Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane and Barcelona lead the tributes to ‘legendary’ Diego Maradona as the world of football mourns the passing of Argentine hero
Tributes from the world of football are flooding in after Diego Maradona died at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest on Wednesday.
The football legend had a heart attack at his home just two weeks after leaving hospital where he underwent surgery on a blot clot in his brain.
Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, helped Argentina win the World Cup in 1986, the pinnacle of an illustrious career that saw him widely adored for spells at Boca Juniors, Barcelona and Napoli at club level.
Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, according to reports
Maradona’s Hand of God was responsible for England’s elimination from the 1986 World Cup
With the sport in mourning, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford led the tributes with just one word, ‘Legendary’, alongside a picture of the former Napoli and Barcelona icon in his heyday.
Gary Lineker, who was on the receiving end of Maradona’s famous Hand of God and his incredible solo goal in Argentina’s quarter-final victory over England in Mexico in 1986, tweeted: ‘Reports from Argentina that Diego Armando Maradona has died.
‘By some distance the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time. After a blessed but troubled life, hopefully he’ll finally find some comfort in the hands of God. #RipDiego
Stan Collymore tweeted: ‘The football Gods shone brightly on this one. What an incredible, incredible footballer.’
Everton striker Richarlison tweeted a picture of Maradona in a Brazil shirt, with just a sad face emoji to accompany it.