1996–97 Juventus F.C. season

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Juventus
1996–97 season
President Vittorio Caissotti di Chiusano
Manager Marcello Lippi
Stadium Stadio delle Alpi
Serie A 1st
Coppa Italia Quarter-finals
Champions League Runners-up
UEFA Super Cup Champions
Intercontinental Cup Champions
Top goalscorer League: Alessandro Del Piero (8)
Michele Padovano (8)
Christian Vieri (8)
All: Alessandro Del Piero (15)

Juventus F.C. had a successful season, despite rebuilding large parts of the team in spite of the 1996 UEFA Champions League title. The result was another domestic title and a second consecutive Champions League final, where Karl-Heinz Riedle scored twice for Borussia Dortmund in a 3–1 victory, thus ensuring Juventus had to settle for only domestic glory.

It was a disappointing end to the season as the club had been impressive in the Champions League, winning 8 games out of 10 on their way to the final and losing none, and beating sides like Manchester United and Ajax both home and away. However, the team made a complete mess of the final played out in Munich, making uncharacteristic mistakes that were always likely to prove costly against opposition of Dortmund's quality.

New signing Zinedine Zidane was a revelation, but the most important feature in Juventus's league title was the spectacular form of Alessandro Del Piero, and a defensive force that Ciro Ferrara led towards glory together with Paolo Montero. Christian Vieri, another player signed in the summer of 1996, scored regularly in Champions League games but his less impressive league form (8 goals) saw him sold at the end of the season to make way for new signing Filippo Inzaghi. Vieri would go on to become top scorer of both the Spanish and Italian leagues for the clubs he subsequently played for.

Squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[1]

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

No. Position Player
1 Italy GK Angelo Peruzzi
2 Italy DF Ciro Ferrara
3 Italy DF Moreno Torricelli
4 Uruguay DF Paolo Montero
5 Italy DF Sergio Porrini
6 Portugal DF Dimas
7 Italy MF Angelo Di Livio
8 Italy MF Antonio Conte (captain)
9 Croatia FW Alen Bokšić
10 Italy FW Alessandro Del Piero
11 Italy FW Michele Padovano
12 Italy GK Michelangelo Rampulla
13 Italy DF Mark Iuliano
No. Position Player
14 France MF Didier Deschamps
15 Italy FW Christian Vieri
16 Italy FW Nicola Amoruso
17 Italy GK Davide Falcioni
18 Serbia and Montenegro MF Vladimir Jugović
19 Italy MF Attilio Lombardo
20 Italy MF Alessio Tacchinardi
21 France MF Zinedine Zidane
22 Italy DF Gianluca Pessotto
28 Italy MF Ivano Trotta
29 Italy MF Davide Andorno
30 Italy MF Nicola Cingolani
31 Italy MF Paolo Chivaroli

Left club during season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
6 Italy MF Raffaele Ametrano (on loan to Verona)

Competitions[edit]

Serie A[edit]

Main article: 1996–97 Serie A

Matches[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Coppa Italia[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group C
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Juventus 6 5 1 0 11 1 +10 16
England Manchester United 6 3 0 3 6 3 +3 9
Turkey Fenerbahçe 6 2 1 3 3 6 -3 7
Austria Rapid Wien 6 0 2 4 2 12 -10 2

Knockout phase[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]
Semi-finals[edit]
Final[edit]

Intercontinental Cup[edit]

UEFA Super Cup[edit]

Main article: 1996 UEFA Super Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Juventus - 1996/97". FootballSquads. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 

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