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Discussion in 'Juventus' started by Catfish, Sep 17, 2003.
What city and part of Italy do they play in? What is their mascot? Why black and white kits?
Juventus plays in Turin (Torino) in the Piemonte region of Italy, which is in the northwest of the country.
Here is some history including mention of the legend of how they got the wrong shirts in a shipment from England and began wearing black and white in 1903. (Supposedly, the black and whites shirts were meant for English club Notts County.
Mascot? Somebody runs around the stadium in some animal (lion?) wearing a Juve shirt. Can't find a picture right now.
Few more questions.
Didn't Zidane play for Juve and for how long?
Aren't Juve, Inter and AC the big powerhouses of Serie A? Who has dominated the league the most and who has been successful in the Champions League?
Juve have won 27 Championships while Inter have won only 13 and Milan have won only 16.
So Juve are easily the most dominant force in Italy.
Milan have won the champions league / european cup 6 times and Juve have won it twice (having lost in the finals 4 times(?) )
so Milan have been better in Europe overall.
but Juve are the most successful club overall in Italy and were the first club to win all the major honors a club could win.
and yes...Zidane played for Juve till he moved to Madrid 2 seasons ago.
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27 Juventus FC
16 Milan AC
13 FC Internazionale
9 Genoa 1893
7 Torino (+ 1 revoked 1926/27)
3 AS Roma
2 AC Fiorentina
European Cup/Champions League
6 AC Milan
I think the evidence speaks for itself, we are kings of Italy but Milan are (Italian) kings of Europe.
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the evidence points to that yes - but Juve were unlucky against Madrid not so long ago....and of course Milan last term.
so the evidence doesn't indicate how close Juve got on more than one occasion.
Just another bit of info. The stars above the crests of some italian teams represent ten league titles that they have won. Juventus, having won 27 league titles, are the only team to have two stars. Just a few more years and we'll have three
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Three straight CL Final appearance in the 90's, but only won once. In the 80's, they also got upset by Hamburgh in 1982.... their first European Cup came in Heysel which was a uhappy memory for Juventus. According to Platini's wife, Platini never talked about the European Cup. That victory was too sad for him.
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Pardon my asking, but why was the victory sad?
This should explain it for you:
That was just the first link that popped up when I googled "heysel" and "juventus". Just searching on "heysel" is enough. There are many many articles about that horrible day. I was not yet into European soccer then, but I recall it being on the US news reports.
I see... Thanks for the link
A Few more Questions
How many seasons did Zidane play for Juve? Were his best years with Juve or Real Madrid?
Who is Juve biggest rival?
Thanks again, everybody.
Zidane played for Juve for five years, between from 1996-97 through 2000-2001. That was where he made a big name for himself, after leading Bordeaux to an unlikley run to the UEFA Cup final in 1996. It was while he was a Juventus player that he led France to the World Cup in 1998 and European championship in 2000. For Juventus, he played in two Champions League finals, but lost both of them. Although Juventus did win two Serie A championhips during Zidane's tenure, there was a feeling he had accomplished as much as he could with the club, and so he moved to Real Madrid, where he finally won the European crown. It's really hard to say where he's had his "best years".
As for biggest rivals, Juventus is a big rival with just about every team in Italy! Their local rival has always been Torino, but they've fallen on hard times in the past decade and aren't even in Serie A at the moment. Juventus-Inter is called the "Italian derby" and Juve-Milan games are always huge. But Inter and Milan would declare each other their "biggest" rivals, ahead of Juve. Likewise with Lazio and Roma.
I've always thought that Juve's biggest traditional rivals were Inter, Roma, Torino and Fiorentina. Like SueB said, Toro have sort of fallen off the map so even though they're city rivals the animosity just isn't there. I think Fiorentina probably qualifies as the team that hates Juve the most.
For more Juve history and trivia, take a look at this page - http://members.tripod.com/Bianconeri/
Tons of photos, history, background on the team and supporters groups, etc.
Plus, his wife is from Spain. According to media reports, she wanted Zidane to play for a Spanish club. Zidane was linked with a move to Spain for years until he signed with Real Madrid.