Why wouldn’t he? As a boy from Castellamare di Stabia, brought up on the outskirts of Naples and in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, he was infected with that famous, sometimes infamous, southern Italian passion for the Partinopei.
But life is rarely that easy and instead Fabio was forced to head to the frigid north, to Turin, for his break in football. Via Torino, Fiorentina, Chieti, Ascoli and Sampdoria he bided his time and waited his chance.
It was a scenic route back home but, after a decade of professional football, Napoli got in touch in 2009 and there was no