Italian Giant have renamed their home ground in Naples after it’s club legend Diego Maradona who passed away few days.
Diego Maradona passed away at his house in Buenos Aires in Argentina, at the age of 60.
Maradona plays for host of clubs in Europe including Napoli and Barcelona, he’s one of the greatest footballer ever.
Having made a statement the Napoli fulfill his promise on renaming the stadium after the club legend.
Maradona is a revered figure in Naples after leading the city’s club to two Serie A titles during his seven-year run with Napoli from 1984 to 1991.
“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,” statement from the governing council in Naples.
The statement also noted the connection the working-class city shared with Maradona, who was raised in poverty in his native Buenos Aires.
“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,” it read.
“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.”