Fernando De Napoli

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Fernando de Napoli
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-03-15) 15 March 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth Chiusano di San Domenico, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Avellino
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1983 Rimini 31 (2)
1983–1986 Avellino 73 (3)
1986–1992 Napoli 176 (8)
1992–1994 AC Milan 9 (0)
1994–1997 Reggiana 58 (0)
Total 347 (13)
National team
1984–1986 Italy U-21 16 (1)
1986–1992 Italy 54 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fernando de Napoli (born 15 March 1964, in Chiusano di San Domenico, Italy) is an Italian former professional footballer, who played as a central midfielder during the 1980s and 1990s. During his career he won the scudetto four times.

Biography[edit]

Club[edit]

De Napoli began his football career with Rimini Calcio in Serie C. He spent a year with the club before moving to Serie A club Avellino in the summer of 1983, he stayed with "Lupi" for three years, before moving onto Campania neighbours; S.S.C. Napoli in 1986.

This would prove to be the most successful time in the history of S.S.C. Napoli, De Napoli played alongside Diego Maradona. During his six year spell with the team, De Napoli won the scudetto in 1987 and 1990, the Coppa Italia in 1987 and Supercoppa Italiana in 1991.

He transferred to AC Milan in 1992. Carrying on the success he had with Napoli, winning the scudetto in both of the seasons he was at the Milanese club; 1993 and 1994. As well as another Supercoppa Italiana winners medal in 1993.

In July 1994, De Napoli moved to what would prove to be his final football club; Reggiana. He stayed with the club, who at the time were playing in Serie A until 1997 when he retired from football. He then joined Reggiana's managing staff, working as a team manager for the club until 2005.

International[edit]

De Napoli was first called up for the Italian national side on 11 May 1986 for a game against China. The match was played in his club's hometown of Napoli and the Italians won 2–0. In total he won 54 caps (with a record of 31 wins, 16 draws and only 7 losses) with Italy, scoring one goal, which came against Argentina in 1987.

For his country De Napoli took part in the 1986 World Cup, Euro 88 and the 1990 World Cup (the latter two of which, Italy with De Napoli reached the semi-finals of the competitions).

Honours[edit]

With S.S.C. Napoli[edit]

With A.C. Milan[edit]

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