Football Legend Diego Maradona Passed Away

Football legend Diego Maradona from Argentina passed away on November 25, 2020 at the age of 60 due to cardiac arrest.

How the legend died?

Maradona was hospitalized in the first week of November 2020. He was tested for a blood clot in his brain for which he was operated and the operation was successful. But, on November 25 he suffered cardiac arrest. The team of doctors failed to revive him.

About his Career

Diego Maradona had begun his professional career at the age of 16. he represented  Boca Juniors, Napoli, Barcelona and Newell’s Old Boys.  He was the star player who led Argentina to win its second World Cup in the year 1986.

His achievements

  • The player had started his debut in the year 1976 for Argentinos Junior.  He played for five years at the Argentinos Juniors.
  • He became the first football player in the world to transfer fee twice.  At first, he was transferred to Barcelona and later transferred to Napoli.
  • He made his international debut in the year 1977 when Argentina played against Hungary.
  • He was declared the South American Player of the Year and led Argentine Team in the Junior World Cup in the year 1979.
  • At the age of 10, the legend played the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship held in Japan. He became the star of the tournament and he shined in Argentina’s 3-1 final win against the Soviet Union.
  • He played his first World Cup Tournament in the year 1982 in Spain. He played in all the five matches and scored twice against Hungary.

Hand of God moment

The legend under his captaincy led the Argentine National Team to win the 1986 World Cup in Mexico against West Germany. In this tournament, famous ‘Hand of God’ moment came to him when he scored a goal during the quarter-finals match between  Argentina vs England.