Diego Maradona has died of a heart attack at the age of 60.
Argentina legend Diego Armando Maradona has passed away at the age of 60. According to the source, the cause of death is "acute secondary lung edema to exacerbated chronic heart failure,".
Just last month he was hospitalized for two weeks, after removing surgically blood clot from his brain. Due to his drug addiction, he was repeatedly suffering from the disease.
Hand of God: It was not just a coincidence, it was a unique and strange goal in the history of entire World Cup football. Diego Maradona was captain of the team when Argentina won the World Cup in 1986. He scored two goals against England in the quarterfinals. Where he scored first goal by hand. Which was known as "Hand of God". While he scored the second goal leading the ball alone form the midfield became the best goal in the football history.
He was Argentina's captain when Argentina won the World Cup in 1986.
In 2000, Maradona and Pele both ware awarded as the best footballer of the history by the World Football Federation.
Three days of mourning
Argentina's president President Alberto Fernandez has declared national mourning for three days.
He has said, "Maradona have taken us, our country at the top of the world, which has made us very happy. We will always remain in our memories."
Maradona also played for Barcelona and Napoli football clubs.
He has played four World Cups for Argentina. He has scored 34 goals in 91 games.
During the second half of his carrier he fell on cocaine addiction. In 199, after testing confirmed the drug, he was banned for 15. He retired from professional football in 1997.