Season 16 – The Nearly Men

Another season rolls over & the Bianconeri continue to hold the ‘Nearly Men’ status in Division 1.

Juventus have maintained a status in Division 1 for as long as Top 100 has existed & season 16 proved to be no different as DP91 & his side yet again strolled along to a Top 4 finish, perhaps for a 3rd season in their history, running close to a first title win for the club.

Top 100s third most successful ever club & the GWs second most successful manager just cannot seem to get the title win in Division 1 & all in all for Season 16, no more honours were added to the haul over the years for the club.

  • x2 – Charity Shield
  • x2 – Top 100 Cup
  • x3 – Top 100 Shield
  • x3 – Top 100 Youth Cup
  • x1 – Top 100 Youth Shield.

The squad has transitioned again, an ever ongoing trend of the management of DP, but significant post Season 16 deals may show insight into another push for achieving what the club so far have been unable to tick off the list.

Jan OblakGK2895
Ersin DestanogluGK2083
Matthijs De LigtCB2292
Benoit BadiashileCB2088
Nathan WoodCB1973
Soumaila CoulibalyCB1770
Levi ColwillCB1870
Timothee PembeleCB1875
Lucas HernandezLB/CB2591
Tanguy NianzouCB1978
Benjamin PavardRB/CB2591
Devyne RenschCB/RB/LB1882
Mitchel BakkerLB2185
Aster VranckxCM1882
Ethan AmpaduCB/CDM2083
Yann CoutoRB1980
Jeremie FrimpongRB/LB2083
Hans HateboerRB/CB2790
Joshua KimmichCDM/RB2695
Manu KoneCDM2082
Xavi SimonsCM1870
Gio ReynaAM1887
Bernardo SilvaAM2793
Phil FodenCM/AM/LW2190
Pedri GonzalezCM/AM1889
Florian WirtzAM1887
Jamal MusialaAM/W1885
Adam KarabecCM/AM/W1880
Eliano ReijndersAM2078
Bukayo SakaLB/LW/AM/RW1989
Romelu LukakuCF2894
El Bilal ToureCF1983
Joshua ZirkzeeCF2082
Fabio BlancoW1770
Jadon SanchoW2192
Kai HavertzW/AM/CF2291
Adam HlozekCF1985
Kevin ZefiW/CF1665
Raheem SterlingW2694

New arrivals look to bolster the Juventus squad with as ever a mixture of First Team additions & youth team players with scope for a future in the Youth Team & eventually First Team.

Jakov-Anton VasiljCM/AM1970
Alessandro BastoniCB2291
Alphonso DaviesLB/LWB/LW2192
Darren YapiCF1765
Charlie SavageCDM/CM1870
Serdar SaatciCB1870
Nacho FerriCF1767
Ricardo PerreiraRB/LB2890
Loum TchaounaCF1873
Josh AtencioCDM/CM1978
Yehor YarmolyukCAM/W1775
Alex ScottCAM1870
Bruno FernandesCAM2794

What does this now look like for the Juventus First Team?

Juventus believe there are still 1-2 areas for improvement but the market must be right when players outside the first team currently include names such as; Pedri, Foden, Saka, Wirtz, Musiala.

The acquisitions of Alphonso Davies (92), Alessandro Bastoni (91) & Bruno Fernandes (94) are evidently the key additions to the squad, two of which go straight into the First Team squad, however a hit to the Youth Team is the consequence. Benoit Badiashile (88), Gio Reyna (87), Adam Hlozek (85), Devyne Rensch (82), Jeremie Frimpong (86), Mitchel Bakker (86), Xavi Simons (73) all departed from said Youth Team in addition to First Team based Lucas Hernandez (91), Kai Havertz (91).

So the Youth Team, how can that look next season?

Overall, what changes between Season 16 & now suggest progression in the first team?

Average Rating of the Best First Team 11 – Season 16 – 92.9

Average Rating of the Best First Team 11 – Season 17 – 93.5

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