Tributes have continued to flood in across the globe, following the demise of one of the greatest footballers of all time, Diego Maradona.
One of the greatest legends of the game from Brazil, Pele is not left out.
According to the 80-year old and all-time highest goal scorer in football, he would love to meet his friend, Maradona, in the sky so that both of them would continue to play ball together one day. Pele wrote on Twitter: “What sad news. I lost a great friend and the world lost a legend. There is still much to be said, but for now, may God give strength to family members. One day, I hope we can play ball together in the sky.”
Football’s history is incomplete if the names of both legends are not mentioned, especially in South America.
Other great footballers, like Harry Kane said they consider themselves privileged to have met Maradona.
Some, like Marcus Rashford, simply described him as a great legend.
Maradona won the player of the year on four occasions, he won the world cup in 1986, having eliminated the strongest opponent, England, at the quarter finals with his famous “Hand of God” and goal of the century.
At the club side, he won UEFA cup, Italian league, Italian cup, Spanish cup, among others.