Sunday July 17 2016
Juventus must pay Nike €2m

Juventus will have to pay Nike €2m over the decision to sell unauthorised jerseys with three Scudetto starts, it’s reported.

According to the papers in Italy, a judge ruled in favour of Nike in the case against the Bianconeri.

In Serie A, teams are allowed to place a gold star on their shirt for every 10 Scudetti won and a silver star for every 10 editions of the Coppa Italia.

When Juventus won the first title of the Antonio Conte era in 2012, the club asked then-kit sponsors Nike to add a third star in order to mark their 30th Scudetto.

However, Nike opposed the move, as the Calciopoli trial technically revoked two of those titles, so it was for the history books only their 28th triumph.

Juve and Nike reached a compromise, releasing a shirt with ’30 sul campo’ (30 on the pitch), but the Bianconeri also allowed the release of unauthorised official merchandise with three stars.

Nike were furious and terminated the contract by mutual consent in October 2013, when Juventus moved to Adidas.

The kit sponsors requested €80m damages, but the tribunal in Geneva has ordered Juventus to pay €2m.