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Juventus: All-time XI

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The club with the most fans in Italy is also the club with the most championships.

Juventus have had some huge legends, like Platini, Sivori, Boniperti, Zidane and Nedved. But who made it into the best XI of all time?

Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon

Gigi is widely considered as one of the best goalkeepers we've ever seen. His outstanding shot-stopping ability and his great personality are the reasons he has played 357 games with Juve since 2001 - and he's the current captain. Juventus paid a fortune to purchase Buffon from Parma, making him the most expensive transfer in their history.

Right-back: Lillian Thuram

The Frenchman is one of the finest defenders of his generation - with his powerful body, speed and tackling ability. He appeared in the black-and-white shirt 144 times, winning two Italian Championships and two Super Cups.

Centre-back: Gaetano Scirea

He was the captain of the Bianchoneri's golden generation in the 80s, who won the 1985 European Championship. A graceful sweeper with tactical ability and leadership skills, Scirea played 377 times for Juve, lifting seven Italian Championship trophies and is considered as one of the greatest defenders of all time.

Centre-back: Claudio Gentile

Gentile is well-known as one of the toughest defenders and fiercest tacklers to ever set foot on the field and as the man who dismantled Diego Maradona in the 1982 World Cup in Spain. He played 283 times in Juve's defensive pairing with Scirea, and won six Serie A titles..

Left-back: Antonio Cabrini

One of the most dominant left-backs in the 80s, Cabrini was a great crosser and a fast, consistent and strong defender. "Bell' Antonio" won 297 caps with the Turin side, where he celebrated six Italian Championships and the European Cup of 1985.

Defensive-midfielder: Marco Tardelli

An indispensable member of La Vecchia Signora's squad in the 70s and 80s, making 259 appearances, Tardelli provided a great balance in the midfield with passing skills, tackling and positioning. 

Right-midfielder: Zinedine Zidane

The best European footballer of the past 50 years, according to UEFA, three-time FIFA Player of the Year, Ballon d'Or winner and countless other things to say about the French legend. He played 151 times for Juve, winning two Serie As and an UEFA Supercup. His unbelievable skill and style of play stunned Italy for five years.

Left-midfielder: Pavel Nedved

A football player who gave everything on the pitch during his spell at Juventus, Pavel Nedved was widely known for his energy on the field, his refined shooting and his goalscoring ability.

The "Furia Ceca" (Czech Fury) led the Bianchoneri to the 2003 Champion's League final, where they lost from Milan at the penalty shoot-out. He also won the Ballon d'Or the same year.

Attacking-midfielder: Michel Platini

The French legend is one of the most important players who ever wore the Juventus shirt. The current UEFA president played 147 games for the Turin side and was the absolute leader in the 1985 European Cup win.

"Le Roi" (The King) was an amazing passer, a free-kick specialist and won the Ballon d'Or three consecutive times, which made people consider him as one of the best playmakers in football history. 

Centre-forward: Alessandro Del Piero

The record-holder of the most club appearances (705), Del Piero, also holds the record of the most club goals (290).

He won six Italian Championships with the Bianconeri and led them to the 1996 Champions League trophy against Ajax. Armed with an all-encompassing range of shooting, great technique and goalscoring ability, "Pinturicchio" is probably the most loved player in Juventus' history.

Centre-forward: Roberto Baggio

Both the Ballon d'Or and Fifa Player of the Year in 1993, Roberto Baggio made 141 appearances and scored 78 goals with Juve.

"Il Divin' Codino" (The Divine Ponytail) was an incredibly technical player, with moves like no-one else in the 90s. The Vicenza-born striker is considered as one of the best football players ever.


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