Juventus Football Club, commonly known simply as Juventus or Juve, are an Italian football club based in the city of Turin in Italy and are the current holders of the Serie A title.
They are the most successful football club in Italian football history, having won 51 official trophies, more than any other Italian team. They are 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.
Juventus play their home matches at the 27,500 seater Stadio Olimpico in Turin. The club bears the nickname of the Old Lady, the Fiance of Italy, the white-blacks(bianconeri) and the Zebras.
Juventus were founded as Sport Club Juventus on November 1,1897 by pupils from the Massimo D’Azeglio Lyceum school in Turin and two years later were renamed as Football Club Juventus. Juventus won their first Italian league championship in 1905 but from then on failed to achieve much success.
Then Fiat owner Edoardo Agnelli gained control of the club in 1923 and constructd a new stadium. Juve won the league in 1925-1926 but from then until the end of the Second World Cup did not attain much success.
From the 1950s Juventus started to dominate Italian football. They were honoured with the Golden Star for Sport Excellence to wear on their shirt after they became the first Italian side to win ten league titles.
Juventus continued dominating Italy and winning the scudetto for the next decades too and by the mid 1980s had racked up more 10 more scudetti and were honoured with the second “stella”(star). In 1985 Juve won the Euroepan Cup by defeating Liverpool in the final but that triumph was marred by the Heysel Stadium disaster in which 39 fans, mostly Juve fans, were killed.
Under Marcello Lippi in the mid 1990s Juventus won a host of Serie A titles and also the European Cup in 1996. Then Fabio Capello tookover in the mid 2000s and won back to back Serie A titles but both the titles were wiped out after Juventus were found guilty of match-fixing in the Calciopoli scandal.
Juventus are one of the most popular clubs in the world in terms of number of fans. They are estimated to have 11 million fans and 21 million supporters in Europe. The main rivals are local side Torino and Inter Milan. When Juve plays Inter it is referred to as the Derby d’Italia (meaning Derby of Italy)
Juventus has won 51 official trophies and is thereby one of the most prestigious clubs in the world. The titles include, but are not limited to:
- 28 Italian championships
- 9 Italian Cups
- 4 Italian Super Cups
- 2 Champions League
- 3 UEFA Cups
Related videos for Juventus
Related news & articles
Monday May 6
Juventus veteran Gianluigi Buffon says his side performed when it mattered on their way to the 2012-13 Serie A title. More
Friday May 3
Real Madrid won 2-0 against German champions Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final at the Santiago Bernabeu late last night, but it was not enough to take them to the finals as the Germans qualified 4-3 on aggregate. More
Thursday April 25
I am not expecting the greatest spectacle in Switzerland tonight and not too many goals either when Basel face Chelsea. More
Tuesday April 23
Bayern Munich’s odds have spiralled out of control tonight, shortening all the time, and I am happy to have Barcelona and the draw on my side at the prices. More
Anyone seen any info on how Fabio is doing now? I haven't been able to find much about how his i...Posted by futbolfan over 3 years ago
I do not know that much about this one, but at the World Cup 2006 he did manage to play then and ...Posted by memski over 3 years ago
Yeah, it will really hurt the team and affect its performance. Being the only defender who ever w...Posted by arbey over 3 years ago
I think that is a really tough question. I can't decide honestly. People are saying that Ciro Fer...Posted by Emilia over 3 years ago
I would go with evenings as well but that might depend on the player, some do seem to prefer days...Posted by roser over 3 years ago
Join the discussions in the Juventus forum.