Juventus Football Club is a professional football club based in Turin, Italy. Founded in 1897 by a group of Torinese students, the club has worn a black and white striped home kit since 1903. The club has won 36 official league titles, 13 Coppa Italia titles and eight Supercoppa Italiana titles. Juventus players have won eight Ballon d’Or awards, four of these in consecutive years. In December 2000, Juventus was ranked seventh in the FIFA’s historic ranking of the best clubs in the world.
About Juventus F.C. in brief
Juventus Football Club is a professional football club based in Turin, Italy. Founded in 1897 by a group of Torinese students, the club has worn a black and white striped home kit since 1903. The club has won 36 official league titles, 13 Coppa Italia titles and eight Supercoppa Italiana titles, being the record holder for all these competitions. It is the only professional Italian club to have won every ongoing honour available to the first team and organised by a national or international football association. Juventus players have won eight Ballon d’Or awards, four of these in consecutive years, among these the first player representing Serie A, Omar Sívori, as well as Michel Platini and three of the five recipients with Italian nationality as the former member of the youth sector Paolo Rossi. In December 2000, Juventus was ranked seventh in the FIFA’s historic ranking of the best clubs in the world and nine years later was ranked second best club in Europe during the 20th Century based on a statistical study series by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics. Club has also provided the most players to the Italy national team, mostly in official competitions in almost uninterrupted way since 1924—who often formed the group that led the squad to international success, most importantly in the 1934, 1982 and 2006 FIFA World Cups. The team has played home matches in different grounds around its city, the latest being the 41,507-capacity Juventus Stadium. It has been managed by the industrial Agnelli family almost continuously since 1923.
The relationship between the club and that dynasty is the oldest and longest in national sports, making Juventus one of the first professional sporting clubs ante litteram in the country. The side leads the historical Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio ranking whilst on the international stage occupies the sixth position in Europe and the twelfth in theworld for most confederation titles won with eleven trophies, having led the UEFA ranking during seven seasons since its inception in 1979, the most for an Italian team and joint second overall. It became the first and thus far only in the World to complete a clean sweep of all confederation trophies; an achievement that they revalidated with the title won in the 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup after another successful era led by Marcello Lippi, becoming in addition the first to win all three seasonal competitions organised by the Union of European Football Associations: the 1976–77 UEFA Cup, the 1983–84 Cup Winners’ Cup and the 1984–85 European Champions’ Cup. Juventus have won 11 Serie A Footballer of the Year awards, a national record and third and second highest overall prizes, including the only goalkeeper to win it, Gianluigi Buffon, and 17 different players inducted in the Serie A Team of the year. They were founded as Sport-Club Juventus in the late 1897 by pupils from Massimo D’Azeglio school, among them the brothers Eugenio Enrico Canfari and Lyceo Cano.