- Address: Corso Gaetano Scirea, 50, Turin
- Country: Italian Republic
- Capacity: 41,000
- Opened: 8 September 2011
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Juventus (football)
Extra stadium info – Allianz Stadium
The construction of the venue, which opened as the Juventus Stadium, started in 2009 and its construction costs were €155 million. It opened with a football match between Juventus Football Club and Notts County Football Club from the United Kingdom. Luca Toni, who played for the Italian Republic in the 2006 FIFA World Cup final, scored the first goal at the venue. The Allianz Stadium is the home of Juventus. The football club from Piedmont became one of the first football clubs with a value of at least $1 billion. AC Milan and Juventus became the first Italian sports clubs with 10 million followers on their main social media page. Juve drew an average attendance of 37,000 in 19 home games in their first-ever domestic league season at the venue.
The history of Juventus
Juventus was founded in 1897. They are also known as La Vecchia Signora (The Old Lady) and they won several European trophies. In 1982, Juventus FC became the first Italian club with 20 top-flight league titles. They drew an average attendance of 37,000 in 15 home games during that domestic league season. Juventus won their first world title in 1985 after beating the Argentinos Juniors, a former club of the Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona. Juventus FC only lost three of their first 100 domestic top-flight league matches at the Allianz Stadium.
Nine consecutive league titles
Between 2011 and 2020, Juventus Football Club won the Italian top-flight football league nine consecutive times. Juve became the first football club from the Italian Republic with nine consecutive league titles. FC Internazionale Milano, one of the first football clubs with a world championship trophy, broke the hegemony when they were crowned Italian football champions in 2021. Juventus finished fourth place in that league season.
In 2018, Juventus signed the Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro. He became the world’s highest-paid athlete. The football star was born on the island of Madeira in 1985 and he became the second person with 100 million followers on his or her social media page. He started his professional football career with Sporting Clube de Portugal. In 2003, Cristiano Ronaldo signed with the English football giants Manchester United Football Club. He won several major trophies with MUFC before he left the club for Real Madrid in 2009.
Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Champions League several times with the Spanish football club Real Madrid. He also won the European championship for national football teams with the Portuguese Republic before he returned to Manchester United in 2021. The national football team of the Portuguese Republic were crowned European champions on 10 July 2016 for the first time in their history. That day, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro played in the final of the European championship for national football teams against the French Republic.