AS Roma Vintage Photo Collection – Digitally Retouched: 1980-81

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 too 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.

Into the 1980’s and the colour and the flags were as strong as ever

Gorgeous shot of flares and flags in the Curva Sud
“Regalaci un sogno” – give us a dream. After Coppa Italia success the previous season, optimism was building

Team line-up: Amenta, Turone, Falcao, Spinosi, Romano, Di Bartolomei, Pruzzo, Maggiora Conti, Ancelotti, Tancredi

Agostino Di Bartolomei, Roma v Juventus

A classic shot of a trademark Di Bartolomei free-kick v Napoli

Roberto Pruzzo putting in a cross

Bruno Conti and Domenico Macuglia, Roma v Udinese

Action from Roma v Brescia, which finished 1-0 to the giallorossi thanks to Roberto Pruzzo (second from right)

The wall of legends: Di Bartolomei and Conti

Iconic shot of Bruno Conti saluting the tifosi away to Pistoese in the Stadio Comunale

Tricolore Curva Sud

A packed Stadio Friuli, Udinese, with the Roma faithful filling the Curva to the right

Roma tifosi fill the Curva in the Stadio Renato Curi, v Perugia

The tifosi put on a spectacle in Perugia

Away to Fiorentina, Stadio Artemio Franchi

The Boys at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, v Fiorentina

Boys Ultra display, Stadio Artemio Franchi, v Fiorentina

Panoramic view of a packed Stadio Olimpico

Flares and fun for the Coppa Italia final v Torino in the Stadio Olimpico

Smoke in the Curva Sud

Fans show their support in the Curva Sud

Even the rain can’t dampen the spirits of the roof-less Curva Sud

Colour, flags, flares, cards and a whole lot of toilet role

A packed Curva Sud

Coppa Italia semi-final first-leg, at home to Juventus, the tifosi produce a special banner in honour of their guests
Roma 1927 / Lupi Posters
Subbuteo World Cup Group Poster



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