Italia, 11 Luglio 2021 & 1982


No surprises for the reader: my preferred soccer teams are the Azzurri of Italy and S.S.C. Napoli.

Italia, 4 Luglio 2006
Italy is the 2006 World Champion of Soccer! Watch this video on how the Azzurri eliminated Germany in the semifinal: Germany-Italy: 0-2 July 4, 2006 And now watch this collection of all of Italy's goals at the 2006 World Cup: Italy's World Cup 2006
SSC Napoli 1986-1987
SSC Napoli 2022-2023
Napoli has a long history in Italian soccer, and is worldwide famous for having had Maradona among its players from 1984 to 1993. S.S.C. Napoli won three italian titles (1987, 1990, 2023), one U.E.F.A. cup (1989) and five Coppa Italia (1962, 1976, 1987, 2012, 2014). After struggling financially, Napoli is finally experiencing an exciting revival, which ultimately led to its first title after 33 years, in 2023! Watch the fantastic, joyous celebrations that took place during the Napoli-Fiorentina at the Maradona Stadium on May 7, 2023, which I had the privilege to attend with my son: Napoli celebrates its third title (I was there) Watch the wonderful games Napoli played against much heralded opponents in the 2011-2012 Champions League, in what has been universally considered the toughest group in the history of the competition: Napoli in the Champions League Listen to the San Paolo stadium shouting "the Champions": L'urlo Champions Listen to the San Paolo stadium singing the unofficial anthem of Napoli, "O Surdato 'nnammurat": O Surdato 'nnammurat Read about the magical atmosphere of the San Paolo stadium: A shrine to soccer Watch the sequence of games leading to the first Italian title (1987), in chronological order (from La Domenica Sportiva): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Juventus-Napoli 1-3), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 (Napoli-Juventus 2-1), 17, 18, 19 (Napoli-Fiorentina 1-1), 20 Watch this unbelievable, touching documentary of the life of Maradona and his successes for Naples in the 1980s (from RAI): Sfide: Maradona You can also listen to (and watch) Napoli's (unofficial) anthem Watch additional videos of those glorious years: Maradona a Napoli Napoli-Real Madrid: 1-1 Coppa Dei Campioni 1987-88, September 30, 1987 (I was there) Juventus-Napoli: 3-5 November 20, 1988 (I was there, after a 14-hour train ride from Naples) Napoli-Juventus: 3-0 Coppa UEFA Quarterfinal 1988-89 (I was there) Napoli-Bayern Munich: 2-0 Coppa UEFA Semifinal 1988-89 Bayern Munich-Napoli: 2-2 Maradona warming up, Coppa UEFA Semifinal 1988-89 Bayern Munich-Napoli: 2-2 Coppa UEFA Semifinal 1988-89 Napoli-Stoccarda: 2-1 Coppa UEFA Final 1988-89 (I was there) Stoccarda-Napoli: 3-3 Coppa UEFA Final 1988-89 All games & goals: Coppa UEFA 1988-89 Napoli, those glorious years A sad day ... Napoli-Milan: 2-3, May 1, 1988 (I was there) Napoli-Milan: 4-1 December 4, 1988 (I was there) Napoli-Milan: 4-1 Domenica Sportiva, December 4, 1988 Napoli-Fiorentina: 3-2, 1989/1990 (I was there) Inter-Napoli: 3-1 Careca, 1989/1990 (I was there) Napoli-Milan: 3-0, 1989/1990 (I was there) Napoli-Inter: 2-0, 1989/1990 (I was there) Napoli-Juventus: 3-1, 1989/1990 (I was there) Atalanta-Napoli: 0-0, The Alemao Affair 1989/1990 (I was there) Bologna-Napoli: 2-4, 1989/1990 Napoli-Lazio: 1-0 Secondo Scudetto, April 29, 1990 (I was there) Secondo Scudetto, April 29, 1990: Festeggiamenti a Torre Del Greco, 1 Secondo Scudetto, April 29, 1990: Festeggiamenti a Torre Del Greco, 2 Secondo Scudetto, April 29, 1990: Festeggiamenti a Torre Del Greco, 3 Napoli-Juventus: 5-1 Supercoppa Italiana September 1, 1990 (I was there) Napoli-Milan: 1-0 Paolo Di Canio, March 27, 1994 (I was there) Here is a brief history of the club on Wikipedia: S.S.C. Napoli The following Wikipedia page provides tons of information about Diego Armando Maradona, by now fully recognized as the best soccer player ever, and his Napoli's years. [ Maradona on Wikipedia ]
You can also find more recent news about my team, scores of the latest games, and even live radio of some Serie A games at www.calcionapoli24.it Enjoy!