Napoli Renames Stadium After Club Legend Diego Maradona

Neapolitans have renamed the fabled San Paolo Stadium in Naples after its legendary Argentine maestro Diego Maradona who passed on last Wednesday, Maradona who led the Italian club side to two Italian league titles.Diego Maradona

Naples city authorities and the club’s president had prosed renaming the San Paolo Stadium after Maradona within hours after his passing on November 25.

“The decree was signed by the entire city council,” the city government said in a statement.

The statement hailed Maradona as “the greatest footballer of all time who, with his immense talent and magic, honoured the Naples jersey for seven years, offering it two Italian league titles and other prestigious trophies, and receiving, in exchange, the eternal and unconditional love of the entire city”.

Napoli’s next home game will be next Thursday in the Europa League against Real Sociedad.

Napoli has already paid homage to Diego Maradona, who played for the club from 1984 to 1991, in two home games.

The players wore his number ten for a minute’s silence in a Europa League game the day after Maradona’s death. In Serie A on Sunday against Roma, the team played in a jersey reminiscent of the Argentine colours, designed as a tribute to Diego Maradona.

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