Lazio Logo

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The modern logo of the Roman sports community “Lazio” includes an image of an eagle as a heritage of Roman heraldry. It symbolizes fearlessness and a fighting spirit. The graphics reflect the brand’s commitment to its past and affiliation with the administrative region.

Lazio: Brand overview

Founded:9 January 1900
Founder:Claudio Lotito
Headquarters:
Rome, Italy
Website:sslazio.it

S.S. Lazio was formed after the revival of the Olympics in 1900. From the beginning, the athletes’ uniforms were white and sky blue, like the national flag of the Greeks, the founders of the Olympic movement.

When choosing a name for the sports community, its founders decided to denote affiliation to the capital without mentioning it (at that time, there was already a sports community called Gimnastica Roma). Ultimately, they used the name of the administrative region Lazio, which includes Rome. Consequently, now more fans of the “eagles” support the team in their surroundings than in the Eternal City.

Meaning and History

Lazio Logo History

“Lazio” was created as a multi-sport athletic society (Societa Podistica Lazio), with running, swimming, and gymnastics as its priority sports. Since 1927, the organization has been called Societa Sportiva Lazio S.p.A., reflected in the Lazio logo in the form of the abbreviation S.S.

The eagle on the Lazio logo is a legacy of Roman symbolism. In the times of the Roman Empire, the most fearless legions adopted the image of a golden eagle as their symbol. This bird was depicted on the first versions of the football team’s emblem, then it was removed and added several times. In 1958, the eagle finally became established in the “Lazio” emblem. The eagle (more precisely, the female eagle) is named Olympia, corresponding to the club’s roots.

What is Lazio?

“Lazio,” short for Società Sportiva Lazio, is an Italian football club founded in 1900. It has won the national championship twice (in 1974 and 2000) and has been the holder of Coppa Italia seven times. At the professional level, the team competes in Serie A, the country’s top league. The team’s first significant success came in 1958 when it won the national cup. The club plays its home matches at the capital stadium “Foro Italico,” which it shares with its main rival – “Roma.”

1900 – 1914

Lazio Logo 1900-1914

One of the first logos of “Lazio” depicted an eagle – a classic symbol of the Roman Empire. The proud bird is also associated with Zeus, allowing the club’s owners to pay tribute to the cultural-historical heritage of Ancient Greece. This explains the choice of color – a combination of blue and white. The eagle sits on a triangular shield, folding its wings, and clutches a ribbon with the inscription “S. PODISTICA LAZIO,” where “S.” stands for “Società.”

1914 – 1921

Lazio Logo 1914-1921

To dispel any doubts about the eagle’s origin, “Lazio” adopted an emblem in the form of a round bas-relief on a pedestal with the inscription “ROMA.” The text “SOCIETÀ PODISTICA LAZIO” was arranged around the circle’s outer edge. The bird’s wing covers the letters “I” and “E” in the first word.

1921 – 1925

Lazio Logo 1921-1925

Until 1925, the club used a graphic symbol in the form of a triangular shield. The heraldic element was divided into two parts. Above was a gray polygon with the inscription “S.P. LAZIO.” Below was a simple pattern consisting of vertical stripes in blue and white.

1925 – 1940

Lazio Logo 1925-1940

In 1925, the team was renamed Società Sportiva Lazio, which was reflected in the following emblem. A new graphic symbol appeared in 1927 when “Lazio” refused to merge with other sports organizations to create the fascist club AS Roma. Despite this, it was forced to change its emblem, adding wooden sticks with an ax, one of the main symbols of fascism.

1940 – 1941

Lazio Logo 1940-1941

At the beginning of the 1940s, the triangular shield was replaced by a horizontal rectangle. The lower (white) part contained fasces and an ax, while the upper (blue) part featured a spread-winged eagle.

1941 – 1943

Lazio Logo 1941-1943

After a redesign, the emblem took the form of a shield with a triangular top and a sharp base. The club retained the traditional blue and white stripes reminiscent of Ancient Greece and complemented the fascist symbolism with the inscription “S.S. LAZIO.”

1943 – 1958

Lazio Logo 1943-1958

The team’s new logo is a vertical shield with three blue and two white lines. The wooden sticks with an ax disappeared, leaving only the abbreviation “S.S. LAZIO.”

1958 – 1960

Lazio Logo 1958-1960

In 1958, the team returned to its classic: a triangular heraldic shield with an eagle in the upper part. The inscription and stripes remained in place.

1960 – 1961

Lazio Logo 1960-1961

From a compositional point of view, nothing changed – only the drawing style was updated. It became very simple and blurry.

1961 – 1962

Lazio Logo 1961-1962

The artist depicted a triangular shield divided into three parts. In the upper part was the inscription “sLs,” to the left was a white diagonal line on a blue background, and to the right was an eagle flying over a yellow football.

1962 – 1963

Lazio Logo 1962-1963

The elements remained the same, but the shape of the emblem changed. Now, it’s a quadrangular shield with a sharp base. Instead of the letters “sLs” in the upper part, the word “LAZIO” was written.

1963 – 1973

Lazio Logo 1963-1973

The designers made the lower part of the shield round and combined all the elements. In this version, the eagle and the ball are separated by a white diagonal line on a blue background.

1973 – 1978

Lazio Logo 1973-1978

In the 1970s, another version of the logo with an eagle appeared. The bird sits on a shield, in the upper part of which the inscription “S.S. LAZIO” is placed. The traditional pattern of blue and white stripes was preserved, but thanks to the brown contours, it looks new.

1978 – 1988

Lazio Logo 1978-1988

In the 1980s, the club used a logo in the form of a hexagon with rounded sides. Inside was the word “LAZIO,” an abstract image of an eagle (head and wings) and a blue geometric figure resembling an inverted triangle.

1988 – 1993

Lazio Logo 1988-1993

The bird returned, sitting on a rectangular shield with a sharp base. In this version, it hardly resembles an eagle, as the artists drew it schematically, without strict adherence to proportions.

1993 – 1998

Lazio Logo 1993-1998

In 1993, the logo took on a modern look. The eagle looks imposing, with its predatory profile, sharp claws, and abundance of details. The shield is broadly framed by the inscription “S.S. LAZIO.” Only three of the five vertical stripes remained: two blue and one white.

1998 – 2008

Lazio Logo 1998-2008

The designers made the eagle yellow-gold and changed the proportions of some elements.

2008 – today

Lazio Logo 2008-Present

After the redesign, the bird looked the same as in 1993 but remained golden. The frame around the shield acquired a wide blue outline.

Font and Colors

Lazio sign

The modern emblem is a modernized version of the original logo. “Lazio” has often been criticized for the eagle, which was associated with fascism. In reality, this sign has nothing to do with fascist symbolism, as the team appeared in 1900 – 21 years before the founding of the National Fascist Party. The bird is associated with the Roman Empire, where it denoted success and power.

Lazio emblem

The club’s name is written in bold italic with serifs. The blue inscription is on the shield, which combines two colors from the ancient Greek cultural heritage: blue and white. The eagle is golden, so it stands out against the general background.

Lazio color codes

Sky BlueHex color:#87d8f7
RGB:135 216 247
CMYK:45 13 0 3
Pantone:PMS 305 C
Dark Midnight BlueHex color:#15366f
RGB:21 54 111
CMYK:8 51 0 56
Pantone:PMS 294 C
GoldenrodlHex color:#d7a819
RGB:215 168 25
CMYK:0 22 88 16
Pantone:PMS 124 C