Tributes have poured in from across the football world since Diego Maradona’s death at the age of 60, with grief plunging into a state of shock and disbelief at his death. The great Argentinian footballer who scored the ‘Hand of God’ goal in 1986 that led his country to the World Cup title before he later struggled with cocaine use and obesity is dead. Gary Lineker – who watched Maradona’s famous “Hands in the air” penalty goal against England in 1994 – tweeted: “Diego Armando Maradona has died. The greatest Argentine footballer, who scored the goal that led his country to the 1986 World Cup title but later battled drug addiction, obesity and a long list of other health problems, died on Tuesday at the age of 60.
Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi was one of hundreds of players to send messages of support to his family in memory of Maradona. Argentina’s Lionel Messi simply said ‘RIP Diego Maradona’ before posting a photo of the two of them together. Despite the ongoing debate over whether Diego or Pele is the greatest footballer of all time, Maradona was utterly unsympathetic in his response. He once described the death of Diego Armando Maradona, who died on Wednesday, as coming from a higher power. Santiago Lara, whose father is named after his father, the late Diego Lara, announced on Argentine television: “Diego Maradsona is my son.” Lionel Messi, the only player to come close to matching the level of Mar Adona, was quick to pay tribute to the Argentine. Argentina were 2-0 up after 55 minutes and Maradona scored one of the greatest goals football has ever seen. Others would say he has eclipsed the likes of Pele, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo but with the passing of Messi, Ronaldo and Messi’s father Diego it is clear he will go down in history as the greatest footballer of all time and the most successful player.
Some would put him at the top of their list of all-time greatest footballers, while others, such as former Manchester United and Real Madrid player Jose Mourinho, who considers him the best player of his generation, call him ‘forever’. Diego Armando Maradona is an inspiration to everyone who loves the beautiful game and his status as a legend will remain intact forever. It usually starts and ends with who many consider to be the best footballer of all time. The selection is generally limited to Pele and Maradona, but they usually start and end as the greatest footballers of our time. FIFA has awarded Pele and Maradona the FIFA Player of the Century award for their achievements at the 1986 World Cup. In addition to appeasing fans and preventing a war between Argentina and Brazil, they also won the FIFA Player of the Century award in 1987.
Diego Maradona holds the trophy after Argentina beat Germany 3-1 in the final of the 1979 FIFA World Cup in Buenos Aires. Diego Maradona led Argentina to victory in the 1986 World Cup final, scoring one of his two goals in Argentina’s 2-0 win over Germany in the final. Argentina beat Russia 3-1 to win the 1979 tournament FIFA and then held that trophy for the next four years as they beat West Germany 4-2 on penalties at Wembley Stadium in London. Argentina’s football ace Diego Maradona lifts the trophy after Argentina’s 1986 World Cup triumph at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Argentine football aces Diego and Luis Enrique lift the trophies as Argentina become world champions at Aztecas Stadium in Mexico City in 1986. Diego Maradsona holds the World Cup trophy as he leads Argentina to victory against Germany at Wembley Stadium on June 7, 1986.
Argentine, Maradona was a hero who led his national team to the 1986 World Cup victory. He played in the Argentina team that won the 1986 World Cup and led his club teams to championships in Argentina, Italy and Spain, as well as the Copa Libertadores in Spain and the UEFA Champions League in Italy. Maradona was a member of Argentina’s squad that won the 1986 World Cup final against Germany at Wembley Stadium in London, the day after the victory over Germany in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s first win at a major international tournament since World War II. And he also played in the FIFA Confederations Cup in Mexico City, where he won gold with Argentina in 1985 and silver with Argentina in 1987.
Maradona’s most memorable coaching stint came between 2008 and 2010 under the tutelage of his father Diego, who was always as low-key as he was voluminous. It was a similar story with the decidedly average Argentine national team, which he led to the 1986 World Cup in Mexico and then to second place at the 1987 Confederations Cup. In fact, in 2001 FIFA named Maradona as the world’s footballer of the year – with the most goals, assists, shots on goal and assists. Pele won three World Cups before him and one after that, but he reached higher heights in 1986 than at any of his World Cups.
This legend still lives in million and millions of his fans’s heart for ever….!
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