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Napoli Considering Renaming Stadium After Maradona

Serie A side Napoli are considering renaming the San Paolo Stadium after Diego Maradona.

The Argentinean legend, who passed away on Wednesday, played for the Italian club for seven years and is considered to be the club’s greatest player ever.

He led the club to two Serie A titles and to UEFA Cup glory during his stint from 1984 to 1991.

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says that the club will meet to discuss the proposal of a name change, combining the current name with that of the legend.

“We can consider the idea of calling our stadium San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona,” De Laurentiis told RMC Sport.

The Mayor of Naples, Luigi De Magistris, supported the proposal.

Rob Delport
Rob Delport
Rob Delport is a walking football encyclopedia, having been a mainstay in the Cape Town football scene for years. Rob has previously worked for SABC and various websites and publications across Africa, as well as being the South African Head Researcher for Football Manager and doing a similar role occasionally for EA Sports FIFA. Highly respected, Rob is now a senior iDiski Times website and newspaper writer, and is also responsible for the newspaper's editorial.