SOCCER LEGEND DIEGO MARADONA DIES OF HEART ATTACK

Nov 25, 2020

By Bob Komsic

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One of the greatest soccer players of all-time; Diego Maradona, has died at the age of 60.
The former Argentine midfielder and manager suffered a heart attack after recently undergoing successful surgery on a brain blood clot and was to be treated for alcohol dependency.
Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, scoring the famous ”Hand of God” goal against England in the quarter-finals.
Maradona led his country to the 1990 final in Italy; where they lost to West Germany, before captaining them again in the U.S. in 1994, but was sent home after failing a drug test for ephedrine.
He retired from professional soccer in 1997 on his 37th birthday.
Maradona was appointed head coach of the national team in 2008 and left after the 2010 World Cup; where they lost to Germany in the quarter-finals.
He played for Barcelona and Napoli during his club career; winning two Serie A titles with the Italian side.
Maradona scored 34 goals in 91 games for Argentina, representing the country in four World Cups.
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