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    04.07.2014 10:59 - in: The team S

    Mirko’s three years in Turin

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    Juventus.com looks back at Vucinic's three years in the black and white stripes

    Mirko Vucinic has today brought down the curtain on his three-year stay in Turin after completing a permanent switch to Abu Dhabi-based club Al Jazira.

    The Montenegrin frontman joined the Bianconeri from Roma in July 2011 and weighed in with nine Serie A goals as Antonio Conte’s men came from behind to win the club’s 30th Scudetto after overtaking Milan in a thrilling head-to-head battle.

    His undisputed technique and ability to produce the unexpected continued to thrill fans in the 2012/13 season. Having come off the bench to score the third in a memorable 4-2 Italian Super Cup win over Napoli in Beijing, Vucinic then carried his strong form into the team’s Serie A campaign, netting against Udinese and Genoa as the Bianconeri got their title defence off to a perfect start with three wins from three.

    The 30-year-old also made crucial contributions in the Champions League, clinching a Group E away point against Nordsjelland with a deft touch at the near post in the dying stages, before rounding off an important last 16 triumph over Celtic by scoring the third goal in the cauldron of Parkhead.

    His 10 top-flight goals placed him alongside Arturo Vidal as the team’s most prolific Serie A marksman in 2012/13, while important strikes against Lazio and Roma at Juventus Stadium last season mean he ends his stay in Piedmont on a high. 

    After a total of 96 appearances, 26 goals, three Scudetto titles and two Super Cups in the black and white stripes, Vucinic will now embark on a new challenge in the United Arab Emirates.

    All associated with Juventus Football Club would like to thank Mirko for his efforts in Turin and wish him well for the future.  

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