Nicolò Napoli

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Nicolò Napoli
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Personal information
Full name Nicolò Napoli
Date of birth (1962-02-07) 7 February 1962 (age 55)
Place of birth Palermo, Italy
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
FC U Craiova (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1983 Messina 71 (4)
1983 Cavese 2 (0)
1983–1984 Benevento 27 (3)
1984–1987 Messina 104 (16)
1987–1991 Juventus 62 (6)
1991–1996 Cagliari 148 (9)
1996–1997 Reggina 29 (0)
Total 443 (38)
Teams managed
2004 FC U Craiova
2007–2009 FC U Craiova
2009 FC Brașov
2009–2010 Astra Ploiești
2011 FC U Craiova
2012–2013 Turnu Severin
2013–2014 FC U Craiova
2014–2016 CSM Politehnica Iași
2017– FC U Craiova (manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nicolò Napoli (born 7 February 1962 in Palermo) is an Italian professional football manager and former football player. He is currently the technical director of FC U Craiova.

Coaching career[edit]

A former professional player with several Serie A teams, including Juventus F.C., he moved to Romania in 2007 to work as a manager with Liga I outfit Universitatea Craiova. On July 5, 2009 he then accepted an offer from another Liga I club, FC Brașov,[1] only to leave it three weeks later due to family issues.[2]

On August 20, 2009 he signed a one-year contract (with an option for a further one-year extension) with Liga I team Astra Ploiești.[3] He did not finished his contract, being sacked in April 2010.[4] In 2011, he returned to Craiova for a third spell, but was sacked because of poor results.

In September 2012, Napoli came back to Romania, accepting the offer to manage the newly promoted in Liga I, CS Turnu Severin. He signed a contract until the end of the year, and the agreement wasn't renewed.

At the end of June 2013, he signed an agreement on three seasons with Universitatea Craiova club which he returns for the fourth time in his career. He was sacked in February 2014.

On 13 October 2014, he reached an agreement with CSMS Iași.[5]





  1. ^ "Nicolo Napoli este noul antrenor al lui FC Brasov!" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 2009-07-05. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Viorel Moldovan to coach FC Brasov" (in Romanian). 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  3. ^ "Napoli a semnat cu Astra Ploieşti" (in Romanian). 2009-08-20. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  4. ^ "Napoli demis de la Astra! Costel Lazăr interimar" (in Romanian). 2010-05-19. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  5. ^ "Napoli, inlocuitorul lui Chirila" (in Romanian). 13 October 2014. 

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