The Argentine football maestro was confirmed dead after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The former prolific number 10 was the face of Argentinian football as he led the National team to the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, defeating West Germany in the final.
Prior to his death, The Golden Boy, as he was nicknamed throughout his football career, was hospitalized in the early part of November after celebrating his 60th birthday.
Clinical diagnosis showed that the former Barcelona skipper had a blood clot in his brain. He was discharged after undergoing a successful surgery.
Maradona’s football career garnered much attention with his famous “Hand of god” goal. The two-time South American Footballer of the year spent his playing days at Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla, and a few others.
Definitely, the world of football will miss the presence of the dimunitive left-footed football maestro.