In association with Argentina and his exploits on the international stage, football fans will largely remember Diego Maradona, but the main European club team you think of is Napoli.
He single-handedly dragged them towards title contention as they won Serie A twice, while he also lifted the UEFA Cup and the Coppa Italia during his seven years of time in Italy.
There’s a feeling that he may not have spent as much time as he would’ve liked back in Italy during his retirement due to suggestions of tax bills that made it difficult for him to enter the country, but it’s clear the city loves him as much as ever.
After the awful news broke of El Diego’s passing, their President was on the radio earlier today, and it’s been suggested that they could re-name the stadium after him:
It actually sounds like by making an official petition to the Italian government to change the name they’ve requested this before, but there are laws in Italy that are restrictive when it comes to naming public buildings after figures who have only just passed away.
There’s no doubt that it would be the ultimate dedication to their legendary former player who did so many great things for the club, and it would be great if it were allowed to happen.