Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Juventus F.C. - Shirt sponsors and manufacturers

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1979–1989 Kappa Ariston
1989–1992 Upim
1992–1995 Danone
1995–1998 Sony / Sony Minidisk
1998–1999 D+Libertà digitale / Tele+
1999–2000 CanalSatellite / D+Libertà digitale / Sony
2000–2001 Ciao Web / Lotto Sportal.com / Tele+
2001–2002 Lotto FASTWEB / Tu Mobile
2002–2003 FASTWEB / Tamoil
2003–2004 Nike
2004–2005 Sky Sports / Tamoil
2005–2007 Tamoil
2007–present New Holland FIAT Group

Monday, March 2, 2009

Juventus F.C. - Juventus Football Club as a company

Since 27 June 1967 Juventus Football Club has been a joint stock company (Società per Azioni in Italian language) and since 3 December 2001 the torinese side is listed on the Borsa Italiana. Currently, the Juventus' shares are distributed between 60% to IFIL Investments S.p.A, the Agnelli family's holding (a company of the Giovanni Agnelli & C.S.a.p.a Group), 7.5% to Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Co. and 32.5% to other shareholders.

Along with Lazio and Roma, the Old Lady is one of only three Italian clubs quotated in Borsa Italiana (Italian stock exchange). According to The Football Money League published by consultants Deloitte, in the season 2005–06, Juventus was the third highest earning football club in the world with an estimated revenue of €251.2 million.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Juventus F.C. - Contribution to the Italian national team

Overall, Juventus is the club that has contributed the most players to the Italian national team in its history, they are the only Italian club that has contributed players to every Italian national teams since the 2nd FIFA World Cup. Juventus have contributed numerous players to Italy's World Cup campaigns, these successful periods principally have coincided with two golden ages of the Turin club's history, referred as Il Quinquennio d'Oro (The Golden Quinquennium), from 1931 until 1935, and Il Ciclo Leggendario (The Legendary Cycle), from 1972 to 1986.

Below are a list of Juventus players who represented the Italian national team during World Cup winning tournaments;

Italy's set up, with eight Juventus players, before the match against France in 1978 FIFA World Cup at Estadio José María Minella (Mar del Plata, Argentina - June 2th, 1978).

Two Juventus players have won the golden boot award at the World Cup with Italy; Paolo Rossi in 1982 and Salvatore Schillaci in 1990. As well as contributing to Italy's World Cup winning sides, two Juventus players Alfredo Foni and Pietro Rava, represented Italy in the gold medal winning squad at the 1936 Summer Olympics. Three bianconeri players represented their nation during the 1968 European Football Championship win for Italy; Sandro Salvadore, Ernesto Càstano and Giancarlo Bercellino.

Juventus have also contributed to a lesser degree to the national sides of other nations. Zinédine Zidane and captain Didier Deschamps were Juventus players when they won the 1998 World Cup with France, making the total number of Juventus World Cup winners 24, more than any other club around the world (three other players in the 1998 squad, Patrick Vieira, David Trézéguet and Lilian Thuram have all played for Juventus at one time or another). Three Juventus players have also won the European Football Championship with a nation other than Italy, Luis del Sol won it in 1964 with Spain, while the Frenchmen Michel Platini and Zidane won the competition in 1984 and 2000 respectively.

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