Football legend, Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60.
Maradona passed away yesterday morning following cardio-respiratory arrest and the ambulances that went to his home could do nothing to save him.
For several years he suffered from serious health problems, and earlier this month he had emergency brain surgery, staying in hospital for over a week before he was discharged.
Maradona was in the Argentina squad that beat the Super Eagles 2-1 at the 1994 World Cup, setting up the second goal scored by Claudio Caniggia, and was in the dugout when the two-time world champions defeated Nigeria in South Africa 2010.
He helped Argentina win the 1986 World Cup before captaining the team in the 1990 tournament where they narrowly lost to Germany in the showpiece.
The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November.
It was then announced he was to be treated for alcohol dependency.
One of the greatest players of all time, Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, producing a series of sublime individual performances.
He played for Barcelona and Napoli during his club career, winning two Serie A titles with the Italian side.
Maradona scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina, representing them in four World Cups.
He 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 was beaten by Germany in the quarterfinals.
He subsequently managed teams in the United Arab Emirates and Mexico and was in charge of Gimnasiay Esgrima in Argentina’s top flight at the time of his death.
His partner, Veronica Ojeda, two daughters, two sons, and his former wife, Claudia Villafane, survive him.