Friday, 4 December 2020

Napoli rename home ground 'Diego Armando Maradona stadium' after late football legend

The Naples metropolis council on Friday, December four, 2020, unanimously accredited a decision to exchange the call of Napoli's home stadium from Stadio San Paolo to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, only a week after the football legend passed away in his local Argentina aged 60.

The resolution changed into proposed by Naples mayor Luigi De Magistris a day after Maradona had exceeded away but the metropolis council has now accepted the renaming technique.

Maradonal led Napoli to 2 Serie A titles at some point of his seven-12 months run with Napoli from 1984 to 1991 and is visible by means of football fans and locals in Naples as a revered figure.

Napoli rename domestic ground

"along with his vast talent and his magic, he honoured the Napoli blouse for seven years, giving it  historical championships and different prestigious cups, and receiving in trade from the complete town an everlasting and unconditional love," a announcement on Friday from the council examine. 

"thru the football victories of the Argentine champion, it became not only the Napoli team that gained but the whole metropolis, which absolutely identifies with him," it study.

"always on the facet of the weakest and the not unusual human beings, Maradona fought the prejudices and discrimination that Neapolitans were nonetheless subjected to within the stadiums, becoming the idol of the entire metropolis."

Napoli had the danger to pay tribute to Maradona remaining week during their Europa League healthy at home against Rijeka. Captain Lorenzo Insigne laid a wreath earlier than kick-off, whilst the Napoli team lined up in 'Maradona 10' shirts. 

The final step within the stadium's name trade can be the authorisation of the Prefect of the Province of Naples.

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