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Napoli, also known as Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, is an Italian professional football club based in the city of Naples. The club was founded in 1926 and is known for its distinctive sky blue and white uniforms. The team’s home stadium is the Estadio Diego Armando Maradona, which has a seating capacity of over 60,000 spectators. Napoli’s nickname is “Partenopei,” which refers to the mythical Siren Parthenope who was said to have washed ashore in Naples.

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Napoli History

Napoli was founded in 1926 by a group of Naples-based businessmen and quickly began competing in the lower tiers of Italian football. The team’s first major success came in 1962 when they won the Coppa del Alto. In the late 1960s, the club achieved back-to-back promotions to Serie A, the top tier of Italian football. However, they were relegated back to Serie B in the early 1970s, and it wasn’t until the mid-1980s that they began to experience a resurgence. Under the ownership of Corrado Ferlaino and with the guidance of legendary coach Ottavio Bianchi, Napoli won their first Serie A title in 1987. The team was led by Argentine striker Diego Maradona, who would go on to become one of the most iconic players in the club’s history. Napoli went on to win a second Serie A title in 1990, and also won the UEFA Cup in 1989.

Who Owns Napoli

Napoli is currently owned by Aurelio De Laurentiis. Laurentiis is an Italian film producer who owns a film production company called Filmauro and Napoli. He purchased Napoli in 2004 when the club was in Serie C and not only helped them back to the Serie A but has also helped establish them as one of the top sides in Europe. 

Napoli Manager

Napolis current manager is Rudi Garcia. Rudi Garcia is a French football manager who has managed at many top Italian and French clubs. He started his career at clubs such as Saint-Etienne, Dijon and Le Mans before moving to Lille. In a 5 year stay at the club took Lille from a mid-table club to winning the league and the Coupe De France in 2011. He then spent many years at Roma before going to Lyon and then Al Nassr. He took over from Napoli after the departure of Luciano Spalletti who won the league and then left the club last season.

Biggest Napoli Transfers

Napolis biggest transfers of all time have been:

  • Victor Osimhen from LOSC Lille for £75.00m
  • Hirving Lozano from PSV Eindhoven for £45.00m
  • Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid for £39.00m
  • Konstantinos Manolas from AS Roma for £36.00m
  • Arkadiusz Milik from Ajax for £32.00m

Napolis biggest sales of all time have been:

  • Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus for £90.00m
  • Edinson Cavani to Paris Saint-Germain for £64.50m
  • Jorginho to Chelsea for £57.00m
  • Min-Jae Kim to Bayern Munich for £50.00m
  • Kalidou Koulibaly to Chelsea  for £38.00m

Napoli Drama

Napoli president has announced a controversial ban on the club signing African players. Napoli owner and president has announced that the club will no longer sign African players unless they sign a waiver confirming they will not play in the African Cup of Nations. 

Who Plays For Napoli Now

Napoli has a very strongsquaD with defenders such as Alex Meret, Pierluigi Gollini, Amir Rrahmani, Leo Ostigard, Natan, Juan Jesus, Mathias Olivera, Mario Rui, Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Alessandro Zanoli. In midfield they have Stanislav Lobotka, Diego Demme, Frank Anguissa, Piotr Zielinski, Eljif Elmas, Jens Cajuste, Jesper Lindstrom and Gianluca Gaetano. In attack they have Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Alessio Zerbin, Hirving Lozano, Matteo Politano, Giacomo Raspadori, Victor Osimhen and Giovanni Simeone. 

What Have Napoli Won

Napoli has won 3 Serie A titles, in 1987,1990  and most recently last season in 2023. They have also won 6 Coppa Italia titles, most recently in 2020. The team has also won 2 Supercoppa Italiana titles, in 1991 and 2014, and the UEFA Cup in 1989. The club has also enjoyed success in European competition, reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League three times, most recently in 2019. 

Napoli 2023/24 Season Predictions

This season we predict Napoli will do very well. They will be favourites to win the league due to the incredible quality in their team. Unless another team is able to find form this season they are more than able to do the double this season. At least we predict they will finish in the Champions League.

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