Diego Armando Maradona Franco was an Argentine professional football player and manager. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, he was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award.

In early November, the footballer was taken to the hospital, where he underwent surgery to remove a intracranial hematoma in the brain. On Wednesday 25th November 2020, his condition worsened. The blood circulation and breathing stopped. It was impossible to save him. He passed away after suffering cardiac arrest. The Argentine Football Association confirmed the news on Wednesday and posted a short message on its social media platforms.