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Stars and football clubs pay tributes to Diego Maradona

The world plunged into mourning as the World soccer great died on Wednesday less than a month after his 60th birthday
Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona
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The Telegraph   |   Published 26.11.20, 03:14 AM

As the world plunged into mourning, this is how some of the stars and football clubs paid tributes to Diego Maradona on Twitter

El Diego

Born in Buenos Aires on October 30, 1960, Diego Maradona passed away in the suburbs of the city on November 25, 2020 


For Argentina…

⚫ Debut: Against Hungary in 1977 at age of 16

⚫ Last match: Against Nigeria in the 1994 

World Cup

⚫ Led Argentina to 1986 World Cup triumph in Mexico and won the 

Golden Ball 
⚫Won the 1989 Copa America in Brazil

⚫His second goal against England was voted ‘Goal of the Century’ by Fifa

⚫ Total goals: 34 in 91 matches

⚫ Coached Argentina in the 2010 World Cup, but lost 0-4 to Germany in the quarters 

Club class 
⚫In club football, Maradona played for Argentina Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla, Newell’s Old Boys 

⚫With Napoli (1984-91) he won two Serie A titles, one Uefa Cup, one Copa Italia and one Italian Super Cup

Pele: Sad news to lose a friend like that. May God give enough strength to his family. For sure, one day we will kick a ball together in heaven

Lionel Messi: Un día muy triste para todos los argentinos y para el fútbol. Nos deja pero no se va, porque el Diego es eterno. Me quedo con todos los momentos lindos vividos con él y quería aprovechar para enviarle el pésame a toda su familia y amigos. QEPD. (A very sad day for all Argentines and for football. He leaves us but does not go away, because Diego is eternal. I keep all the beautiful moments lived with him and I wanted to take the opportunity to send my condolences to all his family and friends. RIP)

Cristiano Ronaldo: Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best of our times. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too early but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace. You will never be forgotten.

Gary Lineker: 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

Michael Owen: Quite simply — a player like no other. Rest In Peace Diego Maradona.

Franck Ribéry: Terrible to hear about the loss of a true football legend. But legends NEVER die. God give you peace. Ciao Diego #Maradona.

Manchester United: Football has lost one of its greatest icons. Rest in peace, Diego Maradona.

Napoli: We are in mourning. We feel like a boxer who has been knocked out. We are in shock. Always in our hearts. Ciao Diego.

Usain Bolt: RIP to legend 

Rafael Nadal: Hoy el mundo del deporte en general y el fútbol en particular tiene un vacío. Se nos fue #Maradona uno de los deportistas mas grandes de la historia. Queda lo que hizo en el fútbol. Mi mas sincero y sentido pésame a su familia, al mundo del fútbol y a toda la Argentina (Today the world of sports in general and football in particular has a void. #Maradona was one of the greatest athletes in history. What he did in football remains. My sincere condolences to his family, the world of football and all of Argentina)

Robbie Fowler: By far the best I ever saw growing up, and arguably the greatest ever #RipDiego #Maradona #10

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