Maradona had his fair share of health issue recently. Earlier in November he was admitted to a hospital and ended up undergoing emergency brain surgery to treat a blood clot. The surgery was successful and Maradona was released from the hospital.
Maradona will go down as one of the most gifted offensive players that the sport has ever seen. The soccer star led Argentina to a victory in the 1986 World Cup and scored 91 goals during his career with the national team. He is aslo responsible for one of the most memorable goals in the sport's history -- the "Hand of God" goal against England in the 1986 World Cup.
Luis Miguel Echegaray was joined by Andrés Cantor to remember the extraordinary life of Diego Maradona on an emergency episode of the Que Golazo! podcast. Listen below:
He served as a manger following the conclusion of his playing career, coaching the national team. He was coaching Gimnasia de La Plata up until his death.
Former Brazil soccer star and fellow legend Pele was one of many in the sports world that paid tribute to Maradona on Wednesday.
Hoje despeço-me de um amigo e o Mundo despede-se de um génio eterno. Um dos melhores de todos os tempos. Um mágico inigualável. Parte demasiado cedo, mas deixa um legado sem limites e um vazio que jamais será preenchido. Descansa em paz, craque. Nunca serás esquecido.🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/WTS21uxmdL— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) 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.— Premier League (@premierleague) November 25, 2020
Our thoughts and sincere condolences to Diego’s family, friends and those who knew him. pic.twitter.com/qUyc5BJ1OD
MARADONA RIP🙏🙏🙏🙏— Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) November 25, 2020