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Napoli wound up

Published: Tuesday 3 August 2004, 11.58CET
Two-time Italian champions and 1988/89 UEFA Cup winners SSC Napoli have been declared bankrupt.

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Published: Tuesday 3 August 2004, 11.58CET

Napoli wound up

Two-time Italian champions and 1988/89 UEFA Cup winners SSC Napoli have been declared bankrupt.

Two-time Italian champions and 1988/89 UEFA Cup winners SSC Napoli have been declared bankrupt, a week after being relegated from Serie B after failing to provide guarantees regarding their financial security.

Debts force closure
A Naples court made the order, saying that the club had debts of about €62m. Napoli could now request the implementation of a law known as 'Lodo Petrucci' which allows a bankrupt club to reform and start again at a lower level. It is still unclear if they will follow this route and begin the 2004/05 season in Serie C1.

Maradona-inspired heyday
Napoli's heyday came in the 1980s, when inspired by Diego Maradona they won the Scudetto in 1986/87 and 1989/90, as well as the UEFA Cup, beating VfB Stuttgart 5-4 on aggregate in the final. They last competed in Serie A in 2000/01, when they were relegated by a single point.

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