Sitemap

Diego Maradona: Argentina Legend Dies Aged 60

More...

Connectivity For A Higher Quality Of Life

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Perhaps...

Chairperson-In-Office Ann Linde Presents Sweden’s 2021 Priorities To Permanent Council

Over the coming year, the Swedish Chairpersonship...

Tokyo’s Covid Outbreak Adds To Doubts Over Hosting Olympic Games

A dramatic rise in coronavirus cases in...

Environmental Protection – EU-Serbia Cooperation

The year behind us was certainly challenging...

News

Connectivity For A Higher Quality Of Life

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Perhaps this was the motto of a group of friends from the Greek...

Chairperson-In-Office Ann Linde Presents Sweden’s 2021 Priorities To Permanent Council

Over the coming year, the Swedish Chairpersonship will do its part to ensure that the OSCE can make a...

Tokyo’s Covid Outbreak Adds To Doubts Over Hosting Olympic Games

A dramatic rise in coronavirus cases in Tokyo has reignited speculation about the Olympic Games, which are due to open...

Environmental Protection – EU-Serbia Cooperation

The year behind us was certainly challenging in terms of health protection. Healthy environment was an essential aspect of...

EU Commission Concludes Exploratory Talks With Valneva To Secure A New Potential Vaccine

European Commission concluded exploratory talks with the pharmaceutical company Valneva with a view to purchasing its potential vaccine against...

Football legend Diego Maradona, one of the greatest players of all time, has died at the age of 60.

The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager suffered a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home.

He had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November and was to be treated for alcohol dependency.

Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, scoring the famous ‘Hand of God’ goal against England in the quarter-finals.

Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi paid tribute to Maradona, saying he was “eternal”.

“A very sad day for all Argentines and football,” said Messi. “He leaves us but does not leave, because Diego is eternal.

“I keep all the beautiful moments lived with him and I send my condolences to all his family and friends.”

In a statement on social media, the Argentine Football Association expressed “its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend”, adding: “You will always be in our hearts.”

Declaring three days of national mourning, Alberto Fernandez, the president of Argentina, said: “You took us to the top of the world. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of them all.

“Thank you for having existed, Diego. We’re going to miss you all our lives.”

Maradona played for Barcelona and Napoli during his club career, winning two Serie A titles with the Italian side. He started his career with Argentinos Juniors, also playing for Sevilla, and Boca Juniors and Newell’s Old Boys in his homeland.

He scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina, representing them in four World Cups.

Maradona led his country to the 1990 final in Italy, where they were beaten by West Germany, before captaining them again in the United States in 1994, but was sent home after failing a drugs test for ephedrine.

During the second half of his career, Maradona struggled with cocaine addiction and was banned for 15 months after testing positive for the drug in 1991.

He retired from professional football in 1997, on his 37th birthday, during his second stint at Argentine giants Boca Juniors.

Having briefly managed two sides in Argentina during his playing career, Maradona was appointed head coach of the national team in 2008 and left after the 2010 World Cup, where his side were beaten by Germany in the quarter-finals.

He subsequently managed teams in the United Arab Emirates and Mexico and was in charge of Gimnasia y Esgrima in Argentina’s top flight at the time of his death.

Source: BBC Sport , Photo: Diego Maradona facebook

Related Articles

NATIONAL DAY: 25 MAY

Embassy Of The Argentine Republic

H.E. Mr. Estanislao ZAWELS Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Address: Knez Mihailova 24/I, Belgrade Tel: +381 11 2623 751 +381 11 2623 569 E-mail: eserb@mrecic.gov.ar Website: www.eserb.mrecic.gov.ar Embassy of Argentina in Serbia

Ambassador Zawels: Argentina continues supporting Serbia on Kosovo-Metohija issue

Prime Minister Ana Brnabić underlined during today’s talks with Ambassador of Argentina to Serbia H.E. Estanislao Zawels that long friendship and mutual understanding are...

Marking of the Independence Day of Argentina

The Embassy of Argentina in Belgrade hosted a formal reception marking the 203 years of independence of Argentina, where Ambassador H.E. Estanislao Angel Zawels...

Independence Day of Argentina

The Embassy of Argentina in Belgrade hosted a formal reception marking the 203 years of independence of Argentina, where Ambassador H.E. Estanislao Angel Zawels...

H.E. Estanislao Angel Zawels, Ambassador of Argentina to Serbia

Global Village Must Rely on International Law

Argentina and Serbia share their view of one of the most important principles – that of territorial integrity. Argentina has been preserving this principle...

Embassy of Argentina Hosts Malbec Wine Tasting

Embassy of Argentina in Belgrade hosted a traditional Argentine Malbec Wine tasting. The event took take place in the Embassy’s Official Residence in Senjak. With...

Buenos Aires' Street Art

Because Painting Is Beautiful

Argentine culture is as captivating and unique as it is diverse and varied. Influenced by colonial Europe, with strong Spanish and Italian undertones, this...

New Ambassador of Argentina to Serbia

H.E. Estanislao Angel Zawels

Estanislao Angel Zawels was born in Buenos Aires in 1954 and earned his degree (BA. Economics) at the University of Poitiers, France, in 1973,...