Kappa Makes the Napoli Kit
Napoli FC has been sporting the Kappa logo for a number of years after signing their contract together in 2015. This deal was agreed for 5 years which means that Kappa will be producing the Napoli home shirt, away and training ranges until 2020. The deal is reported to be worth around 8M Euros per year.
When it came to signing a new contract in 2015, Macron, Nike and Kappa all put forward an offer to work with the team; however Napoli FC chose Kappa as they preferred their proposed styles. This is because Kappa allowed them to highly customize the appearance of the kits and clothing compared to the standardized templates offered by Nike.
Prior to their latest collaboration, the Napoli football club has also held contracts with a number of sports clothing manufacturers. They had resigned with NR (Ennerre) twice in the 80s, earning them the title of the longest collective contract with the team. During their second stint with the brand they produced the most sought after Napoli home shirt of them all. This was the shirt worn by the great Maradona during the 1987/88 season. And what made this jersey extra special for the supporters was the fact that the Scudetto was woven onto the right of the chest. This badge was awarded to the team after their triumphantly successful win the season before.
Along with this, Napoli has also worked with Macron for an outstanding 6 years which is their longest single partnership with a brand. Below you can see a breakdown of the rest of the companies which they collaborated with over time:
- Puma – 1978 to 1980
- NR (Ennerre) – 1980 to 1984
- Linea Time – 1984 to 1985
- NR (Ennerre) – 1985 to 1991
- Umbro – 1991 to 1994
- Lotto – 1994 to 1997
- Nike – 1997 to 2000
- Diadora – 2000 to 2003
- Legea – 2003 to 2004
- Kappa – 2004 to 2006
- Diadora – 2006 to 2009
- Macron – 2009 to 2015
- Kappa – 2015 to present
Why You Should Buy a Napoli Shirt?
Despite a few setbacks over the years, the club has come to prove that their losses do not hold them back; in fact they are actually a great motivator. One example of this was the unfortunate performance by the squad during the 1926/27 season. The disappointed fans then nicknamed the squad ‘donkeys’ in jest to the stallion emblazoned on their crest. However, growing from their defeat, they transformed this name into a positive effort to promote encouragement for the supporters and players. To do this they then made a mascot in the form of a donkey which is known as ‘O Ciuccio’ in Italian. Therefore, this retaliation to a negative event is highly inspirational and makes the fans love and respect for the club that bit stronger.
They have also celebrated a range of wins for the exceptional performance from their players during the seasons to gain them a number of trophies. Their strongest tournament was that of the Coppa Italia where they won a total of five competitions. And their most recent was in the Supercoppa Italiana. See below for a breakdown of the achievements by the squad:
- Serie A Winners – 1986/87, 1989/90
- Coppa Italia Winners – 1961/62, 1975/76, 1986/87, 2011/12, 2013/14
- Supercoppa Italiana Winners – 1990, 2014
- UEFA Cup Winners – 1988/89
- Serie B Winners – 1945/46, 1949/50
- Serie C1 Winners – 2005/06
- Anglo-Italian League Cup Winners – 1976
- Coppa delle Apli Winners - 1966
Notable Players Donning the Napoli Soccer Jersey
Pledge allegiance to your number one Serie A football team this season by investing in the must-have replica jersey. When wearing this Napoli shirt you will feel like the greatest players who have ever donned the classic jersey for the team. Some of the most notable players to take to the pitch in the Napoli home shirt are listed below:
- Marek Hamšík – Highest goal scorer across his career by acquiring 120 successful nets for the Blues
- Diego Maradona – Second highest goal scorer for the team is Maradona who scored 115 goals for Napoli during his 7 year stint
- Attila Sallustro – Holds record for most goals in the league with 106 nets across his 11 years with the team
- Antonio Vojak – Vojak is the highest goal scorer in the Serie A who scored a total of 102 goals during his 6 years with the squad
- Gonzalo Higuain – Playing for Napoli in 2013/16, Higuaín acquired the record for the most goals made in a single season. This was for his 36 goals in the 15/16 Serie A.
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Along with being able to order the Napoli football shirt, you can also pick up merchandise sporting the squads crest too. So if you want to update your computer setup at home, why not look at purchasing a keyboard to spruce up your technology?
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