Argentina Football legend, Diego Armando Maradona passed away at 60. Armando Maradona medical tests had revealed a blood clot in his brain, which according to doctors was operated on successfully. The legend was also released from the hospital but later in the early hours of 25 November he suffered cardiac arrest and paramedics failed to revive him.
The legend had begun his professional career at the age of 16 with Argentinos Juniors and later he went on to become of the greatest players ever to play football.
Diego represented Boca Juniors, Napoli, Barcelona, Newell’s Old Boys as a player. Diego was also considered the main player in taking Argentina to the country’s second World Cup title in 1986.
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- In 1976, Football legend made his professional debut for Argentinos Junior. Diego played for 5 years at the Argentinos Juniors and had scored 115 goals in 167 appearances.
- Diego made history by becoming the first football player to set the world record transfer fee twice. The first was when he was transferred to Barcelona and the second one was when was transferred to Napoli.
- During his time of the game with the Argentina National Team (ANT), Maradona had scored 34 goals in 91 appearances. In 1977, Diego made his full international debut when Argentina played against Hungary national football team.
- In 1979, Diego was also declared to be the South American Player of the Year. He also led Argentine Team in the Junior World Cup.
- When Diego 18-year old then he played the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship held in Japan and had emerged as the star of the tournament. Championship shined in Argentina’s 3-1 final win over the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
- During 1994 World Cup held in the United States of America, Diego played in only two games and scored one goal against Greece before being sent home after failing a drug test.
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