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Roma FC players: Top five all-time greatest players

Betimate takes a look at the five players in the history of Roma who are considered the best players of all time. There are no players who are in the current squad of Roma that can jump to this list, but rather other footballers who were parts of this club during the 19th and 20th centuries.
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List of A.S. Roma first-team squad 

 

Goalkeepers

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

1

Rui Patricio (1)

Rick Karsdorp (2)

Bryan Cristante (4) (3rd captain)

Tammy Abraham (9)

2

Pietro Boer (63)

Roger Ibanez (3)

Lorenzo Pellegrini (7) (captain)

Carles Perez (11)

3

Daniel Fuzato (87)

Matias Vina (5)

Gonzalo Villar (8)

Eldor Shormurodov (14)

4

 

Chris Smalling (6)

Jordan Veretout (17)

Borja Mayoral (21) (on loan from Real Madrid)

5

 

Riccardo Calafiori (13)

Nicolo Zaniolo (22)

Nicola Zalewski (59)

6

 

Bryan Reynolds (19)

Amadou Diawara (42)

Stephan El Shaarawy (92)

7

 

Gianluca Mancini (23) (vice-captain)

Edoardo Bove (52)

 

8

 

Marash Kumbulla (24) (on loan from Verona)

Ebrima Darboe (55)

 

9

 

Leonardo Spinazzola (37)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (77)

 

10

 

Filippo Tripi (65)

   

After a dramatic transfer season, A.S. Roma completed their squad with 28 players, including two loaned players from Real Madrid and Verona. The above list of first-team players in Roma’s squad was last updated in early September. 

Accordingly, they have many foreign players, from Spain, Portugal, England, Brazil, or France to name a few in addition to hometown players. Midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, who has played for Roma for five seasons so far, is currently the captain of the club, followed by defender Gianluca Mancini as vice-captain and Bryan Cristante as the third captain.

There are also many players who temporarily leave Roma for other clubs, mainly for a season-long loaned deal. For further information, check the following table: 

Pos.

Nation

Player

GK

ESP

Pau López (at Olympique de Marseille until 30 June 2022)

GK

SWE

Robin Olsen (at Sheffield United until 30 June 2022)

GK

ITA

Stefano Greco (at Potenza until 30 June 2022)

DF

ITA

Aboudramane Diaby (at Verona until 30 June 2022)

DF

ITA

Alessandro Florenzi (at Milan until 30 June 2022)

DF

ITA

Devid Bouah (at Teramo until 30 June 2022)

DF

TUR

Mert Çetin (at Verona until 30 June 2022)

DF

FRA

William Bianda (at Nancy until 30 June 2022)

MF

CRO

Ante Ćorić (at Zürich until 30 June 2022)

MF

ITA

Salvatore Pezzella (at Siena until 30 June 2022)

MF

ITA

Tommaso Milanese (at Alessandria until 30 June 2022)

FW

TUR

Cengiz Ünder (at Olympique de Marseille until 30 June 2022)

FW

NED

Justin Kluivert (at Nice until 30 June 2022)

FW

ITA

Matteo Cancellieri (at Verona until 30 June 2022)

FW

ITA

Riccardo Ciervo (at Sampdoria until 30 June 2022)

FW

FRA

Ruben Providence (at Club Brugge until 30 June 2022)

List of Roma captains and their statistics

Name

Position

Roma Career

Seasons as Captain

Appearances

Goals

Attilio Ferraris IV

MF

1927–1934

1938–1939

7 (1927–1934)

217

2

Fulvio Bernardini

MF

1928–1939

5 (1934–1939)

286

45

Guido Masetti

GK

1930–1943

4 (1939–1943)

339

0

Amedeo Amadei

FW

1936–1938

1939–1948

5 (1943–1948)

216

101

Sergio Andreoli

DF

1941–1950

2 (1948–1950)

205

13

Armando Tre Re

DF

1949–1954

3 (1950–1953)

169

6

Arcadio Venturi

MF

1948–1957

4 (1953–1957)

288

17

Alcides Ghiggia

MF

1953–1961

1 (1957–1958)

201

19

Egidio Guarnacci

MF

1953–1963

1 (1958–1959)

