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World mourns soccer great Diego Maradona

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Devoted fans around the world paid tribute to soccer legend Diego Maradona on Wednesday from his home country of Argentina, to his adopted home in Italy, where he led football club Napoli to their first ever Italian league title in 1987.

Maradona was widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time.

He passed away Wednesday at the age of 60.

In Naples, fans left flowers and candles outside his former team's stadium, which the city's mayor said should be renamed after Maradona.

And in Argentina, where the government has declared three days of mourning, fans gathered outside his childhood home near Buenos Aires to pay tribute.

Elsa Flores says Maradona will always be a national hero:

"As a player, he gave us everything. I believe that there is no Argentine who says that he didn't give us anything. He gave us a world championship."

Maradona, who had a storied club career with both Napoli and Barcelona, is perhaps best known for leading Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986, with a goal he called "the hand of God."

And despite a troubled history with drug and alcohol addiction that later tarnished his career, he became known to many Argentines as El Dios -- the god.

But Maradona's reach extends far beyond the borders of Argentina and into the upper echelons of his sport, even today.

Tributes to Maradona have poured in from across social media, with Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo calling him "an unparalled magician" while fellow Argentine Lionel Messi wrote that "Diego is eternal."

Video Transcript

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- Devoted fans around the world paid tribute to soccer legend Diego Maradona on Wednesday from his home country of Argentina to his adopted home in Italy, where he led football club Napoli to their first ever Italian league title in 1987. Maradona was widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time. He passed away Wednesday at the age of 60.

In Naples, fans left flowers and candles outside his former team's stadium, which the city's mayor said should be renamed after Maradona. And in Argentina, where the government has declared three days of mourning, fans gathered outside his childhood home near Buenos Aires to pay tribute. Elsa Flores says Maradona will always be a national hero.

ELSA FLORES: [SPEAKING SPANISH]

INTERPRETER: As a player, he gave us everything. I believe that there is no Argentine who says that he didn't give us anything. He gave us a world championship.

- Maradona, who had a storied club career with both Napoli and Barcelona, was perhaps best known for leading Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986 with a goal he called the hand of God. And despite a troubled history with drug and alcohol addiction that later tarnished his career, he became known to many Argentines as El Dios, the god.

But Maradona's reach extends far beyond the borders of Argentina and into the upper echelons of his sport even today. Tributes to Maradona have poured in from across social media, with Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo calling him an unparalleled magician. While fellow Argentine Lionel Messi wrote that Diego is eternal.