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Maradona arrived in Naples and was presented to the world media as a Napoli player on 5 July 1984, where he was welcomed by 75,000 fans at his presentation at the Stadio San Paolo. Sports writer David Goldblatt commented, “They [the fans] were convinced that the saviour had arrived.” A local newspaper stated that despite the lack of a “mayor, houses, schools, buses, employment and sanitation, none of this matters because we have Maradona”. Prior to Maradona’s arrival, Italian football was dominated by teams from the north and centre of the country, such as Milan, Juventus, Internazionale and Roma, and no team in the south of the Italian Peninsula had ever won a league title. In 1986-1987 led by Maradona, recently crowned World Champion Diego Maradona as the most influential player, Napoli won their first ever Serie A Italian Championship in 1986–87. Goldblatt wrote, “The celebrations were tumultuous. A rolling series of impromptu street parties and festivities broke out contagiously across the city in a round-the-clock carnival which ran for over a week. The world was turned upside down. The Neapolitans held mock funerals for Juventus and Milan, burning their coffins, their death notices announcing ‘May 1987, the other Italy has been defeated. A new empire is born.’ Murals of Maradona were painted on the city’s ancient buildings, and newborn children were named in his honor. Central defender Ciro Ferrara got his breakthrough, helping out the team to win the trophy. The two new signings Andrea Carnevale and Fernando De Napoli also proved crucial in the title-winning campaign, which sparked off fanatical celebrations in Naples.

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1986-1987


Milan vs Napoli


Match Worn Shirt


Maradona Diego Armando

Outside cemetery’s banner stating “You missed it”

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This Diego Armando Maradona shirt was used by Diego during Milan A.C. against Napoli S.S.C. which took place in on December 14th 1986 with a final result of 0-0. The shirt was swapped by Diego with an A.C. Milan former player which we got the shirt from. 

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NAPOLI S.S.C.


1988-1989


Match Worn & Signed Shirt


Maradona Diego Armando


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At Napoli, Maradona reached the peak of his professional career: he soon inherited the captain’s armband from Napoli veteran defender Giuseppe Bruscolotti and quickly became an adored star among the club’s fans; in his time there he elevated the team to the most successful era in its history. Maradona played for Napoli at a period when North-South tensions in Italy were at a peak due to a variety of issues, notably the economic differences between the two. Led by Maradona, Napoli won their first ever Serie A Italian Championship in 1986–87. Napoli would win their second league title in 1989–90, and finish runners up in the league twice, in 1987–88 and 1988–89. Other honors during the Maradona era at Napoli included the Coppa Italia in 1987, (second place in the Coppa Italia in 1989), the UEFA Cup in 1989 and the Italian Supercup in 1990. Despite primarily playing in a creative role as an attacking midfielder, Maradona was the top scorer in Serie A in 1987–88, with 15 goals, and was the all-time leading goalscorer for Napoli, with 115 goals, until his record was broken by Marek Hamšík in 2017. When asked who was the toughest player he ever faced, A.C. Milan central defender Franco Baresi stated, “Maradona; when he was on form, there was almost no way of stopping him,” a view shared by his Milan teammate Paolo Maldini, who stated, “The best ever I played against was Maradona.”

NAPOLI S.S.C.


1998-1999


Match Worn Shirt


Bellucci Claudio

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He stayed at Venice for only one season, before signing for Napoli. He followed the club’s relegation to Serie B in summer 1998, and after two seasons they regained promotion to the top flight. When Napoli were once again relegated, he transferred to Bologna.

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2000-2001


Match Worn Shirt


Pecchia Fabio

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S.S.C. Napoli returned to Serie A, following a couple of years in Serie B, where the club had rebuilt itself following the disastrous 1997-98 season, when it scored merely 14 points from 34 games. Unfortunately for Napoli, it was relegated once more, when a win against Fiorentina in the final round proved redundant due to all the other teams involved in the battle (to avoid relegation) also winning their matches; including a shocking win for Lecce against title-chasers Lazio. The investment in several new players came back to haunt Napoli when those players did not perform, causing bankruptcy three years later.

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In mid-1998 he joined Napoli, ahead Giuseppe Taglialatela and Ferdinando Coppola as first choice. In September 1999, he was loaned to Lazio as Napoli signed Alessio Bandieri. At Lazio, he was the 3rd goalkeeper behind Luca Marchegiani and Marco Ballotta. Returned to Napoli, now newly promoted to Serie A, he worked as backup of Francesco Mancini and Alberto Fontana. In mid-2001, he joined Sampdoria of Serie B, as a replacement for Matteo Sereni following his departure from the club. In 2002, he left for Reggiana in Serie C1.

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2000-2001


Match Worn Shirt


Mondini Luca


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2002-2003


Match Worn Shirt


Mancini Francesco


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In October 2000, Francesco Mancini transferred to S.S.C. Napoli of Serie A, to replace young keeper Ferdinando Coppola who had been sold to Bologna. His first choice place was lost to new signing Alberto Fontana in January 2001, however. He regained his first choice spot following Napoli’s relegation to Serie B. In the 2002–03 season, despite the presence of backup goalkeeper Marco Storari and subsequently Emanuele Manitta, he still made 27 appearances at age of 35.


NAPOLI S.S.C.


2017-2018


Juventus vs Napoli


Match Worn Shirt


Hamsik Marek


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On 16 December 2017, Hamšík scored his 115th goal for Napoli in a 3–1 away victory over Torino, equalling Diego Maradona as the club’s all-time top scorer. He surpassed Maradona’s record one week later, becoming Napoli’s outright all-time top goalscorer with his 116th goal for the club, which came in a 3–2 victory against Sampdoria in Naples. On 6 May 2018, he scored his 100th goal in Serie A (all of which came with Napoli) in a 2–2 home draw against Torino after coming off the bench.


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2018-2019


Match Worn & Signed Shirt


Meret Alex


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On 5 July 2018, Meret signed with Napoli until 30 June 2023. The transfer fee agreed with Udinese was reported as €35 million. He made his European debut on 14 February 2019, in a 3–1 away win over FC Zürich in the first leg of the round of 32 of the Europa League. This shirt was issued for this game but the player played with the short sleeves version.

NAPOLI S.S.C.


2018-2019


Europa League


Match Issued & Signed Shirt


Meret Alex


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This is the 2018/2019 snake skin style of Napoli S.S.C. Europa League goalkeeper’s shirt, that looks very similar to the above Serie A version.  But if you take a closer view you’ll see some differences. First of all Europa League’s shirts have fluo Kappa’s logos on sides while Serie A shirts have white. But the main difference is that the Europa League’s shirts don’t have the snake’s head on the back because Uefa didn’t allow the team to use the snake’s design on the back. So Napoli goalkeepers played with the same snake skin’s style on front in Serie A and Europa League’s games but they played with snake’s head on the back only in Serie A games. Look down and beside to see the differences.

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