The Argentine champion Diego Armando Maradona died at 60 years of cardiac arrest. He had just had surgery for a subdural hematoma.
Mourning in the world of football: Diego Armando Maradona died at the age of 60. According to Clarin and CNN, the Argentine champion died in his home due to a cardiac arrest. In early November, he had had surgery on his brain due to a subdural hematoma; surgery that the doctors who had treated him had defined as “a success, everything went as planned”
Diego Armando Maradona dies aged 60
The news was leaked by the Clarin newspaper. The Argentine media speak of a “cardio-respiratory arrest” that killed him while he was in his home in Buenos Aires, in the suburb of San Andreas, “where he had settled after the operation to the head”. His daughter Giannina was with him.
Diego Armando Maradona had turned 60 less than a month ago, last October 30. Just on his birthday he had suffered an illness and was later admitted to a clinic in La Plata, where he underwent a delicate operation to remove a clot in the brain. The surgery, performed on 3 November, was successfully completed.After his resignation, Maradona was transferred to a house in the residential area on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, to complete rehabilitation.
Who was the “pibe de oro
The death of Maradona leaves a gap not only among fans of Naples and Argentina, but in all football fans. Born on October 30, 1960 in Lanus, Argentina, Diego Armando Maradona began his long football career in the ranks of Argentinos Junior. His move to Napoli in 1984 allowed him to enter the Olympus of football and to be counted among the strongest players ever.
Unforgettable, among his many successes with the jersey of his national team, the two goals that gave Argentina the victory against Mexico at the 1986 World Cup. Only three minutes separate the second net from the first, the one marked by the hand of Dios.
Not only lights, but also many shadows in the life of the champion who in recent years has struggled against addictions – from alcohol to drugs – and health problems.