Napoli, fans erupt in celebration after team clinches its first Serie A title in 33 years
For the first time in 33 years, Napoli have won Serie A. With a draw against Udinese on Thursday, Napoli clinched the title with five games to play.
It's the third time in team history Napoli has won Italy's top flight. The team also accomplished that feat in 1987 and 1990. Both of those teams were led by soccer legend Diego Maradona.
Thirty-three years is a long time between titles, and the team, its fans and the city of Naples erupted in a major way after breaking the drought.
Napoli players and coaches yelled in elation and shed tears the moment the team clinched the title. Napoli fans attending the contest, which was held in Udine, smiled and celebrated the moment.
THE MOMENT NAPOLI CLINCHED THEIR FIRST SCUDETTO IN 33 YEARS. 🤩 pic.twitter.com/STs0zDQsoS
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) May 4, 2023
Those who opted to watch the game at Napoli's home stadium, Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, went wild as the game went final.
#UdineseNapoli, il gol di #Osimhen e l'esultanza del Maradona impazzito pic.twitter.com/VDSQKotY5N
— calciomercato.com (@cmdotcom) May 4, 2023
Back in Udine, Napoli players took the celebration back to the locker room, where some danced on tables. Shirts — and pants — were optional.
SIAMO NOOOOIIIIIIII 🏆 #Napul3 pic.twitter.com/G2htDc21qa
— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) May 4, 2023
The entire city of Naples took to the streets to celebrate the title. Incredible firework displays erupted across the sky and fans paraded through the streets on scooters.
— 🪶Mark_e_tiello🔩 (@OfficinaDiMarK) May 4, 2023
Napoli. 4/5/2023. Champions of Italy. 🏆🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/e5ePI9Bl8X
— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) May 4, 2023
Napoli: un vero e proprio fiume di motorini si riversa nel rione Sanità, dove già decine di tifosi stanno festeggiando lo scudetto #Napoli #scudetto #UdineseNapoli #localteam pic.twitter.com/t1iUHFs9Vf
— Local Team (@localteamtv) May 4, 2023
Following Thursday's draw, Napoli still has five games to go. The team will take on Fiorentina on Sunday before returning home May 14 to take on Monza. We're guessing Napoli fans will be out in full force on the 14th for the team's first home game since clinching the Serie A title.