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Napoli, known by their fans as Partenopei and Azzurri (The Blues) were founded in 1926. Napoli was founded by an English sailor named William Poths and his associate Hector M. Bayon. The club was originally named Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club in 1904 before eventually being named as Associazione Calcio Napoli in 1926.
The original Napoli shirt was sky blue and dark blue stripes before settling on the sky blue as they are now so famous for.
Napoli currently play their home games at the Stadio San Paolo which holds a capacity of 60,240.
Napoli have won many trophies over the years including the Serie A title twice in 1987 and 1990. As well as winning the Coppa Italia 3 times Napoli have also won on the European stage, winning the Uefa Cup in 1989. Napoli though haven’t really won a trophy since the early 1990′s.
Napoli Football Shirts
The Napoli away shirt is white with a light blue trim and the design template is very similar to that of the Napoli home shirt. Such is the worldwide popularity of Napoli soccer merchandise, Macron produce a wide range of clothing for the club. This includes the shorts and socks to accompany the home and away replica shirts as well as a great training range which comprises of tracksuits, polo shirts, training jerseys, sleeveless shirts, caps, scarves and jackets.
Many famous players past and present have pulled on the Napoli jersey including current stars such as Ezequiel Lavezzi, Edinson Cavani, Andrea Dossena, Paolo Cannavaro, Marek Hamšík and Giuseppe Mascara as well as stars of the past such as Diego Maradona, Attila Sallustro, Carlo Buscaglia, Ottavio Bugatti, Gianfranco Zola, Laurent Blanc, Paolo Di Canio and Fabio Cannavaro.
Napoli are a team with a great history who had their best spell in the late 1980′s early 1990′s winning European trophies and Serie A titles. Napoli also have retired the number 10 jersey once worn by fan’s hero Diego Armando Maradona. Napoli now under Walter Mazzarri are becoming a force once more finishing 3rd this season ahead of the likes of Juventus and Roma which is a great achievement. The Napoli jersey is one of great style and history and who know’s may be the shirt of champions once more.