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Pele Posts Heartfelt Tribute To Maradona

Brazil icon Pele has paid an emotional tribute to Argentina legend Diego Maradona after the 60-year-old passed away on Wednesday.

Read: Messi & Ronaldo Pay Tribute To Maradona

Pele and Maradona were widely regarded as two of the best players to have ever graced the game, with the debate as to who the better footballer was having raged for decades.

Fans may have pushed the competition between the two stars, but the Selecao legend and the Argentine seemed to share a strong relationship in their older years, with both having enjoyed the biggest successes on offer in the game.

Pele reacted to the news of Maradona's death via his official Twitter account with a heartfelt post, saying: "What sad news. I lost a great friend and the world lost a legend. There is still much to be said, but for now, may God give strength to family members. One day, I hope we can play ball together in the sky."

Tributes for the former Napoli, FC Barcelona and Boca Juniors star have been flooding in following the news, with stars both old and new expressing their love for one of football's greatest players ever.

Scroll through the gallery below to see some iconic pictures of Maradona's career and life:

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