Juventus enjoyed a sensational evening at tonight’s ‘Gran Galà del Calcio’ ceremony in Milan, winning the awards for best club and coach of the 2014/15 season, as well as having six members of the squad named in the side of the year.
The Bianconeri’s sensational run to a fourth consecutive Scudetto title saw Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Paul Pogba and former players Andrea Pirlo and Carlos Tevez included in Serie A’s best XI, while the performances of Daniele Rugani, who returned to the club on a permanent basis in the summer following a successful spell at Empoli, also earned him a place in the team.
Massimiliano Allegri was named best coach, while Juventus picked up the prize of Italy’s finest club.
The event, organised by the AIC (Italian Footballers’ Association), is now in its fifth edition having replaced the former ‘Oscar del Calcio’ awards in 2011.
Under the previous format, which ran between 1997 and 2010, Juventus held the greatest number of accolades: four best players, three best Italian players, five best foreign players and coaches and two best clubs.