2020 is not just a regular year. It's 365 days filled with sorrows and pains for the sports world and for all the people. The year kicked off with the death of Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players ever, and was then hit by a global pandemic COVID-19. The world has now one more reason to mourn this year, the death of an iconic footballer and one of the greatest to ever grace the game, Diego Armando Maradona.
The former Argentina midfielder and manager suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away at age 60 at his Buenos Aires home. Some Argentine sources revealed that the World Cup winner had a cardiorespiratory arrest.
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Maradona was hospitalized in early November due to low spirits and fatigue after celebrating his 60th birthday on October 30. After successful brain surgery, he was discharged from the hospital on Nov. 11. He was recovering from illness in his residence near Tigre, northern Buenos Aires. However, he passed away due to a heart attack on Wednesday morning.
Born in the slums of Argentina, he made millions of people around the world fall in love with football. He single-handedly won the World cup for his nation Argentina. He made an average Napoli team Champion of Italy and Europe. He also played for Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Sevilla, and Newell’s Old Boys and announced retirement back with Boca in 1997.
After his playing career, he coached several teams but is most known for his 2-year stint as an Argentine head coach during the 2010 World Cup. He had been serving for Gimnasia La Plata most recently.
Maradona is also quite famous with the name 'Hand of God' which he used to describe his goal scored with his hand during Argentina Vs England at the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
The 'Hand of God' is finally in the hands of god now. The world will miss you. Your legacy will live on even the unborn will hear and cherish your beautiful moments.
Rest in Peace Maradona.