2017–18 S.S.C. Napoli season

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Napoli
2017–18 season
PresidentAurelio De Laurentiis
ManagerMaurizio Sarri
StadiumStadio San Paolo
Serie A2nd
Coppa ItaliaQuarter-finals
UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stage
UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32
Top goalscorerLeague:
Dries Mertens (18)

All:
Dries Mertens (22)
Highest home attendance55,567 vs Juventus
(1 December 2017, Serie A)
Lowest home attendance10,573 vs Shakhtar Donetsk
(21 November 2017, Champions League)
Average home league attendance43,050[1]

The 2017–18 season was Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli's 72nd season in Serie A. The team competed in Serie A, the Coppa Italia, the UEFA Champions League, and the UEFA Europa League.

In the league, Napoli set a new club record for points in a single Serie A season, finishing with 91, though this would only be good enough for 2nd place behind champions Juventus, with 95. Dries Mertens was once again the club's top league goalscorer, albeit with ten fewer goals than the previous season; he scored 18 in Serie A and 22 in all competitions. In the Coppa Italia Napoli were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Atalanta. In the Champions League, Napoli had first to navigate through the play-off round, successfully eliminating French club Nice with 2–0 wins in both legs, 4–0 on aggregate. However, having been drawn into a group with English club Manchester City, Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk, and Dutch club Feyenoord, Napoli finished a disappointing third, with four defeats and only two victories. As a result Napoli dropped down to the round of 32 of the Europa League, once again experiencing European disappointment as they were eliminated on away goals after drawing 3–3 across two legs with German club RB Leipzig.

The season was Maurizio Sarri's third in charge of the club after signing from Empoli in the summer of 2015.

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Last updated on 20 May 2018
Appearances include league matches only
No. Name Nat Position(s) Date of birth (Age) Signed from Signed in Contract ends Apps. Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Rafael Brazil GK (1990-05-20)20 May 1990 (aged 28) Brazil Santos 2013 2018 32 0
22 Luigi Sepe Italy GK (1991-05-08)8 May 1991 (aged 27) Italy Youth Sector 2009 2022 2 0
25 Pepe Reina Spain GK (1982-08-31)31 August 1982 (aged 35) Germany Bayern Munich 2015 2018 111 0
Defenders
6 Mário Rui Portugal LB (1991-05-27)27 May 1991 (aged 27) Italy Roma 2017 2018 25 2
11 Christian Maggio Italy RB (1982-02-11)11 February 1982 (aged 36) Italy Sampdoria 2008 2018 233 20
19 Hrvoje Milić Croatia LB (1989-05-10)10 May 1989 (aged 29) Unattached 2018 2018 0 0
21 Vlad Chiricheș Romania CB (1989-11-14)14 November 1989 (aged 28) England Tottenham Hotspur 2015 2020 29 3
23 Elseid Hysaj Albania RB (1994-02-02)2 February 1994 (aged 24) Italy Empoli 2015 2021 107 0
26 Kalidou Koulibaly Senegal CB (1991-06-20)20 June 1991 (aged 27) Belgium Genk 2014 2021 123 8
31 Faouzi Ghoulam Algeria LB (1991-02-01)1 February 1991 (aged 27) France Saint-Étienne 2014 2022 110 2
33 Raúl Albiol Spain CB (1985-09-04)4 September 1985 (aged 32) Spain Real Madrid 2013 2020 160 5
62 Lorenzo Tonelli Italy CB (1990-01-17)17 January 1990 (aged 28) Italy Empoli 2016 2020 7 3
Midfielders
5 Allan Brazil CM (1991-01-08)8 January 1991 (aged 27) Italy Udinese 2015 2023 102 8
8 Jorginho Italy DM (1991-12-20)20 December 1991 (aged 26) Italy Hellas Verona 2014 2020 133 2
17 Marek Hamšík Slovakia CM (1987-07-27)27 July 1987 (aged 30) Italy Brescia 2007 2020 395 100
20 Piotr Zieliński Poland CM / RW / LW (1994-05-20)20 May 1994 (aged 24) Italy Udinese 2016 2021 72 9
27 Zinédine Machach France CM / DM (1996-01-05)5 January 1996 (aged 22) Unattached 2018 2022 0 0
30 Marko Rog Croatia CM (1995-07-19)19 July 1995 (aged 22) Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 2016 2021 43 1
37 Adam Ounas Algeria RW (1996-11-11)11 November 1996 (aged 21) France Bordeaux 2017 2022 7 0
42 Amadou Diawara Guinea DM (1997-07-17)17 July 1997 (aged 20) Italy Bologna 2016 2021 36 1
Forwards
7 José Callejón Spain RW (1987-02-11)11 February 1987 (aged 31) Spain Real Madrid 2013 2020 188 57
14 Dries Mertens Belgium CF (1987-05-06)6 May 1987 (aged 31) Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 2013 2020 170 68
18 Leandrinho Brazil CF (1998-10-11)11 October 1998 (aged 19) Brazil Ponte Preta 2017 2021 0 0
24 Lorenzo Insigne Italy LW (1991-06-04)4 June 1991 (aged 27) Italy Youth Sector 2009 2022 205 48
99 Arkadiusz Milik Poland ST (1994-02-28)28 February 1994 (aged 24) Netherlands Ajax 2016 2021 32 10
Players transferred during the season
15 Emanuele Giaccherini Italy CM / RM / LM (1985-05-05)5 May 1985 (aged 33) England Sunderland 2016 2019 20 1
19 Nikola Maksimović Serbia CB (1991-11-25)25 November 1991 (aged 26) Italy Torino 2016 2021 10 1

