Thursday, February 12, 2009

Juventus F.C.

Juventus F.C.
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Full name Juventus Football Club S.p.A.
Nickname(s) La Vecchia Signora (The Old Lady)
La Fidanzata d'Italia (The fiance of Italy)
I bianconeri (The white-blacks)
Le Zebre (The Zebras)
[La] Signora Omicidi ([The] Lady Killer)
Founded 1 November 1897
(as Sport Club Juventus)
Ground Stadio Olimpico di Torino,
Turin, Italy

(Capacity: 69,000)
President Flag of Italy Giovanni Cobolli Gigli
Head Coach Flag of Italy Claudio Ranieri
League Serie A
2007-08 Serie A, 3rd

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Juventus Football Club (BIT: JUVE) (from Latin iuventus: youth, pronounced [juˈvɛntus]), most commonly referred to as Juventus and as simply Juve, is a professional football club based in Turin, Italy. The club was founded in 1897 and have spent their entire history, with the exception of the 2006–07 season, in the top flight First Division (since 1929, called Serie A).

Juventus is the most successful team in the history of Italian football. Overall, the club have won 51 official trophies, more than any other team in the country; 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[10] 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 became the first club in the history of European football to have won all three major UEFA club 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 supporters (it. 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. The stadium which the club owns, Stadio delle Alpi is undergoing long-term structural changes[4] and will not be completed for use until 2011.[16]

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