AS Roma Vintage Photo Collection – Digitally Retouched: 1981-82

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:
AlmanaccoGiallorosso.it – a wonderful database and almanac collection of AS Roma’s history
LaMiaRoma.it – a historic collection of AS Roma’s past
AsRomaUltras.org – the story of AS Roma and the Ultras

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

Lo stadio è pieno, la Curva Sud è pe’noi, coraggio Lupi noi semo tutti co’voi. Bandiere al vento le trombe che squilleno già sei troppo forte, nessuno te pò superà
Tifosi in the Curva Sud, v Genoa
Smoke flares in the Curva Sud, v Ascoli
Team line-up: Pruzzo, Ancelotti, Falcao, Spinosi,  Scarnecchia, Tancredi, Chierico, Nela, Conti, Marangon, Turone
A bearded Carlo Ancelotti is a site to behold. Sebastiano Nela in the background
One of the most talented midfielders of all time, Paulo Roberto Falcao
Falcao celebrates scoring against Cagliari
Midfield enforcer Odoacre Chierico, who spent four seasons at Roma
Adored by his legions, Bruno Conti celebrates scoring against Torino
Action from Roma v Bologna
The Curva Sud, Roma v Fiorentina
Colour, flags and flares, the Curva Sud in full flow
Curva Sud: “Il mio nome è simbolo della tua eterna sconfitta”
A view from the Curva Sud
Great shot of the Curva filled with flares
At home v Juventus, the Curva give them a warm welcome
From the same game, at home to Juventus, Di Bartolomei goes over to the Curva to calm down a fan
In March 82′ Roma traveled to Fiorentina, and brought the 1st legion with them
At Fiorentina, Ago once again goes over to calm the tifosi in the Stadio Artemio Franchi
The Roma faithful in the Stadio San Paolo, v Napoli
Away to Milan in the San Siro

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