AS Roma Vintage Photo Collection – Digitally Retouched: 1982-83

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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.

Campione d’Italia 1982-1983

Flags and flares in the Curva Sud, Stadio Olimpico
“In Curva Sud noi staremo ad aspettar, un tricolore giallorosso per gli Ultrà, la nostra fede sempre ci accompagnerà, dalla curva si alzerà…”
Another view of the Curva Sud, with the hill of Monte Mario in the background
A packed Curva Sud (note: see the Liverpool scarf on the right? Surprising, but presumably there for the colours, but never again after this season)
The youth of Rome in a packed Curva Sud
“Canteremo fino alla morte innalzando i nostri color, che ci vien dal profondo del cuor”
Visible divide between the Curva and the running track
Hanging out down the front of Curva Sud
Its in there somewhere… Curva Sud covered in smoke
Red all over the Curva Sud
A beatiful banner in the Tribuna Tevere
Carlo Ancelotti, centrocampo generale, in action against Cagliari
Falcao in action against Inter’s Oriali and Beccalossi
L’ottavo re di Roma, Paulo Roberto Falcao
Tough tackling defender Michele Nappi
At home against Napoli, Sebastiano Nela heads home
Not a bad looking defence: Falcao, Ancelotti, Tancredi, Vierchowod and Di Bartolomei
Falcaogol sneaks one in at the back post versus Cagliari
In the UEFA Cup, Roma beat FC Koln 3-0 on aggregate
At home to Fiorentina, Bruno Conti makes it 2-0 to Roma
Roma tifosi away to Napoli in the Stadio San Paolo
The Giuseppe Meazza, Roma tifosi in the upper tier versus Inter
Roma tifosi in the Giuseppe Meazza
Roma tifosi away to Sampdoria at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Away to Verona in the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, Roma tifosi traveled in large numbers
Away to Fiorentina, el Bomber Pruzzo powers Roma ahead
The Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, Verona
Huge numbers of Roma tifosi at the Stadio Partenio-Adriano Lombardi, Ascoli
Stadio Partenio-Adriano Lombardi, Ascoli
Roma tifosi at the Stadio Partenio-Adriano Lombardi, Ascoli
With lo scudetto in Roma’s grasp, Roma fans invaded the Marassi, Genoa
Away to Genoa at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Roma only need a point to secure only their second ever scudetto
Curva Nord at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris
With the game reaching its conclusion, euphoric fans scaled the fencing to invade the pitch
The party was about to begin…
Run, run for your lives. At the final whistle in the Marassi, la Roma è campione d’Italia!
Manager Nils Liedholm being held aloft by Roma tifosi
With the scudetto in the bag, it was party time in the final game of the season at home to Torino
The Roma and Torino players walk out under the Curva prior to the start of the game
Scudetto party, Curva Sud style
Views of the Cuvra Nord
Huge banner for CUCS: Commando Ultra Curva Sud
The party had begun long before the players took to the field
The colour and the glory of the Curva Sud
Fans packed into the stadio
Curva Sud, campione d’Italia
Roma players celebrate on the pitch
A classic shot of Carlo Ancelotti embracing one Roma’s greatest and local heroes, Agostino Di Bartolomei
Celebrations: Paulo Roberto Falcao and Michele Nappi
Di Bartolomei  leads the lap of honour around the Olimpico
Roma caput Mundi
The entire city was in party mode, no more so than via Testaccio
Testaccio snack bar, la Roma campione d’Italia 1983
In the heart of the city, the Fontana di Trevi
Fontana di Trevi – Fontana della Roma (note: see a young Daniele De Rossi in the foreground. Not really)
Roma tifosi outside the Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda
Via del Corso, Roma
Roma tifosi at the Circo Massimo

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