Everything about Juventus history!
It is unlikely that anyone is a football fan and is not familiar with the Juventus football club! This Italian football club is located in Turin, Italy.
Juventus is the third oldest Italian football club after Genoa and Udinese. This proud club has been in Italian Serie A football league throughout its history, except for the 2006–07 season, when it was banished to Serie B due to calciopoli issues.
Originally founded in 1897 by a number of Turin students, the prestigious Juventus Club has won many accolades and, with a total of 69 prestigious trophies, is one of the most prestigious clubs in Italy, Europe and the world.
Among the honors of Juventus, it can be mentioned that this club is the first club in the history of European football to have won all three prestigious European Cups, Juventus is the second best team of the 20th century in Europe selected by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics. It was selected as the seventh best club in the world in 2017 by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.
Juventus always emphasize their Italianness and use the largest number of Italian players.
In 2011, Juventus opened its new and exclusive stadium called Juventus Stadium, which with a capacity of 41,507 people is one of the most equipped and up-to-date stadiums in Europe and the world.
According to 2020 estimates, with a revenue of € 459.7 million, Juventus is the 10th most lucrative football club in the world and the highest-paid Italian football club. Juventus also ranked 10th in the list of the most valuable football clubs in the world in 2019.
In the following to have a brief review on everything about Juventus history, we will review juventus foundation history, juventus logo history, juventus champions' league history, juventus kit history, juventus coaches' history, juventus trophies history and juventus badge history.
Everything about Juventus history!
The first thing we need to know about Juventus history is the Juventus foundation history.
Juventus Foundation History
The Juventus foundation history has an interesting story.
Juventus was born on November 1, 1897 in Turin, Italy to a young group dreaming of starting a football team. None of these young people thought that the club they formed in a friendly way would one day become one of the most important football clubs of all time.
After forming a young team and choosing the location of the team, considering the youth of the club and the young players who played in this team with a lot of love and passion, the group decided to choose the name of Juventus Sports Club. The word Juventus has Latin roots and means young.
Born on June 10, 1915, Hurra Juventus Magazine is the club's most popular monthly magazine now. It was in 1919-20 season that the president of the Juventus composed Juventus Anthem. But the new official anthem of Juventus is Juve (storia di un grande amore), written by Alessandra Torre and Claudio Guidetti, composed in 2007.
In 1930s Juventus emerged as one of the great powers of Italian football. From 1930 to 1935, Juventus won five consecutive championships, a record that was broken by Juventus in the second decade of the 21st century.
In February 1934, Juventus unveiled a new stadium called the Comunale (now the Olympics), which later immortalized the spectacular memories of legends such as Boniperti, Roberto Bettega and Michel Platini.
Between the 1930s and the 21st century, the club went through many ups and downs. The peak periods of this club were associated with the shining of the unrepeatable legends of football in Italy and Europe, and in addition to these glorious periods, there were periods of decline and diminishing of the brilliance of this legendary club. However, before 2004, Juventus had never been relegated from Serie A.
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It was in the summer of 2004 that Fabio Capello joined Juventus after the departure of Marcello Lippi. Fabio Capello, who previously coached AS Roma, one of Juventus' old rivals, failed to gain popularity among the club's fans, despite attracting strong players and winning several trophies.
At the end of the 2005–06 season, as Juventus won the title, there were reports of Juventus officials colluding with the referees. It was at this time that Gianluca Pessotto fell from the club's building and the margins around Juventus widened.
With the official announcement of the Calciopoli scandal and the collusion of Juventus officials with the refereeing committee and some referees, as well as the publication of Luciano Moggi's telephone conversations with some officials and referees, the Italian sports courts revoked Juventus' last two Serie A titles from the old lady and the club was exiled to Serie B.
Following the ruling, players including Fabio Cannavaro, Gianluca Zambrotta, Patrick Vieira, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lilian Thuram left Juventus.
Juventus started the Serie B season with a score of -9 in the 2006-07 season, and at the end of the season, after a close match with Napoli and Genoa, stood on the first platform of the competition and won the Serie B title in the 2006-2007 season.
Juventus Nicknames History
Juventus has acquired many nicknames during its history, and la Vecchia Signora (the Old Lady) is the most famous one. The "old" part of the nickname is a pun on Juventus which means "youth" in Latin, and refers to the age of the Juventus star players towards the middle of the 1930s, and the "lady" part of the nickname is how fans of the club affectionately referred to it before the 1930s.
Other nicknames of Juventus are:
- la Fidanzata d'Italia: the Girlfriend of Italy
- [La] Madama: Piedmontese for Madam
- I bianconeri: the black-and-whites
- Le zebra: the zebras
- I gobbi: the hunchbacks, which is the nickname that is used to define Juventus supporters, but is also used sometimes for team's players.
