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    01.11.2017 08:00 - in: Other S

    Juve and l’Avvocato

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    The Agnelli family returns to the helm: Gianni, nicknamed l’Avvocato, was a football connoisseur with a penchant for champions of class and character.

    Juventus resumed their success after the Second World War with Giovanni Agnelli, son of Edoardo, taking on the role of president in 1947.

    L’Avvocato, as he was affectionately known, was the most charismatic of men – a real connoisseur of the beautiful game. Indeed, he saw football as an art and adored players and managers who brought class, character and style to the fore.

    The club’s most revered champions at the time were Carlo Parola, Danish duo John Hansen and Karl Aage Praest and, most notable of all, a highly talented forward from Piedmont, Giampiero Boniperti. Cheered on by thousands of fans, they recorded Scudetto triumphs in 1950 and 1952.

    In 1953, Agnelli stepped down from the presidency, even if this did not stop him attending matches and showing his support from the stands. No more than two years later, Giovanni’s brother, Umberto, took over the reins and Juve were on the brink of another triumphant cycle.

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