Diego Maradona: Football world mourns over the death of the legend

Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60
By Ernest Sunday

Football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 one week after successful brain surgery. All football lovers and fans have taken to social media to mourn Maradona.

Diego Maradona was regarded as one of the best players of his era alongside his Brazilian friend Pele. Maradona's death is a shock to every football lovers as many lists expected the legend to pass out sooner.

Maradona played for different clubs during his career including Napoli where he helped them lift their only two Serie A trophies, Argentinos Juniors and Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Newell's Old Boys and Sevilla.

Diego Maradona has coached different clubs since he retired from football including Textil Mandiyú in 1994, Racing Club in 1995, Argentina National Team from 2008 to 2010, Al-Wasl in UAE, Fujairah in UAE, Dorados in Mexico and Gimnasia de La Plata in Argentina.

Diego Maradona playing for Napoli against AC MIlan in Italian Serie A

Diego Maradona also won many trophies during his career including Copa del Rey, Copa de la Liga, Supercopa de España, Serie A title two times, Coppa Italia, UEFA Cup, Supercoppa Italiana and FIFA World Cup: 1986

Diego Maradona won many individual awards including FIFA World Cup Golden Ball and FIFA World Cup Silver Shoe in 1986, Onze d'Or 1986 and 1987, Ballon d'Or for services to football in 1995 FIFA Player of the Century in 2000 and many more.

All-round, the world football lovers, feel grieve and are in anguish over Diego Maradona's death with many clubs and individuals sending their condolences through their social media handles.

Tributes and comments over Diego Maradona's death

Everton's manager Carlo Ancelotti wrote:

"You were always a genius. Today is a very sad day and a great loss. But you, my friend, are eternal. Ciao Diego. Rest In Peace.

Diego Maradona was one of the best football players the world has ever produced

PSG attacker Kylian Mbappé

"RIP Legend. You will stay in the history of football forever. Thank you for all the pleasure you gave to the whole world.


Napoli's Dries Mertens

"You were the first thing that came to my mind when I signed for Naples. Wearing a blue shirt will mean even more from now on.

"Napoli lost part of its soul today. You were, and will always be, an inspiration to all of us.

FC Barcelona

"FC Barcelona expresses its deepest condolences regarding the death of Diego Armando Maradona, a player for our club (1982-84) and an icon of world football. Rest in peace, Diego.

"Thank you for everything, Diego.

FC Barcelona also enjoyed Maradona's talent during his career in Spain

Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp

"It’s like, I’m 53 years old and it feels like my entire life, he was part of it."

Liverpool Football Club

"A true great of the game. Rest in peace, Diego Maradona.

Leicester City's player Kelechi Iheanacho

"Rest in peace Diego Armando Maradona Legend.

Arsenal Football Club

"One of the greatest to play the game. An inspiration across the world. A huge loss to the football family. RIP, Diego.

Argentina and Lionel Messi will also miss their legend Maradona

Manchester City Football Club

"We're joining the footballing world in saying farewell to one of the absolute greats. RIP Diego Maradona.

Chelsea Football Club

"A genius of his art. A master of our game. One of the all-time greats. Rest in peace, Diego Maradona.

FC Bayern

"Rest in peace, Diego. We will never forget you!

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