Lazio Rome

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Lazio Rome
Club crest of Lazio Rome
Basic data
Surname Società Sportiva Lazio SpA
Seat Formello , Italy
founding January 9, 1900
Colours white, sky blue
president Claudio Lotito
First soccer team
Head coach Simone Inzaghi
Venue Olympic Stadium Rome
Places 72,698
league Series A
2019/20 4th Place

The Società Sportiva Lazio , SS Lazio for short or simply Lazio , known in German-speaking countries as Lazio Rom , is a sports club from the Italian capital Rome, founded in 1900 . Lazio Rome is best known for its professional football department . Other names are Le Aquile ("The Eagles") and I Biancocelesti ("The White and Sky Blue").

The Società Sportiva Lazio is a seven-time Italian cup winner , two-time Italian champion , five-time Italian Super Cup winner, and one-time winner of the European Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Super Cup .

SS Lazio, named after the Italian name of the Lazio region , is one of three Italian football clubs listed on the Borsa Italiana . The home arena of the sports club is the Olympic Stadium , which is shared with local rivals AS Roma .


Società Sportiva Lazio in 1940

Lazio Rome was founded on January 9, 1900 by Luigi Bigiarelli. However, great successes were initially rare. 1957/58 you could win the Italian Cup . In the 1973/74 season the Italian championship for the first time .

1980 the club in the wake of a betting scandal was with the AC Milan in the Serie B forcibly transferred, by then the most infamous chapter in the over one hundred year history. After three seasons they were promoted again , but as early as 1984/85 Lazio had to go back to Serie B as bottom of the table. It was not until the 1988/89 season that Lazio played first class again.

From the 1992/93 season , Lazio was able to establish itself among the top teams in Serie A and the next seasons never ended worse than fifth. In 1997 the Swede Sven-Göran Eriksson took over the coaching position at Lazio Rome. His first season, the 1997/98 season , ended only in seventh place in the table, but the Italian Cup was won again. In addition, Lazio was able to reach the final in the UEFA Cup , where the Biancocelesti had to admit defeat Inter Milan 3-0.

In the 1998/99 season , the club invested the enormous sum of 126.4 million euros in new players. Christian Vieri , Marcelo Salas , Siniša Mihajlović and Dejan Stanković were just some of the notable new signings this season. The success initially proved the club's management right, because with a 2-1 victory over RCD Mallorca , Lazio won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1998/99 , which is also the greatest success in the club's history. Lazio also secured the UEFA Super Cup with a 1-0 win over Champions League winners Manchester United .

After the double consisting of a championship title and a cup win in 2000 , Lazio got into financial difficulties due to multi-million player transfers by their then club president, although at the beginning of the season striker Christian Vieri was sold to Inter Milan for the then record sum of 45 million euros.

In the 2000/01 season , 77.7 million euros were invested in new players, including the record transfer fee of 55 million euros for the Argentine Hernán Crespo . Also Angelo Peruzzi , who the next year kept goal for Lazio, has been transferred in this season. For the 2001/02 season , top performers such as Juan Sebastián Verón , Pavel Nedvěd and Marcelo Salas were sold for a total of over 100 million euros, but new players were signed for an even higher sum: Jaap Stam for almost 26 million euros, Stefano Fiore for 25 Million euros and midfielder Gaizka Mendieta from the Spanish club FC Valencia for 48 million euros. Mendieta could not meet the expectations placed in him and never really found his form.

Over the years, Lazio has driven itself to the brink of ruin through its football rivalry with AS Roma and in pursuit of supremacy in the city with increasingly expensive player purchases. As early as 2002/03 the club was forced to sell important players due to massive debts: Alessandro Nesta to AC Milan for 30 million euros and Hernán Crespo to Inter Milan for 36 million euros. Nevertheless, the Italian Cup was won again in 2003/04. But also in 2004/05 , Jaap Stam (10.5 million euros, AC Milan) and Stefano Fiore (17 million euros, FC Valencia ) had to sell other key players.

