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Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, commonly referred to as Napoli (pronounced [ˈnaːpoli]), is a professional Italian football club based in Naples, Campania. Formed in 1926, the club plays in Serie A, the top flight of Italian football. The club has won Serie A twice, and been runners-up six times, the Coppa Italia five times, the Supercoppa Italiana twice, and the 1988–89 UEFA Cup. Napoli have the fourth biggest fanbase in Italy, and in 2015 were ranked as the fifth most valuable football club in Serie A, as well as being listed on the Forbes' list of the most valuable football clubs. The club is one of the associate members of the European Club Association. In the January 2016 UEFA ratings, Napoli are ranked the eighth best club in European Football and the second best club in Italy. Since 1959, the club has played their home games at Stadio San Paolo in the Fuorigrotta suburb of Naples. Their home colours are sky blue shirts and white shorts. The official anthem of the club is "'O surdato 'nnammurato". Notable former players include Diego Maradona, Careca, Gianfranco Zola, Fabio Cannavaro, Edinson Cavani and Gonzalo Higuaín.
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S.S.C. Napoli

Full name Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli
Nickname(s) Partenopei
Gli Azzurri (The Light Blues)
I Ciucciarelli (The Little Donkeys)
Founded 1 August 1926; 91 years ago (1926-08-01) (as Associazione Calcio Napoli)
Ground Stadio San Paolo
Ground Capacity 60,240
Owner Filmauro S.r.l.
President Aurelio De Laurentiis
Head coach Maurizio Sarri
League Serie A
2016–17 Serie A, 3rd
Website Club website
Current season

Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, commonly referred to as Napoli (pronounced [ˈnaːpoli]), is a professional Italian football club based in Naples, Campania. Formed in 1926, the club plays in Serie A, the top flight of Italian football. The club has won Serie A twice, and been runners-up six times, the Coppa Italia five times, the Supercoppa Italiana twice, and the 1988–89 UEFA Cup.[1][2]

Napoli have the fourth biggest fanbase in Italy,[3] and in 2015 were ranked as the fifth most valuable football club in Serie A,[4] as well as being listed on the Forbes' list of the most valuable football clubs. The club is one of the associate members of the European Club Association. In the January 2016 UEFA ratings, Napoli are ranked the eighth best club in European Football and the second best club in Italy.[5]

Since 1959, the club has played their home games at Stadio San Paolo in the Fuorigrotta suburb of Naples. Their home colours are sky blue shirts and white shorts. The official anthem of the club is "'O surdato 'nnammurato".[6] Notable former players include Diego Maradona, Careca, Gianfranco Zola, Fabio Cannavaro, Edinson Cavani and Gonzalo Higuaín.


The first club was founded as Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club in 1904 by English sailor William Poths and his associate Hector M. Bayon.[7][8] Neapolitans such as Conforti, Catterina and Amedeo Salsi were also involved, the latter of whom was the club's first president.[9] The original kit of the club was a sky blue and navy blue striped shirt, with black shorts.[10] Naples' first match was a 3–2 win against the English crew of the boat Arabik with goals from MacPherson, Scafoglio and Chaudoir.[11] The name of the club was shortened to Naples Foot-Ball Club in 1906.[citation needed]

Early into its existence, the Italian Football Championship was limited to just Northern clubs, so Southern clubs competed against sailors[7] or in cups such as Thomas Lipton's Lipton Challenge Cup. In the cup competed between Naples and Palermo FBC, Naples won three finals.[12] The foreign contingent at the club broke off in 1912 to form Internazionale Napoli,[7] in time for both club's debut in the Italian Championship of 1912–13.[13] Though the sides had a keen rivalry in the Campania section, they were not as successful outside of it and a few years after World War I, they merged as Foot-Ball Club Internazionale-Naples, also known as FBC Internaples.[citation needed]

Associazione Calcio Napoli

Under the presidency of Giorgio Ascarelli, the club changed its name to Associazione Calcio Napoli on 23 August 1926.[14] After a poor start, with a sole point in an entire championship,[15] Napoli was readmitted to Serie A's forerunner, the Divizione Nazionale, by the Italian Football Federation ("FIGC"), and began to improve thanks in part to Paraguayan-born Attila Sallustro, who was the first fully fledged hero to the fans.[16] He was a capable goal-scorer and eventually set the all-time goal-scoring record for Napoli, which was later bested by players like Diego Maradona and Marek Hamšík.[17]

Napoli moved to the new Stadio San Paolo in 1959, where they have played since.

Napoli entered the Serie A era under the management of William Garbutt.[18] During Garbutt's six-year stint, the club would be dramatically transformed, frequently finishing in the top half of the table.[15] This included two third-place finishes during the 1932–33 and 1933–34 seasons,[15] with added notables such as Antonio Vojak, Arnaldo Sentimenti and Carlo Buscaglia.[19] However, in the years leading up to World War II, Napoli went into decline, only surviving relegation in 1939–40 by goal average.[15]

Napoli lost a closely contested relegation battle at the end of 1942 and were relegated to Serie B. They moved from the Stadio Giorgio Ascarelli to the Stadio Arturo Collana and remained in Serie B until after the war. When play continued, Napoli earned the right to compete in Serie A,[15] but were relegated after two seasons for a bribery scandal.[20] The club bounced back to ensure top flight football at the start of the 1950s.[21] Napoli moved to their new home ground Stadio San Paolo in 1959. Despite erratic league form with highs and lows during this period, including a further relegation and promotion, Napoli had some cup success when they beat SPAL to lift the Coppa Italia in 1962, with goals from Gianni Corelli and Pierluigi Ronzon.[22] Their fourth relegation cut celebrations short the following season.[1]

Napoli on the rise: Maradona era

As the club changed their name to Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli on 25 June 1964[1] they began to rise up again, gaining promotion in 1964–65. Under the management of former player Bruno Pesaola, they won the Coppa delle Alpi[1] and were back amongst the elite in Serie A, with consistent top-five finishes.[15] Napoli came very close to winning the league in 1967–68, finishing just behind Milan in second place.[15] Some of the most popular players from this period were Dino Zoff, José Altafini, Omar Sívori and hometown midfielder Antonio Juliano. Juliano would eventually break the appearance records, which still stands today.[19]

The trend of Napoli performing well in the league continued into the 1970s, with third place spots in 1970–71 and 1973–74.[15] Under the coaching of former player Luís Vinício, this gained them entry into the early UEFA Cup competitions. In 1974–75, they reached the third round knocking out Porto 2–0 en route. During the same season, Napoli finished second in Serie A, just two points behind champions Juventus.[15] Solid performances from locally born players such as Giuseppe Bruscolotti, Antonio Juliano and Salvatore Esposito were relied upon during this period, coupled with goals from Giuseppe Savoldi.[19]

After defeating Southampton 4–1 on aggregate to lift the Anglo-Italian League Cup,[23] Napoli were entered into the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup for 1976–77, where they reached the semi-finals, losing 2–1 on aggregate to Anderlecht.[24] The club won their second Coppa Italia trophy in 1975–76, eliminating Milan and Fiorentina en route, before beating rivals Hellas Verona 4–0 in the final.[1] In the Italian league, Napoli were still very much a consistent top six side for much of the late 1970s.[15] Even into the earliest two seasons of the 1980s, the club were performing respectably with a third-place finish in 1980–81. However, by 1983, they had slipped dramatically and were involved in relegation battles.[15]

Napoli broke the world transfer record fee after acquiring Diego Maradona in a €12 million deal from Barcelona on 30 June 1984.[25] The squad was gradually re-built, with the likes of Ciro Ferrara, Salvatore Bagni and Fernando De Napoli filling the ranks.[19] The rise up the tables was gradual, by 1985–86, they had a third-place finish under their belts, but better was yet to come. The 1986–87 season was the landmark in Napoli's history; they won the double, securing the Serie A title by three points and then beating Atalanta 4–0 to lift the Coppa Italia.[1]

Napoli supporters celebrating the team's first scudetto in May 1987.

