Francesco Totti sits atop his throne at launch of gold 25th anniversary boots

A perfect celebration of Il Capitano’s 25 seasons with Roma

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Francesco Totti is celebrating his 25th season with his beloved Roma and to mark the occasion, Nike released gorgeous limited-edition gold Tiempos ahead of Sunday’s Rome derby.


But the launch event in Rome was equally fitting, as Totti was given a proper throne to sit on while looking out over his adoring subjects. Each step leading up to Totti bore the name of previous ruler of Rome, with his own at the top.

Though his playing time has dwindled, Totti’s love of Roma has not diminished over the years. From Reuters:

“Rome is the most beautiful city in the world,” he added. “From one moment to the next, it takes your breath away with narrow streets and stunning scenery.

“Sure, I might have won more trophies elsewhere but my loyalty to Roma was like winning the Champions League to me.”

Here’s to another 25.