Diego Maradona, the Soccer Legend Died at 60

Author: Mansi


Diego Maradona, the soccer star, died at the age of 60 suffering a heart attack. A week before his death, Maradona had gone through brain surgery. In 1997, after Diego Maradona hanged his cheats, he suffered an assortment of health issues. Last year, he was admitted to the hospital after he suffered internal bleeding. In addition to that, in 2004, he was admitted to the hospital after he suffered some issues in his heart & his respiratory tract. 

At that time, he was treated for alcohol addiction & went through two gastric bypass surgeries. Before his death, Maradona had managed Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata. However, as a part of the precautionary measure for COVID-19, Maradona did not attend the recent training session of the team.

Diego Maradona Career.

Diego Maradona is considered as one of the top soccer players belonging to the 1980s. He is regarded as one of the best of all times -- for the way he led his teams to championships in Spain, Italy, and Argentina. In addition to that, he was the one who created scoring opportunities for himself and for his fellow players. Apart from that, he was a part of the Argentine national team that won the World Cup in 1986.

Diego Maradona’s Early beginning.

Maradona started at a very early age when he became a part of the Las Cebollitas at the age of eight. It was when the team went on to win the national championship and 136 consecutive games.  Later on, at the age of 14, Maradona was signed for Argentinos Juniors and in 1976, he made his first division debut. 

Earlier after that, he became the youngest Argentina soccer player to become a part of the national team. But, he was excluded from the 1978 World Cup-winning squad for he was considered too young to be a part of the team. In the preceding year, Maradona became a part of the national under-20 team and led it to a Junior World Cup championship.

In 1981 Maradona moved to Boca Juniors and became a crucial part of the team helping them gain the championship. Later on, in 1982, he moved to Europe where he played with FC Barcelona and it was when he won the Spanish Cup in 1983. From 1984 to 91, he became a part of the SSC Napoli where he also enjoyed tremendous success for himself and also the team. With Napoli, the team won the title in 1987 and again in 1990. 

However, Maradona was suspended from being a part of football for 15-months after he was found in possession of cocaine. Maradona played his last match for Boca Juniors on October 25, 1997. 

Police Investigation Going against Diego Maradona's Doctor.

On one hand, while it is being said that Maradona was suffering from a number of health ailments, there is a criminal investigation going against Maradona's Doctor, Dr. Leopoldo Luque. Per a report, there was a search investigation launched against Luque by the police right after a number of witnesses said that -- the doctor was seen Maradona and his doctor was seen fighting and shoving before the death. The police are also investigating why Luque allowed Maradona to leave the hospital only after eight days of a blood clot surgery in the brain. 


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