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Juventus Stadiums History
Juventus has had various stadiums throughout its history. This is the first Italian club to have its own stadium. Each of Juventus's stadiums has the highest possible standards in its time, and the club has always received a lot of support and enthusiasm from its fans.
The list of Juventus stadiums is as follows:
- Valentino Park: 1897–1898
- Piazza D'armi Stadium: 1898–1904
- Umberto Stadium: 1905–1906
- Piazza D'armi Stadium : 1907–1908
- Corso Sebastopol Stadium: 1909–1922
- Corso di Marsiglia Stadium: 1922–1933
- Turino Olimpico Grande Stadium: 1933–1990
- Delle Alpi Stadium: 1990–2006
- Turino Olimpico Grande Stadium: 2006–2011
- Juventus Stadium: 2011 - Now
Juventus Logo History
The Juventus logo history dates back to the 1920s, and since then, the official Juventus logo has changed many times. The zebra standing two-legged logo is one of the oldest football logos in the world, designed in 1928 for Juventus.
The common denominator in all of the club's logos over the past century is the use of black and white stripes as the main basis of the logo design.
The Juventus logo was changed in 2004 to a black oval shield of the type used by Italian churches. The shield was divided into 5 parts by black and white stripes. In the upper part, the symbol of the city of Turin, which is a bull, is used, and a golden crown was placed on top of it. Also, two golden stars were placed at the top of the shield, symbolized Juventus' 20 Serie A titles.
On January 16, 2017, the new Juventus logo was unveiled. The new logo is a symbol of Juventus-style life and has a minimalist design.
Juventus Kit History
When Juventus was first founded in 1897, the club's shirts were light pink with a black tie. But the problem with these clothes was that their color faded due to constant washing.
In 1903 the club sought a replacement for the pink shirt, and thus the black and white striped shirt became the original Juventus shirt.
In Italian football, any team that wins 10 Serie A titles has the right to have a gold star engraved on their official shirt. In the 2011-12 season, Juventus unofficially won their 30th Serie A title, but due to the Calciopoli scandal and the withdrawal of two titles from the team, it was in the 2013–14 season that Juventus won its 30th title of the Serie A league.
Finally, in the 2014-2015 season, Juventus executives agreed that the third star would be on the club shirt that Adidas designed for them.
Kit suppliers and shirt sponsors of Juventus history is as follows:
- 1979–1989: Kit manufacturer: Kappa, Shirt sponsor: Ariston
- 1989–1992: Kit manufacturer: Kappa, Shirt sponsor: UPIM
- 1992–1995: Kit manufacturer: Kappa, Shirt sponsor: Danone
- 1995–1998: Kit manufacturer: Kappa, Shirt sponsor: Sony
- 1998–1999: Kit manufacturer: Kappa, Shirt sponsor: D+Libertà digitale/Tele+
- 1999–2000: Kit manufacturer: Kappa, Shirt sponsor: CanalSatellite/D+Libertà digitale/Sony
- 2000–2001: Kit manufacturer: Lotto, Shirt sponsor: Sportal.com/Tele+
- 2001–2002: Kit manufacturer: Lotto, Shirt sponsor: Fastweb/Tu Mobile
- 2002–2003: Kit manufacturer: Lotto, Shirt sponsor: Fastweb/Tamoil
- 2003–2004: Kit manufacturer: Nike, Shirt sponsor: Fastweb/Tamoil
- 2004–2005: Kit manufacturer: Nike, Shirt sponsor: Sky Sport/Tamoil
- 2005–2007: Kit manufacturer: Nike, Shirt sponsor: Tamoil
- 2007–2010: Kit manufacturer: Nike, Shirt sponsor: FIAT (New Holland)
- 2010–2012: Kit manufacturer: Nike, Shirt sponsor: BetClic/Balocco
- 2012–2015: Kit manufacturer: Nike, Shirt sponsor: FIAT/FCA Italy (Jeep)
- 2015–: Kit manufacturer: Adidas, Shirt sponsor: FIAT/FCA Italy (Jeep)
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Juventus Financial Information
On December 3, 2001, Juventus was listed on the Italian Stock Exchange. Juventus, AS Roma and Lazio are the only clubs on the Italian stock exchange.
Juventus is one of the founders of the European Football Association after the dissolution of Group 14.
In the list of the richest football clubs in the world, published in 2020, Juventus is the 10th football club in the world with an estimated income of €459.7 million, which is at the top of Italian football clubs.
Juventus also ranked 10th on Forbes Magazine's list of the most valuable football clubs in the world in 2019. 63.8% of the shares of Juventus are in the hands of the Anelli family, which is managed by Exor.
