Football legend, Diego Armando Maradona was confirmed dead on November 25, 2020 at his residence in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager has suffered from heart attack for some weeks now.
He holds an enviable record in football and his passing away has got the sporting world talking.
World Pele tweeted “Que notícia triste. Eu perdi um grande amigo e o mundo perdeu uma lenda. Ainda há muito a ser dito, mas por agora, que Deus dê força para os familiares. Um dia, eu espero que possamos jogar bola juntos no céu.”
Que notícia triste. Eu perdi um grande amigo e o mundo perdeu uma lenda. Ainda há muito a ser dito, mas por agora, que Deus dê força para os familiares. Um dia, eu espero que possamos jogar bola juntos no céu. pic.twitter.com/6Li76HTikA
— Pelé (@Pele) November 25, 2020
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt joined many to mourn with the family of the late football star by tweeting a picture he has with him after his death was confirmed online.
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) November 25, 2020
FC Barcelona where he spent two seasons (1982-1984), also thanked him for his services at the club where he helped them win 3 tittles.
Thank you for everything, Diego pic.twitter.com/bJ9l3ixY7A
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 25, 2020
Argentine Primera Division side Boca Juniors have also reacted to his demise and thanked him for his great services.
Eternas gracias. Eterno Diego. pic.twitter.com/SZVNOJnZ1j
— Boca Jrs. Oficial (desde 🏡) (@BocaJrsOficial) November 25, 2020
Argentina’s last World Cup success was in 1986 and Maradona played a major role in that success.
He emerged as the Golden ball winner of the tournament hosted in Mexico.
The Argentine Football Federation knowing his impacts on their game had to send a message with a picture of him holding the World Cup trophy.
Hasta siempre, Diego.
— Selección Argentina 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) November 25, 2020
Maradona’s greatness transcends teams and clubs he played for.
He is a football genius.
You will stay in the history of football forever. Thanks you for all the pleasure you gave to the whole world 🙌🏽🙏🏽❤️
AÏE AÏE AÏE F*CKING 2020 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/8xc1CDKDg2
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) November 25, 2020
A genius of his art. A master of our game. One of the all-time greats.
Rest in peace, Diego Maradona. 💙 pic.twitter.com/SRsFhnGrlX
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 25, 2020
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of footballing great, Diego Maradona, an extraordinarily gifted footballer who transcended the sport.
Our thoughts and sincere condolences to Diego’s family, friends and those who knew him. pic.twitter.com/qUyc5BJ1OD
— Premier League (@premierleague) November 25, 2020
Football has lost one of its greatest icons.
Rest in peace, Diego Maradona. pic.twitter.com/uGIinhLDgf
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 25, 2020
— Mohamed ELNeny (@ElNennY) November 25, 2020
Always in our hearts 💙
Ciao, Diego pic.twitter.com/I2gTWqdtdB
— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) November 25, 2020
By Francis Hema|3news.com|Ghana