Sunday October 9 2011
Cannavaro's Napoli regrets

Fabio Cannavaro admits the greatest regret of his career is he “would've wanted to retire with a Napoli shirt.”

The native Neapolitan grew up in their youth academy and was ball boy for Diego Armando Maradona's side.

He did play for Napoli as a youngster before moving on to Parma, Real Madrid, Inter, Juventus and eventually Al-Ahli.

“I started my career at Napoli and would've wanted to retire with a Napoli shirt on my back too,” Cannavaro told Radio Deejay.

“It disappoints me that I was not able to be what Paolo Maldini was for Milan or Francesco Totti for Roma. I had hoped to become a symbol of my hometown club.”

Instead, his younger brother Paolo is now the captain of Napoli in Serie A and the Champions League.

The 2006 Ballon d'Or and World Cup winner hung up his boots this summer after a series of injuries.

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