He was our guide, everyone's army commander. [68] It is derived from Greek mythology where the siren Parthenope tried to enchant Odysseus from his ship to Capri. 25th July, 2020. [15] Some of the most popular players from this period were Dino Zoff, José Altafini, Omar Sívori and hometown midfielder Antonio Juliano. However, by 1983, they had slipped dramatically and were involved in relegation battles. If you ever go to Naples, you will certainly come across a lot of people with the first names "Diego" and "Armando". With half of all Italian coronavirus deaths in Lombardy, Serie A games could be played in only four centre-south cities, including Florence, Rome and Naples. By 2010 the equity was at €25,107,223 and Napoli achieved self-sustainability. Like a priceless legacy, it is passed on from one generation to another. AC Milan faces Napoli in a Serie A match on Saturday, October 21, 2020 (11/21/20) at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy. "Naples and Buenos Aires are two cities that are similar: in terms of mentality, way of life, and philosophy of life ... Naples has always accepted South American players with great enthusiasm. The title has been contested since 1898 in varying forms of competition. Lorenzo Insigne of Napoli holds the shirt of the late Diego Maradona during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and AS Roma at Stadio San Paolo on November 29, 2020 in Naples, Italy It was originally meant to be derogatory, as the Neapolitan symbol is a rampant black horse,[63] but the club adopted the donkey as a mascot named "'O Ciuccio". [2] However, this was surrounded by less auspicious circumstances as Napoli were awarded two points for a game, when in Bergamo, an Atalanta fan threw a 100 lira coin at Alemão's head. It was the only time I remained on the pitch after losing a match, just to enjoy the show. [2], Because a mainland Southern Italian team had never won the league before, this turned Maradona into a cultural, social and borderline religious icon[26] for Neapolitans, which stretched beyond the realms of just football. He was their father. [24] The club won their second Coppa Italia trophy in 1975–76, eliminating Milan and Fiorentina en route, before beating rivals Hellas Verona 4–0 in the final. There is probably no more beautiful love than the one that unites Napoli and Diego Maradona forever. ", Mirko, a 30-year-old Napoli fan, illustrates very well the stature of the famous number 10. Diego Maradona finished the season of Serie A as the league's top scorer, known in Italy as the Capocannoniere, in the 1987–88 season with 15 goals. The club have won two league titles, six Coppa Italia titles, two Supercoppa Italiana titles, and one UEFA Cup.[2][3]. [22] Their fourth relegation cut celebrations short the following season. The trace left by the famous number 10 goes beyond all possible borders. For Naples and its inhabitants, the dreaded day arrived on Wednesday. Following his departure, however, Napoli struggled financially, and endured several relegations, prior to being refounded in 2004 by film producer Aurelio De Laurentiis. see naples and conquer In the summer of 1984, SSC Napoli shocked the football world by announcing the signing of the best player on the planet. [47], In December 2020, Napoli renamed San Paolo after Diego Maradona, after the passing away of the club icon.[48]. The Covid-19 curfew and the restrictions didn't matter to him. Their Diego had gone. I don't like the fact that now everybody is asking Neapolitans to be Italian and to support their national team. A sentence difficult to accept for a group of people who had almost imagined it was not possible. The floodlights were turned on, the match day music was played and photographs showed Juventus players on the pitch in training kits -- with Napoli still in Naples. The city operates the San Paolo stadium, where Maradona led Napoli to its only two Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990. When he arrived here, the city and the region were having great difficulty in recovering from the earthquake of 1980. The 1986–87 season was the landmark in Napoli's history; they won the double, securing the Serie A title by three points and then beating Atalanta 4–0 to lift the Coppa Italia. Napoli brush aside lowly Crotone to go third in Serie A. Napoli won 4-0 for the second successive league game as they brushed aside lowly Crotone with a convincing performance on Sunday. [15] Napoli's heaviest championship defeat came during the 1927–28 season when eventual champions Torino beat them 11–0. [13], Under the presidency of Giorgio Ascarelli, the club changed its name to Associazione Calcio Napoli on 25 August 1926. [25] The squad was gradually re-built, with the likes of Ciro Ferrara, Salvatore Bagni and Fernando De Napoli filling the ranks. [14] After a poor start, with a sole point in an entire championship,[15] Napoli was readmitted to Serie A's forerunner, the Divizione Nazionale, by the Italian Football Federation ("FIGC"), and began to improve thanks in part to Paraguayan-born Attila Sallustro, who was the first fully fledged hero to the fans. it is possible to get in on the day, at the stadium? In Sarri's first season in charge in the 2015–16 season, Napoli finished in 2nd place on 82 points and were knocked out of the Europa League round of 32 against Villarreal. "For us, as for the Argentines, Maradona is quite simply a