Juventus Football Club, also colloquially referred to as Juve, is an Italian professional football club situated in Turin, Piedmont. Established by a group of Torinese students all the way back in 1897, the club has worn a white and black striped home kit ever since 1903 and has enjoyed home games on various grounds located around its city, the latest of which is Allianz Stadium with a capacity of 41,507. Nicknamed “The Old Lady”, the Juventus club has claimed 7 National Super Cups, 13 Coppa Italia titles, 34 League titles, 2 Intercontinental Cups, 1 European Cup Winners’ Cup, 2 EUFA Champions Leagues, 1 UEFA Intertoto Cup, and 2 UEFA Super Cups.
Initially established under the name – Sport-Club Juventus, it was originally an athletics club. The club is the second oldest of its kind which is still active in the country following Genoa’s football section. In fact, it has been competing uninterruptedly in the Series A league since 1929 since its inception in 1900 after it changed its name to Juventus Football Club. The club has been managed since 1923 by the industrial Agnelli family. The relationship between the dynasty and the club is considered the longest and oldest in national sports, making the Juventus Football Club the first professional sports club in the country.
Juventus Football Club Coach
Giovanni Trapattoni, also referred to as “Trap” is the football manager for Juventus and is also a former footballer who is considered the most successful coach in the Serie A league. As a former defensive midfielder, Trapattoni spent most of his career with A.C Milan, allowing him to win two European Cups and two Serie A league titles. On an international scale, Trapattoni earned 17 caps and participated in the FIFA World Cup of 1962 in Chile.
As one of the most celebrated football managers in history, he is one of five coaches, alongside Tomislav Ivic, Jose Mourinho, Ernst Happel, and Carlo Ancelotti to have won league titles in four European countries. Overall, Trapattoni has claimed ten league titles in Austria, Portugal, Germany, and Italy. He is also the only coach, alongside Udo Lattek, to have won 3 major European Club competitions, including EUFA Cup Winners Cup, UEFA Cup, and European Cup.
The Juventus Stadium, also referred to as Allianz Stadium commercially since July 2017, or sometimes simply referred to as the Stadium in Italy, is an all-seater stadium situated in Vallette borough of Turin. It is also the home of the Juventus Football Club. This sensational stadium was built on the site of Torino’s and Juventus’ former home, known as Stadio delle Alpi, and is considered one of the only three club-owned stadiums in Serie A, along with Udinese’s Stadio Fruili and Sassuolo’s Mapei Stadium.
The stadium opened its doors at the start of the 2011-12 season and boasts with a capacity of more than 41,000 spectators. The Juventus Football Club played their first match on 8 September 2011 in the stadium against Notts County which ended in a 1-1 draw. The stadium also played host for the EUFA Europa League Final in 2014.