Roma were born in 1927 from the fusion of three different clubs - Alba, Fortitudo and Roman. A fine record in the 1930s eventually led to the first Giallorossi Scudetto in 1942.
Difficult years followed until their one and only relegation in 1951. With an immediate return to the top flight, Roma quickly captured third place and the 1961 UEFA Cup. The Coppa Italia came in 1964, the first of eight in this competition.
Roma’s most glorious years were the 1980s as aside from the two Italian Cups, the club’s second Scudetto was lifted by Coach Nils Liedholm in 1983. The following year only a penalty shoot-out against Liverpool at the Stadio Olimpico kept them from winning the European Cup.
Fabio Capello’s Roma led the 2000-01 Serie A table from start to finish for their third Scudetto and the club’s first medal in a decade.
The Giallorossi were Inter’s only real challengers in the wake of Calciopoli, winning the Coppa Italia and reaching the Champions League quarter-finals.