The 1986 world cup winner was pronounced dead this afternoon following a cardiac arrest and lot of footballing icons has been paying their tributes.
Starting from three times world cup winner, Pele tweeted: "One day we'll kick a ball together in the sky above"
Barcelona's captain Messi posted on his Facebook page: "A very sad day for all Argentines and football. He leaves us but does not leave, because Diego is eternal. I take all the cute moments lived with him and wanted to take advantage to send condolences to all his family and friends. RIP"
Cristiano Ronaldo tweeted: "The world bids farewell to an eternal genius. One of the best of all time. An unparalleled magician. He leaves us too soon, but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. RIP. You will never be forgotten."
Everton boss and former Ac Milan player, Carlo Ancelotti said: You were always a genius. Today is a very sad day and a great loss.
But you my friend are eternal.
Rest In Peace."
Former United captain, Rio Ferdinand tweeted: "My 1st football hero. Few people have impact over generations like this man did. The greatest, the best, the artist, the man...charismatic, a leader...A WINNER! One of the main reasons why I went out on my estate to kick a ball, pretending to be Diego.
RIP Diego Armando Maradona."
Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker, Robin Van Persie also paid his tribute. He said: "Feeling thankful I had the opportunity to meet you a few times. An unbelievable player and a real joy to watch. But also an extremely warm and friendly person off the pitch. A true inspiration for myself and many others. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest in Peace Diego ❤️⚽."
The Super Eagles players were not left out most especially due to the fact that they locked horns with Argentina almost every time in the world cup.
The Nigeria Football Federation tweeted: The NFF and the entire Nigeria Football family commiserate with the afa, the people of Argentina and the football world over the death today, 25 November 2020, of inimitable football legend, Diego Armando Maradona. May his soul rest in peace."
Former captain, Nwanko Kanu tweeted: "R.I.P Diego Armando Maradona. Your memory will live on."
In terms of honour, Italian side, SSC Napoli has confirmed that their stadium would be renamed after him.