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Juventus icons unveiled: Chiesa’s ode to Chiellini, Buffon, Zidane and others




Federico Chiesa recently engaged in a social media game, skillfully guessing former Bianconeri players based on the teams they graced. Chiesa’s eloquent reflections on these Juventus luminaries offer an intimate glimpse into the club’s storied past, all in his own words.

Giorgio Chiellini: A Grand Captain and Mentor


“He was a great captain. He helped me a lot in my growth, to understand what this jersey means, and he’s a legend of this club.”

Danilo: The New Captain and Leader

“Recently became captain, he is a great leader. In the dressing room, he always helps us understand what it really means to wear this jersey, be part of this club, and this family.”

Simone Padoin: Laughter and Camaraderie

“He makes me laugh because when I faced him in Cagliari, I always dribbled past him. No, kidding. I have a great relationship with him; he won and was an important player.”

Gianluigi Buffon: An Honor to Play Alongside a Legend

“I’ve known Gigi since the days of Parma, even though I don’t remember it well… When I met him again here at Juve, it was truly an honor to play with him and see him every day because he is truly a legend of this sport.”

Wojciech Szczesny: Banter and Champions League Memories

“He played for Brentford? I didn’t know. Arsenal, yes, because I saw him in the Champions League.”

Gonzalo Higuain: Debut Memories

“I remember my Serie A debut here at the Stadium against Juve; he scored, the 2-1, I remember it well.”

Zinedine Zidane: Yearning to Play Alongside a Maestro

“Phenomenon, absolute maestro. I would have liked to play with him.”

Rodrigo Bentancur: Wishing Well for a Fellow Warrior

“He also returned from an injury like mine. I wish him the best; he’s a very strong player. I was sad when he left. He has a great future ahead.”

Lilian Thuram: A Family Connection Across Generations

“We have a photo when he and my father played together at Parma, with his son who plays in Serie A today and is doing very well.”