Argentine and Football icon Diego Maradona bows out at 60
Argentine and football legend Diego Armando Maradona has passed on two weeks after undergoing brain surgery.
Well-known for the controversial ‘Hand of God’ goal he scored against England in the 1986 Fifa World Cup.
He was immense in that game and eventually led Argentina to the trophy.
Its a news that has whacked the footballing world into mourning.
Maradona was a menace to every opponent he faced during his playing days, but his life off it threatened his well-being.
The 60-year-old suffered severe heart failure that nearly cost him his life as far back as 2000.
Five years later in 2005, Maradona underwent gastric bypass surgery to shed weight.
Most recently at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, in the game between Argentina and Nigeria, Maradona passed out in the executive box.
Some suggest it’s down to his biggest nemesis, drugs and alcohol.
A flawed genius if you like, but his legacy will never be forgotten.
The god of football don’t make players like Maradona anymore.
At his peak, Diego Maradona was unmatched by any other.
Only a selected exceptional few are worthy enough to be compared to him.
Today, the flood of tears flows effortlessly and endlessly across the world of football and sports as a whole.
Will we ever see a player with the same grace and mastery of the round leather game? I doubt it.
But we will continue to watch in awe the highlight reels and magical moments he left us with.
The streets of Naples, just as the city of Buenos Aires and Argentina as a whole will never forget just how good El Pibe de Oro (The Golden boy) was.