On Friday, December 4, 2020, the council of the Italian city of Naples unanimously approved a resolution proposed to see the stadium of the city’s dominant football club, SSC Napoli, renamed from Stadio San Paolo to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in honour of football legend, Diego Armando Maradona who passed on barely a week ago at the age of 60.
Naples mayor, Luigi De Magistris, proposed the resolution a day after the 1986 World Cup winner with Argentina passed on.
Maradona during his playing days spent seven seasons (1984-1991) at Napoli where he is highly revered, winning two league titles in the process.
An official statement from the city’s council reads:
With his immense talent and his magic, he honoured the Napoli shirt for seven years, giving it two historical championships and other prestigious cups, and receiving in exchange from the whole city an eternal and unconditional love.
Through the football victories of the Argentine champion, it was not only the Napoli team that won but the whole city, which fully identifies with him.
Always on the side of the weakest and the common people, Maradona fought the prejudices and discrimination that Neapolitans were still subjected to inside the stadiums, becoming the idol of the entire city.
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