Diego Maradona was, quite simply, the God of football, having almost single-handedly winning the World Cup with Argentina in 1986.

He then went and repeated the trick with a struggling Napoli side, carrying them to two Scudetto's and the Uefa Cup.

El Diego’s career was never short of controversy on and off the pitch, and in many ways this just made his legend grow.

We take a look back at some of the best quotes others in the game used to describe the greatness of Maradona.

Maradona

Maradona

Maradona

Maradona

The legendary footballer died of a massive heart attack on November 25 at his home just two weeks after he was released from hospital following surgery for a bleed on his brain.

“I feel sick” were the last words of the 60-year-old Maradona.

He turned 60 on October 30.

Maradona is survived by five children, including his daughters Dalma (33) and Ganina (31) by his first and only wife Claudia Villafane (58).

He was married to Villafane from 1984 to 2004.

His youngest son Diego Fernando was born in 2013 with his long-term girlfriend Veronica Ojeda.

Meanwhile, he only acknowledged Diego Junior (34) and daughter Jana (23) in the last five years, both born after short flings.

Maradona’s body is scheduled to be taken to the Argentinian’s president’s mansion, Casa Rosada, in the Olivos for a private viewing.

Developed By Lumenoid Studios
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram