Footage has resurfaced on social media of Diego Maradona appearing to snort cocaine after scoring the winning penalty in an all-star game.

The Argentina, Barcelona, Napoli and Boca Juniors icon passed away at the age of just 60 yesterday, sending the footballing world into a period of mourning.

Maradona is considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all-time, and is best known for his unrivalled dribbling ability that took his country to World Cup glory in 1986.

However, as mentioned by Gary Lineker in his tribute yesterday, the hero of so many lived a blessed but troubled life as he battled addiction.

Diego Maradona was approached by a man after scoring the winning penalty
Diego Maradona was approached by a man after scoring the winning penalty

Maradona himself admitted that his body had aged too quickly as a result of his cocaine habit during and after his career, stating that he could have achieved so much more in the game.

In 2014 he told Argentina’s Tyc Sports: “I gave my opponents a big advantage due to my illness.

“Do you know the player I could have been if I hadn’t taken drugs? I am 53 going on 78 because my life hasn’t been normal. I’ve lived 80 [years] with the life I’ve gone through.”

And now in resurfaced footage, Maradona celebrates scoring the winning penalty in an all-star fixture by snorting an unidentified powder that is given to him on the hand of a staff member on the pitch.

Diego Maradona's following actions are unclear
Diego Maradona's following actions are unclear

The clip laid bare his addiction at the peak of his footballing powers, which is something he addressed in his final interview just weeks before his tragic death.

In a chat with Argentine newspaper Clarin ahead of his birthday in October, he revealed that he wondered if he was still loved, and outlined his only regret in life as missing his parents.

During the interview, he said: “I am going to be eternally grateful to the people.

“Every day they surprise me, what I experienced in this return to Argentine football I will never forget.”

Diego Maradona will forever be known as one of the greatest of all time
Diego Maradona will forever be known as one of the greatest of all time
Diego Maradona is one of the greatest players in history (pictured in 2019)
Diego Maradona is one of the greatest players in history (pictured in 2019)

When asked if he has any regrets, he added: “I went and I am very happy.

“Soccer gave me everything I have, more than I ever imagined. And if I hadn't had that addiction, I could have played a lot more.

“But today that is past, I am fine and what I regret the most is not having my parents.

“Always make that wish, one more day with Tota but I know that from heaven she is proud of me and that she was very happy.”