One of the high flyers in the Italian league is Società Sportiva Lazio, also known as SS Lazio. The Italian football club is based in Rome, the capital of Italy and the third most populous city in the European Union. Lazio, who are second on the league table, are mostly known for its football activity.
The Serie A club nicknamed the ‘Biancocelesti’ (The White and Sky Blues) and the ‘Le Aquile’ (The Eagles) was established in 1990 and have played in the top-flight ever since. Having spent most of their history in the Serie A, Lazio won their first major trophy in 1958, winning the domestic cup. The club also lifted the Italian league twice in 1974 and 2000. The club also won the Serie B when they got relegated in the 1968–69 season.
The Biancocelesti also won the Coppa Italia seven times, the Supercoppa Italiana four times, and also lifted both the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and UEFA Super Cup. The club’s kit colors are sky blue shirts and white shorts with white socks. According to the club, the colors represent Rome’s ancient Hellenic legacy.
Lazio play their home games at the Stadio Olimpico and the stadium, which the club shares with city rivals AS Roma, can contain over 72,000 people. After San Siro, the stadium is the second-largest stadia in Italy. The club will take over the stadium when Roma leave for the Stadio Della Roma in late 2020.
The club is managed by Simone Inzaghi and has a long-standing rivalry with Roma and since 1929, the two clubs have contested the Derby Della Capitale (“Derby of the capital city”). Lazio are mostly supported across Rome in Italy. Due to a severe economic crisis in 2002 that forced president Sergio Cragnotti out of the club along with several star players being sold, Lazio’s success in the league declined.
Despite initially not having a relation with the male and female professional team that was incorporated as S.S. Lazio S.p.A., the founder of Società Sportiva Lazio allowed the club to participate in over 40 sports disciplines in total, more than any other sports association in the world.
Sergej Milinković-Savić, commonly known as Sergej, is the highest-paid player in the club. He pockets a weekly wage of €90,000. The club’s captain and striker Ciro Immobile is the second earner in the club. The Italian earns €82,000-per week.
SS Lazio Player Salaries 2020, Age & Wages