Europe’s clubs are part of the very fabric of the cities they represent. A lifeblood and source of pride, local legends transcend the game, embodying the values and dreams of their team’s supporters. Inspirational, their impact has been immortalised in artwork on buildings and walls across the world. Here we take a pick of some of the best street art connected with UEFA Champions League clubs
Diego Maradona remains an icon in Naples, where he spent seven glittering years. The Argentina playmaker drove SSC Napoli to their first two Serie A titles as well as UEFA Cup glory, landmark wins for a southern Italian city used to living in the shadow of its powerhouse northern rivals. His figurine is still sold among the religious icons on Via San Gregorio Armeno, while this portrait dominates the San Giovanni a Teduccio district. Surprisingly, Maradona made just six appearances in the European Cup, scoring his only two goals in the competition in a 3-0 win against Újpest FC in the first round of the 1990/91 season.