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Published: Wednesday 1 January 2014, 9.36CET
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Juventus celebrate winning the 2012/13 Serie A campaign ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 1 January 2014, 9.36CET

Juventus

Formed: 1897
Nicknames: Bianconeri (White and Blacks), Vecchia Signora (Old Lady)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup: 1985, 1996; (1973), (1983), (1997), (1998), (2003)
• UEFA Cup: 1977, 1990, 1993; (1995)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1984
• UEFA Super Cup: 1984, 1996

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 29 (2013)
• Italian Cup: 9 (1995)

History
• Juventus were founded by students of the Massimo D'Azeglio school in Turin. After starting with pink and black shirts, Juve switched to black and white stripes after ordering new shirts from the same English firm that produced kits for Notts County FC. Wearing the new colours, Juventus won the league for the first time in 1905.

• In 1923 the Agnelli family, founders of car company Fiat, took over the club and Eduardo Agnelli was named president. Juventus became an established force, winning five consecutive league titles from 1930 to 1935 under coach Carlo Carcano. The domination continued after the war with John and Carl Hansen, John Charles and Omar Sívori, the latter pair linking up with local hero Giampiero Boniperti in 1957/58 to help Juve become the first Italian side to claim ten Scudettos.

• Victory over Athletic Club in the 1977 UEFA Cup final brought a first European trophy and more would follow in the 1980s. With Paolo Rossi, Michel Platini and Zbigniew Boniek, Juve's domestic domination continued and they won the 1984 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and 1985 European Champion Clubs' Cup, though the latter was overshadowed by the tragedy at the final's Heysel Stadium.

• In 1990 Juventus moved from the Stadio Comunale to the Stadio Delle Alpi, and returned with the Italian title in 1994/95. Twelve months later, after beting AFC Ajax on penalties in the final, Marcello Lippi's side came back with the UEFA Champions League.

• Since then they have lost three finals and a Serie A match-fixing scandal led to Juventus being relegated to Serie B for the first time in their history in 2006. Led by former midfielder Didier Deschamps, Juve bounced back immediately.

• In 2011/12, the club moved into their new Juventus Stadium and celebrated by taking their first title since 2003, with Antonio Conte's side finishing the campaign unbeaten. The Bianconeri retained the Scudetto the following season.

* Last updated on 19 June 2013

Last updated: 23/01/14 13.38CET

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