2021–22 S.S.C. Napoli season

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Napoli
2021–22 season
PresidentAurelio De Laurentiis
Head coachLuciano Spalletti
StadiumStadio Diego Armando Maradona
Serie A1st
Coppa ItaliaRound of 16
UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stage
Top goalscorerLeague:
Victor Osimhen (5)

All:
Victor Osimhen (9)
2022–23 →

The 2021–22 season is the 76th season in the existence of S.S.C. Napoli and the club's 14th consecutive season in the top flight of Italian football. In addition to the domestic league, Napoli are participating in this season's edition of the Coppa Italia and the UEFA Europa League.

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 4 September 2021[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Italy ITA Alex Meret
2 DF France FRA Kévin Malcuit
4 MF Germany GER Diego Demme
5 DF Brazil BRA Juan Jesus
6 DF Portugal POR Mário Rui
7 MF North Macedonia MKD Elif Elmas
8 MF Spain ESP Fabián Ruiz
9 FW Nigeria NGA Victor Osimhen
11 FW Mexico MEX Hirving Lozano
12 GK Italy ITA Davide Marfella
13 DF Kosovo KVX Amir Rrahmani
14 FW Belgium BEL Dries Mertens (vice-captain)
20 MF Poland POL Piotr Zieliński (4th captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 FW Italy ITA Matteo Politano
22 DF Italy ITA Giovanni Di Lorenzo
24 FW Italy ITA Lorenzo Insigne (captain)
25 GK Colombia COL David Ospina
26 DF Senegal SEN Kalidou Koulibaly (3rd captain)
31 DF Algeria ALG Faouzi Ghoulam
33 FW Algeria ALG Adam Ounas
37 FW Italy ITA Andrea Petagna
44 DF Greece GRE Kostas Manolas
59 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Zanoli
68 MF Slovakia SVK Stanislav Lobotka
99 MF Cameroon CMR André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (on loan from Fulham)

Out on loan[edit]

As of 1 September 2021

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Italy ITA Nikita Contini (at Crotone until 30 June 2022)
DF Italy ITA Sebastiano Luperto (at Empoli until 30 June 2023)
MF Italy ITA Luca Palmiero (at Cosenza until 30 June 2022)
MF Germany GER Amin Younes (at Eintracht Frankfurt until 30 June 2022)
MF France FRA Zinédine Machach (at Honvéd until 30 June 2022)
FW Italy ITA Leonardo Candellone (at Südtirol until 30 June 2022)
FW Italy ITA Eugenio D'Ursi (at Pescara until 30 June 2022)
MF Italy ITA Gianluca Gaetano (at Cremonese until 30 June 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Luca Palmiero (at Cosenza until 30 June 2022)
FW Argentina ARG Franco Ferrari (at Pescara until 30 June 2022)
FW Italy ITA Michael Folorunsho (at Pordenone until 30 June 2022)
FW Poland POL Arkadiusz Milik (at Marseille until 30 June 2022)
FW Italy ITA Gennaro Tutino (at Parma until 30 June 2022)
FW Italy ITA Alessio Zerbin (at Frosinone until 30 June 2022)

Transfers[edit]

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Fixtures

18 July 2021 Friendly Napoli Italy 12–0 Italy Anaunia Trento, Italy
17:30 CEST (UTC+2)
Report Stadium: Campo sportivo Dimaro
24 July 2021 Friendly Napoli Italy 1–0 Italy Pro Vercelli Trento, Italy
17:30 CEST (UTC+2)
Report Stadium: Campo sportivo Dimaro
31 July 2021 2021 Audi Cup Bayern Munich Germany 0–3 Italy Napoli Munich, Germany
16:30 CEST (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Allianz Arena
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Felix Brych
4 August 2021 Friendly Wisła Kraków Poland 1–2 Italy Napoli Kraków, Poland
18:00 CEST (UTC+2) Report
Stadium: Stadion Miejski Wisły
Attendance: 16 614
Referee: Mariusz Zlotek
8 August 2021 Friendly Napoli Italy 2–1 Italy Ascoli Castel di Sangro, Italy
17:30 CEST (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Stadio Teofilo Patini
Referee: Federico Dionisi
14 August 2021 Friendly Napoli Italy 4–0 Italy Pescara Castel di Sangro, Italy
17:30 CEST (UTC+2)
Report Stadium: Stadio Teofilo Patini
Referee: Davide Miele
6 September 2021 Friendly Napoli Italy 1–5 Italy Benevento Naples, Italy
21:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Stadio San Paolo
Referee: Davide Miele

