football player Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 due to cardiac arrest. Earlier this month, he underwent an operation for clotting in the brain. This operation was successful.
It was told that Maradona was also going to be treated for alcohol dependency (alcohol addiction).
Marodona first came into prominence with the 1982 World Cup football. The World Cup was played in Spain but only 21-year-old Maradona emerged as Argentina’s star player at the time.Then in 1986, when Argentina won the World Cup, Maradona was the captain of that team.
He also played for renowned football clubs such as Barcelona and Napoli. Maradona played 91 matches for Argentina in which he scored 34 goals. Not only that, he represented Argentina in four World Cups.
In the second phase of his career, Maradona became a victim of cocaine addiction. In 1991, he was found positive for the drugs test and was banned from the sport for 15 months. Maradona retired from professional football in 1997 on his 37th birthday.
Maradona was appointed head coach of Argentina’s soccer team in 2008. He left the post in the year 2010 when Germany defeated Argentina’s team in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. He was also in charge of the teams of UAE and Mexico.
His fans all over the world are saddened by the news of Diego Maradona’s sudden death. Fans from different countries, including India, are paying tribute to him in their own way.