Diego Maradona: Brazil legend Pele remembers Argentine hero days after his death

Diego Maradona: Brazil legend Pele remembers Argentine hero days after his death

- Diego Maradona passed on late last month in his home country

- The 60-year-old was said to have died of heart complications

- Brazil legend Pele has now penned an emotional tribute to Diego seven days after his death

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Three-time FIFA World Cup winner Pele says late Diego Maradona was incomparable in an emotional message he wrote in honour of the Argentine seven days after his demise.

The 1986 World Cup winner was confirmed dead last week at the age of 60 after a suspected heart condition in his home country.

And this came a few days after returning from the hospital where he underwent brain surgery to remove a blood clot.

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Diego Maradona: Brazil legend Pele remembers Argentine hero 7 days after his death
Diego Maradona and Pele during a commercial match between teams of both legends in 2016. Photo by Andre Ferreira/Icon Sport.
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The 80-year-old Brazilian legend while remembering Maradona seven days after his death said on social media that he was a genius:

“Today it’s been seven days since you left. Many people loved to compare us all their lives.
“You were a genius that enchanted the world. A magician with the ball at his feet. A true legend. But above all that, for me, you will always be a great friend, with an even bigger heart.
“Today, I know that the world would be much better if we could compare each other less and start admiring each other more. So, I want to say that you are incomparable.
“Your trajectory was marked by honesty. And in your unique and particular way, you taught us that we have to love and say ‘I love you’ a lot more often.

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“Your quick departure didn’t let me say it to you, so I will just write it: I love you, Diego.
“My great friend, thank you very much for our entire journey. One day, in heaven, we will play together on the same team.
"And it will be the first time that I raise my fist in the air in triumph on the pitch without celebrating a goal. It will be because I can finally embrace you again.”

Legit.ng earlier reported tributes have continued to come in after the death of legendary footballer, Diego Maradona, at the age of 60.

The Argentine who was recently discharged from the hospital after brain surgery was suspected to have died of heart issues.

Events leading to his burial have already commenced in his home country as president Alberto Fernandez already declared three days of mourning for him.

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