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Football legend Diego Maradona’s younger brother Hugo is dead

Like his brothers Diego and Raul, Hugo started playing football at a very young age and even signed for Napoli at the age of 18.

• December 28, 2021
Hugo Maradona
Hugo Maradona

Hugo Maradona, the brother of late football legend Diego Maradona has died.

Hugo died on Tuesday morning at the age of 52 at his home in Naples after suffering a heart attack.

Confirming his death, Napoli football club announced on their official website stating, “Hugo Maradona has died.”

Like his brothers Diego and Raul, Hugo started playing football at a very young age and even signed for Napoli at the age of 18, although he was soon loaned out to Ascoli.

Hugo played as midfielder in Austria, Spain, Argentina, and Japan before going to Italy to settle permanently.

He was signed by Napoli football club in 1987 before being loaned to Ascoli.

Hugo’s death is coming in just one year after the football world mourned Diego Maradona. He is survived by three children.

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