The question that many people often ask because a team that has won very little both in Italy and in Europe has this strong representation that is moved only by the passion of its people and by the attachment to a territory that for decades has suffered from economic and industrial policies wrong of our country? In the context of the BelPaese as they call us abroad, this team is not comparable to any, because it simply clings to its strong identity due to traditions and culture (in all fields) that make it a real open pit mine, confirming itself as the only real Cultural Capital, not to be confused with the Capital of Art which includes both Florence and Venice as real diamond tips.
Unlike other certainly richer and more powerful realities, just think of Rome, Political Capital with (AS Roma and SS Lazio), Milan, Economic-Financial Capital (AC Milan and FC Internazionale) Turin, Industrial Capital (Juventus FC) the only strength that carries SSC Napoli forward is culture and the ability to convey emotions, which go far beyond the playing field. The constant ability for years to stay close to the top places in Serie A is a real sporting miracle, confirming itself as the only great economic reality, which manages to emerge in depressed context from an economic point of view and continuously mortified by lack of national development policies.
This team basically represents a part of Italy, the so-called “Meridione”, which currently boasts only 2 winning teams, SSC Napoli and Cagliari in Sardinia, for the rest there are only a few appearances of other important squads such as Palermo Calcio, Bari Calcio, Lecce, Salernitana, Avellino, Catania, Reggina, always with ups and downs that do not allow a real constant growth in the world of modern football. The only exception for the moment is that of Benevento Calcio, which this year participates for the second time in Serie A and has a very ambitious project to be able to stay in the league as long as possible, having made numerous investments by the President Oreste Vigorito.
Concluding with this brief analysis, the meaning of cheering on a team like SSC Napoli means believing in a sports battle where not only money and power are the masters, but also the ideas and business strategy that all teams can pursue, because it is not only the richest and most powerful teams that must win, but sometimes there can be sporting miracles for which this sport is still worth following, sporting rematches against an organizational and political-sporting system that would like a flattening of football results always in favor of powerful clubs already known at national level.
Currently off the pitch, the Neapolitan Club manages to stabilize itself in 5th place for importance in Italian football, both for the number of fans and for the brand that has grown steadily over these 17 years under the new management of President De Laurentiis, but it is almost impossible to overcome this barrier by being faced with realities such as Juventus FC, Milan, FC Internazionale and AS Roma which for various reasons are there in front of everyone and absolutely must remain in those positions, as explained at the beginning of the article. I greet you with a #wearenapoli, the important thing is to resist, fight and dream of a more meritocratic championship and also open to unknown realities of our territory, for an ever greater enhancement of Serie A.