Lottomatica Roma
Roster
No.PlayerCountryPos.HeightBorn
5 GIACHETTI, JACOPO Italy Guard 1.90 1983
6 GIGLI, ANGELO Italy Forward 2.09 1983
7 JAABER, IBRAHIM USA Guard 1.88 1984
8 TONOLLI, ALESSANDRO Italy Forward 2.02 1974
9 HUTSON, ANDRE USA Forward 2.02 1979
10 TOURE, HERVE France Forward 2.04 1982
11 CROSARIOL, ANDREA Italy Center 2.10 1984
13 DATOME, LUIGI Italy Forward 2.02 1987
14 DE LA FUENTE, RODRIGO Spain Forward 2.00 1976
15 WINSTON, KENNEDY USA Forward 1.98 1984
16 CASALE, GIULIO Italy Guard 1.85 1990
18 MINARD, RICKY USA Guard 1.96 1982
19 DI PASQUALE, ALESSANDRO Italy Forward 1.94 1992
19 D'ALESSIO, DARIO Italy Guard 1.82 1991
20 VITALI, LUCA Italy Guard 2.00 1986
 Head Coach    
  BONICIOLLI, MATTEO Italy    

Team latest news

Virtus Rome lands Morgan, Sandri

Virtus Roma bolstered its roster for the upcoming season by inking center Jordan Morgan and small forward Daniele Sandri this weekend. Morgan (2.03 meters, 22 years old) arrives from the University of Michigan. Sandri (1.97 meters, 23 years old) arrives from PMS Torino of the Italian second division.

Club info
After a couple of years with results under the expected standard for a club of this level, Virtus Rome bounced back with a vengeance last season and it's ready to take another go at the Eurocup almost 30 years after its only continental crown. Founded in 1960, Virtus Roma has been one of the strongest names in the Italian League and Europe for many years. Due to playing in a top-level domestic competition, the club never amassed armfuls of titles, but it was Italian League champion in 1983 and Euroleague king in 1984, defeating Barcelona in the finals in come-from-behind fashion. Larry Wright helped the team rally from a 16-point second-half deficit to lift the 1984 Euroleague trophy with the help of Clarence Kea, Renzo Tombolato and Fulvio Polesello. Rome also added a Korac Cup title in 1992, under the name of Il Messaggero, downing Scavolini Pesaro in the two-game final. Dino Radja led Rome to the trophy with the help of Rick Mahorn, Roberto Premier and Andrea Niccolai. The early 1990s was a great time for Rome, which brought in world-renowned players like Mahorn, Radja, Danny Ferry and Brian Shaw, but despite being highly competitive, no more titles were won. The 2002-03 season was an important one for Rome, then led by star guard Carlton Myers. The team soared to one of its best regular seasons ever in the Italian League with a 25-9 record and it rolled into the playoff semifinals, which also qualified Rome for the 2003-04 Euroleague. Even though it failed to advance to the Top 16 in its return to the continent's top competition, the Eternal City was a hot spot again for basketball. The club proved that by landing Dejan Bodiroga and head coach Svetislav Pesic, both recent Euroleague champs, in the summer of 2005. Rome instantly improved its results, posting the best regular season record in the ULEB Cup and making it to the quarterfinals, before going out to former champion Hapoel Jerusalem. Rome also reached the Italian League semifinals and lost the Italian Cup final in overtime. The 2007-08 season proved that Rome was back among the elite as it reached the Euroleague Top 16 and the Italian League finals. Roma went back to the Euroleague Top 16 in 2008-09, but suffered an early exit in the Italian League quarterfinals. In its last European appearance, Acea Rome reached the Euroleague Top 16 in 2010-11, but didn't reach the Playoffs due to a 2-4 record that earned the team a third place. Last season, Rome had a great performance in the Italian League as it reached the final series, where it lost to Montepaschi Siena. The team also reached the Cup semifinals. Now, back to the Eurocup, Acea Rome is hoping to keep its momentum going and will try to demonstrate it is back where it belongs.
Trophy Case
Euroleague
1984
International Cup
1984
Korac Cup
1986, 1992
Italian League
1982-83
Italian Supercup
2000
President Claudio Toti
Address Piazza Apollodoro 10, 00196 Roma, Italy
Arena PALAZZETTO DELLO SPORT
Tel. +39 06 3600 2439
Fax +39 06 3222 689