Liam Brady has paid tribute to Diego Maradona, saying the Argentinian legend could "actually do everything" on a football field.

Maradona, who died today at the age of 60, enjoyed a chaotically successful seven seasons at Napoli - a spell in Serie A that overlapped with Brady's own time in the Italian top flight with Juventus, Sampdoria, Internazionale and Ascoli.

He saw up close the fervour the brilliant little attacker whipped up in football mad Naples, where he won two league titles and an Italian Cup.

"He came to Naples and that was the city that was actually made for Maradona. They idolised him there and he brought Napoli more success than they've ever had.

"I think they won two league championships and the UEFA Cup and for a city like Naples they went absolutely crazy," Brady told RTÉ's Drivetime.

"He didn't do it single handed but with Maradona they wouldn't have got those trophies."

Brady was revered as an elegant and visionary midfielder, but even he was amazed by what Maradona could do as anyone.

"He was like a rubber ball, he had a very low centre of gravity, he could go any direction, he could twist and turn. He had great vision of the football field, he could see a pass, he could dribble, he could actually do everything," said the RTÉ pundit.

"Free-kicks, he could bend them around the wall or strike them hard, he could score any type of goal."

"We'll see now some of the goals that the man scored down through the years and we can appreciate what a great, great player he was."