Because a mainland Southern Italian team had never won the league before, this turned Maradona into a cultural, social and borderline religious icon[26] for Neapolitans, which stretched beyond the realms of just football.[26]

The club were unsuccessful in the European Cup in the following season and finished runners-up in Serie A. However, Napoli were entered into the UEFA Cup for 1988–89 and won their first major European title.[1] Juventus, Bayern Munich and PAOK were defeated en route to the final, where Napoli beat VfB Stuttgart 5–4 on aggregate, with two goals from Careca and one each from Maradona, Ferrara and Alemão.[27]

Napoli added their second Serie A title in 1989–90, defeating Milan by two points in the title race.[1] However, this was surrounded by less auspicious circumstances as Napoli were awarded two points for a game, when in Bergamo, an Atalanta fan threw a 100 lira coin at Alemão's head.[15] A controversial set of events set off at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, when Maradona made comments pertaining to North–South inequality in the country and the risorgimento, asking Neapolitans to root for Argentina in the semi-finals against Italy in Naples.[28]

The Stadio San Paolo was the only stadium during the competition where the Argentine National Anthem was not jeered,[29] Maradona bowed to the Napoli fans at the end and his country went on to reach the final. However, after the final, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) forced Maradona to take a doping test, which he failed testing positive for cocaine; both Maradona and Napoli staff later claimed it was a revenge plot for events at the World Cup.[26] Maradona was banned for 15 months and would never play for the club again.[26] The club still managed to win the Supercoppa Italiana that year, with a record 5–1 victory against Juventus, but it would be their last major trophy for 22 years. However, in the European Cup, they were eliminated in the second round.[30]

Decline and rebirth

Though the club finished fourth during the 1991–92 season,[15] Napoli gradually went into decline after that season, both financially and on the field. Players such as Gianfranco Zola, Daniel Fonseca, Ciro Ferrara and Careca had all departed by 1994. Nonetheless, Napoli managed to qualify for the 1994–95 UEFA Cup, reaching the third round and in 1996–97, Napoli appeared at the Coppa Italia final, but lost 3–1 to Vicenza.[31] Napoli's league form had dropped lower, and relegation to Serie B came at the end of 1997–98 when they won only three matches all season.[15]

The club returned to Serie A after gaining promotion in the 1999–2000 season, though after a closely contested relegation battle, they were relegated immediately back down the following season.[15] They failed to gain promotion following this and slipped further down. The failed 2001–02 Serie B campaign was costly, the cost of production was €70,895,838, just about €10 million fewer than in 2000–01 Serie A, heavily due to the high amortisation of the player asset (€33,437,075). However, value of production was just €21,183736 (excluding player profit) and the net loss was €28,856,093 that season.[32] Net asset on 30 June 2002 was €2,166,997, already including about €20 million recapitalisation. The club once quoted the law "21 February 2003 No.27" to lower the amortisation expense by extending the amortisation period beyond the contract length of players to 10-year (UEFA ruled the Italian special law was not lawful and all club should use IFRS standards, thus causing a re-capitalization crisis in 2006), which some players contract (with a total residual accounting value of €46,601,225) was amortise in special way for €4,660,123 only and the rest for €1,659,088 in 2002–03, however the cost of production was still exceed the value of production for €19,071,218 in 2002–03.[32] By August 2004, Napoli was declared bankrupt with debts[clarification needed] estimated up to €70 million.[33] To secure football in the city, film producer Aurelio De Laurentiis refounded the club under the name Napoli Soccer,[34] as they were not allowed to use their old name. FIGC placed Napoli in Serie C1, where they missed out on promotion after losing 2–1 in play-offs to local rivals Avellino in 2004–05 Serie C1.[1]

Despite the fact Napoli were playing in such a low division, they retained higher average attendances than most of the Serie A clubs, breaking the Serie C attendance record with 51,000 at one match.[35] The following season, they secured promotion to Serie B and De Laurentiis bought back the club's history, restoring its name to Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli in May 2006.[1] After just one season back in Serie B, they were promoted on the final day, along with fellow "sleeping giants" Genoa.[36] Napoli finished the season in eighth position in Serie A, enough to secure a place in the UEFA Intertoto Cup third round.

The 2008–09 season saw Napoli qualify for the UEFA Cup via the Intertoto Cup. However, the team was eliminated in the first round by Benfica. At the domestic level, Napoli made a very impressive start, proposing as one of the main candidates for a Champions League spot. However, results and performances quickly declined in mid-season, causing Napoli to fall down to 11th place in the league table, which led to the dismissal of manager Edoardo Reja in March 2009; former Italy national team manager Roberto Donadoni appointed as his replacement.[37]

Despite reinforcements in the summer transfer window,[38] Napoli began the 2009–10 season with a number of poor results. After a 2–1 loss to Roma in October 2009, Donadoni was relieved of his duties and replaced by former Sampdoria manager Walter Mazzarri.[39] Under Mazzarri, Napoli climbed up the table, finishing in sixth place to qualify for a 2010–11 UEFA Europa League spot.[40] Napoli, under Mazzarri's guide and reinforced by players such as Edinson Cavani, spent part of the 2010–11 season in second place, finishing third and qualifying directly to the group stage of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League.[41]

In the 2011–12 season, Napoli ended in fifth place in Serie A, but managed to defeat unbeaten champions Juventus in the Stadio Olimpico to win the Coppa Italia for the fourth time in club history, 25 years after their last cup win. Star striker Edinson Cavani scored from a penalty kick in the 63rd minute and Marek Hamšík decided the match in the 83rd minute. Napoli also had a successful season in the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League, its first participation in the European Cup since the 1990–91 season. The team finished second in its group behind Bayern Munich, and ahead of Manchester City, progressing to the round of 16, where they were eliminated by eventual winners Chelsea.

In 2012–13, Napoli finished in second place in Serie A, the club's best performance since winning the 1989–90 Scudetto. Edinson Cavani finished as top scorer in the division with 29 goals, which resulted in him being sold to Paris Saint-Germain for a club record fee of £57 million.

