The football world has become a world After the death of Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona, a tribute poured out from all over the world.
The 60-year-old superstar, long considered one of the biggest players to lead his country to a world title in 1986, died on Wednesday after having a heart attack in Tigre.
This is how the world reacted:
President of Argentina Alberto Fernandez he proclaimed three days of national mourning, expressing his sadness for the loss and thanking Maradona for “existing”.
– He took us to the top of the world. He made us extremely happy. You were the greatest of them all. Thanks for your existence, Diego. You’re going to miss it for a lifetime, ”he said on Twitter.
Well llevaste a lo más alto del mundo. Nos hiciste inmensamente felices. This is another great place.
Gracias por haber existed, Diego. You are an extra child. pic.twitter.com/pAf38sRlGC
– Alberto Fernández (@alferdez) November 25, 2020
Meanwhile, in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, where he has long worshiped God as “El Dios,” people began pouring into the streets, gathering in the San Andres district where he lived and also in La Plata, where he recently served as technical director. for the local Gimnasia y Esgrima team.
Argentine football superstar Leo MessiHe is considered to be the most active player in the world, saying it was “a very sad day for all Argentines and footballers”.
“He left us, but he will never leave us because Diego is eternal.” I will keep the beautiful moments I have lived with him and I would like to send my condolences to all his family and friends. REST IN PEACE.”
Retired Brazilian soccer star Pele, considered by many to be the only player who came close to Maradona’s skill level, was one of those who expressed his grief.
“Sad news today. I lost a dear friend and the world lost a legend, ”wrote 80-year-old Pele on Instagram, alongside a picture of Maradona, who raised the World Cup in 1986.
“There’s a lot more to say, but let God give strength to his family now.” I hope to play football together in the sky one day. “
Superstar of Portugal and Juventus Christiano Ronaldo He characterized Maradona as an “unparalleled magician”.
“Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world to an eternal genius. One of the best of our time. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too early, but leaves a legacy without limits and will never fill a void. Rest in peace. He will never forget, ”he said on Instagram.
Victor Hugo Morales, Argentina’s most popular athletic shoe says Maradona will ultimately remain memorable with an exciting style of play that has never been repeated.
“He was one of the greatest artists of my age. Like the great masters of music and painting, he defied our intellect and enriched the human spirit. ”Morales said. “No one was more excited and left in the same fear as Diego.
Former English striker Gary Lineker he hoped Maradona would now “finally find some consolation in God’s hands,” he said on Twitter, referring to Argentina’s infamous “God’s hand” goal in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup against England.
“From a certain distance, he’s the best player of my generation, and arguably the greatest of all time,” he added, posting in another tweet a video the two players met in 2006.
It is always a pleasure to be in your company. ?? https://t.co/SfTo8SLqlR
– Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 25, 2020
Italian football club Napoli, where Maradona played in 1984-1991, said it was impossible to describe the sadness he felt after the outbreak of Maradona’s news of his death.
“What words can we use [to describe] sorrow like what we are going through? Now is the moment of tears. Then the moment will come for the words, ”he says on Twitter.
All parole. Is this conditional conditional use of the whole thing when vivendo comes? Ora è il momento delle lacrime. You can save the password.
Diego ? pic.twitter.com/mjwhrSczPG
– Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) November 25, 2020
Maradona was adored in Naples after winning two Serie A championship titles. Videos on social media showed people in the southern city mourn the football star in front of the murals depicting Maradona.
– Calcio Argentino ™ (@CalcioArg) November 25, 2020
– Leonardo (@varvarotweet) November 25, 2020
Translation: Napoli mourns his son.
Italian Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora, who was born in Naples, also paid tribute to Maradona.
“Maradona’s death is terrible news. He was more than a champion, a football genius, he was an absolute champion, ”Spadafora said. “He represented the dreams and hopes of the people of my city in a unique season. Naples is crying tonight.
French football is great Michel Platini he said, “part of our past is gone.”
“I’m very sad. I’m nostalgic for the wonderful era,” Platini told RTL French radio, who played in France in the 1980s and played in Juventus against the remaining Napoli. “Diego left a mark on my life.”
The Argentine Football AssociationThrough his president, Claudio Tapia expressed his deep sadness. “You’ll always be in our hearts,” Twitter said.
La Asociación del Fútbol Argentino, President Claudio Tapia través, manifestation of other profundo dolor por el fallecimiento de nuestra leyenda, Diego Armando Maradona.
Siempre estarás en nuestros corazones ? pic.twitter.com/xh6DdfCFed
– AFA (@afa) November 25, 2020
Maradona also played for the Spanish team Barcelona for two years from 1982.
– Thanks for everything for Diego. FC Barcelona expresses its deepest condolences to the death of Diego Armando Maradona, a player of our club (1982-84) and one of the icons of world football. “- says the Barcelona Communication.
Thanks for everything, Diego pic.twitter.com/bJ9l3ixY7A
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 25, 2020
Former Bolivian president Evo Morales he praised Maradona as a man who “fought for humble people”.
“I learned in pain in my soul about the death of my brother, Diego Armando Maradona. A man who understood humble people and fought for him. The best player in the world. “
Con un dolor en alma me enterado de la muerte de mi hermano, Diego Armando Maradona. One person and one person may, at the same time, be a member of the Ministry of Education. pic.twitter.com/7cNMtRTRHG
– Evo Morales Ayma (@evoespueblo) November 25, 2020
He was a player from Argentina Javier Mascherano he expressed his gratitude to the football star.
“I thank Diego forever for all he gave us !!! Rest in peace. He earned more than enough,” he said on Twitter.
Eternamente Gracias Diego to this day !!!
Descansá en paz. Te lo ganaste de sobra ? pic.twitter.com/mz5sdcALcr
– Javier Mascherano (@Mascherano) November 25, 2020
Manager of Manchester City Pep Guardiola paid tribute to Diego Maradona’s legacy of football.
“There was a banner in Argentina that I read years ago and he said,‘ It doesn’t matter what you did with your life, but what you did with our lives. “
“There are some incredible players in history, he’s one of them. For the people of our generation, the Mexican World Cup in ’86 made this sport better. “
Boxer star Mike Tyson he also paid his respects for the footballer, saying he was both a hero and a friend.
The hand of God, Maradona, has left us. In 86, we both won our championship. They compare the two of us. He was a friend of my hero. I respected you so much. I will miss you very much. pic.twitter.com/E5j6DSfJas
– Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) November 25, 2020