Argentine lawmaker sponsors bill to name street after Maradona

An Argentine councilman, Claudio Moressi on Friday tabled a proposal to have a street in Buenos Aires renamed after football legend, Diego Maradona before the city’s council lawmakers.

The proposal seeks to have Maradona’s name as part of an avenue leading to the stadium of Argentinos Juniors, the team in which he began his career at the age of 15. That arena was already named after him in 2004.

The new bill also aims to create a “tourist, sporting and cultural circuit” in a 30-block area around the stadium as a “permanent tribute” to Maradona in the area where he got started as a footballer.

Moressi said: “Nothing can equal the joy and happiness that Maradona gave the people of Argentina. But we think that this cultural and sporting circuit would be essential to keeping him alive, now and forever.”

Maradona died of a heart attack in Buenos Aires on November 25 at the age of 60. He is widely considered one of the greatest football players of all times.



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