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Juventus Youth Sector
Juventus Youth 2017 logo.jpg
Full nameJuventus Football Club Youth Sector
Nickname(s)I Bianconeri (The White and Blacks)[a]
Le Zebre (The Zebras)
GroundJuventus Training Center
Vinovo, Italy
Capacity400
ChairmanAndrea Agnelli
Head coachPaolo Montero
LeagueCampionato Primavera 1
2021–22Campionato Primavera 1, semi-finals (5th in regular season)

Juventus Football Club Youth Sector (Italian: Settore giovanile della Juventus Football Club) is the youth system of Italian football club Juventus.[1] The Youth Sector is made up of various squads divided by age groups. Most of the squads train at the first team's former main training ground, Juventus Training Center, located in Vinovo.[2]

The Youth Sector is divided into 11 squads: "Primavera" (under-19), "Allievi" (under-17), under-16, under-15, "Esordienti" (under-13), under-12, "Pulcini" (under-11), under-10, under-9, under-8 and under-7.[3] In 2018, Juventus formed their reserve team (under-23), competing in the senior league system.[4]

History

Despite an extensive international scouting network, the club has historically placed importance on nurturing local talent and continues to do so.[5] One proof of this is the fact of the Italy national team, coached by Enzo Bearzot during the mid-1970s[6] and mid-1980s,[7] was mainly composed of young Juventus players[8] – nicknamed the Blocco-Juve ("Juve-Block") – who formed the backbone of the national team.[9] Examples include Roberto Bettega, Giuseppe Furino and Paolo Rossi, all former members at the Juventus youth program (then known as Nucleo Addestramento Giovani Calciatori or N.A.G.C.).[10]

Graduates of the youth sector ply their trade in other Serie A clubs and top-flight leagues around Europe. More recently the 2012–13 Scudetto-winning squad featured Paolo De Ceglie,[11] second vice-captain Claudio Marchisio,[12] Sebastian Giovinco and Luca Marrone; the latter three were born and raised in the Turin area.[13]

In 2018, Juventus formed a reserve team, Juventus Under-23,[14] and was officially admitted to the Serie C.[15] The club cannot play in the same division—or higher—as their senior team, nor can they compete in the Coppa Italia.[16] They won their first trophy in their second year as a club, after beating Ternana in the 2020 Coppa Italia Serie C final.[17][18]

From 2021, all clubs with teams competing in the Campionato Primavera 1 (under-19) also have to participate in the under-18 championship. However, since Juventus already have a reserve team they have the choice on whether or not to participate in the under-18 championship.[19]

Structure

An external and internal view of the Juventus Academy grounds in La Goulette, Tunisia (2022)

The club maintains several soccer schools, some satellite clubs[5] and camps in Italy, the United States,[20] Mexico[20] and England[21] and football initiatives such as the Juventus University, the first of its kind in the world (run jointly with the University of Turin)[22] and the Juventus National Academy, launched to create a network of Juventus football schools (or academies) throughout Italy addressed to boys aged betwee 8 and 12 years old.[23]

Juventus College

The Juventus College (J-College) was opened in September 2012.[24][25] It is a boarding school founded mainly to cater to boys who do not reside within the city.[citation needed] It was initially founded as a collaboration with the Istituto Edoardo Agnelli, a high school founded by the Agnelli family's charitable foundation in collaboration with the Salesians, who have a long tradition and history of education in Turin.[26] Since 2014, J-College has been overseen by the International School of Europe.[25] Previously the boys, especially those from outside of the Turin area, would have to drop out of school and move there.[citation needed] J-College was modelled after Premier League clubs' youth academies, which cater to the educational needs of its youth players under 18 years old, in addition to providing lodging for non-local players.[26]

J-College is an accredited scuola secondaria di secondo grado ("upper secondary school", ages 14 to 19) with two streams: a liceo scientifico offering the "applied sciences" option (opzione scienze applicate) and the liceo sportivo.[27] Since 2014, it has been designated a liceo sportivo (sports school), the first of its kind in Italy, by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR).[28] It also provides practical vocational training for the youth sector players past the mandatory schooling age of 16, in particular older boys in the Primavera age group.[29]

Contribution to Italy national youth teams

See also: Juventus F.C. and the Italy national football team

Just as its senior team, the Bianconeri youth system also has a notable contribution to the Italy national youth teams.[30] The Juventus Youth Sector holds the record for supplying Italy national youth teams with the most players.[citation needed] As of 10 March 2008, 48 youth team players have played at under-21 level, 19 at under-20 level and 35 at under-18 level in official games.[citation needed]

