Why Did Juventus Deduct Points and How Did it Affect Italian Football?


Juventus has been deducted 15 points after the investigation into their previous transfer dealing, a development, which rocked Italian football and posed important questions further afield. The 36 times Italian champion who did not accept any wrongdoing and plans to appeal had been accused of fixing their balance sheets by increasing their transfer fees and had been handed the punishment by the court of appeal of Italy.

Juventus had been in third position in the Serie A table. However, the penalty is going to push them to tenth position putting their chances of qualifying for profitable European competition in danger. The court, in a statement, also imposed a ban on 11 present and past Juventus directors who hold a position in Italian football. Andrea Agnelli, the former president has been banned for 2 years and Fabio Paratici, the former sporting director, now at Tottenham, has been banned for 30 months.

According to reports, what comes next for all parties and ruling implies on and off the field for Juventus, Italian football, and Tottenham, the Premier League side. Since Juventus is involved in a second capital increase in 3 years, they are obliged to disclose that they had been subjected to inspection by the financial regulator of Italy over the revenue from the registration rights of players.

COVISOC, a watchdog who has been charged with the task to supervise the football industry in Italy had reported to the FIGC and highlighted the transfer in 2019-2021 for a closer inspection. Ten others have been acquitted along with Juventus including the present Serie A leaders, Napoli in April 2022. Agnelli and Paratici had been among 59 individuals to be cleared at that point with the case of the prosecutor undermining by leaning on the football website Transfer market as the benchmark for the valuation of new players.