Maradona dies at 60: football world pays tribute to Argentina great
Major football figures such as Pelé, Gary Lineker, Cristiano Ronaldo have taken to social media to pay tribute to Maradona, who has died aged 60.
Major football figures, clubs and institutions react to the sad news that Argentina legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60:
Gary Lineker: “By some distance the best player of my generation”
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 find some comfort in the hands of God. #RipDiego— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 25, 2020
Pelé: “I have lost a great friend and the world has lost a legend”
“What sad news. I have lost a great friend and the world has lost a legend. There is still much to be said, but for now, may God give strength to his family members. One day, I hope we can play football together in the sky.”
Que notícia triste. Eu perdi um grande amigo e o mundo perdeu uma lenda. Ainda há muito a ser dito, mas por agora, que Deus dê força para os familiares. Um dia, eu espero que possamos jogar bola juntos no céu. pic.twitter.com/6Li76HTikA— Pelé (@Pele) November 25, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo: “An unparalleled magician”
“Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon, but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten.”
Hoje despeço-me de um amigo e o Mundo despede-se de um génio eterno. Um dos melhores de todos os tempos. Um mágico inigualável. Parte demasiado cedo, mas deixa um legado sem limites e um vazio que jamais será preenchido. Descansa em paz, craque. Nunca serás esquecido.🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/WTS21uxmdL— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) November 25, 2020
Lionel Messi: “Diego is eternal”
"A sad day for all Argentinians and for football. He has passed away but he’ll never leave us, because Diego is eternal."
🖤⚽️ El sentido mensaje de Lionel Messi tras conocer la muerte de Diego Armando Maradona— Carrusel Deportivo (@carrusel) November 25, 2020
🙏 Mensaje de 10 a 10 pic.twitter.com/KubFhmFSrQ
Iker Casillas: “A sad day for football”
“A sad day for football. Maradona has died. RIP you football genuis.”
Gerard Piqué: "Rest in peace, legend"
UEFA chief: "One of world football's greatest and most iconic figures"
UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin: "I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Diego Maradona, one of world football’s greatest and most iconic figures. He achieved greatness as a wonderful player with a genius and charisma of his own." pic.twitter.com/BYGWL2sNFZ— UEFA (@UEFA) November 25, 2020
Argentinian FA: “You will always be in our hearts”
“The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow over the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You will always be in our hearts.”
La Asociación del Fútbol Argentino, a través de su Presidente Claudio Tapia, manifiesta su más profundo dolor por el fallecimiento de nuestra leyenda, Diego Armando Maradona.— AFA (@afa) November 25, 2020
Siempre estarás en nuestros corazones 💙 pic.twitter.com/xh6DdfCFed
Argentinos Juniors: “Eternal Diego”
DIEGO ETERNO pic.twitter.com/WVX7hYDxQh— Argentinos Juniors (desde 🏡) (@AAAJoficial) November 25, 2020
Boca Juniors: “Eternal thanks”
Eternas gracias. Eterno Diego. pic.twitter.com/SZVNOJnZ1j— Boca Jrs. Oficial (desde 🏡) (@BocaJrsOficial) November 25, 2020
Barcelona: “Thank you for everything, Diego”
Thank you for everything, Diego pic.twitter.com/bJ9l3ixY7A— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 25, 2020
Napoli: “There are no words to describe the pain”
The world awaits our words but there are no words to describe the pain we're going through. Now is the time to grieve.— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) November 25, 2020
Diego 💙 pic.twitter.com/40TTOIDNQ4
AC Milan: "An honour to have faced you"
An honour to have faced you, Diego 🙏— AC Milan (@acmilan) November 25, 2020
Un onore averti affrontato, Diego 🙏 pic.twitter.com/n0q1mfMBZn
Belgian FA: "An honour competing against you"
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