By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Soccer legend Diego Maradona has passed away. He was 60.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. He was in the hospital for a subdural hematoma, which is a blood clot in the brain, in early November.
The BBC is reporting that Maradona died from a heart attack.
“Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius,” Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo said on Twitter. “One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon, but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten.🙏🏽”
Maradona was admitted to the hospital on November 3rd for the blood clot in his brain. He was released from the hospital on November 12th.
He will be best remembered for playing for the Argentina men’s soccer national team. He played for the team from 1977 through 1994.
The Argentina national guided his team to the 1986 World Cup gold medal in México. Four years later, Maradona helped his team to a runner-up finish in the 1990 World Cup in Italy.
He is widely considered to be one of the best soccer players ever. Maradona was one of two players, who received the FIFA Player of the 20th Century Award.
After his professional career ended, he went on to manage several teams. In fact, before he went into the hospital in early November, Maradona was managing Gimnasia de La Plata, who hired him in 2019.
He managed Textil Mandiyú, Racing Club, Argentina (national team), Al-Wasl, Fujairah, Dorados de Sinaloa, and the aforementioned Gimnasia de La Plata. He also served as an assistant coach with Deportivo Riestra from 2013-2017.
“Goodbye, Diego,” Gimnasta de La Plata said on Twitter. “With deep pain and sadness we regret the death of Diego Armando Maradona, our dear DT.”