Diego Maradona: Swedish star Ibrahimovic claims late Argentine legend is more than football

Diego Maradona: Swedish star Ibrahimovic claims late Argentine legend is more than football

- Diego Maradona died on Wednesday November 25 after he suffered cardiovascular arrest

- The world has continued to mourn the exit of the late legend

- Zlatan Ibrahimovic has stated that Diego Maradona is more than just football

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Diego Maradona remains a football icon even in death as 39-year-old Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic has stated that the late legend was more than football.

Maradona passed away at his home in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, following reports claiming he suffered cardiovascular arrest.

The football world has continued to mourn the legend who many have described as the greatest footballer of all-time.

AC Milan striker Zlatan in his tribute stated that the late legend who died at the age of 60 must be remembered and will be remembered forever. He said:

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"Maradona is more than football. We must remember him for what he did as a footballer and, in my opinion, he will be remembered forever.
"When you see number 10, who do you think about? Maradona."

Also, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has described his meeting with legendary Diego Maradona to that of a Pope.

Diego Maradona: Swedish star Ibrahimovic claims late Argentine legend is more than football
Diego Maradona is more than the game according to Zlatan. Photo: Rafael Wollmann
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The Argentine god of soccer passed on earlier this week due to suspected heart issues a few days after he was discharged from the hospital.

His death was shocking to the world and tributes have continued to come in as people of different works of life pay their last respect to the World Cup winner.

The two-time Serie A winner with Napoli also spent time at Barcelona winning three titles in two years.

Klopp was said to have met the magical number 10 before he got his coaching career started and was blown away by the Argentinian star’s presence.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson believes Lionel Messi is better than his compatriot Diego Maradona in terms of achievement.

The 60-year-old former Napoli striker won the 1986 edition of the FIFA World Cup championship for his country at the age of 18.

He also clinched two Italian League trophies and a UEFA Cup for The Parthenopeans during his seven-year reign at the club.

Though he has been able to make up for his losses at the national team level with a fleet of trophies with Barcelona.

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