95 years ago, on 8 October 1922, Nils Leidholm was born in Valdemarsvik, Sweden. He would become one of the most important men in Roma’s history…
Liedholm took charge of Roma in 1973, in what would be the first of four spells at the club. His first started in December 1973 and lasted four seasons.
With the election of president Dino Viola, Liedholm returned to Roma in 1979, and would embark on one of the great runs of Italian football.
On 8 May 1983, Liedholm’s Roma – with players like Falcao, Di Bartolomei, Conti and Pruzzo – won the second Scudetto in the club’s history.
Beyond that Scudetto, Liedholm’s Roma also won the Coppa Italia three times (1980, 1981 and 1984) and reached the final of the European Cup in 1984.
He left the Roma bench at the end of the 1983-84 season but would return for a two-year spell from 1987-89.
His last spell in charge came at the end of the 1996-97 campaign, partnering with Ezio Sella to help ease the club away from danger.
With 442 games in charge for the club, he holds the all-time record among Roma coaches.
No-one has won as many games as Liedholm, either, as he also picked up 143 draws and 108 defeats.
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