Societa Sportiva Lazio, commonly referred to as Lazio, was founded on 9 January 1900, originally as Societa Podistica Lazio. The club has spent most of its history in the top tier of Italian football.
Lazio’s colours are white and sky blue. The club’s home kit is traditionally a sky blue shirt with a white trim, with white shorts and socks. The club’s crest features a golden eagle above a white shield with the club’s name and colours.
The club’s home stadium is the Stadio Olimpico, which has been their home since 1953. The stadium has a capacity of 72,698 and is shared with Lazio’s Rome rivals, A.S. Roma.
The match played between the two Roman sides is known as the Derby della Capitale and is considered to be the fiercest derby match in the country. The sides have only ever met once in Cup Final, the 2013 Coppa Italia Final, which Lazio won 1-0.
Lazio have six Coppa Italia titles to their name as well as three Supercoppa Italiana titles and two Serie A titles. Their most recent Serie A win came in the 1999-00 season. Lazio also won the 1998-99 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and the subsequent UEFA Super Cup.
The club’s all-time leading goalscorer is Silvio Piola with 148 goals. Giuseppe Favalli holds the record for most Lazio appearances, with 401. Notable former players include Alessandro Nesta, Diego Simeone, Pavel Nedved, Juan Sebastian Veron and Giuseppe Favalli.
Notable former managers of the club include Dino Zoff, Sven-Goran Eriksson and Roberto Mancini and Delio Rossi.