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Mohamed Ihattaren joins Juventus, but gets loaned out immediately
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Mohamed Ihattaren joins Juventus, but gets loaned out immediately

Mohamed Ihattaren has joined Juventus for €5.5M from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. Juventus will loan the attacking midfielder out to Sampdoria for the upcoming season. Ihattaren is valued at €12.00m, but because he's been left out of the squad for a couple of weeks, Juventus are paying a way lower fee. Ihattaren made his professional debut for PSV in 2019, when he was only 16 years old. In the following season Ihattaren became an important player for a struggling PSV. Ihattaren played 74 matches for the first team of the Dutch club, in which he scored 10 goals and gave 11 assists. At 17 years old, he got his first call up for the national team of The Netherlands. Ihattaren also is PSV's youngest scorer in European competitions. He surpasssed Ronaldo Nazário with his goal against Rosenbor...
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Iconic moments of Ronaldo as a Juventus player

On August 27 2021, Cristiano Ronaldo's story at Juventus came to an end. The 5 times Ballon D'or winner signed for Man United after 3 glorious seasons at Juventus. The player scored 101 goals and 22 Assists in 134 games for the old lady with a goal per match ratio of 0.75. He won 2 Scudetto, 2 Supercoppa trophy and 1 Coppa Italia trophy in the black and white Shirt. As Ronaldo's journey of innumerable records and achievements at Juventus reached it's conclusion, Max Statman would like to highlight the top moments of our star player at Juventus. Brace against Sassuolo On the 4th match day of 2018/19 season, Ronaldo's first goal for Juventus was scored in a league match against Sassuolo. The goal was made ever more special by the fact that it was scored in our Allianz...
Moise Kean returns to Juventus after two seasons
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Moise Kean returns to Juventus after two seasons

Moise Kean will join Juventus from Everton on loan, with an obligation to buy under certain conditions, according to Fabrizio Romano. The total fee will be around €20.00m and Kean agreed to a contract of five seasons. Kean's medical is taking place in Turin tomorrow. Juventus was looking to strengthen their attack after Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United. Kean was sold to Everton in 2019 for a fee of €27.50m. In his first season in the Premier League, Kean only managed to get 2 goals and 2 assists in 29 matches for the Toffees. Kean was loaned to Paris Saint-Germain last season, where he scored 19 goals and gave 1 assist in 45 matches. The 21-year-old mainly played as a centre-forward. Paris Saint-Germain wanted to buy Kean after a succesfull season in the French capital,...
Juventus draw current Champions League winner in group stage
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Juventus draw current Champions League winner in group stage

Juventus have been drawn into Group H for the Champions League group stage, together with titleholder Chelsea, FC Zenit and Malmö. MaxStatman.com presents you some more background information about our opponents for this Champions League season below: Chelsea Juventus have played Chelsea four times in their history. They won once, drew twice and lost once. Chelsea play their matches at Stamford Bridge, a stadium that has a capacity of almost 41.000. Chelsea's best players are newly transferred in Romelu Lukaku (ex-Inter), Jorginho (ex-Napoli), Mason Mount and Kai Havertz. Zenit FC Zenit has faced Juventus twice. The Bianconeri won and drew versus the 7-time Russian champions. The Gazprom Arena is Zenit's home ground and has a capacity of just over 68.000. The final of the...
Siiiiu you later! Cristiano Ronaldo toward the exit door?
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Siiiiu you later! Cristiano Ronaldo toward the exit door?

The summer transfer window is entering its final week and that means it's the final week of Ronaldo exit rumors. Throughout the past couple of weeks, the possible departure of Ronaldo from Juventus has been brewing. Rumors went from a simmer to a hard boil so let's take a look at Ronaldo’s unclear future. Ronaldo pushing for Manchester City? This is a weird one. Cristiano Ronaldo spent 6 star studded years at Manchester United, in which he blossomed into a star and saw himself collect 9 trophies and his first of 6 Ballon d’Or awards. Would he be willing to sacrifice his rich and loving history with Manchester United? Apparently yes!  French outlet L’Equipe reports that Ronaldo has asked his Portuguese teammates -- Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo -- about ...
Why Locatelli deal is a masterclass in every sense ?
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Why Locatelli deal is a masterclass in every sense ?

On August 18 2021, Juventus announced the signing of Locatelli on an initial two-year loan, with Juventus holding an obligation to then purchase the player for €25 million payable over three years plus €12.5 million in potential add-ons. The deal which took months to culminate was finally signed to the joy of Bianconeri fans. I have decided to take a look at why the deal was nothing but absolute brilliance. No involvement of youth players At the beginning of contact between Sassuolo and Juventus, according to reports the Neroverdi asked to include young players in the deal. The likes of Fagioli and Drăgușin were doing rounds on the internet as prospective players that could go the otherway if we sign Locatelli. But eventually Locatelli signed for us and we didn't lo...
What could still happen in the Juventus market till the end of the summer?
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What could still happen in the Juventus market till the end of the summer?

