Societa Sportiva Lazio, commonly referred to as Lazio, is an Italian professional sports club based in Rome. It is mostly known for its football activity.


The society, founded in 1900, plays in Serie A which is the first division in Italy. Meanwhile, the club has spent most of its history in the top tier of Italian football.

Due to a severe economic crisis in 2002 that forced president Sergio Cragnotti out of the club along with several star players being sold. Lazio’s success in the league declined too. In spite of the lower funds, the club has won four Coppa Italia titles since then. They won it in 2004, 2009, 2013 and 2019. Current president Claudio Lotito took charge of the club in 2004. He filled the vacuum that had existed following Cragnotti’s departure.


Lazio has been Italian champions twice (1974, 2000).  Moreover, the club has won the Coppa Italia seven times, and the Supercoppa Italiana three times. They have also won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and UEFA Super Cup on one occasion.

The club had their first major success in 1958. They had won the domestic cup. In 1974, they won their first Serie A title. The 1990s were the most successful period in Lazio’s history. The team reached the UEFA Cup final in 1998. They also won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and UEFA Super Cup in 1999. They clinched the Serie A title in 2000.

Stadium and fanbase

Lazio’s traditional kit colours are sky blue shirts and white shorts with white socks. Meanwhile, the colours are reminiscent of Rome’s ancient Hellenic legacy. Sky blue socks have also been interchangeably used as home colours.

Their home is the 70,634-capacity Stadio Olimpico in Rome, which they share with A.S. Roma. Lazio has a long-standing rivalry with Roma. With Roma, they have contested the Derby Della Capitale (in English “Derby of the capital city” or Rome derby) since 1929.

Other sports

Despite initially not having any parent-subsidiary relation with the male and female professional team (that was incorporated as S.S. Lazio S.p.A.), the founding of Società Sportiva Lazio allowed for the club that participates in over 40 sports disciplines in total, more than any other sports association in the world.

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