The heart wrenching news of Diego Mardona’s passing hurts likes spikes piercing into the skin. The 60-year-old was the perfect definition of football genius.
He did things most footballer’s in the 80’s could never do or even try of emulating. Maradona was capable of beating 5 payers with a body movement, football work or even pass. He was capable of scoring goals from open play, set piece, penalties and even his hands.
That phenomenal attributes made him a legend at both club and international level.
At Napoli, Maradona lifted five trophies including the club’s only UEFA Cup and Scudetto titles. His unbelievable achievement with Napoli have seen fans in Naples pay tribte to him talk and now, talks of changing the name of stadium to ‘Diego Maradona Stadium’ is in full wing.
Argentina meanwhile will be forever be grateful to him after he helped the country win the FIFA World Cup.
Maradona’s ‘hand of goal’ as it famously called ensured Argentina won the 1986 World Cup against England. That memorable feat is yet to be replicate after 34 years.
Maradona will go down in history as the greatest player in Argentinian history and one of the most passionate fan and manager in football history.