Napoli unveiled a new statue for Diego Maradona before the home game against Lazio Roma on Sunday.

It was one year ago this week that the Argentine football legend passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The bronze statue was shown in a packed stadium and with various celebrities in the stands.

A photo series.

The statue was grotesquely presented at Napoli, with the stadium lights off and a spotlight aimed at the statue.

The statue was grotesquely presented at Napoli, with the stadium lights off and a spotlight aimed at the statue.

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Maradona is captured in a running stance, with a ball resting on his right knee.

Maradona is captured in a running stance, with a ball resting on his right knee.

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The statue of Maradona stands on a pedestal in the shape of number 10, Maradona's fixed number.

The statue of Maradona stands on a pedestal in the shape of number 10, Maradona's fixed number.

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It is the third statue of Maradona in Naples.

On Thursday, exactly one year after his death, an image was presented that will also be placed outside the stadium.

It is the third statue of Maradona in Naples.

On Thursday, exactly one year after his death, an image was presented that will also be placed outside the stadium.

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Some celebrities had come to the unveiling of the statue, including FIFA president Gianni Infantino (left).

Some celebrities had come to the unveiling of the statue, including FIFA president Gianni Infantino (left).

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The players also reflected on the death of Maradona.

They wear a special shirt in the three games around his death date.

The players also reflected on the death of Maradona.

They wear a special shirt in the three games around his death date.

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