Winning the 1986 World Cup with the tango team is the most prominent achievement in Maradona’s career, despite winning more than 10 tournaments with the clubs he played for.
Kobe Bryant, the American basketball star, and the Los Angeles Lakers team, shocked the world after his tragic departure, after his helicopter crashed, in a tragic accident, which stole his life as well as the life of his daughter, during last January as well.
Kobe played 20 seasons in his career with the Lakers, during which he won the most valuable player for the 2007-2008 season, and scored with the “Lakers” the National Basketball Association five times, and crowned Olympic Games with the US national team during the 2008 and 2012 in Beijing and London respectively.
And the month of April claimed 3 deaths this year, the first of them was Michael Robinson, the former Liverpool player, who passed away at the age of 61 after a struggle with cancer.
Robinson won the Champions League with Liverpool during the 1983-1984 season, and after his retirement he became one of the most famous football analysts and commentators.
Peter Bonetti, the former Chelsea and England goalkeeper, was the second death in April, as he died after a long struggle with illness, and Peter is the second most played Chelsea player in history, and he was part of the Blues team that won the FA Cup in 1970, and Goyo joined them. Benito, a Real Madrid legend who played with the team for 13 years, during which he won 11 titles, after being infected with the new Corona virus, “Covid-19”.
And last June, Ahmed Radi, the Iraqi football legend, passed away after his health deteriorated due to his infection with the Coronavirus.
Ahmed Radi scored the only goal of the Iraqi national team in the 1986 World Cup Finals against Belgium, and he also won more than 16 championships during his football career.
Jack Charlton, the brother of English football legend Bobby Charlton, died in July, at the age of 85.
Jack played for 21 years with Leeds United, was part of the England squad that crowned the 1966 World Cup, and led Ireland to qualify for the first European and World Cup finals, in 1988 and 1990, respectively.
Hammadi Al-Aqrabi, the Tunisian football legend, passed away at the age of 69 years, in August, and he is one of the most prominent players in the golden generation of the Eagles of Carthage, who achieved in the 1978 World Cup, the first victory for an African team in the history of the World Cup.
Al-Aqrabi represented the colors of the Tunisian clubs Sfaxien, the Saudi victory and the Emirati Al-Ain during his career between 1970 and 1986, and the Tunisian Federation announced after his death, the launch of his name on the Olympic Stadium, Brads.
And Liverpool and Tottenham announced the death of their former English international goalkeeper Ray Clemens, at the age of 72, this November.
Clemens won five Premier League titles, three European Cups and two European Cup titles with Liverpool before moving to Tottenham, where he added to his tally two other European Cup and FA Cup titles.