Celebrating his 56th birthday today is Antonio Cabrini, an adventurous former left-back whose penchant for a goal during the 13 years he spent with Juventus made him a real idol amongst the fans.
In anticipation of the former Bianconeri hero’s special day, on Sunday evening the current team managed to give him an early gift of victory as he watched them pull off a comeback win against Milan from the Legends Club.
Earlier on, he had taken a trip through Juve history at the J-Museum, a place where his outstanding achievements for the club are clear to see. During his time in the black and white stripes, Cabrini played 440 games, scored 52 goals and won everything: an Intercontinental Cup, a European Cup, a European Super Cup, a Cup Winners’ Cup, a UEFA Cup, six Scudetto titles and two Coppa Italia trophies.
He also went down in Italian football history as part of the national team which beat West Germany in the final of the 1982 World Cup, along with Bianconeri team-mates Dino Zoff, Gaetano Scirea, Claudio Gentile, Marco Tardelli and Paolo Rossi.
After such a memorable time with Juve, it was only right that Antonio was honoured with a star outside Juventus Stadium as one of the 50 Legends, and today all associated with Juventus Football Club wish him many happy returns.