Diego Maradona, Argentina, who became one of football’s greatest players with a brutal cunning and extraordinary control, chasing a personal life race with drug and alcohol abuse and health problems, in Buenos Aires province on Wednesday Died in Tigre, Argentina. He was in his 60s.
His spokesman, Sebastian Sanchi, said the cause was a heart attack. Maradona died several weeks later when he underwent brain surgery, which involved a subdural hematoma, causing bleeding that gathered into the tissue surrounding the brain and could be due to a head injury.
The news of the death caused an immediate uproar in Argentina, virtually becoming the sole subject of conversation. The government declared a three-day national mourning.
“You took us to the top of the world,” President Alberto Fernandez said of Maradona on Twitter. “You have made us very happy. You were the eldest. Brazilian football great Pelé tweeted, “I lost a great friend and the world lost a legend.”
Wearing a playwright’s No. 10 jersey, Maradona led Argentina to the 1986 Football World Championship, scoring one of the game’s most controversial goals, during a four-minute period during the quarter-finals against England Gone.
In 2000, he and Pelé of Brazil were voted two of the game’s greatest players by FIFA, the world governing body of football. Yet as Pelé’s legend rose to international reverence, Maradona’s surprise and astounding ability developed a deep edge as he became addicted to cocaine during his playing days in the 1980s.
His thick musculature bloated in unhealthy dislocations, Maradona was hospitalized in Buenos Aires in April 2004 after what doctors described as weak heart and acute breathing problems. He then entered a psychiatric hospital there and went to Havana for treatment for rehabilitation that September.
Many of his health issues also included gastric bypass surgery which included his weight and treatment for alcohol abuse. As a spectator at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Maradona appeared to collapse and was treated by paramedics as Argentina secured a dramatic late win over Nigeria to advance to the second round of the tournament.
Speaking to an Argentine television channel in 2014, Maradona said, “Do you know that I could have been a player if I couldn’t take drugs?”
He said: “I am going on am going in 783 because my life has not been normal. I have lived 80 years with the life I have gone through. “
According to news accounts, the complexity of Maradona’s personal life was that he was the father of eight children, including two daughters at the time with his wife, Claudia Villafonse – they later divorced – and their three children while living in Cuba Was the father of Treating her cocaine addiction. His survivors include those daughters, Dalma and Giannina, as well as three children from other relationships: Diego Armando Maradona Sinagra, an Italian football player; Jan Maradona; And DiGito Fernando Maradona.
Diego Armando Maradona was born in Lanes, Argentina on October 30, 1960, and grew up in Buenos Aires Shantytown Villa Fiorito, where he took to football on the dusty streets with the resourcefulness of a Urinach. By the age of 15, he had turned professional. He later starred alongside European club powers Napoli and Barcelona and, in 2010, coached Argentina in the 2010 World Cup held in South Africa.
In his autobiography, Maradona wrote that he had become such a skilled player as a youth that opposing coaches sometimes accused him of being an adult midgate.
At his feet, Ball obeyed him like a pet. He used to play a kind of spectacular camouflage, to vocalize himself for a long time, before being vocal in urgent moments with awe-inspiring, near or flattering shot, a sort of eccentricity.
His career and the fame and infamy that came into his life were shown to the world on June 22, 1986, when Argentina faced England in a World Cup quarter-final match at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Tensions from the Falkland War between the two countries, four years earlier, are still sluggish.
Six minutes into the second half of a scoreless match, Maradona returned to the English defense and gave a short pass to teammates. The ball ended at the foot of English midfielder Steve Hodge, who caught a pass towards his goalkeeper Peter Shilton, only to see the hunter Maradona interfere. Although he was only 5 feet 5 inches tall, Maradona leaped high into the air and netted the ball.
He did not use his head as it first appeared, but his left fist, a maneuver, was not allowed by any football player but by the goalkeeper. The Tunisian referee should have been away from the target, but probably did not see the offense, did not.
Maradona later gave conflicting articles about what had happened. At first he said that he never touched the ball with his fist; Then he said that he had done this incidentally; He then attributed the goal to “God’s hand” for divine intervention.
This influenced the British.
Brian Glanville wrote in his book, “Brazen and shameless, Maradona was all innocent, about the ‘hand of God'” “History of the World Cup.” “For England, rather, it was Satan’s hand.”
Four minutes later, Maradona scored again, eventually winning Argentina 2–1. His second goal came through five English players after 70 yards and one last fint from Shilton put the ball into an empty net. Cleverly, he switched directions like slalom skir slashing from one gate to another.
In his book In “The Simplest Game”, Paul Gardner described the run as “10 seconds of pure, unimaginable football prowess to score one of the biggest goals in World Cup history.”
In the 1986 final, Maradona set a goal in a 3–2 win for Argentina, passing through the West German defense. “No player in World Cup history has ever dominated the way Maradona ruled Mexico-86,” Gardner wrote.
Maradona threatened his way through the 1990 World Cup – collecting a loose ball, moving around a defender and going through a thick line of legs to assist on a lone goal in a quarterfinal win against Brazil. . In the semi-finals, against the host team, Italy, Maradona scored on a penalty kick, which put Argentina ahead of the shootout.
It was Maradona in his glory. The match was played in the husky port city of Naples, where Maradona played professionally and led Napoleon to two titles in the Italian League. Broadly, he asked for Argentina fans from Italy to go there.
But there was no magic left for the 1990 final against Germany. Maradona was repeatedly saved from being unconscious, and he lacked several key comrades who were suspended for dishonest flagging. Argentina lost 1-0, on a penalty kick.
Whenever the Italians touched the ball at Rome’s Olympic Stadium, Maradona enjoyed it. Eventually, he knocked Italy out of the tournament. Later, he alleged that the penalty was called as retaliation against Italy’s premature exit.
His own career started getting stuck again.
In 1991, Maradona tested positive for cocaine while playing for Naples and received a 15-month suspension. His behavior became irregular. In February 1994, he opened fire on reporters outside his summer home in Argentina with an air rifle.
Later that year he was ruled out of the World Cup held in the United States, after testing positive during a tournament for a cocktail of stimulants. By then, he clearly needed desperate help to increase energy or lose weight for his tired legs.
But such was his reputation that Maradona later coached Argentina in the 2010 World Cup, where he was embarrassed 4–0 by Germany in the quarter-finals.
He had a peripatetic career coaching club teams in Argentina, United Arab Emirates and Mexico. In September, he was hired to coach the Argentine club Gymnasia y Esgrima in La Plata. On his 60th birthday, Maradona competed in his team’s match against Patronato, but what started in a 3–0 win raised questions over his health.
When he entered a hospital on 2 November, Drs. Maradona felt depressed, lacked appetite and had trouble walking, Luke said.
Daniel Politi contributed reporting.