Lazio president Claudio Lotito paid tribute to the club on the 122nd anniversary of their foundation.
Speaking in an interview with Lazio Style Channel (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the Biancocelesti president discussed the history of the club and the importance to both the city and the fans.
Lazio is 122 years old. A glorious club, capable of crossing well over a century of Italian history, always embodying high civil, moral and sporting values, affirming respect and human dignity beyond any discrimination.
From its founding fathers in Piazza della Libertà to its status as a non-profit organisation for the concrete solidarity it has given to the less well-off in times of difficulty, to the fascinating stories of sport that have made it a point of reference for fans and sportsmen of all ages.
An extraordinary story that continues in the deep bond with its people and the city of Rome. I would like to say thank you to those who keep their passion alive, hold their flag high and persevere in their faith in sport, in good times and especially in difficult ones, such as the one we are currently experiencing.
To those who defend it from campaigns of hatred and discredit. To those who build the future of our family every day. To all the fans, the workers and the Biancocelesti athletes, our best wishes for these 122 years of history of which we have the honour of being a part.
Lazio is now a sporting reality, both in Italy and internationally. There are many challenges ahead of us. We will face them, each one in his own role, aware of having to improve day after day, with abnegation and spirit of sacrifice. To make our colours even more glorious and to repay the love of our many fans. Forza Lazio and happy birthday to all Lazio fans!
The Biancocelesti celebrated their history with a long video on Twitter today, showing the growth and memories of the team since 1900.
The Roman club have won a number of honours since their foundation 122 years ago, with two Scudetti, seven Coppa Italia titles, five Supercoppa Italiana, a UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and a UEFA Super Cup.
Lotito has worked hard to bring hope to Lazio fans following the departure of long-term coach Simone Inzaghi last year, bringing in coach Maurizio Sarri to start a new project in Rome.
The Biancocelesti president fully believes in the 62-year-old Italian coach and is working on offering him a contract extension that will tie him to the club until 2025.