Turin derby

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Derby della Mole
Juventus vs Torino
City or region Turin, Italy
Teams involved Juventus
First contested Turin, 13 January 1908
Top scorer Giampiero Boniperti (14)

The Turin Derby, also known as the Derby di Torino, is the local derby, played out between Turin's most prominent football clubs Juventus and Torino. It is colloquially known as the Derby della Mole, after the Mole Antonelliana, a major landmark in the city and the architectural symbol of the Piedmontese capital.[1] It is the first derby of Italian football and the oldest meeting between two teams based in the same city still disputed.[2]

Rivalry history[edit]

The Turin derby was first played on 13 January 1907. It was also the first competitive match of Torino after its founding on 3 December 1906. The rivalry stems from the fact that Torino was founded through a merger of Football Club Torinese and a group of Juventus dissidents, led by major financier Alfredo Dick. It is said that prior to the first derby, Dick was locked inside the changing room, causing him to miss the game and having to listen to updates via players and staff.

During the post-World War II years, the rivalry and vast difference in clubs' fortunes came to represent a class divide in the Piedmont region, as noted by Soldati. The fans of Torino usually represent the proletariat, while Juventus the bourgeoisie. With the mass migration to Turin, a major industrial center of northern Italy, in the 1960s and 1970s, many fans of Juventus arrived from southern Italy and took up employment with the Agnelli family - the owners of FIAT. Thus, they also saw Juventus as "the team of the boss" or the "team of Fiat". Torino would stand to represent the "original" spirit of Piedmont, or the purest Torinesità and to this day, it draws its supporters from a predominantly local fanbase, compared to Juventus, which enjoys widespread support even outside of Italy.[4][5]

Today, the differences remain, even if they are less prominent. Since the late 1990s, the derby has been sporadically contested due to Torino regularly teetering between Serie A and Serie B. It has not been played in Serie A thirteen times: twelve due to Torino being in Serie B and once after Juventus were relegated following the Calciopoli scandal. After Torino were relegated in 2002–03, the two clubs would not meet until 2007–08, as Torino were promoted for the 2006–07 season while Juventus were relegated. Torino were relegated again after the 2008–09 season. In 2012–13, the two clubs met again in Serie A for the first time in three years.[6]

Overall, Juventus have won the derby 96 times and Torino have won it 72 times. There have been 62 draws, with 350 goals in favour of Juventus and 310 goals scored for Torino. Historically, there have been periods where Torino have prevailed; especially before the tragedy of Superga (which was followed by a period more favourable for Juventus in the fifties). Another period in favour of the Torino was the seventies, when Juventus remained without a win in the derby for nearly six years (from December 1973 to the March of 1979) and Torino established a record of 4 wins in a row in a single championship (1975–76). Coinciding with Torino's economic difficulties (especially at the end of the nineties), Juventus inflicted heavy defeats (5–0 of 3 December 1995). On 17 November 1912, Torino recorded the heaviest defeat in the derby, defeating Juventus 8–0.

Recent history has seen a marked dominance of Juventus, so much so that the final Torino victory dates back to 9 April 1995, while the last goal scored by the granata was on 24 February 2002.

Despite the fierce rivalry between the two sides, there have been a number of notable players who have played for both Juventus and Torino during their careers, including 1938 World Cup winner and two-time Serie A Capocannoniere Silvio Piola and Italian internationals Fabio Quagliarella and Angelo Ogbonna.

Notable Incidents[edit]

In 1967 after a derby Torino won 4–0, incensed Juventus fans vandalized the grave of former Torino player Gigi Meroni.[7][8]

On 27 March 1983, Torino, down 0–2, overturned the deficit in the 75th minute by scoring three goals in just over three minutes to win 3–2. Another remarkable encounter took place on 14 October 2001, when Torino, trailing 0–3 at halftime, came back to tie the game 3–3 (taking advantage of a penalty miss by Juventus player Marcelo Salas, who would have scored 4–3 to Juventus). This was made famous by Torino midfielder Riccardo Maspero, who grooved a hole on the penalty spot before Salas kicked it. In the return leg, that ended 2–2, Juventus midfielder Enzo Maresca notably celebrated a late equaliser by parodying the 'horns of the bull' (the bull being the Torino's club symbol), a gesture usually done by former Torino captain Marco Ferrante.

Prior to a derby match during the 2007–08 season, riots took place and chaos broke out as police tried to control the hooligans involved. There were 40 arrests made and 2 injured policemen. Rubbish bins were set on fire and many cars and shops vandalized as a result.

