One notable way to honour a footballer for their efforts at club or international level, is to name a stadium after them.
Some of these footballers received these honours in their lifetime while others did after their death.
- Diego Maradona
The Estadio Diego Armando Maradona located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Stadio Diego Armando Maradona located in Naples, Italy.
- Johan Cruyff
The Johan Cruyff Arena located in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The Johan Cruyff Stadium located in Barcelona, Spain.
- Stephen Keshi
The Stephen Keshi Stadium located in Asaba, Nigeria.
The Estadio Rei Pele located in Maceio, Brazil.
- Ferenc Puskas
The Ferenc Puskas Stadium located in Budapest, Hungary.
- Fernando Torres
The Estadio Fernando Torres located in Fuenlabrada, Spain.
- Giuseppe Meazza
The Giuseppe Meazza Stadium located in Milan, Italy.
The Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha located in Brasilia, Brazil.
- Santiago Bernabéu
The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium located in Madrid, Spain.
- Ali Daei
The Ali Daei Stadium located in Ardabil, Iran.