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  • Published: 15 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9781787290501
  • Imprint: Yellow Jersey
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 388
  • RRP: $39.99

Juve!




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

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 the sport, it has won Scudetto after Scudetto, major European trophy after major European trophy. However, parallel to the mythical status, there’s an altogether murkier reality. For 100 years the club and its billionaire owners, the Agnelli family, have been synonymous with match-fixing, doping, political chicanery and more besides. So whilst La Vecchia Signora remains Italy’s best-supported team, it’s also, by some distance, its most despised.
From his Turin base, award-winning sports writer Herbie Sykes has produced the definitive history of Italy’s great sporting metaphor. Juve! chronicles 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? Genuine footballing colossus or vanity project? The apogee of Italian excellence or its nadir? With his unique institution, as with so much that is Italian, things are seldom black and white…

  • Pub date: 15 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9781787290501
  • Imprint: Yellow Jersey
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 388
  • RRP: $39.99

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