President of Argentina: Maradona raised our country to the top of the world

Soccer player Diego Maradona has lifted Argentina to the top of the world, President Alberto Fernandez has said.

“You raised us to the top of the world. You have made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of them all. Thank you for being there, Diego. We will miss you for the rest of our lives,” Fernandez wrote on Twitter.

The 1986 FIFA World Cup champion Maradona died at the age of 60. Maradona underwent brain surgery in early November and was released from the hospital on November 11, recovering from the operation.

Maradona held the post of chief coach of the Argentine club “Gimnasia and Gimnasia y Esgrima.” As a player, he played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla, and Newell’s Old Boys. For the Argentina national team, Maradona played 91 games and scored 34 goals. From 2008 to 2010, he was the head coach of the Argentine national team.

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