AS Roma Vintage Photo Collection – Digitally Retouched: 1970-1977

AS Roma Vintage Photo Collection is a series of classic historical vintage photos of AS Roma. The photos have all been digitally retouched and, in most cases, are high-resolution, or at least quite large file size.

The earlier photos consist mainly of team line-ups, as, naturally enough, there aren’t many action shots available, while the photos from the 70’s and 80’s focus predominantly on the tifosi and the Ultras, although there are a number of player and action shots mixed in, too.

They capture the passion and enthusiasm which existed around the club at the time. Much like it is now, Roma fans can be quite devout and feverish in their support, and if anything the scenes in the Curva Sud in these images were even more intense and chaotic. In a sense, they also featured better coreografía than what we see today, something which we have perhaps lost from the time. Yes, the Curva Sud of today can put on a show, but the simplicity of the colour and flares and flags from those days are something which you just don’t get anymore.

Roma is a club which has had its fair share of legends, on and off the field. Giacomino Losi, core de Roma; the mythical Campo Testaccio; Agostino Di Bartolomei, o capitano… ; the Curva Sud, the colour and the Ultras; The Derby della Capitale; Rocca, Pruzzo, Conti… Totti. It is a club which is brimming with history. A history which is still reflected in the stands today. The photos in this collection will come to reflect that.

The photos will be categorised into the following parts (NOTE: the following will be hyperlinked for navigation when appropriate entry is added):

This will, hopefully, continue up to the 2000’s, or there or there about, so be sure to check back.

Orignal photo credits are to: – a wonderful database and almanac collection of AS Roma’s history – a historic collection of AS Roma’s past – the story of AS Roma and the Ultras

Click on each photo to see in full size. Each photo will be captioned below.

The Curva Sud at the Stadio Olimpico in 1971-72

Scenes from the Stadio Olimpico during the derby v Lazio in 1973-74

Even back in 1973-74, the derby was a fractious affair with trouble in the stands

At times, the treatment from the authorities was even more harsh in dealing with those troubles

The Curva Sud, Roma v Inter, 1972-73, chaos erupts

The water cannon again, this time for Roma v Ascoli in 1975-76

Action from Roma v Vicenza from 1970

Fans make their way to the ground, Stadio Olimpico, 1971

Liborio Liguori rises for a header v Cesena in 1973-74

Players listening to a team talk from legendary Swedish manager Nils Liedholm in 1974-75

One of Roma’s greatest and most-loved players, Agostino Di Bartolomei. Official team photo from 1974-75

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Agostino, Ago, Ago, Ago, Agostino gol! Versus Juventus in 1976-77

Loris Boni, scoring in the 1975–76 UEFA Cup v Osters (Sweden)

The AS Roma team photo from 1976-77

Team photo from 1976-77

The team photo from 1974-75

Roma match programme from 1971

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AS Roma Vintage Photo Collection – Digitally Retouched: 1977-78



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