In the 2013 close-season, Walter Mazzarri left Napoli to become coach of Internazionale, and was replaced by Spaniard Rafael Benítez, who became the club's first foreign coach since Zdeněk Zeman in 2000.[42] The money from selling Cavani went towards signing three Real Madrid players – Gonzalo Higuaín, Raúl Albiol and José Callejón – and other players, including Dries Mertens and Pepe Reina. They finished the season by winning the 2014 Coppa Italia Final, their fifth title in the tournament, with a 3–1 win against Fiorentina with two goals from Lorenzo Insigne and another from Mertens,[43] as well as qualifying for the Champions League by finishing third in Serie A. According to the International Federation of Football History & Statistics, Napoli was rated the third-best club in the world in 2015, despite failing to qualify for the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage.[44]

On 1 December 2015, in the 2015–16 season, a 2–1 home win over then-league leaders Inter sent Napoli to the top of Serie A for the first time in 25 years.[45][46]

On 10 January 2016, an away 5–1 victory against Frosinone made Napoli the champion of the first half of 2015–16 Serie A season for the first time since 1989–90, thanks to Sassuolo's 1–0 win against Inter at the San Siro.


First team squad

As of 1 February 2018[47]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Rafael Cabral
5 MF Allan
6 DF Mário Rui (on loan from Roma)
7 FW José Callejón
8 MF Jorginho
11 DF Christian Maggio (vice-captain)
14 FW Dries Mertens
17 MF Marek Hamšík (captain)
18 FW Leandrinho
20 MF Piotr Zieliński
21 DF Vlad Chiricheș
22 GK Luigi Sepe
No. Position Player
23 DF Elseid Hysaj
24 FW Lorenzo Insigne
25 GK Pepe Reina
26 DF Kalidou Koulibaly
27 MF Zinédine Machach
30 MF Marko Rog
31 DF Faouzi Ghoulam
33 DF Raúl Albiol
37 MF Adam Ounas
42 MF Amadou Diawara
62 DF Lorenzo Tonelli
99 FW Arkadiusz Milik

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
GK Nikita Contini Baranovsky (at Pontedera until 30 June 2018)
DF Daniele Celiento (at Viterbese until 30 June 2018)
DF Luigi D'Ignazio (at Cuneo until 30 June 2018)
DF Igor Łasicki (at Wisła Płock until 30 June 2018)
DF Sebastiano Luperto (at Empoli until 30 June 2018)
DF Nikola Maksimović (at Spartak Moscow until 30 June 2018)
DF Camilo Zúñiga (at Atlético Nacional until 30 June 2018)
MF Diego Acunzo (at Fermana until 30 June 2018)
MF Armando Anastasio (at Carpi until 30 June 2018)
MF Alfredo Bifulco (at Pro Vercelli until 30 June 2018)
MF Jacopo Dezi (at Parma until 30 June 2018)
MF Emanuele Giaccherini (at Chievo until 30 June 2018)
No. Position Player
MF Alberto Grassi (at SPAL until 30 June 2018)
MF Luca Palmiero (at Cosenza until 30 June 2018)
MF Mario Prezioso (at Carpi until 30 June 2018)
MF Antonio Romano (at Carpi until 30 June 2018)
FW Roberto Inglese (at Chievo until 30 June 2018)
FW Roberto Insigne (at Parma until 30 June 2018)
FW Luigi Liguori (at Cosenza until 30 June 2018)
FW Antonio Negro (at Paganese until 30 June 2018)
FW Leonardo Pavoletti (at Cagliari until 30 June 2018)
FW Gennaro Tutino (at Cosenza until 30 June 2018)
FW Duván Zapata (at Sampdoria until 30 June 2018)

Primavera squad

Retired numbers

In the summer of 2000, Napoli retired the jersey number 10 belonged to former club legend Diego Maradona, who played for the club from 1984 to 1991, as a tribute to his class and to the significant contribution made in the seven seasons with the shirt of Napoli. In order, the last players to wear number 10 were Fausto Pizzi (1995–1996), Beto (in 1996–1997), Igor Protti in 1997–1998 was the last player to play and score a goal with the number 10 shirt in Serie A and Claudio Bellucci in 1998–1999 and 1999–2000 in Serie B.

However, for regulatory reasons, the number was reissued on blue shirts 2004 to 2006 Serie C1, a tournament where there is the old numbering from 1 to 11. The last player to wear and score goals with this shirt in an official match was Mariano Bogliacino in the home match of 18 May 2006 against Spezia, valid for the final leg of the Supercoppa di Lega Serie C1; primacy belongs to him also for last appearance in the championship, 12 May 2006 at the home match against Lanciano. As regards exclusively the championship, however, the honour goes to the Argentine footballer Roberto Sosa, the distinction of being the last to wear the 10 at the San Paolo and at the same time to score in the match against Frosinone on 30 April 2006.[48]

Notable players

Current coaching, technical and administrative staff

Head coach Maurizio Sarri
Assistant coach Francesco Calzona
Fitness coach Francesco Sinatti
Fitness coach Corrado Saccone
Goalkeeping coach Alessandro Nista
Tactical Simone Bonomi
Technical assistant Giandomenico Costi
Health director Dr. Alfonso De Nicola
Physiatrist Enrico D'Andrea
Sports doctor Dr. Raffaele Canonico
Rehabilitator Rosario D'Onofrio
Physiotherapist Giovanni D'Avino
Physiotherapist Agostino Santaniello
Masseur Marco Di Lullo
President Aurelio De Laurentiis
Vice President Jacqueline Marie Baudit
Vice President Edoardo De Laurentiis
Member of board Andrea Chiavelli
Head of Operations, Sales and Marketing Alessandro Formisano
Administrative manager Laura Belli
Sports general manager Cristiano Giuntoli
Communications manager Nicola Lombardo
Administrative processes and compliance manager Antonio Saracino
Secretary Alberto Vallefuoco
Team manager Giovanni Paolo De Matteis
Press Officer Guido Baldari


Below is the official presidential history of Napoli, from when Giorgio Ascarelli took over at the club in 1926, until the present day.[50] Napoli has had many managers and trainers, some seasons they have had co-managers running the team. Here is a chronological list of them from 1926 onwards:[51]

Name Years
Giorgio Ascarelli 1926–27
Gustavo Zinzaro 1927–28
Giovanni Maresca 1928–29
Giorgio Ascarelli 1929–30
Giovanni Maresca
Eugenio Coppola
Vincenzo Savarese 1932–36
Achille Lauro 1936–40
Gaetano Del Pezzo 1941
Tommaso Leonetti 1942–43
Luigi Piscitelli 1941–43
Annibale Fienga 1943–45
Vincenzo Savarese 1945–46
Name Years
Pasquale Russo 1946–48
Egidio Musollino 1948–51
Alfonso Cuomo 1951–52
Achille Lauro 1952–54
Alfonso Cuomo 1954–63
Luigi Scuotto 1963–64
Roberto Fiore 1964–67
Gioacchino Lauro 1967–68
Antonio Corcione 1968–69
Corrado Ferlaino 1969–71
Ettore Sacchi 1971–72
Corrado Ferlaino 1972–83
Marino Brancaccio 1983
Name Years
Corrado Ferlaino 1983–93
Ellenio F. Gallo 1993–95
Vincenzo Schiano di Colella
(honorary president)
Gian Marco Innocenti
(honorary president)
Federico Scalingi
(honorary president)
Giorgio Corbelli 2000–02
Salvatore Naldi 2002–04
Aurelio De Laurentiis 2004–


