Diego Maradona dies – updates: Latest tributes to one of football’s greatest players

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Diego Maradona dies – updates: Latest tributes to one of football’s greatest players
Diego Maradona dies – updates: Latest tributes to one of football’s greatest players

Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.

– Rio Ferdinand has posted this tribute to Diego Maradona.

“My 1st football hero. Very few people have impact over generations like this man did.

“The greatest, the best, the artist, a man… charismatic, a leader… A WINNER!

“One of my main reasons why I went out on my estate to kick a ball, pretending to be Diego.

“I knew the commentary to his goals ‘turns, the little squat man… leaves him for dead…

“Iconic footballer gone but will never be forgotten.

“RIP Diego Armando Maradona.”

– CRISTIANO TRIBUTE

Cristiano Ronaldo has posted a glowing tribute to Diego Maradona on his Instagram.

“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.”

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