Soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60.

One of the greatest footballers of all time and Argentina's favourite son, Diego Maradona, has died in Buenos Aires at age 60.

Regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the game, Maradona became a household name after inspiring his country to World Cup glory in 1986.

He took center stage at the tournament with a memorable performance against England where he scored an iconic goal that he later described as the "Hand of God."

The diminutive forward out-jumped legendary keeper Peter Shilton and punched the ball into the net. Despite the obvious handball, the goal was allowed to stand because the referee did not see the foul.

Later in the game he scored one of the best goals in history after weaving his way past seven English defenders.

At club level, he led Italy’s Napoli to their first Serie A league title in 1987, a remarkable feat as the team overcame the country’s northern heavyweights Juventus, Inter and AC Milan. He would go on to win Europe’s Uefa Cup and a second Italian league title with the club.

A true legend of the game.

RIP

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  • Yeah a bit tragic, his career cut short by his insatiable cocaine habit,but will always be remembered as one of the greats.The doco on Netflix is worth a watch.

    • 100% correct 

  • Top 5 all time

    • You could say top 2

      • I could but I won't.

        My top 5, on no particular order

        Pele

        Maradona

        Johan Cruyff

        Franz Beckenbauer

        Lionel Messi

        • I'd expand that list adding Puskas, Di Stefano, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Zidane, Garincha, Best and Moore. Schmeichel in goal was a beast. To score against him it was like having to surpass a mountain.

          • Then it wouldn't be a top 5, lol.

            But yes, throw in Charlton, Dalgleish, Platini, Zico

        • No garrincha???

  • Greatest ever IMO. Didn't care for soccer before him. I always expected him to die young with all the excesses. He crammed 2-3 lives into 1. It's a shame that he became bit of a cartoon towards the end because kids these days have no idea what he acheived with "nobodies" both a national and club level. No way I can see Messi or Cristiano taking a mid level club to the top.

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