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Napoli To Rename Their Stadium After Diego Maradona



Italian football club, Napoli is considering a move to rename their Sampaolo Stadium after Argentine football legend, Diego Armando Maradona.

Maradona was reported dead yesterday after he suffered a cardiac arrest in his sleep.

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Before his death, he led his country to the world cup title in 1986. He also led his country to the finals of the 1990 world cup but lost out on the trophy.

He also played his club football for Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona. He’s considered as one of the greatest footballers of all time.

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At Napoli he scored about 115 goals and won a couple of trophies. He’s highly revered at the club.

In an interview, the Club’s president hinted on renaming the Sampaolo Stadium after the legend.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis said: “We can consider the idea of calling our stadium San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona’ after the Argentine legend, who scored 115 times in 259 appearances for the club.

“We can consider the idea of calling our stadium San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona,” De Laurentiis told French sports channel RMC Sport.

“We are already putting it together this morning, taking the first steps to dedicate Naples stadium to Maradona,” De Magistris said.

“Its a process but it will be a quick process, because when there is such a strong desire there’s nothing that will hold us up.”

The Mayor added: “We’re hoping to make it coincide with the resumption of games with fans.”

Source: AfricaCelebrities.Com