Napoli considering renaming their stadium after fallen hero Diego Maradona

Napoli considering renaming their stadium after fallen hero Diego Maradona
  • Football legend Diego Maradona died on Wednesday following a heart attack
  • Maradona’s best years came playing for Napoli between 1984 and 1991
  • He steered the club towards unprecedented success in winning two league titles
  • Ground could be renamed  the ‘San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona’
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19

Napoli is considering changing the name of their stadium to honour Diego Maradona following the football legend’s sad passing at the age of 60.

The Argentine suffered a heart attack at home on Wednesday just two weeks after he was released from hospital following surgery for a bleed on his brain.

Maradona is fondly remembered for his heroics with Argentina in guiding them to three World Cup tournaments, playing a starring role in winning the competition in 1986.

But at club level he arguably enjoyed the best years of his career playing 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.

Having scored 115 goals in 259 games, even after leaving Naples in 1991 he has retained a God-like status at the club and there was an out-pouring of emotion from supporters following news of his passing.

As a result, president Aurelio de Laurentiis has 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.

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