Name Nationality Years
Antonio Kreutzer 1926–27
Bino Skasa 1927
Technical Commission
Rolf Steiger
Giovanni Terrile
Ferenc Molnár

Otto Fischer 1928
Giovanni Terrile 1928–29
William Garbutt 1929–35
Károly Csapkay 1935–36
Angelo Mattea 1936–38
Eugen Payer 1938–39
Technical Commission
Amedeo D'Albora
Paolo Jodice
Luigi Castello
Achille Piccini
Nereo Rocco
Adolfo Baloncieri 1939–40
Antonio Vojak 1940–43
Paulo Innocenti 1943
Raffaele Sansone 1945–47
Giovanni Vecchina 1947–48
Arnaldo Sentimenti 1948
Felice Placido Borel 1948–49
Luigi de Manes 1949
Vittorio Mosele 1949
Eraldo Monzeglio 1949–56
Amedeo Amadei 1956–59
Annibale Frossi 1959
Amedeo Amadei 1959–61
Name Nationality Years
Amedeo Amadei
Renato Cesarini

Attila Sallustro 1961
Fioravante Baldi 1961–62
Bruno Pesaola 1962
Bruno Pesaola
Eraldo Monzeglio

Roberto Lerici 1963–64
Giovanni Molino 1964
Bruno Pesaola 1964–68
Giuseppe Chiappella 1968–69
Egidio di Costanzo 1969
Giuseppe Chiappella 1969–73
Luis Vinicio 1973–76
Alberto Delfrati
Rosario Rivellino
Bruno Pesaola 1976–77
Rosario Rivellino 1977
Giovanni di Marzio 1977–78
Luis Vinicio 1978–80
Angelo Sormani 1980
Rino Marchesi 1980–82
Massimo Giacomini 1982
Bruno Pesaola 1982–83
Pietro Santi 1983–84
Rino Marchesi 1984–85
Ottavio Bianchi July 1, 1986 – June 30, 1989
Alberto Bigon 1989–91
Claudio Ranieri July 1, 1991 – June 30, 1993
Ottavio Bianchi Nov 1, 1992 – June 30, 1993
Marcello Lippi July 1, 1993 – June 30, 1994
Vincenzo Guerini July 1, 1994 – Oct 17, 1994
Vujadin Boškov

Oct 18, 1994–95
Name Nationality Years
Vujadin Boškov
Aldo Sensibile

1995 – June 30, 1996
Luigi Simoni 1996–97
Vincenzo Montefusco 1997
Bortolo Mutti July 1, 1997 – Oct 6, 1997
Carlo Mazzone Oct 19, 1997 – Nov 24, 1997
Giovanni Galeone 1997–98
Vincenzo Montefusco 1998
Renzo Ulivieri 1998–99
Vincenzo Montefusco 1999
Walter Novellino 1999–00
Zdeněk Zeman July 1, 2000 – Nov 12, 2000
Emiliano Mondonico Nov 13, 2000 – June 30, 2001
Luigi De Canio July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2002
Franco Colomba July 1, 2002 – Dec 16, 2002
Sergio Buso 2002
Francesco Scoglio Dec 18, 2002 – June 30, 2003
Franco Colomba 2003
Andrea Agostinelli June 19, 2003 – Nov 9, 2003
Luigi Simoni Nov 10, 2003 – June 30, 2004
Gian Piero Ventura July 1, 2004 – Jan 25, 2005
Edoardo Reja Jan 3, 2005 – March 10, 2009
Roberto Donadoni March 10, 2009 – Oct 5, 2009
Walter Mazzarri Oct 6, 2009 – May 20, 2013
Rafael Benítez May 27, 2013 – May 31, 2015
Maurizio Sarri June 11, 2015 – present

Statistics and records

Giuseppe Bruscolotti holds Napoli's official appearance record, having made 511 over the course of 16 years from 1972 until 1988.[52] Antonio Juliano holds the record for league appearances with 394 (355 in Serie A) over the course of 16 years from 1962 until 1978.[19]

The all-time leading goalscorer for Napoli is Marek Hamsik with 118 goals.[53] Diego Maradona is the second highest goalscorer with 115 goals:[19] he finished the season of Serie A as the league's topscorer, known in Italy as the capocannoniere, in the 1987–88 season with 15 goals.[54] The record for most goals in the league (also including the Divisione Nazionale tournaments) belongs to Attila Sallustro, with 106 goals,[55] while the highest scorer in Serie A is Antonio Vojak with 102 goals.[55] The record for most goals in a single tournament maximum number belongs to Gonzalo Higuaín, with 36 goals scored in the 2015–16 Serie A.

The biggest ever victory recorded by Napoli was 8–1 against Pro Patria, in the 1955–56 season of Serie A.[15] Napoli's heaviest championship defeat came during the 1927–28 season when eventual champions Torino beat them 11–0.[15]

On 26 July 2016, Gonzalo Higuaín became the third-highest football transfer of all-time and highest ever transfer for an Italian club[56] when he signed for €90 million to Juventus.[57]

Below are appearance and goalscoring records pertaining to Napoli players of all time. Still active players in bold:[55]

As of 10 February 2018

Colours, badge and nicknames

As Naples is a coastal city, the colours of the club have always been derived from the blue waters of the Gulf of Naples.[59] Originally, while using the name Naples FBC, the colours of the club implemented two shades of blue.[60] However, since the 1920s, a singular blue tone has been used in the form of azure. Thus, Napoli share the nickname "Azzurri" with the Italy national team.[61] The shade of blue has been sky blue in many instances.

One of the nicknames of Napoli is "I ciucciarelli", which means "the little donkeys" in the local dialect. Napoli were given this name after a particularly poor performance during the 1926–27 season. It was originally meant to be derogatory, as the Neapolitan symbol is a rampant black horse,[62] but the club adopted the donkey as a mascot named "O Ciuccio".[63]

Napoli's club badge features a large "N" placed within a circle. This crest can be traced back to Internazionale Napoli, which used a similar design on their shirts.[64] Since the club officially adopted the "N badge" as its representative, Napoli have altered it slightly at various times; sometimes it features the club's name around it, sometimes it does not.[65] The main difference between each badge is the shade of blue used. Usually the "N" is white, although it has occasionally been gold.[66]

"Partenopei" is a popular nickname for the club and people from the city of Naples in general.[67] It is derived from Greek mythology where the siren Parthenope tried to enchant Odysseus from his ship to Capri. In the story, Odysseus had his men tie him to the ship's mast so he was able to resist the song of the siren. Consequently, Parthenope, unable to live with the rejection of her love, drowned herself and her body was washed up upon the shore of Naples.[68]

Social commitment

Napoli is a company active in the social field. Napoli has stood out for its support provided to multiple charities.

