A Bianconeri legend through and through, Juventus vice-president, Pavel Nedved, celebrates his 46th birthday today.
The former Czech Republic international captain has enjoyed a long and successful 17-year association with the club, ever since signing from Lazio in the summer of 2001.
A powerful and impactful winger, blessed with extraordinary shooting ability and a willingness to win that perfectly encapsulates Juve's "Fino Alla Fine" mentality, Nedved became a fan's favourite almost immediately upon his arrival in Turin.
Having played a starring role in four Scudetto titles and two Super Cup triumphs - his exceptional performances earning him the Ballon d'Or in 2003/04 - Nedved demonstrated his unrelenting Bianconeri loyalty in helping the club claim return from Serie B to the Promised Land in 2007, cementing his place as a true Juventus legend.
Bianconeri through and through, Nedved's time at the club did not come to an end when he hung up his boots in 2009, as he became a director at Juventus a year later in 2010, before going on to be named vice-president in October 2015.
His passion for Juventus continues to be never-ending, his dedication and professionalism helping the Old Lady reach new heights, only this time pulling on a suit and tie rather than the famous black and white stripes.
It is with great pleasure that everyone associated with Juventus Football Club and all Bianconeri fans worldwide wish Pavel Nedved the very best on his special day.
Happy Birthday, Pavel!