Napoli to rename Stadio San Paolo to San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona

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Napoli stadium set to be renamed after club legend Diego Maradona (picture: GettyImages)

Napoli are set to rename their stadium after club legend Diego Maradona who died on Wednesday evening at Age 60.

Maradona suffered a cardiac arrest according to reports from Argentina just a few weeks after undergoing a blood cloth Surgery on the brain.

The death of one of the widely regarded greatest footballer of all time has generated a massive tribute from the world all over.

He was well known for leading the Argentine national team to a world cup glory in 1986. However, his days at Napoli where he spent seven years of his career and forged a strong bond with the city and its people will be remembered.

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Maradona won two Serie A titles, the UEFA Cup, the Coppa Italia, and the Supercoppa Italiana, during his seven-year stay at the club retiring in 1997.

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Club President Aurelio de Laurentiis has suggested that Napoli will consider changing the name of the club’s stadium from Stadio San Paolo to San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona.

Diego Armando Maradona, the most immense footballer of all time, died Diego made our people dream, he redeemed Naples with his genius,” de M, registries wrote on Twitter. “In 2017 he became our honorary citizen Diego, Neapolitan, and Argentine, you gave us joy and happiness! Naples loves you!”

Maradona through in his 21-year footballing career also played for Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Sevilla, and Newell’s Old before calling it to quit in 1997.

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