President Napolitano hands Lazio captain Rocchi the Coppa Italia (2009)

Like Juventus Turin , Lazio was involved in the Serie A manipulation scandal involving Luciano Moggi , which became known in 2006. As a penalty, the relegation to Serie B (second highest division) and the deduction of seven points for the 2006/07 season was imposed against Lazio. Lazio went into revision against this judgment twice successfully: In the first revision judgment, the forced relegation was softened into an 11-point deduction, in the second judgment these eleven points were again reduced to three points.

From a sporting point of view, the last few years have been a constant ups and downs for Lazio: The 2006/07 season was finished third in the table despite the deduction of points and thus achieved the Champions League qualification . In this, Lazio was able to prevail against Dinamo Bucharest and thus qualify for the main competition, in which they were only bottom of the group behind Real Madrid , Olympiacos and Werder Bremen . In the league it was also relatively disappointing in the following years and Lazio never got beyond a place in the middle of the table. With a win on penalties over Sampdoria Genoa , the Italian Cup was won for the fifth time in 2009 .

The 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons were finished fifth and fourth, respectively, which entitles them to participate in the UEFA Europa League . In 2012/13 , Lazio won the Italian Cup for the sixth time with a final victory over AS Roma.

Lazio ended the 2014/15 season in third place and thus secured the opportunity to qualify for the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League .

Game and training facilities

Historic venues

The first venue was the Campo di Piazza d'Armi from 1900 to 1905 . This was followed by the Parco dei Daini from 1905 to 1913 , the Campo della Farnesina from 1913 to 1931 and the Stadio Nazionale del PNF from 1931 to 1953 .


Stadio Olympico

Since 1953, Lazio has played its home games at the Stadio Olympico. The multifunctional stadium was built from 1927 to 1932 as part of the Foro Italico and has since served as the venue for numerous major sporting events such as the 1960 Summer Olympics , the World Athletics Championships in 1987 , the European Football Championships in 1968 and 1980 , the 1990 World Cup , and to date five European Cup finals. The annual Coppa Italia final has been held at the Olympico since 2008 .

The Stadio Olympico is the European football association UEFA in the category 4 (Elite Stadium) is arranged stadium and, with currently more than 70,000 spectators, the largest in Europe.

Fans and followers

Lazio fans in the Curva Nord of the Olympic Stadium (2007)

Especially at home games in the derby against local rivals AS Roma , ultra-groupings from Lazio Roma (Curva Nord) have often shown themselves to be violent in the past . There were repeated violent clashes. Lazio has been punished several times by the Italian federation with bans or games in camera. The Irriducibili Lazio ultra-grouping , which openly admitted to fascism and accordingly acted racist and anti-Semitic , posed a problem until it was dissolved . For example, at home and away games, flags and banners with the swastika or other fascist symbols were often seen. The group increasingly lost its grip on the curve , mainly due to its extensive commercial activities such as selling a wide range of merchandise . The leadership position changed to the nationally respected Banda Noantri . Parts of the Lazio Ultras are still considered politically right to right-wing extremists .


AS Roma

Lazio Rome is part of one of the most famous football derbies in the world, the Derby della Capitale (German capital city derby), also Derby di Roma , Derby Capitolino or Derby del Cupolone , the city derby against AS Roma . The first meeting of the two clubs took place on December 8, 1929 in the Serie A instead.

The derby is particularly explosive because of the fan rivalry between the two Roman clubs. There are also historical and political reasons for this: The Roma were born in the politically left-wing working-class district of Testaccio in the south of Rome, while Lazio is based in the politically right-wing , affluent Parioli in northern Rome.

Suppliers and sponsors

The Italian sporting goods manufacturer Macron has been the supplier since 2012 , and the contract runs until 2022.