Juventus' revenue from television broadcasting rights in the 2019-20 season was €100.2 million. The number of Juventus employees until the 2019-20 2019 working season is 885.
Juventus Coaches History
In the Juventus Football Club coaches' history from 1923 until today, the names of 52 coaches can be seen. The first of these coaches is Gino Caroli, who coached Juventus from 1923 to 1926, and the last on the list is Andrea Pirlo, who coaches the team since 2020.
Among all the coaches in the history of Juventus, Giovanni Trapattoni holds the record with 13 years of coaching at the club, followed by Marcello Lippi with 8 years of experience at Juventus.
The most proud coaches in the Juventus coaches' history are: Giovanni Trapattoni with 14 trophies, Marcello Lippi with 13 trophies, Massimiliano Allegri with 11 trophies and Antonio Conte with 5 trophies, respectively.
Marcello Lippi also received the FIFA Coach of the Year award in 1996 and 1998 from the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.
Juventus Champions League, Trophies and Badge History
Juventus is the most successful club in twentieth century Italy and the most successful club in the history of Italian football.
Juventus have won the Italian League Championship, the country's premier football club competition and organised by Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A (LNPA), a record 36 times and have the record of consecutive triumphs in that tournament (nine, between 2011–12 and 2019–20).
They have also won the Coppa Italia, the country's primary single-elimination competition, a record 13 times, becoming the first team to retain the trophy successfully with their triumph in the 1959–60 season, and the first to win it in three consecutive seasons from the 2014–15 season to the 2016–17 season, and went on to win it a fourth consecutive time in 2017–18.
In addition, the club holds the record for Supercoppa Italiana wins with eight, the most recent coming in 2018.
In total, Juventus have won 68 official cups and they are Italy's top club in this regard: 57 domestic cups (which is also a record) and 11 official international matches. The club ranks fifth in Europe in number of official FIFA titles and 11th in the world.
Juventus was also the first Italian club to win the European Super Cup. This club was also the first Italian team to achieve the national double four times (winning the Italian top tier division and the national cup competition in the same season), in the 1959–60, 1994–95, 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
In the 2015-16 season, Juventus won the Copa Italia for the 11th time and for the second time in a row, becoming the first team in Italian history to finish the Serie A and Coppa Italia twice in a row in seasons. Juventus won two more consecutive games in 2016-17 and 2017-18.
Juventus is the only club in the world that has won all the official confederation competitions and is unique in this respect. Juventus has been named World Club of the Year twice (1993 and 1996).
The honor list of Juventus is as follows:
- Italian Football Championship/Serie A
- Winners (36): 1905, 1925–26, 1930–31, 1931–32, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1949–50, 1951–52, 1957–58, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1966–67, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
- Runners-up (21): 1903, 1904, 1906, 1937–38, 1945–46, 1946–47, 1947–48, 1952–53, 1953–54, 1962–63, 1973–74, 1975–76, 1979–80, 1982–83, 1986–87, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2008–09
- Coppa Italia
- Winners (13): 1937–38, 1941–42, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1964–65, 1978–79, 1982–83, 1989–90, 1994–95, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
- Runners-up (6): 1972–73, 1991–92, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2011–12, 2019–20
- Supercoppa Italiana
- Winners (8): 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018
- Runners-up (7): 1990, 1998, 2005, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019
- Serie B
- Winners (1): 2006–07
- European Champions' Cup/UEFA Champions League
- Winners (2): 1984–85, 1995–96
- Runners-up (7): 1972–73, 1982–83, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2002–03, 2014–15, 2016–17
- European Cup Winners' Cup
- Winners (1): 1983–84
- UEFA Cup
- Winners (3): 1976–77, 1989–90, 1992–93
- Runner-up (1): 1994–95
- Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
- Runners-up (2): 1964–65, 1970–71
- UEFA Intertoto Cup
- Winners (1): 1999
- European / UEFA Super Cup
- Winners (2): 1984, 1996
- Finalists (1): 1985
- Intercontinental Cup
- Winners (2): 1985, 1996
- Runners-up (1): 1973
Juventus other honours are:
- National Department of Public Education Cup (3): 1900, 1901, 1902
- Government of City of Torino's Gold Medal: 1901
- City of Torino's Cup (2): 1902, 1903
- Trino Vercellese's Tournament (1): 1903
- International University Cup (1): 1904
- Luigi Bozino Cup (2): 1905, 1906
- Luserna San Giovanni Cup (1): 1907
- Palla d'Argento Henry Dapples (2): 1908
- Federal Championship of Prima Categoria (James R. Spensley's Cup) (1): 1908
- Italian Championship of Prima Categoria (R. Buni's Cup) (1): 1909
- Biella Cup (1): 1909
