Italy’s Juventus docked 15 points by Italian federation for illegal transfer dealings

Juventus are piling on to their miseries after relentlessly hitting back due to stressful performance and now are facing subsequent punishment following bizarre spending and financial mishmash.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has made some serious decisions over financial conduct with the Seria A clubs and punished Juventus brutally after deducting 15 points from the Turin club.

The FIGC also imposed two-year suspensions on the club’s former president Andrea Agnelli and former CEO Maurizio Arrivabene and they will be banned from Italian Football for that period of time. Fabio Paratici is now on his way at Tottenham will serve a 30-month suspension.

Charges brought on Juventus are severe as the successful club is accused of manipulating the balance sheet with the player’s value in exchange and spending to the transfer market.

A 15 points deduction eventually placed the most successful club in Italy into the mid-table as qualifying for the next UCL remained in question after the gap appeared to be 10 points from European eligibility with 20 games to play.

Earlier before the penalty, Juventus sat in third place and looking for hope to see the light at the end of the tunnel but rather than facing the sun, they have been pushed into the blackhole by FIGC.

The consequence faced by the Italian club is proper injustice according to the hierarchy of Juventus and they will be appealing against the decision imposed upon them.

A statement by the club’s lawyers read: “Today’s acceptance of the appeal for revocation by the Federal Court of Appeal seems to us to constitute a clear unequal treatment to the detriment of Juventus and its managers compared to any other club or registered player.

“We are waiting to carefully read the reasons for presenting the appeal before the Sports Guarantee College. However, we point out, as of now, that only Juventus and its managers are attributed for the violation of a rule, that the sports justice itself had repeatedly recognized did not exist. 

“We believe that this is a clear injustice also towards millions of fans, which we trust will soon be remedied in the next level of judgment.”- stated the club.

Whatever verdicts are coming will be the season-defining one in terms of Juventus and having their fate hanging up in the air, they will be desperate to get positive things their way.


Salah Uddin Rafi

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Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


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