Posted: 16:19 GMT, 25. November 2020 | Updated: 16:41 GMT, Jan.. November 2020
The football legend had a heart attack in his home just two weeks after leaving hospital, where he underwent surgery on a blood clot in his brain.
Maradona, considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, helped Argentina win the World Cup in 1986, the culmination of an illustrious career.
He played club soccer for Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona, among others, and was revered by millions around the world for his brilliant skills.
Maradona was responsible for the infamous « Hand of God » that banned England from the tournament in 1986.
The Argentine news agency Clarin carried the news in the UK on Wednesday afternoon, describing the news of Maradona’s death as « having global impact ». .
The sad news has been confirmed by Maradona’s lawyer. Honors from all over the world of football were soon pouring in.
Maradona left the hospital on Nov.. November, just eight days after being admitted to emergency brain surgery.
The famous former Argentine soccer player was born on Nov.. Evicted from Olivos private clinic just before 6 p.m. on November 23, when hundreds of fans of photographers tried to get a glimpse of him.
Maradona was hospitalized last week and had to undergo emergency surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain.
Argentinian television reporters riding motorcycles filmed the ambulance as it left it before following the vehicle to cover every inch of its journey.
His lawyer, Matias Morlahas, said the 60-year-old would continue to be treated for alcohol addiction.
Maradona, the coach at Gimnasia y Esgrima in his home country, had been hospitalized several times since retiring. He nearly died of cocaine-related heart failure in 2000 and was rehabilitated for years.
Known for his wild lifestyle during and after his active days, Maradona had gastric bypass surgery to lose weight in 2005 and was re-hospitalized two years later for alcohol-related hepatitis.
He also fell ill at the last World Cup in Russia, where he passed out in an executive box when Argentina went up against Nigeria in Group D and beat them.
Maradona began using cocaine in the mid-1980s – during its heyday, he developed an addiction to drugs and alcohol over the next two decades.
His drug use began in 1982 and reportedly got worse in 1984 when he moved to Napoli and had connections with Comorra.
In 2014, Maradona said of his drug use: “I gave my opponents a huge advantage. Do you know the player I could have been if I hadn’t been doing drugs? ‘
His first real punishment came in 1991 when he was banned by Napoli for 15 months after testing positive for cocaine. Later that year he was arrested in Buenos Aires for possessing half a kilo of cocaine and given a 14-month suspended sentence.
In 1994, Maradona was back in the Argentine national team and made headlines around the world for a now famous screaming celebration in the camera lens after a goal against Greece. However, his tournament was due to end early after he was expelled days later for testing positive for five variants of ephedrine, a banned substance. He was banned for 15 months and ended his international career.
He moved to Boca Juniors in 1995, but two years later he failed a drug test for the third time in six years, ending his career as a player. Officially, a « banned substance » is all that has been revealed about this test, but Boca President Mauricio Macri has said in interviews that cocaine was found in a urine sample.
The soccer legend suffered an overdose in 2000 and a heart attack in 2004. He had gastric bypass surgery a year later, and was hospitalized again in 2007, this time with hepatitis.
It is then assumed that he stopped using drugs and told a journalist in 2017 that he has not used drugs for 13 years and is feeling « great ». .
However, he has been drinking alcohol since 2004 and made headlines at the 2018 World Cup for his bizarre antics at a number of games in Argentina. A video was made of him drinking tequila on an airplane claiming that he « drank all the wine » before defeating Nigeria.
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