Napoli post moving tribute to the late Diego Maradona on what would have been Argentine legend's 61st birthday

MARADONA would have turned 61 today and to commemorate his birthday Napoli have posted a moving tribute on social media.

Maradona, who passed away in November last year after suffering a cardiac arrest, is fondly remembered by the Italian club.



Napoli shared a message on social media to commemorate Maradona, which read: "On this day in 1960, the greatest of all time was born.

"Happy birthday, Diego! Maradona 1960 – Infinity."

Since his death Napoli have paid tribute to the Argentine like no other club.

Immediately after his passing Napoli fans created a 'wall of fire train' down the streets outside the stadium.

And all schools in the city were closed for a day, such is the importance of Maradona to Naples.

Banners inside the San Paolo commemorated 'The King', who helped Napoli to their first league title win in 1987, before repeating the trick in 1990.

Maradona also won the Uefa Cup with the club in 1989 and the Coppa Italia in 1987 – his legacy is unmatched at the club.

Because of that, Napoli paid tribute to him in a match against Rijeka last season – every player wore the iconic no 10 on their backs next to Maradona's name.

Though Maradona also played for Barcelona, Boca Juniors and Argentinos Juniors, Napoli was his most successful club.

He also won the 1986 World Cup, scoring perhaps the greatest ever World Cup goal against England on the road to the final.

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