In this file photograph taken on November 26, 2020 An homage to late Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona is displayed on a board (L) and on display (Top L) previous to the UEFA Europe League Group F soccer match Napoli vs Rijeka on November 26, 2020 on the San Paolo stadium in Naples. Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP
Napoli’s stadium has been renamed after Diego Maradona in reminiscence of the late Argentine who led the membership to 2 Italian league titles, Naples city corridor stated Friday.
The metropolis authorities and the membership’s president had proposed renaming the San Paolo Stadium inside hours of Maradona’s loss of life on November 25.
“The decree was signed by the entire city council,” the town authorities stated in a press release.
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The assertion hailed Maradona as “the greatest footballer of all time who, with his immense talent and magic, honoured the Naples jersey for seven years, offering it two Italian league titles and other prestigious trophies, and receiving, in exchange, the eternal and unconditional love of the entire city”.
Napoli’s subsequent dwelling sport shall be subsequent Thursday within the Europa League towards Real Sociedad.
Napoli have already paid homage to Maradona, who performed for the membership from 1984 to 1991, in two dwelling video games.
The gamers wore his quantity ten for a minute’s silence in a Europa League sport the day after Maradona’s loss of life. In Serie A on Sunday gainst Roma the group performed in a jersey harking back to the Argentine colors, designed as a tribute to Maradona.