Diego Maradona Dies: Global Soccer Icon Of Argentina, Napoli & Barcelona Fame Was 60

Diego Maradona Dies: Global Soccer Icon Of Argentina, Napoli & Barcelona Fame Was 60
Global soccer icon Diego Maradona died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home. He was 60.

The former attacking midfielder and manager had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November and it was announced he was then to be treated for alcohol dependency.

One of the greatest players of all time, the diminutive forward was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, producing a series of captivating performances, including two famous goals against England: one a remarkable solo effort, and the other the notorious “hand of god” as Maradona described it.

The larger-than-life character, who was well known for battling personal demons of alcohol and substance addiction, was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century Award. The mesmeric dribbler, who had distinguished stints at Boca Juniors, Barcelona and Napoli, was the first player in football history to
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