Jose Luis "Tata" Brown, winner of Argentina's 1986 World Cup in Mexico, has died at the age of 62 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease, his former club Estudiantes announced.
The club posted on its official Twitter account a message in which he mourned his former star, who led him to win the Argentine championship in 1982, "a sad day for the family of Alberoja, we have left our fighter Jose Luis Brown."
Brown defended the colors of Estudiantes in eight years, before moving to Atletico Nacional Colombian, then to Brest, France and then to Real Murcia, to return home.
Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona praised the late's opponents in a message through his official Instagram account, "Don Jose Luis Brown, we would not have won the World Cup in 1986," referring to Brown's header scored the first goal against Germany in the World Cup final Mexico The tango ended with a 3-2 win.
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Quiero saludar a la familia del Tata José Luis Brown. Viniste a visitarme a Dubai, con tu hijo, y él me contó lo que te estaba pasando. Yo todavía no lo puedo creer, porque siempre fuiste un toro. Te vamos a extrañar mucho, Tata. No sabés cuánto lo lamento, hermano. Los que disfrutamos de tu amistad, nunca te vamos a olvidar. Hiciste un gol en la final de un mundial, jugaste con el hombro roto, y supiste cuánto pesa la copa del mundo. Que descanses en paz.
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The Argentine defender has played 36 times for his country.
Brown moved to the coaching seat, overseeing compatriot Sergio Batista with the under-23 team who won the Beijing Olympic gold medal in 2008.
Brown was admitted to hospital in January, where he was treated for Alzheimer's symptoms before his condition worsened later.