Diego Maradona: He had the ball at his feet and will go down in history as a legend
Diego Maradona’s stature in world football is unquestionable and the world of football will forever remember him as a great.
Global football icon Diego Armando Maradona was found dead in his home in Buenos Aires three weeks after undergoing a medical procedure for a blood clot in the brain, his lawyer confirmed. The former Argentine international was arguably considered the greatest player to ever grace the sport after leading Argentina to glory in the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
The iconic Argentine number 10 played some of the most beautiful football, redefining the number 10 role and leaving his mark in football history. His short body stature combined with his exceptional dribbling skills and his impeccable decision making truly made him one of a kind. His ability to step up to the occasion in World Cup’s also made him a fan favourite.
Maradona also enjoyed success playing for the Italian club Napoli, winning Series A in 1987 and 1990 along with the Italian Cup in 1987 and the UEFA Cup in 1991. His ability on the ball has forever remained unquestionable however, his lifestyle has been called into question on multiple occasions as in 1991 while leaving Napoli he was given a 15-month suspension for failing drug tests. He was also thrown out of the World Cup in America in 1994 after failing a drug test during the tournament and eventually retired from football in 1997.
Regardless of his mistakes, Diego has given football fans all around the globe joy when he had the ball at his feet and will go down in history as a legend. His stature in world football is unquestionable and the world of football will forever remember him as a great.