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Juventus' greatest XI of all-time

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Will, any of today's starting XI make it onto the list?
Modified 28 Apr 2019, 10:07 IST
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Juventus are without doubt one of the world's most successful European clubs of all-time, winning two Champions Leagues, three Europa Leagues, two Super Cups, two Intercontinental Cups, and one Cup Winners' Cup. Along with this, the black-and-white side are the most affluent in Italy, having won a staggering thirty-three league trophies.

Along with their many trophies, the black-and-white club has had some of the best players who have ever graced the football field, from Giampiero Boniperti and John Charles in the 1950s to Alessandro Del Piero and Gianluigi Buffon in recent years; this can make choosing the best XI for the Old Lady a very hard task.

In commemoration of their 8th straight Serie A win this season, here is Juventus' greatest XI of all-time.

Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon (2001-2018)

Gigi Buffon is one of the greatest goalkeepers of all-time
Gigi Buffon is one of the greatest goalkeepers of all-time

Who else could it be? Gianluigi Buffon, following his world record €53 million move from Parma, has been outstanding for Juventus, racking up 9 Serie A titles.

He is characterized by his leadership on the pitch, as well as his cat-like reflexes, and excellent positioning, which has led him to be widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all-time. It is an understandable title when you consider that he has been named the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year a record 12 times, and the World‘s Best Goalkeeper of the past 25 years, by the IFFHS.

In addition to his on-field performances, Buffon is one of the few players that stayed at Juventus after the Caliciopoli scandal in 2006, where the club was relegated to Serie B. This in itself cemented him as a legend, but having also been one of the best keepers ever certainly merits his inclusion in the list.

Alternative: Dino Zoff (1972-1983)

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Published 28 Apr 2019, 10:07 IST
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