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Diego Maradona dies at 60: Football fans share their favourite stories of the legend

Diego Maradona
(Image credit: PA)

Following the death of Diego Maradona, tributes have poured out from fans of their memories of a footballing legend.

Maradona courted controversy on and off the pitch - but is regarded by many as the greatest footballer to have ever graced the game. He was forever a character as large and unpredictable as his skill with a ball.

The president of Argentina has announced three days of mourning, following Maradona's death, while players and figures in the sport have weighed in with tributes to the World Cup winner.

Fans, too, have been sharing stories of the icon. 

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