Tuesday September 27 2011
Totti celebrates 35th birthday

Francesco Totti celebrates his 35th birthday today and, amid tributes from Roma, jokes he'll keep playing “for another 10 years.”

The captain was greeted by supporters bringing gifts and above all hanging banners wishing him many happy returns at the Trigoria training ground today.

A fan asked if he would play another five years. “Five? How about 10,” smiled Totti.

The official Giallorossi website released a statement marking the occasion.

“September 27, the day of his birth, has for a few years now been a day of celebration for all Roma fans, but not just them. Francesco is not just the symbol of the club, but also one of the greatest players in Italian and international football.

“It's a source of true pride to have always had him with us, the Giallorossi jersey stitched into his being. This is his 20th season in the main squad.

“Totti is without doubt or discussion the number one in the history of this team. We all wish him a happy birthday, hoping to see him score and celebrate with Roma in his heart for a long time to come.”