Napoli stadium renamed after Maradona in honor of its footballing legend
Napoli’s San Paolo stadium has been officially renamed the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium after the late
Argentina striker who led them to their only two Serie A titles and the UEFA Cup, the city’s council said on
Friday. The Stadium was renamed in memory of the late Argentina legend who led them to their only two
Serie A titles during his seven-year run with Napoli from 1984 to 1991.
The Naples city council has unanimously approved a resolution that will change the name of Napoli’s home
stadium from Stadio San Paolo to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona,” goal.com reported.
Maradona had passed away on November 25 after suffering a heart attack at the age of 60.
“I’ve been in talks with local authorities for the past 17 years, I’ve always asked to buy the stadium and rename it
‘Diego Armando Maradona’,” Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis told Sky in Italy.
“If then, for tradition, we will need to call it both ‘San Paolo’ and ‘Maradona’ so be it. It won’t change much, but
it’s only right that Maradona has this recognition. Even if we were to build a whole new stadium, I would name it