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; 4 years ago (2017-07-01)
GroundJuventus Training Center
Capacity400
Owner
ChairmanAndrea Agnelli
Head coachJoe Montemurro
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.

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 Torres' national record for consecutive league titles won (4), also becoming the first in Italian football history, men or women, to accomplish a perfect season having won all their league matches.

History

Formation (2017)

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 which had adopted the name "Juventus" and the black and white colours, such as Real Juventus and Juventus Torino [it], 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]

Rita Guarino era: four consecutive league titles (2017–2021)

Under the tenure of Rita Guarino,[7] Juventus quickly emerged as a dominating force in Italy, winning four consecutive league titles in their first four years of activity.[8] Juventus' first game was on 27 August 2017, in a 13–0 away victory over Torino in the first leg of the first round of 2017–18 Coppa Italia [it]; Martina Rosucci scored the club's first-ever goal.[9] In 2017–18 [it], Juventus' first season, the club was tied with Brescia for first place in the league at 60 points.[10] 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.[10]

In 2018–19, by virtue of having won the previous season's league title, they qualified for the UEFA Champions League; they lost 3–2 on aggregate to Brøndby in the round of 32.[11] That season [it], Juventus achieved the domestic double, winning their second Serie A title and first Coppa Italia.[12] In 2019–20, Juventus won both the Supercoppa Italiana, their first title,[13] and their third consecutive league title.[8]

In the 2020–21 season, Juventus won their second Supercoppa Italiana,[14] and their fourth consecutive league title, becoming only the second club to achieve this feat after Torres in 2013.[15] 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.[16]

Joe Montemurro era (2021–present)

After four seasons at the club, Guarino left Juventus,[17] and was replaced by Joe Montemurro ahead of the 2021–22 season.[18] On 8 January 2022, Juventus won 2–1 against AC Milan in the Supercoppa, securing their third consecutive title as well as Montemurro's first trophy as Juventus coach.[19]

Season by season

Season League Coppa Italia Supercoppa Italiana UEFA Champions League
Tier Division Position
2017–18 [it] 1 Serie A Champions Quarter-finals N/A N/A
2018–19 [it] Champions Champions Final Round of 32
2019–20 Champions Not concluded Champions Round of 32
2020–21 Champions Semi-finals Champions Round of 32
2021–22 TBD TBD Champions TBD

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 14 August 2021[20]

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 Roberta Aprile (on loan from Inter)
2 DF Finland FIN Tuija Hyyrynen
3 DF Italy ITA Sara Gama (captain)
5 DF Sweden SWE Amanda Nildén
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 MF Canada CAN Julia Grosso
16 GK France FRA Pauline Peyraud-Magnin
17 FW Sweden SWE Lina Hurtig
19 MF France FRA Annahita Zamanian
21 MF Italy ITA Arianna Caruso
22 FW Italy ITA Agnese Bonfantini
23 DF Italy ITA Cecilia Salvai
32 DF Sweden SWE Linda Sembrant
71 DF Italy ITA Martina Lenzini

Youth players

As of 14 August 2021[21]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
6 DF Italy ITA Sara Caiazzo
18 MF Italy ITA Alice Giai
24 FW Italy ITA Nicole Arcangeli
27 FW Italy ITA Chiara Beccari
29 FW Italy ITA Elisa Pfattner
No. Pos. Nation Player
36 GK Italy ITA Valentina Soggiu
GK Italy ITA Beatrice Beretta
GK Italy ITA Giulia Mancuso
FW Italy ITA Federica Anghileri
FW Italy ITA Flavia Devoto

Out on loan

As of 14 August 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
GK Italy ITA Beatrice Beretta (on loan at Tavagnacco until 30 June 2022)
DF Italy ITA Beatrice Airoli (on loan at Torres until 30 June 2022)
DF Italy ITA Lorenza Scarpelli (on loan at Torres until 30 June 2022)
DF Italy ITA Vanessa Panzeri (on loan at Pomigliano until 30 June 2022)
DF Italy ITA Valentina Puglisi (on loan at Pomigliano until 30 June 2022)
DF Italy ITA Paola Boglioni (on loan at Sampdoria until 30 June 2022)
DF Italy ITA Michela Giordano (on loan at Sampdoria until 30 June 2022)
DF Italy ITA Martina Toniolo (on loan at Napoli until 30 June 2022)
DF Italy ITA Margherita Brscic (on loan at Empoli until 30 June 2022)
MF Italy ITA Vittoria Verna (on loan at Ivrea until 30 June 2022)
MF Italy ITA Kristin Carrer (on loan at Sampdoria until 30 June 2022)
MF Italy ITA Melissa Bellucci (on loan at Empoli until 30 June 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Carlotta Masu (on loan at Cittadella until 30 June 2022)
MF Italy ITA Letizia Musolino (on loan at Sampdoria until 30 June 2022)
MF Italy ITA Ludovica Silvioni (on loan at Empoli until 30 June 2022)
FW Italy ITA Alice Berti (on loan at Sampdoria until 30 June 2022)
FW Italy ITA Asia Bragonzi (on loan at Empoli until 30 June 2022)
FW Argentina ARG Dalila Ippolito (on loan at Pomigliano until 30 June 2022)
FW Italy ITA Sofia Cantore (on loan at Sassuolo until 30 June 2022)
FW Italy ITA Flavia Devoto (on loan at Tavagnacco until 30 June 2022)
FW Italy ITA Gaia Distefano (on loan at Ravenna until 30 June 2022)
FW Italy ITA Adele Distefano (on loan at Ravenna until 30 June 2022)
FW Italy ITA Federica Anghlieri (on loan at Verona until 30 June 2022)

Managerial history

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

Name Nationality Years
Rita Guarino  Italy 2017–2021
Joe Montemurro  Australia 2021–current

Honours

European record

See also: UEFA Women's Champions League

As of match played 17 December 2021
Season Round Opposition Home[a] Away[a] Aggregate[a] Ref.
2018–19 Round of 32 Denmark Brøndby IF 2–2 0–1 2–3 [22]
2019–20 Round of 32 Spain Barcelona 0–2 1–2 1–4 [23]
2020–21 Round of 32 France Lyon 2–3 0–3 2–6 [24]
2021–22 First round North Macedonia Kamenica Sasa 12–0 (H)[b] [25]
Austria St. Pölten 4–1 (H)[c]
Second round Albania Vllaznia 1–0 2–0 3–0
Group A Switzerland Servette 4–0 3–0 2nd
England Chelsea 1–2 0–0
Germany VfL Wolfsburg 2–2 2–0

Overall record

By country

Country Pld W D L GF GA GD Win%
 Albania 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 100.00
 Austria 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 100.00
 England 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 000.00
 Denmark 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 000.00
 France 2 0 0 2 2 6 −4 000.00
 Germany 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 050.00
 North Macedonia 1 1 0 0 12 0 +12 100.00
 Spain 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 000.00
  Switzerland 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 100.00

By club

Team Country Pld W D L GF GA GD Win%
Barcelona Spain 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 000.00
Brøndby IF Denmark 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 000.00
Chelsea England 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 000.00
Kamenica Sasa North Macedonia 1 1 0 0 12 0 +12 100.00
Lyon France 2 0 0 2 2 6 −4 000.00
Servette Switzerland 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 100.00
St. Pölten Austria 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 100.00
Vllaznia Albania 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 100.00
VfL Wolfsburg Germany 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 050.00

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Juventus score listed first
  2. ^ This match was the semi-final of the four-teams first round.
  3. ^ This match was the final of the four-teams first round.

See also

References

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