JUVENTUS F.C.


2005-2006


Match Worn Shirt


Trezeguet David

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The 2005–06 season was Juventus Football Club’s 108th in existence and 104th consecutive season in the top flight of Italian football. Adrian Mutu from Chelsea and Patrick Vieira from Arsenal joined the team. Fabio Capello after the Serie A Championship of the season 2004-2005 was leading the team for the second season. The season started with the Italian Supercup’s defeat against Internazionale F.C. The Serie A season started in a great way with 9 following victories. Second year of Fabio Capello and second following Scudetto for Juventus. But something was going to happen.

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Juventus F.C. reached an amazing record in Serie A with Fabio Capello as coach. The team was in top position in the Serie A championship for 76 games between 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 seasons. The 2005-2006 Champions League season wasn’t good as expected. The team went out against Arsenal F.C. in the quarter-final leg. That was quite weird considering the quality of its players. Juventus F.C. was considered one of the favorite teams to lift the Champions League trophy.

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2005-2006


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt


Del Piero Alessandro

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2005-2006


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Ibrahimovic Zlatan

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Watch Fabio Capello interview after the last Serie A game 

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The team was awarded in Bari on May 14th 2006 for the Serie A’s victory. In the same day the biggest issue on Juventus’s history was about to happen. The 2006 Italian football scandal, or Calciopoli in the Italian-speaking world, involved Italy’s top professional football leagues, Serie A and Serie B. The scandal was uncovered in May 2006 by Italian police, implicating Juventus F.C. and other major teams including Milan, Fiorentina, Lazio and Reggina when a number of illegal telephone interceptions showed a thick network of relations between team managers and referee organizations, being accused of rigging games by selecting favourable referees.  The scandal first came to light as a consequence of investigations of prosecutors on the Italian football agency GEA World. Transcripts of recorded telephone conversations published in Italian newspapers suggested that, during the 2004–05 season, Juventus general managers Luciano Moggi and Antonio Giraudo had conversations with several officials of Italian football to influence referee appointments. The name Calciopoli (which could be translated as “Footballville”) is an ironic adaptation of Tangentopoli (“Bribesville”), which is the name that was given to some corruption-based clientelism in Italy during the Mani pulite investigation in the early 1990s. On 4 July 2006, the Italian Football Federation’s prosecutor Stefano Palazzi called for all four clubs at the centre of the scandal to be thrown out of Serie A. Palazzi called for Juventus “being excluded from the Serie A Championship and assigned to a lower category to Serie B with 6 points deducted”, without a specific division stated, while for Milan, Fiorentina and Lazio to be downgraded to last place in the 2005–06 championship and relegation to Serie B. He also asked for point deductions to be imposed for the following season for the clubs (three for Milan and 15 for both Fiorentina and Lazio). The prosecutor also called for Juventus to be stripped of its 2005 and 2006 titles. The sentence was long disputed because of the severity of the punishment meted out to Juventus compared to the other teams involved. According to the court, the conduct of team managers was considered in all cases. While not real match-fixing, it was a violation of sporting principles. In the case of Juventus, their conduct seemed to be designed to influence match results, while in the case of other teams, the evidence against them was not considered as strong. Juventus’ representatives considered this assumption totally arbitrary and argued that the case against them was never proven. The clubs sent down to Serie B were initially expected to have a difficult road back to the top flight. They would have had to finish in the top two of Serie B to be assured of promotion and also had to avoid finishing in the bottom four to avoid being relegated to Serie C1. Juventus, for example, were initially docked 30 points – the equivalent of having ten wins nullified. This made it very likely that they would not return to Serie A until 2008 at the earliest. The point penalty, however, was reduced to nine points, giving Juventus a fighting chance at promotion. They went on to win Serie B in the 2006–07 season to make a swift return to Serie A. The relegation of Juventus also prompted a mass exodus of important players such as Fabio Cannavaro, Lilian Thuram and Zlatan Ibrahimović. Some thirty other Serie A players who participated at the 2006 FIFA World Cup opted to move to other European leagues in the wake of the scandal. Juventus’ entire board of directors resigned on 11 May, while Moggi resigned shortly after Juventus won the 2006 Serie A championship on 14 May. On the Borsa Italiana, Italy’s stock market, Juventus shares had lost about half their 9 May value by the 19 May. 

JUVENTUS F.C.


2005-2006


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt


Trezeguet David

JUVENTUS F.C.


2005-2006


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Abbiati Christian

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Christian Abbiati was was shipped to Juventus as a temporary replacement for incumbent Gianluigi Buffon, who had suffered a dislocated shoulder during the Luigi Berlusconi Trophy match against Milan in August 2005. Milan A.C. then offered to loan its goalkeeper to Juventus F.C. With long-awaited regular playing time at his disposal, he flourished with the Bianconeri, but when Buffon returned to the starting lineup six months later, Abbiati’s services were no longer needed, and he left at the end of the season. 

