Club History
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It has been a long hard trek, but Napoli are now back amongst Italy's big boys. The city that elected Diego Armando Maradona as a deity with murals on every house had been starved of top flight football for years, but even after their bankruptcy and restart in Serie C in 2004, there were on average 50,000 supporters packing into the San Paolo.

The glory days of Napoli were the late 1980s and early 1990s, when Maradona reigned supreme with Antonio Careca, Ciro Ferrara, Andrea Carnevale and Salvatore Bagni. The first Scudetto arrived on May 10, 1987, when El Pibe de Oro was fresh from Argentina’s 1986 World Cup triumph. That year they also became the first team since Il Grande Torino and Juventus to do the Double with the Coppa Italia.

In 1989-90 Luciano Moggi took control and brought in more talents like Alemao and a young Gianfranco Zola for their second title, snatched from the grasp of Arrigo Sacchi’s Milan, and the UEFA Cup, followed by a crushing 5-1 Italian Super Cup victory over Juventus.

Maradona’s decline and departure coincided with some disastrous financial mismanagement and Napoli slowly crumbled until their relegation to Serie B and later bankruptcy in 2004. Movie mogul Aurelio De Laurentiis constructed an all-new club that within three years had climbed back into Serie A. 

Under Edy Reja’s management the team returned to European competition via the UEFA Cup and Europa League whilst Walter Mazzarri’s term saw them progress into the Champions League. Under Rafa Benitez, the club is continuing to trend upward.

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Aurelio De Laurentiis
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Via Alcide De Gasperi 33, 80133 Naples
Training HQ: 
Centro Sportivo di Castelvolturno, Strada Statale Domitiana, 81030 Caserta
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Sky blue shirts, white shorts & sky blue socks
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Club Records
Most Capped Italian: 
Fernando De Napoli – 49
Biggest Signing: 
Gonzalo Higuain – £34.5m, Real Madrid (2013)
Biggest Sale: 
Edinson Cavani – £50.68m, Paris Saint-Germain (2013)
Serie A Records
Best Finish: 
Winners 2 (1986-87 & 1989-90)
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Most Appearances: 
Antonio Juliano – 394
All-Time Top Scorer: 
Attilia Sallustro – 106
Season's Top Scorer: 
Edinson Cavani 29 (2012-13)
Most Points: 
78 (2012-13 & 2013-14)
Least Points: 
14 (1997-98)
Biggest Home Win: 
8-1 v Pro Patria (1955-56)
Biggest Home Defeat: 
1-6 v Bologna (1938-39)
Biggest Away Win: 
5-0 v Modena (1929-30) & v Udinese (2007-08)
Biggest Away Defeat: 
0-11 v Torino (1927-28)
Most Wins: 
23 (2012-13 & 2013-14)
Least Wins: 
2 (1997-98)
Most Defeats: 
24 (1997-98)
Least Defeats: 
3 (1974-75 & 1986-87)
Most Goals: 
77 (2013-14)
Least Goals: 
18 (1972-73)
Most Conceded: 
76 (1997-98)
Least Conceded: 
19 (1970-71)
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Rafael Benitez
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Rafa Benitez enjoyed a great debut season with Napoli and redeemed himself within the ranks of Italian football after his failure with Inter in 2010. The Spanish tactician was able to ensure a successful transition from predecessor Walter Mazzarri, leading the Vesuviani to a third place finish in Serie A and a Coppa Italia title. He was unlucky not to progress from a tough Champions League group after earning 12 points, knocked out on goal differential. Now, Benitez has his sights on a Scudetto and a deep run in the Champions League, as the good times are back in Napoli.

2014-15 squad to follow...

Stadium Info
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Stadio San Paolo
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Piazzale Vincenzo Tecchio, 80125 Naples
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105m x 68m
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The San Paolo is a legend of Italian football, inaugurated in December 1959 and restructured for the 1990 World Cup, hosting Italy’s ill-fated semi-final with Argentina and England’s cracking 3-2 extra time win over Cameroon.

The ground is named after the Saint who is said to have landed on Italian soil in the Fuorigrotta region where the stadium now stands. Originally the stands were made of marble, but in 1990 the project created a new Press zone, athletics track and floodlight system that reduced the capacity from its original 82,789. It is still the third largest arena in Italy after the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan and Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.

Napoli fans fill the Curva Sud and an incredible atmosphere is always guaranteed. Even when the club slipped into Serie C, there was an average attendance of 50,000. The 1990 work was not done well, however, and due to structuring problems and security concerns, the capacity has been cut to 60,240.

The stadium is on the outskirts of the city and can be reached by the No 7 or 8 buses, underground train line 6 at the Mostra stop or by train at the Napoli Campi Flegrei station.