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Player Age Moving from Fee Notes Source
1 July 2017 MF Netherlands Jonathan de Guzmán 29 Italy Chievo Loan return
1 July 2017 MF Italy Alberto Grassi 22 Italy Atalanta Loan return
1 July 2017 FW Italy Roberto Insigne 23 Italy Latina Loan return
1 July 2017 FW Colombia Duván Zapata 26 Italy Udinese Loan return
1 July 2017 DF Colombia Juan Camilo Zúñiga 31 England Watford Loan return
3 July 2017 MF Algeria Adam Ounas 20 France Bordeaux €10M €10M + €2M in bonuses if Napoli qualify for the Champions League [2]
31 August 2017 FW Italy Roberto Inglese 25 Italy Chievo €12M Player will remain on loan with Chievo for 2017–18 season [3]
11 January 2018 MF France Zinédine Machach 22 Free agent Free [4]
23 February 2018 DF Croatia Hrvoje Milić 28 Free agent Free [5]

Loans in[edit]

Date Pos. Player Age Moving from Fee Notes Source
13 July 2017 DF Portugal Mário Rui 26 Italy Roma €3.75M Loan with an obligation to buy for €5.5M [6]

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Player Age Moving to Fee Notes Source
6 July 2017 MF Netherlands Jonathan de Guzmán 29 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt Undisclosed [7]
30 August 2017 FW Italy Leonardo Pavoletti 28 Italy Cagliari €12M [8]
31 August 2017 DF Croatia Ivan Strinić 30 Italy Sampdoria €23M Fee part of Duván Zapata deal [9]

Loans out[edit]

Date Pos. Player Age Moving to Fee Notes Source
27 July 2017 MF Italy Alberto Grassi 22 Italy SPAL Loan Loan with an option to buy [10]
31 August 2017 FW Colombia Duván Zapata 26 Italy Sampdoria €23M Fee part of Ivan Strinić deal; loan with an obligation to buy [11]
26 January 2018 DF Serbia Nikola Maksimović 26 Russia Spartak Moscow Loan [12]
31 January 2018 MF Italy Emanuele Giaccherini 32 Italy Chievo Loan [13]

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Serie A[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Juventus (C) 38 30 5 3 86 24 +62 95 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Napoli 38 28 7 3 77 29 +48 91
3 Roma 38 23 8 7 61 28 +33 77
4 Internazionale 38 20 12 6 66 30 +36 72[a]
5 Lazio 38 21 9 8 89 49 +40 72[a] Qualification to Europa League group stage[b]
Source: Serie A, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Draw.[14]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Internazionale finished ahead of Lazio on head-to-head points: Internazionale 0–0 Lazio, Lazio 2–3 Internazionale.
  2. ^ Since the winners of the 2017–18 Coppa Italia, Juventus, qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners (Europa League group stage) was passed to the sixth-placed team and the spot awarded to the sixth-placed team (Europa League second qualifying round) was passed to the seventh-placed team.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 28 7 3 77 29  +48 91 14 3 2 43 18  +25 14 4 1 34 11  +23

Last updated: 20 May 2018.
Source: Competitive matches

Results by round[edit]

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAH
ResultWWWWWWWWDWWDWWLDWWWWWWWWWWLDWDWDWWLDWW
Position43211111111111221111111111122222222222
Updated to match(es) played on 20 May 2018. Source: Competitive matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

