|President Giovanni Cobolli Gigli|
Coppa Italia Third round
|Serie B 1st|
|Manager Didier Deschamps
(until 26 May 2007)
Stadium Stadio Olimpico di Torino
Top goalscorer League: Alessandro Del Piero (20) All: Alessandro Del Piero (23)
The 2006–07 season was Juventus Football Club's 109th season in existence and first season in its history in Serie B following the 2006 Italian football scandal, leaving Internazionale as the only Italian club never to have been relegated. Juventus were docked nine points this season (repealed from the original 17 point deduction). Juventus finished the Serie B season in first place and promoted back up to Serie A.
Following the enforced relegation, Juventus lost Fabio Cannavaro and Emerson to Real Madrid, Lilian Thuram and Gianluca Zambrotta to Barcelona, Adrian Mutu to Fiorentina, and Patrick Vieira and Zlatan Ibrahimović to Internazionale. The remainder of the squad did however stay including Alessandro Del Piero, Gianluigi Buffon, Pavel Nedvěd, David Trezeguet and Mauro Camoranesi, for the following 2006–07 Serie B season.
SquadSquad at end of season
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In July 2006, former player Didier Deschamps was announced as the new manager following the resignation of Fabio Capello, who left for Spanish club Real Madrid.
The club made its Serie B debut on 9 September 2006, earning their first ever point in Serie B with a 1-1 draw away to Rimini. After that, Juventus won its next eight games, scoring 16 goals and conceding just one. The winning streak ended with a 1-1 draw at Napoli. In that game, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon's streak of not conceding a goal ended at 733 minutes. Against Albinoleffe, Buffon was shown the red card for the first time in his career and conceded a penalty, but a 10-man Juve team managed to draw the game. They were undefeated in Serie B until the team lost at Mantova on 14 Jan. 2007.
On 15 December 2006, two Berretti (U-18) youth players Alessio Ferramosca, age 17, and Riccardo Neri, age 16, drowned in a lake at the club's training ground in Vinovo, Turin, apparently when trying to recover a football that had fallen into the ice-cold water. The Juventus vs Cesena (Serie B) game scheduled for that day was cancelled and postponed until January due to the tragedy.
On 19 May 2007, after a 5-1 away win at Arezzo on the 39th matchday, Juventus was mathematically promoted to Serie A. On Matchday 40, Juventus were then crowned Serie B champions following a 2-0 home win to Mantova On 26 May, it was confirmed that Deschamps had resigned as manager due to differences with the club hierarchy, especially director of football Alessio Secco. His assistant Giancarlo Corradini was appointed caretaker for the last two games. On 4 June, Claudio Ranieri was announced as the new manager on the club website as Corradini stepped down to take up another management job full-time.
Last updated June 10, 2007
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.