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‘Football has lost one of its greatest’ — tributes pour in for Maradona

‘Football has lost one of its greatest’ — tributes pour in for Maradona
November 25
21:36 2020

Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are among those who have taken to social media to pay tributes to Diego Maradona, ex-Argentine football legend, who passed away at 60.


The football icon, best known for leading Argentina to victory in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, breathed his last on Wednesday at his home after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The tragic news comes barely a few weeks after the former Napoli and Barcelona star had undergone a major operation to remove a blood clot from his brain.

Maradona, widely considered one of the greatest players of all-time, left a huge mark on the field of play.


It is understood that UEFA allowed a minute’s silence at all of Wednesday night’s Champions League matches in memory of the late footballer.

Giuseppe Conte, president of Argentina, also declared three-day mourning in the country in honour of the football legend.

Tributes have been pouring in from football fans, top players, clubs, national teams as words of his demise spread.

Pele, who is widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, took to his Twitter page to mourn the late football legend.


“What sad news. I lost a great friend and the world lost a legend. There is still much to be said, but for now, may God give strength to family members. One day, I hope we can play ball together in the sky,” Pele wrote.


In the same vein, Boca Juniors, where Maradona made his name before securing a then world-record transfer to Barcelona, wrote: “Eternal thanks. Eternal Diego.”


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