Juventus F.C. Under-23


Juventus Football Club Under-23, also known as Juventus U23 or colloquially as Juventus B, is a professional football club based in Turin, Piedmont, Italy, which acts as the reserve team of Serie A club Juventus. Juventus U23 play their home games at the Stadio Giuseppe Moccagatta in Alessandria, a comune about 100 km away from Turin.

Juventus U23
Full nameJuventus Football Club Under-23
Nickname(s)Juventus B
Juventus II
Short nameJuve U23
Founded3 August 2018; 2 years ago (2018-08-03)
GroundStadio Giuseppe Moccagatta
Capacity5,926
ChairmanAndrea Agnelli
ManagerLamberto Zauli
LeagueSerie C Group A
2020–21Serie C Group A, 10th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Founded in 2018, Juventus U23 competes in Serie C, the third level of the Italian football league system. The team plays in the same professional league system as their senior team, rather than a separate league dedicated for youth teams. However, the reserve team cannot play in the same division or higher as their senior team, nor in the Coppa Italia, currently making Juventus U23 ineligible for promotion to the Serie A. Juventus U23 have won a Coppa Italia Serie C, in the 2019–20 season, after beating Ternana in the final.

History


Juventus U23 were founded on 3 August 2018,[1] following the reintroduction of reserve teams in Italian football after over sixty years, and was officially admitted to the Serie C championship.[2] The club cannot play in the same division—or higher—as their senior team, nor can they compete in the Coppa Italia.[3]

On 21 August, Luca Zanimacchia became the first scorer of the team's history after scoring the only goal in a 1–0 win over Cuneo in the group stage of the Coppa Italia Serie C.[4] Juventus U23's first game in Serie C was a 1–2 away defeat to Alessandria, with Claudio Zappa scoring the team's first league goal.[5] Juventus U23 ended their first season in 12th place with 42 points in 37 games,[6] and were eliminated in the group stage of the Coppa Italia Serie C.[7]

On 27 June 2020, Juventus U23 beat Ternana 2–1 in the 2019–20 Coppa Italia Serie C final, winning their first trophy in their second year as a professional club.[8][9] Despite finishing 10th in the league, Juventus U23 gained direct access to the third round of promotion play-offs by virtue of their cup win.[9] After beating Padova 2–0,[10] Juventus U23 reached the fourth round where they drew 2–2 to Carrarese.[11] Due to the opponent's higher placement in the regular reason, they advanced to the Final Four, and Juventus U23 were eliminated.[11]

Season to season


Season League Coppa Italia Serie C
Tier Division Position
2018–19 [it] 3 Serie C 12th of 20 Group stage
2019–20 10th of 20 Champions
2020–21 10th of 20 Cancelled
2021–22 TBD TBD
  Champions    Runners-up    Third place/semi-finalists  

Players


Current squad

As of 31 July 2021[12]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF  ROU Gabriele Boloca
5 DF  ROU Radu Drăgușin
6 MF  BEL Daouda Peeters
8 MF  ITA Filippo Ranocchia
9 FW  ESP Alejandro Marqués
10 MF  ITA Nicolò Fagioli
11 FW  ITA Andrea Brighenti
12 GK  URU Franco Israel
16 DF  ITA Matteo Anzolin
17 FW  POR Félix Correia
19 FW  TUN Hamza Rafia
20 MF  ITA Giuseppe Leone
23 FW  FRA Marley Aké
24 DF  ITA Davide De Marino
26 DF  ITA Tommaso Barbieri
27 FW  ITA Ferdinando Del Sole
29 FW  ITA Emanuele Pecorino
33 DF  ITA Filippo Delli Carri
No. Pos. Nation Player
GK  ITA Mattia Del Favero
DF  ITA Dario Del Fabro
DF   SUI Albian Hajdari
DF   SUI Daniel Leo
DF  ITA Alessandro Minelli
DF  ITA Erasmo Mulè
DF  ITA Diego Stramaccioni
DF   SUI Nikita Vlasenko
DF  BRA Wesley
MF  ITA Alessandro Sersanti
MF  ARG Enzo Barrenechea
MF  ITA Luca Clemenza
MF  ITA Mattia Compagnon
MF  FRA Abdoulaye Dabo
MF  CYP Grigoris Kastanos
FW  ITA Matteo Brunori
FW  ITA Nicolò Cudrig
FW  ITA Marco Da Graca

Youth Academy

Coaching staff


Position Staff
Head coach Lamberto Zauli
Assistant coach Mirko Conte
Athletic coach Stefano Cellio
Daniele Palazzolo
Goalkeeper coach Cristiano Lupatelli
Match Analyst Alessio Varzi
Doctor Andrea Marchini
Massimo Magistrali
Healthcare professional Marco Casalis
Nicola Sasso
Rehabilitator Luca Margaglia
Giuseppe Maggio

Last updated: 13 December 2020
Source: Juventus.com

Managerial history


Below is a list of Juventus U23 managers from 2018 until the present day.

Name Nationality Years
Mauro Zironelli 2018–2019
Fabio Pecchia 2019–2020
Andrea Pirlo 2020
Lamberto Zauli 2020–present

Honours


See also


References


  1. "La seconda squadra bianconera è realtà!". Juventus.com. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  2. "Ammissione Seconda Squadra Juventus FC - Campionato Serie C" (PDF). Figc.it. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  3. "Serie C, determinato il regolamento per l'iscrizione della Juventus U23 al torneo 2020-21 - TUTTOmercatoWEB.com". www.tuttomercatoweb.com (in Italian). Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  4. "Juventus Under 23-Cuneo 1-0". Goal.com. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  5. "Juventus II vs. Alessandria - 16 September 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  6. "Summary - Serie C - Italy - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  7. "Under23 ancora imbattuta ma non basta". Juventus.com. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  8. JuventusNews24, Redazione (27 June 2020). "Ternana-Juventus U23 1-2: bianconeri nella storia, è trionfo in Coppa Italia!". Juventus News 24 (in Italian). Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  9. "Serie C, Coppa Italia: trionfa la Juventus Under 23, Ternana battuta 2-1". la Repubblica (in Italian). 27 June 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  10. JuventusNews24, Redazione (9 July 2020). "Juventus U23-Padova 2-0: orgoglio in dieci, bianconeri avanti nei playoff!". Juventus News 24 (in Italian). Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  11. "LIVE TJ - Carrarese-Juventus U23 2-2: bianconeri eliminati. Termina la splendida stagione dei ragazzi di Pecchia". Tutto Juve (in Italian). Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  12. Juventus.com. "Under 23". Juventus.com. Retrieved 3 September 2020.