13 January 2024
You’ve probably seen the film. You probably know the story. To recap, Diego Maradona joined the Napoli in 1984 on a world-record transfer from FC Barcelona. At the time, Napoli was a consistently mid-table Serie A club with just two Coppa Italia trophies in the cabinet. Over a seven-year period, Diego helped deliver two Serie A titles, a third Coppa Italia, a SuperCoppa Italiana, and the UEFA Cup. Famously, when Argentina took on hosts Italy in the 1990 World Cup semi-final at Napoli’s Stadio San Paolo, Maradona challenged Neapolitans to choose between him and his Argentina side and the Azzurri representing the Italy that sneered on the south.