Friday September 2 2011
Elia: 'I always supported Juve!'

New Juventus signing Eljero Elia reveals he has “been a supporter of this team since I was nine years old!”

The Dutch international made the move from Hamburg in the final days of the transfer session despite competition from Premier League sides.

“I have been a supporter of this team since I was nine years old! In the Champions League Final of 1996, I was cheering on Juve against Ajax. It was a fantastic game.”

The Bianconeri drew that match 1-1 before lifting the trophy in a penalty shoot-out.

The squad included new teammate Alessandro Del Piero and Coach Antonio Conte, but Elia was more in awe of another player.

“Fabrizio Ravanelli was such a great striker. He played an incredible game against Ajax. He drove me crazy and remains a reference point for me.”

‘White Feather' Ravanelli is also at Juventus now, as he is the new Coach of the Esordienti youth squad.

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