Diego Maradona set to be the subject of a ‘Last Dance’-style documentary on his time at Napoli, with owner Aurelio De Laurentiis paying tribute to the ‘mythical figure’ who brought them two Serie A titles
- Diego Maradona inspired Napoli to the only two league titles in their history
- The diminutive Argentine remains a virtual deity in the southern Italian city
- He died last November at the age of 60 and is set to be commemorated again
- The Argentine’s stint in Naples was chronicled by Asif Kapadia in a 2019 film
Diego Maradona is to be the subject of a global documentary on his time at Napoli – in the style of ‘The Last Dance’ Netflix series on basketball great Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
The show, partly devised by current Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis, will cover Maradona’s seven years in the southern Italian city, when he was adored by supporters for delivering the only two Serie A titles in their history.
Maradona died last November aged 60 and remains a virtual deity in Naples, where there are shrines around the city in his honour.
Diego Maradona (second right) is set to be the subject of a ‘Last Dance’-style documentary
The diminutive Argentine inspired Napoli to the only two Serie A titles in their entire history
‘We are about to produce a TV series lasting 10 hours to go around the world on the golden years of Maradona at Napoli, from 1984 to 1991,’ De Laurentiis told Sportsmail.
‘We changed the name of our ground, which was once called San Paolo but is now the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.
‘Neapolitans have created places of worship around the city in honour of Maradona, with candles, flowers and images. He is a mythical figure.’
Maradona is therefore idolised in the southern Italian city of Naples and seen as a virtual deity
President Aurelio De Laurentiis paid tribute to the impact the ‘mythical figure’ had on the club
The Argentine’s stint in Naples has already been chronicled by Asif Kapadia, who produced similar films about Formula One driver Ayrton Senna and singer Amy Winehouse, in the 2019 film ‘Diego Maradona’.
Kapadia created all three using archive footage, while a Maradona biopic – ‘Blessed Dream’ – is set for release on Amazon later this year.
De Laurentiis’ programme, meanwhile, relies on interviews with former team-mates and associates.
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