On 1 December 2012 the two clubs met in Serie A for the first time in three seasons and it was the first derby hosted at the Juventus Stadium. Prior to kick-off, several fans from both sides were arrested for starting a brawl and vandalism.[9] Juve won 3-0[10] but the match was marred by a red card, a €10,000 fine for Juventus for an offensive banner some of its supporters had displayed about the infamous Superga air disaster[11] and €250,000 fine for Torino after their fans vandalised stadium toilets and seats.[12] The match ended 3–0, with all three goals scored by Juventus youth products Claudio Marchisio (2) and Sebastian Giovinco (1).


As of 15 March 2015.

Total matches
Draws Torino
Prima Categoria 18 2 5 11 26 49
Divisione Nazionale 8 4 0 4 8 10
Serie A 139 64 41 34 209 144
Total (league) 165 70 46 49 243 203
1944 Campionato Alta Italia 6 3 2 1 12 12
Play-off 2 0 1 1 0 1
Coppa Italia 16 7 5 4 20 17
Total (official) 189 80 54 55 275 233
Other meetings 41 16 8 17 75 77
Total 230 96 62 72 350 310

Top scorers[edit]

Below is the list of top scorers in all official competitions of the Turin derby:

Position Name Team Goals
1 Italy Giampiero Boniperti 600px Nero e Bianco (Strisce).png Juventus 14
2 Italy Guglielmo Gabetto 600px Nero e Bianco (Strisce).png 7 Juventus - Flag - Garnet with white bull.svg Torino 5 12
3 Italy Paolino Pulici Flag - Garnet with white bull.svg Torino 9
4 Italy Felice Borel 600px Nero e Bianco (Strisce).png Juventus 8
5 Italy Francesco Graziani Flag - Garnet with white bull.svg Torino 7
Italy Eugenio Mosso Flag - Garnet with white bull.svg Torino
France Michel Platini 600px Nero e Bianco (Strisce).png Juventus
Italy Gianluca Vialli 600px Nero e Bianco (Strisce).png Juventus
9 Italy Pietro Anastasi 600px Nero e Bianco (Strisce).png Juventus 6
Argentina Italy Julio Libonatti Flag - Garnet with white bull.svg Torino
Argentina Italy Omar Sívori 600px Nero e Bianco (Strisce).png Juventus
12 Italy Carlo Capra Flag - Garnet with white bull.svg Torino 5
Wales John Charles 600px Nero e Bianco (Strisce).png Juventus
Italy Hans Kämpfer Flag - Garnet with white bull.svg Torino
Italy Valentino Mazzola Flag - Garnet with white bull.svg Torino
Italy Silvio Piola 600px Nero e Bianco (Strisce).png Juventus 2 - Flag - Garnet with white bull.svg Torino 3
Italy Ruggiero Rizzitelli Flag - Garnet with white bull.svg Torino


  • Match with most goals: 14, Torino-Juventus 8-6 of 9 February 1913.
  • Victory with the largest margin in favor of Torino: 0-8 of 17 November 1912.
  • Victory with the largest margin in favor of Juventus: 6-0 of 20 April 1952.
  • Most wins in a row: Juventus - 6 - from 25 October 2008 until February 23, 2014.600px Nero e Bianco (Strisce).png
  • Consecutive Draws: 4, from 3 April 1977 to 19 November 1978.
  • Greater number of games without a win: Torino, 16, from 3 December 1995 to 23 February 2014.Flag - Garnet with white bull.svg
  • Most minutes without conceding a goal: Juventus, 910 minutes, from 24 February 2002 until February 23, 2014.600px Nero e Bianco (Strisce).png
  • Fastest goal: Valentino Mazzola, Torino, after 1' 18 June 1944.Flag - Garnet with white bull.svg
  • Best comeback win: Juventus, from 0-2 to 4-2 March 7, 1982.600px Nero e Bianco (Strisce).png
  • Best comeback: Torino, from 0-3 to 3-3 October 14, 2001.Flag - Garnet with white bull.svg
  • Top scorer in a single derby: Hans Kämpfer, Torino, 4 goals February 3, 1907.Flag - Garnet with white bull.svg
  • Scorer in multiple consecutive derby: Felice Borel, Juventus, 6 goals from 4 December 1932, to 10 March 1935.600px Nero e Bianco (Strisce).png
  • Most derbies disputed in a calendar year: 6 (1988), including 3 in the championship, 2 in Coppa Italia and 1 play-off for admission to the UEFA Cup.
  • Record attendance: 70,200, Juventus 0-1 in Turin on 28 October 1962.[13]


1 1979-80 Coppa Italia Semi Final won 4-2 on penalties by Torino after both legs finished 0-0.
2 1992-93 Coppa Italia Semi Final won by Torino on away goals after aggregate score on 3-3.


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