What Is the History of the Juventus Football Club?

What Is the History of the Juventus Football Club?

The Juventus Football Club was formed in 1897. The Club's first president was Enrico Canfari, and its first ground was Piazza d'Armi. The team started out wearing pink, but in 1903, they changed to the Bianconeri colors of black and white as a tribute to Notts County. Juventus went on to win their first Italian title in 1905 and went on to become on the most dominant team in Italian football history and an elite international competitor.

President Alfredo Dick left Juventus shortly after the team's first title, taking many of the side's best players with him to form Torino F.C. Juventus then struggled for a number of years as Pro Vercelli and Casale became the Italian superpowers. In 1923, Fiat owner Eduardo Agnelli became president of the team, beginning a relationship that persisted into the 21st century.

Juventus won their second Italian Championship in 1926. The side proceeded to claim five consecutive titles from 1931-35. In the midst of this success, Juventus transitioned to its first major home, Stadio Benito Mussolini, which was built for the 1934 FIFA World Cup and was named after the Italian Prime Minister. During this same time frame, Juventus picked up their nickname of La Vecchia Signora (The Old Lady).

After a dry spell, Juventus claimed a number of trophies in the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1970s and 1980s, the organization firmly established itself as the greatest in Italian history as it secured 9 out of 15 Italian Championships and claimed all three major European titles: the European Cup Champions League in 1985, the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1984, and the UEFA Super Cup in 1984.

In total, Juventus has claimed 28 Serie A (Italian) titles, two Champions League victories, two UEFA titles and the single Winners' Cup trophy as of 2015.