Football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 of a heart attack two weeks after being released from hospital after bleeding on his brain.
The news has been confirmed by Maradona’s lawyers, with tributes pouring in from across the world.
Maradona had been admitted to hospital in November for emergency brain surgery. He left the hospital on November 11 after a successful operation to remove a blood clot on his brain.
Maradona in the Middle East
Maradona helped Argentina win the 1986 World Cup and had an incredible career, playing for Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona.
As well as a hugely successful career, Maradona was a regular in the Middle East for several years.
He was manager at Al-Wasl in Dubai for 14 months ending in 2012 and also had a spell managing Fujairah.
When he left Fujairah for a contract in Belarus, he told reporters he considersed himself “an Emirati citizen. I live a beautiful life in the UAE and leaving for Belarus doesn’t mean I’m going forever from Dubai. Dubai is an important place in myself.”
RIP Maradona from the DubaiLAD team, one of the greatest.