Lazio History, A True ‘Laziale’
Società Sportiva Lazio was founded the 9th of January in 1900, first as Società Podistica Lazio. They played in the first ever organized Serie A league created in 1929 being led by Silvio Piola – legendary Italian striker, all-time leading goalscorer for Lazio (149 goals) and the highest goalscorer in Serie A history (274 goals), and have spent most of their time in this top tier league of Italian Football. This article will take a brief look at Lazio history and provide an overview of our favourite club. A more extensive overview of Lazio’s trophy cabinet can be read here.
LAZIO HISTORY: COLOURS AND BADGE
Lazio’s colours of white and sky blue (hence the nickname i biancocelesti) were inspired by the national emblem of Greece. Lazio’s traditional club badge and symbol is the eagle, which was chosen by founding member Luigi Bigiarelli. It is an acknowledgment to the emblem of Zeus (the god of sky and thunder in Greek mythology) commonly known as the Aquila.
LAZIO HISTORY: AWARDS
Lazio have been Italian Champions of the Serie A twice (1973-1974, 1999-2000), have won the Coppa Italia six times (1958, 1997-1998, 1999-2000, 2003-2004, 2008-2009, 2012-2013) the Supercoppa Italiana four times (1998, 2000, 2009, 2017) and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1998-1999) and UEFA Super Cup (1999) both on one occasion. Playing at the Stadio Olimpico (located in Rome by the Foro Italico), it is home of the Italian National Team, Lazio, and rivals Roma. The fans of Lazio are known as the 12th player on the field whenever they play, and are always active on their side of the stadium, the Curva Nord.
In terms of the featured picture, these are some of the most famous and well-known Lazio jerseys that are up on display in my house. Collecting them since 1998, I will now introduce each one-by-one, starting from the earliest of the collection: