AS Roma Vintage Photo Collection – Digitally Retouched: 1983-84

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

Plus other various sources, listed as appropriate.

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

La Curva Sud, 1982, scudetto holders
Curva Sud coreografie
A packed and colourful Curva Sud welcome Roma on to the pitch
Great colour and smoke from the Curva Sud
Flags and banners in the Curva Sud
Paulo Roberto Falcão, Il Barone Nils Liedholm and Toninho Cerezo
Toninho Cerezo
Bruno Conti v Inter
Falcao in action v Cagliari
Cerezo, Roma v Sampdoria
Cerezo puts his body on the line v Bari
Carlo Ancelotti in action v Napoli
Di Bartolomei v Juventus
Pruzzo esulta – Il Bomber scores v Juventus
Tempers flare during Roma v Udinese
Roma tifosi– campione d’Italia – on the road away to Ascoli
Roma tifosi– campione d’Italia – on the road away to Ascoli
A wonderful shot of the Stadio Artemio Franchi, Firenze, for Fiorentina v Roma
Roma tifosi unveil a huge banner at the Stadio Artemio Franchi v Fiorentina
Roma tifosi, Stadio Artemio Franchi
Fumogeni from the Roma tifosi, Stadio Artemio Franchi
Fioretnina v Roma, Stadio Artemio Franchi
Away to Milan, Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Commandao Ultra Curva Sud – CUCS – in the upper tier, Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Falcao v Baresi
Ancelotti v Baresi
Mark Tullio Strukelj – born in England, he played for Roma for one season
Ago in action
Cerezo in action against former Romanista, Pietro Vierchowod, who left pre-season to join Sampdoria
A black and white classic: Conti and Falcao esulta
Pitch invasion at the Olimpico
And so it comes to this. European Cup Final, 30 May, 1984, Roma v Liverpool, Stadio Olimpico
Match programme for the European Cup Final
A precious ticket for the Curva Sud, Stadio Olimpico, for the 1984 European Cup Final
Roma team line-up for European Cup Final, Roma v Liverpool, Stadio Olimpico
The teams prepare for battle in a glorious hostile setting
Team captains, Ago and Graeme Souness, European Cup Final, Roma v Liverpool
A wide view of the Tribuna Tevere prior to kick-off, European Cup Final
The Curva expects – European Cup Final, Roma v Liverpool
Curva Sud Roma, European Cup Final
Curva Sud per sempre

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