Diego Maradona Vigils Created in Naples and Argentina

Supporters have been gathering across Argentina and Naples to mourn the passing of footballing great Diego Maradona.

The World Cup winner passed away on Wednesday at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Maradona’s infectious playing style and eccentric personality won him fans across the globe – and even his own religion – but it is in his native Argentina and Naples where he is held in particularly high esteem.

The forward played 91 times for Argentina, scoring 34 goals and inspiring his country to a famous World Cup success in 1986.

Supporters have taken to the streets in Argentina to pay tribute to their former player and manager.

Maradona etched himself into the hearts of the people of Naples during his seven-year spell with Napoli.

He won four major trophies with the Serie A outfit and formed a real bond with the city and the supporters.

Napoli’s home – Stadio San Paolo – remained lit up on Wednesday evening in tribute to the club’s former player.

The people of Naples have flocked to murals of Maradona throughout the city, creating candlelit vigils in honour of the club great.

A fitting tribute to a diminutive giant of the game.