IN NUMBERS: DANIELE DE ROSSI’S ROMA CAREER
The full extent of Daniele De Rossi’s Roma career cannot be expressed in 10 numbers. But they can offer a first hint of what he meant to the club.
3: The number of braces De Rossi scored for Roma during his career (he never managed a hat-trick). They came against Chievo in Serie A in 2006 (4-4), in the Europa League against Gent in 2009 (7-1) and in the Champions League, in the 4-4 draw with Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 (4-4).
4: De Rossi scored four career goals against Chievo – the most of any opposing team.
5: The number of trophies De Rossi won during his career. With Roma that includes two Coppa Italia titles (2007 and 2008) and a Supercoppa (in 2007). With Italy he won the European Under-21 Championship in 2004, and the World Cup in 2006.
21: The number of squads De Rossi scored against in Serie A. In total he faced 40 different sides.
26+27+4+16: The complete list of numbers De Rossi wore during his Roma career. 26 was the number given to him on the occasions he was called up during the 2000-01 season, 27 he wore when he finally made his debut early in the 2001-02 campaign. He switched to No. 4 ahead of the 2004-05 season… and wore No. 16 – in tribute, in part, to Roy Keane – from 2005 onwards.
29: The number of league games De Rossi played against Lazio – his most common opponent.
32: The number of games De Rossi played against Javier Zanetti in all competitions – his most common Serie A opponent.
41: The number of games he played against Inter in all competitions – his most common opponent in all competitions.
55: The number of games he played during the 2006-07 season – his most common opponent.
63: The number of Champions League games he played in – including preliminaries. No player has represented Roma more times in the competition.
63: The number of goals he scored for Roma. 43 in Serie A, 13 in European competition, five in the Coppa Italia and two in the Supercoppa.
117: The number of games De Rossi played for Italy – the most capped Roma player of all time. He also scored 21 goals.
322: The number of games De Rossi won, from 616 in total. The rest: 141 draws and 153 defeats.
355: The number of games he played alongside Totti, his longest serving teammate.
616: The total number of appearances he made for Roma: second on the all-time list, behind only Totti.
6417: The number of days that passed between his first-team debut in October 2001 and his last game, in May 2019.