Gran Galà del Calcio AIC 2014Juventus enjoyed a successful evening at Monday night’s ‘Gran Galà del Calcio’ ceremony in Milan, with seven members of the first-team squad named in the side of the year in recognition of last season’s record-breaking 102 point campaign.
The event, organised by the AIC (Italian Footballers’ Association), is now in its fourth edition having replaced the former ‘Oscar del Calcio’ awards in 2011 and the winners were selected by a panel made up of players, managers, referees and a group of journalists.
Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Barzagli, Kwadwo Asamoah, Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba, Arturo Vidal and Carlos Tevez were all voted into the league’s top starting XI after the septet had a heavy hand in securing the Bianconeri’s third consecutive league title on the spin.
And the accolades didn’t stop there for Pirlo who reclaimed the player of the year award, having previously won it in both 2012 and 2013.
Elsewhere, Antonio Conte, who steered the Bianconeri to those three successive domestic titles, also picked up the gong for Serie A’s finest coach for his endeavours in the Juventus dugout.