Arturo Di Napoli
||This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. (March 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
|Date of birth||18 April 1974|
|Place of birth||Milan, Italy|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Head coach (Former Forward)|
|1998–1999||→ Empoli (loan)||25||(11)|
|2007–2008||→ Salernitana (loan)||32||(21)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Arturo Di Napoli (born 18 April 1974) is an Italian football coach and former player, who played as a striker. He was last in charge as head coach of Messina, and had previously coached Maltese club Vittoriosa Stars, as well as Italian sides Rieti, Riccione, and Savona.
From Empoli to Messina
Di Napoli started his career in minor Italian clubs, before being picked up by Napoli when Freddy Rincón's loan deal expired. Di Napoli scored five times for the Neapolitans, before being sold to Internazionale, where he was unable to make an impact.
From Salernitana to Messina
After Messina went bankrupt, Siena signed him on free transfer and loaned him to Salernitana. He guided the Campanian side to promotion in the Italian Serie B, and was acquired half of the registration rights on July 2008. In his Serie B season with Salernitana, he provided 13 goals, being instrumental into guiding his side into their relegation escape.
On September 2009, he left Salernitana by mutual consent in order to return to Messina, joining the giallorossi, now in Serie D, on a free transfer with the aim to guide them back into professionalism.
From Venezia to Caronnese
The forward joined in summer 2010 from Italian Serie D football team Messina to Venezia. He played in the first half of the season 11 games and scored two goals for Venezia before joined on 2 December 2010 to Caronnese.
After his retirement, Di Napoli took his first full coaching role in July 2012 at amateurs Rieti of Eccellenza Lazio, then resigning later in November 2012 due to personal reasons. In August 2013 he took the reins of Serie D club Riccione, resigning in December 2013 due to financial issues.
- Arturo Di Napoli – Carriera: Tuttocalciatori.net
- (in Italian) Gazzetta dello Sport player profile
- "Maini dice si' al Bologna". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 23 October 1998. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
- "Ora l' Inter vuole Seedorf e Pancaro La Roma di Capello prende Oliseh". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 12 June 1999. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
- "Di Napoli agrees new Messina deal". UEFA.com. 11 January 2005. Retrieved 20 April 2008.
- "L'ACR annuncia gli acquisti degli attaccanti Di Napoli e Konte" (in Italian). Messina Sportiva. 5 September 2009. Archived from the original on 8 September 2009. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
- Arturo Di Napoli è della Caronnese
- "UFFICIALE SAVONA: ARTURO DI NAPOLI NUOVO TECNICO". Liguria Notizie. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.