Diego Maradona sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 60 and Nottingham Forest players of past and present have been paying tribute to one football’s all-time greats.
The Argentine hero enjoyed a career which spanned 19 years, starting at Argentinos Juniors and finishing with a short spell at Boca Juniors.
He spent time in Europe with Barcelona, Napoli and Sevilla, becoming one of world football’s absolute legends of the game.
The player who was full of tricks collected 91 caps for his country, scoring 31 goals as he lifted the World Cup in 1986.
Maradona would move into management after his playing days had come to an end.
He took charge of the Argentina national team in 2008, holding the position for just shy of two years.
Maradona’s charges reached the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup before losing 4-1 to Germany.
The Argentine passes as a legend of the game, with many citing him as one of the greatest to ever grace a football pitch.
Certainly plenty of Forest stars past and present have been taking to social media to pay their respects to the great man.
First, on-loan trickster, Anthony Knockaert took to Instagram, calling Maradona a ‘champion’.
Cyrus Christie is also on loan from Fulham and he has been a regular in the Forest team this season.
He also paid his respects to the legendary ace on his Instagram.
Matty Cash departed in the summer, signing for Aston Villa for £16 million and he too was quick to rave about the Argentinean.
He chose the word legend to sum up the former international player.
Finally, current under-23 manager Andy Reid paid his respects too.
It would appear that Maradona is the former Forest’s winger’s all-time hero.
He put an emotional post on Twitter for his followers to see.