Napoli Soccer Sports Society

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November 27, 2021

The Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, better known as Napoli, is an Italian football club based in the city of Naples. He plays in Serie A, the top flight of the Italian league. Founded in 1926 with the name of Associazione Calcio Napoli, it then took on the name of SSC Napoli in 1964. Following the bankruptcy of the company in 2004, the president Aurelio De Laurentiis founded Napoli Soccer which took over the sporting title and was enrolled in the Serie C1, to then return to the previous denomination with the promotion to Serie B in 2006. The social color is blue, while the mascot is the Pacifier, originally a hoisted horse. Play home games at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium, inaugurated in 1959. With a palmarès that includes two championships (1986-1987, 1989-1990), six Italian Cups (1961-1962, 1975-1976, 1986-1987, 2011-2012, 2013-2014 and 2019-2020), two Italian Super Cups ( 1990 and 2014) and a UEFA Cup (1988-1989), as well as a Coppa delle Alpi (1966) and an Italian-English League Cup (1976), Napoli is the most successful team in the South at national and international level. as well as, with 80 participations, the one most present in the top series championships. Napoli is also one of the associated members of the ECA (Association of European Clubs), an organization created to replace the suppressed G-14 and made up of the main football clubs of the continent, united in a consortium in order to obtain a common protection of sports rights, legal and televised in front of FIFA.

History

From the origins to the postwar period

The foundation of the Naples Football Association took place on 25 August 1926 (although the date is traditionally brought forward to 1 August) on the initiative of the Neapolitan industrialist Giorgio Ascarelli, who assumed the presidency. In fact, the birth of Napoli took place through a change of name of the Internaples, a club which was born in 1922 as the result of the merger of two other teams, the Naples Foot-Ball Club (founded in 1906 and the first real historical nucleus of the Naples also through the colors) and the Naples International Sports Union thanks to the intermediation of Emilio Reale. In the meantime, on August 3, the Directorate of Superiors Divisions was established, the forerunner of today's Lega Calcio, to which Napoli obtained the affiliation, the only club in the Center-South together with the Capitoline associations Alba Audace and Fortitudo Pro Roma, in thanks to the placement achieved by Internaples in the First Division 1925-1926. The club made its debut in the top flight in the National Division from 1926 to 1927. The first seasons ended with a relegation to the First Division, which at the time represented the second level of the Italian football championship, but the FIGC, on both occasions, granted the readmission for expansion of the championship for all relegated players and to reward the efforts of the Neapolitan club to close the heavy gap with the northern clubs. After the difficult beginnings, however, the situation quickly improved, thanks above all to the contribution of the Italian-Paraguayan Attila Sallustro, the first idol of Neapolitan fans. In these early years, as coaches, Napoli relied on former Austrian footballers, such as Anton Kreutzer, Bino Skasa, Jean Steiger and Karl Fischer, the Hungarian Ferenc Molnár and the Italian Giovanni Terrile. Napoli took part in the first single-group top-flight tournament, Serie A 1929-1930, obtaining the first victory in that competition against Milan. The club chose coach William Garbutt, who had already won three league titles with Genoa. In the 6 years in which he was under his leadership, Napoli, thanks to the contribution of players such as Antonio Vojak and Attila Sallustro, achieved remarkable results, such as the double third place in a row in the seasons 1932-1933 and 1933-1934 and the qualification to the maximum European competition of the time, the Mitropa Cup. In 193

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