Diego Maradona: Napoli stadium, Argentine football league renamed after late football legend

Diego Maradona: Napoli stadium, Argentine football league renamed after late football legend

- Diego Maradona has been honoured by Napoli for his exploits as their San Paolo Stadium has been renamed after him

- The Argentine legend won three major trophies as well as the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana

- Maradona will also be named after the Argentine professional league after leading Gymstatics for a year before his death

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Diego Maradona is gone but his memories still linger as Napoli's San Paolo stadium has been renamed after him.

The footballing world was shocked with the demise of arguably the greatest player to have played the round leather game.

And the Serie A side have taken it upon themselves to give him the highest honour as a former player of the club.

Diego Maradona renamed after Napoli stadium, Argentine football league
Diego Maradona renamed after Napoli stadium, Argentine football league. Photo by Ivan Romano and Marcelo Endelli
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All major three trophies won in Napoli's history has been inspired by the late Maradona with two Serie A titles and the UEFA Cup.

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Before Maradona joined the Gli Azzurri in 1984 from Barcelona, the club has never won any trophy in their history.

During the 1987-87 season, Napoli won the league and cup double with the help of the left-footed genius of Maradona.

The following season Maradona lifted the UEFA Cup trophy for Napoli and consolidated the win with another Scudetto in the 1989-90 season.

Meanwhile, the Argentine professional league will also honour Maradona as the competition will be renamed after him.

Maradona became coach of Gimnasia de La Plata in September 2019 before going for a surgical operation on November 3, 2020.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Argentinian football legend and winner of the 1986 World Cup, Diego Maradona, has passed away at home in Tigre after suffering a heart attack.

The legend left Olivos Clinic in an ambulance on Wednesday evening, November 11 after a successful operation.

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It remained unclear if the ex-footie fully recovered as it came just days after his lawyer, Matias Morla, painted a grim picture of the ex-footie's health.

Legit.ng also reported that Diego Maradona reportedly informed his nephew he was feeling unwell just hours before his tragic death.

Maradona bowed out at his home in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, November 25, just days after he was discharged from hospital.

At the time, the Argentine legend had suffered from a blood clot on his brain leading to emergency surgery.

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