Soccer legend Diego Maradona

Soccer legend Diego Maradona

We'll take you through the reactions from Argentina and around the world.

Pele and Maradona are regarded as two of the greatest players of all time and were declared joint-winners of the FIFA Player of the Century award in 2000.

The highs were crowned by his performances when he captained Argentina to victory in Mexico in 1986. In his professional career, he was twice sold for a world-record transfer fee: to Barcelona in 1982 and then to Napoli in 1984. Rest in peace, ace. According to the reports, he had some health complications and also underwent brain surgery a few weeks ago.

Maradona was tracking down a ball and slyly used his hand to punch it over the goalkeeper into the net - while pretending his hand never actually touched it. He played 188 games with Napoli, winning two Serie A titles and a UEFA Cup for the Italian club. Simply, the best football player in the history of football.

BREAKING: Maradona passes away at the age of 60

In the final, Maradona set up the 86th-minute victor against West Germany.

By 1991 the soccer star began making headlines for reasons other than his athletics, when he was banned from soccer after a drug test showed traces of cocaine in his system. He frequently praised Castro and Argentine-born revolutionary "Che" Guevara, who fought with Castro in the Cuban revolution - even sporting a tattoo of Guevara on his right arm.

Covering Diego Maradona's entire life, the series will feature three actors in the titular role: Juan Palomino (adult), Nazareno Casero (adolescent) and Nicolás Goldschmidt (child).

Boca Juniors posted a photo of Maradona from his time with the club, with the caption: "Eternal thanks". He was also a supporter of ex-Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. "Like great masters of music and painting, he has defied our intellect and enriched the human spirit", Morales said.

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