Juventus U23
Full nameJuventus Football Club Under-23
Nickname(s)Juventus B
Juventus II
Short nameJuve U23
Founded3 August 2018; 2 years ago (2018-08-03)
GroundStadio Giuseppe Moccagatta
Capacity5,926
ChairmanAndrea Agnelli
ManagerLamberto Zauli
LeagueSerie C Group A
2019–20Serie C Group A, 10th 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 as their senior team, currently making Juventus U23 ineligible for promotion to the Serie A. Juventus U23 has won a Coppa Italia Serie C, in the 2019–20 season, after beating Ternana in the final.[1]

History

Juventus U23 was founded on 3 August 2018,[2] following the reintroduction of reserve teams in Italian football after over sixty years, and was officially admitted to the Serie C championship.[3] The club cannot play in the same division—or higher—as their senior team, nor can they compete in the Coppa Italia.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6] Juventus U23 ended their first season in 12th place with 42 points in 37 games,[7] and were eliminated in the group stage of the Coppa Italia Serie C.[8]

On 27 June 2020, Juventus U23 beat Ternana 2–1 in the 2019–20 Coppa Italia Serie C final, winning their first trophy in their second year as a professional club.[9] Despite finishing 10th in the league, Juventus U23 gained direct access to the third round of promotion play-offs by virtue of their cup win.[1] After beating Padova 2–0,[10] Juventus U23 reached the fourth round where they drew 2–2 to Carrarese.[11] Due to the opponent's higher placement in the regular reason, they advanced to the Final Four, and Juventus U23 were eliminated.[11]

Season to season

Season League Coppa Italia Serie C
Tier Division Position
2018–19 3 Serie C 12th of 20 Group stage
2019–20 10th of 20 Champions
2020–21 10th of 20 Cancelled
  Champions    Runners-up    Third place/semi-finalists  

Players

Current squad

As of 28 May 2021[12]

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 Timothy Nocchi
4 MF Italy ITA Michele Troiano
5 DF Romania ROU Radu Drăgușin
6 MF Belgium BEL Daouda Peeters
7 MF France FRA Abdoulaye Dabo (on loan from Nantes)
8 MF Italy ITA Filippo Ranocchia
9 FW Spain ESP Alejandro Marqués
10 MF Italy ITA Nicolò Fagioli
11 FW Italy ITA Andrea Brighenti
12 GK Uruguay URU Franco Israel
13 DF Italy ITA Raffaele Alcibiade (captain)
14 MF Italy ITA Mattia Compagnon (on loan from Udinese)
15 DF Italy ITA Riccardo Capellini
16 DF Italy ITA Matteo Anzolin
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 FW Portugal POR Félix Correia
18 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Di Pardo
19 FW Tunisia TUN Hamza Rafia
20 MF Italy ITA Giuseppe Leone
21 FW Albania ALB Giacomo Vrioni
22 GK Italy ITA Matteo Bucosse (on loan from Tolentino)
23 FW France FRA Marley Aké
24 DF Italy ITA Davide De Marino
25 DF Italy ITA Paolo Gozzi
26 DF Italy ITA Tommaso Barbieri
27 FW Italy ITA Ferdinando Del Sole
29 FW Italy ITA Emanuele Pecorino
33 DF Italy ITA Filippo Delli Carri

Youth Academy

Main article: Juventus F.C. Youth Sector

As of 13 February 2021[13]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
28 MF Argentina ARG Enzo Barrenechea
30 GK Italy ITA Giovanni Garofani
31 MF Italy ITA Nikola Sekulov
34 MF Italy ITA Fabio Miretti
35 DF Switzerland  SUI Daniel Leo
36 FW Italy ITA Marco Da Graca
No. Pos. Nation Player
37 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Riccio
38 GK Italy ITA Marco Raina
39 FW Italy ITA Leonardo Cerri
40 GK Hungary HUN Zsombor Senkó
41 DF Italy ITA Giuseppe Verduci

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Head coach Italy Lamberto Zauli
Assistant coach Italy Mirko Conte
Athletic coach Italy Stefano Cellio
Italy Daniele Palazzolo
Goalkeeper coach Italy Cristiano Lupatelli
Match Analyst Italy Alessio Varzi
Doctor Italy Andrea Marchini
Italy Massimo Magistrali
Healthcare professional Italy Marco Casalis
Italy Nicola Sasso
Rehabilitator Italy Luca Margaglia
Italy Giuseppe Maggio

Last updated: 13 December 2020
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–present

Honours

See also

References

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  2. ^ "La seconda squadra bianconera è realtà!". Juventus.com. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Ammissione Seconda Squadra Juventus FC - Campionato Serie C" (PDF). Figc.it. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Serie C, determinato il regolamento per l'iscrizione della Juventus U23 al torneo 2020-21 - TUTTOmercatoWEB.com". www.tuttomercatoweb.com (in Italian). Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Juventus Under 23-Cuneo 1-0". Goal.com. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Juventus II vs. Alessandria - 16 September 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Summary - Serie C - Italy - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Under23 ancora imbattuta ma non basta". Juventus.com. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  9. ^ JuventusNews24, Redazione (27 June 2020). "Ternana-Juventus U23 1-2: bianconeri nella storia, è trionfo in Coppa Italia!". Juventus News 24 (in Italian). Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  10. ^ JuventusNews24, Redazione (9 July 2020). "Juventus U23-Padova 2-0: orgoglio in dieci, bianconeri avanti nei playoff!". Juventus News 24 (in Italian). Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  11. ^ a b "LIVE TJ - Carrarese-Juventus U23 2-2: bianconeri eliminati. Termina la splendida stagione dei ragazzi di Pecchia". Tutto Juve (in Italian). Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  12. ^ Juventus.com. "Under 23". Juventus.com. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Juventus FC U23". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 December 2020.