Claudio Lotito has become the longest serving president in Lazio history, surpassing previous incumbent Fortunato Ballerini.
The Biancocelesti president is a divisive figure amongst the fans, with some appreciating his careful financial management and generally decent business, whilst others believe that he is too much of an accountant and fails to properly invest into and support the club.
As highlighted by Corriere della Sera (via LazioNews24), Lotito became Lazio’s longest serving president today, overtaking Ballerini. He has now been at the helm of the club for 6,479 days, taking over on 19th July 2004.
Ballerini was the president of Lazio from 1904 to 1922, overseeing the club in their early days and helping set them up well for the future.
Lotito has overseen six trophies during his 18 year reign of Lazio – three Coppa Italia (2009, 2017, 2019) and three Supercoppa Italiana (2009, 2017, 2019). This is the same haul as legendary president Sergio Cragnotti, although the latter won the Scudetto. Whether Lotito can match that feat or not remains to be seen.