Napoli’s San Paolo stadium renamed to honour Diego Maradona

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Italian side Napoli’s San Paolo arena has been authoritatively renamed the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium after the late Argentina striker who drove them to their lone two Serie A titles and the UEFA Cup, the city’s committee said on Friday.

Maradona passed on a week ago in the wake of enduring a coronary failure at his home in suburbia of Buenos Aires, not exactly a month after his 60th birthday celebration.

The city committee affirmed the goal proposed by Naples chairman Luigi de Magistris to change the arena’s name to respect the World Cup-winning incredible who scored 115 objectives in seven years at the club.

“I’ve been in talks with neighborhood experts for as long as 17 years, I’ve generally requested to purchase the arena and rename it ‘Diego Armando Maradona’,” Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis told Sky in Italy.

“Assuming at that point, for convention, we should call it both ‘San Paolo’ and ‘Maradona’ so be it. It won’t change a lot, however it’s just correct that Maradona has this acknowledgment. Regardless of whether we were to fabricate an entirely different arena, I would name it like that.

“Your years here stay permanent in the recollections of the individuals of Naples – emblematic of a pined for reclamation and longed for revival.”

Maradona finished paperwork for Napoli in 1984 and assisted the club with vanquishing the northern groups, for example, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan – seen as the noble foundation of Italian football, and quickly turned Serie A on its head.


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