Juventus F.C. was founded in Turin, Italy on November 1, 1897. In 1923 the team was acquired by the Agnelli family (the "Kennedys of Italy"). As a result Juventus F.C. is the only major professional sports team that has had the same ownership for nearly a century. With 33 championships, the "Black and White Stripes" are still by far the most successful Italian team and one of the most celebrated clubs worldwide.