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Napoli sign experienced Lucarelli

Published: Saturday 21 August 2010, 18.33CET
Cristiano Lucarelli's second spell at hometown club AS Livorno Calcio has ended after the 34-year-old former Italian international joined UEFA Europa League hopefuls SSC Napoli.
Napoli sign experienced Lucarelli
Cristiano Lucarelli was prolific in his two spells at Livorno ©Getty Images
 
Published: Saturday 21 August 2010, 18.33CET

Napoli sign experienced Lucarelli

Cristiano Lucarelli's second spell at hometown club AS Livorno Calcio has ended after the 34-year-old former Italian international joined UEFA Europa League hopefuls SSC Napoli.

SSC Napoli have strengthened their squad ahead of the UEFA Europa League play-off return against IF Elfsborg by recruiting striker Cristiano Lucarelli from AS Livorno Calcio.

No details of the fee or contract length have been revealed for the 34-year-old, who scored three times in six matches for Italy between June 2005 and October 2007. Much travelled before joining Livorno in 2003 from Torino FC, Lucarelli scored 104 times in 174 league appearances in two spells with his hometown club either side of stints at FC Shakhtar Donetsk and Parma FC. Napoli take a 1-0 lead into the second leg of their European tie in Sweden on Thursday.

Last updated: 21/08/10 18.55CET

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