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  • Updated: November 26, 2020

Napoli Set To Rename Stadium In Tribute To Maradona

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has said that the stadium could be renamed San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona following Maradona's death as the club will discuss renaming their stadium in his honour, combining its current title with his full iconic name.

 AllNews gathered that Maradona made an immediate impact in his first season, netting 14 Serie A goals to finish behind Michel Platini and Alessandro Altobelli as the league's top scorers as Napoli finished eighth.

Even better was to come, though, as in 1986-87, the newly-crowned world champion led Napoli to their first-ever Scudetto triumph, a feat the club repeated in 1989-90. 

READ ALSO; Argentine Legend, Diego Maradona Dies Of Heart Attack

In total, the Argentine spent six full seasons at the club, leaving part-way through his seventh after testing positive for cocaine and receiving a worldwide ban on footballing activities. 

AllNews had earlier reported that Diego Maradona died at the age of 60 on Wednesday. The Argentinian spent seven years at Napoli winning their only two Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990.

READ ALSO: Three Days Mourning, State Funeral As Argentina Mourns Maradona

He played a total of 259 games for Napoli, scoring 115 goals, and he continues to be acclaimed as an idol at the side with his face appearing in murals across Naples almost 30 years after departing.

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