Maradona in Naples: A love story between a footballer and a city | Al Jazeera World Documentary

More than three decades since Argentinian football icon Diego Maradona played for Napoli football club, he remains a visible presence in this Italian city. His image adorns the city streets, in homes, cafés and even a cemetery.

Italian photojournalist Sergio Siano journeys through Naples meeting Maradona fans, who believe that the footballer’s success elevated Naples to previously unseen greatness – as a club and a city.

This film charts the long-lasting love story between Maradona and the city of Naples.

But it is more than the story of a famous footballer: it documents how Neapolitans elevated the Argentinian hero into their own Saint Diego.

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