Roma Logo

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Meaning and history

Roma Logo history

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.

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.

1927 – 1930

Roma Logo 1927The 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.

1930 – 1934

Roma Logo 1930Three 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.

1934 – 1945

Roma Logo 1934

1945 – 1949

Roma Logo-1945

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.

1949 – 1950s

Roma Logo-1949

1950s – 1960s

Roma Logo-1950

1960s

Roma Logo-1960

Roma Logo-1960s

1960s – 1970s

Roma Logo-1960-70

1970s – 1979

1979 – 1997

Roma Logo 1979

1997 – 2000

Roma Logo 1997

2000 – 2013

Roma Logo 2000

2013 – 2016

Roma Logo 2013

2016 – Today

Roma logoThe 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.