Legendary Argentine Footballer and Manager, Diego Armamdo Maradona has died at age 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Born on 30 October 1960, the 1996 world cup winner was earlier hospitalized after complaining of fatigue after recently celebrated his 60th birthday.
The footballer, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time, was recovering from a successful blood clot removal operation at his home in a private neighbourhood near Tigre, northern Buenos Aires. It was there he suffered a cardiac arrest on Wednesday morning and paramedics were unable to revive him.
Diego, famous for his number 10 jersey and the “Hand of God”, began his professional career with Argentinos Juniors at the age of 16 and played for Barcelona, Napoli and Sevilla and later coached Argentina between 2008 to 2010. He scored 34 goals for the Argentine national team with 91 caps.