Tottenham Hotspur striker and England captain Harry Kane has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Diego Maradona in wake of the Argentina legend’s passing at the age of 60.
The Argentina Football Association confirmed the news on Wednesday afternoon, expressing “its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend”.
According to BBC Sport, Maradona passed away at his home after suffering a heart attack, two weeks after successful surgery on a brain blood clot.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Maradona’s playing career spanned 21 years, his crowning moment coming in 1986 when he helped Argentina win the World Cup.
He scored five goals at the tournament, including two against England – the “Hand of God” and the world-renowned solo effort which saw him beat numerous players en route to goal.
In addition to glory with the Albiceleste, Maradona also won multiple trophies with Napoli, including two Serie A titles and a UEFA Cup, as well as with Barcelona and Boca Juniors.
In wake of the sad news, Kane posted an image of when he met Maradona at Tottenham’s stadium, and paid tribute to the legend on his Twitter account.
Privileged to have met him. Very sad news. RIP Diego Maradona. pic.twitter.com/x2LcIeQPqr
— Harry Kane (@HKane) November 25, 2020