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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Napoli 1987 - No.10 Maradona.


Napoli broke the world transfer record, turning to Diego Maradona with a €12 million deal from Barcelona in June 1984. The squad was gradually re-built and by 1986, they had a third place finish under their belts, but better was yet to come.

Maradona was a symbol of not just the football team but of Naples as a whole during his time there - the Neapolitans treated him like a son and his was a character that fit perfectly into the mentality of the port city he had become a resident of, a city similar to his own Buenos Aires.

He finally put Napoli on the football map as the mercurial Argentine produced football the world had never seen before.
The 1986–87 season was the landmark in Napoli's history; they won the double, securing their first Serie A title by three points and then beating Atalanta 4–0 to lift the Coppa Italia.

Maradona’s legend is enhanced by the popular refrain that he won either the Serie A or the World Cup by himself, but this is not fair to his teammates of either team. However, Diego was the star, the captain, the main goal-scorer and creator, and chief motivator for club and country. The supporting cast at Napoli was good enough to create the nickname 'MaGiCa' – composed of Diego himself, Bruno Giordano and Brazilian striker Antonio Careca.
Although it is the legend of 'El Pibe de Oro' that will surely endure the test of time.


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Because a mainland Southern Italian team had never won the league before, this turned Diego Maradona into a cultural, social and borderline religious icon for Neapolitans, which stretched beyond the realms of just football.
Its fair to say that when you think about the best football player ever, you visualize him playing in the light blue shirt of the Partenopei.


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