Argentine football legend Diego Maradona passed away on November 25 at the age of 60. Maradona, who is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time along with Pele, died of a heart attack after undergoing a brain surgery earlier in November.
The demise of the flamboyant player best remembered for leading Argentina to the historic 1986 World Cup win was mourned by football clubs across the world.
We are saddened to learn of Diego Maradona's passing.
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) had earlier paid a tribute to the legendary footballer charting the highlights of his career.
In a hearty tribute to Maradona, retired Brazillian football star PELÉ reacted said: "Certainly, one day we’ll kick a ball together in the sky above.”
Se fue un grande del Futbol Argentino Diego Armando Maradona nos ha dejado el día de, a través de este medio quiero hacer llegar mis más sentidas palabras de condolencias para todos sus familiares y amigos .
A hero for an entire country and football itself. One of the greatest players to have graced the game of football, and we were lucky enough to enjoy you at Sevilla FC. Diego Armando Maradona, forever eternal. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/BXHNC51vxe
Thank dear Dieguito for your friendship, for your footbal, sublime, without comparison. Simply, the best football player in the history of football. So many enjoyable moments together. Impossible to say which one was the best. RIP my dear friend. https://t.co/1xshiEZQVh
Reports from Argentina that Diego Armando Maradona has died. By some distance the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time. After a blessed but troubled life, hopefully he’ll finally find some comfort in the hands of God. #RipDiego