Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll football... Diego Maradona and the thrills, skills and controversy of Napoli's first Serie A triumph 30 years on 



'Napoli signing Diego Maradona in 1984? The modern equivalent would be if they bought Cristiano Ronaldo today. And that's clearly impossible.' That's the view of 85-year-old Corrado Ferlaino, president of the Italian club between 1983 and 1993.
The comparison, given in a recent interview in the Gazzetta dello Sport, is perfect. The arrival of the Argentine genius for £7million from Barcelona in the summer of 1984 was the coup of the century. Napoli had purchased a young demi-god destined for greatness.
He was explosive, agile and resistant. A squat, slippery figure with a left foot from... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Sport, Views: 33
Source: Daily Mail
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