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5 players who you did not know played for Juventus

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Modified 27 Feb 2020
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#4 Patrick Vieira

Vieira - Juventus
Vieira - Juventus

Currently in charge of French club Nice, Vieira is known for being part of the spine of Arsenal's Invincibles under Arsène Wenger as they went a whole league season unbeaten. His time in North London brought 3 league titles and 4 FA Cups. The battles with Roy Keane are stuff of legend to this day. Even outside of Arsenal, he was a key part of the French side which won the World Cup in 1998 and the Euros in 2000.

To go with that, 4 league titles at Inter, the last of which was part of a treble in 2009-10 and we're starting to see why he's so revered. In the discussion, the 2005-06 season spent at Juventus goes largely unnoticed. Signed for €20 million from Arsenal, he was ever-present in the side as he played 42 games in his only season.

He managed to score 5 goals and lay on 3 more. Unfortunately, that's when the Calciopoli scandal hit and he decided against staying and playing in Serie B in the latter stage of his career. Despite that, it's clear that he holds Juventus in high regard and values the time he spent there.

"Juve is the best-organized club where I played, from the board to the fans, everybody has its role and players know the come after the institution. I left Turin because I didn’t want to play the last years of my career in Serie B. I was lucky enough to play for Inter, a big club that lacks order."
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Published 27 Feb 2020, 15:47 IST
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