Buenos Aires: The Ciudad de La Plata stadium in Argentina has been renamed the Diego Maradona stadium.
Maradona, from Argentina, died last month. The stadium, with a capacity of 53,000 spectators, is the Ghernu de Gimnasia y Esgrima Stadium, located in La Plata, 60 km south-east of Buenos Aires. Maradona was the coach of this club until his death.
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La Plata Governor Axel Kicillof said: “We have decided to rename the stadium. Diego Maradona is unique and he is able to give the stadium his name.
Axel Kicillof added that a booth at the stadium will be named after former Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella, who died of cancer last week.
Previously, Naples, one of Italy’s best football clubs, decided to name the stadium after his death, a day after Maradona, from Argentina, considered one of the greatest football players of all time .
Napoli Club president Aurelio De Laurentiis said in a statement that San Paolo stadium will now be known as Maradona.
Maradona played for the Napoli club from 1984 to 1991. He won 2 Serie-A titles, Copa Italia and a UEFA Cup title with the club. Napoli had never won a title until Maradona joined the club.
Diego Maradona left Napoli Club as the top scorer. His record was broken in 2017 by Marek Hamsik.