The South Americans present in the reign of Juventus

The South Americans present in the reign of Juventus

Carlos Tevez, Arturo Vidal and Juan Cuadrado were some of the 21 in the region who contributed to Bianconero’s nine consecutive conquests in Serie A.

The hegemony established by Juventus in the A series He came after stormy years in which he had to tolerate his administrative descent in 2006, added to the removal of his crown that season, while on his return to the top flight he saw the Milan teams reign throughout six years: five titles for Inter and one for Rossonero.

But the story changed noticeably from 2011, the year from which Juve chained nine consecutive Scudetti, the most recent obtained this Sunday with the victory against Sampdoria and two dates after the end of the campaign.

One of the characteristics of the Bianconero was the presence of South American footballers, important in the preparation of the different teams and architects of the successful seasons.

In total there were 21 players from that region, some with notable results and others with no participation, but all of them were part of at least one of the different establishments of the King of Italy in the last nine years.

Top scorers in this period:

Paulo Dybala – 49 goals

Gonzalo Higuaín – 47

Carlos Tevez – 39

Arturo Vidal – 35

Players with more presences in these nine years

Paulo Dybala – 161 games

Alex Sandro – 134

Juan Cuadrado – 129

Arturo Vidal – 124


Arturo vidal He was the leader among the trio of South Americans in that Serie A champion team, with 33 games played and 7 goals. He was accompanied by Paraguayan Marcelo Estigarribia, author of a goal in 14 games, and Uruguayan Martín Cáceres, who achieved the same in 11 games.


Rey Vidal continued as an outstanding player and returned to participate in most of Juve’s matches: 33, added to 10 goals. The Chilean Mauricio Isla, who registered 11 appearances, joined this campaign. In turn, Cáceres remained on the campus (18 games played), while Brazilians Rubinho and Lúcio signed just one match each.


The arrival of Carlos Tevez revolutionized the Vecchia Signora, since it became a fundamental part of its imbalance. There were 19 goals in 34 games that the Argentine contributed. Vidal (11 goals in 32 games), Isla (18), Cáceres (17) and Rubinho (1) remained on the team.


The Argentinean Roberto Pereyra joined the Bianconero with the particularity of having been the South American with the most games played in that campaign: 35, to which he added 4 goals. Apache Tevez stood out again with 20 goals in 32 games, while Vidal (28 games and 7 goals) and Cáceres (10) continued their participation in the best in the country. Brazilian Rubinho followed but did not play a game.


This season he had the exits of Tevez and Vidal, two very important players, although he saw more soccer players from South America enter in order to maintain the reign. Paulo Dybala appeared strongly (19 goals in 34 games), the Colombian Juan Cuadrado was the second with the most participation (34 games) and Alex Sandro arrived to take over the left-back. The also Brazilian Hernanes (14) and Neto (3) were the other additions, while Pereyra (13), Cáceres (6), Isla (1) and Rubinho (0) remained on campus.


Gonzalo Higuaín was the great novelty of the team, from Napoli, and he paid with goals in his first campaign, registering 24 goals in 38 games. Dani Alves also landed in Turin (19 games) and the Venezuelan Tomás Rincón (13 games) made history with his arrival at Juve. Dybala (11 goals in 31 games), Alex Sandro, Cuadrado, Hernanes and Neto remained on the team.


Uruguayan Rodrigo Bentancur became the new South American on the team led by Massimiliano Allegri and had good consistency when playing 20 games. Douglas Costa (31 games) was another one of the discharges in that equipment. For their part, Dybala and Higuaín, with 22 and 16 goals, respectively, led the bianconero attack. Alex Sandro and Cuadrado, immovable on campus.


Brazilian Matheus Pereira appeared as the novelty, although he only starred in 3 games played. In a season in Italy that was overshadowed by the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo (who forced the departure of Higuaín), Dybala remained on offense although he reduced his scoring average (5 goals in 30 games). Alex Sandro and Bentancur, those who played the most matches (31), Cáceres returned for a total of 9 games while Cuadrado and Douglas Costa followed.


The South American participation in the field had a notable participation in the recent Scudetto. Cuadrado was the player who played the most with 32 games, Dybala followed with 31, in addition to his 11 goals; Higuaín followed (30 and 7 goals) and Bentancur appeared in 29 games. Brazilians Alex Sandro (28), Douglas Costa (23) and Danilo (21), added to Wesley (without participation) made up the squad.

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