Former Argentina footballer Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60.
The footballing legend captained his country to World Cup victory in 1986 in Mexico.
During his career he played for Barcelona and Napoli and won two series A titles.
Local media reports he died of a heart attack just weeks after being released from hospital following surgery on his brain to treat a blood clot.
The World Reacts To Maradona's Death
Meanwhile, tributes have already started to pour in for the former Argentinian footballer.
President Michael D Higgins said he will be remembered "not only for his phenomenal tatent for ball control, passing and dribbling but for the vision of him on the field and the joy he brought to so many."
President Higgins said Maradona was an inspiration for many children.
— Juhie Singh (@juhiesingh) November 25, 2020
One Twitter user quoted another Argentinian player, Lionel Messi, who said he could "never come close to Maradona".
”even if i played for a million years, i'd never come close to maradona,” pic.twitter.com/jgtCbpoE52
— CASTIEL MESSI (@PillaerMessi) November 25, 2020
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has tweeted his condolences, describing Maradona as "a genius".
Very saddened to hear of the passing of Diego Maradona, whose genius on the football field lit up the world on countless occasions. We mourn the loss of a player of the century who scored the goal of the century in Mexico in 1986. May he Rest In Peace
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) November 25, 2020
"Magic"," Iconic" and "Infamous" are just some of the words being used to describe the legend.
Diego #Maradona, the legend has left us. He was a magician who showed us why football is called “The beautiful game”.
My condolences to his family, friends and fans.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 25, 2020
Undoubtedly, tributes will continue to pour in over the next number of days for the late great Diego Maradona.