The former player from Brest and Estudiantes de La Plata died at the age of 62.

Former footballer José Luis 'Tata' Brown, world champion with Argentina in 1986, died at age 62 from a degenerative disease, announced the club Estudiantes de La Plata, which he is one of the legends.

"A day of maximum sadness for the Albirroja family, our gladiator José Luis Brown has left us, his memory and his love for the club will remain forever," tweeted the club with whom he was champion of Argentina in 1982 and for which he played eight years.

Our demostraste that adentro of the cancha the palabra "imposible" no exists ¡Gracias Tata por dejar todo por nuestros colores y por nuestra Selección!

Te vamos a extrañar, Campeón ... ✊

- Estudiantes of La Plata (@EdelpOficial) August 13, 2019

The tribute of Diego Maradona

He then played for Colombia with Atlético Nacional, France in Brest and Spain with Real Murcia before returning to Argentina. "Without José Luis Brown, we would never have won the World Cup in 1986. You never complained about anything, Tata," said Diego Maradona in a message on Instagram.

The defender had 36 caps for a goal, the first of his team in the World Cup final against Germany (3-2). He was then a coach, and with Sergio Batista, led the Argentinian U-23 team, which won the gold medal at the Olympics in 2008, which included Messi, Riquelme and Aguero.

In January, he was hospitalized urgently with the consequences of Alzheimer's disease. His condition had deteriorated further since.