Juventus FC is no new name in the world of football. Not only is the team popular in Italian football, but it is also renowned globally. Initially, the team was known as Sport-Club Juventus, but its name was changed to Juventus after its Serie A debut. Since 1923, the club has been owned by the industrial Agnelli family. Are you well acquitted with the Juventus profile?
Interestingly, Juventus happens to be the second oldest active club in Italy after Genoa, formed in 1893. The club has been the most successful Italian club, having experienced great victories over the years.
There is so much about the team that you should know. For instance, who owns the team, its manager, team members, the team’s worth, and so much more. Did you know that Juventus nickname is known as Bianconeri, which means black and white? The word "bianco" is an Italian word that means black, while "nero" means white.
The team was started in 1897 by a group of Torinese students. The team’s logo consists of two J in capital but written in different fonts with a slight gap between the two letters. The background of the J written in white is black. The team’s previous logo was an oval shield with three black and two white stripes. The new logo was presented in January 2017 by Andrea Agnelli to signify the Juventus' way of living.
The team’s slogan is known as Forza Juve. During the matches, most of their fans can be seen chanting the words Forza Juve in support of the team. The slogan carries a literal meaning, which is Go Juve. This is because the team’s fans want to see Juventus moving ahead and achieving great things.
Juventus stadium – Allianz Stadium
The Allianz Stadium was opened at the beginning of the 2011-2012 season. As a result of its sponsorship terms with Allianz, the stadium is referred to as the Allianz Stadium since July 1, 2017. The name and terms are valid for six seasons till June 30, 2023. Worth noting is that the stadium has a capacity of 41,507. The stadium costs about $195.4 million.
The team is undoubtedly one of the most successful clubs in Italy. The team has bagged 35 Serie A, 13 Coppa Italia, and 2 UEFA Champions League titles.
Who are the team players of Juventus?
If you have a soft spot for the football game, and especially for the Juventus team, you have a clue of the team players. If this is not the case, then you need to be enlightened on the great team players. Here are some of the Juventus players:
- Wojciech Szczesny - Goalkeeper
- Stefano Gori - Goalkeeper
- Gianluigi Buffon - Goalkeeper
- Carlo Pinsoglio - Goalkeeper
- Matthijs de Ligt - Centre-back
- Merih Demiral - Centre-back
- Leonardo Bonucci - Centre-back
- Daniele Rugani - Centre-back
- Giorgio Chiellini - Centre-back
- Alex Sandro - Left-back
- Luca Pellegrini - Left-back
- Danilo - Right-back
- Juan Cuadrado - Right-back
- Mattia De Sciglio - Right-back
- Arthur - Central midfield
- Rodrigo Bentancur - Central midfield
- Adrien Rabiot - Central midfield
- Aaron Ramsey - Central midfield
- Weston McKennie - Central midfield
- Sami Khedira - Central midfield
- Hans Nicolussi Caviglia - Central midfield
- Cristiano Ronaldo - Left winger
- Dejan Kulusevski - Right winger
- Federico Bernardeschi - Right winger
- Douglas Costa - Right winger
- Paulo Dybala - Second striker
- Álvaro Morata - Centre-forward
The new Juventus coach of the first team is Andrea Pirlo. He was appointed in August 2020. The 41-year-old has experienced a successful career as a player. His talent and skill saw the team winning the Champions League to the World Cup in 2006. During his years as a midfielder, he won various league titles, two Italian Super Cups, and a Coppa Italia. His appointment came after the belief that he has what it takes to lead the team and offer technical assistance.
- Maurizio Sarri
He was the coach before being replaced by Andrea Pirlo. Interestingly, he was determined to play as a professional footballer. However, he failed to clear the trials for Fiorentina and Torino. Maurizio then embraced banking as a job and continued to play football as an amateur after working hours.
When he turned 30 years old, he made up his mind to commence his career as a coach. In 1990, he kick-started his career with USD Stia 1925, and since then, he has managed 19 clubs, with Juventus being the 20th club. Some of the great clubs he has managed include Chelsea FC and Napoli. He was acknowledged as the best manager in Serie A for Napoli in the season 2016-2017.
Other previous coaches’ include the following:
- Massimiliano Allegri
- Antonio Conte
- Angelo Alessio
- Massimo Carrera
- Antonio Conte
- Luigi Delneri
- Alberto Zaccheroni
- Ciro Ferrara
- Claudio Ranieri
- Giancarlo Corradini
- Didier Deschamps
- Fabio Capello
- Marcello Lippi
- Carlo Ancelotti
- Marcello Lippi
- Giovanni Trapattoni
- Gigi Maifredi
- Dino Zoff
- Rino Marchesi
Who owns Juventus?
The team’s current chairman is Andrea Agnelli. The Agnelli family owns the team. They have owned and managed the team since the year 1923. Giovanni Agnelli founded the Italian multi-industry dynasty in 1899. The family channels a massive amount of interest in the club proceedings and also plans a pre-season match each year between the teams of Juventus FC.
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Facts about Juventus
The great team was started in 1897. Since then, Juventus has grown to be one of the best teams in Italy and globally. Here are some facts about the team that are worth remembering:
- The team is nicknamed Old Lady. This is because it is the second oldest club in Italy. The team also has some of the most experienced players who are also not quite young. Their fans are also believed to love the club the same way a man loves his lady.
- The team’s fans are known as Drughi Bianconeri, which means black and white droogs. The name was inspired by Beethoven loving Alex and his young delinquent cohorts named Droogs.
How much is the Juventus team worth?
The team is estimated to have a team value of $1.512 billion. In December, the team prolonged their deal with the Adidas brand for eight seasons for a total amount of $61 million yearly. The agreement commenced with the season 2019-2020.
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