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Sport Diego Maradona dies: Napoli planning to rename stadium after club great

09:25  26 november  2020
09:25  26 november  2020 Source:   goal.com

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" Diego Armando Maradona , the greatest footballer of all time, Diego has died . "He made our people dream, he redeemed Naples with his genius. In total the Argentine spent six full seasons at the club , leaving part-way through his seventh after testing positive for cocaine and receiving a worldwide ban

Serie A club Napoli are to consider renaming their San Paolo Stadium home in honor of Diego Maradona , after the Argentina icon and Testament to that was the statement by Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis that the club would consider renaming the stadium in the late icon's honor.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed the club's stadium could be renamed to honour Partenopei great Diego Maradona after his death on Wednesday.

a group of people playing instruments and performing on a stage: Fans gather outside the Stadio San Paolo in Naples © AFP Fans gather outside the Stadio San Paolo in Naples

Maradona – arguably football's greatest ever player – died at the age of 60 after a suspected heart attack, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) confirmed midweek.

A World Cup winner with Argentina, Maradona enjoyed great success in Naples, where he guided Napoli to unprecedented Serie A glory in 1986-87 and 1989-90 – the Italian team are yet to add to their only two Scudetto honours.

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Why they didn't do it when Maradona live ? 1 ответ 0 ретвитов 7 отметок «Нравится». They need to modernise the stadium , too.

# Napoli stadium will be re-called Diego Armando Maradona /San Paolo - work in progress to change the name as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the mayor of Naples, where Maradona enjoyed the best success of his club career, has called for the team’s stadium to be renamed in the footballer’s honour.

As Napoli fans and Naples natives mourn the death of Maradona – a God-like figure in the city – De Laurentiis said the Stadio San Paolo could be named after the football icon.

"It could be an idea to name the stadium San Paolo-Maradona, it's something we can think about," De Laurentiis told RMC Sport.

Naples mayor Luigi de Magistris also tweeted: "Let's name the San Paolo stadium after Diego Armando Maradona!!!"


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"I'd like to project Maradona's face [onto the stadium] during the whole game tomorrow," De Laurentiis said.

Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata head coach Maradona was discharged from hospital a fortnight ago following brain surgery, having undergone a routine operation for a subdural haematoma after being admitted to hospital due to concerns over anaemia and dehydration.

Maradona, who went on to coach Argentina at the 2010 World Cup, had been hospitalised just days after turning 60.

He appeared in a fragile state when he briefly made an appearance as his Gimnasia side played a match on the evening of his birthday last month.

Maradona won 91 caps for Argentina between 1977 and 1994, scoring 34 goals at international level.

He started his career with Argentinos Juniors before joining Boca Juniors and went on to play for Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell's Old Boys before returning to Boca in 1995.

Maradona also had stints in charge of Textil Mandiyu, Racing Club, Al-Wasl, Fujairah and Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico before being appointed by Gimnasia last year.

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Napoli produced a stellar performance to thrash Roma as they paid a fond tribute to Diego Maradona by wearing an Argentina-themed kit.The light blue and white stripes were a departure from the team's usual all-blue jersey, and the Naples giants rose to the occasion to honour the player who helped the club win two Serie A titles.

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