Fabio Quagliarella’s four-year association with Juventus has today drawn to a close after the frontman agreed terms on a switch across the city to Torino.
The 31-year-old, who initially joined the Bianconeri on loan from Napoli in 2010, experienced a sensational start to life in the black and white stripes, scoring nine goals in 17 games before a cruciate knee ligament injury cruelly saw his season come to a premature conclusion at the turn of the new year.
After completing a permanent switch in summer of 2011, Quagliarella returned to the goal trail in December of that year, exactly 364 days after his last strike, bringing Juventus Stadium to its feet with a fine header against Novara.
It was the following season, however, which heralded the frontman’s best return for the Bianconeri.
After kicking off the 2012/13 campaign with a memorable last-gasp strike to hold reigning European champions Chelsea to a draw at Stamford Bridge, Quagliarella went on to prove an indispensible weapon in Antonio Conte’s armoury, scoring 13 goals in all competitions.
A hat-trick against Pescara and a wonder strike at the San Siro proved particular highlights as the Bianconeri secured a second consecutive Scudetto and reached the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite competition.
Despite making fewer appearances during the following campaign, Quagliarella was always on hand to make a positive contribution to the cause when called upon, setting Juventus on their way to a 2-1 fightback victory over Chievo and finding the target against Galatasaray in the Champions League.
All associated with Juventus Football Club would like to thank Fabio for his efforts during his time in the black and white stripes and wish him all the very best for the future.