S.S.C. Napoli Youth Sector

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Napoli Primavera
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Full nameSocietà Sportiva Calcio Napoli Primavera
GroundStadio Pasquale Janniello
OwnerAurelio De Laurentiis
PresidentEdoardo De Laurentiis
Head coachGiuseppe Angelini
LeagueCampionato Primavera 2B

The youth sector is responsible for managing all the teams registered by SSC Napoli into their youth leagues that is governed by the Italian FIGC for various National and International tournaments. The objective of this policy is to train and enhance young members of SSC Napoli so that they can be launched in the world of professional football, creating a pool of talent from which the first team can draw on.a player and want a chance in your team


The Youth Sector, according to the Italian football league system, is divided into six squads: 'Primavera', 'Berretti', 'Allievi Nazionali', 'Giovanissimi', 'Esordienti' and 'Pulcini'.

In the 1962-1963 season the FIGC decided to create a national youth championship called the Campionato Primavera. In which the Naples has participated in since the first edition with mixed success. In the early sixties a young youth star was born in the median of Antonio Juliano , who would soon debut in the first team and become the second most capped player to ever play for Napoli with 505 appearances in the league and cup alone. Since then many big names have emerged, including the likes of Fabio Cannavaro and Marco Merola.

Fabio Cannavaro, World champion and Ballon d'Or winner 2006, a product of the Napoli Youth team.

'Primavera' Squad[edit]

Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli Primavera is the Napoli football team composed of footballers between 15 and 20 years old. According to Italian Football’s hierarchy, it is the main youth category and is thus above the 'Berretti' squad. Each season, the 'Primavera' squad is the experimental group for the trial and/or promotion of the future members of the first team before the beginning of the Serie A season. Players deemed ready for first team football are registered and given a first team squad number. The team currently competes in group C of the Primavera TIM Championship.They have won the Primavera TIM Championship better known as Campionato Nazionale Primavera once in the 1978–79 Primavera season.

They also participate in the Coppa Italia Primavera and have been Champions once in 1997 they also compete in the annual Torneo di Viareggio one of the most prestigious U-20 championships in the world, an international tournament they have won and been runners-up 4 times.

The Primavera team also took part in the very first UEFA U-19 Champions League now called The UEFA Youth League after the Napoli first team qualified for the Champions League which gave the Primavera team access into the UEFA U-19 Champions League tournament, Napoli was put into Group F of the tournament with Olympique de Marseille, Arsenal F.C. and Borussia Dortmund. Napoli beat all the teams in the group, Olympique de Marseille, Arsenal F.C. and Borussia Dortmund at home to progress to the last 16 which saw them draw Real Madrid which they lost 2-1 in stoppage time with a goal by Aleix Febas Pérez in the 93rd minute.

Primavera squad[edit]

As of 21 August 2020

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Italy ITA Antonio Pio Daniele
GK Poland POL Hubert Dawid Idasiak
GK Italy ITA Gioacchino Maione
GK Italy ITA Vincenzo Mancino
DF Italy ITA Alessandro Zanoli
DF Algeria ALG Karim Zedadka
DF Italy ITA Davide Costanzo
DF Italy ITA Alberto Senese
DF Italy ITA Nello D'Onofrio
DF Italy ITA Vincenzo Potenza
MF Cyprus CYP Rafail Mamas
MF Italy ITA Brando Sami
MF Italy ITA Alessio Esposito
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Valerio Labriola
MF Italy ITA Giovanni Ceperano
MF Italy ITA Raffaele Virgillo
MF Italy ITA Antonio D'Amato
MF Italy ITA Francesco Marrazzo
MF Cyprus CYP Agapios Vrikkis
MF Albania ALB Kleis Bozhanaj
FW Italy ITA Antonio Cioffi
FW Italy ITA Lorenzo Sgarbi
FW Italy ITA Carlo Cavallo
FW Italy ITA Samuelle Vianni
FW Italy ITA Antonio Grasso
FW Italy ITA Antonio DeCicco
  • Primavera Staff
    • Head Coach: to be determinated

Managerial history[edit]

  • Italy Mario Corso(1978-1982)
  • Italy Luigi Caffarelli(1997-2007)
  • Italy Raimondo Marino(2003-2004)
  • Italy Roberto Miggiano(2010-2011)
  • Italy Adolfo Sormani(2011-2012)
  • Italy Giampaolo Saurini (2012–2017)
  • Italy Loris Beoni (2017 - 2018)
  • Italy Roberto Baronio (2018 - 2020)
  • Italy Giuseppe Angelini (2020)


Allievi Nazionali Serie A & B (U17) - Allievi Professionisti (competes against Serie A and B clubs)[edit]

As of 15 September 2019

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Italy ITA Francesco Baietti
GK Italy ITA Ciro Pinto
DF Italy ITA Benedetto Barba
DF Italy ITA Lorenzo Carannante
DF Italy ITA Mauro Sepe
DF Italy ITA Francesco Somma
DF Italy ITA Antonio Vittiello
DF Italy ITA Gioele Cirillo
DF Italy ITA Domenico Verdile
DF Italy ITA Roberto Natale
MF Italy ITA Francesco Rossi
MF Italy ITA Enrico Pio De Martino
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Gennaro Iaccarino
MF Italy ITA Manuel Matrone
MF Italy ITA Raffaele D'Angelo
MF Italy ITA Bruno Umile
MF Italy ITA Davide Accampa
MF Italy ITA Giuseppe D'Agostino
FW Italy ITA Luca Assalve
FW Italy ITA Paolo De Simone
FW Italy ITA Antonio Vergara
FW Italy ITA Antonio Cianciulli
FW Italy ITA Ambrosino

  • Allievi Nazionali Staff
    • Head Coach: Massimo Carnevale
    • Assistant Coach: Antonio Vanacore
    • Physical Trainer: Arcangelo Crispino
    • Goalkeeping Coach: Massimiliano Di Gliulo
    • Team Leader: Luca Lentini

Allievi Lega Pro I & II (U17) - Allievi Lega Pro (competes against Lega Pro clubs)[edit]

As of 19 August 2015

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Italy ITA Alessandro D'Andrea
GK Italy ITA Antonio Maisto
DF Italy ITA Gabriel Casolare
DF Italy ITA Roberto Rea
DF Italy ITA Niccolò Bartiromo
DF Italy ITA Alberto Senese
DF Italy ITA Andrea Mambella
DF Italy ITA Giovanni Calvano
MF Italy ITA Salvatore Micillo
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Antonio Illuminato
MF Italy ITA Matteo Coglitore
MF Italy ITA Carmine Cristiano
MF Italy ITA Nicola D'Alessandro
MF Italy ITA Christian Velotti
FW Italy ITA Ciro Palmieri
FW Italy ITA Francesco Pirone
FW Italy ITA Vincenzo Di Dato
FW Italy ITA Sergio Gianfrancesco
FW Italy ITA Angelo Lieto
FW Italy ITA Marco Merola
  • Allievi Lega Pro Staff
    • Head Coach: Vincenzo Marino
    • Assistant Coach: Armando Nocerino
    • Physical Trainer: Giuseppe Trepiccione
    • Goalkeeping Coach: Massimiliano Di Gliulo

Notable former Youth Team players[edit]

Below is a list of some footballers who have played for the Napoli youth squads:

Senior internationals[edit]


See also[edit]