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S.S.C. Napoli

Napoli
S.S.C. Napoli logo.svg
Full name Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli S.p.A.
Nickname(s) Partenopei
Gli Azzurri (The Blues)
I Ciucciarelli (The Little Donkeys)
Founded 1 August 1926; 90 years ago (1926-08-01)
as Associazione Calcio Napoli
Ground Stadio San Paolo
Ground Capacity 60,240
Owner Filmauro S.r.l.
President Aurelio De Laurentiis
Head coach Maurizio Sarri
League Serie A
2015–16 Serie A, 2nd
Website Club home page
Current season

Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, commonly referred to as Napoli (pronounced [ˈnaːpoli]), is a professional Italian football club based in Naples, Campania. Formed in 1926, the club plays in Serie A, the top flight of Italian football. The club has won Serie A twice, and been runners-up six times, the Coppa Italia five times, the Supercoppa Italiana twice, and the 1988-89 UEFA Cup.

Napoli have the fourth biggest fanbase in Italy, and in 2015 were ranked as the fifth most valuable football club in Serie A, as well as being listed on the Forbes' list of the most valuable football clubs. The club is one of the associate members of the European Club Association. In the January 2016 UEFA ratings, Napoli are ranked the eighth best club in European Football and the second best club in Italy.

Since 1959 the club has played their home games at Stadio San Paolo in the Fuorigrotta suburb of Naples. Their home colours are sky blue shirts and white shorts. The official anthem of the club is "'O surdato 'nnammurato". Former players include Diego Maradona, Fabio Cannavaro, and Gianfranco Zola.

The first club was founded as Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club in 1904 by English sailor William Poths and his associate Hector M. Bayon. Neapolitans such as Conforti, Catterina and Amedeo Salsi were also involved, the latter of whom was the club's first president. The original kit of the club was a sky blue and navy blue striped shirt, with black shorts. Naples' first match was a 3–2 win against the English crew of the boat Arabik with goals from MacPherson, Scafoglio and Chaudoir. The name of the club was shortened to Naples Foot-Ball Club in 1906.


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