Coppa Italia[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Play-off round[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MC SHK NAP FEY
1 England Manchester City 6 5 0 1 14 5 +9 15 Advance to knockout phase 2–0 2–1 1–0
2 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 6 4 0 2 9 9 0 12 2–1 2–1 3–1
3 Italy Napoli 6 2 0 4 11 11 0 6 Transfer to Europa League 2–4 3–0 3–1
4 Netherlands Feyenoord 6 1 0 5 5 14 −9 3 0–4 1–2 2–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Serie A Coppa Italia Champions League Europa League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Brazil Rafael 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 GK Italy Luigi Sepe 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
25 GK Spain Pepe Reina 47 0 37 0 0 0 8 0 2 0
Defenders
6 DF Portugal Mário Rui 30 2 24+1 2 1 0 0+2 0 1+1 0
11 DF Italy Christian Maggio 20 0 6+7 0 1 0 2+2 0 2 0
21 DF Romania Vlad Chiricheș 9 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
23 DF Albania Elseid Hysaj 47 0 35 0 2 0 8 0 1+1 0
26 DF Senegal Kalidou Koulibaly 45 5 35 5 2 0 7 0 1 0
31 DF Algeria Faouzi Ghoulam 17 2 11 2 0 0 6 0 0 0
33 DF Spain Raúl Albiol 39 3 30+1 3 0 0 7 0 1 0
62 DF Italy Lorenzo Tonelli 6 1 3+1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
Midfielders
5 MF Brazil Allan 50 4 32+6 4 0+2 0 5+3 0 1+1 0
8 MF Italy Jorginho 39 4 33 2 1 0 4 2 0+1 0
17 MF Slovakia Marek Hamšík 49 7 32+6 7 1 0 8 0 2 0
20 MF Poland Piotr Zieliński 47 7 14+22 4 2 0 4+3 2 2 1
30 MF Croatia Marko Rog 37 1 0+28 1 2 0 0+6 0 1 0
37 MF Algeria Adam Ounas 13 1 0+7 0 2 0 0+3 0 1 1
42 MF Guinea Amadou Diawara 27 2 5+13 1 1 0 4+2 1 2 0
Forwards
7 FW Spain José Callejón 50 12 38 10 2 0 8 2 1+1 0
14 FW Belgium Dries Mertens 49 22 35+3 18 0+2 1 7+1 3 1 0
18 FW Brazil Leandrinho 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 FW Italy Lorenzo Insigne 48 14 36+1 8 0+2 1 7 4 1+1 1
99 FW Poland Arkadiusz Milik 17 6 3+12 5 0 0 1+1 1 0 0
Players transferred out during the season
15 MF Italy Emanuele Giaccherini 5 0 0+4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
19 DF Serbia Nikola Maksimović 4 0 1+1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

Last updated: 20 May 2018
Source: Competitions

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank No. Pos Nat Name Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA CL UEFA EL Total
1 14 FW Belgium Dries Mertens 18 1 3 0 22
2 24 FW Italy Lorenzo Insigne 8 1 4 1 14
3 7 FW Spain José Callejón 10 0 2 0 12
4 17 MF Slovakia Marek Hamšík 7 0 0 0 7
20 MF Poland Piotr Zieliński 4 0 2 1 7
6 99 FW Poland Arkadiusz Milik 5 0 1 0 6
7 26 DF Senegal Kalidou Koulibaly 5 0 0 0 5
8 5 MF Brazil Allan 4 0 0 0 4
8 MF Italy Jorginho 2 0 2 0 4
10 33 DF Spain Raúl Albiol 3 0 0 0 3
11 6 DF Portugal Mário Rui 2 0 0 0 2
31 DF Algeria Faouzi Ghoulam 2 0 0 0 2
42 MF Guinea Amadou Diawara 1 0 1 0 2
14 30 MF Croatia Marko Rog 1 0 0 0 1
37 MF Algeria Adam Ounas 0 0 0 1 1
62 DF Italy Lorenzo Tonelli 1 0 0 0 1
Own goal 4 0 0 0 4
Totals 77 2 15 3 97

Last updated: 20 May 2018

Clean sheets[edit]

Rank No. Pos Nat Name Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA CL UEFA EL Total
1 25 GK Spain Pepe Reina 18 0 3 1 22
2 22 GK Italy Luigi Sepe 1 1 0 0 2
Totals 19 1 3 1 24

Last updated: 20 May 2018

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Pos Nat Name Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA CL UEFA EL Total
Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card
25 GK Spain Pepe Reina 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
6 DF Portugal Mário Rui 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 1 0
11 DF Italy Christian Maggio 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
21 DF Romania Vlad Chiricheș 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
23 DF Albania Elseid Hysaj 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1
26 DF Senegal Kalidou Koulibaly 5 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 11 0 1
31 DF Algeria Faouzi Ghoulam 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 DF Spain Raúl Albiol 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
62 DF Italy Lorenzo Tonelli 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
5 MF Brazil Allan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
8 MF Italy Jorginho 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
15 MF Italy Emanuele Giaccherini 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
17 MF Slovakia Marek Hamšík 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
20 MF Poland Piotr Zieliński 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
30 MF Croatia Marko Rog 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
42 MF Guinea Amadou Diawara 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
7 FW Spain José Callejón 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
14 FW Belgium Dries Mertens 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
24 FW Italy Lorenzo Insigne 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
99 FW Poland Arkadiusz Milik 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Totals 56 1 2 2 0 0 15 0 0 4 0 0 77 1 2

Last updated: 18 April 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.stadiapostcards.com/A17-18.htm
  2. ^ "Official: Napoli sign Ounas". Football Italia. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Official: Napoli sign Inglese". Football Italia. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Official: Napoli sign Machach". Football Italia. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Napoli confirm Milic signing". Football Italia. 23 February 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Official: Napoli sign Mario Rui". Football Italia. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Official: Napoli sell De Guzman". Football Italia. 6 July 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Official: Cagliari sign Pavoletti". Football Italia. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Official: Zapata and Strinic to Samp". Football Italia. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Official: Spal sign Grassi". Football Italia. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Official: Zapata and Strinic to Samp". Football Italia. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Official: Spartak sign Maksimovic". Football Italia. 26 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Official: Chievo sign Giaccherini". Football Italia. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Norme organizzative interne della F.I.G.C. - Art. 51.6" (PDF) (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2016.