A companion to the acclaimed documentary film Black and White Stripes: The Juventus Story, this book chronicles the team's dramatic journey along- side its longtime devoted owners, the Agnelli family. Boasting thirty-three Serie A titles and two European championships, the Black and White Stripes are the only major professional sports club that has had the same owners for nearly a century, a legacy that is evident through the visible bond between the family and the club, but which is ultimately tested by competition and tragedy. Unfolding like a stage drama, the book mirrors key moments in the club's history throughout a series of acts that include championships, scandal, family tragedy, and some of the best players the game has ever seen, including Michel Platini, Antonio Conte, Alessandro del Piero, Zinedine Zidane, and Andrea Pirlo. The engaging narrative tells a heartfelt story of a persevering team and the triumph of the human spirit.
Highly entertaining and fact-filled, this revelatory book features never-before-seen archival material, with photographs, interviews, and documents that soccer fans the world over will enjoy. Marco La Villa and Mauro La Villa are critically acclaimed film directors, writers, and producers based in New York. Their distinct visual style can be seen in their debut feature film, Hang the DJ.