Napoli’s Stadio San Paolo has been officially renamed the Stadio Diego Maradona in tribute to the late legend.
The Naples city council has confirmed to rename Stadio San Paolo, the home football club Napoli, to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Friday.
The resolution proposed by Naples mayor Luigi de Magistris to change the stadium's name to honor the late legend only hours after Maradona’s death.
Maradona spent seven years with the club between 1984 and 1991, helping them to win 2 Serie A titles during his spell at the club.
"With his immense talent and his magic, he honored 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," a statement from the council read.
"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."
Napoli host their first match at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium next Thursday against Real Sociedad in Europa League.
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