Juventus U23
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Full nameJuventus Football Club Under-23
Nickname(s)Juventus B
Juventus II
Short nameJuve U23
Founded3 August 2018; 4 years ago (2018-08-03)
GroundStadio Giuseppe Moccagatta
Capacity5,926
ChairmanAndrea Agnelli
ManagerMassimo Brambilla
LeagueSerie C Group A
2021–22Serie C Group A, 8th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Juventus Football Club Under-23, also known as Juventus U23 or colloquially as Juventus B, is a professional football club based in Turin, Piedmont, Italy, which acts as the reserve team of Serie A club Juventus. Juventus U23 play their home games at the Stadio Giuseppe Moccagatta in Alessandria, a comune about 100 km away from Turin.

Founded in 2018, Juventus U23 competes in Serie C, the third level of the Italian football league system. The team plays in the same professional league system as their senior team, rather than a separate league dedicated for youth teams. However, the reserve team cannot play in the same division or higher as their senior team, nor in the Coppa Italia, currently making Juventus U23 ineligible for promotion to the Serie A. Juventus U23 won a Coppa Italia Serie C, in the 2019–20 season, after beating Ternana in the final.

History

Juventus U23 were founded on 3 August 2018,[1] following the reintroduction of reserve teams in Italian football after over sixty years, and was officially admitted to the Serie C championship.[2] The club cannot play in the same division—or higher—as their senior team, nor can they compete in the Coppa Italia.[3]

On 21 August, Luca Zanimacchia became the first scorer of the team's history after scoring the only goal in a 1–0 win over Cuneo in the group stage of the Coppa Italia Serie C.[4] Juventus U23's first game in Serie C was a 1–2 away defeat to Alessandria, with Claudio Zappa scoring the team's first league goal.[5] Juventus U23 ended their first season in 12th place with 42 points in 37 games,[6] and were eliminated in the group stage of the Coppa Italia Serie C.[7]

On 27 June 2020, Juventus U23 beat Ternana 2–1 in the 2020 Coppa Italia Serie C final, winning their first trophy in their second year as a professional club.[8][9]

Season to season

Season League Coppa Italia Serie C
Tier Division Position
2018–19 [it] 3 Serie C 12th of 20 Group stage
2019–20 10th of 20 Champions
2020–21 10th of 20 Cancelled
2021–22 8th of 20 Round of 16
2022–23 TBD TBD
  Champions    Runners-up    Third place/semi-finalists  

Players

Current squad

As of 20 July 2022[10][11]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF Switzerland  SUI Daniel Leo
3 DF Italy ITA Diego Stramaccioni
4 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Pio Riccio
7 MF Italy ITA Nikola Sekulov
9 FW Italy ITA Marco Da Graca
10 MF Argentina ARG Matías Soulé
12 GK Italy ITA Giovanni Garofani
13 DF Italy ITA Fabrizio Poli
14 MF Italy ITA Mattia Compagnon
15 DF Italy ITA Giuseppe Verduci
16 MF Italy ITA Alessandro Sersanti
17 MF Italy ITA Emanuele Zuelli
18 DF France FRA Jean-Claude Ntenda
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF Italy ITA Simone Iocolano
22 GK Italy ITA Marco Raina
26 DF Italy ITA Tommaso Barbieri
27 FW Italy ITA Nicolò Cudrig
28 MF Argentina ARG Enzo Barrenechea
30 DF Romania ROU Gabriele Boloca
31 FW Italy ITA Emanuele Pecorino
45 FW Italy ITA Mirco Lipari
48 FW Switzerland  SUI Yannick Cotter
DF Italy ITA Paolo Gozzi
MF Belgium BEL Daouda Peeters
FW Portugal POR Félix Correia

Youth Academy

Main article: Juventus F.C. Youth Sector

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
25 FW England ENG Samuel Iling-Junior
34 DF Italy ITA Riccardo Turicchia
35 DF Italy ITA Gabriele Mulazzi
36 DF Italy ITA Filippo Fiumanò
37 GK Italy ITA Giovanni Daffara
38 GK Italy ITA Simone Scaglia
No. Pos. Nation Player
39 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Citi
40 GK Hungary HUN Zsombor Senkó
42 FW Italy ITA Leonardo Cerri
43 GK Italy ITA Leonardo Ratti
47 MF Italy ITA Tommaso Maressa

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Head coach Italy Massimo Brambilla
Assistant coach Italy Mirko Conte
Athletic coach Italy Stefano Cellio
Italy Daniele Palazzolo
Goalkeeper coach Italy Daniele Borri
Technical collaborator Italy Francesco Spanò

Last updated: 22 July 2022
Source: Juventus.com

Managerial history

Below is a list of Juventus U23 managers from 2018 until the present day.

Name Nationality Years
Mauro Zironelli Italy 2018–2019
Fabio Pecchia Italy 2019–2020
Andrea Pirlo Italy 2020
Lamberto Zauli Italy 2020–2022
Massimo Brambilla Italy 2022–present

Honours

See also

References

  1. ^ "La seconda squadra bianconera è realtà!" (in Italian). Juventus F.C. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale n. 40" (PDF) (in Italian). FIGC. 3 August 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  3. ^ Marrone, Claudia (21 July 2020). "Serie C, determinato il regolamento per l'iscrizione della Juventus U23 al torneo 2020–21". TUTTOmercatoWEB.com (in Italian). Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  4. ^ Lamorte, Vito (21 August 2018). "Coppa Italia Serie C, Zanimacchia lancia la Juve B: Cuneo battuto 1–0". Fanpage.it (in Italian). Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  5. ^ "Juventus II vs. Alessandria". Soccerway. 16 September 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  6. ^ "2018/2019 Serie C – Girone A". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Under23 ancora imbattuta ma non basta". Juventus F.C. 27 August 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Ternana–Juventus U23 1–2: bianconeri nella storia, è trionfo in Coppa Italia!". Juventus News 24 (in Italian). 27 June 2020. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Serie C, Coppa Italia: trionfa la Juventus Under 23, Ternana battuta 2–1" (in Italian). la Repubblica. 27 June 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Under 23". Juventus F.C. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Juventus FC U23". Global Sports Archive. Retrieved 30 August 2021.