Five years ago we published the following story on one of the greatest teams ever to play the beautiful game. They were a truly incredible team that was cut down while still in their prime, having achieved greatness and quite possibly on their way to establishing themselves as the greatest ever. Even now 65 years after they were tragically killed in the Superga Disaster, some of their records still stand.
Juventus was the first of the major football clubs in Torino (Turin), but the threat of moving the Old Lady away from the city, led to an acrimonious split in 1906, led by Alfredo Dick, which resulted in the foundation of rivals, Torino. It would lead to contentious debates about the greatest team the city had spawned, but there really should not be an argument. Only one Turin club earned the moniker il Grande (the great) and it wasn’t Juventus.