We all had a tear in our eyes on 27 May as we mourned the 10th anniversary of his death. "The incredible efforts of one man: Umberto Agnelli" was the title of the event in Sestriere. That day - with the help of those who had been through it all with him - we looked back at Il Dottore's inspirational ideas, the challenges he overcame and the successes he achieved. We charted his life story.
His was a story that began 80 years ago in Lausanne in 1934, on 1 November - the same date as Juve's. It was almost as if fate wanted to give us a clue as to how important Umberto Agnelli and Juve would later be for each other.
That clue was then backed up by hard facts, in the shape of legendary players and league titles. From Charles and Sivori to the Scudetto of the first star and trophies won all over the world, no longer as president but as the number one fan. He was always there alongside the team.
Above all, Umberto Agnelli had an unbreakable bond with Juve, besides unwavering passion and daily commitment.
Remembering all that today, on Il Dottore's birthday, should not only give us cause for pride. It should be our inspiration and guide.