On Thursday, the Italian city of Naples will commemorate the death of Diego Maradona, exactly one year ago.

A statue of the Argentine star player was unveiled at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

A life-size bronze statue of Maradona has been placed at the Napoli stadium.

Last summer, a large statue of the former top player was unveiled at an Argentinian stadium.

A life-size bronze statue of Maradona has been placed at the Napoli stadium.

Last summer, a large statue of the former top player was unveiled at an Argentinian stadium.

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Napoli board members and supporters gathered to commemorate their 'number 10'.

It was previously decided that no player from the club would ever play with Maradona's jersey number again.

Napoli board members and supporters gathered to commemorate their 'number 10'.

It was previously decided that no player from the club would ever play with Maradona's jersey number again.

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A large mural of Maradona in Naples.

'Pluisje' died last year shortly after his sixtieth birthday.

A large mural of Maradona in Naples.

'Pluisje' died last year shortly after his sixtieth birthday.

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Maradona is widely regarded as one of the best - if not the very best - player of all time.

Maradona is widely regarded as one of the best - if not the very best - player of all time.

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Dozens of fans of Maradona's old club Boca Juniors also came to the commemoration in the working-class district of Quartieri Spagnoli in Naples.

Dozens of fans of Maradona's old club Boca Juniors also came to the commemoration in the working-class district of Quartieri Spagnoli in Naples.

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Napoli will play three games this month in this special shirt to honor Maradona.

Napoli will play three games this month in this special shirt to honor Maradona.

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