Napoli gamers donned Diego Maradona No.10 shirts previous to their Europa League conflict with HNK Rijeka on Thursday.
The Argentine soccer legend, who guided Napoli twice to their solely Serie A titles, died on the age of 60 after struggling a cardiac arrest on Wednesday.
Maradona scored 81 objectives in 188 league video games throughout a six-year spell from 1984 with Napoli.
He’s the membership’s best ever participant and the Serie A giants paid tribute to him previous to kick-off in opposition to HNK Rijeka.
Napoli stars wore the Maradona shirts whereas a pre-match minute’s silence was held, earlier than turning into their normal package.
Followers additionally gathered exterior the Stadio San Paolo to recollect their star man.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed the membership’s stadium title could be modified from Stadio San Paolo to Diego Armando Maradona.
He mentioned: “I’ve been in talks with native authorities for the previous 17 years, I’ve at all times requested to purchase the stadium and rename it ‘Diego Armando Maradona’.
“If then, for custom, we might want to name it each ‘San Paolo’ and ‘Maradona’ so be it.
“It received’t change a lot, however it’s solely proper that Maradona has this recognition. Even when we have been to construct a complete new stadium, I might title it like that.”
Naples metropolis mayor Luigi De Magistris backed De Laurentiis’ plans.
He mentioned: “Inside 10 to 15 days, in a really quick time-frame, we are going to shut the formal observe.
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”We’ll rename this stadium that’s a part of our life and our historical past to the best participant of all time.
“It’s a course of however it is going to be a fast course of, as a result of when there’s such a robust want there’s nothing that may maintain us again. We’re hoping to make it coincide with the resumption of video games with followers.”