Competitions[edit]

Overall record[edit]

Competition First match Last match Starting round Record
Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
Serie A 22 August 2021 22 May 2022 Matchday 1 9 8 1 0 19 3 +16 088.89
Coppa Italia 12–19 January 2022 Round of 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
UEFA Europa League 16 September 2021 Group stage 3 1 1 1 7 5 +2 033.33
Total 12 9 2 1 26 8 +18 075.00

Last updated: 24 October 2021
Source: Soccerway

Serie A[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Napoli 9 8 1 0 19 3 +16 25 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Milan 9 8 1 0 22 9 +13 25
3 Internazionale 9 5 3 1 24 12 +12 18
4 Roma 9 5 1 3 16 9 +7 16
5 Atalanta 9 4 3 2 15 11 +4 15 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
Updated to match(es) played on 24 October 2021. Source: Serie A
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Draw. (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played)

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
9 8 1 0 19 3  +16 25 4 0 0 7 1  +6 4 1 0 12 2  +10

Last updated: 24 October 2021.
Source: Serie A

Results by round[edit]

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ResultWWWWWWWWD
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Updated to match(es) played on 24 October 2021. Source: Serie A
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

The league fixtures were announced on 14 July 2021.[2]

22 August 2021 1 Napoli 2–0 Venezia Naples
20:45 CEST (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Stadio San Paolo
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Gianluca Aureliano
29 August 2021 2 Genoa 1–2 Napoli Genoa
18:30 CEST (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Marco Di Bello
11 September 2021 3 Napoli 2–1 Juventus Naples
18:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Stadio San Paolo
Attendance: 23,500
Referee: Massimiliano Irrati
20 September 2021 4 Udinese 0–4 Napoli Udine
20:45 CEST (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Stadio Friuli
Attendance: 11,484
Referee: Gianluca Manganiello
23 September 2021 5 Sampdoria 0–4 Napoli Genoa
18:30 CEST (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Attendance: 4,596
Referee: Paolo Valeri
26 September 2021 6 Napoli 2–0 Cagliari Naples
20:45 CEST (UTC+2)
Report Stadium: Stadio San Paolo
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Marco Piccinini
3 October 2021 7 Fiorentina 1–2 Napoli Florence
18:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi
Attendance: 15,264
Referee: Simone Sozza
17 October 2021 8 Napoli 1–0 Torino Naples
18:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Stadio San Paolo
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Juan Luca Sacchi
24 October 2021 9 Roma 0–0 Napoli Rome
18:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Referee: Davide Massa
28 October 2021 10 Napoli v Bologna Naples
20:45 CEST (UTC+2) Stadium: Stadio San Paolo

Coppa Italia[edit]

12–19 January 2021 Round of 16 Napoli v Fiorentina or Benevento Naples
--:-- CET (UTC+1) Stadium: Stadio San Paolo

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

The draw for the group stage was held on 27 August 2021.[3]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LEG NAP LEI SPM
1 Poland Legia Warsaw 3 2 0 1 2 3 −1 6 Advance to round of 16 4 Nov 1–0 9 Dec
2 Italy Napoli 3 1 1 1 7 5 +2 4 Advance to preliminary knockout round 3–0 9 Dec 2–3
3 England Leicester City 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4 Transfer to Europa Conference League 25 Nov 2–2 4 Nov
4 Russia Spartak Moscow 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3 0–1 24 Nov 3–4
Updated to match(es) played on 21 October 2021. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
16 September 2021 1 Leicester City England 2–2 Italy Napoli Leicester, England
21:00 CET (UTC+1)
Report
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 29,579
Referee: Tiago Martins (Portugal)
30 September 2021 2 Napoli Italy 2–3 Russia Spartak Moscow Naples, Italy
18:45 CEST (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Stadio San Paolo
Attendance: 13,373
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (Slovakia)
21 October 2021 3 Napoli Italy 3–0 Poland Legia Warsaw Naples, Italy
21:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Stadio San Paolo
Attendance: 10,346
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
4 November 2021 4 Legia Warsaw Poland v Italy Napoli Warsaw, Poland
18:45 CET (UTC+1) Stadium: Stadion Wojska Polskiego
24 November 2021 5 Spartak Moscow Russia v Italy Napoli Moscow, Russia
18:30 MSK (UTC+3) Stadium: Otkritie Arena
9 December 2021 6 Napoli Italy v England Leicester City Naples, Italy
18:45 CEST (UTC+2) Stadium: Stadio San Paolo