Juventus summer transfer market has been quieter, especially compared to previous years. Yet, the club has still blessed the fans with the signing of Manuel Locatelli. Today we take a look at what else could still emerge for Juventus in the mercato. Nicolo Fagioli is loved by Juventini. He's a youngster, but the fans have always expected a lot from him. However, so far, Fagioli has failed to break into the first-team squad. Additionally, he looks to be about to go on loan to Serie B. Dragusin, just like Fagioli, is expected to leave the club on a simple loan to gain the much needed playing time. Juventus management reportedly met Bologna on Monday to discuss the future of the Romanian centre back. Bologna is, however, not the only club interested. There's interest from Geno...
Manuel Locatelli – The Journey So Far
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Manuel Locatelli – The Journey So Far

The day we were waiting for is finally here. Locatelli deal is finally a done deal after several meetings. Let’s get to know more about our new signing. Youth CareerAt the age of 10, Manuel Locatelli was playing for the Atalanta BC Youth team. A year later, he moved to the AC Milan Academy. He was one of the most important player for they youth squad, they made him the captain of the youth team.He even got selected for the Italy U-13 team and made 10 appearances. During the 2015-16 season, Locatelli signed his first senior contract at Milan. But he never made an appearance for the club that season What went wrong at Milan?In the 2016-17 season, Milan’s captain Montolivo suffered a long term injury, thus making Locatelli a regular starter. He scored his first goal against Sa...
Andrea Agnelli: Guiding Juventus through another rebuild
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Andrea Agnelli: Guiding Juventus through another rebuild

Let’s be real here, the past season has not been something to cherish. It has been a rollercoaster ride full of mixed emotions. From the Suarez situation in the beginning to the super league fiasco smack dab in the middle, it’s been rough. Those challenges have some calling for a rebuild...a fresh start. The man tasked to see out this dry spell is none other then Andrea AgnelliBefore Agnelli took over as president back in 2010, Juve was in shambles as far as football goes. After the setbacks of the Calciopoli scandal, Juventus struggled mightily. Although returning to Serie A, they experienced 3 trophyless seasons and achieved nothing in Europe (except losing to Fulham in the round of 16 in the 2010 Europa League). Although keeping the books straight and building the new stadium, poor le...
Manuel Locatelli to Juventus is a done deal
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Manuel Locatelli to Juventus is a done deal

Manuel Locatelli is finally joining Juventus after weeks of speculation. Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Juventus is loaning Locatelli for two years and then there will be an obligation to buy at €35.00m. Locatelli will sign a contract which ties him to Juventus until June 2026. Locatelli has posted some impressive stats in his last season at Sassuolo. In 34 matches for the Neroverdi the defensive midfielder scored four goals and gave three assists. He also registered 290 progressive passes (2nd in the league) and 289 passes into the final 1/3 (1st in the league). He also had the third highest amount of tackles in Europe's top 5 competitions (86). He was important at EURO 2020 for the Italian national team with his brace against Switzerland. Romeo Agresti reports that Locat...
Juventus are not interested in signing Aymeric Laporte
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Juventus are not interested in signing Aymeric Laporte

Juventus will not try to sign Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte this summer, Max Statman has learned. According to reports from England, Aymeric Laporte could leave Manchester City and the Spanish defender has been offered to Juventus, but sources close to the Bianconeri denied the news. Laporte has emerged himself as one of the better defenders in the Premier League in recent years, but since Ruben Dias and John Stones proved to be the first choice centre-backs for Pep Guardiola, Laporte reportedly wants to leave this summer. However, this summer Juventus sold Merih Demiral to Atalanta , the Old Lady will not try to sign a replacement, and they have no intention to try to sign Aymeric Laporte. The Aymeric Laporte-to-Juventus news started to make noise in England earlie...
Why Cristiano staying at Juventus is unexpected but special ?
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Why Cristiano staying at Juventus is unexpected but special ?

