Football fans in Argentina and Naples were visibly distraught by Diego Maradonas tragic death.
The football icon suffered a cardiac arrest on Wednesday and died at the age of 60 at his home in Tigre, near Buenos Aires.
People were in tears when they learned of Maradona’s death
Considered to be the greatest player ever, his death has rocked Argentina
Maradona captained his country to World Cup glory in 1986 and had successful spells with Napoli, Barcelona, Argentinos Juniors and Boca Juniors.
He will be remembered as one of the greatest footballers to play the game.
Maradona scored 81 goals in 188 league games for Napoli between 1984 and 1991 and his fans gathered at the top of the Quartieri Spagnoli in Naples to pay their respects on Wednesday evening.
Fans gathered by Maradona’s mural in Naples
He won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and played in the final again four years later
They were pictured next to a mural of the former Argentina manager.
The news of the death has hit the country so hard that the countrys president Alberto Fernandez declared three days of official mourning.
Huge crowds of people were seen crying outside of Maradonas home in Argentina.
Tributes from the biggest names in football poured in for Maradona, including messages from Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Pele.
People have been stunned by Maradonas passing
Maradona remains a hero to many children in Argentina
John Motson, who commentated on the 1986 World Cup, joined talkSPORT to reminisce about Maradonas brilliance.
He said: Its very sad indeed. I know he had a blood clot in November and he wasnt in the best of health, but this came as a big shock to me this afternoon.
In fact I was at the Argentina match commentating against Belgium in 1986, he scored two goals and they were absolutely fantastic.
A huge crowd gathered outside of Maradona’s house in Argentina
Its probably not quite as memorable as the Hand of God goal in the quarter-final or the second goal against England, which Bobby Robson, the England manager at the time, described as a bloody miracle.
He was capable of miracles on the pitch. The great players of my generation where does he stand?
You have Johan Cruyff, Pele, Bobby Charlton, but Diego Maradona would comfortably be in any of those categories because he was an absolutely brilliant footballer.

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