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Argentina Legend Maradona Dies After Suffering Cardiac Arrest

Argentina Legend Maradona Dies After Suffering Cardiac Arrest

Legendary football icon Diego Maradona has died aged 60 after a cardiac arrest according to reports in his native Argentina.

Maradona underwent successful brain surgery on a blood clot earlier this month. 

He last appeared in public on his 60th birthday last Friday before his side’s league match against Patronato.

According to local media reports Maradona had been feeling poorly for some time.

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He was gifted a plaque and a cake to celebrate the occasion but he did not stay to watch the game and witnesses said he looked unwell and weak.

He has suffered frequent periods in hospital over the years, often due to the extravagant lifestyle that accompanied and followed his playing career.

He was also admitted to hospital in January 2019 with internal bleeding in the stomach.

He also fell ill at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box at the Argentina-Nigeria game.

Maradona was taken into hospital in 2004 with severe heart and respiratory problems linked to cocaine use. 

He later underwent drug rehabilitation in Cuba and Argentina before a stomach-stapling operation in 2005 helped him lose weight.

In 2007 he checked himself into a clinic in Buenos Aires to help him overcome alcohol abuse problems.    

He was the subject of a feature-length film exploring his extraordinary time at Italian club Napoli, who he led to their first ever league title. 

The film also detailed his worrying slide into drug use and his association with organised crime gangs in the city. 

He will be remembered for leading the Argentine team to the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico where they beat West Germany 3-2 in the final.

Four years later in Italy, he led Argentina to the final again but ended up on the losing side as they lost 1-0 to West Germany.

Among the clubs he played for are Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla, Boca Juniors, Newell’s Old Boys and Argentinos Juniors.

He helped Napoli win their first ever Serie A title in the 1986-1987 season and repeated it in the 1989-1990 campaign.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 9
  • Mercy 2 months ago

    Adieu to the GOAT!!!

     
  • pompei 2 months ago

    Oh wow! This is shocking news. Goodbye, Diego!

     
  • Greenturf 2 months ago

    R.I.P.Hero

     
  • Solomon 2 months ago

    R.I.P to one of the greatest footballar of all time ..I guess Argentina we cry for you this time…life is but a fleeting breath we should always remember that we all are steward and when time comes we all go to give account of our deeds to the Creator

     
  • GLORY 2 months ago

    A football Demi god. Skill, brain, aggression, pace, passion, fight, etc all present. Showed how loving anything or anyone, provokes a language that parties involved always Understand. He spoke the ball language and the ball always responded. He just loved his ball so much so you suspect his agents may have had jolly good ride with monies due to him, for he cared less about the contract negotiations but everything was just about his love relationship with his football. Struggling to find players to match that love for their football nowadays maybe few that may have retired the likes of JJ okocha and Ronaldinho. But even then JJ still managed to notice his wallet”s zip going off. No messing about with an Ibo man’s money. Lol. Adieu THE Demi god of soccer. May your soul recieve God’s Divine mercy while you rest in peace.

     
  • Dr Drey 2 months ago

    Adios Diego El-Dios Maradona…!!!

     
  • KangA 2 months ago

    What a great loss!

    Maradona you live on in our hearts. 

     
  • Maradona couldn’t control his Fame. Drugs, cocaine, drinks, women and parties. He even tried that he clocked 60. The Bible will always always be correct. Anything you do and you didn’t bring the Creator into it will end disastrously. Maradona is not the first and he will not be the last. Footballers, musicians, actors, and others of like famers should take note. It’s sad indeed.
    Those praising him are fakes.