World football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, the Argentine Football Association confirmed Wednesday.
An official cause of death has not been released.
Maradona was hospitalized on November 2 for dehydration and anemia, per Sky Sports. But a day later he was moved to Buenos Aires, where he went into surgery to remove a subdural hematoma, a collection of blood on the surface of the brain. The operation was described as a “routine surgery” by his physician, Leopoldo Luque.
“We are going to operate today,” Luque said on November 3. “He is lucid, he understands, he agrees with the intervention.”
The Associated Press’ Almudena Calatrava and Debora Rey reported that doctors said Maradona came out of the surgery with no complications, and he left the hospital eight days later to recover at home.
Maradona, who was the manager of Argentine Primera Division club Gimnasia y Esgrima at the time of his death, is considered one of the greatest soccer players in the history of the sport. He led Argentina to a World Cup triumph in 1986, a run that included his infamous “Hand of God” goal against England in the quarterfinals, where he committed a handball on a scored goal that went unnoticed by the referee.
In that same game, he dribbled through nearly the entirety of England’s team before scoring what is considered one of the best goals in the history of the competition.