122

4

Giacomo Losi

DF

1959–1969

9 (1959–1968)

450

2

Joaquín Peiró

MF

1968–1970

2 (1968–1970)

128

28

Luis del Sol

MF

1970–1972

2 (1970–1972)

59

4

Franco Cordova

MF

1967–1976

4 (1972–1976)

212

9

Sergio Santarini

DF

1968–1981

4 (1976–1980)

344

7

Agostino Di Bartolomei

MF

1972–1984

4 (1980–1984)

293

64

Carlo Ancelotti

MF

1979–1987

3 (1984–1987)

227

18

Giuseppe Giannini

MF

1981–1996

9 (1987–1996)

437

75

Amedeo Carboni

LB

1990–1997

1 (1996–1997)

229

5

Abel Balbo

FW

1993–1998

2000–2002

1 (1997–1998)

175

78

Francesco Totti

FW

1992–2017

19 (1998–2017)

786

307

Daniele De Rossi

MF

2001–2019

2 (2017–2019)

616

64

Alessandro Florenzi

RB

2011

2012–2020

1 (2019–2020)

261

28

Edin Džeko

FW

2015–2021

1 (2020–2021)

179

87

Lorenzo Pellegrini

MF

2017–

1 (2021–)

130

14

Top five all-time greatest players of Roma 

5. Paulo Roberto Falcão 

The first player on this list is a foreign footballer who came from Brazil. This former midfielder played for A.S. Roma between 1980 and 1985 when the club won two Coppa Italia, one Serie A title, and finished second in the 1983-84 European Cup. 

Paulo was included in the Brazil national team for a decade and used to be the manager of this top-flight football team too. He was awarded numerous rewards, notably the A.S. Roma Hall of Fame of both Italian football and Brazilian football, World Soccer’s 100 Greatest Footballers of All Time, or the Golden Foot recently as a legend. 

Paulo Roberto Falcão 

4. Roberto Pruzzo 

Roberto Pruzzo was prized for his ability to produce plenty of goals. Within 10 years playing for Roma, he scored 106 goals in 240 appearances. No wonder why Roberto received the Serie A top-scorer title in three seasons and the Coppa Italia top-scorer in one season. He was also included in the A.S. Roma Hall of Fame in 2012. 

After retiring as a player, Roberto became a football manager of several Italian clubs which mainly play in Serie B, Serie C, and other minor domestic leagues. He was also the player who scored the equalizing goal against Liverpool in the final of the 1983-84 European Cup, but they, unfortunately, lost to the English side in the penalty shot.

Roberto Pruzzo 

3. Giuseppe Giannini 

One of the symbols of Roma in the late 20th century. He spent his first senior years in Roma after being trained in the youth side of this club. Within 318 appearances with the club, Giannini brought 49 goals to Roma and was named in the A.S. Roma Hall of Fame in 2013.  

He was also known by the nickname “The Prince” due to his beautiful, accurate, and skillful technique and style of playing.

Giuseppe Giannini 

2. Bruno Conti

This left-footed winger was versatile and one of the key players of Roma during the period from 1973 to 1991. He was not only successful in his club career but also in his international career when playing for the Italy national team that won the FIFA World Cup in 1982. He spent all of his senior time playing for Roma and for Genoa in a short time as a loaned player. After that, he became the manager of the youth side of Roma until 2005. Bruno was featured in the A.S. Roma Hall of Fame in 2012.

Bruno Conti

1. Francesco Totti 

There is no wonder why Francesco Totti is the best Roma player of all time. He was proven with plenty of rewards for the club as well as his individual awards and records in top-flight leagues like Serie A, UEFA Champions League, or UEFA Europa League. 

Totti was known as the goal machine of Roma during this time from 1992 to 2017. He scored more than 300 goals in 786 games. He was also a key member of the Italy national team in the late 20th century and the early 21st century. Unlike other Roma footballers on the list, Totti seems not to be interested in becoming a coach.

Francesco Totti 

References

Wikipedia



Harry Siuu
Written by: Harry Siuu
a specialized football specialist with over ten years' experience as a football journalist who works for Betimate.com.

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