S.S.C. Napoli

The Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli SpA, better known as SSC Napoli, is an Italian football club based in the southern Italian city of Naples.

The Club of Naples is traditionally seen as the figurehead of southern Italy in football, as you for years in Serie A clubs could stand up from the north of the country. The home ground of the association is the Stadio San Paolo.

In Italy, Napoli and their players are often called " Azzurri " ("The Blue " ) or " Partenopei " (based on the same ancient city in Magna Graecia, which is regarded as the nucleus of the later Neapolis and today's Naples ) referred.

President and funders of the association since 2004, the film producer Aurelio De Laurentiis, a nephew of the well and just recently was in the film industry Dino De Laurentiis.

  • 2.1 International
  • 2.2 National
  • 2.3 Youth team
  • 4.1 cadres of the 2013/14 season
  • 4.2 Former Players
  • 4.3 Top 10 by appearances and goals
  • 4.4 Coach and President 4.4.1 trainer
  • 4.4.2 President



The club was founded in 1904 by English port workers as Naples, the club colors were then set to light blue and white. Light blue ( azzurro ) should it represent the color of the sea and the sky. In 1922, the club merged with Internazionale Agnano and changed its name to Inter Poli. The founding as Napoli ( Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli) was 1926. The sporting successes, however, remained until the arrival of Diego Maradona decades later were sparse and the biggest successes in winning the Coppa Italia to be recorded in 1962 and 1976.

The Golden Years

In 1984, Diego Maradona for around 13.5 billion Italian lire ( about 7.5 million U.S. dollars) from FC Barcelona to Naples, at that time the most expensive transfer in football history. Thus began the sporting turnaround. In the years before Maradona Napoli was closer to the Serie B as the title. Is correspondingly high, the influence of Maradona on the success of the club. 1987 and 1990 Naples won the Italian championship. Another success in the Coppa Italia also followed in 1987. Two years later, Napoli won the UEFA Cup. Since these successes Maradona is worshiped like a god in Naples, today its popularity continues unabated. After retiring the jersey with the number 10 was not awarded. Even in the farewell match of Ciro Ferrara in June 2005, was present only as a spectator as Maradona, he was celebrated by the sold-out Stadio San Paolo.

During the " golden years " Maradona was supported by the Brazilian national team Careca and the Italian striker Bruno Giordano. The three formed the so-called "Ma -Gi- Ca " attack line ( Maradona Giordano Careca ) .. The documentary Maradona, the Golden Boy. by Jean -Christophe Rosé describes, among other things, this time of the SSC.

The sporty decline

Diego Maradona era active in Naples but ended abruptly when he was sentenced to a 15-month doping ban in 1991. The club was already over-indebted at the time, but this was not initially publicized. All the more acute was the problem in 1994 when the club was granted a license only due to the proceeds from the sale of some key players. A cash injection from investors saved the SSC Napoli at first. Until 1997 there was a slight easing of the financial situation, but in 1998 the club got off to Serie B.

At the beginning of the new millennium witnessed Naples more heavy blows of fate. After promotion to Serie A in 2000, the club was relegated in the 2000 /01 season back in Serie B from the accumulated debt increased even further. In August 2004, Napoli eventually received a license due to a mountain of debt of 70 million euros in the meantime more and was forced to declare bankruptcy.

The resurrection

The club was founded as Napoli Soccer new on 2 August 2004 and launched first in Serie C1. Principal shareholder of Napoli Soccer was the film producer Aurelio De Laurentiis, who has since lead the club as president and donors. On taking office, he formulated the goal to belong within two five-year cycles ( Quinquennio ) back to the Italian top teams. Despite the sporting and economic decline, the club enjoyed great popularity as before. The audience cuts at the Stadio San Paolo totaled 37,080 visitors in 2004/ 05 more than the Series C- section and throughout Italy in fifth place. In the season 2004/ 05 Napoli Soccer missing out on promotion and just failed in the play- off matches. In the season 2005/ 06 promotion to Serie B and then in 2006/ 07 of the walkover in the series A.

Recent Developments

In May 2006, the club acquired the naming rights, and thus the success of the old SSC Naples back.

On 10 June 2007, Napoli rose, on the final day of the season, after a 0-0 draw away against Genoa back into the Serie A on. In the following season 2007/ 08 is placed on the eighth, and then took part in the UEFA Intertoto Cup 2008 on the after qualifying for the UEFA Cup in 2008 /09. There you failed in the knockout round before the group stage short of Benfica. It was the first battle in European competition after almost 14 years for SSC Napoli.

In the following season 2008/ 09 the club but could only underline in the first round the ambitions that you graduated in fifth. A slump in the second half (only two points in eight games ) led in March 2009 to the dismissal of coach Edoardo Reja, who led the team from the third- highest division to new heights. The new coach Roberto Donadoni could not stop the decline. He won an average of one point per game and end of the season the team finished in twelfth place.

This section points should be in the season 2009/ 10 does not change, so there was a renewed coach dismissal in October 2009 after seven games. The new coach Walter Mazzarri turned out to be a stroke of luck. In the remaining twelve games of the first round the team remained undefeated ( seven wins, five draws ) and climbed to fourth place. Among other things, it passed with flying colors against the Italian representatives in the Champions League (1-0 at ACF Florence, 2-2 against AC Milan and Juventus 3:2 ). Also, the club was able to reach the cup first knockout round, however, the one lost 0-3 at Juventus. The second half of the season 2009/10 was first with just nine points from ten games bumpy. However, the successes came soon again. End of the season, sixth place was reached, thus ensuring the participation in the UEFA Europa League.