In 1981, Lazio concluded an advertising contract with Tonini, who placed their lettering on the jerseys. This was followed by Seleco (1982–1984), Castor (1984–1986), Cassa di Risparmio di Roma (1986–1991), Banco di Santo Spirito (1991–1992), Banca di Roma (1992–1996), Cirio ( 1996–1992) 2000), Del Monte Foods (1998–1999), Stream (1999–2000), Siemens (2000–2003), Indesit (2003–2004), Parmacotto (2003–2005), INA Assitalia (2005–2007), Edileuropa ( 2007–2008), Groupama / Region Latium (2008–2009), Edileuropa / Paideia (2009), Paideia (2014) and Seleco (2017–).

facts and figures

Club successes

Champion team of the 1973/74 season
National title season
Italian championship 2 1973/74 , 1999/2000
Italian Cup 7th 1958 , 1997/98 , 1999/2000 , 2003/04 , 2008/09 , 2012/13 , 2018/19
Italian Supercup 5 1998 , 2000 , 2009 , 2017 , 2019
International title season
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 1998/99
UEFA Super Cup 1 1999
Coppa delle Alpi 1 1971

Successes of the youth teams


Professional team squad (2019/20)

No. Nat. Surname Date of birth in the team since Contract until
01 AlbaniaAlbania Thomas Strakosha March 19, 1995 2013 2022
23 ItalyItaly Guido Guerrieri February 25, 1996 2014 2021
24 BelgiumBelgium Silvio Proto May 23, 1983 2018 2021
03 BrazilBrazil Luiz Felipe March 22, 1997 2016 2022
04th SpainSpain Patric April 17, 1993 2015 2022
05 BelgiumBelgium Jordan Lukaku July 25, 1994 2016 2022
14th DenmarkDenmark Riza Durmisi January 8, 1994 2018 2023
15th AngolaAngola Bastos November 23, 1991 2016 2021
26th RomaniaRomania Ștefan Radu October 22, 1986 2008 2021
33 ItalyItaly Francesco Acerbi February 10, 1988 2018 2023
93 SloveniaSlovenia Denis Vavro April 10, 1996 2019 2024
midfield player
06th BrazilBrazil Lucas Leiva January 9, 1987 2017 2022
07th KosovoKosovo Valon Berisha February 7, 1993 2018 2023
16 ItalyItaly Marco Parolo January 25, 1985 2014 2020
19th Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina Senad Lulić (C)Captain of the crew January 18, 1986 2011 2020
21st SerbiaSerbia Sergej Milinković-Savić February 27, 1995 2015 2023
29 ItalyItaly Manuel Lazzari November 29, 1993 2019 2024
32 ItalyItaly Danilo Cataldi August 6, 1994 2013 2020
77 MontenegroMontenegro Adam Marušić 17th October 1992 2017 2022
10 SpainSpain Luis Alberto September 28, 1992 2016 2022
11 ArgentinaArgentina Joaquín Correa August 13, 1994 2018 2023
17th ItalyItaly Ciro Immobile February 20, 1990 2016 2022
20th EcuadorEcuador Felipe Caicedo 5th September 1988 2017 2020
22nd SpainSpain Jony Rodríguez July 9, 1991 2019 2023
34 NigeriaNigeria Bobby Adekanye February 14, 1999 2019 2022
As of September 2, 2019

Squad changes for the 2019/20 season

time player Previous club
Summer break /
NigeriaNigeria Bobby Adekanye EnglandEngland Liverpool FC
ItalyItaly Manuel Lazzari ItalyItaly SPAL
SpainSpain Jony Rodríguez SpainSpain Málaga CF
SloveniaSlovenia Denis Vavro DenmarkDenmark FC Copenhagen
time player New club
Summer break /
CroatiaCroatia Milan Badelj ItalyItaly Fiorentina (loan)
PortugalPortugal Bruno Jordão EnglandEngland Wolverhampton Wanderers
ItalyItaly Alessandro Murgia ItalyItaly SPAL
PortugalPortugal Pedro Neto EnglandEngland Wolverhampton Wanderers
BrazilBrazil Rômulo ItalyItaly CFC Genoa (loanee)
BrazilBrazil Wallace PortugalPortugal Sporting Braga (Loan)

