Italian Serie A giants Napoli have officially renamed the San Paolo stadium after Diego Maradona who died of cardiac arrest last week.

Maradona was the club’s all-time highest goalscorer with a total of 259 games and scored 115 goals.

The World Cup winner also won two Serie A titles, a UEFA Cup and Coppa Italia before he left.

According to the report on UK Sun, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis explained that he has been trying to rename the stadium after Maradona for the past 17 years.

“I’ve been in talks with local authorities for the past 17 years, I have always asked to buy the stadium and rename it ‘Diego Armando Maradona’.

“If then, for tradition, we will need to call it both ‘San Paolo’ and ‘Maradona’ so be it. It won’t change much, but it’s only right that Maradona has this recognition.

“Even if we were to build a whole new stadium, I would name it like that.”

Apart from his exploits on club level, Maradona led Argentina to the World Cup title in 1986 and played his last international game against the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States of America.