Through the direct participation of its members, the club sponsored initiatives in support of the hospitals in towns, as well as initiatives to raise awareness against violence in sport and child poverty. With the support association Scugnizzi, which operates in the juvenile prison of Nisida, Naples supports various projects aimed at the social reintegration of young offenders once granted their punishment.

Through fundraising supported directly and indirectly by its members, the club has provided its support to institutions such as the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation, Telethon, the Fondazione San Raffaele, the Stefano Borgonovo Foundation and Massimo Leone Foundation.

The Neapolitan club also undertook several initiatives in support of the victims of the earthquake of 2009, from the transfer of the proceeds of the games to raise funds for the construction of a sports center in the capital of the Abruzzo.

Sponsors and manufacturers

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Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1978–80 Puma None
1980–81 NR (Ennerre)
1981–82 Snaidero
1982–83 Cirio
1983–84 Latte Berna
1984–85 Linea Time Cirio
1985–88 NR (Ennerre) Buitoni
1988–91 Mars
1991–94 Umbro Voiello
1994–96 Lotto Record Cucine
1996–97 Centrale del Latte di Napoli
1997–99 Nike Polenghi
1999–00 Peroni
2000–03 Diadora
2003–04 Legea Russo di Cicciano
2004–06 Kappa Sky Captain / Christmas in Love / Manuale d'amore / Mandi
2005–06 Lete
2006–09 Diadora
2009–11 Macron
2011–14 Lete-MSC (Champions League and Europa League Lete only)
2014–15 Lete-Pasta Garofalo-Kimbo

(Champions League and Europa League Lete only)

2015– Kappa

Supporters and rivalries


Napoli is the fourth most supported football club in Italy with around 13% of Italian football fans supporting the club.[3] Like other top clubs in the country, Napoli's fanbase goes beyond the Italian border; it has been estimated by the club that there are around 6 million fans worldwide.[71] Napoli is reputed to be one of the biggest clubs in Europe, with one of the highest average home attendance in Europe.


The Napoli fans have always had bad relations especially with the teams from the North of Italy. One of the first historical rivalries was with Hellas Verona, and later on in the second half of the 1980s rivalries with Inter Milan, Juventus and Milan were born, as Napoli defied the "Triad of the North" for the title of Champions of Italy.

The hostility of the ultras of Napoli with the fans of Lazio comes from the old friendship that Napoli had in the 1980s with Roma fans, Napoli fans used to call Roma fans "cousins", friendship then broke after the umbrella gesture of Salvatore Bagni of 25 October 1987, which spawned a very strong rivalry with the Roma fans.

Also there still remain rivalries with Sampdoria, Reggina and also with the Atalanta, Avellino, Bari, Bologna, Brescia, Cagliari, Lecce, Salernitana, Vicenza and Udinese. Other minor rivalries exist with Foggia, Perugia, Pisa, Pistoiese and Ternana.


Unlike other Italian cities such as Genoa, Milan, Rome and Turin, Napoli is the only major football club in the city and therefore there is no derby in the strict sense of the term. Nevertheless, the fans of Napoli do co-star in two particular derbies in Italy against other regional teams:

Derby della Campania generally refers to a rivalry with regional clubs, mainly Avellino and Salernitana.[72] However, both teams have largely played in the lower divisions and meetings are largely limited to the Coppa Italia.

Derby of the Sun (also called Derby of the South), at the height of its popularity in the seventies and eighties, starring Napoli and Roma.


The twinning between supporters of the clubs Napoli and Genoa football club is one of the oldest in Italian football. It began on 16 May 1982 following a 2–2 draw in Naples between the two teams on the final day of the 1981–82 Serie A season, a result that allowed Genoa's escape from relegation and condemned Milan to relegation from Serie A to Serie B for the second time in its history. The history and friendship got even stronger for both teams when on the last day of the 2006–07 Serie B season, when both teams drew 0–0 draw at Genoa, ensuring both teams' promotion to Serie A. Genoa ultras could be seen holding up banners saying, "Benvenuto fratello napoletano," meaning, "Welcome, Neapolitan brother." The historic partnership between the two groups of supporters was also honoured and supported by marketing initiatives.

There is also a strong supporter friendship with Ancona and there are good relations with the fans of Catania and Borussia Dortmund.

A sympathy and good friendship was born with supporters of the Romanian football team Universitatea Craiova following the elimination of rivals Steaua București from the UEFA Europa League at the hands of Napoli. They have a long-standing friendship with the fans of Bulgarian club Lokomotiv Plovdiv; Napoli gave birth to the name "Napoletani Ultras Plovdiv", which is how the friendship arose.[73]

S.S.C. Napoli as a company

S.S.C. Napoli was expelled from the professional league in 2004. Thanks to Article 52 of N.O.I.F., the sports title was transferred to Napoli Soccer (later the new Napoli) in the same year, while the old Napoli was liquidated. On the eve of bankruptcy, the club was in deep financial trouble to achieve positive operating income (excluding windfall profit from players trading). At that time the club was using cash plus player swap to boost short term profit (€28,329,090 in 2000–01;[74] €17,721,534 in 2001–02 season[75]), but also increased the long term cost (as amortization) by purchasing players. In the second last season before bankruptcy, the club was partially saved by the non-standard accounting practice of amortization. it was due to Silvio Berlusconi, owner of Milan and prime minister of Italy, introducing Italian Law 91/1981, Article 18B. Napoli dramatically reduced the amortization from €33,437,075 to €1,659,088 + €4,660,123, due to €46,601,225 of the intangible asset (player contracts), which was deferred to amortize in 10-year installments, instead of varying from 1 to 5 years by the length of player contract.[76] However, the practice was unable to save the club from the financial aid from a sugar daddy, when the owner withdrew.

Since re-foundation in 2004, S.S.C. Napoli S.p.A. has a sustainable management strategy. The club has one of the largest supporting groups in Italy (fourth, behind Juventus and Milan teams) which was the main source of income, in terms of gate revenue and TV rights. Except the first few seasons, Napoli made an aggregate profit in successive years: in 2004–05[77] and 2005–06 season the net loss were €7,061,463 and €9,088,780.[78] In 2006–07 Serie B, Napoli made its first profit of €1,416,976[79] The first Serie A season back Napoli had a net profit of €11,911,041[80] It followed with a net profit of €10,934,520,[81] due to the income from European matches which was offset by the increase in cost. In 2009–10 season, Napoli heavily invested on players, and made that season a net profit of just €343,686.[82] In 2010–11 Serie A, Napoli returned to the right track with €4,197,829 net profit. It was due to the new collective TV rights of Serie A, as well as qualification to 2010–11 UEFA Europa League.[83]

Napoli shareholder equity on 30 June 2005 was a negative of €261,466, which the club started from €3 million capital and re-capitalized €3.8 million during 2004–05 Serie C1. On 30 June 2006 the equity was increased to €211,220, as the net loss was backed by a re-capitalisation of €9.3 million + €261,466 for previous net loss. On 30 June 2007 the equity was increased to €1,961,975, due to the net profit and a re-capitalisation of €288,780 (to make the share capital back to €500,000). On 30 June 2008 the equity was increased to €13,829,015 with a capital increase of just €1,000. The net income contributed the increase in equity on 30 June 2009, which was €24,763,537. On 30 June 2010 the equity was at €25,107,223. On 30 June 2011 the equity was increased to €29,305,052. Though less than €17 million equity contribution in total from Filmauro, Napoli achieved self-sustainability by good management and its large fans base.

