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Naples mayor wants stadium renamed for late Maradona

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Napoli players paid tribute to club legend Diego Maradona before their Europe League match in Naples. AFP

Naples mayor wants stadium renamed for late Maradona

The mayor of Naples proposed on Wednesday that the Stadio San Paolo be renamed in honour of the city’s beloved Argentine footballer, Diego Maradona.

“Let’s name the San Paolo Stadium for Diego Armando Maradona!!!” wrote Mayor Luigi de Magistris on Twitter.

The stadium on Wednesday was illuminated in honour of the former Napoli player who died of a heart attack at age 60, as fans gathered outside to mourn.

Maradona led Napoli to their only two league titles in 1987 and 1990, becoming a legend in the working-class city, where fans on Wednesday poured into the streets after hearing of his death.

“Diego made our people dream, he redeemed Naples with his genius,” tweeted de Magistris. “Diego, Neapolitan and Argentine, you gave us joy and happiness! Naples loves you!”

Napoli face Rijeka at the stadium on November 26.

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