One year after Diego Maradona’s death, the southern Italian city of Naples unveiled three bronze statues in honor of the Argentine football legend. A first statue is to be unveiled in the stadium, which was renamed “Stadio Diego Armando Maradona” after the Argentine’s death.
It was designed by the artist Domenico Sepe. A second statue, which shows the “Pibe de Oro” (golden boy) in his height of 1.67 meters, is to be set up in front of the arena.
The third bronze work bearing the title is three meters tall and was installed in the National Museum of Naples as a contemporary sculpture amid thousands of archaeological objects from the ancient Roman era.
The unveiling of the statues inside and outside the stadium will take place on Thursday from members of the Naples municipal council, former teammates Maradonas at SSC Napoli and the football star’s son, Diego Armando Maradona junior.
The Argentine football genius played for Napoli from 1984 to 1991. With him, the club won the UEFA Cup in 1989 and became Italian champions in 1987 and 1990. Maradona enjoyed cult status on Vesuvius. Maradona died on November 25, 2020 at the age of 60.