S.S.C. Napoli S.p.A.
separate financial statements (source)
Year Turnover Result Total Assets Net Assets Re-capitalization
S.S.C. Napoli S.p.A. (P.I. 03486600632) exchange rate €1 = L1936.27
1999–2000 Serie B[74] €25,120,308*# €203,378*[84] €111,556,811* €5,952,921*
2000–01 Serie A[74] €54,966,464*# (€2,036,451)* €154,624,699* €3,896,132* €0
2001–02 Serie B[75] €21,183,736*# (€28,856,093)* €92,721,662* (€2,166,997)* ~€22.8 million
2002–03 Serie B[76] €20,428,522*# (€13,754,506) €67,994,171*¶ (€966,735) ~€15 million
2003–04 Serie B Not available due to bankruptcy
S.S.C. Napoli S.p.A. (P.I. 04855461218) startup capital: €3 million**
2004–05 Serie C1[77] €11,174,000 (€7,061,463) €37,117,126 (€261,466) €3,800,000
2005–06 Serie C1[78] €12,068,630 (€9,088,780) €37,299,498 €211,220 €9,561,466
2006–07 Serie B[79] €41,411,837 €1,419,976 €47,917,274 €1,916,975 €288,780
2007–08 Serie A[80] €88,428,490 €11,911,041 €86,244,038 €13,829,015 €1,000
2008–09 Serie A[81] €108,211,134 €10,934,520 €81,199,725 €24,763,537 €0
2009–10 Serie A[82] €110,849,458 €343,686 €117,237,581 €25,107,223 €0
€131,476,940 €4,197,829 €110,053,332 €29,305,052
2011–12 Serie A €155,929,550 €14,720,757 €138,168,981 €44,025,810
2012–13 Serie A €151,922,436 €8,073,447 €136,748,114 €52,099,258
2013–14 Serie A €237,034,664 €20,217,304 €215,764,185 €72,316,563
2014–15 Serie A


National titles

European titles

Minor titles

  • Winners (1): 1976
  • Winners (1): 1966

See also

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Sports List

Air sports
• Aerobatics
• Air racing
• Cluster ballooning
• Hopper ballooning

Wingsuit flying
• Gliding
• Hang gliding
• Powered hang glider
• Human powered aircraft
• Model aircraft
• Parachuting
• Banzai skydiving
• BASE jumping
• Skydiving
• Skysurfing
• Wingsuit flying
• Paragliding
• Powered paragliding
• Paramotoring
• Ultralight aviation

• Field archery
• Flight archery
• Gungdo
• Indoor archery
• Kyūdō
• Popinjay
• Target archery

Ball-over-net games
• Badminton
• Ball badminton
• Biribol
• Bossaball
• Fistball
• Footbag net
• Football tennis
• Footvolley
• Hooverball
• Jianzi
• Padel
• Peteca
• Pickleball
• Platform tennis
• Sepak takraw
• Sipa
• Throwball
• Volleyball
• Beach volleyball
• Water volleyball
• Paralympic volleyball
• Wallyball
• Ringo

Basketball family
• Basketball
• Beach basketball
• Deaf basketball
• Streetball
• Water basketball
• Wheelchair basketball
• Cestoball
• Korfball
• Netball
• Fastnet
• Indoor netball
• Ringball
• Slamball

Bat-and-ball (safe haven)
• Baseball
• Softball
• Slow pitch
• Fast-pitch softball
• 16-inch softball
• Bat and trap
• British baseball – four posts
• Brännboll – four bases
• Corkball – four bases (no base-running)
• Cricket – two creases
• Indoor cricket
• Limited overs cricket
• One Day International
• Test cricket
• Twenty20
• Danish longball
• Kickball
• Kilikiti
• Lapta – two salos (bases)
• The Massachusetts Game – four bases
• Matball
• Oina
• Old cat – variable
• Over-the-line – qv
• Palant
• Pesäpallo – four bases
• Punchball
• Rounders – four bases or posts
• Scrub baseball – four bases (not a team game per se)
• Stickball – variable
• Stool ball – two stools
• Tee-ball
• Town ball – variable
• Vigoro – two wickets
• Wireball
• Wiffleball

Baton twirling
• Baton twirling

Acro sports
• Ballet
• Dancing
• Cheerleading
• Gymnastics

Performance sports
• Drum corps
• Marching band

Board sports

• Skateboarding
• Scootering
• Casterboarding
• Freeboard (skateboard)
• Longboarding
• Streetboarding
• Skysurfing
• Streetluge
• Snowboarding
• Mountainboarding
• Sandboarding
• Snowkiting
• Surfing
• Wakesurfing
• Bodyboarding
• Riverboarding
• Skimboarding
• Windsurfing
• Wakeboarding
• Kneeboarding
• Paddleboarding

Catch games
• Dodgeball
• Ga-ga
• Keep away
• Kin-Ball
• Newcomb ball
• Quidditch
• Rundown (a.k.a. Pickle)
• Yukigassen


• Abseiling
• Aid climbing
• Ice climbing
• Mixed climbing
• Mountaineering
• Rock climbing
• Bouldering
• Deep-water soloing
• Sport climbing
• Traditional climbing
• Other
• Canyoning (Canyoneering)
• Coasteering
• Hiking
• Rope climbing
• Pole climbing


• Artistic cycling
• Cyclo-cross
• Cross-country mountain biking
• Cycle polo
• Cycle speedway
• Downhill mountain biking
• Dirt jumping
• Enduro mountain biking
• Freestyle BMX
• Hardcourt Bike Polo
• Road bicycle racing
• Track cycling
• Underwater cycling

• Skibobbing


• Mountain unicycling
• Unicycling
• Unicycle basketball
• Unicycle hockey
• Unicycle trials
Combat sports: wrestling and martial arts
• Aiki-jūjutsu
• Aikido
• Jujutsu
• Judo
• Brazilian jiu-jitsu
• Sambo (martial art)
• Sumo
• Wrestling
• Amateur wrestling
• Greco-Roman wrestling
• Freestyle wrestling
• Folk wrestling
• Boli Khela
• Collar-and-elbow
• Cornish wrestling
• Dumog
• Glima
• Gouren
• Kurash
• Lancashire wrestling
• Catch wrestling
• Malla-yuddha
• Mongolian wrestling
• Pehlwani
• Professional wrestling
• Schwingen
• Shuai jiao
• Ssireum
• Varzesh-e Pahlavani
• Yağlı Güreş
• Greek wrestling


• Choi Kwang-Do
• Cockfighting
• Boxing
• Bokator
• Capoeira
• Fujian White Crane
• Karate
• Kenpō
• Kickboxing
• Lethwei
• Muay Thai
• Pradal serey
• Sanshou
• Savate
• Shaolin Kung Fu
• Sikaran
• Silat
• Subak
• Taekkyeon
• Taekwondo
• Taidō
• Tang Soo Do
• Wing Chun
• Zui quan

