Rewind to 1987

Maradona brings success to Napoli

March 9, 2012
By Jon Carter
Napoli's rise to prominence can be traced back to 1984 when President Corrado Ferlaino paid a record sum to bring Diego Armando Maradona to the Southern Italian club. The Argentine would single-handedly lift the Neapolitans to two Serie A title in three years, the first of which came under the reign of Ottavio Bianchi in 1987.

In the two decades before the 1984 arrival of Diego Armando Maradona at Napoli, the club had won just a handful of titles: the most notable of which were the two ...

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