Second placed in the Serie A behind the Juventus, eliminated from the UCL toughest bracket (including Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool) in spite of a brilliant series of performances, SSC Napoli is also experiencing a successful season with its Youth teams from the U15 to the “Primavera”, including the U16 and U17 squads. The Torneo Città di Arco – Trofeo Beppe Viola’s fans and followers will have the opportunity to enjoy SSC Napoli Under 17 team in Arco, as they will take in the 48th edition to be held next March 7th-12th, 2019.
A leading force of the U17 Italian League the team trained by Massimo Carnevale scored 9 wins (8 in the first 8 rounds) and 2 draws so far. The “azzurri” can’t boast an overwhelming attack like the AS Roma (69 goals), relying however on a strong defense: only 6 goals suffered, including those scored by AS Roma in the match SSC Napoli won 3-2.
Besides the endowed defense, the team’s assets include the midfielder Ceparano, the all-around Virgilio and the offensive line, where the new-entry Cavallo perfectly combining his talent with the promising Cioffi (former star of the U16 team) and the center forwards Montaperto, Cifarelli and Della Pietra. D’Amato and the perfect “moment seizer” D’Agostino also use to shine on the box score.
The talented Under 17 squad aims once again to be a and endless tank for the main team, byword for modern and enjoyable football philosophy and constancy of results. Naples’ Lorenzo Insigne himself, who wore SSC Napoli’s jersey also at 2008 Trofeo Beppe Viola, is a cornerstone on Carlo Ancelotti’s chessboard, after being a key element for Maurizio Sarri.
Former World champion and 2006 Golden Ball winner Fabio Cannavaro also played with SSC Napoli U17 team at Trofeo Beppe Viola (in 1990), as well as his brother Paolo Cannavaro, a long main team’s captan and defense leader, the stricker Marco Ferrante and the midfielder Carmelo Imbriani, this last untimely died five years ago at the age of 37.