AS Roma Vintage Photo Collection – Digitally Retouched: 1927-1969

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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.

The very first AS Roma team line-up photo from 1927

The mythical Campo Testaccio stadium, home of AS Roma from 1929-1940
A team line-up photo from 1931-32
From the 1933-34 season, AS Roma line-up before a match
AS Roma team line-up from 1934-35
The 1935-36 AS Roma side
AS Roma squad photo from the scudetto-winning 1941-42 season, the clubs first major title. Featured are: Masetti, Ippoliti, Risorti, Acerbi, Andreoli, Brunella, Nobile, Bonomi, Coscia, Di Pasquale, De Grassi, Donati, Mornese, Jacobini, Krieziu, Amadei, Benedetti, Borsetti, Pantó

The AS Roma side returning from Malaga having won the Trofeo Costa del Sol in 1962-63

The first AS Roma side of the 60’s, from the 1960-61 season. Giacomo Losi is fourth on bottom row

Team photo after winning the 1960-61 Coppa delle Fiere – the Fairs Cup – after beating Birmingham City 4-2 on aggregate. Giacomo Losi is holding the trophy

Giacomo Losi receiving the Coppa delle Fiere – the Fairs Cup – in 1960-61
Squad presentation photo from 1960-61
Team line-up from 1963-64
The 1968-69 squad proudly displaying the Coppa Italia trophy

Action from Roma v Cagliari from 1969-70, as the Roma defence try to hold out the mighty Gigi Riva
A ticket from the 1968-69 Coppa Italia final between Roma v Torino

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