Associazione Sportiva Roma SpA
i Giallorossi (the Yellow-reds)
La Magica (The Magic)
i Lupi (the Wolves)
July 22, 1927
(by Italo Foschi)
Serie A, 2nd
Historic first ever Roma club shot.
Associazione Sportiva Roma, (BIT: ASR)
commonly referred to as simply Roma, is an
Italian professional football club from Rome.
Founded by a merger in 1927, Roma have
participated at the top-tier of Italian football
for all of their existence bar one season in
the early 1950s (in 1951-52). For their 57th
season in a row, Roma are competing in Ser-
ie A for 2008–09.
Roma have won Serie A three times, first
in 1941–42 then again in 1982–83 and
2000–01. As well as winning nine Coppa
Italia trophies; on the European stage Roma
won an Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1960–61, but
have had come close to success finishing as
runners-up in the European Cup in 1983–84
and the UEFA Cup in 1990–91.
Home games are played at the Stadio
Olimpico, a stadium they share with rivals
S.S. Lazio. With a capacity of over 72,700 it
is the second largest of its kind in Italy, with
only the San Siro able to seat more. Roma
are the Coppa Italia holders, having won the
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Associazione Sportiva Roma was founded
in the summer of 1927 by Italo Foschi, who
initiated the merger of three older Italian
Football Championship clubs from the city of
Rome; Roman, Alba-Audace and Fortitudo.
The purpose of the merger, wanted by the
Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, was to give
the Eternal City a strong club to rival that of
the more dominant Northern Italian clubs of
the time. The only major Roman club to
the merger was Lazio who were
already a well established sporting society.
The club played its earliest seasons at the
Motovelodromo Appio stadium, before