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    27.06.2014 09:01 - in: Events S

    27/06/1956: Umberto Agnelli becomes Juve president

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    Fifty-eight years ago to the day, ‘Il Dottore’ took control of his beloved Juventus

    On 27 June 1956, Umberto Agnelli became the club’s youngest ever president.

    His arrival sparked the beginning of a success-laden period for the Bianconeri, who required rebuilding following the departures of John Hansen and Helge Bronée.

    With the recruitment of world class talents such as John Charles and Giampiero Boniperti, Juventus gained their tenth Scudetto title, enabling them to proudly wear their first star, Agnelli’s very own concept, on the black and white stripes.

    During his first spell at the helm, Juventus lifted four further trophies: two Coppa Italia titles, but above all recorded back-to-back Scudetto victories in 1960 and 1961. He left the following year, but only after witnessing Omar Sivori, a player he had a particular soft spot for, win the Ballon d’Or.

    Thirty-two years later, in 1994, ‘Il Dottore’ returned as president to head up an extraordinary revolution which led Juventus to domestic, European and world domination.

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