The sport’s biggest names expressed their sadness after it was confirmed the former Argentina star and manager passed away on Wednesday
The football world is in mourning after it was confirmed that Diego Maradona passed away at the age of 60 on Wednesday.
Initial reports claimed the global icon had been hospitalised after suffering a heart attack, but they were quickly followed up with confirmation that he had indeed died.
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Football stars took to social media in the wake of the news to grieve the loss of a true football genius.
La Asociación del Fútbol Argentino, a través de su Presidente Claudio Tapia, manifiesta su más profundo dolor por el fallecimiento de nuestra leyenda, Diego Armando Maradona.
Siempre estarás en nuestros corazones 💙 pic.twitter.com/xh6DdfCFed
— AFA (@afa) November 25, 2020
Per Sempre 💙
Ciao Diego pic.twitter.com/LzppqlBqLV
— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) November 25, 2020
Diego Maradona, one of football’s most beloved icons, has died.
Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/IHBVzyU7q2
— Goal (@goal) November 25, 2020
Reports from Argentina that Diego Armando Maradona has died. By some distance the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time. After a blessed but troubled life, hopefully he’ll finally find some comfort in the hands of God. #RipDiego
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 25, 2020
— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) November 25, 2020
We’re joining the footballing world in saying farewell to one of the absolute greats.
RIP Diego Maradona 💙 pic.twitter.com/n16SGF3KXn
Privileged to have met him. Very sad news. RIP Diego Maradona. pic.twitter.com/x2LcIeQPqr
— Harry Kane (@HKane) November 25, 2020
Legendary 💔 pic.twitter.com/BRd5oAXV9S
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) November 25, 2020
— Omar Momani (@omomani) November 25, 2020
🙏🏼 Falleció Diego Armando #Maradona .
💛 QEPD, Pelusa. Gracias por las alegrías. pic.twitter.com/rSWEOxt6N9
— Planeta Boca Juniors (en 🏡) (@PlanetaBoca) November 25, 2020
One of the very best to grace our game.
RIP Diego Maradona. pic.twitter.com/aucbDkZbML
One of the greatest to ever do it. Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Diego Maradona. pic.twitter.com/zl1zzDHiS1
Your memory will live on forever…
Rest in Peace Maradona. pic.twitter.com/kQlonM7FXF
— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) November 25, 2020
— Jeremie Boga (@BogaJeremie) November 25, 2020
One of the greatest footballers of all time.
RIP Diego Maradona. pic.twitter.com/2ON3t6Lkwh