Raffaele and Samuel live thousands of miles apart – one in Venice, the other in Melbourne, Australia.
But last weekend they were brought together in Turin. United by their unconditional love for the black and white stripes and the fact they are Premium and Premium International Members.
Juventus' home opener against Udinese was the occasion for them to sample some of the special privileges available to members of the official Bianconeri community at first hand. The pair were invited to the match as the club's guests and took in the action from the Sky Box reserved for J-Members.
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity came their way for different reasons. Raffaele Squizzato – known as Raf_44 to other J-Members – signed up for JuventusMembership way back in 2007 and has since established himself as an influential figure within the community. He was named “blogger of the year” as the user with the most posts on the blog page reserved for J-Members on
Samuel Loterzo, on the other hand, opted to become a Premium International Member in August while the Bianconeri were visiting his homeland Australia during their Asia-Pacific Tour. The decision soon reaped its rewards: one month later he and his Juventini cousins were setting foot inside Juventus Stadium for the first time ever!
Besides being able to enjoy the game in comfort from a privileged position in the J-Member Sky Box seats, the lucky Bianconeri fans also had the chance to meet the Juventus players for photos and autographs after the final whistle. Take a look at the pics!
You could find yourself having a similar experience if you become a J-Member. Find out all the benefits here.