Roma History

Roma were formed in 1927 from the fusion of three different clubs – Alba, Fortitudo-Proroma and Roman. A fine record in the 1930s eventually led to the first Giallorossi Scudetto in 1942.

Difficult years followed until their one and only relegation in 1951. With an immediate return to the top flight, Roma quickly captured third place and the 1961 UEFA Cup, before a spell of mediocrity that followed was broken by the Coppa Italia win in 1964, the first of nine in this competition.

Roma’s most glorious years were the 1980s as aside from the two Italian Cups, the club’s second Scudetto was lifted by Coach Nils Liedholm in 1983. The following year only a penalty shoot-out against Liverpool at the Stadio Olimpico kept them from winning the European Cup.

In 1992, club legend Francesco Totti was promoted to the first team. The striker would captain Fabio Capello’s outfit to the League title in 2001 – the capital club’s first piece of silverware in a decade.

Roma were Inter’s only real challengers in the wake of Calciopoli, their high points under Luciano Spalletti including the Coppa Italia and reaching the Champions League quarter-finals.

The 2013-14 season saw the team clinch a new club record for Serie A points with 85 under Rudi Garcia. The Frenchman’s honeymoon period wore off with protests and complaints at dull football in 2015, culminating in his dismissal in January 2016 and the return of Spalletti.

The 2016-17 term brought down the curtain on the illustrious career of the legendary Francesco Totti. The ‘King’ of Rome retired as the Giallorossi’s top goalscorer and most capped player in the club’s history, and will now take his place in the stands as a director.

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