Remembering Diego 'El Pibe de Oro' Maradona
The soccer legend passed away a year ago today
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Diego Maradona was more than just a legendary soccer player—he was a soccer god! The Argentinian footballer was undoubtedly one of the greatest of all time. The number 10 had it all: outstanding ball control, amazing dribbling skills, speed, game vision, and creativity. Maradona was both physically and technically proficient, and had a larger-than-life personality to match his star status.
He had his ups and downs in life, but it's undeniable that Maradona was a true icon. Many were shocked and saddened when he passed away in 2020 at the relatively young age of 60. He died of heart failure two weeks after undergoing brain surgery for a hematoma. It has been reported that Maradona's care prior to his death was "plagued by deficiencies and irregularities."
To honor this sporting great, browse through the following gallery and learn more about the life of "El Pibe de Oro."
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