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Who are AS Roma?

AS Rome fans cheer prior to the Italian Serie A football match between AS Rome and Napoli on October 23, 2022 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) (Photo by VINCENZO PINTO/AFP via Getty Images)
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Ever wondered what the AS in AS Roma stood for? Well, it stands for Associazione Sportiva Roma. Roma are an Italian professional football club based in Rome, Italy. The club was founded in 1927 and has since become one of the most successful clubs in Italian football, having won three Serie A titles, nine Coppa Italia titles, and two Supercoppa Italiana titles. The team plays their home matches at the Stadio Olimpico, which they share with their city rivals, Lazio.

Roma has a large and passionate fanbase, with the team known for its distinctive maroon and gold home kit. Some of the club’s most famous former players include Francesco Totti, Daniele De Rossi, Gabriel Batistuta, and Paulo Roberto Falcao.

How long has Jose Mourinho been the manager at Roma?

Jose Mourinho was appointed Roma’s manager on May 4, 2021. He signed a three-year contract with the club, meaning his contract will expire in the summer of 2024. Mourinho took over from Paulo Fonseca, who had been in charge of the team since 2019. Mourinho is now in his last season as Manager and is expected to leave at the end of the season, having been strongly linked with either a return to the Premier League or even a job with the Brazilian national team

How many times have Roma won Serie A?



AS Roma has won Serie A three times. The club’s first Serie A title came in the 1941-1942 season, followed by another in the 1982-1983 season. Roma’s most recent Serie A title win was in the 2000-2001 season when they finished two points ahead of Juventus to claim the Scudetto. Since then, the club has come close to winning the league on a few occasions but have been unable to lift the trophy again.

Have Roma ever won the Champions League?

Roma have never won the UEFA Champions League. The club’s best performance came in the 1983-1984 season when they reached the final, but they lost to Liverpool on penalties. Roma have also reached the semi-finals of the Champions League on two other occasions, in the 1984-1985 season and in the 2017-2018 season. However, they were eliminated by Liverpool and Liverpool (again), respectively. Despite not winning the Champions League, Roma are still considered one of the most successful and respected clubs in Italian football history.

Do Roma ground share with Lazio?

Roma currently ground share with their city rivals, Lazio, at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. The stadium has a seating capacity of 72,698 and is the largest sports facility in Rome. Roma and Lazio have used the stadium as their home since its opening in 1953. The arrangement allows the two clubs to share the cost of maintaining the stadium and reduces the need for Rome to build and sustain multiple extensive sporting facilities. However, when the two teams face each other in the “Derby della Capitale,” they are designated as the home and away teams, respectively. Each has its own section of the stadium allocated to its fans.

Are there any other ground shares in football alongside Roma and Lazio?

There are several examples of ground-sharing arrangements in football, both within and outside Italy. Though in Italy, the biggest clubs and rivals commonly tend to share stadiums for now, although this looks like changing for the Milan-based teams!

In Milan, Inter Milan and AC Milan shared the San Siro stadium until 2022, when Inter Milan bought AC Milan’s stake in the stadium. Over in Madrid in Spain, Atletico Madrid used to ground share with Rayo Vallecano at the Estadio Teresa Rivero before moving to their new home, the Wanda Metropolitano.

Interestingly, at one point In time, Glasgow rivals Celtic and Rangers played their home matches at Hampden Park during stadium renovations at their respective home grounds. Whilst over in Lisbon, Sporting CP and S.L. Benfica ground shared the Estádio Nacional while renovating their respective stadiums.

These are just a few examples, and there are other ground-sharing arrangements in football in different parts of the world. However, the rivalry between Roma and Lazio makes this ground share so interesting!

Why do Roma play in maroon?

Roma traditionally play in a distinctive kit that features a deep maroon or burgundy shirt, white shorts, and black socks. The club’s official colours are actually maroon and gold. Still, the gold colour is typically not prominent in the team’s kit.

There are a few different reasons why Roma plays in this particular kit. One theory is that the colours were chosen as a tribute to the city of Rome. Maroon is said to represent the city’s historical connection to the Roman Empire.

Another theory is that the club’s founder, Italo Foschi, was inspired to choose maroon and gold as the team’s colours after seeing a group of British naval officers wearing similar colours while playing a football game. Foschi reportedly thought the colours looked striking on the field and adopted them for Roma.

Regardless of the kit’s origins, Roma’s distinctive colours have become an essential part of the club’s identity and are instantly recognisable to fans worldwide. The club has occasionally worn alternative kits over the years. Still, the maroon has remained a constant feature of Roma’s home kit.

Would you bet on Roma to make the Champions League this season?

Roma are actually in an excellent position to qualify for the Champions League this season and would be worth having a punt on. There are a few gambling firms that would help you to find the best odds for having a bet on football, in a similar way that onlinecasinos.co.uk help gamblers find the best slots for casino gamblers. This is partly thanks to the points deduction given to Juventus, who had found form and clawed their way into the Champions League spots. However, plenty of teams are currently dropping form, including the Milan teams.

Whilst Serie A is gone thanks to Napoli’s outrageous form, Roma are still within a chance of qualifying for the Champions League and seeing Jose Mourinho leaving on a real high, something he needs himself for his own personal success!

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