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Italy: Football fans light flares in mourning of Napoli star player Diego Maradona04:14

Italy: Football fans light flares in mourning of Napoli star player Diego Maradona

Italy, Naples
November 25, 2020 at 20:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Football fans lit flares to mark the passing of legendary player Diego Maradona, on Wednesday, in Naples, where he played from 1984 to 1991.

Maradona appeared in 188 Napoli matches, leading the club to its first Serie A title ever in 1987 and another one in 1990 - until today, the club's only two first division trophies. He also won a Uefa Cup playing for Napoli in 1989.

"In my heart it will remain only him, always, to all of us Neapolitans. He gave us something more in life, in Naples we don't forget it. Nobody brought what Maradona brought," a local fan said.

"He got into our hearts from the first day he arrived in Naples and he has never left and will never ever leave. We had a loss as if it were our family member, it was sad and bad news for all the Neapolitan people, for all who loved him," another fan said.

The football legend died of a heart attack at his home in Tigres, a suburb of Buenos Aires, at the age of 60.

Italy: Football fans light flares in mourning of Napoli star player Diego Maradona04:14
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Football fans lit flares to mark the passing of legendary player Diego Maradona, on Wednesday, in Naples, where he played from 1984 to 1991.

Maradona appeared in 188 Napoli matches, leading the club to its first Serie A title ever in 1987 and another one in 1990 - until today, the club's only two first division trophies. He also won a Uefa Cup playing for Napoli in 1989.

"In my heart it will remain only him, always, to all of us Neapolitans. He gave us something more in life, in Naples we don't forget it. Nobody brought what Maradona brought," a local fan said.

"He got into our hearts from the first day he arrived in Naples and he has never left and will never ever leave. We had a loss as if it were our family member, it was sad and bad news for all the Neapolitan people, for all who loved him," another fan said.

The football legend died of a heart attack at his home in Tigres, a suburb of Buenos Aires, at the age of 60.