Napoli To Rename Stadium Their Stadium In Memory Of Maradona – Napoli consider renaming stadium San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona. The Argentine played a key role in the success story of Napoli in Italian and World football. He spent seven years at Napoli winning their only two Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990; Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says stadium could be renamed San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona.
Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, forged a strong bond with the Italian club and its supporters during his seven-year spell between 1984 and 1991.
The talented footballer after his move from Barcelona landed in Napoli and guided them to two Serie A titles – in 1987 and 1990 – along with the Coppa Italia and UEFA Cup. Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis confirmed following Maradona’s death that the club will discuss renaming their stadium in his honour, combining its current title with his full iconic name.
“We can consider the idea of calling our stadium San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona,” De Laurentiis told French sports channel RMC Sport.
Naples Mayor Luigi De Magistris supported the proposal that the city’s San Paolo Stadium be renamed for 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.”