Napoli captain gets Maradona tattoo

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Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne, who is a tattoo enthusiast, has paid tribute to Diego Maradona by getting a massive portrait of the Argentine legend inked onto his body. 

Maradona passed away at the age of 60 at his home in Tigre, Argentina, last month after suffering a suspected heart attack, with his death leaving the footballing world in mourning at the loss of one of the sport's true icons.

The impact of legendary forward's passing was particularly felt in Naples, where he is regarded as Serie A side Napoli's greatest-ever player following his exploits with the club during the 1980s and 1990s.

Maradona scored 115 goals in 259 appearances for the club which, until recently, was a record and guided the Italian outfit to its only two league titles to date in the 1986/87 and 1989/90 seasons.

His legacy at Napoli, which includes the club retiring the No. 10 jersey and posthumously renaming their stadium in his honour, has served as an inspiration for future generations, including current captain Insigne, who recently went under the needle to pay tribute.

"The greatest of all time, I was lucky enough to meet you," Insigne shared last month. "From the first day you arrived in our beloved Naples, you became a Neapolitan doc. You gave everything for your people, you defended this land, you loved it. You gave us joy, smiles, trophies, love.

"I grew up hearing my family's stories about your exploits, seeing and reviewing your endless games. You were the greatest player in history, you were Our Diego. I was lucky enough to meet you, talk to you, meet you, and I don't deny that my legs were shaking.

"For me, you have always had beautiful words, words of comfort that I can never forget and that I will keep forever inside me. As a fan, as a Neapolitan, as a footballer: Thanks for everything D10S. We'll always love you."

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