Andre Villas-Boas wants FIFA to retire the no.10 shirt from football in honour of Diego Maradona

Tribute to Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona died at Age 60, following a cardiac arrest ( Picture: GettyImages)

Olympic Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas has suggested that the number 10 shirt be retired in football across the world to honor Diego Amando Maradona.

Maradona, widely regarded as one of the greatest players to have graced the pitch, died on Wednesday evening, Age 60  after he suffering a cardiac arrest.

The forward became famous after he guided Argentina to win the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

His former Club Napoli have announced that they will rename the club’s stadium from Stadio San Paolo to San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona in memory of the football legend.

However, Andrea Villas-Boas has suggested that the football world should do more in his name, by retiring the number 10 shirt from the game.

Maradona? Yes it is tough news,’ said Villas-Boas.

“I would like FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt in all competitions, for all teams.

“It would be the best homage we could do for him. He is an incredible loss for the world of football.”

Tributes have poured in from his former clubs Barcelona, Sevilla, Napoli, and Bocas Junior and also notable footballers all over the world including Cristiano Ronaldo, Mbappe, Neymar, Messi, and Pele.

The world all over has been grieving the passing away of Diego Armando Maradona, with Argentina president Fernandes declaring three-day national mourning.

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