Juventus are the most successful team in Italy, with more league and league cup titles than anyone in history. Their stature in world football has attracted many top stars from around the globe, and Juventus now boast arguably the world's best player, Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, the glamour which comes with lifting titles and taking home fat pay cheques doesn't always guarantee individual success at a club.
Five players who once turned out for Juventus
There have been many great players who came to Turin with plenty of expectations but couldn't live up to them.
Their legacy in the fabled Juventus Stadium is nothing more than just a mere footnote, which means most of the footballing world might have forgotten they ever played in the black and white stripes.
On that note, let's take a look at five such players whom you probably didn't know played for Juventus:
#5 Benedikt Howedes
A legendary figure at Schalke for his leadership and more than a decade long service, Benedikt Howedes arrived at Juventus in 2017 on an ill-fated loan spell.
His experience at the top level should've helped him slot right into their set-up, but the German centre-back instead struggled for first-team opportunities at Juventus.
He played just three league games that season. Despite winning the league, Howedes moved on at the end of his term.
Howedes subsequently plied his trade in Russia's Premier League with Lokomotiv Moscow for two years before hanging up his boots last year.
#4 Nicolas Anelka
The former journeyman has represented a bevy of top clubs around Europe, including Juventus, but his stint lasted with the Bianconeri lasted just six months.
Arriving from Chinese team Shanghai Shenhua in the January of 2012, Nicolas Anelka was a pale shadow of his illustrious self, making just two league appearances till the end of the season.
The Bianconeri decided against making his move permanent despite Anelka being released on a free transfer that summer. The Frenchman then went on to join West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.
#3 Ciro Immobile
Ciro Immobile, who once turned up for Juventus, is a prolific goal-scorer and can instil fear into the hearts of the meanest of defences.
The striker clinched the European Golden Boot last season for his blistering exploits with Lazio, netting 36 league goals from 37 games.
But things haven't always been this rosy for him. Immobile was once overlooked as a promising young teenager at Juventus, where he started his professional career.
Despite impressing in a few loan spells, he was restricted to just five league appearances with the Bianconeri before then-manager Antonio Conte sold him off to Genoa in 2012 on a permanent transfer.
#2 Filippo Inzaghi
The former striking great is most fondly remembered for his exploits with AC Milan, where he lifted numerous trophies during an illustrious decade-long spell.
However, Filippo Inzaghi represented a few other Italian sides as well before setting foot at the San Siro, one of them being Juventus.
His four-year stint with the Bianconeri from 1997 to 2001 is largely forgotten, but Inzaghi enjoyed a very productive spell. In 165 games, he struck 89 times and helped Juventus to three trophies, including the league in his first season.
#1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic
An evergreen journeyman with a storied career, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was once a Juventus player, something not many people may remember.
Arriving from Ajax in 2004, the Swede was in Turin for just two years but enjoyed plenty of success. He made 92 appearances for Juventus in all competitions, scoring 26 times, while also clinching the Scudetto in both seasons.
However, the Bianconeri were stripped of their 2006 title following the infamous Calciopoli scandal and relegated to Serie B. That prompted Ibrahimovic to seek pastures anew. He arrived at Inter Milan that summer to continue his top-flight adventure.