Speaking of Lazio, it is now a mid-sized club, but in the early 2000s it was considered one of the Seven Sisters and was a club that was developing greatly. What kind of history does Lazio have? I tried to summarize it briefly.
The official name is Sochieta Sportiva Lazio, a professional soccer team based in Rome, Italy. There is a rivalry with Rome, which is based in the same place, and a tabby match called Derby della Capitole attracts attention all over the world. The common name is Lazio, and because the name is long, most people call it abbreviated.
The home stadium will be the Stadio Olimpico, the same stadium as Rome. It will be a huge stadium, with a capacity of 72,698 people.
Team colors are white and blue. This club has a history of being born as a multi-sports club. In honor of the Olympic Games, which are a symbol of sports, we use the two colors used in the flag of Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Games.
Supporters are called Laziale.
Lazio has a long history.
Lazio was founded in 1900. The club’s predecessor was Società Podestica Lazio. When it was first established, it was not a very notable club and had no title whatsoever. However, in 1958 they won the Coppa Italia. This is the club’s first title. They also won the Serie A title in the 1973-1974 season, but have no other title. In this respect, their performance was significantly inferior to that of their rival, Rome.
It was in 1992 that the ordinary club began to change. When Sergio Cragnotti, the president of a major food company, became chairman, he began to make major reinforcements and began to appear in the upper ranks. In 1998, the club became the first Italian club to list its shares on the stock exchange, which provided ample funds for major reinforcements. This went well and they won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1998-1999. They reached their peak in the 1999-2000 season, winning the Serie A and the Coppa Italia.
However, from this point on, the club entered a dark era. In recent years, the club had only made large-scale reinforcements, but its finances deteriorated, and they released their main players.Due to extreme financial difficulties, they implemented austerity measures, and disappeared from the top ranks in Serie A, becoming a mid-ranked club. Masu. After that, although they won the cup competition, they were unable to win the Serie A title and did not appear in the UEFA Champions League. They are still considered a mid-tier club in Serie A and are regulars in the UEFA Europa League.
Lazio’s nickname is Biancocelesti (white and light blue) or Aquilotti (eagle cub). Lazio’s emblem features an eagle. Because of this, it is also nicknamed the eagle cub. The eagle on the emblem is based on the “double-headed eagle” of the Byzantine Empire, with a shining golden eagle placed at the top.
Lazio was also known as the Seven Sisters. The Seven Sisters are Juventus, Milan, Inter, Lazio, Parma, Roma and Fiorentina. There was a time from the late 1990s to the early 2000s when the emerging powers Fiorentina, Parma, and Lazio made major reinforcements and joined the championship battle due to the expanding bubble of the calcio business. Under Sergio Cragnotti of major food manufacturer Cilio, Lazio made major reinforcements and rapidly became stronger.
However, the soccer bubble burst and the country went bankrupt due to excessive investment and loose finances. All clubs other than the traditional Big Three faced financial difficulties, and the structure of the Seven Sisters collapsed. After this, it became an era of three powerhouses: Juventus, AC Milan, and Inter.
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