Diego Maradona suffered a heart attack on Wednesday morning two weeks after being released from the hospital following a brain bleed. The soccer star born in Buenos Aires is known for winning the World Cup back in 1986, knocking England out of the tournament while scoring the iconic 'Hand of God' goal.
Maradona is considered one of the greatest soccer players of all time. His incredible legacy will be cherished by soccer fans from around the world who supported the Argentine soccer star in his journey.
Argentina's president Alberto Fernández took to Twitter to announce three days of mourning.
Nos llevaste a lo más alto del mundo. Nos hiciste inmensamente felices. Fuiste el más grande de todos. Gracias por… https://t.co/Jze84ZBlVe— Alberto Fernández (@Alberto Fernández)1606323101.0
"You took us to the top of the world. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of all. Thanks for having existed, Diego. We will miss you for a lifetime.'"
Some of Maradona's fellow teammates and soccer stars around the globe took to social media honoring their friend.
"It's a very sad day for all Argentineans and for soccer. He's leaving us but he's not gone, because El Diego is forever. I will cherish the great moments we lived together and I want to send my best wishes to his family and friends. RIP."
Messi and Maradona are considered the greats of soccer. Maradona coached the star and Argentina during their time competing in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The star's heartfelt message sent support to his teammate's family and friends.
"Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon, but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten."
Juventes superstar Cristiano Ronaldo paid tribute to Maradona calling him "one of the best ever."
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Dutch soccer player Robin van Persie took to Instagram to express gratitude toward the iconic soccer star who made an impression on him any time they were together.
French soccer player Pogba also shared a post acknowledging the devastating news for the soccer community around the world.
You were always a genius. Today is a very sad day and a great loss. But you my friend are eternal. Ciao Diego. R… https://t.co/axujSbxtPA— Carlo Ancelotti (@Carlo Ancelotti)1606331133.0
Italian soccer manager Carlo Ancelotti called the unbelievable soccer star a "genius."
Neymar described Maradona as a "legend," writing:
"You will always be in our memories, you left your legacy. FOOTBALL thanks you. Rest in peace legend."
Que notícia triste. Eu perdi um grande amigo e o mundo perdeu uma lenda. Ainda há muito a ser dito, mas por agora,… https://t.co/1HA42DTEZX— Pelé (@Pelé)1606324941.0
"What sad news. I lost a great friend and the world lost a legend. There is still much to be said, but for now, may God give strength to family members. One day, I hope we can play ball together in the sky."
Brazilian soccer player Pelé shares the devastating revelation that he will no longer be able to "play ball" together with the legend. He shares the sad news that he "lost a great friend."
The soccer community is banding together to commemorate such an integral and unforgettable presence on the field. We wish Diego Maradona's family and friends privacy and peace during this difficult time as we say goodbye to soccer's best.
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