Associazione Sportiva Roma, commonly referred to as AS Roma or Roma was formed in the year 1927 by the merger of three older italian championship clubs from the city of rome named Roman FC, SS Alba-Audace and Fortitudo-Pro RomaSGS.
During that period, the italian football was ruled by the northern Italian clubs and to rival the domination of those clubs, AS Roma was formed through the merger. Lazio was the only Roman club to not be a part of the merger. AS Roma served the purpose of its formation and have emerged to be one of the strongest Italian clubs.
AS Roma Records
Roma’s biggest victory in terms of goals came against Altay in the year 1962 at their home ground by a score-line of 10-1. Roma's worst defeat was not just once but four times when they lost 7-1 against four different clubs- Juventus(1932), Torino (1947), Manchester United(2007) and Bayern Munich(2014).
AS Roma Logo Meaning
The club logo is a golden yellow over maroon shield which has a female wolf feeding two infant boys. This logo represents the famous myth behind the founding of Rome. It is believed that Romulus and Remus, the two brothers were thrown into a river by their uncle Amulius to die.
The kids survived and were raised by a she wolf to become strong men as they returned and killed Amulius together. After their revenge Romulus killed Remus to become the king of new city named after him as Rome.
AS Roma Stadium - Stadio Olimpico
Roma have been shifting its home for many times and have had four stadiums till now which it had called its home. The first home ground of AS Roma was Motovelodromo Appio at the beginning of its formation but just for one season. In the second season, the club shifted to a new home in Campo Testaccio and stayed there till 1940.After 1940 the club moved to a new stadium Stadio Nazionale del PNF till 1953 before moving to their current stadium Stadio Olimpico.
Stadio Olimpico has a seating capacity of 70,643 and just like San Siro, Stadio Olimpico is also Shared Between AS Roma and Lazio.
Roma New Stadium
On 30 December 2012, AS Roma president announced the construction of the new stadium Stadio Della Roma but due to various delays from the authorities, the construction is not yet completed and its opening date is still unknown.
AS Roma Manager - Paulo Fonseca
On 11 June 2019, AS Roma announced Paulo Fonseca as their new manager for the upcoming season. Fonseca, who belongs to Mozambique retired in the year 2005 and started his career as a manager immediately from 2007.
Paulo Fonseca has managed many clubs before AS Roma includingFC Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk. He has a great managerial record and has a high overall winning percentage of 58.69%.
AS Roma Nickname- i lupi
AS Roma is popularly nicknamed as i lupi which means the wolves. The origination of this name is from the myth of how the city of Rome was founded. The city was founded by the first king Romulus who was raised by a female wolf along with his brother Remus.
Romulus and Remus returned to kill their uncle Amulius who threw them in river to die. Romulus killed his brother Remus to become the first king of the new city Rome. Rome is named after Romulus.
The club AS Roma is owned by NEEP Roma Holding S.P.A which has 79.04% shares of the club.
The Sensi family who controlled the club since 1993, decided to relinquish it in 2010 due to the debts the Sensi family were under. But Rosella Sensi was to continue her role until a new owner was appointed.
On 16 April 2011 NEEP Roma took over the club and Thomas R. Dibenedetto was appointed as the 22nd president of Roma.
AS Roma top scorer of all time - Francesco Totti
Francesco Totti played only for AS Roma throughout his career and went on to have the most appearances for the club. He also holds the record for scoring the most number of goals for the club.
Totti scored 307 goals in 686 appearances for AS Roma.
AS Roma considered of retiring the jersey number 10 of Roma as an honour to Totti but the proposal was rejected. He served the club from 1992 to 2017 and has won the Oscar Del Calcio award for a record eleven times and five times the Italian Serie A player of the year award.
AS Roma Legends
Franco Tancredi who played as a goalkeeper was considered as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation. Tancredi joined AS Roma in 1978 and stayed with the club till 1990. He made 382 appearances for the club, a record for the goalkeeper. Tancredi was also known for his penalty saving skills which made him a penalty saving expert.
Francesco Totti played only for AS Roma throughout his career and went on to have the most appearances for the club. He also holds the record for scoring the most number of goals for AS Roma. Totti scored 307 goals in 686 appearances for the club.
Danielle De Rossi
De Rossi is also one of the players of Roma who never played for any other club. The Defensive midfielder made the most number of appearances after Totti. Even after playing at a defensive position, De Rossi managed to score 63 goals in his 616 appearances. De Rossi was at the club from 2001 to 2019.
Sergio Santarini was a defender who represented the club from 1968-1981. He made 431 appearances for AS Roma and won three copa italia title with them.
Giannini was often referred to as “II Prince” (meaning the prince) due to his all rounder abilities that made him a perfect playmaker. He played for Roma from 1981 to 1996 and made 512 appearances. He managed to score 83 Goals for the club in this period. The Prince also was a part of the UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament in the year 1988.