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

Watch Juventus vs Roma highlights

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


Match Worn Shirt


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


Match Worn Shirt


Antonioli Francesco

ROMA A.S.


2002-2003


Match Worn Shirt


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.

“Time has tapped me on the shoulder and said, ‘You can no longer enjoy the smell of the grass, the sun on your face as you bear down on the opposition’s goal, the adrenaline consuming you, the joy of celebrating’. It’s not easy to turn out the light. I’m afraid. It’s not the same fear you feel when you’re standing in front of the goal, about to take a penalty. This time, I can’t see what the future looks like through the holes of the net. With your support, I will succeed in turning the page and throwing myself into a new adventure. Being the captain of this team has been an honour. I will no longer entertain you with my feet, but my heart will always be there with you. Now, I will go down the stairs and enter the dressing room that welcomed me as a child and that I now leave as a man.” Francesco Totti

ROMA A.S.


2016-2017


Captain Armband


Totti Francesco


Did you Know?

On 7 June 2016 Francesco Totti renewed his contract for another year, stating that he would be retiring at the end of the 2016–17 season; he also revealed he had signed a six-year contract as Roma’s technical director once the season ends. On his first appearance of the 2016–17 season against Sampdoria on 11 September, Totti equalled Paolo Maldini’s record of playing in 25 Serie A seasons. With Roma trailing 2–1 at half time, Totti came off the bench and assisted Edin Džeko’s temporary equaliser, later also scoring the match-winning goal from a penalty in injury time to secure a 3–2 home win in Serie A; Totti’s goal meant that he had managed to score at least once in each of the past 23 consecutive seasons of his career. On 25 September, he scored his 250th Serie A goal from the penalty spot in a 3–1 away defeat to Torino, just two days before his 40th birthday. On his first start two days after his 40th birthday, on 29 September, Totti was praised for his performance and longevity in a 4–0 home win over Astra Giurgiu in the Europa League; he played all 90 minutes of the match, providing two assists, while also being involved in a third goal. On 20 October, Totti made his 100th appearance in UEFA club competitions, setting up two goals in a 3–3 home draw against Austria Wien in the Europa League. In late October, he sustained a muscle injury to the flexor of his left thigh during a training session, which ruled him out indefinitely. He returned to action as a substitute in a 3–2 home win over Pescara on 27 November. On 1 February 2017, Totti scored a decisive injury-time penalty in the 97th minute of a 2–1 home victory against Cesena in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals; the win enabled Roma to advance to the semi-finals of the tournament. On 15 April, he came on as a substitute in a 1–1 home draw against Atalanta to make his 615th appearance in Serie A, equalling Javier Zanetti as the joint third highest appearance holder of all time in Serie A. On 28 May, Totti made his final appearance for Roma in a 3–2 home win against Genoa, coming on as a substitute for Mohamed Salah in the 54th minute and received a standing ovation from the fans. The 40-year-old striker admitted he was unsure “what the future looks like” after drawing a line under his 24 storied years as a Roma player. Totti made his debut at the age of 16, in a league match at Brescia on March 28, 1993. He went on to make 786 appearances in all competitions for Roma, scoring 307 goals, with 250 of those coming in Serie A. He won the Scudetto once, under Fabio Capello’s stewardship in 2001, but found himself a runner-up with the Giallorossi on no fewer than nine occasions. Some fans chuckled. More of them sobbed. The tears had been flowing from before kick-off – Totti confessed that crying has been a daily occurrence in his own household of late – but by now it seemed there was not a dry eye left in the house. Totti Day had the feel of a public festival in Rome, buses commandeered to display a “Thanks Captain” message in lieu of their destination, while fans flocked to take their photo with “selfie statues” commissioned by Corriere dello Sport. Planes trailed messages of support overhead.

Things to Know:

This captain armband was exclusively made for Francesco Totti for the whole 2016-2017 season and used by the player in every game he was in the starting lineup. The armband features the seasons he played for A.S.Roma, the trophies he won and the names of his three children. This armband became very known between the fans so the team made a numbered limited edition of 3000 pieces of it to be sold on official team’s stores. The armband was sold out within few hours. The main difference between the player’s armband and the store’s armband is that the armbands sold in stores had an extra sewn tag with serial numbers XXXX/3000. They were also boxed in a special box. Another limited and numbered edition of 1000 pieces was given to the player for friends and sponsor. Only the armband without any numbered tag was the one used by the player during the season. After his farewell game against Genoa, Totti gave the armband he wore in the game to an A.S.Roma youth team player with a wish to follow his steps with the club.

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