One of the greatest footballers of all time, Diego Maradona passed away on Wednesday in Tigre, Argentina suffering a cardiac attack.
On the death of football legend, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez has declared three days of national mourning.
“You took us to the top of the world. You made us immensely happy,” the president said in his tweet.
Nos llevaste a lo más alto del mundo. Nos hiciste inmensamente felices. Fuiste el más grande de todos.— Alberto Fernández (@alferdez) November 25, 2020
Gracias por haber existido, Diego. Te vamos a extrañar toda la vida. pic.twitter.com/pAf38sRlGC
Maradona, in his prime, led his national team to a World Cup triumph, in 1986.
The football legend suffered a number of health issues. Earlier this month he underwent successful brain surgery and was discharged from the hospital on November 11.
With his death, an era of football history comes to an end.
Football fans from all over the world are mourning the death of football legend Maradona on social media.
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
This photo reminds me of my years of falling in love with the game. 1986 WC still the clearest memory for me growing up as a kid.— Craig Moore (@CraigMoore_18) November 25, 2020
Maradona stole the show with amazing skill plus plenty of cheek. Watched so many videos of him. Rest In Peace football God🙏🙏🙏#Maradona pic.twitter.com/5CNCNOJ8FY
Another loss for the sporting world.— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) November 25, 2020
Can't believe the legend is no more. Thoughts & prayers to his family & close ones. Rest In Peace, Diego Maradona! #diegomaradona #ripmaradona pic.twitter.com/4dm4orTyTG
I can’t believe it. My great friend Diego Maradona passed away today. Terrible news. Sad year. Rest In Peace LEGEND.— Roger Milla (@roger_milla_9) November 25, 2020
My sincere condolences to his family and the people of @Argentina. 🙏🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/geTZNQ1IRx
The football world mourns the passing of Diego Maradona, one of the all-time great champions.— Italy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Azzurri_En) November 25, 2020
Gravina: "His footballing genius was a work of art that will forever remain etched in history." pic.twitter.com/AQ10gyP98m