Juve!

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Juventus utterly dominates the Italian game. Home to some of the biggest names in sport, it has won title after title, trophy after trophy. However, parallel to the success and myth, there’s a murkier reality. For one hundred years the club and its billionaire owners, the Agnelli family, have been synonymous with match-fixing, doping, political chicanery and more. While La Vecchia Signora remains Italy’s best-supported team, it’s also its most despised. ‘Juve!’ charts the story of Italy’s great sporting dynasty, chronicling the triumphs and tragedies of the Agnelli’s, and of the icons – Boniperti, Del Piero, Ronaldo – who have been their sporting emissaries for almost a century. The pride of Italy or its dark heart? Footballing colossus or vanity project? With this unique institution, as with so much about life in Italy, things are seldom black and white.

ISBN: 9781787290518 Author: Sykes, Herbie Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press Publication Date: 21st October 2021 Imprint: Yellow Jersey Press Cover: Paperback Dewey: 796.334094512 (edition:23) Pages: 388 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , , , ,

‘Superbly entertaining and incisive’ – TLS

The definitive history of the iconic football club: the glory, the scandal, the stars and its enduring influence on Italian life.

Juventus utterly dominates the Italian game. Home to some of the biggest names in sport, it has won title after title, trophy after trophy. However, parallel to the success and myth, there’s a murkier reality. For one hundred years the club and its billionaire owners, the Agnelli family, have been synonymous with match-fixing, doping, political chicanery and more. While La Vecchia Signora remains Italy’s best-supported team, it’s also its most despised.

Juve! charts the story of Italy’s great sporting dynasty, chronicling the triumphs and tragedies of the Agnellis, and of the icons – Boniperti, Del Piero, Ronaldo – who have been their sporting emissaries for almost a century. The pride of Italy or its dark heart? Footballing colossus or vanity project? With this unique institution, as with so much about life in Italy, things are seldom black and white…

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