In addition, Lazio won the Supercoppa Italiana twice and defeated Manchester United in 1999 to win the European Super Cup.
Lazio started the 2009–10 season playing the Supercoppa against Inter in Beijing and winning the match 2–1, with goals from Matuzalém and Tommaso Rocchi.
Internationally, Lazio's fans maintain a long-standing strong friendship with the Sector B supporters of the Bulgarian club Levski Sofia and as such, Lazio were invited to participate in the centenary football match honoring the birthday of the Bulgarian club.
Resurgent AC Milan took a share of second place in the Serie A table by beating Lazio 2-0 at San Siro.
The club played in the first organised Serie A in 1929 and, led by legendary Italian striker Silvio Piola, achieved a second-place finish in 1937 – its highest pre-war result.
The all-time leading goalscorer for Lazio is Silvio Piola, with 149 goals scored. Piola, who played also with Pro Vercelli, Torino, Juventus and Novara, is also the highest goalscorer in Serie A history, with 274 goals. Simone Inzaghi is the all-time top goalscorer in the European Competitions, with 20 goals. He is also one of the five players who scored four goals in a single UEFA Champions League match.
Also on the Foro Italico lies the Stadio dei Marmi, or "marble stadium", which was built in 1932 and designed by Enrico Del Debbio. It has tiers topped by 60 white marble statues that were gifts from Italian cities in commemoration of 60 athletes.
Agriculture, crafts, animal husbandry and fishery are the main traditional sources of income. Agriculture is characterized by the cultivation of wine grapes, fruit, vegetables and olives.
12 – In the season 2003–2004, Curva Nord of Stadio Olimpico, as a sign of recognition towards the Curva Nord, considered the 12th man in the field.
With money running out, however, Lazio's results slowly worsened in the years. In 2002, a financial scandal involving Cragnotti and his food products multinational Cirio forced him to leave the club, and Lazio was controlled until 2004 by caretaker financial managers and a bank pool. This forced the club to sell their star players and even fan favourite captain Alessandro Nesta. In 2004, entrepreneur Claudio Lotito acquired the majority of the club.
Lazio is the sixth most supported football club in Italy and the second in Rome, with around 2% of Italian football fans supporting the club (according to La Repubblica's research of August 2008). Historically the largest section of Lazio supporters in the city of Rome has come from the far northern section, creating an arch-like shape across Rome with affluent areas such as Parioli, Prati, Flaminio, Cassia and Monte Mario.
Balde Diao Keita and Senad Lulic were both on target as Lazio secured their second home win of the season in Serie A by defeating Empoli 2-0.
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Società Podistica Lazio was founded on 9 January 1900 in the Prati district of Rome. Until 1910, the club played at an amateur level until it officially joined the league competition in 1912 as soon as the Italian Football Federation began organising championships in the center and south of Italy, and reached the final of the national championship playoff three times, but never won, losing in 1913 to Pro Vercelli, in 1914 to Casale and in 1923 to Genoa 1893.
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In 1998, during Sergio Cragnotti's period in charge, Società Sportiva Lazio became a listed company: Lazio were the first Italian club to do so. However, Cragnotti's ownership ended by the club was almost bankrupted.
With seven games played and an international break for the clubs to sit though, Lazio are fourth and only behind their local rivals Roma on goal difference. In many ways, this is where the Biancocelesti should More...
Lazio were forcibly relegated to Serie B in 1980 due to a remarkable scandal concerning illegal bets on their own matches, along with Milan. They remained in Italy's second division for three seasons in what would mark the darkest period in Lazio's history. They would return in 1983 and manage a last-day escape from relegation the following season. The 1984–85 season would prove harrowing, with a pitiful 15 points and bottom place finish.
Originally, Lazio wore a shirt which was divided into white and sky blue quarters, with black shorts and socks. After a while of wearing a plain white shirt very early on, Lazio reverted to the colours which they wear today. Some seasons Lazio have used a sky blue and white shirt with stripes, but usually it is sky blue with a white trim, with the white shorts and socks. The club's colours have led to their Italian nickname of biancocelesti.
AC Milan took down their Roman opposition Lazio at home thanks to crucial goals from Carlos Bacca and a M'baye Niang PK.
FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio has revealed that Serie A could be reduced from 20 teams to 18 in the near future in a bid to be more competitive. Juventus are the current Scudetto holders and are chasing their sixth-straight More...
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The following managers have all won at least one trophy when in charge of Lazio:
In 2000, Lazio became also the first Italian football club to be quoted on the Italian Piazza Affari stock market.
Napoli are now top of the league in Serie A, after beating Bologna with Juventus falling at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza against Inter. The Nerazzurri found in Mauro Icardi a great leader, with AC Milan winning thanks More...
In 2006, the club qualified to the 2006–07 UEFA Cup under coach Delio Rossi. The club, however, was excluded from European competitions due to their involvement in match-fixing scandal.
Udinese pressed for an equaliser and Argentine midfielder Rodrigo De Paul flash a 25-yard effort wide.
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Round six of action saw Inter and AC Milan slowed down as Juventus and Napoli keep up their good run and maintain the top two positions in Serie A. Roma lost to Torino and stay in mediocrity, whilst Lazio won again More...
Lazio was one of the few clubs that self-sustain from the financial support of shareholder, made an aggregate profit in recent seasons. Unlike Inter and Roma which were sanctioned by UEFA due to UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations, Lazio passed the regulations with high achievements. Claudio Lotito also received a prize due to Lazio's financial health.
Striker Keita fired home in the 29th minute and Bosnian midfielder Lulic made sure of the points by heading home in the final minute as Lazio climbed up to fifth place in the table. Empoli remain in the bottom three.
Lazio had two more Coppa Italia triumphs in 1998 and 2004, as well as the last ever UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1999. They also reached the UEFA Cup, but lost 0–3 against Internazionale.
In 1927, Lazio was the only major Roman club which resisted the Fascist regime's attempts to merge all the city's teams into what would become A.S. Roma the same year.
The gap between Juventus and Napoli widened at the top of Serie A, as the Bianconeri won in Empoli and the Partenopei lost to Atalanta. Behind them, AC Milan snatched a crazy 4-3 victory over Sassuolo, whilst Inter More...
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Ciro Immobile scored twice as Lazio won 3-0 at Udinese to move third in Serie A.
The club had their first major success in 1958, winning the domestic cup. In 1974, they won their first Serie A title. The past 15 years have been the most successful period in Lazio's history, seeing them win the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Super Cup in 1999, the Serie A title in 2000, several domestic cups and reaching their first UEFA Cup final in 1998.
Fabio Guardabasso spoke to GianlucaDiMarzio.com about the forward, who has scored nine goals in just four appearances for Lazio's Primavera (youth) side this term, and said City scouts have already paid a visit to the Eternal City to take a closer look.
Lazio were Serie A runners-up in 1995, third in 1996 and fourth in 1997, then losing the championship just by one point to Milan on the last championship's match in 1999 before, with the likes of Siniša Mihajlović, Alessandro Nesta, Marcelo Salas and Pavel Nedvěd in the side, winning its second Scudetto in 2000, as well as the Coppa Italia double with Sven-Göran Eriksson (1997–2001) as manager.
During the 1989–90 season, Lazio and Roma played their games at the Stadio Flaminio of Rome, located in the district Flaminio, because of the renovation works carried out at the Stadio Olimpico.