Juventus have been docked 15 points by an Italian court following an investigation into capital gains violations.
These will be applied right away to the league standings, moving the team closer to the relegation zone than the places in the Champions League.
The FIGC has acknowledged the sanctions related to the capital gains probe that had previously resulted in a wave of board resignations from Juventus at the end of 2022.
🚨 BREAKING: Juventus have been deducted 15 points this season in Serie A following a financial investigation. pic.twitter.com/heMssZwe31
— 433 (@433) January 20, 2023
Current & Former Juventus officials slapped with sanctions
11 Juventus officials—both present and past—have all received punishments.
Ex-president Andrea Agnelli and Maurizio Arrivabene, each banned for two years.
Former Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici was also given a two-and-half-year ban.
Pavel Nedved, Paolo Garimberti, Enrico Vellano, Assia Grazioli-Venier, Caitlin Hughes, Daniela Marilungo, and Francesco Roncaglio all received eight-month suspensions, while Federico Cherubini received a 16-month suspension.
Sampdoria, Pro Vercelli, Genoa, Parma, Pisa, Empoli, Novara, and Pescara, and the directors of each club, have all been cleared of any wrongdoing.
Spurs director Paratici was suspended for two & half year ban
After examining capital gains and financial matters at his former club Juventus, Tottenham’s managing director of football Fabio Paratici was given a two-and-a-half-year suspension.
Before leaving to accept his present position at Spurs in 2021, Paratici spent 11 years working with the club.
It is currently believed that Paratici’s ban, which is in effect until midway through 2025, does not automatically apply elsewhere in the world.
It could become international if the Italian football body (FIGC) asks UEFA and FIFA to uphold it.
Everyone who has been banned can appeal, which might lead to a drawn-out procedure.
The Serie A table with Juventus' 15-point deduction 😐 pic.twitter.com/SDIGG8K4ko
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Juventus set to appeal points deduction sentence
Juventus has stated that they would soon appeal the FIGC’s judgment of a points deduction.
After learning the rationale for the points reductions and bans, the club will appeal the ruling, according to a statement from the club’s attorneys. The club has cited the disparity in treatment concerning other clubs, referring to it as “unequal treatment” in this instance.
This is because, even though other clubs were also under investigation, none were found guilty, and only Juve received a punishment.
According to the club’s statement, “the Federal Court of Petition’s decision to allow the appeal for revocation today treats Juventus and its managers differently than any other team or member. This is blatantly unfair to millions of fans, but we have faith that this will be corrected at the next stage of the legal process.”
There have been 22 transactions involving Juventus have been scrutinized, including well-known transactions involving Joao Cancelo, Danilo, Miralem Pjanic, Arthur, and Leonardo Bonucci.