Wednesday, 25 Nov, 11.20 pm IBGnews

Prince of Football Maradona passes away at 60

Maradona at Kolkata

A great loss for football world today Prince of modern Football Diego Armando Maradona passes away. The report came as following a cardiac arrest he passes away in Argentina.

We are yet to receive the details. More news will follow on this.

A complete black day for World Football.

Diego Armando Maradona (30 October 1960 - 25 November 2020) was an Argentine football manager and retired professional footballer. He was the coach of Argentine Primera División club Gimnasia de La Plata until his death. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time, and by many as the greatest ever. He was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award.

Maradona's vision, passing, ball control and dribbling skills were combined with his small stature (1.65 m or 5 ft 5 in), which gave him a low center of gravity allowing him to manoeuvre better than most other football players; he would often dribble past multiple opposing players on a run. His presence and leadership on the field had a great effect on his team's general performance, while he would often be singled out by the opposition. In addition to his creative abilities, he also possessed an eye for goal and was known to be a free kick specialist. A precocious talent, Maradona was given the nickname "El Pibe de Oro" ("The Golden Boy"), a name that stuck with him throughout his career.

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