A major blow: Maradona’s departure from Napoli in 1992


Journalist Roberto Race discusses his boyhood memory of football god Diego Maradona leaving S.S.C. Napoli, remembering how this end of an era for the club–and devestating loss for the city–coincided with the period of reforms in Italian politics.

Storyteller: Roberto Race

Date of Story: 1992
Location of Story: Naples, Italy
Location: Naples, Italy
Date: 2 February, 2016

This post is part of a collaboration with author Davide Rubini to collect the stories of Italy in the aftermath of the “Bribesville” (Tangentopoli) scandals of the 1990s. Find out more about Rubini’s new novel,  il fischio finale (The Final Blow).