Stadio Diego Armando Maradona – Napoli stadium formally renamed in tribute to membership legend
Napoli’s stadium has formally been renamed in honour of Diego Maradona, the Municipality of Naples introduced on Friday.
The sporting world was shaken final week when Argentina nice Maradona – extensively thought of to be one in all soccer’s best ever gamers – died on the age of 60 after struggling coronary heart failure.
A World Cup winner with Argentina, Maradona loved beautiful success in Naples, the place he guided Napoli to unprecedented Serie A glory in 1986-87, after which once more in 1989-90. The Partenopei are but so as to add to their solely two Scudetto honours.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis mentioned final week it might be “proper” to rename Stadio San Paolo after the Argentinian and the Naples metropolis council on Friday unanimously accredited a decision that may change its identify to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
The change nonetheless must be authorised by the Prefect of the Province of Naples, however that’s anticipated to be a formality.
“With a decision accredited at the moment, the stadium was named after Diego Armando Maradona,” the Municipality mentioned in a press release.
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“Shortly earlier than the manager committee assembly, the advisory fee for metropolis toponymy had accredited the proposal of the mayor, the councillor for toponymy Alessandra Clemente and town council, naming the Stadio San Paolo after Diego Armando Maradona with the identify Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.”
Maradona received 91 caps for Argentina between 1977 and 1994, scoring 34 targets at worldwide stage.
He began his profession with Argentinos Juniors, earlier than becoming a member of Boca Juniors and happening to play for Barcelona, Sevilla and Newell’s Outdated Boys, in addition to Napoli, earlier than returning to La Bombonera in 1995.
Maradona additionally had stints accountable for Textil Mandiyu, Racing Membership, Al-Wasl, Fujairah and Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico earlier than being appointed head coach by Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata final 12 months.
He remained Gimnasia coach till his demise.
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