JUVENTUS HISTORY

The Old Lady - La Vecchia Signora - of Italian football was founded in 1897 and originally wore pink shirts. The club became the Bianconeri after adopting Notts County’s black and white colours in 1903, winning their first championship two years later. The Turin club notched five consecutive titles from 1931-35 and dominated Italian World Cup squads in 1934, ’38, ’78 and ’82.

Before the Calciopoli scandal struck in the summer of 2006, Juventus had never been relegated from Serie A and were the most successful side in Italy with 29 championships, nine Italian Cups, two European Cups, three UEFA Cups, two Intercontinental Cups, two European Super Cups, four Italian Super Cups and a Cup-Winners Cup. Two of those Serie A titles were stripped and demotion ordered.

With the so-called Triade of directors dismissed, a new board was appointed. And despite a mass exodus of star players, Juventus won the Serie B title at the first attempt and finished third in Serie A on their return to the top flight. They won their first post-scandal Scudetto in 2012 and confirmed their return to dominance by winning the next two championships – the latter secured with a record points total.