It was 1984 and the Naples announced the signing of Diego Armando Maradona. The ‘Fluff‘ landed in Italian football determined to end the hegemony of the teams from the north of Italydominators of the championship.
In his first two years, the Argentine star laid the foundations to win the league in the third, in the 1986/1987 season, just 35 years ago.
After prevailing in the 1986 World Cup, Maradona started an excellent season with the Naples. After being third the previous campaign, he took over the services of the scorer Andrea Carnevaleauthor of 8 goals, two less than ‘Fluff’.
The Neapolitan duo catapulted the ‘azzurri’ to lift their first league in their history, a title that also came accompanied by the cuppa. To date, the double had only been achieved by northerners Turin, Juventus and Interbut the ‘status quo’ had changed.
Then came other achievements, such as achieving another ‘shield‘ three years later, a Super Cup (1990) and one UEFA Cup (1989), and the sanctions for doping, which blew up the career of one of the best footballers in history.