As Portugal exited the European Championship in the round of 16 , the footballing world was buzzing with news around Ronaldo's transfer from Juventus. The player was linked with PSG and a return to Man United. Everyday we were hearing news about his willingness to leave. Cristiano shut all the rumors once he returned to training with Juventus. Hence I have decided to analyze why Ronaldo staying at Juventus for the last year of his contract was completely unexpected yet wholesome.   Juventus Season 20-21   Saying our last season was a poor one would be an understatement. For a club that won the league last 9 years in a row , we somehow finished 4th , thanks to Hellas Verona. As if getting the champions league spot on the last matchday wasn't enough ,the management sacked Pirlo...
Allegri, Consistency, and Juventus Youth Squad
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Allegri, Consistency, and Juventus Youth Squad

Allegri is a double-down bet. We knew him, we had affection for him, and we miss him. President Agnelli was opting for a long-term contract as the best term between the two. Marking a long-term commitment between Juventus and Max. A much less volatile investment too, if I may add. However, what have we learned from our last season's test? What Allegri's predecessors have left for the club? A golden apple or a team in crisis? Key Takeaways: Pirlo was reassuring at first, but inconsistent as the season went We need to avoid unnecessary draw and loss Juventus has to use its youth: not an option Allegri: A Less Volatile Option Last season was something else. There was too much up and down from the first until the end: It was almost like life itself....
Juventus interested in French midfielder Aurélien Tchouaméni!
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Juventus interested in French midfielder Aurélien Tchouaméni!

Juventus are interested in 20 year old French national from AS Monaco, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. However, the priority signing for the midfield still is Manuel Locatelli. Tchouaméni came through the academy of FC Girons Bordeaux. AS Monaco bought the defensive midfielder for €18.00m in 2019. Last season Tchouaméni played 42 matches in which he scored 3 times and gave 4 assists. He also played for the French national team during the European Under-21 Championship this summer. His current market value is €30.00m. Mirko Di Natale gave new info about the potential deal on Friday: "AS Monaco would like to keep Aurélien Tchouaméni. They will not accept less than €50.00m." Seeing the financial status of Juventus, a deal seems highly unlikely. @emaxstatman will pro...
The possibility of watching Messi and Ronaldo play for Juventus
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The possibility of watching Messi and Ronaldo play for Juventus

A few hours back, the football world received the biggest shock. Barcelona cannot keep Lionel Messi which means he is free to sign with any other club. In a few moments the internet was buzzing with Messi's possible new destinations. The name that frequently popped was Juventus, not because Barca's ex no.10 was linked to us but because the millions of football fans around the world have a dream - To watch Messi and Ronaldo play together. Well, yes I know the club here in consideration is the same club that is dragging Locatelli negotiations for months. But a person is allowed to dream right? So in this article I would like to discuss if Messi to Juventus is really a possible scenario or not. Free agent Well isn't that the one thing we specialize in?Since Lionel Messi's contract with...
Chiellini set to sign a two year contract extension
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Chiellini set to sign a two year contract extension

Giorgio Chiellini is ready to sign a new 2 year contract with the Bianconeri, sources have confirmed to Max Statman. Giorgio Chiellini met with the Juventus sporting director Federico Cherubini today morning to discuss terms over a contract extension. The two parties have found an agreement, Chiellini is very happy to continue in the white and black. Chiellini aims to continue at the top level till June 2023 before thinking about a possible retirement or a move to United States or Asia. Chiellini wants to lead the Azzuri in Qatar next year. Chiellini is very passionate about lifting more trophies with both club and country.  
The future is bright
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The future is bright

Age is just a number. But after a certain limit, one's body cannot perform as it used to, and as time goes on, we see a big change in players. It feels like it was only yesterday when we saw Zidane and Cannavaro. Today, we are getting close to the end of Chiellini and Ronaldo. But with their experience mixing up with the youth of the club, it should give our youngsters a huge head start. So whom do we have, and what can they do? Let's start with the defense! Radu Dragusin. 19-year-old Romanian who has received many offers from the EPL, and decided to stay with Juventus earlier this year. We have already seen how he can play in big matches with his time against Barcelona and in the Coppa Italia. He can also play as a Right back, which can be crucial at times. With Chiellini ...
Transfer roundup of this week
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Transfer roundup of this week

While everyone is enjoying their weekends , it's time to look at all the significant transfer news of this week. Kaio Jorge Juventus have completed the agreement to sign the 19 year old Brazilian. According to Fabrizio Romano, Santos will receive €1.5m now. €1.5m in 2022 (linked to UCL qualify) and €1m bonus (linked to appareances).He will sign a contract until 2026. Santos will have priority for future loan. Gianluca frabotta Gianluca Frabotta joins Hellas Verona on loan. The player who made his debut for juventus on 1 august 2020 in a game against Roma will play for the blue and yellow team next season. We wish the 22 year old Italian left back good luck for his next adventure. Manuel Locatelli This is the most awaited transfer for the bianconeri. The recen...
Strange vibrations on Kaio Jorge’s transfer
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Strange vibrations on Kaio Jorge’s transfer

