'The God of Football Leaves Us, Thanks Everything Diego' - Andrea Pirlo Pays His Tribute Diego Maradona

Nov 26, 2020, 2:06 PM GMT+5:30
Diego Armando Maradona
Diego Maradona | Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo has paid his tributes to footballing great Diego Maradona, who passed away aged 60 due to cardiac arrest on Wednesday.

"The God of football leaves us, thanks for everything Diego," Pirlo penned on Twitter, paying his tribute to the Argentine.

The news of the unfortunate death of Maradona, considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time, has come as a shock, and tributes have been pouring in ever since.

"Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon, but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten," is what, if translated, Cristiano Ronaldo wrote on his social media accounts, paying tribute to Maradona.

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi wrote, "A very sad day for all Argentines and for football. He leaves us but does not leave, because Diego is eternal. I keep all the beautiful moments I lived with him and I wanted to take the opportunity to send my condolences to all his family and friends. RIP."

Another footballing great Pele also mourned death of Maradona. He said, "I have lost a dear friend, and the world has lost a legend. One day, I hope, we will play soccer together in the sky."