During the summer of 1949, a telling blow was dealt to Italian football as the ‘Grande Torino’ side tragically came to end following the Superga air disaster. Juventus now possessed the best talent in the country and proceeded to race out of the blocks by recording wins over Fiorentina (5-2), Bari (4-0), Milan (1-0) and Triestina (3-0). The Bianconeri then overcame the setback of a crushing home defeat against Milan and went on to achieve eight wins in a row en route to an eighth Scudetto title, which was clinched with four fixtures to spare.
It was a historic season for the Bianconeri as they registered 28 victories and 100 goals over the 38 matches. Hansen finished as the club’s leading marksman with 28, Boniperti weighed in with 21 and legendary playmaker Martino ended with 18 to his name. The manager at the time was Englishman Jesse Carver who had been personally appointed by Gianni Agnelli.