Mixed or hybrid
• Baguazhang
• Bando
• Bartitsu
• Bujinkan
• Hapkido
• Hwa Rang Do
• Jeet Kune Do
• Kajukenbo
• Kalaripayattu
• Krav Maga
• Kuk Sool Won
• Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
• Mixed martial arts
• Northern Praying Mantis
• Ninjutsu
• Pankration
• Pencak Silat
• Sanshou
• Shidōkan Karate
• Shōrin-ryū Shidōkan
• Shoot boxing
• Shootfighting
• Shorinji Kempo
• Systema
• T'ai chi ch'uan
• Vajra-mushti
• Vale tudo
• Vovinam
• Xing Yi Quan
• Zen Bu Kan Kempo

• Axe throwing
• Battōjutsu
• Boffer fighting
• Eskrima
• Egyptian stick fencing
• Fencing
• Gatka
• Hojōjutsu
• Iaidō
• Iaijutsu
• Jōdō
• Jogo do pau
• Jūkendō
• Jittejutsu
• Kendo
• Kenjutsu
• Krabi–krabong
• Kung fu
• Kyūdō
• Kyūjutsu
• Modern Arnis
• Naginatajutsu
• Nguni stick-fighting
• Okinawan kobudō
• Shurikenjutsu
• Silambam
• Sōjutsu
• Sword fighting
• Wushu
• Kumdo
• Wing Chun

• Airsoft
• Laser tag
• Paintball

Cue sports
• Carom billiards
• Three-cushion
• Five-pins
• Balkline and straight rail
• Cushion caroms
• Four-ball (yotsudama)
• Artistic billiards
• Novuss (and cued forms of carrom)
• Pocket billiards (pool)
• Eight-ball
• Blackball (a.k.a. British eight-ball pool)
• Nine-ball
• Straight pool (14.1 continuous)
• One-pocket
• Three-ball
• Seven-ball
• Ten-ball
• Rotation
• Baseball pocket billiards
• Cribbage (pool)
• Bank pool
• Artistic pool
• Trick shot competition
• Speed pool
• Bowlliards
• Chicago
• Kelly pool
• Cutthroat
• Killer
• Russian pyramid
• Snooker
• Sinuca brasileira
• Six-red snooker
• Snooker plus
• Hybrid carom–pocket games
• English billiards
• Bottle pool
• Cowboy
• Obstacle variations
• Bagatelle
• Bar billiards
• Bumper pool
• Table Sports
• Foosball

Equine sports
• Buzkashi
• Barrel racing
• Campdrafting
• Cirit
• Charreada
• Chilean rodeo
• Cross country
• Cutting
• Dressage
• Endurance riding
• English pleasure
• Equitation
• Eventing
• Equestrian vaulting
• Gymkhana
• Harness racing
• Horse racing
• Horseball
• Hunter
• Hunter-jumpers
• Jousting
• Pato
• Reining
• Rodeo
• Show jumping
• Steeplechase
• Team penning
• Tent pegging
• Western pleasure

• Angling
• Big-game fishing
• Casting
• Noodling
• Spearfishing
• Sport fishing
• Surf fishing
• Rock fishing
• Fly fishing
• Ice fishing

Flying disc sports

• Beach ultimate
• Disc dog
• Disc golf
• Disc golf (urban)
• Dodge disc
• Double disc court
• Flutterguts
• Freestyle
• Freestyle competition
• Goaltimate
• Guts
• Hot box
• Ultimate


• Ancient games
• Chinlone
• Cuju
• Episkyros
• Harpastum
• Kemari
• Ki-o-rahi
• Marn Grook
• Woggabaliri
• Yubi lakpi
• Medieval football
• Ba game
• Caid
• Calcio Fiorentino
• Camping (game)
• Chester-le-Street
• Cnapan
• Cornish hurling
• Haxey Hood
• Knattleikr
• La soule
• Lelo burti
• Mob football
• Royal Shrovetide Football
• Uppies and Downies
• Association football
• Jorkyball
• Paralympic football
• Powerchair Football
• Reduced variants
• Five-a-side football
• Beach soccer
• Futebol de Salão
• Futsal
• Papi fut
• Indoor soccer
• Masters Football
• Street football
• Freestyle football
• Keepie uppie
• Swamp football
• Three sided football
• Australian football
• Nine-a-side footy
• Rec footy
• Metro footy
• English school games
• Eton College
• Field game
• Wall game
• Harrow football
• Gaelic football
• Ladies' Gaelic football
• Gridiron football
• American football
• Eight-man football
• Flag football
• Indoor football
• Arena football
• Nine-man football
• Six-man football
• Sprint football
• Touch football
• Canadian football
• Street football (American)
• Rugby football
• Beach rugby
• Rugby league
• Masters Rugby League
• Mod league
• Rugby league nines
• Rugby league sevens
• Tag rugby
• Touch football
• Wheelchair rugby league
• Rugby union
• American flag rugby
• Mini rugby
• Rugby sevens
• Tag rugby
• Touch rugby
• Rugby tens
• Snow rugby
• Hybrid codes
• Austus
• Eton wall game
• International rules football
• Samoa rules
• Speedball
• Universal football
• Volata


• Miniature golf
• Match play
• Skins game
• Speed golf
• Stroke play
• Team play
• Shotgun start


• Acrobatic gymnastics
• Aerobic gymnastics
• Artistic gymnastics
• Balance beam
• Floor
• High bar
• Parallel bars
• Pommel horse
• Still rings
• Uneven bars
• Vault
• Juggling
• Rhythmic gymnastics
• Ball
• Club
• Hoop
• Ribbon
• Rope
• Rope jumping
• Slacklining
• Trampolining
• Trapeze
• Flying trapeze
• Static trapeze
• Tumbling

Handball family
• Goalball
• Hitbal
• Tchoukball
• Team handball
• Beach handball
• Czech handball
• Field handball
• Torball
• Water polo


• Beagling
• Big game hunting
• Deer hunting
• Fox hunting
• Hare coursing
• Wolf hunting

Ice sports
• Bandy
• Rink bandy
• Broomball
• Curling
• Ice hockey
• Ringette
• Ice yachting
• Figure skating

Kite sports
• Kite buggy
• Kite fighting
• Kite landboarding
• Kitesurfing
• Parasailing
• Snow kiting
• Sport kite (Stunt kite)

Mixed discipline
• Adventure racing
• Biathlon
• Duathlon
• Decathlon
• Heptathlon
• Icosathlon
• Modern pentathlon
• Pentathlon
• Tetrathlon
• Triathlon

Orienteering family
• Geocaching
• Orienteering
• Rogaining
• Letterboxing
• Waymarking

Pilota family
• American handball
• Australian handball
• Basque pelota
• Jai alai
• Fives
• Eton Fives
• Rugby Fives
• Frisian handball
• Four square
• Gaelic handball
• Jeu de paume
• Palla
• Patball
• Valencian pilota

