Maradona’s Autopsy Turns Out Negative For Banned Drugs or Alcohol


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Maradona's Autopsy Turns Out Negative For Banned Drugs or Alcohol

An autopsy carried out on football legend, Diego Maradona, has indicated that the Argentine had no signs of alcohol or narcotics consumption at the time of his death.

The autopsy only revealed that Maradona had problems with his kidneys, heart and lungs.

The autopsy was mandated as part of an investigation into Maradona’s death.

This was aimed at finding out if there was any case of negligence regarding the healthcare the legend was provided.

 “A first autopsy carried out on the day Maradona died found that the former Boca Juniors and Napoli player had died from “acute pulmonary edema secondary to exacerbated chronic heart failure with dilated cardiomyopathy,” a statement revealed.

The 1986 World Cup winner succumbed to a heart attack on the 25th of November, 2020, at the age of 60.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of football, he was one of the two joint winners of the ‘FIFA Player of The Century’ award. Maradona’s vision, passing, ball control, and skills combined well with his diminutive stature, which gave him a low centre of gravity, allowing him to drive better than other players.

Read also: 5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Late Diego Maradona

Maradona was appointed as coach of the Argentine national team in November 2008.

He led the team to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

He left the position at the end of the tournament.

Maradona made his professional debut for Argentinos Junio, on 20 October 1976. before moving over to Boca Juniors in 1981.

After the 1982 World Cup, Maradona moved to Spanish giants, Barcelona, in a big money deal.

He then played for Napoli where he helped them secure a Scudetto Championship

Maradona is popularly known for his controversial goal in the 1986 World Cup which he infamously dubbed, “the hand of God!”



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