AS Roma's Starting 11 of the Last 30 Years

James RiggioContributor ISeptember 28, 2010

AS Roma's Starting 11 of the Last 30 Years

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    Francesco Totti is without question the most popular player in club history.Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

    Now 34, Francesco Totti has been with AS Roma since he was a teenager. Many feel Totti is one of the most talented to ever play the game, even though his accolades may not suggest it. With the ability to play a number of positions, Totti helped Roma win the 2001 Scudetto and has kept the club knocking on the door of northern sides Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus for years.

Franco Tancredi

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    Now the goalkeeper coach for England's National Team, Tancredi was a star with Roma for many years.Michael Regan/Getty Images

    Franco Tancredi was a star goalkeeper with Roma in the 1980s, and now assists Fabio Capello with the goalies for England's national team.

Aldair

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    Aldair was a legendary Roma defenderClaudio Villa/ Grazia Neri/Getty Images

    Brazilian defender Aldair was one of the best in AS Roma history.

Christian Panucci

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    Christian Panucci played a key role in Roma's winning of the Scudetto in 2001.Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

    Christian Panucci bounced around a lot early in his career, but found a home with AS Roma and became one of the club's best defenders ever.

Sebastiano Nela

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    Nela was a rock for Roma in the back in the 1980sGetty Images/Getty Images

    Sebastiano Nela was one of Roma's greatest players of the 1980s.

Agostino Di Bartolomei

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    One of the most underrated players ever.David Cannon/Getty Images

    Agostino Di Bartolomei was the captain for Roma when it played Liverpool for the European Cup in 1984. Sadly, he killed himself in 1994. Many regard him as the greatest player to never earn a cap for Italy's Senior National Team.

Giuseppe Giannini

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    Giannini was a star for both Italy and Roma.Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

    Giannini was a star with both Roma and Italy, especially in the 1990 World Cup. Now a coach, he has stated that he would love to coach Roma one day.

Daniele De Rossi

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    Daniele DeRossi has been given the title of vice-captain behind Francesco Totti. Another native from the Lidio di Ostia neighborhood of Rome, DeRossi has become one of the world's top midfielders.

Bruno Conti

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    Before there was Francesco Totti, baseball-player-turned-winger Bruno Conti was the most popular Roma player ever. In fact, Conti had a chance to move to the United States at age 13 to play baseball, but elected to remain at home with soccer.

Marco Del Vecchio

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    Marco DelVecchio was an underrated lefty who almost led Italy to the Euro 2000 title.

Vincenzo Montella

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    Montella celebrates one of his many goals with Roma by pretending he is an airplane.

Francesco Totti

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    Claudio Villa/Getty Images

    No player has made an impact on this club more than Totti. He is simply the best player in the history of the club.

    Note to fans: Photographs of Falcao and Roberto Pruzzo were not available, which is why they are absent from this team.

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