Juventus Football Club, was founded on 1 November 1897 in, originally as Sport Club Juventus. The club’s traditional colours are black and white, which is why they are nicknamed i bianconeri. The club’s other nickname is The Old Lady.
The club’s home stadium is Juventus Stadium, which opened on 8 September 2011. The stadium has a capacity of 41,254. The stadium’s hopening match was played against Notts County, the English side who were the inspiration for Juventus’ now-iconic black and white striped shirts.
Juventus have played in their traditional colours since 1903, although their first kits were pink. The club’s oval-shaped crest features their black and white stripes with a charging bull, which is the symbol of Turin.
Juventus have won the Serie A title on thirty-one occasions, most recently in the 2014-15 season. The club has also won ten Italian Cups and seven Italian Super Cups. Juve have won the European Cup on two occasions, in 1985 and 1996, adding to their seven other European honours.
In 2006, Juventus were involved in an Italian football scandal, accused of rigging games by selecting referees. The club was stripped of its 2005 and 2006 Serie A titles and were demoted to Serie B, where they started the season with a 9 point deduction. Juventus were promoted back to Serie A the following season after winning Serie B.
Alessandro Del Piero is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, with 290 goals. Del Piero also holds the record for most club appearances, with 705. Six players have won the Ballon d’Or award while playing for the club; Omar Sivori, Paolo Rossi, Michel Platini (on three consecutive occasions), Roberto Baggio, Zinedine Zidane and Pavel Nedved.
Other notable former players include Andrea Pirlo, David Trezeguet, Edgar Davids, Patrick Vieira, Lilian Thuram, Didier Deschamps, Paolo Di Canio, Filippo Inzaghi and Michael Laudrup.
Giovanni Trapattoni is the club’s most successful manager. Trapattoni won fourteen major honours while manager of the club from 1976 to 1991. Other notable Juventus managers include Dino Zoff, Marcello Lippi, Carlo Ancelotti, Fabio Capello and Antonio Conte. The club’s current manager is Massimiliano Allegri.