SKY SPORT INTERVIEWED AN ASSOCIATE OF SANTOS THAT CLAIMES THE PLAYER HAS A 5 YEAR CONTRACT, HERE IS WHAT WE FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS SITUATIONWhile many media outlets are almost certain that Kaio Jorge will soon be a Juventus player, some rumours continue to surface, regarding a silent prolongation of the contract that Kaio Jorge has agreed to with Santos, when he signed his three year contract in 2018. This two years extension, in the words of alleged Santos officials, would be automatically renewed by one of the two parties in questions (Santos and Kaio Jorge, of course), with an increased salary. Santos, therefore, is supposedly asking €15M for the player. Now, the thing gets tricky: FIFA doesn't allow for a team to sign a youngster for more than three years. We read from the FIFA book ...
Transfer round-up: Are the rumours true?
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Transfer round-up: Are the rumours true?

This year’s summer transfer market is rather dull and boring. I think many Bianconeri fans would agree with me on this one. Juventus will definitely not be signing any De Ligt’s or Ronaldo’s this year; the club simply has no money. The sport has taken a massive toll thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, and football clubs are likely to suffer the financial consequences for years to come. That said, Juventus’ management need to thoroughly evaluate any potential signings, and will surely avoid the hasty completion of deals – As is evident from the Locatelli transfer saga. Nonetheless, as uneventful as the current transfer window might seem for us fellow Juventini, there still are a few transfer trails that are worth pursuing, and the main question that needs answering at the moment is: Who wil...
Evaluating the available Centre-back options for Juventus incase Demiral is sold
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Evaluating the available Centre-back options for Juventus incase Demiral is sold

Merih Demiral has been linked with a move to Atalanta in the transfer window as a potential replacement for Cristian Romero. As per Fabrizio Romano, Dortmund are also interested in Demiral and are preparing to make a bid. Therefore, I have decided to look at our available centre back options for the starting position in case the 23-year-old Turkish defender is sold. Georgio Chiellini After an incredible European Championship glory, the bianconeri captain is about to get an imminent contract extension. The 36-year-old centre back, who is currently enjoying his holiday, is expected to sign a new contract after his previous contract expired last month. Leonardo Bonucci For the past decade, Chiellini and Bonucci pairing has been rock solid for Juventus, so unsurprisingly, the Euro cham...
Agnelli Answers to Sarri: “Winning is Not for Everyone”
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Agnelli Answers to Sarri: “Winning is Not for Everyone”

President Agnelli had his comeback! Presumably targetting Maurizio Sarri for his statement regarding Juventus for saying our scudetto title at 2019/2020 was taken for granted. Agnelli thinks otherwise! Highlights: Sarri thinks Juventus under him took the scudetto title for granted Agnelli thinks otherwise, "Winning is not everyone" Sarri has missed the whole context of pandemics and football We all do remember the interview between Sportitalia and Sarri that happened a couple of weeks ago. Just like all our most ex-partners do, they will talk about us. What were they talking about, you asked? Sometimes maybe good, sometimes maybe—you finish that statement that Gattuso starts. The interview was about Maurizio's previous adventures: back in London and obviously in ...
Who is Maurizio Arrivabene? What should we expect from the F1 man?
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Who is Maurizio Arrivabene? What should we expect from the F1 man?

Well, Juventus' official website (juventus.com) states this about the former Ferrari F1 boss: "Born in Brescia on 7th March 1957, after a 20-year work experience in Italy and abroad in Marketing and Promotions, in 1997 he joined Philip Morris Europe in Lausanne (Switzerland), first as Manager Event Marketing and then as Director and – for Philip Morris International - as Vice President.He was appointed Vice President of Marlboro Global Communication and Promotions for Philip Morris International in 2007 and since 2011 Vice President Consumers Channel Strategy and Event Marketing.Member of F1 Commission since 2010, representing F1 sponsors, he is – from 2015 – representing Scuderia Ferrari.From 2011 to 2012 he has also been a member of the Sport Business Academy (SDA Bocconi School of M...
Juventus transfer market is starting to heat up
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Juventus transfer market is starting to heat up

Juventus transfer market is starting to heat up with a very crucial week ahead. Here is all the latest: According to the reliable Romeo Agresti, Juventus will meet Sassuolo for Manuel Locatelli on Wednesday or Thursday to finalize the deal. The Bianconeri are optimistic to get their main target this summer. According to the latest reports, Juventus would like to have Miralem Pjanic back on loan from Barcelona. Barcelona are open to letting the player leave in order to get rid of his wages. However his wages are a huge obstacle in order to take him back on loan. Pjanic earns €8.5M net a year at Barcelona. Juventus have talked with kaio Jorge's representatives but are not willing to pay €6M for the Brazilian striker. Benfica and AC Milan are also very interested in the...
Demiral wants to leave Juventus
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Demiral wants to leave Juventus

