The entire world was thrown in a state of sorrow when it was confirmed that legendary footballer Diego Maradona has succumbed to death.
The 1986 World Cup winner died at the age of 60 after he suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest, according to reports in his native Argentina.
Maradona had a heart attack at his home just two weeks after leaving hospital where he underwent surgery on a blot clot in his brain.
The news left a lot of football followers down in the mouth, as a host of them took to social media to mourn the iconic football.
Below are some of the tributes:
The world awaits our words but there are no words to describe the pain we're going through. Now is the time to grieve.
Diego 💙 pic.twitter.com/40TTOIDNQ4
— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) November 25, 2020
The world of football has united in mourning one of the beautiful game's true icons pic.twitter.com/DYpdAG7s4S
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) November 26, 2020
A football legend admired throughout the world. Rest in peace Maradona. 💙
[🎥 via @Unseen_Archive]pic.twitter.com/uSsPNGUP6b
— #TotalCAFCL (@CAF_Online) November 25, 2020
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
🔵🔴 Flags at half mast outside the Camp Nou in honour of Diego Maradona pic.twitter.com/ReSGMKseB2
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 26, 2020
🗣️ FIFA President Gianni Infantino: “Today is an unbelievably sad day. Our Diego left us. Our hearts – of all of us who loved him for how he was, and for what he represented – have stopped beating for a moment. Rest in peace, dear Diego. We love you.”
👉 https://t.co/1cSG5AjO4E pic.twitter.com/aeSomVvm5T
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) November 25, 2020
"God has died”
“I saw Maradona”
Front pages around the world remember Diego. pic.twitter.com/NAVHddpadY
— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 26, 2020
We're joining the footballing world in saying farewell to one of the absolute greats.
RIP Diego Maradona 💙 pic.twitter.com/n16SGF3KXn
— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 25, 2020
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
Diego Maradona touched so many hearts ❤️ pic.twitter.com/fnOKADN9nN
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 26, 2020
The world lost one of the greatest soccer players that ever lived Diego Maradona. It was one of the thrills of my life when I got to meet him. Rest In Peace my friend and my prayers go out to his family. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/SgQvij7a72
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 25, 2020
Hasta siempre, Diego. pic.twitter.com/IDrvng1CSq
— River Plate (@RiverPlate) November 25, 2020
A sporting giant and inspiration to many ❤️
Diego Maradona's visit to the #MotoGP paddock at Misano back in 2008 is one we'll never forget ✨ pic.twitter.com/UeJNvCYYyj
— MotoGP™🏁 (@MotoGP) November 26, 2020
One of the greatest to play the game. An inspiration across the world. A huge loss to the football family.
RIP, Diego ❤️ pic.twitter.com/OnNwiNs8CP
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 25, 2020
Fans across the globe have paid tribute to soccer great Diego Maradona, who died of a heart attack at the age of 60 https://t.co/SaKvBf52cN pic.twitter.com/Vo7ZtxRxqu
— Reuters (@Reuters) November 26, 2020
If my name has ever been placed next to yours, I apologize, I will never be at your level. What you did for "our" city will go down in history forever. It was an honour to have met you. Forever my idol 💙
— Dries Mertens (@dries_mertens14) November 25, 2020
R.I.P Diego Maradona 🕊💙🤍
Maradona laced up the gloves and fought an exhibition bout in 1996! pic.twitter.com/waU1txCXBQ
— Boxing Kingdom (@BoxingKingdom14) November 26, 2020
You were always a genius. Today is a very sad day and a great loss.
But you my friend are eternal.
Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/jeNxXzM6s9
— Carlo Ancelotti (@MrAncelotti) November 25, 2020
A genius of his art. A master of our game. One of the all-time greats.
Rest in peace, Diego Maradona. 💙 pic.twitter.com/SRsFhnGrlX
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 25, 2020
Rest in peace Diego Maradona, a legend and big part of our game's history
— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) November 25, 2020
Meus sentimentos à família e a todos que amam este gênio. Meu amigo, meu ídolo, meu número 10, obrigado por cada instante em sua cia, seja em jogos ou num simples jantar. pic.twitter.com/qOISSEtLmn
— Ronaldinho Gaúcho (@10Ronaldinho) November 25, 2020
Eternas gracias. Eterno Diego. pic.twitter.com/SZVNOJnZ1j
— Boca Jrs. Oficial (desde 🏡) (@BocaJrsOficial) November 25, 2020