Primavera (under-19s)

A 19-year-old Claudio Marchisio with the Juventus Youth Sector in 2005
A 19-year-old Claudio Marchisio with the Juventus Youth Sector in 2005

From the 2012–13 season, the Primavera team is composed of players who are at least 15 years old and who are under 19 in the calendar year in which the season ends.[31] Until the 2011–12 season, the age limit was 20.[32] According to Italian football league system, it is the main youth category.[citation needed]

The team competes in the Campionato Primavera 1. They have won four league titles,[33] three Coppa Italia Primavera titles,[34] and three Supercoppa Primavera titles.[35] Juventus also won the Torneo di Viareggio a record nine times.[36]

In 2007 the Juventus under-19 team finished runners-up in the inaugural edition of the Champions Youth Cup in Malaysia, intended to be a Club World Championship powered by G-14;[37] the hed the best defence of the tournament with only two goals conceded in six matches.[37] In the 2021–22 UEFA Youth League, Juventus were eliminated after penalty shoot-outs against Benfica at the semi-finals, their best-ever placement in the competition.[38]

Current squad

As of 12 July 2022[39]

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 Hungary HUN Zsombor Senkó
2 DF Italy ITA Nicolò Savona
3 DF Italy ITA Riccardo Turicchia
5 DF France FRA Félix Nzouango Bikien
6 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Citi
7 MF Italy ITA Luis Hasa
8 MF Italy ITA Luciano Pisapia
9 FW Italy ITA Leonardo Cerri
10 MF Italy ITA Andrea Bonetti
11 FW England ENG Samuel Iling-Junior
12 GK Italy ITA Simone Scaglia
13 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Tarik Muharemović
14 DF Italy ITA Gabriele Mulazzi
16 DF Sweden SWE Jonas Rohui
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW Italy ITA Nicolò Turco
19 DF Italy ITA Filippo Fiumanò
21 MF Italy ITA Giulio Doratiotto
22 MF Norway NOR Elias Solberg
23 MF Italy ITA Nicolò Ledonne
24 DF Italy ITA Lorenzo Dellavalle
25 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Samuel Mbangula
27 FW Italy ITA Tommaso Galante
28 MF Netherlands NED Bayron Strijdonck
29 MF Italy ITA Tommaso Maressa
30 GK Italy ITA Giovanni Daffara
31 GK Italy ITA Leonardo Ratti
MF Turkey TUR Kenan Yildiz
FW Croatia CRO Ivano Srdoc

Coaching staff

Paolo Montero was appointed head coach of the under-19s in 2022.
Paolo Montero was appointed head coach of the under-19s in 2022.
Position Staff
Head coach Uruguay Paolo Montero
Assistant coach Italy Edoardo Sacchini
Goalkeeping coach Italy Pietro Pipolo
Athletic coach Italy Ivan Teoli
Italy Stefano Vetri

Last updated: 14 July 2022
Source: Juventus.com

Honours

The 1971–72 Primavera squad that won its second Scudetto
The 1971–72 Primavera squad that won its second Scudetto

National

International

Notable youth team players

As of 2 August 2022

The following is a list of players who have played in the Juventus youth team and represented a country at full international level.[40] Players in bold are currently playing at Juventus, or for another club on loan from Juventus.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The literal translation of bianconeri is "whiteblacks". However, "black and whites" is also commonly used.
  2. ^ a b c The player had already made his professional debut before joining Juventus, and spent some time in the Primavera team.

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  34. ^ Juventus is the third most successful club in the history of the Italian Youth Cup with 3 titles won, only behind Torino (7) and Internazionale (5) according to "Primavera TIM Honours". Lega-Calcio Official Website. Archived from the original on 27 June 2007. Retrieved 4 July 2007.
  35. ^ a b Official Italian youth cup since 2004 according to "Primavera TIM Super Cup finals". Lega-Calcio Official Website. Archived from the original on 6 July 2006. Retrieved 7 July 2006.
  36. ^ "Viareggio World Tournament Roll of Honour" (in Italian). Viareggio World Tournament Official Website. Archived from the original on 3 July 2007. Retrieved 4 July 2007.
  37. ^ a b "Champions Youth Cup". Champions Youth Cup Official Website. Archived from the original on 6 July 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2007.
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  40. ^ "Marchisio: 'A win for Juve's academy'". juventus.com. 20 August 2012.

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