Gary Lineker leads tributes to Diego Maradona after Argentine legend dies following a heart attack aged 60


    TRIBUTES have poured in from around the world following the death of Diego Maradona.

    The Argentina legend has passed away, aged 60, after suffering a cardiac arrest.

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    Diego Maradona passed away two weeks after surgery following a bleed on the brain[/caption]

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    Maradona, who is best known for leading Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986, is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all-time.

    Gary Lineker and Usain Bolt are among the long list of names that have paid tribute to the legendary former Barcelona star.

    Olympic hero Bolt posted a picture of himself hugging Maradona, with the caption: “RIP to legend Maradona.”

    Lineker, who played in the England side beaten by Maradona in 86, posted: “Reports from Argentina that Diego Armando Maradona has died. By some distance the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time.

    “After a blessed but troubled life, hopefully he’ll finally some comfort in the hands of God.”

    Manchester United ace Marcus Rashford shared a picture of Maradona alongside the word ‘Legendary’.

    Napoli played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boys during his illustrious career.

    He scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for A

    A number of his former clubs have joined in on social media to pay their respects.

    Napoli, who Maradona played for from 1984 to 1991, wrote: “Always in our hearts. Ciago, Diego.”

    Spanish giants Barcalons simply added: “Thanks for everything, Diego.”

    Maradona died just two weeks after surgery following a bleed on the brain.

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