god," explains Salvatore Esposito, a famous Neapolitan actor best known for the hit television series Gomorrah. In 2012–13, Napoli finished in second place in Serie A, the club's best performance since winning the 1989–90 Scudetto. As regards exclusively the championship, however, the honour goes to the Argentine footballer Roberto Sosa, the distinction of being the last to wear the 10 at the San Paolo and at the same time to score in the match against Frosinone on 30 April 2006. Napoli was expelled from the professional league in 2004. Italy’s Serie A is the country’s premier football league. However, Napoli were entered into the UEFA Cup for 1988–89 and won their first major European title. When Diego and his band of battered Argentinians arrived in Naples, after the Cameroon humiliation in Milan, they were on home ground. Italian association football club based in Naples, (in Italian, English, Spanish, and Chinese), List of S.S.C. [7][8] Neapolitans such as Conforti, Catterina and Amedeo Salsi were also involved, the latter of whom was the club's first president. Napoli’s game with Benevento in Serie A on Sunday turned into a family affair as brothers Lorenzo and Roberto Insigne played against each other – and both scored. [2], Despite the fact Napoli were playing in a low division, they retained higher average attendances than most of the Serie A clubs, breaking the Serie C attendance record with 51,000 at one match. When we talk about Maradona, everything suddenly takes a back seat in the city of Campania. "Yes, that's my first name", boasted a fan from Napoli on Italian television on Wednesday evening, even going as far as to show his ID card to the camera to justify himself. [19], The trend of Napoli performing well in the league continued into the 1970s, with third place spots in 1970–71 and 1973–74. The club won their only two Serie A titles and their only major European trophy -- the UEFA Cup -- while he was there, but there was far more to it than those bare statistics. Maradona allowed the social redemption of an entire city. The team finished second in its group of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League, progressing to the round of 16, where they were eliminated by eventual winners Chelsea. "In Naples, everyone grows up with the legend of Maradona in the hope of being able to imitate his dribbling. [30], Though the club finished fourth during the 1991–92 season,[15] Napoli gradually went into decline after that season, both financially and on the field. Even while wearing masks. Cavani finished as top scorer in the division with 29 goals, which resulted in him being sold to Paris Saint-Germain for a club-record fee of €64 million.[38]. However, the title ultimately went to Juventus in the penultimate round of matches. In the evening, when there was the anthem of the Champions League, hearing 80,000 people whistling us I realized what a mess we were in! [5] In 2018, Forbes estimated the club is the fifth most valuable club in Italy, worth $379 million. [19] The rise up the tables was gradual, by 1985–86, they had a third-place finish under their belts, but better was yet to come. [43][44] He managed the club to another second place finish, but was sacked on 10 December 2019, following a poor run of results in the 2019–20 season which left them seventh in the table. [58], On 31 July 2020, Napoli confirmed the signing of Victor Osimhen from Lille for a transfer fee of €70 million, making him Napoli's most expensive signing.[59]. In the second last season before bankruptcy, the club was partially saved by the non-standard accounting practice of amortization after Silvio Berlusconi, owner of Milan and prime minister of Italy, introduced Italian Law 91/1981, Article 18B.[79]. In the following season, Napoli finished in 3rd place on 86 points and were knocked out of the Champions League round of 16 against Real Madrid. In the summer of 2000, Napoli retired the jersey number 10 belonged to former club legend Diego Maradona, who played for the club from 1984 to 1991. Download this stock image: Naples, Campania, Italy. [4] Like other top clubs in the country, Napoli's fanbase goes beyond the Italian border; in 2018 the society announced that the team had over 35 million supporters worldwide and 120 million people who liked to watch Napoli matches. [64], Napoli's club badge features a large "N" placed within a circle. Click here for the full match report. Napoli are also one of the associate members of the European Club Association. Yet when I set foot on that pitch I felt something magical, different. [11], Early into its existence, the Italian Football Championship was limited to just northern clubs, so southern clubs competed against sailors[7] or in cups such as Thomas Lipton's Lipton Challenge Cup. Well, it was there that I realized that for those people this is not just a team, it is a visceral love, like the one between a mother and a son! [2] Juventus, Bayern Munich and PAOK were defeated en route to the final, where Napoli beat VfB Stuttgart 5–4 on aggregate, with two goals from Careca and one each from Maradona, Ferrara and Alemão. Napoli is the fourth most supported football club in Italy with around 13% of Italian football fans supporting the club. [50], Below is the official presidential history of Napoli, from when Giorgio Ascarelli took over at the club in 1926, until the present day. Maradona will always be in my heart and in