Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona’s family are ready for battle over an estate, including cars, houses and jewellery, worth up to $284M

PHOTO: He also had valuable jewellery at the time of his death, as part of an estate worth up to $284m

Diego Maradona ‘died poor’ with ‘almost nothing left in his bank account’, it has been claimed.

Maradona, who died from a heart attack at the age of 60 on Wednesday, squandered much of his vast fortune through a combination of a life of excess and having his money ‘stolen’ by people who took advantage of his remarkable generosity, according to a report in Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

The Argentina legend, who was arguably the greatest footballer in history, raked in huge sums through contracts with brands such as Puma, as well as £15million per year through being honorary president of Dynamo Brest in Belarus and coaching stints in the Middle East, yet had less than £75,000 in his bank accounts, the report claims.

Diego Maradona died on Wednesday from a heart attack, just two weeks after an emergency operation to remove a blood clot from his brain. The football legend was aged 60

Diego Maradona died on Wednesday from a heart attack, just two weeks after an emergency operation to remove a blood clot from his brain. The football legend was aged 60

His coffin, draped in an Argentinian flag, was carried by his family and friends at his funeral at the Jardin Bella Vista cemetery, in Buenos Aires on Thursday

His coffin, draped in an Argentinian flag, was carried by his family and friends at his funeral at the Jardin Bella Vista cemetery, in Buenos Aires on Thursday

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