DIEGO MARADONA sadly died on November 25 – the identical day on which fellow footballing nice George Greatest handed away 15 years in the past.
Greatest, who helped Manchester United win the European Cup in 1968, was confirmed useless age 59 in 2005 after his lengthy battle with alcoholism.
Diego Maradona sadly died on November 25Credit score: Reuters
Soccer legend George Greatest handed away on November 25, 2005Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
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And now his actuality TV star son Callum paid tribute to Argentine icon Maradona after the devastating news of his passing.
Callum, 39, tweeted: “Unhappy day ! What a icon , what a loss . What a workforce they’ll have up there.”
It comes after the shock information yesterday that Maradona – notorious for his infamous ‘hand of god’ goal against England – died at his house on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
His demise comes two weeks after surgical procedure following a bleed on the mind.
Maradona – who turned 60 final month – has suffered an extended battle together with his well being forcing him to make quite a few journeys to hospital in current months.
His last words before he died were “Me siento mal” or “I do not really feel properly” in English.
Maradona had gone again to mattress after having breakfast together with his nephew Johnny Esposito and telling him he was going to lie again down.
A nurse treating him at house later referred to as an ambulance however he couldn’t be saved, in response to native studies.
Argentine President Alberto Fernandez declared three days of nationwide mourning in honour of the star, who was a cultural icon and nationwide hero.
1000’s of grieving followers took to the streets in Buenos Aires and Naples, and a minute’s silence earlier than final evening’s video games within the Champions League.
Superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo had been among the many lots paying tribute to Maradona.
And so did Brazilian nice Pele – with whom Maradona was commonly paired as the very best of all time.
He stated: “I’ve misplaced an expensive pal, and the world has misplaced a legend. At some point, I hope, we are going to play soccer collectively within the sky.”
Messi wrote: “A really unhappy day for all Argentines and for soccer.
Maradona coaches Lionel Messi whereas in cost with Argentina Credit score: Reuters
Maradona and Pele had been commonly paired as the very best of all timeCredit score: AP:Related Press
“He leaves us however doesn’t depart, as a result of Diego is everlasting.
“I preserve all the gorgeous moments lived with him and I wished to take the chance to ship my condolences to all his household and pals.”
Ronaldo added: “Right this moment I say goodbye to a pal and the world says goodbye to an everlasting genius.
“Top-of-the-line ever. An unparalleled magician.
“He leaves too quickly, however leaves a legacy with out limits and a void that can by no means be stuffed. Relaxation in peace, ace. You’ll by no means be forgotten.”
England captain Harry Kane stated: “Privileged to have met him. Very unhappy information. RIP Diego Maradona.”