Diego Maradona, the Argentinian Soccer legend has passed away aged 60 years after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain earlier this month.
The Argentinian was born on October 30, 1960, and rose to football stardom from humble impoverished backgrounds in the heart of Argentina to become one of the best soccer talents of his generation.
Diego Maradona led the Argentina Youth Team to a Youth World Cup win at just the age of 18 and went on to play four more World Cups.
Besides his amazing talent on the pitch, the Argentinian legend grew his popularity because of an incident that happened during the 1986 World Cup edition in Mexico where he managed to play a crucial role is sending England out of the competition producing 2 of the most iconic goals.
On the final goal that ensured thair 2-1 win against England, Diego Maradona jumped over a taller goalkeeper to have contact with a cossing ball, raised his left fist and drove the ball into the goalpost — a violation of the FIFA rules which prohibits touching the ball with hands.