Atletico Roma Football Club
is an Italian football
club, based in Rome
. It is the third most popular team of the Italian capital city.
The club was founded in 1972
as A.S. Lodigiani
A.S. Lodigiani was known for having one of the finest Italian youth systems, with players such as Luigi Apolloni
, Valerio Fiori
, Emiliano Moretti
, Francesco Totti
and Antonio Candreva
among its former youth team footballers.
In 2003-04 Serie C2 it was bought by the family Tulli
of Group Cisco
, already owners of Cisco Calcio
in Serie D
(formerly called Cisco Tor Sapienza
and Cisco Collatino
) which becomes Lupa Frascati
, the next season.
In 2004-05 Serie C2 Lodigiani
was so renamed A.S. Cisco Lodigiani
and the next season A.S. Cisco Calcio Roma
(referred to as simply Cisco Roma
The team's colors were red and white.
The new Lodigiani
In 2005, was founded A.S.D. Lodigiani Calcio
, by some of the old club's directors, that becomes so the new Lodigiani, playing in the regional levels.
Cisco Roma played from 2005-06 to 2009-10 in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione
(formerly called Serie C2
), although it started the 2006-07 Serie C2
season with great ambitions of promotion, after signing former Celtic
, Sheffield Wednesday
, West Ham
star Paolo Di Canio
: it finished 2nd in Serie C2/C, but lost to Reggiana
in the promotion playoffs semifinals.
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