Jose Luis Brown, Argentine's World Cup winning star passes away at age 62

Jose Luis Brown, Argentine's World Cup winning star passes away at age 62

- Jose Luis Brown has been reported dead at the age of 62

- The Argentine World Cup hero was said to have suffered Alzheimer disease before losing the battle to deat

- Brown scored on of the goals that helped his national team beat Germany and win the 1986 World Cup in Mexico

Former Argentina international Jose Luis Brown has been reported dead in La Plata in his home country at the age of 62.

The ex-defender was said to have battled Alzheimer disease before finally passing away earlier this week.

Meanwhile, his family was said to have recently admitted that the sickness took a toll on the former footballer before his eventual death on Monday.

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El Tata, as he was fondly referred to during his active playing days inspired La Albiceleste to their dramatic comeback in their 3-2 win over Germany in the final of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

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His contributions helped the Maradona-captained side lift their second every title at the global football showpiece 33 years ago.

However, that was the only goal he scored for the Argentine national team in his 36 appearances for them before quitting in 1989.

According to information on FIFA website, Brown, played every minute at Mexico 1986, and was said to have refused substitution in the Final despite seriously injuring his shoulder.

Brown spent most of his playing career playing for clubs in Argentina, Colombia, France and Spain and scored 46 goals in 461 appearances in total.

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Having retired from playing football, Brown embarked on coaching and was part of the crew that led Argentina to win the 2008 Beijing Olympic Football Tournament as assistant to Sergio Batista.

A year later, he helped the national team qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Nigeria 2009.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that thirty years ago, the Nigerian football family was thrown into mourning following the tragic death of former Super Eagles star Samuel Okwaraji.

On that faithful day, the former midfielder died while playing for the Nigerian national senior team which was known then as the Green Eagles.

Okwaraji collapsed 10 minutes towards the end of a World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Angola in 1990 in Lagos.

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