Diego Maradona’s brother, Hugo, died this Tuesday in Naples at the age of 52, little more than a year after the death of the great Argentine soccer player, the soccer club of this Italian city announced on its website.
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“Hugo Maradona has died,” Napoli said in a brief statement, confirming an information from the Italian press.
The club president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, and the team “they join the Maradona family in the pain caused by the disappearance of Hugo “, adds the club. According to the Italian press, Diego Maradona’s younger brother died of a heart attack.
Hugo Maradona, father of three children, was declared dead when the services arrived relief at his home in Monte di Procida, on the Neapolitan outskirts.
Former soccer player, like his older brothers Diego and Lalo, he played in Italy, Austria, Spain, Argentina and Japan, before returning to Italy to settle permanently and start a brief Coaching career in amateur teams of Naples.
Hugo Maradona had recently been featured on a list of right to municipal elections, finally won by the left.
The youngest of the footballer brothers Maradona had reached the port city in southern Italy with just 18 years, in 1987, coming from the lower categories of Argentinos Juniors.
After signing him, Napoli loaned him to Ascoli. On September 20 of that year 1987, Diego and Hugo Maradona faced each other in a match won 2-1 by the Nápoles, recordó el diario Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno.