Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Light wear to the sponsor. Couple of little wear areas
Size: Adults Medium
Chest Measurement: 39-41 Inches / 98-105 CM
Colour: Blue, white trim
Official Nike Napoli home football shirt from the 1997/98 season.
Condition of this original football shirt is 8/10 - Excellent. Light wear to the sponsor. Couple of little wear areas (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. All patches are all also in superb condition. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for your own collection.
In 1997/98, Napoli crashed out of Serie A following a disastrous season. It only clinched 14 points out of 34 matches, despite having the services of several experienced Serie A players. Napoli went through four coaches over the course of the season, and hardly took a point in the second half of the season. Given the disastrous form of the team, Claudio Bellucci's ten goals were impressive, while thought top scorer Igor Protti was one of the largest disappointments of the entire series. The lack of defensive skills cost Napoli many points, and more than two goals were conceded on average. This was despite Roberto Ayala's brilliance, which earned him a transfer to A.C. Milan.
Only eight years following Napoli's second title, the club seemed to be in terminal decline, with hard work being needed to return to the top domestic league. Given that the club had not been relegated since a bankruptcy in 1964, the relegation was a shock, by the extremely poor season.