The former Argentine international, who turned 60 on Friday, was admitted to a clinic in the city of La Plata, about 60 kilometers from Buenos Aires, according to his personal doctor Leopoldo Luque.
Luque ruled out that Maradona, who is currently the head coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata, is suffering from Covid-19 or a respiratory problem and clarified that he willingly was admitted for a general check-up.
The doctor also confirmed that Maradona will spend Monday night at the Ipensa private clinic.
In terms of memorable moments, not many footballers have delivered like ‘The Golden Boy’ Maradona.Widely considered one of the best players of all time, where his highs resulted in World Cup victories and a remarkable Serie A title for Napoli, but the colorful life Maradona has lived off the field has led to extreme lows, notably witht issues with addiction, substance abuse, illegitimate children, and feuds over money.
Born 1960 in the Villa Fiorito area of Buenos Aires, Maradona says football was his “salvation” which helped him to raise his family out of poverty before leaving for a world record transfer fee to Barcelona in 1982.