A group of Turin youngsters exhibited an interest in football, a unique sport that had recently been 'imported' from England.
They had the unusual notion of forming a sports club. They were well educated, but the eldest was just 17 years old, paving the way for the name of the club. The Italian word 'Juventus' means "youth," and it is also known as "The Old Lady," "The Girlfriend of Italy," "Madame," "The White-Blacks," and other nicknames. Juventus is an Italian professional football club headquartered in Turin, Piedmont, that participates in Serie A, the Italian football league's highest flight.
Juventus was founded as a sports club in late 1897 by a group of grammar school students from Turin's Massimo d'Azeglio Lyceum school, including two brothers, Eugenio and Enrico Canfari, but was renamed Foot-Ball Club Juventus two years later.
Enrico Canfari was the club's first president. In 1900, the team competed in the Italian Football Championship. Juventus played their first match in club history on March 11, 1900, losing 1-0 to Torinese.
The first site was Piazza d'Armi, and Juventus made it feasible to move the training field from Piazza d'Armi to the Velodrome Umberto I, which was more suitable. During these tests, one side began by wearing pink. The Bianconeri colors, which had come from Nottingham, were inspired by the English side of Notts County after a quarter of a century.
Giampiero Combi, one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, made his first-team debut during the year. In 1923, Mr. Edoardo Agnelli, the son of FIAT's founder, was elected as the new president, and it had been a year since a new stadium had been constructed, and Juventus had won their second Italian League title in 1925–26. The 1930s were a great era for "The Old Lady," with the club winning five Italian league titles during that time.
According to research published in September 2016 by Italian research agency Demos and Pi, The Old Lady is the best-supported club in Italy, as well as the world, with over 12 million admirers, accounting for around 34% of all Italian football fans.
The girlfriend of Italy gained their first trophy in 1905 and then more than 69
36 times in the Italian Football Championship (Serie A). The most recent one occurred during the 2019-20 season.
Serie B = once in 2006/7
Coppa Italia = 14 the latest one arrived in 2020/21.
Soppercoppa Italiana = 9. Last lifted in 2020. The 2020 Supercopa Italiana was the 33rd edition of the Supercoppa Italiana. The game was played for the first time at the Mapei Stadium.
European Cup/ UEFA Champion League = twice in 1984-85 and 1995-96
European Cup Winners Cup = 1 in 1983-84
UEFA Cup = trice (1976-77, 1989-90, 1992-93)
European Super Cup/UEFA Super Super Cup= two times in 1984, and 1996
UEFA Intertoto Cup= 1. 1999
Worldwide =Intercontinental Cup = 2 times in 1985 and 1996.
Juventus has a long list of football stars who have played for the club.
> Omar Sívori
> Dino Zoff
> John Hansen
> Gaetano Scirea
> Roberto Bettega
> Paolo Rossi
> Michel Platini
> Michael Laudrup
> Roberto Baggio
> Gianluca Vialli
> Filippo Inzaghi
> Alessandro Del Piero
> Zinedine Zidane
> Fabio Cannavaro
> Gianluigi Buffon
> Alvaro Morata
> Paul Pogba
> Gonzalo Higuain
Zinedine Zidane was sold to Real Madrid for around 75 million euros in 2001, setting a world record for the most expensive transfer ever at the time. The club also established the record for the most expensive goalkeeper move when it paid 45 million euros for Gianluigi Buffon in the same year.
Most games played: Alessandro Del Piero (705)
Top goalscorer: Alessandro Del Piero (290)