Juventus Team Profile – Club History, Players, Managers & More

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This is your guide to all things pertaining to Juventus. You will find out everything that you want to know about the most successful club in Italy, including information on their history, players, stadium and rivalries. Read on to become an expert on the club and visit Sportslens regularly for regular Juventus news.

220px Juventus FC 2017 icon black.svgJuventus Logo & History

Juventus were founded in 1897 by students in Turin. They are nicknamed ‘Vecchia Signora’, which translates into English as ‘The Old Lady’.

The club controversially changed their logo in 2017. Previously the Juventus badge featured black and white stripes, along with a charging bull, which is a symbol of Turin.

Juventus Kit

Since 1903, Juventus kits have featured black and white shirts, along with shorts that are generally white, but are occasionally black. Previously the Juventus jersey was pink, but after the shorts faded, the club put out a request for a new kit and Notts County from England, sent them black and white shirts.

The Juventus away kit varies from season to season. On occasion they have gone back to their roots and worn pink.

Club Honours

  • Serie A / Italian Football Championship – 36 times: 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, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
  • Serie B once: 2006-07
  • Coppa Italia 14 times: 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, 2020–21
  • Supercoppa Italiana 9 times: 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2020
  • UEFA Champions League / European Cup – twice: 1984-85, 1995-96
  • European Cup Winners’ Cup – once: 1983-84
  • Europa League / UEFA Cup – 3 times: 1976-77, 1989-90, 1992-93
  • UEFA Super Cup / European Super Cup – twice: 1984, 1996
  • Intercontinental Cup – twice: 1985, 1996

Juventus are the most successful club in Italian football. None of the other Serie A teams come close to their success. The Turin team have won the Scudetto more than any other club, with their total including nine titles in a row won between 2011 and 2020.

The Old Lady have also won the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana more often than any other side. With such domestic success, Juventus are a fixture in European competitions. They have twice been crowned champions of Europe and have also won the now defunct European Cup Winners’ Cup and the UEFA Cup.

Latest Juventus Betting Odds

With Juve regularly delivering silverware, they are generally priced at short odds by Serie A betting sites to win honours, especially in domestic competition. It therefore makes sense to find the best prices available for them. Here are there prices to win the main competitions that they will be involved in this season, including the latest Juventus Champions League odds below:

Competition Best Juventus Betting Odds Bookmaker
Serie A Evens 10bet logo new
Coppa Italia 9/2 vbet
Champions League 40/1 logo betway

Juventus Squad

Juventus have had some legendary players during their history. In this section we’re going to run through some of the great players from the past and also list the current players on the Juventus roster.

Juventus Goalkeeper Options

Italy has always had a reputation for producing brilliant goalkeepers and many have played for Juventus. Dino Zoff kept goal for over a decade between 1972 and 1983, while over more recent years the likes of Angelo Peruzzi and the legendary Gianluigi Buffon have been between the posts. Here are the current Juventus goalkeepers.

  • 1. Wojciech Szczesny (Poland)
  • 23. Carlo Pinsoglio (Italy)
  • 36. Mattia Perin (Itay)

Juventus Defenders

The great Juventus teams have been built on miserly defences. Former defenders include Andrea Barzagli, Antonio Cabrini, Fabio Cannavaro, Giorgio Chiellini, Ciro Ferrara, Claudio Gentile, Gianluca Pessotto, Gaetano Scirea, Lilian Thuram and Gianluca Zambrotta. Here are the current batch of Juventus defenders.

  • 2. Mattia De Sciglio (Italy)
  • 3. Bremer (Brazil)
  • 6. Danilo (Brazil)
  • 12. Alex Sandro (Brazil)
  • 15. Federico Gatti (Italy)
  • 19. Leonardo Bonucci (Italy)
  • 24. Daniele Rugani (Italy)

Juventus Midfielders

From midfield hardmen to playmakers, Juventus have had some top talents in the middle of the park. Former star midfielders include Massimo Bonini, Antonio Conte, Mauro Camoranesi, Edgar Davids, Giuseppe Furino, Claudio Marchisio, Pavel Nedved, Andrea Pirlo, Michel Platini, Marco Tardelli and Zinedine Zidane. These are the current Juventus midfielders.

