The Argentinean authorities recognized the house where the footballer Diego Maradona was born as a historical monument. This was stated on October 27 in the decree of the President of the country Alberto Fernandez, APA reports citing MercoPress.
“The immense influence of the incomparable footballer on the culture of Argentina goes beyond his sporting merit and makes him, in the light of his recent demise, one of the most famous symbols of our identity,” the document says.
Maradona was born on October 30, 1960 in the slum area of Villa Fiorito in the province of Buenos Aires. In this place he spent his childhood, it was there that he began to practice with the ball for the first time.
On November 25, 2020, 60-year-old Maradona died of a heart attack in a house in the San Andres area in the city of Tigre, where he was recovering from a previous operation.
On November 4, it became known that he had undergone brain surgery. The ex-footballer was successfully operated on at a clinic in the city of Olivos after he developed a subdural hematoma. The operation lasted 1.5 hours. Hematoma was revealed in the former captain of the Argentine national team during the tomography. A blow to the head was said to be the cause of the hemorrhage.
Maradona played 91 matches and scored 34 goals for the Argentine national football team. He is the 1986 world champion, writes Gazeta.ru. Then the world fame Maradona brought a goal against England, scored by hand. The arbitrator did not record the violation of the rules. This goal caused a fight in the stands. After the game, Maradona said: “I did not touch the ball, it was the hand of God.”
He also became a two-time champion of Italy with the Napoli club and the champion of Argentina with the Boca Juniors.
In September 2019, he became the head of Gimnasia. Before her, Maradona worked in the Mexican Dorados, Al-Wasl and Al-Fujairah from the UAE, and also headed the Argentina national team.