The Juventus Story: Black and White Stripes

The comprehensive story of the legendary Italian soccer club. A companion to the acclaimed documentary film Black and White Stripes: The Juventus Story, this book chronicles the team’s dramatic journey alongside 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.

About The Author

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.

  • Publish Date: November 08, 2016
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Sports & Recreation - Soccer
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 10-1/4 x 13-1/3
  • Pages: 352
  • US Price: $75.00
  • CDN Price: $100.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4957-4


"Tragedy goes hand in hand with victory as the emotional and inspiring history of Juventus unfolds."

"This book will become a seminal, definitive and important resource about Juventus F.C. in the English language. It will also provide an historic point of reference for all fans of Italian calcio due to its volume of rare and cinematically detailed photographs. Marco and Mauro La Villa have produced a literary heirloom that Juve fans will treasure for generations: The agony and ecstasy, heaven and hell, the black and white, of Juventus F.C."
—World Football Commentaries