Diego Maradona & Napoli 1987

Diego Maradona's tenure at Napoli in 1987 was a significant period in his career, as well as for the club. Here are the key highlights of Maradona's time at Napoli in 1987:

  1. Serie A Success: In the 1986-87 season, Napoli secured their first-ever Serie A title, with Maradona playing a crucial role. His exceptional performances, creativity, and leadership were instrumental in guiding Napoli to the championship. Maradona's influence on the team and his ability to deliver crucial goals and assists were key factors in their success.

  2. Coppa Italia Final: In the 1986-87 season, Napoli also reached the final of the Coppa Italia (Italian Cup). However, they were defeated by Atalanta in a two-legged final.

  3. UEFA Cup Runners-up: Napoli reached the final of the UEFA Cup (now the UEFA Europa League) in the 1987-88 season. However, they finished as runners-up, losing to VfB Stuttgart in a two-legged final.

  4. Individual Accolades: Maradona's outstanding performances in 1987 earned him several individual accolades. He won the FIFA World Player of the Year award for the second consecutive year, showcasing his status as one of the best players in the world.

  5. Cultural Impact and Adoration: Maradona's connection with the city of Naples and the Napoli fans continued to grow in 1987. He was adored by the supporters, and his influence on the club and the city's identity became even more profound during this time.

Diego Maradona's presence and performances in 1987 propelled Napoli to new heights. The club's first Serie A title was a monumental achievement, and Maradona's contributions on the pitch were instrumental in their success. His individual brilliance and impact on the team elevated Napoli to the pinnacle of Italian football and solidified his status as one of the greatest footballers of all time.