The beautiful game has lost one of its most iconic footballers after the Argentine legend was confirmed dead on Wednesday
Football icon Diego Maradona has passed away aged 60 after suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest.
Maradona underwent surgery earlier this month to remove a blood clot from his brain.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, with his vision, passing, ball control, and dribbling skills despite his small stature setting him apart as a precocious talent.
Maradona rose to prominence as a teenager with Argentinos Juniors and also played for rivals Boca Juniors before heading to Europe in 1982 in a world-record transfer to Barcelona.
Two years later, the gifted playmaker became the first player in football history to set the world record transfer fee twice when he switched to Italian side Napoli for £6.9 million.
He was instrumental as Napoli claimed two Serie A titles, the UEFA Cup, the Coppa Italia, and the Supercoppa Italiana, during his seven-year stay at the club.
Maradona took to coaching after hanging his boots and previously managed Racing Club, the Argentine national team, and Gimnasia De la Plata, where he was until last year.
He, however, needed surgery earlier this month to treat a blood clot on his brain and was released on November 12 after successful surgery.
Barely two weeks later, Maradona died of cardiac arrest at home in Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina.