With just four Serie A titles between AS Roma and Lazio, the Rome derby – or the Derby della Capitale – is more about local bragging rights than where silverware might head when domestic campaigns reach their conclusions.

A winning goal for the Giallorossi or Biancocelesti against their neighbours can bring cult hero status for players and a long-standing bond that can last a lifetime. However, it has not always stopped players crossing the same-city divide, and is possibly more common that you think.

Gianluca Mancini and Mattia Zaccagni square up in the Rome Derby, or Derby della Capitale, between AS Roma and Lazio. (Photo: Getty)

Every player to have played for both AS Roma and Lazio

Fulvio Bernardini

The first person to cross the Roman divide became a hero on both sides of the capital. After scoring 70 goals in 104 appearances for Lazio, Bernardini spent two seasons with Inter. Before a decade with the Giallorossi, that brought induction into the Roma Hall of Fame in 2012. The midfielder would coach both clubs after hanging up his boots in 1943 and took the Biancocelesti to their first domestic trophy – winning the 1957/58 Coppa Italia.

Attilio Ferraris

Ferraris transferred from Roma to Lazio after winning the 1934 World Cup, but later rejoined Roma after playing for Bari. Three years after retiring in 1944, the defensive midfielder collapsed during a veterans match and died at the age of 43.

Piero Pastore

The Padova-born striker broke made a first-team debut for Juventus at just 15 years old and then moved between AC Milan and Lazio four times in eight years. After ending his career with a four-game cameo at Roma, he became an actor and appeared in Roman Holiday, which also featured a starring role from Audrey Hepburn.

Luigi Allemandi

Another 1934 World Cup winner, who had minimal success at club level, including 50 games with Roma from 1935 to 1937. As he approached the end of his career, the left-back made a handful of appearances for the Biancocelesti.

Arne Selmosson

The Swedish international found his feet in Italy with Udinese and then moved to Lazio in 1955, and netted 31 times in 101 games. After three years with the Aquile, Selmosson made the short journey across town to the Giallorossi, where he was just as prolific. Also becoming the first player to score for both clubs in the Derby della Capitale.

Sergio Petrelli

After spending three seasons with Roma and scoring against Lazio, the defender joined the Biancocelesti and played a vital role in the 1973/74 Serie A title success.

Astutillo Malgioglio

A career largely as an understudy goalkeeper brought just 44 Serie A outings, but included a solitary match for the Giallorossi and 20 for Lazio immediately after leaving Roma.

Lionello Manfredonia

Over 200 games in a 10-year stay at Lazio was tainted by three-year ban for match-fixing, which also contributed to the Biancocelesti being relegated to Serie B. After winning Serie A and the Intercontinental Cup with Juventus, Manfredonia spent the last two seasons of his career with Roma.

Fabrizio Di Mauro

After progressing through the Roma youth ranks, Di Mauro lifted the Coppa Italia with the Giallorossi in 1991, but lost the UEFA Cup Final that year to Inter. Fiorentina signed the midfielder 12 months later and he would eventually appear 20 times for Lazio on loan from the Viola.

Luigi Di Biagio

Despite making his Serie A debut for Lazio during the 1988/89 season, the midfield enforcer enjoyed spells with Monza and Foggia in the lower tiers of Italian football before returning to the Italian capital and spending four years with Roma.

Sinisa Mihajlovic

The Serie A all-time record free-kick-scoring defender joined Roma as a wide midfielder in 1992 and spent an unhappy two seasons with the Giallorossi. After being converted to a centre-back by Sven-Goran Eriksson at Sampdoria, though, he excelled and eventually followed the Swede to Lazio, and won the domestic double in 1999/00.

Francesco Colonnese

A journeyman career saw the full-back make five Serie A appearances for Roma during a three-year stay and another 12 for Lazio when he returned to the Stadio Olimpico, but did lift the 2004 Coppa Italia as an unused substitute.

Angelo Peruzzi

The career of the legendary Italian goalkeeper began with Roma in 1987, but after struggling to become first-choice with the Giallorossi moved to Juventus, where he helped them win the UEFA Cup and Champions League. After a season with Inter, Peruzzi joined Lazio and played over 200 games for the Biancocelesti.

Diego Fuser

While flying down the Lazio right flank between 1992 and 1998, Fuser became a cult hero with the Biancocelesti and won the Coppa Italia in his final campaign in Rome. However, after three seasons with Parma, the Italian international joined arch rivals Roma and became enemy number one for Aquile supporters.

Roberto Muzzi

The striker realised a boyhood dream when making his Serie A debut with Roma in February 1990 and remained at the club until 1994, before having success with Cagliari and Udinese. That form brought a return to the capital with Lazio in 2003, and although he only found the net four times in Serie A, helped them narrowly avoid relegation in 2004/05.

Aleksander Kolarov for AS Roma. (@ASRomaEN)

Sebastiano Siviglia

After more than a decade with clubs in the lower reaches of Italian football, Siviglia was signed by champions Roma in the summer of 2001 to deputise for wing-back Cafu, but only made five Serie A appearances for the Giallorossi. However, despite joining Lazio in 2005 at 31 years old, played over 150 games for the Biancocelesti.

Aleksandar Kolarov

The Serbian full-back moved to Italy in 2007 and made his name with Lazio through his tenacity in the tackle and ferocious left foot, and moved to Premier League side Manchester City within three years. After winning every domestic trophy available in England, Kolarov was enticed back to the capital by Roma and spent three seasons with the Giallorossi.

Aleksandar Kolarov in action for AS Roma. [@OfficialASRoma]


After a decade with Barcelona and a five-year spell with Chelsea, an ageing Pedro moved to Roma ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, but only spent a season with the Giallorossi. Few expected the Spaniard’s next move to be across the capital to Lazio, but the attacker has won over the Biancocelesti supporters and became the third man to score for both sides in the Derby della Capitale.

Alessio Romagnoli

A star of the Roma youth system was whisked away by AC Milan in 2012 before turning 20, but had to wait a decade before he lifted silverware as Rossoneri captain, when they won the 2021/22 Serie A title. However, domestic success could not keep the defender at the San Siro, and Romagnoli joined Lazio as a free agent that summer.

Luca Pellegrini

The left-sided defender or midfielder began his career with Roma, but was quickly signed by Juventus after a handful of appearances for the Giallorossi. Several loan spells away from the Turin giants followed, including a half-season stay at Lazio during the 2022/23 campaign.