Diego Maradona 1960-2020
"He made art, not football": Maradona's great quotes, and about him
Explaining in words the magic that was a former Argentine player is no easy task, so we transferred the right to speak to the most bitter opponents, and to the stars who grew up on it.
On the occasion of Maradona's 60th birthday, we have collected the greatest quotes his unrestrained mouth has issued - and those that have been said about him.
Pele paid tribute to Maradona: "Surely one day we will kick the ball together in the sky"
Across the globe it is hard to accept the death of one of the greatest footballers in history.
Another great Brazilian player wrote: "Sad to lose friends this way"
Updated: 19:24 25/11/2020
Diego Maradona died at the age of 60
Tragedy in Argentina: Maradona, one of the greatest footballers of all time and the man who led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup, died at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack in the morning and doctors' efforts to save him failed.