Thousands football fans paid their final respects to football legend Diego Maradona Thursday. Huge crowds lined the streets the capital Buenos Aires to catch a glimpse the car carrying his body. The car was draped the Argentina flag and a football shirt bearing his trademark number 10. Thousands more silently walked past his coffin as it was put public display the Presidential Palace. They were weeping, blowing kisses to their hero and praying. Maradona passed on Wednesday, aged 60. He died a heart attack. Argentina's government declared three days national mourning for him. One fan said: "Maradona represents Argentinianess. He transcended football. He has my respect. I had to be here."
Diego Armando Maradona is widely regarded as one the greatest players ever to step a football pitch. Many consider him to be the best. He captained his national team when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup. He scored the famous "Hand God" goal against England in the quarter-finals. In that same game, he scored another goal that was voted as the greatest goal the twentieth century. Maradona played Barcelona in Spain and Napoli Italy. Current Barcelona captain Lionel Messi said: "Maradona will never leave us because Diego is eternal." Brazilian legend Pele, a constant rival to Maradona the world's greatest ever player accolade, said he hoped to one day, "play together the sky" Maradona.