  • 5. Manuel Locatelli (Italy)
  • 8. Weston McKennie (USA)
  • 10. Paul Pogba (France)
  • 11. Juan Cuadrado (Colombia)
  • 13. Nicolo Rovella (Italy)
  • 17. Filip Kostic (Serbia)
  • 20. Fabio Miretti (Italy)
  • 25. Adrien Rabiot (France)
  • 28. Denis Zakaria (Switzerland)
  • 29. Arthur (Brazil)
  • 44. Nicolo Fagioli (Italy)

Juventus Forwards

Many of the world’s most talented strikers have played for Juventus. These include Roberto Baggio, John Charles, Giampiero Bonaperti, Alessandro Del Piero, John Hansen, Michael Laudrup, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paolo Rossi, David Trezeguet and Gianluca Vialli. Here are the current forwards tasked with ensuring that Juventus score.

  • 7. Federico Chiesa (Italy)
  • 9. Duslan Vlahovic (Serbia)
  • 18. Moise Kean (Italy)
  • 21. Kaio Jorge (Brazil)
  • 22. Angel Di Maria (Argentina)
  • 30. Mathias Soule (Argentina)
  • 33. Marley Ake (France)

Juventus Players with Most Appearances

Juventus are the type of club that players are reluctant to leave. Their Italian talents have been especially loyal, with some staying at Juve despite overtures from other big clubs and accumulating a large amount of appearances. Here are the Juventus players who have made the most appearances for the club.

Rank Player Name Years Serie A / B Games Coppa Italia Matches European Games Other Matches Total
1 Alessandro Del Piero 1993-2012 513 56 127 9 705
2 Gianluigi Buffon 2001-2018, 2019-2021 526 25 126 8 685
3 Giorgio Chiellini 2005-2022 425 37 92 7 561
4 Gaetano Scirea 1974-1988 377 88 85 2 552
5 Giuseppe Furino 1969-1984 361 89 78 0 528
6 Roberto Bettega 1970-1983 326 74 81 1 482
7 Leonardo Bonucci 2010-2017, 2018-Present 342 35 93 7 477
8 Dino Zoff 1972-1983 330 74 71 1 476
9 Giampiero Boniperti 1946-1961 443 13 3 0 459
10 Sandro Salvadore 1962-1974 33156 56 62 1 450

Juventus FC All Time Top Scorers

Alessandro Del Piero not only leads the all-time record for appearances. No player has scored more for Juventus, with the legendary forward way out in front of any other player when it comes to goals.

Rank Player Name Years Serie A / B Goals Coppa Italia Goals European Goals Goals in Other Matches Total
1 Alessandro Del Piero 1993-2012 208 25 50 7 290
2 Giampiero Boniperti 1946-1961 178 1 0 0 179
3 Roberto Bettega 1970-1983 129 22 27 0 178
4 David Trezeguet 2000-2010 138 2 30 1 171
5 Omar Sivori 1957-1965 135 24 8 0 167
6 Felice Placido Borel II 1932-1941, 1942-1946 138 9 0 11 158
7 Pietro Anastasi 1968-1976 78 30 22 0 130
8 John Hansen 1948-1954 124 0 0 0 124
9= Roberto Baggio 1990-1995 78 14 22 1 115
9= Paulo Dybala 2015-2022 82 11 18 4 115

Biggest Juventus Transfers & Signings

Owned by the Agnelli family, who founded the Fiat motor company, Juventus have long been an economic powerhouse. In this section we’re going to take a look at their most expensive signings and their biggest ever sales.

10 Most Expensive Juventus Signings

One of the reason for the dominance that Juventus have enjoyed in Italy, is their ability to sign the best players from other clubs Serie A. As you’ll see from this list of their biggest ever signings, they are also capable of flexing their financial muscles and buying big players from abroad.

Rank Player Name Year Signed Club Signed From Reported Fee
1 Cristiano Ronaldo 2018 Real Madrid €110,000,000
2 Gonzalo Higuain 2016 Napoli €90,000,000
3 Matthijs de Ligt 2019 Ajax €85,500,000
4 Arthur 2020 Barcelona €72,000,000
5 Dusan Vlahovic 2022 Fiorentina €70,000,000
6 Gianluigi Buffon 2001 Parma €52,000,000
7 Bremer 2022 Torino €49,000,000
8 Pavel Nedved 2001 Lazio €45,000,000
9 Joao Cancelo 2018 Valencia €40,400,000
10 Paulo Dybala 2022 Palermo €40,000,000

Club’s 10 Most Expensive Sales

Many top quality players have been tempted away from the Juventus team, giving the club an influx of money. Here are the biggest player sales in the history of the club.

