Stadium in Naples will be renamed after Diego Armando Maradona
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Stadium in Naples will be renamed after Diego Armando Maradona

27 November 2020, 13:05SportPhoto: sport-interfax.ru
The mayor of the largest city in southern Italy, Naples, Luigi De Magistris announced the decision to rename the stadium "San Paolo" - home arena "Napoli" - in the memory of the Argentine football player Diego Maradona, who died on November 25, at the age of 61.

As Luigi De Magistris said, "Diego Maradona is not only football. He was a good man, and many have experienced it. No one can compare with him. He was able to personify the unity of the city and the city's football team". According to the Mayor of Naples, the people want to rename the stadium "Diego Armando Maradona". “Yesterday everyone unanimously demanded this. Diego is able to unite all the Neapolitans”, - said the mayor.

He also recalled that the performances of the deceased football player for the "Napoli" team in Naples will forever remain in history. “It seemed that Naples would never be able to climb the football Olympus. However, thanks to Maradona, this became a reality”, - the Interfax news agency quoted Luigi De Magistris as saying.

Football club "Napoli", thanks in large part to Diego Maradona, in the 1980s really won the Italian Serie A twice, the main division of local football, and later did not become a champion. In addition, “Napoli” together with Maradona won the UEFA Cup.

Recently, Diego Maradona's health has deteriorated significantly. As early as November 3, three days after his 60th birthday, he was hospitalized with signs of depression . The next day, November 4, it became known that Argentine surgeons had successfully operated on the coach of the Argentine national football team - he had previously been diagnosed with a subdural hematoma. On November 25, 60-year-old Diego Maradona became ill at his home in the San Andres neighborhood of Buenos Aires' Tigre suburb, where he was recovering from brain surgery. Despite the efforts of the arriving doctors, the athlete died.

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