Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Juventus F.C. - Honours

Historically, Juventus is Italy's most successful team, having won a total of 40 trophies, and one of the most prestigious football clubs in the world, having won a total of 11 official international trophies -with a record of 9 UEFA competition titles and 2 World-wide titles won-, making them the third most winning team in Europe and sixth in the world for official international club competitions won, all recognized by Union of European Football Association, one of the six continental football confederations, and International Federation of Association Football.

Juventus have won the Italian League Championship a record twenty-seven times. and have the record of consecutive triumphs in the football's premier club competition (5, since 1930–31 season to 1934–35 season). They have also won the Italian Cup nine times, holding the record number of wins -overall and consecutives- for the latter.

The Old Lady has earned the distinction of being allowed to wear a two Golden Stars for Sport Excellence (it. Stelle d'Oro al Merito Sportivo) on its shirt representing the league's victories of the bianconeri: the tenth, achieved during the 1957–58 season and the twentieth, in 1981–82 season. Also, Juventus is the only Italian team has achieved two times the national double (winning the Italian top tier division and the national cup competition in the same season), in 1959–60 and 1994–95 seasons.

Juventus, the only football club in the world to have won all official international cups and championships, has received, in recognition to win the three major European club competitions, as first case in the history of the European football, The UEFA Plaque by the Union of European Football Associations in 1987. They have won the UEFA Cup three times, which is a joint record they share with Liverpool and Internazionale.

The Torinese side was placed 7th -and first between all Italian clubs- in the FIFA Clubs of the 20th Century's selection on 23 December 2000.

Juventus has been proclaimed World's Club Team of the Year twice (1993 and 1996) and was ranked in the 3th place -and first between all Italian clubs- in the All-Time Club World Ranking (1991-2008 period) by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics.

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