Football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home.
Football stars such as Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo have paid touching tribute to the former World Cup winner who is regarded as one of the best footballers of all time.
Pele led tributes to Maradona, writing 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.”
Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo said: “Today I bid farewell to a friend and the world bids farewell to an eternal genius. One of the best of all time. 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.”
Messi also paid his own Tribute to the legend:
Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar posted a photo of him as a youngster with Maradona on instagram, calling the Argentine a “legend of football”.
England captain Harry Kane and forward Marcus Rashford also paid tribute.
Barcelona was the first club outside of Argentina that Maradona played for. He scored 22 goals in 36 appearances between 1982 and 1984.
Another of Maradona’s former clubs, Napoli, paid tribute. He played for the club between 1984 and 1991, making 188 appearances.
Boca Juniors, where Maradona enjoyed two spells and finished his career, gave “eternal thanks” to their former player.