Honorary Juventus club president and goalscoring legend Giampiero Boniperti is celebrating his 86th birthday today.
For 34 years he led Juventus with passion, pride and spirit: 15 (1946-61) as a player and 19 (1971-90) as president.
After joining the Bianconeri at the tender age of 18, Boniperti went on to make a total of 459 appearances, scoring 179 goals and lifting five Scudetto titles and two Coppa Italia trophies.
During his time as president, nine further Italian championships and all international honours were added to the club’s trophy cabinet.
His famous “Winning isn’t important at Juventus, it’s the only thing that counts” quote remains immortalised in the club’s DNA and continues to drive those wearing the black and white stripes on to further glory.
All associated with Juventus Football Club wish Giampiero Boniperti a very happy birthday.