Football Legend, Diego Maradona bites the dust

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29 Jul 1986: Diego Maradona of Argentina kisses the trophy after the World Cup final against West Germany at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Argentina won the match 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Mike King/Allsport


Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack less than a month after turning 60.

The Argentinian football legend died at home, his lawyer said, just three weeks after having surgery on a blood clot in his brain.

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Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986, having knocked England out of the tournament in a match which saw him score the infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal and another – widely considered to be one of the greatest goals of all time.

Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time on the pitch, his life off the pitch was equally notorious – amid battles with drug and alcohol addiction.

Diego Maradona, Argentinian footballing legend and one of the greatest ever to play the game, has died at the age of 60 (pictured lifting the World Cup in 1986)

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