Club management

Simone Inzaghi
Coaching staff
function Surname
Head coach Simone Inzaghi
Assistant coach Massimiliano Farris
Goalkeeping coach Adalberto Grigioni
Team manager Maurizio Manzini
Team doctor Massimo Razzano
function Surname
president Claudio Lotito
CEO Marco Moschini
Sports director Igloo Tare
Team coordinator Angelo Peruzzi
Organizational Director Giovanni Russo
Junior coordinator Mauro Bianchessi
Medical director Ivo Pulcini
Fabio Rodia

Former players

Player records

(Status: end of season 2019/20; all competitive games and goals are indicated, players in bold are still active in the club)

1 ItalyItaly Giuseppe Favalli 1992-2004 401
2 ItalyItaly Giuseppe Wilson 1969-1979 394
3 RomaniaRomania Ștefan Radu 2008–0000 379
4th ItalyItaly Paolo Negro 1993-2005 376
5 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina Senad Lulić 2011–0000 351
6th ItalyItaly Aldo Puccinelli 1940–1943
7th ItalyItaly Luca Marchegiani 1993-2003 339
8th ItalyItaly Vincenzo D'Amico 1972-1980
9 ItalyItaly ArgentinaArgentina Cristian Ledesma 2006-2015 318
10 ItalyItaly Stefano Mauri 2006-2016 303
1 ItalyItaly Silvio Piola 1934-1943 159
2 ItalyItaly Giuseppe Signori 1992-1997 127
3 ItalyItaly Ciro Immobile 2016–0000 125
4th ItalyItaly Giorgio Chinaglia 1969-1976 122
5 ItalyItaly Bruno Giordano 1975-1985 108
6th ItalyItaly Tommaso Rocchi 2004-2013 105
7th ItalyItaly Aldo Puccinelli 1940–1943
8th ItalyItaly Renato Garlaschelli 1972-1981 64
9 North MacedoniaNorth Macedonia Goran Pandev 2004-2010 64
10 GermanyGermany Miroslav Klose 2011-2016 63

Individual successes (selection)

Italy's Footballer of the Year (4)

Italy Coach of the Year (1)

Top scorer

Italian Championship (9)

Italian Cup (5)