Racquet (or racket) sports
• Badminton
• Ball badminton
• Basque pelota
• Frontenis
• Xare
• Beach tennis
• Fives
• Matkot
• Padel
• Paleta Frontón
• Pelota mixteca
• Pickleball
• Platform tennis
• Qianball
• Racketlon
• Racquetball
• Racquets
• Real tennis
• Soft tennis
• Speed-ball
• Speedminton
• Squash
• Hardball squash
• Squash tennis
• Stické
• Table tennis
• Tennis
Remote control
• Model aerobatics
• RC racing
• Robot combat
• Slot car racing

• Bullriding
• Barrel Racing
• Bronc Riding
• Saddle Bronc Riding
• Roping
• Calf Roping
• Team Roping
• Steer Wrestling
• Goat Tying

• Endurance
• 5K run
• 10K run
• Cross-country running
• Half marathon
• Marathon
• Road running
• Tower running
• Ultramarathon
• Sprint
• Hurdles

Sailing / Windsurfing
• Ice yachting
• Land sailing
• Land windsurfing
• Sailing
• Windsurfing
• Kiteboarding
• Dinghy sailing

Snow sports
• Alpine skiing
• Freestyle skiing
• Nordic combined
• Nordic skiing
• Cross-country skiing
• Telemark skiing
• Ski jumping
• Ski touring
• Skijoring
• Speed skiing

Sled sports

• Bobsleigh
• Luge
• Skibobbing
• Skeleton
• Toboggan

Shooting sports
• Clay pigeon shooting
• Skeet shooting
• Trap shooting
• Sporting clays
• Target shooting
• Field target
• Fullbore target rifle
• High power rifle
• Benchrest shooting
• Metallic silhouette
• Practical shooting
• Cowboy action shooting
• Metallic silhouette shooting
• Card stacking
• Dice stacking
• Sport stacking

Stick and ball games
• Hornussen

• Hockey
• Ball hockey
• Bando
• Bandy
• Rink bandy
• Broomball
• Moscow broomball
• Field hockey
• Indoor field hockey
• Floorball
• Ice hockey

Ice hockey 
 • Pond hockey
• Power hockey
• Ringette
• Sledge hockey
• Underwater ice hockey
• Roller hockey
• Inline hockey
• Roller hockey (Quad)
• Skater hockey
• Rossall Hockey
• Spongee
• Street hockey
• Underwater hockey
• Unicycle hockey

Hurling and shinty
• Cammag
• Hurling
• Camogie
• Shinty
• Composite rules shinty-hurling

• Lacrosse
• Box lacrosse
• Field lacrosse
• Women's lacrosse
• Intercrosse

• Polo
 • Bicycle polo
• Canoe polo
• Cowboy polo
• Elephant polo
• Horse polo
• Segway polo
• Yak polo

Street sports
• Free running
• Freestyle footbag
• Freestyle football
• Powerbocking
• Parkour
• Scootering
• Street workout

Tag games

• British bulldogs (American Eagle)
• Capture the flag
• Hana Ichi Monme
• Hide and seek
• Jugger
• Kabaddi
• Kho kho
• Kick the can
• Oztag
• Red rover
• Tag

• Hiking
• Backpacking (wilderness)
• Racewalking
• Bushwhacking
• Walking

• American handball
• Australian handball
• Basque pelota
• Butts Up
• Chinese handball
• Fives
• Gaelic handball
• International fronton
• Jorkyball
• Racquetball
• Squash
• Squash tennis
• Suicide (game)
• Valencian frontó
• Wallball
• Wallyball

Aquatic & paddle sports
• Creeking
• Flyak
• Freeboating
• Sea kayaking
• Squirt boating
• Surf kayaking
• Whitewater kayaking

• Rafting
• White water rafting

• Rowing (sport)
• Gig racing
• Coastal and ocean rowing
• Surfboat
• Single scull
Other paddling sports
• Dragon boat racing
• Stand up paddle boarding
• Water polo
• Canoe polo
• Waboba

• Underwater football
• Underwater rugby
• Underwater hockey

Competitive swimming
• Backstroke
• Breaststroke
• Butterfly stroke
• Freestyle swimming
• Individual medley
• Synchronized swimming
• Medley relay

Kindred activities
• Bifins (finswimming)
• Surface finswimming

Subsurface and recreational
• Apnoea finswimming
• Aquathlon (underwater wrestling)
• Freediving
• Immersion finswimming
• Scuba diving
• Spearfishing
• Snorkelling
• Sport diving (sport)
• Underwater hockey
• Underwater orienteering
• Underwater photography (sport)
• Underwater target shooting
• Cliff diving
• Diving

• Basque traditional weightlifting
• Bodybuilding
• Highland games
• Olympic weightlifting
• Powerlifting
• Strength athletics (strongman)
• Steinstossen

Motorized sports
• Autocross (a.k.a. Slalom)
• Autograss
• Banger racing
• Board track racing
• Demolition derby
• Desert racing
• Dirt track racing
• Drag racing
• Drifting
• Folkrace
• Formula racing
• Formula Libre
• Formula Student
• Hillclimbing
• Ice racing
• Kart racing
• Land speed records
• Legends car racing
• Midget car racing
• Monster truck
• Mud bogging
• Off-road racing
• Pickup truck racing
• Production car racing
• Race of Champions
• Rally raid
• Rallycross
• Rallying
• Regularity rally
• Road racing
• Short track motor racing
• Snowmobile racing
• Sports car racing
• Sprint car racing
• Street racing
• Stock car racing
• Time attack
• Tractor pulling
• Touring car racing
• Truck racing
• Vintage racing
• Wheelstand competition

Motorboat racing
• Drag boat racing
• F1 powerboat racing
• Hydroplane racing
• Jet sprint boat racing
• Offshore powerboat racing
• Personal water craft

Motorcycle racing
• Auto Race
• Board track racing
• Cross-country rally
• Endurance racing
• Enduro
• Freestyle motocross
• Grand Prix motorcycle racing
• Grasstrack
• Hillclimbing
• Ice racing
• Ice speedway
• Indoor enduro
• Motocross
• Motorcycle drag racing
• Motorcycle speedway
• Off-roading
• Rally raid
• Road racing
• Superbike racing
• Supercross
• Supermoto
• Supersport racing
• Superside
• Track racing
• Trial
• TT racing
• Free-style moto

Marker sports
• Airsoft
• Archery
• Paintball
• Darts

Musical sports
• Color guard
• Drum corps
• Indoor percussion
• Marching band

Fantasy sports
• Quidditch
• Hunger Games(Gladiating)
• Pod Racing
• Mortal Kombat(MMA)

• Stihl Timbersports Series
• Woodsman

Overlapping sports
• Tennis
• Polocrosse
• Badminton
• Polo

Skating sports
• Aggressive inline skating
• Artistic roller skating
• Figure skating
• Freestyle slalom skating
• Ice dancing
• Ice skating
• Inline speed skating
• Rinkball
• Rink hockey
• Roller derby
• Roller skating
• Short track speed skating
• Skater hockey
• Speed skating
• Synchronized skating

Freestyle skiing
• Snowboarding
• Ski flying
• Skibob
• Snowshoeing
• Skiboarding