SocietÃ Sportiva Calcio Napoli, commonly referred to as simply Napoli or the abbreviation SSC Napoli, is an Italian professional football club based in Naples, Campania that was originally founded in 1904. The club has spent most of their history in the top tier in Italian football, where they currently play for the 2008-09 season after recently gaining promotion.
Napoli, who play in azure blue shirts with white shorts have won Serie A twice, first in 1986-87 and then again in 1989-90. They have also won Coppa Italia in their home country three times. On the European stage, Napoli have won the UEFA Cup, a triumph which was achieved in 1988-89. Historically, Napoli are the ninth most successful club in Italian football and the most successful in Southern Italy.
The club have had several names changes since first appearing in 1904; one of these was after a merger with another club called Internazionale Napoli. The most recent change was in 2004, when the club went bankrupt but were refounded by film-producer Aurelio De Laurentiis as Napoli Soccer; he restored the name back to SocietÃ Sportiva Calcio Napoli in early 2006.