Coach history

The most successful coach in the history of the Lazio club to date, Sven-Göran Eriksson .
Head coach
Term of office Surname
1901-1902 Italy 1861Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) FranceFrance Bruto Seghettini
1902-1906 Italy 1861Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) Sante Ancherani
1906-1907 Italy 1861Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) Sante Ancherani Guido Baccani
Italy 1861Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) 
1907-1908 MaltaMalta Silvio Mizzi Guido Baccani
Italy 1861Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) 
1908-1924 Italy 1861Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) Guido Baccani
1924-1926 Hungary 1918Hungary Dezső Kőszegy
1926-1927 Hungary 1918Hungary Jenő Ligeti
1927-1928 AustriaAustria Franz Sedlacek
1928-1929 Technical Commission
1929-1930 Italy 1861Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) Pietro Piselli
1930-1931 Hungary 1918Hungary Ferenc Molnár
1931-1932 Brazil 1889Brazil Amílcar Barbuy
1932-1934 AustriaAustria Karl Striker
1934-1936 AustriaAustria Walter Alt
1936-1939 Hungary 1918Hungary József viola
1939 Italy 1861Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) Luigi Allemandi Alfredo Di Franco
1939-1940 Hungary 1940Hungary Géza Kertész
1940-1941 Hungary 1940Hungary Ferenc Molnár
1941 Italy 1861Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) Dino Canestri
1941-1943 AustriaAustria Alexander Popovich
1943-1944 Italy 1861Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) Dino Canestri
1944-1948 AustriaAustria Anton Cargnelli
1948 ItalyItaly Orlando Tognotti
1948-1951 ItalyItaly Mario Sperone
1951-1953 ItalyItaly Giuseppe Bigogno
1953 ItalyItaly Alfredo Notti
1953-1954 ItalyItaly Mario Sperone
Head coach
Term of office Surname
1954 ItalyItaly Federico Allasio
1954-1955 EnglandEngland George Raynor Roberto Copernico
1955-1956 ItalyItaly Luigi Ferrero Roberto Copernico
1956 ItalyItaly Luigi Ferrero Jesse Carver
1956-1957 EnglandEngland Jesse Carver
1957-1958 SerbiaSerbia Milovan Ćirić
1958 ItalyItaly Alfredo Monza Dino Canestri
1958-1960 ItalyItaly Fulvio Bernardini
1960-1961 ArgentinaArgentina ItalyItaly Enrique Flamini
1961 ArgentinaArgentina ItalyItaly Enrique Flamini Jesse Carver
1961–1962 ItalyItaly Paolo Todeschini
1962 ItalyItaly Alfonso Ricciardi
1962 ItalyItaly Carlo Facchini
1962-1964 ArgentinaArgentina Juan Carlos Lorenzo
1964-1966 ItalyItaly Umberto Mannocci
1966-1967 ItalyItaly Maino Neri
1967-1968 ItalyItaly Renato Gei
1968 ItalyItaly Roberto Lovati
1968-1971 ArgentinaArgentina Juan Carlos Lorenzo
1971 ItalyItaly Roberto Lovati
1971-1975 ItalyItaly Tommaso Maestrelli
1975 ItalyItaly Giulio Corsini
1975-1976 ItalyItaly Tommaso Maestrelli
1976-1988 Brazil 1968Brazil Luís Vinício
1978-1980 ItalyItaly Roberto Lovati
Head coach
Term of office Surname
1980-1982 ItalyItaly Ilario Castagner
1982-1983 ItalyItaly Roberto Clagluna
1983 ArgentinaArgentina Juan Carlos Morrone
1983-1984 ItalyItaly Paolo Carosi
1984-1985 ArgentinaArgentina Juan Carlos Lorenzo
1985 ItalyItaly Giancarlo Oddi Roberto Lovati
1985-1986 ItalyItaly Luigi Simoni
1986-1988 ItalyItaly Eugenio Fascetti
1988-1990 ItalyItaly Giuseppe Materazzi
1990-1994 ItalyItaly Dino Zoff
1994-1997 Czech RepublicCzech Republic Zdeněk Zeman
1997 ItalyItaly Dino Zoff
1997-2001 SwedenSweden Sven-Göran Eriksson
2001 ItalyItaly Dino Zoff
2001-2002 ItalyItaly Alberto Zaccheroni
2002-2004 ItalyItaly Roberto Mancini
2004 ItalyItaly Domenico Caso
2004-2005 ItalyItaly Giuseppe Papadopulo
2005-2009 ItalyItaly Delio Rossi
2009-2010 ItalyItaly Davide Ballardini
2010–2012 ItalyItaly Edoardo Reja
2012-2013 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina SwitzerlandSwitzerland Vladimir Petković
2014 ItalyItaly Edoardo Reja
2014-2016 ItalyItaly Stefano Pioli
2016 ItalyItaly Simone Inzaghi
2016 ArgentinaArgentina Marcelo Bielsa
since 2016 ItalyItaly Simone Inzaghi


Lazio's men's hockey team won the Italian championship on the field in the 2004/05 season, and the Italian Cup in 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006.

Web links

Commons : Lazio Rome  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Roma 0-1 Lazio: Biancocelesti edge dour derby to claim Coppa Italia., May 26, 2013, accessed May 27, 2013 .
  2. - List of UEFA Category 4 Stadiums
  3. - SS Lazio and Macron, together again until 2022
  4. Prima Squadra. In: Società Sportiva Lazio SpA, accessed March 2, 2019 (Italian).
  5. Lazio Roma team. In: . Transfermarkt GmbH & Co. KG, accessed on March 2, 2019 .
  6. - ​​Staff Tecnico
  7. - ​​Profilo
  8. Roberto Mancini played in 1997 in the first half of the year for Sampdoria Genoa .
  9. Christian Vieri played for Inter Milan in the second half of 1999 .
  10. Giuseppe Signori was the top scorer in Serie A in the 1995/96 season with 24 goals together with Igor Protti from AS Bari .