Former footballer Antonio Juliano, longtime Napoli captain, has died aged 80.

Antonio Juliano, a former footballer known in particular for having played 16 years in Naples between 1962 and 1978, including 12 as captain, has died at the age of 80. Juliano was born in 1942 in Naples and began his career in his city’s youth team. He played as a midfielder and became captain at just 23 years old, in 1966. With Naples, he obtained two second places and won the Italian Cup twice, in 1962 and 1976. In 1978, he left Naples to play a last season in Bologna. He also played for many years in the national team and was part of the team that won the European Championship in 1968 and finished second in the World Cup in 1970. After his retirement he became coach of Naples and, in the 1980s, he helped build the team that won the first Scudetto in the club’s history in 1987, bringing in players like Ruud Krol and especially Diego Armando Maradona.

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