How the football world reacted to Maradona’s death

On November 25, one of the world’s most famous football players, Diego Maradona, died after a heart attack at 60. Celebrities from the world of sports and clubs where he performed immediately reacted to this.

Pele

If we are now choosing between Ronaldo and Messi, then in the last century, people also argued about Pele and Maradona. And Pele was one of the first to react to the Argentine’s death:

“It’s sad to lose friends like this. Of course, one day, we will hit the ball in the sky together.”

Gary Lineker

“He was by far the best player of my generation and is probably the greatest footballer of all time. After a happy but troubled life, I hope he finally finds some peace in the hands of God,” former England striker Gary Lineker wrote.

Romario

“My friend, the legendary Maradona, has passed away! An Argentine conquered the world thanks to the ball in his feet and because of his positivity and unique character. I have said more than once that he was the best of those I saw on the field.

His performances around the world delighted the whole country and delighted all of us. I’ll never forget how much fun we had together. He was never an opponent for me. He treated me like a brother.

He left too soon. Hugging the Argentines, hugging his family. This is great grief. Go with God, brother,” wrote former Brazil striker Romario.

Cristiano Ronaldo

“Today, I say goodbye to a friend and the world – to the eternal genius. One of the best in history. A consummate wizard.

He left too soon but left a limitless legacy and a void that no one can fill. Sleep well, a great one. You will never be forgotten,” Juventus and Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo wrote.

Stanislav Cherchesov

“With a heavy heart, read the news that the great football player of our time, Diego Maradona, has passed away.

I was lucky enough to meet him both on the green field when Spartak competed with Napoli and various tournaments and events. In particular, at the Confederations Cup and the World Cup in Russia. When I was asked to describe him as a player, the only word that came to mind was genius.

On my own behalf and behalf of the Russian national team’s team, I express my deep condolences to all the relatives of this unique player in all respects. We will always remember his unique game,” said Stanislav Cherchesov, head coach of the Russian national team.

The Argentine Football Association, “Napoli” and “Barcelona”

The Association of Football of Argentina, the Italian “Napoli,” in which Maradona twice became a champion, playing in 1984-1991, and the Spanish “Barcelona,” for which he played in 1982-1984, winning the Cup and Super Cup, also reacted to the death of the legendary football player.

“The Argentine Football Association, represented by President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow at the death of our legend Diego Armando Maradona. You will always be in our hearts,” the organization said in a statement.

“Everyone is waiting for our words. But what words can we use to express the intense pain we are experiencing? Now is the time for tears. And then it’s time for words. Forever 💙 goodbye, Diego”, – said in the message “Napoli.”

“Thank you for everything, Diego” – wrote in “Barcelona.”

“Real”

Maradona did not play for real Madrid, but the Madrid club also reacted to his death.

Real Madrid, the club’s President and Board of Directors, are deeply saddened by the news of the death of true world football legend Diego Armando Maradona. Our condolences go out to his family and friends, former clubs, and football fans worldwide, especially in Argentina.

He left behind an imposing legacy. An icon for millions of fans around the world,” the club said in a statement from Madrid.

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