ROMA A.S.


2000-2001


Match Worn Shirt


Totti Francesco

Things to Know:

In 2001, Associazione Sportiva Roma took its third league title (after 1942 and 1983), winning Serie A only a year after rivals Lazio. Important signings were the Argentines Walter Samuel, a defender, and Gabriel Batistuta, a top striker. Fabio Capello’s line-up also included Cafu, Vincent Candela, Emerson, Vincenzo Montella and captain Francesco Totti. Capello won Serie A once again when on the last matchday Roma defeated Parma 3–1 at home with Totti, Montella and Batistuta scoring.

Did you Know?

By the 2000–01 campaign under the new coach, Roma were building a competitive team around Totti, who was by now being utilised as a creative attacking midfielder by Capello in a 3–4–1–2 formation, due to his passing skills and playmaking abilities. Totti scored in a 2–0 home win over Bologna on his season debut on 1 October 2000. On 10 December, Totti scored the match-winning goal in a 2–1 home win against Udinese with a powerful left-footed volley to help Roma to their fifth home win of the season. He continued his goalscoring form by scoring against Napoli at home in a 3–0 victory on 28 January 2001, as Roma finished the first half of the league season in first place. Totti continued to play an important role in keeping the club at the top of the table throughout the remainder of the season, gaining a comfortable lead over rivals Juventus. On 17 June 2001, at the Stadio Olimpico, Roma beat Parma 3–1, with their three main attackers, Totti, Vincenzo Montella and Gabriel Batistuta scoring one goal each, as Roma were crowned champions of Italy for the third time in their history. Totti finished the league season with 13 goals, equalling what was at the time his personal goalscoring record in a single Serie A season.

Curiosity:

Back in 2001 top model and actress Ms Ferilli stripped down to a flesh coloured bikini on stage in front of a million people as Roma fans celebrated winning Serie A with a party and concert in the city’s Circo Massimo. She promised she would have done it in case of Scudetto and she kept her word.

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In January 2000, after one and a half seasons at Perugia, Nakata moved to Roma for 42 Billion ITL (€21.691 million) helping the team win the scudetto. The highlight of Nakata’s career at Roma came on May 6, 2001 in the Serie A match against Juventus at Stadio Delle Alpi. After replacing Francesco Totti in the second half with Roma trailing 0–2, Nakata netted with a 30-yard goal beyond Juventus goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar’s reach, with 11 minutes left in the match. He then helped Roma score the equalizer when his fierce drive from outside the box was parried by Van der Sar into the path of Vincenzo Montella, who scored for Roma in the last minute. The match ended with a 2–2 draw and Roma maintained a six-point margin atop the league table.

ROMA A.S.


2000-2001


Match Worn Shirt


Nakata Hidetoshi

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ROMA A.S.


2001-2002


Match Worn Shirt


Samuel Walter

Things to Know:

Associazione Sportiva Roma failed to defend their 2001 Serie A title, and had to settle for second best, whilst being beaten by Juventus. Its main target for the season was to win the UEFA Champions League, which it failed when it got knocked out in the second group stage, rendering better form in the league when it did not have to rest players in those matches anymore. The season highlight was a crushing 5–1 win over city rivals Lazio.

ROMA A.S.


2001-2002


Match Worn Shirt


Montella Vincenzo

Did you Know?

Vincenzo Montella became a Roma’s idol to the supporters, as he had a knack for performing well in the Rome derby against Lazio, scoring a brace in his first derby in 1999 and four goals in a 5–1 win on 10 March 2002; this four-goal haul is still the record of goals scored in a derby match by a single player.

Watch above the Vincenzo Montella four goals in the Derby

ROMA A.S.


2001-2002


Champions League


Roma vs Real Madrid


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Samuel Walter

Did you Know?

This style of shirt was used by the team only in the first game against Real Madrid. The blue number on the back was used only once as UEFA made the team changing the number’s color in white color as the blue one was not readable.

ROMA A.S.


2001-2002


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Antonioli Francesco

ROMA A.S.


2002-2003


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Cafu Marcos

Did you Know?

Marcos Cafu won with Roma the Scudetto in 2001, followed by the Supercoppa Italiana. It was during his tenure at Roma that Cafu earned the nickname Il Pendolino (“The Express Train” or “The Commuter”) that he kept for all of his career.

ROMA A.S.


2003-2004


Juventus vs Roma


Match Worn Shirt


Tommasi Damiano

Things to Know:

The team had a tremendous season in the league, scoring most goals and conceding the least goals of all teams, but despite this, A.C. Milan were able to run away with the title, due to a greater efficiency in winning their matches. In Fabio Capello’s last season as Roma’s coach, the squad did not manage to win any titles whatsoever, even though the results showed a resurgence from the anticlimactic 2002–03 season, in which Roma dipped to eighth in the league standings. Financial worries forced the club to sell Emerson to Juventus and Walter Samuel to Real Madrid following the season’s end. Capello controversially signed for Juventus as well, but key players such as Francesco Totti, Antonio Cassano and Cristian Chivu remained.

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