Lazio is a Serie A club based in Rome. They are one of the biggest football teams in Italy and have a very rich history. The club was founded in 1900 and has won two Italian championships, seven Italian Cups, five Supercoppa Italiana, one UEFA Super Cup and one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. Lazio’s current market value is estimated at around €311 million, making it the seventh most valuable club in Italy.
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Throughout history, Lazio has had many great players. Five in particular stand out for their contributions – Roberto Mancini, Alessandro Nesta, Paolo Di Canio, Giuseppe Signori, and Ciro Immobile.
Roberto Mancini played with Lazio from 1997 to 2001 (after transferring from Sampdoria) where he made 136 appearances and scored 24 goals in all competitions. He also played for the Italian national team where he secured 36 caps. The Italian attacker won five trophies with Lazio; a Coppa Italia in 1997/98, a Supercoppa Italiana in 1998/99, and a Scudetto, Coppa Italia, and UEFA Super Cup in 1999/00. Following his career, he returned to Rome to manage the club from 2002 to 2004, guiding the Biancocelesti to another Coppa Italia trophy (2003/04).
Paolo Di Canio
Paolo Di Canio is considered one of the most controversial players in Lazio’s history, but he was also one of the most talented. He had two spells in Rome where he recorded 20 goals in 125 appearances in all competitions. Although he did not secure a trophy with the club, he will always be remembered as a Lazio hero; however, his gestures on and off the pitch certainly left some question marks.
Alessandro Nesta is considered one of the best defenders of his generation. He started his career with Lazio (winning the Primavera in 1994/95) before going on to play with the senior team from 1993-2002, making a total of 261 appearances. He won two Coppa Italia trophies (1997/98 and 1999/00), a Scudetto (1999/00), a UEFA Super Cup (1999/00), and a Supercoppa Italiana (2000/01) with the Biancocelesti; it is for this reason that he is respected by the Lazio faithful despite many calcio fans recognizing him more for his time at AC Milan.
Giuseppe Signori spent five years in Rome with Lazio, scoring 188 goals from 1992 to 1997. He also won three Capocannoniere awards while playing for the Biancocelesti in the 1992/93, 1993/94, and 1995/96 seasons, being well-known for his magic left foot.
Since arriving for under €10 million in the summer of 2016, Ciro Immobile has continued to smash records at Lazio. He recently became the club’s all-time leading goalscorer and all-time leading goalscorer in the UEFA Europa League. Some of his other achievements include a European Golden Shoe and two Capocannoniere awards since joining the Biancocelesti.
These five players are some of the best that Lazio has ever had and they will always be remembered for their contributions to the club. Lazio of course has more legendary players than the list above, but these five are some of the most iconic and deserve to be recognized for their excellence.