Hugo Maradona: Diego Maradona’s younger brother

Hugo Maradona, brother of the legendary Argentine Diego Maradona, died of a heart attack at the age of 52.

Hugo, who was also a professional footballer, passed away at his home near Naples, the city where Diego played at his best between 1984 and 1991.

It comes 13 months after his older brother Diego, considered one of the greatest players of all time, died of cardiac arrest at the age of 60.

In a nomadic career, Hugo played in Italy, Spain, Japan and Argentina.

Hugo Maradona joined Diego at Napoli in 1987, but failed to make an impact and went on to represent clubs such as Ascoli and Rayo Vallecano.

“The thoughts of club president Aurelio De Laurentiis, vice president Edoardo De Laurentiis, officials, coaching staff, players and the entire SSC Napoli family are with the Maradona family after Hugo’s sad passing,” Napoli said in a statement. .

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