that of this city. By attendance, Napoli have the fourth largest fanbase in Italy,[4] and were ranked as the fifth highest-earning football club in Serie A, with $182 million in revenue during the 2017–18 season. An official from the Naples ASL confirmed in a television interview that the Napoli players had been ordered to stay at home. However, after the final, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) forced Maradona to take a doping test, which he failed testing positive for cocaine; both Maradona and Napoli staff later claimed it was a revenge plot for events at the World Cup. In 1974–75, they reached the third round knocking out Porto 2–0 en route. "It seems to me quite normal and justified, it is the path of Maradona which continues in Naples," said Bianchi, who has been very touched by the loss of the man. [19] However, in the years leading up to World War II, Napoli went into decline, only surviving relegation in 1939–40 by goal average. [62] The shade of blue has been sky blue in many instances. October 17, 2020. To pay him the tribute he deserved, the Neapolitans have been meeting in several historic places in the city: the Scipione Capece, the historic house Maradona once lived in, or even in front of the famous murals of San Giovanni and the "Quartieri". [2] After just one season in Serie B, they were promoted to the top division, along with fellow "sleeping giants" Genoa. Single-handedly (almost), he brought Napoli to the top in Italy. "Yaya Tourè: "Al San Paolo mi tremavano le gambe, dopo l'inno capii in che guaio ci eravamo messi... 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However, in the European Cup, they were eliminated in the second round. The record for most goals in the league (also including the Divisione Nazionale tournaments) belongs to Attila Sallustro, with 106 goals,[55] while the highest scorer in Serie A is Antonio Vojak with 102 goals. During his time in Naples, Maradona helped the team win several trophies, which led to the club retiring his number 10 jersey. Italian Serie A Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy 12/05/21 Wed 21:00. [2] In the Italian league, Napoli were still very much a consistent top six side for much of the late 1970s. The blue flags of Napoli flew through the streets of the city, while club scarves protected the inhabitants from the cold. [18] During Garbutt's six-year stint, the club would be dramatically transformed, frequently finishing in the top half of the table. This Sunday, Kalidou Koulibaly’s teammates lost their duel. He immediately understood what this city was and what it needed. Napoli made an aggregate profit in 2006–07 Serie B. Within a week, Napoli will play at the 'Diego Armando Maradona Stadium'. The Italian football champions (Italian: Campione d'Italia di calcio, plural: Campioni) are the annual winners of Serie A, Italy's premier football league competition. In the 2013 close-season, Mazzarri left Napoli and Rafael Benitez became the club's manager. Consequently, Parthenope, unable to live with the rejection of her love, drowned herself and her body was washed up upon the shore of Naples.[69]. One of the nicknames of Napoli is "I ciucci", which means "the donkeys" in the local dialect. Serie A : Naples 2-1 Genoa Posted on January 26, 2015 January 26, 2015 by univspain Grâce à un doublé de Gonzalo Higuain, Naples a difficilement battu le Genoa et grimpe sur le podium. [31] Napoli's league form had dropped lower, and relegation to Serie B came at the end of 1997–98 when they won only two matches all season. Built after World War II, the stadium was named for St. Paul according to the legend that the apostle docked in the surrounding Fuorigrotta area when he reached current-day Italy. FIGC placed Napoli in Serie C1, where they missed out on promotion after losing 2–1 in play-offs to local rivals Avellino in 2004–05. Thanks to him, Naples was no longer laughed at by the big cities in northern Italy. [36] Napoli finished third in the 2010–11 season, qualifying directly to the group stage of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League. [20] The club bounced back to ensure top flight football at the start of the 1950s. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Their subsequent run in Europe League ended when they lost to FC Dnipro in semi-finals. [15] Under the coaching of former player Luís Vinício, this gained them entry into the early UEFA Cup competitions. While Maradona was revered around the world as perhaps the greatest soccer player ever, in Naples he was more than that. [45] On 14 June 2020, Dries Mertens became Napoli's all time top scorer after scoring his 122nd goal in a Coppa Italia semifinal match against Inter. [61] However, since the 1920s, a singular blue tone has been used in the form of azure. [80] They have continued to be profitable since returning to Serie A. Or quite simply "Diego Armando". He was the man of the people. Gennaro Gattuso was named head coach the next day. [72], Napoli have a famous and long-standing friendship with the fans of Genoa. [27], Napoli added their second Serie A title in 1989–90, defeating Milan by two points in the title race. "No one in the world has ever had to put up with that, not the politicians, not the actors ... everywhere he went, he was pressed by public opinion, by supporters, by people who did not know football.

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