Napoli have formally renamed their stadium in reminiscence of the late, nice Diego Maradona.
Initially named the Stadio San Paolo, after Saint Paul the Apostle, Napoli’s house stadium will henceforth be referred to as the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
Maradona handed away final week, from coronary heart failure, on the age of 60.
Maradona is one thing of a real-life deity determine in Naples after arriving to unbelievable fanfare and main Napoli to the one two Serie A titles within the membership’s historical past, in 1987 and 1990.
The Naples metropolis council launched the next assertion on Friday:
Along with his immense expertise and his magic, he honored the Napoli shirt for seven years, giving it two historic championships and different prestigious cups, and receiving in trade from the entire metropolis an everlasting and unconditional love.
By the soccer victories of the Argentine champion, it was not solely the Napoli crew that received however the entire metropolis, which absolutely identifies with him.
At all times on the aspect of the weakest and the frequent folks, Maradona fought the prejudices and discrimination that Neapolitans have been nonetheless subjected to contained in the stadiums, turning into the idol of the complete metropolis.
Extra on Diego Maradona’s passing
Napoli’s stadium now formally Stadio Diego Armando Maradona initially appeared on NBCSports.com