Tragic news from the world of sports comes to us day by day, although this one is a little different from the others Just over a year after the death of Diego Maradona, 60, his brother Hugo, 52, has died of a heart attack, Italian football premier league side Napoli has reported.
"Hugo Maradona has passed away," Napoli said in a brief statement, confirming information from the Italian media that he had suffered a heart attack. "El Turco", as his nickname was, lived in Monte di Procida, 15 km west of Naples.
Hugo Maradona, like the famous Diego and his brother Raul, played football, he was a midfielder, but his career was not so successful. He was a member of the Argentine U-16 national team, at the age of 18 he signed for Napoli, but soon moved on loan to Ascoli.
He spent two seasons at Rayo Vallecano, one season at Rapid, and also played for clubs in South America, Japan and Canada. After ending his career in 1999, he worked as an amateur and youth coach. Unlike his famous brother, El Turco lived a peaceful life and had three children, according to HIna.
“We regret to report the death of Hugo Maradona, Diego’s brother and former player of our Institution. Our condolences to the family and loved ones, ”Argentinos Juniors wrote on his Twitter account along with his image
Diego Maradona death
About a year ago, his brother Diego also passed away, and let's remember what Hugo had to say: "My other brother and sisters suffer because of all these people who go out and talk about Diego," he said, as quoted by mirror "We have always been with him and we have never seen these people.
I hope there are no social networks in heaven and that Diego rests in peace. “Our family wants justice, but so many people talk about what happened that they confuse the people who loved Diego. "Everyone claims to have been his friends.
Why weren't they with him then? This is an amazing thing. "Everyone who talks about him on TV makes me angry, but not his daughters. The others are just looking for six months of fame. "I found out about Diego's death from my daughter.
When I went outside that day before I found out, everyone was looking at me strangely. "When I got home, my daughter called me and said that her uncle had died. I don't know how I got home then. My brother worked miracles on the field, he was an alien."