Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli is commonly referred to as Napoli. It is an Italian professional football club based in Naples, Campania. The football club plays in Serie A. It is the top flight of Italian football. Meanwhile, Napoli has won two Serie A titles, six Coppa Italia titles, two Supercoppa Italiana titles, and one UEFA Cup.


The club was formed in 1926. It was named Associazione Calcio Napoli following the merger of U.S. Internazionale Napoli and Naples Foot-Ball Club. Meanwhile, Napoli saw relatively little success in its early years. Meanwhile, they won one Coppa Italia in 1962. They saw increased success in the 1980s after the club acquired Diego Maradona.
During his time in Naples, Maradona helped the team win several trophies. This led to the club retiring his number 10 jersey. Meanwhile, during this period, they won their sole league titles, in 1987 and 1990. Following his departure, Napoli struggled financially. Napoli endured several relegations and bankruptcy.
Film producer Aurelio De Laurentiis re-founded the club in 2004. Under his leadership, the club has stabilized. This has led to renewed on-field success. It led them to win 2012, 2014, and 2020 Coppa Italia titles.

Fanbase and Rivalry

By attendance, the club has the fourth-largest fan base in Italy. Since 1959, the club has played its home games at the Stadio San Paolo. Meanwhile, it was renamed Stadio Diego Armando Maradona after the Argentine’s death in 2020. The club has traditionally worn sky-blue shirts and white shorts at home.

The club has rivalries with Roma, Juventus, and Palermo. The club’s anthem is “‘O surdato ‘inamorato”, one of the most famous songs in the Neapolitan language.


The club was ranked as the fifth highest-earning football club in Serie A. Meanwhile, Lazio earned $182 million in revenue during the 2017–18 season. In 2018, Forbes estimated the club is the fifth most valuable club in Italy, worth $379 million. Moreover, Napoli is also one of the associate members of the European Club Association.

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