Associazione Sportiva Roma, (BIT: ASR) commonly referred to as simply Roma, is an Italian professional football club from Rome, and are currently amongst the most elite clubs of Europe. Founded by a merger in 1927, Roma have participated at the top-tier of Italian football for all of their existence bar one season in the early 1950s. For their 57th season in a row, Roma are competing in Serie A for 2008-09.
Roma have won Serie A three times, first in 1941-42 then again in 1982-83 and 2000-01. As well as winning nine Coppa Italia trophies; on the European stage Roma won an Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1960-61, but have had come close to success finishing as runners-up in the European Cup in 1983-84 and the UEFA Cup in 1990-91.
Home games are played at the Stadio Olimpico, a stadium they share with rivals SS Lazio. With a capacity of over 72,700 it is the second largest of its kind in Italy, with only the San Siro able to seat more. Currently A.S. Roma are the Coppa Italia holders in Italian football.