Exactly one hundred years to the day, on 12 October 1913, Carlo Bigatto’s famous career in the black and white stripes of Juventus began.
He first took to the field on the opening day of the championship’s knock-out stages, when the Bianconeri beat visitors Libertas Milano 3-1 at the Stadio di Corso Sebastopoli.
And Bigatto started what would become a glorious career on a high, netting the goal that put his side three ahead.
The midfielder’s time at the club was a true era: he spent 17 years with the Bianconeri in total, a record only recently surpassed by Alessandro Del Piero.
And just like so many of the other 50 Legends, of which he is the very earliest, Bigatto was a pioneer: he was the first captain in Juventus’ history.
Beyond that, as well as being one of the first great players to wear the Bianconeri shirt, he was a memorable character. Fondly remembered for the distinctive hat that he wore when playing, he was also an exemplary athlete and a generous human being.