For the first time in the club's history, AS Roma will wear a special kit for the Derby Della Capitale against Lazio on December 4. The new kit honours AS Roma’s unique bond with the Eternal City, with a red body and metallic gold details evoking the tunics and bronze helmets historically worn by the Roman legions.
A world where Francesco Totti plays for anyone else other than Roma is a world we wouldn't want to live in. A legend in world football, but a god to the people of Roma. Into his 679th season with the Italian giants, Totti is still turning up, scoring goals and doing it all in trademark style. Obviously, there was only one man to call when it came to showcasing the special kit.
A gold AS Roma crest takes centre stage on the front of the shirt, and as an ode to city pride, the collar has a maroon band with ‘SPQR’ knitted on the back. The acronym stands for “Senatus Populusque Romanus,’ which translates from Latin as “The Roman Senate and People” (the government of ancient Rome). For more than 2,000 years these initials have been used to represent Rome, from the standards held aloft by the Roman legions to today on the city’s red and gold coat of arms. Let our friend Francesco, with his rugged good looks model the kit below.
One last word for Totti's custom Tiempo Legend 6 boots below. That elasticated fold over tongue – that's the level of personalisation you can demand when you're one of football's most cultured and legendary figures. The thought of someone making Totti a bespoke pair of boots every time a new colourway comes out makes us smile. You wish you were Francesco Totti, don't you?
Smart, very smart. It'll mean nowt if they don't bring home the points at Lazio though.