Fabio Grosso has gifted his country a magical goal in the 2006 World Cup semi-final, not to mention the winning penalty against France a few days later, three years of loyal service down the Bianconeri’s left-hand side and a wealth of experience to his young Primavera charges.
Now though, it is time for him to be rewarded in return as the ex-Lyon defender celebrates his 38th birthday with friends and family.
Grosso’s special day might even have been made all the more enjoyable by his team’s excellent run of form, advancing in the Coppa Italia, beating league leaders Fiorentina and producing a terrific performance to see off Manchester City in the UEFA Youth League. A fourth win this afternoon away at Novara really would be the cherry on the coach's cake.
Everyone associated with Juventus Football Club would like to wish Fabio many happy returns and a restful evening after today’s match!