Living legendary footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has mourned football legend Diego Maradona who deid today, November 25, at aged 60, Insidenaija reports.
Argentinian star whose ‘Hand of God’ goal destroyed England’s 1986 World Cup dreams suffered heart attack just two weeks after being released from hospital for bleed on his brain.
Reacting to his passing away, Cristiano Rinaldo took to his Verified Tweeter on Wednesday evening, to pen an emotional tribute to the football icon.
“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. Folded hands,” Ronaldo Tweeted.
Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986, having knocked England out of the tournament in a match which saw him score the infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal and another – widely considered to be one of the greatest goals of all time.
Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time on the pitch, his life off the pitch was equally notorious – amid battles with drug and alcohol addiction.
Argentina’s president Alberto Fernandez decreed three days of mourning following Maradona’s death.
‘You took us to the top of the world. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of all,’ the Argentine leader tweeted. ‘Thanks for having existed, Diego. We will miss you for a lifetime.’