Merih Demiral's name has been all over the meracto since his entourage met with Juventus management and requested a transfer away from the club. The Turkish centre back reportedly wants more playing time than he's currently being given at Juventus. The Turk wants to one of the first choice centre backs but it's not possible at the Turin club because of the quality already available in that department. According to the Fabrizio Romano, Borussia Dortmund are preparing a official bid for the Turkish centre back. Atalanta are also an option should Romero leave. Juventus have been firm on their price tag for the Turkish centre back. The Turin club wants €35-40M in order to let the Turkish leave. Juve have made it clear to Demiral's entourage.
Nedved: “Cristiano will stay with us”
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Nedved: “Cristiano will stay with us”

Pavel Nedved was interviewed by Sky Sports yesterday evening after the game vs Cesena. Here's what he had to say on Cristiano Ronaldo, Dybala, Chiellini and the coach Massimiliano Allegri. On Ronaldo's future: "Cristiano will come back on Monday and yes, he'll stay with us." On Dybala's contract extension: "We'll meet with Paulo's agent to discuss the contract renewal next week." Will Chiellini stay at Juventus? "Chiellini is on holidays right now, We'll speak to him with calm when he returns."  On Allegri: “Allegri is very energetic, with a great desire to do well. He's been put out of football for two years and it shows, he was hungry, let's hope he brings titles."  
Everything Regarding Arthur Melo’s Injury!
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Everything Regarding Arthur Melo’s Injury!

The Basis on Arthur's Pain According to what we know, Arthur Melo suffered from a lingering cartilage problem between the tibia and fibula of his right knee. Not so long ago, he underwent surgery with hopes to definitively resolve the calcification of the membrane between the tibia and fibula. The Paradox of Decisions Reportedly, Arthur had the surgery decision (=YES/NO) on his shoulders even before the conclusion that still resulted in the same unpleasant way. However, it is still unknown if the decision to miss some time to see if the wound would fix naturally was solely his option or a joint verdict with J Medical. With the outcome now in mind and knowing that Arthur still underwent the operation, the choice to undergo surgery immediately sounds a lot better than the one with conserv...
Miralem Pjanic wants Juventus return
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Miralem Pjanic wants Juventus return

According to multiple reports, Miralem Pjanic wants to return to Juventus this summer. Barcelona want to get rid of his wage and could potentially accept a loan transfer for the Bosnian. Allegri and Miralem Pjanic have a strong and healthy relationship, so there is a feeling that Allegri might approve his return. For Juventus to bring Pjanic back, they would need to get rid of Ramsey's wages. Currently it's not in the balance to have both Ramsey and Pjanic. Juventus even proposed Barca a swap between Ramsey and Pjanic but the Catalan club is not considering it because of Ramsey's huge wages.
Sources: Demiral is only thinking about training
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Sources: Demiral is only thinking about training

Merih Demiral is fine and he is only thinking about training at the moment despite rumors linking him out of Juventus, sources have told Max Statman. Since the end of last season Merih Demiral is one of Juve's players whose name was very popular in some news outlets in Italy and abroad stating that he wants to leave the club. With Giorgio Chiellini set to extend his contract, the Turkish defender future has been questionable and there are rumours he want's to leave the club this summer. Sources have told Max Statman that he is currently focusing on training with Juve, but he could leave at anytime if a right offer arrives. Juventus has set a price tag between €35m-€40m but no offer has arrived at the club yet despite a report that Tottenham Hotspur and Atalanta interested. Tottenham a...
How Many Juventus Italians Were Champions of the World or Europe in the Azzurri’s History?
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How Many Juventus Italians Were Champions of the World or Europe in the Azzurri’s History?

For questions like the one above, you should always know the answer straight away! I also pretty much understand that not everyone is interested in history. Yet, in order to praise the current Champions, we have to appreciate the greatness of the past as well. Therefore, let me finally get to the point: Throughout the Azzurri's history, precisely 29 Juventus players (at the time the tournaments were held) won a major international trophy out of 137 nominated Italian footballers. Significantly famous faces from Dino Zoff to Federico Chiesa and even more names that some of you assuredly remember lifted the six trophies (4 from World Cups, 2 from the European Championships) and booked themselves forever as Winners in the remarkable seasons for Italy as a nation. Perhaps, unsurprisingl...