Diego Maradona dies at 60 is about one of the most prestigious footballers of the world, Diego Maradona who passed on on Wednesday 25th November, 2020 after a heart attack. Read about his life, accolades and his journey to unknown destination.
Who is Diego Maradona? – Diego Maradona dies at 60
Diego Maradona is an Argentine footballer who virtually did all the wonders in the world football. He was most popular for his Hand of God goal against England in the 1986 world cup quarter final 2 – 1 victory. Obviously, Maradona as fondly called was extremely skillful, creative and played with passion unseen before. See more.
Maradona was born on October 30th 1960 at Lanus Argentina. He was 1.67m in height and played as a left-footed attacking midfielder. He was also very sociable with accounts in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, to mention a few.
He was born to a poor family at the Policlínico (Polyclinic) Evita Hospital in Lanús, Buenos Aires Province Argentina on 30th October, 1960. He was raised in Villa Fiorito and was the first son after four daughters. Though Maradona’s teo younger brothers ( Hugo (el Turco) and Raúl (Lalo)) were professional footballers, they weren’t as popular as him.
Maradona’s father, Diego Maradona “Chitoro” who lived between 1927–2015 was Guaraní, while his mother, Dalma Salvadora Franco, ‘Doña Tota’ who lived between 1930–2011 was of Italian descent. At the age of 3, Maradona received his first football gift which gave him the addiction to the game.
When asked who inspired him to success, he didn’t waste time to name Rivelino and Manchester United winger George Best as his legends.
Diego Maradona was was discovered by Francisco Cornejo who was his youth coach. Hear what he said;
“When Diego came to Argentinos Juniors for trials, I was really struck by his talent and couldn’t believe he was only eight years old. In fact, we asked him for his ID card so we could check it, but he told us he didn’t have it on him. We were sure he was having us on because, although he had the physique of a child, he played like an adult. When we discovered he’d been telling us the truth, we decided to devote ourselves purely to him.“
He was one of the the 20th century legends of football with record of 2 times FIFA Footballer of the year. of He was in fact a FOOTBALL SUCCESS STORY.Due to his great skills on the ball, he was nick-named “El Pibe de Oro” (“The Golden Kid”) and stayed with him till the end of his career.
You will see an encyclopedia of his football life and career on the image below
He broke the career deadlock twice with his move to Barcelona and Napoli for a then-world record fee of £5 million and £6.9 million respectively.
You will also see more about his career goals and statistics below; His goal tally was due to his great skills and eyes on goal as often as possible and was also known as a specialist on free-kicks.
He scored 34 career goals for Argentina with 91 caps, including the Mexico 1986 world cup final when he led them to victory over West Germany in the finals. He also won the competition’s Golden Boot Award. He was the Goal of the Century Award winner when he dribbled past 5 England players to score the 2nd goal through 60m distance.
His Offense, Ban Story and Death
Maradona was an addict of cocaine from the mid-80s until 2004. In 1983 at Barcelona, be was alleged to have began using the drug. But when he came to Napoli, he was deeply into it that it interfered with his playing ability negatively.
This drug use deeply affected him that he was banned from playing football and afterwards recalled back.
Due to his ability to put on weight, he increasingly suffered from obesity that he was weighing 280 lb (130 kg) at one point and on 6th March 2005, had to undergo gastric bypass surgery in a clinic in Colombia.
After two years, precisely March 29th 2007, he was readmitted to to a hospital in Buenos Aires. Treatment for Hepatitis as an effect of heavy alcohol abuse was administered to him. He became sick severally that there were several rumors of his death at different times.
Even though he had earlier announced on Argentinian TV that he had stopped alcohol and drug abuse, in January 2019, he was treated of Hernia after it has caused him serious internal bleeding in his stomach.
Supposedly for psychological reasons, on 2nd November 2020, he was admitted to a hospital in La Plata. Even though a football representative has said his condition wasnt serious, after two days, he underwent a brain surgery to cure/treat subdural hematoma.
After a successful surgery, he was discharged on 15th November 2020 and was given serious and close monitoring as an outpatient. Surprisingly to everyone, on Wednesday 25th November 2020, he had a heart attack and could not survive it. He died of a heart attack at his Argentinian home, Tigre, Buenos Aires.
You can learn more about Maradona, his full life story and everything about his career HERE. Also, Diego Mardona has been severally compared with the 21st century football legend, Lionel Messi who has been miraculous in the field of play.
Diego Maradona dies at 60
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