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Last updated on 21 October 2021
No. Pos Nat Player Total Serie A Coppa Italia Europa League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Italy Alex Meret 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
12 GK Italy Davide Marfella 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 GK Colombia David Ospina 7 0 6 0 0 0 1 0
46 GK Poland Hubert Idasiak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF France Kévin Malcuit 3 0 0+1 0 0 0 1+1 0
3 DF Italy Filippo Costa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 DF Brazil Juan Jesus 4 0 0+2 0 0 0 1+1 0
6 DF Portugal Mário Rui 9 0 8 0 0 0 1 0
13 DF Kosovo Amir Rrahmani 7 2 5 2 0 0 1+1 0
22 DF Italy Giovanni Di Lorenzo 11 0 8 0 0 0 3 0
26 DF Senegal Kalidou Koulibaly 11 2 8 2 0 0 3 0
31 DF Algeria Faouzi Ghoulam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 DF Italy Davide Costanzo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 DF Greece Kostas Manolas 6 0 3+1 0 0 0 2 0
59 DF Italy Alessandro Zanoli 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
4 MF Germany Diego Demme 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 1 0
7 MF North Macedonia Elif Elmas 11 2 3+5 1 0 0 2+1 1
8 MF Spain Fabián Ruiz 11 2 8 2 0 0 2+1 0
20 MF Poland Piotr Zieliński 9 1 5+2 1 0 0 2 0
68 MF Slovakia Stanislav Lobotka 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
99 MF Cameroon André-Frank Zambo Anguissa 9 0 6 0 0 0 2+1 0
Forwards
9 FW Nigeria Victor Osimhen 10 9 7 5 0 0 1+2 4
11 FW Mexico Hirving Lozano 11 2 3+5 2 0 0 2+1 0
14 FW Belgium Dries Mertens 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 1 0
21 FW Italy Matteo Politano 11 2 6+2 1 0 0 1+2 1
24 FW Italy Lorenzo Insigne 11 3 8 2 0 0 3 1
33 FW Algeria Adam Ounas 7 0 0+5 0 0 0 0+2 0
37 FW Italy Andrea Petagna 10 1 0+7 1 0 0 1+2 0
58 FW Italy Antonio Cioffi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players transferred out during the season
70 MF Italy Gianluca Gaetano 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0

Source: Competitions

Goalscorers[edit]

As of 22 October 2021
Rank No. Pos. Nat. Player Serie A Coppa Italia Europa League Total
1 9 FW Nigeria Victor Osimhen 5 0 4 9
2 24 FW Italy Lorenzo Insigne 2 0 1 3
3 8 MF Spain Fabián Ruiz 2 0 0 2
26 DF Senegal Kalidou Koulibaly 2 0 0 2
7 MF North Macedonia Elif Elmas 1 0 1 2
11 FW Mexico Hirving Lozano 2 0 0 2
13 DF Kosovo Amir Rrahmani 2 0 0 2
21 FW Italy Matteo Politano 1 0 1 2
9 20 MF Poland Piotr Zieliński 1 0 0 1
37 FW Italy Andrea Petagna 1 0 0 1
Totals 18 0 7 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Agorà Telematica, Agorà Med S.r.l. "Prima squadra – SSC Napoli" [First team – SSC Napoli] (in Italian). S.S.C. Napoli.
  2. ^ "Serie A TIM fixtures 2021/2022 announced". Lega Serie A. 14 July 2021.
  3. ^ "UEFA Europa League group stage draw". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 August 2021.