- FIAT Tournament (1): 1945
- Pio Marchi Cup (1): 1945
- Cup of the Alps (1): 1963
- Italian-Spanish Friendship's Cup (1): 1965
- Pier Cesare Baretti Memorial (2): 1992, 1993
- First Centenary 1897–1997 Cup: Republic of San Marino Trophy: 1997
The List of awards and recognitions of Juventus includes:
- Awarded by the Golden Stars for Sport Excellence by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) (3): 1958, 1982 and 2014
- Awarded by the Umberto Meazza Cup by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) (1) : 1939
- Awarded as Italy's Club Team of the Year by the Italian Footballers' Association (AIC) (9): 1997, 1998, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
- Awarded as Italy's Sports Team of the Year by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport (5): 1985, 1996, 2013, 2015 and 2017
- Awarded as Piedmont's Sports Team of the Year by the Unione Stampa Sportiva Italiana (USSI) (2): 2012 and 2013
- Nominated Best Italian football club of the 20th Century and seventh best club in the world in 20th century period by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA): 23 December 2000
- Nominated Italy's most successful club of the 20th Century and second best European football club in 1901–2000 period by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS): 10 September 2009
- Nominated Best Italian club in the All-Time World Ranking by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics: for three years since the institution of the ranking on 2007
- Awarded as IFFHS The World's Club Team of the Year by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (2): 1993 and 1996
- Awarded as IFFHS The World's Club Team of the Month by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (4): January 2004, September 2005, January 2012 and December 2012
- Awarded as World's Sports Team of the Year by the Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (AIPS) (2): 1984–85 and 1985–86 seasons
- Nominated Champion of the Century in Italian football and second most successful club of the 20th century by the Brazilian sports magazine Placar: November 1999
- Placed 7th in the ranking of the best association football clubs in history by German Kicker-Sportmagazin: March 2014
- Awarded as World's Sports Team of the Year by the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport (1): 1985
- Awarded as European Club Team of the Year by the French sports magazine France Football (2): 1977 and 1990
- Awarded with the Champions of Europe Plaque by Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) (1): 2005
- Placed 1st in the IFFHS Club World Ranking by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics: 16 times since the institution of the ranking on 1991
- Placed 1st in the UEFA club coefficient ranking by the Union of European Football Associations: for seven seasons since the institution of the ranking on 1979
- Gianni Brera Award to the Sports Personality of the Year (1): 2013
And as one of the most successful sportive clubs in Italy and the world, Juventus have received during their history of important national and international special recognitions, among them:
- Medaglia di Bronzo al Valore Atletico: 1935; received on 7 July 1935 from the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) in recognition to the fifth consecutive Serie A title won (Italian record).
- Stella d'oro al Merito Sportivo: 1966; received on 22 June 1967 from the CONI in recognition for the club's outstanding contribution to the Italian sport.
- Collare d'oro al Merito Sportivo: 2001; received on 10 November 2004 from the Italian National Olympic Committee in recognition for the club's contribution to the Italian football and sport.
- The UEFA Plaque: 1988; received on 12 July 1988 at Geneva (Switzerland) by the Union of European Football Associations in recognition for the club's triumph in the all three major UEFA competitions (European record).
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Juventus Top Scorers History
All time top goalscorers of Juventus are:
- Alessandro Del Piero: 1993–2012 with 290 goals
- Giampiero Boniperti: 1946–1961 with 179 goals
- Roberto Bettega: 1970–1983with 178 goals
- David Trezeguet: 2000–2010 with 171 goals
- Omar Sívori: 1957–1965 with 167 goals
- Felice Placido Borel II: 1932–1946 with 158 goals
- Pietro Anastasi: 1968–1976 with 130 goals
- John Hansen: 1948–1954 with 124 goals
- Roberto Baggio: 1990–1995 with 115 goals
- Federico Munerati: 1922–1933 with 113 goals
And Juventus’ top goalscorers in a single season (all competitive matches) are:
- Cristiano Ronaldo: 2019–20 with 37 goals
- Felice Placido Borel II: 1933–34 with 36 goals
- Ferenc Hirzer: 1925–26 with 35 goals
- Alessandro Del Piero: 1997–98 with 32 goals
- David Trezeguet: 2001–02 with 24 goals
- Gonzalo Higuaín: 2016–17 with 24 goals
- Omar Sívori: 1957–58 with 31 goals
- Omar Sívori: 1959–60 with 28 goals
- John Hansen: 1951–52 with 30 goals
- Roberto Baggio: 1992–93 with 21 goals
- Fabrizio Ravanelli: 1994–95 with 15 goals
In this article we had a brief overview of everything about Juventus history. In the following articles, we will review the history of other proud Italian Serie A clubs.