Juventus
Full nameJuventus Football Club S.p.A.
Nickname(s)[Le] Bianconere (The Black and White)
Juventus Femminile (Female Juventus)
Short nameJuve
Founded1 July 2017; 3 years ago (2017-07-01)
GroundJuventus Training Center
Capacity400
Owner
ChairmanAndrea Agnelli
ManagerRita Guarino
LeagueSerie A
2020–21Serie A, 1st of 12 (champions)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Juventus Football Club (from Latin iuventūs, "youth"; Italian pronunciation: [juˈvɛntus]), colloquially known as Juventus Women, Juventus, or simply Juve (pronounced [ˈjuːve]), is a women's football club based in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. It was established in 2017 as the women's section of Juventus, following an acquisition of the sporting license of Cuneo Calcio Femminile.

The team has competed in Serie A, the top flight in national football, since its debut in 2017–18 season, and has won four league titles, one Coppa Italia title, and two Supercoppa Italiana titles. In 2020–21, the club equaled the national record for consecutive league titles won (4), also becoming the first team to win the Serie A unbeaten, and the first in Italian football history, men or women, to accomplish a perfect season.

History

Juventus' general manager Giuseppe Marotta announced in May 2017 that the club was planning to form a women's team.[1] The women's section of Juventus was officially formed on 1 July 2017.[2] Despite there being other women's football clubs in Turin in the past, such as the defunct Real Juventus and the still existing Juventus Torino [it], which have adopted the name "Juventus" and the black and white colours, these have never had any connection with the men's club.[2]

Colloquially known as Juventus Women,[3] the team was formed thanks to the possibility given by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to professional men's clubs to purchase amateur women's clubs. Already active in women's youth football since 2015,[4] Juventus acquired the sporting licence of Serie A club Cuneo,[5] which in the meantime had dissolved,[3] allowing the newly-formed team to directly compete in the Italian top division.[6]

Under the tenure of Rita Guarino,[7] Juventus quickly emerged as a dominating force in Italy, winning three consecutive league titles in their first three years of activity.[8] In 2017–18, Juventus' first season, the club was tied with Brescia for first place in the league at 60 points.[9] The two clubs played a single-legged play-off match where, following a goalless draw after 120 minutes, Juventus beat Brescia 5–4 in a penalty shoot-out.[9] In 2018–19 they won a domestic double, winning their second Serie A title and their first Coppa Italia.[10] The following season, Juventus won both the Supercoppa Italiana, their first title,[11] and their third consecutive league title.[8]

In the 2020–21 season, Juventus won their second Supercoppa Italiana,[12] and their fourth consecutive league title, becoming only the second club to achieve this feat after Torres in 2013.[13] They finished the season winning all 22 league matches, becoming the first team in the Italian women's top flight to accomplish a perfect season.[14]

Players

For a list of former and current Juventus F.C. (women) players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Juventus F.C. (women) players.

Current squad

As of 22 November 2020[15]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Italy ITA Laura Giuliani
2 DF Finland FIN Tuija Hyyrynen
3 DF Italy ITA Sara Gama (captain)
4 MF Italy ITA Aurora Galli
5 MF Argentina ARG Dalila Ippólito
7 MF Italy ITA Valentina Cernoia
8 MF Italy ITA Martina Rosucci
9 FW Czech Republic CZE Andrea Stašková
10 FW Italy ITA Cristiana Girelli
11 FW Italy ITA Barbara Bonansea
12 DF Denmark DEN Matilde Lundorf Skovsen
13 DF Italy ITA Lisa Boattin
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 MF Denmark DEN Sofie Junge Pedersen
15 DF Italy ITA Vanessa Panzeri
17 FW Sweden SWE Lina Hurtig
19 MF France FRA Annahita Zamanian
20 FW Brazil BRA Maria Alves
21 MF Italy ITA Arianna Caruso
23 DF Italy ITA Cecilia Salvai
32 DF Sweden SWE Linda Sembrant
33 DF Italy ITA Michela Giordano
42 GK Croatia CRO Doris Bačić
46 GK Italy ITA Sabrina Tasselli
99 FW Italy ITA Alice Berti

Youth academy

As of 6 January 2021[16]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
24 DF Malta MLT Nicole Sciberras
25 MF Italy ITA Kristin Carrer
26 DF Italy ITA Sara Caiazzo
No. Pos. Nation Player
27 MF Italy ITA Alice Giai
29 FW Italy ITA Nicole Arcangeli

Out on loan

As of 11 March 2021

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Italy ITA Margherita Brscic (on loan at Empoli until 30 June 2021)
MF Italy ITA Melissa Bellucci (on loan at Empoli until 30 June 2021)
MF Italy ITA Martina Lenzini (on loan at Sassuolo until 30 June 2021)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Italy ITA Sofia Cantore (on loan at Florentia until 30 June 2021)
FW Italy ITA Benedetta Glionna (on loan at Empoli until 30 June 2021)
FW Italy ITA Asia Bragonzi (on loan at Hellas Verona until 30 June 2021)

Managerial history

Below is a list of Juventus Women managers from 2017 until the present day.

Name Nationality Years
Rita Guarino Italy 2017–2021

Honours

See also

References

  1. ^ "Official: Juventus launch women's team". Football Italia. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Juventus Women to compete in Serie A". Juventus.com. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b "La conferenza stampa di presentazione della Juventus Women". Juventus.com (in Italian). 10 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Descubrimos la Juve femenina" (in Spanish). Juventus F.C. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Comunicato ufficiale n°15". Lega Nazionale Dilettanti. 6 July 2017. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Ammissioni Campionati Nazionali Femminili - S.S. 2017/18". Lega Nazionale Dilettanti. 1 August 2017. Archived from the original on 7 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Rita Guarino to coach Juventus Women". Juventus.com. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  8. ^ a b "#LEAD3RS | Women campionesse d'Italia!". Juventus.com (in Italian). 25 June 2020. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  9. ^ a b "#WOMENF1RST". Juventus.com. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  10. ^ "DOUBLE DELLE JUVENTUS WOMEN! LA COPPA ITALIA E' BIANCONERA!". Juventus.com (in Italian). 28 April 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  11. ^ "SUPER Juventus Women!". Juventus.com (in Italian). 27 October 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  12. ^ "La Juve trionfa in Supercoppa, Fiorentina ko 2–0". sport.sky.it (in Italian). 10 January 2021. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  13. ^ "Serie A femminile. La Juventus batte il Napoli e si laurea Campione d'Italia per la quarta stagione di fila". www.tuttocampo.it (in Italian). Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  14. ^ "Record per la Juventus femminile: 22 vittorie su 22 partite in campionato". Globalist (in Italian). Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  15. ^ Juventus.com. "Women". Juventus.com. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  16. ^ "Italy - Juventus FC - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news - Women Soccerway". int.women.soccerway.com. Retrieved 7 January 2021.