Eighty years ago to the day, Carlo Carcano’s ‘Quinquennio’ (five league titles in a row) side mathematically secured a third consecutive Scudetto triumph, a feat that has not since been repeated by the Bianconeri.
The major success story of the season was young Felice ‘Farfallino’ Borel II, who progressed through the youth academy and then got a chance to showcase his talents in the first-team when Giovanni Vecchina was struck by injury.
Following an indifferent start to their title defence, Juve began to gain ground on the leaders thanks to Farfallino’s prolific goalscoring form. The 18-year-old netted an important double against Lazio (4-0), a crucial winning goal in the ‘Derby della Mole’ (1-0) and then a hat-trick against Triestina (3-0).
The recovery was complete on 18 December when Carcano’s men regained their rightful place at the top of the table and didn’t look back from there. Borel rounded off his fairytale debut season with a brace against Milan to wrap up the club’s fifth championship success with two fixtures remaining.
Juventus ended the 1932/33 Serie A campaign as runaway winners, with 54 points, eight ahead of Inter and 12 in front of Bologna and Napoli. Meanwhile, Borel was the leading goalscorer, having netted 29 times in just 28 games.