Rank Player Name Year Sold Club Signed From Reported Fee
1 Paul Pogba 2016 Manchester United €105,000,000
2 Zinedine Zidane 2001 Real Madrid €73,000,000
3 Matthijs de Ligt 2022 Bayern Munich €67,000,000
4 Arturo Vidal 2015 Bayern Munich €40,000,000
5 Filippo Inzaghi 2001 AC Milan €37,000,000
6 Alvaro Morata 2016 Real Madrid €30,000,000
7 Zlatan Ibrahimovic 2006 Inter Milan €25,000,000
8 Angelo Peruzzi 1999 Inter Milan €19,000,000
9= Thierry Henry 1999 Arsenal €16,000,000
9= Matteo Brighi 2004 Roma €16,000,000

Juventus Manager List

Some of the greatest coaches of all time are on this list of Juventus managers. Here is every Juve manager since the Agnelli family took ownership in 1923:

  • Jeno Karoly (1923-1926)
  • Jozsef Viola (1926-1928)
  • William Aitken (1928-1930)
  • Carlo Carcano (1930-1935)
  • Carlo Bigatto/Bene Gola (1934-1935)
  • Virginio Rosetta (1935-1939)
  • Umberto Caligaris (1939-1940)
  • Federico Munerati (1941)
  • Giovanni Ferrari (1941-1942)
  • Luis Monti (1942)
  • Felice Placido Borel (1942-1946)
  • Renato Cesarini (1946-1948)
  • Billy Chalmers (1948-1949)
  • Jesse Carver (1949-1951)
  • Luigi Bertolini (1951)
  • Gyorgy Sarosi (1951-1953)
  • Aldo Olivieri (1953-1955)
  • Sandro Puppo (1955-1957)
  • Teobaldo Depetrini (1957)
  • Ljubisa Brocic (1957-1958)
  • Teobaldo Depetrini (1958-1959)
  • Carlo Parola (1959-1961)
  • Julius Korostelev (1961)
  • Carlo Parola (1961-1962)
  • Paulo Amaral (1962-1964)
  • Eraldo Monzeglio (1964)
  • Heriberto Herrera (1964-1969)
  • Luis Carniglia (1969-1970)
  • Ercole Rebitti (1970)
  • Armando Picci (1970-1971)
  • Cestmir Vycpalek (1971-1974)
  • Carlo Parola (1974-1976)
  • Giovani Trapattioni (1976-1986)
  • Rino Marchesi (1986-1988)
  • Dino Zoff (1988-1990)
  • Luigi Maifredi (1990-1991)
  • Giovani Trapattioni (1991-1994)
  • Marcello Lippi (1994-1999)
  • Carlo Ancelotti (1999-2001)
  • Marcello Lippi (2001-2004)
  • Fabio Capello (2004-2006)
  • Didier Deschamps (2006-2007)
  • Giancarlo Corradini (2007)
  • Claudio Ranieri (2007-2009)
  • Ciro Ferrara (2009-2010)
  • Alberto Zaccheroni (2010)
  • Luigi Delneri (2010-2011)
  • Antonio Conte (2011-2014)
  • Massimiliano Allegri (2014-2019)
  • Maurizio Sarri (2019-2020)
  • Andrea Pirlo (2020-2021)
  • Massimiliano Allegri (2021-Present)

Juventus Stadium

490px Juventus v Real Madrid Champions League Stadium Turin 2013

Home Juventus fixtures are played at the Juventus Stadium. It’s often known as simply ‘the stadium’ amongst fans, which is ‘Lo Stadium’ in Italian.

Completed in 2011, the ground holds 41,507 spectators for a Juventus match. It is a relatively modest capacity compared to other big European clubs, with Juventus having previously played at the larger Stadio Olimpico di Torino and the Stadio delle Alpi.

Juventus Rivalries

As the most successful club in Italy and a perennial contender on the European stage, Juventus have built up a number of fierce rivalries over the years. In this section we’re going to take a look at some of the Old Lady’s biggest rivals, from both within Italy and across Europe.

Juventus vs Inter Milan

The biggest fixture in Italian football is Inter vs Juventus. Known as the Derby d’Italia, it is the equivalent of El Clasico in Spain.

With the clubs hailing from the two biggest cities in Northern Italy and having fans across the country, including in each other’s regions, this is both a bitter local rivalry and one formed from the two teams competing for honours. Here is the record of Juventus results against Inter Milan as it stands.