The 2010/11 season was dominated by the Uruguayan Edinson Cavani new arrival, who with 26 goals this season had a large share in the third degree the Napoli with a 1-1 secured against Inter Milan in the penultimate round. This one was qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League 2011 /12. Of the four Italian teams in the Champions League 2010/11 Napoli reached as only the one-two phase. There you but failed at Villarreal.

The 2011/12 season was quite successful for SSC Napoli. In the Champions League, the team placed in the " group of death " surprising as group runners-up behind FC Bayern Munich ( the finalists ) and before Manchester City and Villarreal through and separated in the second round after extra to eventual Champions League winners Chelsea from. However, the team was in the league, inter alia, due to the double burden due to the Champions League participation, unable to build on the success of last year and ended the year playing only fifth. For the Napoli could regain the Coppa Italia after 25 years: In the final in Rome this season so far unbeaten champions Juventus Turin was thanks to goals from Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamšík defeated 2-0.

Thanks to the Cup victory the previous season, the Napoli was automatically qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League 2012/13. In a group with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, PSV Eindhoven and AIK Solna one reached second place and met in the second round on Viktoria Plzeň. Against the Czech representatives would retire after a 0:3 in the home stadium and a 0-2 in Plzeň overall chance of.

In October 2012, the Office of the SSC Naples were searched. Based on this, several clubs were searched from various Italian leagues. (see Italian soccer scandal, 2013)

In the 2012/13 season, Napoli was able to win the runner-up for the fifth time and was thus directly qualified for the Champions League. However, it did not come to a contract extension with the highly successful coach Walter Mazzarri, which it moved to Inter Milan in May 2013. For Rafael Benitez was hired as the new coach.



  • UEFA Cup Winners: 1988/89
  • Alps Cup Winners: 1966
  • English- Italian League Cup Winners: 1976


  • Italian Champion: 1986/87, 1989/90
  • Italian Cup Winners: 1961 /62 1975/76 1986 /87 2011/12
  • Italian Super Cup winner: 1990
  • Master of the Series B: 1949/50, 1964/65
  • Master Serie C1: 2005/ 06

Youth team

Club Records

  • Biggest win: 8-1 against Pro Patria 1919 ( season 1954/55 )
  • Biggest defeat: 0-6 against AS Roma ( season 1958/59 )
  • Record player: Giuseppe Bruscolotti ( 387 inserts)
  • Top scorer: Antonio Vojak ( 102 goals )
  • Most goals in a season: 26 goals Edinson Cavani ( 2010/11 )
  • Highest average attendance in a season: 77 597 spectators per game ( season 1984/85 )
  • So far, the only club that won the second division the Coppa Italia (1962 )


Squad of the 2013/14 season

(Updated: February 27, 2014)

Former Players

  • Argentina Diego Maradona
  • Argentina Italy Omar Sívori
  • Argentina Guillermo Stábile
  • Ezequiel Lavezzi Argentina
  • Argentina Bruno Pesaola
  • Argentina Roberto Ayala
  • Argentina Daniel Bertoni
  • Albania Naim Krieziu
  • Brazil Luís Vinício
  • Brazil Careca
  • Brazil André Cruz
  • Brazil Jarbas Faustinho Cané
  • Brazil Matuzalém
  • Brazil Inglês
  • Brazil emilson Sánchez Cribari
  • Brazil Italy José Altafini
  • Brazil Italy Amauri
  • Colombia Freddy Rincón
  • Czech Republic Marek Jankulovski

Top 10 by appearances and goals

(Updated: January 25, 2014 stated, all duty games and gates )

Coach and President



Fan culture

Due to its popularity in the south of Italy, Napoli could refer to the world in the seventies and eighties, the highest average attendance of all football clubs. The peak value of 77 597 spectators per match of the season 1984/85 was only seven years later surpassed by AC Milan.

The Napoli features with the Curva A and Curva B as one of the few clubs in Italy over two spatially separated fan curves that are completely filled in most games. The Curva B represents the older part of the Neapolitan fan scene and is home to, among others, the ultras - groups Fedayn 1979 EAM ( Estranei alla massa ) and Ultras Napoli in 1972. On the other side of the stadium, adjacent to the guest block, however, are the groups Mastiffs, Vecchi Lions Test mat, Brigade Carolina, Rione Sanità, Bronx, Sud 1996 and Fossato Flegreo. However, unlike for example the Lombard club Brescia Calcio is no internal rivalry between the two curves, although completely independent fan chants are intoned during the games. They also differ in that the Curva B represents a significantly pazifistischere adjustment and swivel flags, choreography or other folkloric elements in the curve can be given greater importance than the living of her younger counterpart " vecchio stile", which is largely limited to chants. Political extremism plays a role in any of the two curves.

As the anthem song ' O surdato ' nnamurato used.

Logo History

Later Logo of AC Napoli until 1964

Logo in the 1960s from 1964

Logo in the 1970s

Logo of the 1980 to 2004

Logo 2004-2006

News Logo since 2007