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In August 2005, Buffon collided with Milan midfielder Kaká during the annual preseason Trofeo Luigi Berlusconi match, suffering a dislocated shoulder that required surgery. Milan loaned backup goalkeeper Christian Abbiati to Juventus as compensation while Buffon recovered. Buffon returned to the Juventus starting lineup in November, but injury again sidelined him until January. He recovered in time to help Juventus win their second consecutive Scudetto and his fourth overall, returning to the starting line-up in January 2006, in an Italy Cup match against Fiorentina. Juventus were, however, once again knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Champions League by runners-up Arsenal and Buffon regularly played the last two Champions League legs of the season against Werder Bremen and Arsenal. Buffon made his 200th appearance for Juventus that season in a 2–0 away defeat at the hands of Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

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Champions League


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Buffon Gianluigi

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“Supercoppa Italiana 2005”


Juventus vs Internazionale


Runner Up Player’s Medal


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2006-2007


Match Worn Shirt


Del Piero Alessandro

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Del Piero finished the league campaign as the top scorer of the 2006–07 Serie B season, with 20 goals. During the season, Del Piero also managed his 200th goal with Juventus on 21 October 2006, in a 1–0 league victory over Frosinone.

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The 2006–07 season was Juventus Football Club’s first season in its history in Serie B following the 2006 Italian football scandal, leaving Internazionale as the only Italian club never to have been relegated. Juventus were docked nine points this season (repealed from the original 17 point deduction). After Juventus were demoted to Serie B and their two most recent Scudetti were revoked, Del Piero pledged that he would stay to captain the team alongside with some other players as David Trezeguet, Mauro Camoranesi, Gianluigi Buffon and Pavel Nedved. He underlined that players should remain with the team, explaining that “The Agnelli family deserve this, as do the fans and the new directors.” While many key players such as Fabio Cannavaro, Emerson, Gianluca Zambrotta, Patrick Vieira, Zlatan Ibrahimović, and Lilian Thuram left, Del Piero chose to stay and help the club gain promotion.

“A true gentleman never leaves his lady” Alessandro Del Piero


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Treviso vs Juventus


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Buffon Gianluigi


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This shirt was worn by Gianluigi Buffon during Treviso vs Juventus which took place in Treviso on October 16th 2006. The shirt was swapped after the game by Gianluigi Buffon with the Treviso team’s striker Dino Fava Passaro which we get it from. See below Dino Fava holding the shirt before he gave it to us.

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Buffon, against expectations elected to remain with Juventus, despite the team’s relegation, a decision which made him extremely popular with the Juventus fans. During the 2006–07 Serie B season, Buffon made his debut in the Italian second division in a 1–1 away draw against Rimini on 9 September 2006; later that year, he also received the first red card of his career in a 1–1 away draw against AlbinoLeffe on 18 November. In total he made 37 league appearances throughout the season. After Juventus won the Serie B title, earning promotion to Serie A for the 2007–08 season, Buffon signed a contract extension with Juventus until 2012. In 2007, Buffon was also elected as the goalkeeper for the 2007 FIFPro XI for the second consecutive year, and the IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper for a record-breaking fourth time.

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Despite of most of the team’s good players who left the team after the Calciopoli’s scandal there were many good players who decided to stay including some fresh world champions like Alessandro Del Piero and Gianluigi Buffon and some world class players like Pavel Nedvěd, David Trezeguet and Mauro Camoranesi, for the following 2006–07 Serie B season. These players became authentic fan’s idols.

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In order to go back as soon as possible to Serie A the team signed another authentic piece of Juventus’s history. In July 2006, former player Didier Deschamps was announced as the new manager following the resignation of Fabio Capello, who left for Spanish club Real Madrid.

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During the season 2006-2007 there was the Juventus F.C. 109th anniversary. To celebrate the anniversary a Juventus F.C. former player’s parade was organized before a Serie A game at the Stadio Olimpico. All of the most popular team former players attended the parade and it was given to all of them a special Juventus’s shirt with a commemorative badge on sleeve representing the 109th anniversary and the name on the back. Only one shirt for each player was made. This shirt was given to Michel Platini and it was signed by many team former players that attended the parade. This shirt is a very particular shirt as it supposed to be the Champions League shirt for the season 2006/2007 since it has the black square on the back (typical for Champions League competition due Uefa rules). Nike prepared this style of shirt in advance and they couldn’t expect that due Calciopoli’s issue the team was not going to play the Champions League competition. So this style of shirt was prepared, but never used by the team.