Tributes have been pouring in following the news of the passing of Football legend, Diego Armando Maradona on Wednesday at the age of 60.
Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, producing a series of sublime individual performances.
He distinguished himself at club level by having successful stints with Napoli and Barcelona, winning 2 Serie A titles with Napoli.
The former player and manager had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November and was later treated for alcohol dependency.
Below are tributes paid to the late Argentine footballer by the world of football:
A man who brought not only unbelievable skill but also true artistry to the pitch. The football world will not be the same without you.
Rest in peace Diego Maradona 🙏 pic.twitter.com/waXDgNhygK
— Edwin van der Sar (@vdsar1970) November 25, 2020
Rest in peace, Diego Armando Maradona. You are eternal. pic.twitter.com/qHN7Qc4oxa
— Johan Cruyff (@JohanCruyff) November 25, 2020
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) November 25, 2020
Diego Simeone was visibly upset at the news of Diego Maradona’s passing before Atletico Madrid’s Champions League game tonight.
At opposite ends of their careers, they spent seven years together as Argentina teammates 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/YJyyGAMUKE
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 25, 2020
The iconic Number 10. Even with the hand of god in 86, I had you on my bedroom wall throughout my whole childhood as I was in awe of your mesmerising ability. Rest in Peace Diego Maradona. pic.twitter.com/YWq0LtPW9t
— James Maddison (@Madders10) November 25, 2020
— Edin Džeko (@EdDzeko) November 25, 2020
A moment of reflection to remember the great Diego Maradona. pic.twitter.com/OUAKicEfMY
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 25, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo says goodbye to Diego Maradona. pic.twitter.com/2xemH8ESnO
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 25, 2020
One of the greatest footballers to ever play the game 🇦🇷
Rest in Peace, Diego Maradona 🕯️ pic.twitter.com/YVqxxbjVyi
— FIFA Museum (@FIFAMuseum) November 25, 2020
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 25, 2020
Pep on Diego Maradona:
“There was a banner in Argentina one year ago that I read, that said ‘No matter what you have done with your life Diego, what matters is what you have done for our lives’. He gave a lot of joy and he made football better…” pic.twitter.com/ZaZsVi7XOP
— Man City Report (@cityreport_) November 25, 2020
Forever an icon of our beautiful game.
Vale Diego Maradona. pic.twitter.com/Yhv3R7zwJh
— Socceroos (@Socceroos) November 25, 2020