Number of Derby d’Italia Matches Juventus Wins Inter Wins Draws
259 114 81 64

Juventus vs Napoli

The history of the Napoli vs Juventus rivalry is based on the regional rivalry between Northern Italy and Southern Italy, where Napoli are located. This rivalry started to intensify in the 1980s, when Napoli became title contenders.

Juve finished just six points ahead of third placed Napoli when then won Serie A in 1985-86, with Napoli bouncing back by narrowly pipping Juventus to the title the following season, inspired by the brilliant Diego Maradona. The rivalry has built up again over the last decade, with Napoli regularly competing at the top of Serie A.

Juventus vs Torino

The local rivals of Juventus are Torino. Both teams are located in Turin and compete in a fixture known as the Derby della Mole, which refers to the Mole Antonelliana, which is a major landmark within the city.

Juventus represent both the establishment in both football and economic terms, while Torino are the side of the proletariat, with their fanbase mainly being local. It’s a derby similar to Barcelona’s with Espanyol, where one side is much more successful than their underdog rivals.

Number of Derby della Mole Matches Juventus Wins Torino Wins Draws
247 108 73 66

Fiorentina vs Juventus

Another big fixture on the calendar is Juventus vs Fiorentina. This is a rivalry that has roots in the 1981-82 season, when the two clubs competed for the title. Juventus won the championship on the final day, with accusations of theft coming from Fiorentina, amidst some questionable refereeing decisions in their respective matches.

There were more accusations of theft when Juventus beat Fiorentina in the 1989-90 UEFA Cup final. Juventus have also poached important players from Fiorentina, such as Roberto Baggio and more recently Dusan Vlahovic, adding to the rivalry.

AC Milan vs Juventus

Though not as fierce a rivalry as exists with Milan’s city rivals Inter, Juventus and AC Milan is still an important derby in Italy. In fact, it’s the most played derby in the history of Italian football.

With both clubs regularly competing for trophies with one another, along with the rivalry between the two cities, Juventus and AC Milan have long been enemies. Here is the full history of their head-to-head encounters.

Number of Juventus v Milan Matches Juventus Wins AC Milan Wins Draws
295 109 96 90

Roma vs Juventus

Like the antagonism with Fiorentina, the Juventus vs Roma rivalry is very much based on a battle for trophies in the eighties. In the 1980-81 season the clubs fought for the title, with Roma controversially having a goal disallowed for offside against the Old Lady, in a match towards the end of the season.

Then in 1982-83, a match hosted by Roma saw Juventus score a goal that looked offside, to claim a 2-1 win. Amidst plenty of complaints from the capital, the Juventus president Giampiero Boniperti sent his counterpart at Roma ruler, so that he could measure future offside decisions.

Juventus vs Lazio

The other major club from Rome are Lazio, who are the sixth most supported club in Italy. Their ultras are famed for their ferocity, which means that there are tense atmospheres at games against their rivals, which include Juventus.

Lazio were perhaps at their best during the late nineties and early 2000s. During this time they won several trophies and competed with Juve, amongst others.

Barcelona vs Juventus

When you’re in Europe as often as Juventus, it’s inevitable that rivalries will develop with teams that they happen to face frequently. Once such example is Juventus vs Barcelona. One of the top La Liga teams, Barca are big boys both in Spain and beyond.

Catalan club FC Barcelona beat Juventus 3-1 the 2014-15 Champions League final. In 2016-17, Juve were able to exact some revenge when they knocked Barca out in the quarter-finals. Since then the clubs have twice been drawn together in the group stage.

Juventus vs Villarreal

Juve will be looking to take some similar revenge on Villarreal one day. The Old Lady was drawn against the Spanish club in the last-16 of the Champions League in 2021-22 and were expected to progress.

Instead, Villarreal pulled off a shock with a 3-0 win in Turin, before drawing 1-1 at home in the second-leg. Villarreal vs Juventus is one to look out for in the future.

Chelsea vs Juventus

Another side that Juventus faced in the 2021-22 Champions League were Chelsea, a top English club. The Londoners thrashed Juve 4-0 at home, with the reverse fixture seeing a 1-0 win for the Old Lady.

It was the second time that the clubs have met in the group stage, with the first instance coming in 2012-13. Juventus vs Chelsea has only once been played in the knockout stages, with Chelsea winning 3-2 on aggregate in the last-16 in 2008-09.

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Dan is a freelance journalist who has written for the likes of ESPN and FourFourTwo. Also a regular tipster for Betfair, Dan has been writing about sports betting for some of the biggest names in the industry, over many years.