In 1925/1926 Juventus won their second national championship, following a gripping final with Bologna, beaten only in a play-off and a grand final against Alba Roma.
And this was just the beginning: from 1930 to 1935 Juventus was way out in front and five consecutive national league titles arrived in Turin. The stars of the “Golden five-year period” were the manager Carlo Carcano and champions such as Orsi, Caligaris, Monti, Cesarini, Varglien I and II, Bertolini, Ferrari and Borel II. Juventus also gave a determinant contribution to the National Team, who won the World Cup in Rome in 1934. During the 1930’s the team also had their first experience in international football, taking part in the European Cup, the illustrious predecessor of the current Champions League. Luck was not on their side, but they did make four semi-final appearances.
Juventus resumed their success after WWII. In 1947, Giovanni Agnelli, son of Edoardo, who tragically died in a plane crash in 1935, became president.