Roma Logo

Roma Logo

While Associazione Sportiva Roma has gone through a whole succession of logotypes, you can definitely pick out recurrent elements and themes. For instance, the wolf theme and the shield shape, both of which have been present in the majority of the logotypes the football club has had so far.

Meaning and history Roma Logo

Roma Logo history

Why are there two babies and a wolf on the shield? The babies are Romulus and Remus, the two twins from the famous Italian legend describing how Rome was founded. The boys, who were kidnapped from their mother, were raised by a wolf and, after multiple adventures, decided to found a city. They couldn’t agree, though, how to call it, so they started fighting and fought so savagely that Romulus eventually killed his brother.

The Roma logo apparently depicts La Lupa Capitolina (“the Capitoline Wolf”), the famous bronze sculpture of the mythical she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus.

Old logo

Old Roma Logo

The very first football club logo, which was adopted in 1927, comprised the depiction of the statue with the monogram “ASR” (Associazione Sportiva Roma) below. The symbol was placed inside a shield shape.

Symbol

Roma Symbol

Three years later, a simpler roundel emblem was introduced, where only the letters could be seen. The legendary Roma symbol made a return, though, in 1934. Back were the shield shape and the wolf.

In 1945, the club returned to the monogram logo, although it now looked differently – the interlacing letters were surrounded with a shield shape divided into two fields, red and yellow.

Emblem

Roma emblem

Since then, the Roma emblem has gone through more than ten redesigns. While some of them were just subtle modifications, there were also quite a few major overhauls.

The 2016 Roma logo depicts the legendary wolf statue with the lettering “ROMA” and the date 1927 below. Again, the shield is divided into yellow and red fields. The overall look of the emblem reminds the original one.

Font

The sans serif font featured on the Roma logo has a traditional feel. It may look even old-fashioned, yet, taking into consideration the overall style of the logo and the way it emphasizes the history of the club, this choice doesn’t seem out of place at all.

Color

Color Roma Logo

The primary colors of the logo are imperial purple and golden yellow. The palette actually coincides with the colors of Rome – it is also featured on the official seal of the Comune di Roma. Both the colors are supposed to symbolize Roman imperial dignity.

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