Buenos Aires – Argentina’s soccer superstar Diego Maradona died in his home last week of cardiac arrest. He was 60.
In his homeland, Maradona was deified due to his sublime prowess in playing the “beautiful game” that has captivated some 2 billion people worldwide.
Described as one of the greatest footballers of all time, he is credited for lifting his team, the Albiceleste, to World Cup glory in 1986 against West Germany at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City.
Before the advent of the likes of Messi and Ronaldo, the only truly recognizable names in soccer belonged to Maradona and the Brazilian icon Pele.