NEW YORK -- Diego Maradona, arguably the finest soccer player of his generation, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Tigre, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. He was 60.
The former Argentine midfielder is most remembered for dominating the 1980s, when he single-handedly led his country to win the World Cup in 1986 and reach the final in 1990.
But the 1990s saw his career and then his personal life marred by substance abuse. He was kicked out of the 1994 World Cup for using performance-enhancing drugs. After he retired, health and legal problems followed. Despite various unsuccessful stints at coaching, the "Pibe de Oro," or "Golden Boy,'' remained a large global presence, retaining an army of admirers in Asia.
Here are some of the greatest moments of his colorful career and controversial retirement, including in Asia -- where he never wore any local colors but often visited and did manage the United Arab Emirates' Al Fujairah club for about a year, starting in 2017.