Football club, Napoli has considered renaming the San Paolo stadium after the late Diego Maradona.
The Argentina football legend died on Wednesday, November 25th, after suffering a cardiac arrest in his home country.
Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis confirmed that the club will discuss the possibility of renaming the San Paolo Stadium in his honour, merging the existing name with the Argentine legend’s.
Speaking with French sports channel RMC Sport on Thursday, November 26, De Laurentiis said:
“We can consider the idea of calling our stadium San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona.
“We are already putting it together this morning, taking the first steps to dedicate Naples stadium to Maradona,”De Magistris said.
“Its a process but it will be a quick process, because when there is such a strong desire there’s nothing that will hold us up.”
The Mayor added: “We’re hoping to make it coincide with the resumption of games with fans.”
On a club level, Maradona played for Napoli between 1984 and 1991 where he steered them towards the finest period in their history by helping them win their only two league titles in 1987 and 1990 as well as their only European trophy with the UEFA Cup in 1989.
However an autopsy report said Maradona died in his sleep after suffering heart failure.