Juventus F.C.

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Juventus' crest
Full nameJuventus Football Club S.p.A.
  • La Vecchia Signora (The Old Lady)
  • La Fidanzata d'Italia (The Girlfriend of Italy)
  • La Madama (Piedmontese: Madam)
  • I Bianconeri (The Black and Whites)
  • Le Zebre (The Zebras)
  • La Signora Omicidi (The Killer Lady)[1]
  • La Gheuba (Piedmontese pronunciation: [la ˈɡøba]: The Hunchback)
Short nameJuve, JFC, JUV
Founded1 November 1897; 122 years ago (1897-11-01), as Sport-Club Juventus
GroundAllianz Stadium
Ground Capacity41,507[2]
ChairmanAndrea Agnelli
Head coachMaurizio Sarri
LeagueSerie A
2018–19Serie A, 1st
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Juventus F.C., sometimes known as Juve, is an Italian football club that plays in Serie A. It was founded in 1897 and they play their home games at the Juventus Stadium in Turin.

The club is the most successful team in the history of Italian football. Overall, the club has won 51 official trophies, more than any other team in the country; 40 in Italy, which is also a record, and 11 in European and world competitions. The Old Lady is the third most successful club in Europe and the sixth in the world with the most international titles officially recognized by one of the six continental football confederations and FIFA.

The club was the first Italian to win the UEFA Cup. In 1985, Juventus, the only team in the world to have won all official international cups and championships became the first club in the history of European football to have won all three major UEFA club competitions.

In Italy, Juventus is the club which has the biggest fan base, having also one of the largest numbers of supporters in the world, with a total of 170 million Juventus supporters (Italian "tifosi") worldwide. The club is a founding member of the European Club Association, which was formed after the dissolution of the G-14, a collection of Europe's most elite clubs. The Torinese side is also recognized for its huge contribution to the Italian national team.

According to the all-time ranking published in 2009 by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics, an organization recognized by FIFA, Juventus were Italy's best club and second in Europe of the 20th century.

Name[change | change source]

  • 1897–1898: S.C. Juventus
  • 1899–1937: F.B.C. Juventus
  • 1937–1943: Juventus
  • 1943–1945: Juventus-Cisitalia
  • 1945–present: Juventus F.C.

Honours[change | change source]

League position[change | change source]

Season League Position
2000/01 Serie A 2nd
2001/02 Serie A Champions
2002/03 Serie A Champions
2003/04 Serie A 3rd
2004/05 Serie A Champions
2005/06 Serie A Champions
2006/07 Serie B Champions
2007/08 Serie A 3rd
2008/09 Serie A 2nd
2009/10 Serie A 7th
2010/11 Serie A 7th
2011/12 Serie A Champions
2012/13 Serie A Champions
2013/14 Serie A Champions
2014/15 Serie A Champions
2015/16 Serie A Champions
2016/17 Serie A Champions
2017/18 Serie A Champions
2018/19 Serie A Champions

Former position[change | change source]

First-Team Squad[change | change source]

As of 2 September 2019[3]

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

No. Position Player
1 Poland GK Wojciech Szczęsny
2 Italy DF Mattia De Sciglio
3 Italy DF Giorgio Chiellini (captain)
4 Netherlands DF Matthijs de Ligt
5 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Miralem Pjanić
6 Germany MF Sami Khedira
7 Portugal FW Cristiano Ronaldo
8 Wales MF Aaron Ramsey
10 Argentina FW Paulo Dybala
11 Brazil FW Douglas Costa
12 Brazil DF Alex Sandro
13 Brazil DF Danilo
14 France MF Blaise Matuidi
15 Croatia FW Marko Pjaca
No. Position Player
16 Colombia MF Juan Cuadrado
17 Croatia FW Mario Mandžukić
19 Italy DF Leonardo Bonucci (vice-captain)
21 Argentina FW Gonzalo Higuaín
23 Germany MF Emre Can
24 Italy DF Daniele Rugani
25 France MF Adrien Rabiot
28 Turkey DF Merih Demiral
30 Uruguay MF Rodrigo Bentancur
31 Italy GK Carlo Pinsoglio
33 Italy FW Federico Bernardeschi
37 Italy GK Mattia Perin
77 Italy GK Gianluigi Buffon

Notable players[change | change source]

Chairman[change | change source]

In more than 110 years of corporate history, at the helm of Juventus 23 presidents have come and gone and two management committees. The first president was Eugenio Canfari Juventus, one of the founding members.

The longest period in office was dominated by Giampiero Boniperti, at the helm of Juventus for 19 years from 1971 to 1990 [117]; Boniperti, like its successor Caissotti di Vittorio Chiusano, president from 1990 to 2003, boasts the largest trophy the history of the club.

The businessman Umberto Agnelli, who became chairman less than 21 years of age, in 1955, was the youngest to hold this office. Also noteworthy is the presidencies of the Swiss Alfred Dick and Giuseppe Hess and Frenchman Jean-Claude Blanc, the only non-Italian to become presidents of the club. In particular, Dick was the President of the Bianconeri's first championship (1905).

Currently, the contractor in charge of Juventus is Andrea Agnelli, who was elected president on April 28, 2010 by the shareholders at the club.

References[change | change source]

  1. Arpino, Bàrberi Squarotti & Romano 1992, p. 613.
  2. "Buon compleanno, Juventus Stadium!" (in Italian). juventus.com. 8 September 2016. Archived from the original on 9 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  3. https://www.tuttomercatoweb.com/serie-a/juve-la-lista-serie-a-ci-sono-emre-can-e-mandzukic-anche-pjaca-e-perin-1288108