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From 'Hand Of God' To Being In God's Hands: Diego Maradona's Inspiring Journey In Pictures

It was a sad day for football as Diego Maradona passed away from a heart attack on November 25. The Argentine legend, hailed by many as the Greatest of All Time, was 60 years old. Maradona is considered by a high percentage of fans as the best footballer ever to have been born. Some even rate him above Pele. It is no surprise that fans were left shocked at the news of his death. Here are some photos from his eventful journey that inspire millions of football fan:

Argentina’s soccer team head coach Diego Maradona attends a news conference in Marseille, February 10, 2009. Argentine star Diego Maradona holds up the World Cup trophy as he is carried off the field after Argentina defeated West Germany 3-2 to win the World Cup soccer championship in Mexico City June 29, 1986.   Argentina's Diego Maradona falls to the pitch after being tripped up in their World Cup quarterfinal… Read MoreArgentina’s Diego Maradona falls to the pitch after being tripped up in their World Cup quarterfinal match against England in Mexico City in this June 22, 1986. Maradona remained in intensive care more than 36 hours after falling ill with heart and breathing problems. A clutch of fans continued a vigil outside the posh Buenos Aires clinic where Maradona, one of the most gifted players in soccer history, was rushed on Sunday. Maradona arrived at the clinic in a serious, feverish condition with breathing difficulties and a swollen heart after watching a game at his former club Boca Juniors’ stadium where he made his name.

Read Less Argentina's Diego Maradona is fouled by South Korea's Kim Young-se during their first-round World Cu… Read MoreArgentina’s Diego Maradona is fouled by South Korea’s Kim Young-se during their first-round World Cup match in Mexico City on this June 2, 1986. 

On June 22, 1986, Maradona made three indelible marks on the World Cup, scoring its most infamous and then its most brilliant goal before providing its most memorable quote. South Korea’s Park Kiung-Hoon is at right.

Read Less Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, his wife Claudia Villafane (R), sit with their two daughters Giannina Dinora (L) and Dalma Nerea ( third from L) the day of their civil wedding in Buenos Aires, in this November 7, 1989   Argentine World Cup star Diego Maradona holds his shirt following their World Cup semi-final against England in Mexico on June 22, 1986.   Argentine star Diego Maradona leaps into the arms of teammate Ricardo Guisti at the conclusion of the World Cup final in Mexico City on June 29, 1985. Soccer star Diego Maradona hugs his daughter Claudia prior to making a speech to members of the Oxford Union on November 6, 1995.  Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona celebrates before thousands of spectators after his team, Boca Juniors, beat their rival River Plate in the Argentine ‘classic’ confrontation between the two most popular soccer teams on October 25, 1997. Argentina’s head coach Diego Maradona dives onto the ground as he celebrates his team’s second goal during their World Cup 2010 qualifying soccer match against Peru in Buenos Aires on October 10, 2009.

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