The information of Diego Maradona’s death has rocked the world of soccer and tributes have been flooding in for the best footballer of his technology.
Maradona, aged 60, suffered a cardiac arrest at a house in Tigre, Argentina after recuperating from the removing of a blood clot on the mind.
Extensively thought-about as one of many biggest footballers of all time, Maradona netted an unbelievable 38 targets in 58 appearances for Barcelona, whom he joined in 1982, earlier than transferring to Napoli in 1984 and successful two Serie A titles in Naples.
He additionally had a one-season stint at Sevilla after leaving Napoli and while he didn’t have the identical affect in Spain as he did in Italy and at worldwide stage for Argentina, his time within the Primera is remembered fondly with Marca monitoring these to pay tribute to him.
La Liga president Javier Tebas: “He was a genius in his life, along with his strengths and weaknesses, however indisputably an unforgettable determine, he is among the three greats within the historical past of soccer.”
Davor Suker, who performed alongside him at Sevilla: “The best in historical past is leaving, the perfect footballer on the earth. I’m very sorry for his household and for the ache they may really feel proper now. I used to be fortunate to play with him, to be his buddy, to take pleasure in his soccer, to share a dressing room. I really feel a terrific sorrow. The best is leaving us.”
Carles Puyol, former Barcelona captain: “Relaxation in peace, my buddy. A really sturdy hug for your loved ones and for the Argentine individuals.”
Picture through Marca