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Post by DeJesus5 on Mon May 19, 2008 5:13 pm

Juventus F.C.



Juventus Football Club, commonly referred to as simply Juventus or Juve, is a football club based in Turin, Italy. Founded in 1897 as Sport Club Juventus by some young school torinesi students, the club has spent its entire history in the top flight of Italian football (since 1929 the Lega Calcio Serie A) with the exception of one season, when Juventus was involved in the Serie A match fixing scandal.

The name of the society is a literal license in Piedmontese dialect from the Latin substantive iuventus (youth in English language) and it was chosen in tribute to the youth of its founders.

The origin of the club, according to the journalistic point of view, is shrouded in mystery, because in the ending of the nineteenth century the sport was not sufficiently widespread in Italy to capture the interest of the press. The only document regarding the birth of Juventus is the one from the ending of 1915, written by Enrico Canfari, one of the club's founders and publicated in Hurrΰ Juventus, the club's official magazine.

Juventus is the most successful team in the history of Italian football. Overall, the club have won 51 official trophies, more than any other Italian team; 40 in Italy, which is also a record, and 11 in European and world competitions. The Old Lady is the third most successful club in Europe and the sixth in the world with the most international titles officially recognised by one of the six continental football confederations and FIFA.

The club was the first Italian and Southern European side to have won the UEFA Cup. In 1985, Juventus, the only team in the world to have won all official international cups and championships (which includes all official European competitions and the Intercontinental Champions Clubs' Cup), became the first club in the history of European football to have won all three major UEFA competitions.

In Italy, Juventus is the club which has the biggest fan base, having also one of the largest numbers of supporters in the world, with a total of 170 million Juventus's tifosi worldwide. The club is a founding member of the European Club Association, which was formed after the dissolution of the G-14, a collection of Europe's most elite clubs.

At present, the bianconeri play their home games at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino while the stadium which the club actually owns, Stadio delle Alpi is undergoing long-term structural changes and will not be completed for use until 2011.

Stadium



Stadio Olimpico di Torino (before 2006: Stadio Comunale di Torino) is a multi-use stadium in Turin, Italy.

It was built in 1933 for the FIFA World Cup 1934, the first World Cup held in Italy, and originally held 65,000 spectators. It was originally named Stadio Mussolini, after Benito Mussolini. It was renamed to Stadio Comunale after the Second World War. For many years it was home to Juventus and Torino Calcio before Stadio delle Alpi opened in 1990. The stadium was abandoned for several years, before being chosen as an Olympic venue. Much of the original structure was demolished in this refurbishment.

The new version of the stadium has 27,128 covered seats. The playing area is not roofed. It hosted the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics as Stadio Olimpico (Olympic Stadium). After the Olympic Games, upon further reconstruction, it was to be renamed to Stadio Grande Torino (Great Torino Stadium) after the Torino players who died in the Superga air disaster on May 4, 1949. The "Olimpico" will be renamed at the end of its sharing between Torino F.C. and Juventus. In fact the stadium is to be used as the home ground of local football team Torino F.C. and to be temporarily used by Juventus, while its own stadium (Stadio delle Alpi) is restructured.

Honours

National titles
Lega Calcio Serie A / Italian Football Championship: 27 (record).
Winners: 1905; 1925–26[4]; 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;
Runners-up (19): 1903; 1904; 1906; 1937–38; 1945–46; 1946–47; 1952–53; 1953–54; 1962–63; 1973–74; 1975–76; 1979–80; 1982–83; 1986–87; 1991–92; 1993–94; 1995–96; 1999–00; 2000–01; 2004–05; 2005–06

Coppa Italia: 9 (record).
Winners: 1937–38; 1941–42; 1958–59; 1959–60; 1964–65; 1978–79; 1982–83; 1989–90; 1994–95
Runners-up (4): 1972–73; 1991–92; 2001–02; 2003–04

Supercoppa Italiana: 4
Winners: 1995; 1997; 2002; 2003
Runners-up (3): 1990; 1998; 2005

Serie B: 1
Winners: 2006–07

European titles
UEFA Champions League (former European Cup): 2
Winners: 1984–85; 1995–96
Runners-up (5): 1972–73; 1982–83; 1996–97; 1997–98; 2002–03

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1
Winners: 1983–84

UEFA Cup: 3 (record).
Winners: 1976–77; 1989–90; 1992–93
Runner-up (1): 1994–95

UEFA Intertoto Cup: 1
Winners: 1999

European Super Cup: 2
Winners: 1984; 1996

World-wide titles
Intercontinental Cup: 2
Winners: 1985; 1996
Runners-up (1): 1973

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