AS Roma’s End of Season Grades


Roma’s season will draw to a close after tomorrow’s clash in Modena against Sassuolo. The Giallorossi have already sealed their place in next season’s Champions League and the only thing left to decide is if they will finish in the third or fourth position. As the curtains come down on their campaign, Roma can certainly be proud of what they’ve accomplished this term after having made it all the way to the semi-finals of the Champions League while also finishing in the top four to ensure European football next season, which is by all accounts a successful campaign. Here, though, are Roma’s individuals’ grades on a scale of 10 (for players who made at least 10 appearances in all competitions):

Alisson (GK): 9
Without question, the Brazilian was the strongest goalkeeper in all of Serie A this season and has seen his name catapult into the discussion of the best in the world. The former Internacional man consistently played the role of hero throughout the season.

Alessandro Florenzi (RB): 4.5
Florenzi undoubtedly had his worst season as a top-flight professional. Nothing seemed to go right for him as he was, by far, one of the worst at the back for Roma

Bruno Peres (RB): 5.5
Peres had another underwhelming season at Roma and will leave the club this summer. His miracle foot-save against Shakhtar, though, is a memory that will last forever.

Kostas Manolas (CB): 6.5
Vastly improved after having a big drop off in form in the 2016-2017 season. His headed goal in the latter portion of the second leg against Barcelona will be forever etched into the history of AS Roma.

Federico Fazio (CB): 7
Another strong season for the big Argentinian international. Fazio was one of the most consistent performers for Roma.

Juan Jesus (CB): 5.5
The Brazilian wasn’t nearly as bad as he was in the 2016-2017, but that’s not saying much. He had very good stretches in form during the winter months but, as always, he found himself prone to amateur-level mistakes.

Aleksandar Kolarov (LB): 8
Perhaps the best left back of the season in Serie A. Kolarov showed incredible technical ability and provided a bevy of sensational assists this term.

Lorenzo Pellegrini (MF): 5.5
Not bad, but not good, either. The promising youngster had a very underwhelming campaign at Roma, though, you’d expect big things come next season.

Gerson (MF): 5
Besides bagging a brace in anincredible performance in Firenze, it’s difficult to recall many good moments from the young Brazilian.

Daniele De Rossi (MF): 6
The captain started the season incredibly slow, however, he really kicked on during the winter and spring months.

Maxime Gonalons (MF): 5
The Frenchman was very, very poor and wildly inconsistent in his maiden campaign in Italy.

Radja Nainggolan (MF): 6.5
The Belgian international saw a large drop-off in goal production, though, his assists numbers were strong. Roma will hope, however, the player from the 2016-2017 season returns next year.

Kevin Strootman (MF): 6
Again, not terrible, but not great, either. Strootman seemed to drop a level this season as he appeared to be very slow and indecisive.

Cengiz Ünder (RW): 7.5
It took him some time to settle, but once he did, the young Turk flashed moments of world class ability. The best part is that Ünder still has loads of untapped potential.

Patrik Schick (ST): 5.5
Given the huge price tag, it’s safe to say Schick was very underwhelming. He was hampered by injuries, but nonetheless, he had a very disappointing campaign.

Gregoire Defrel (ST): 5
A dud of a season for the Frenchman. Between injuries and missing easy opportunities, it was a season to forget for the former Sassuolo man.

Edin Dzeko (ST): 9.5
Single-handedly carried Roma’s attack despite having inconsistent service from his fellow attackers and midfielders throughout the season. Without question, Roma’s most important player.

Stephan El Shaarawy (LW): 6
Another player who was inconsistent throughout the campaign. El Shaarawy’s habit of going back and forth between sensational and invisible between matches is frustrating.

Diego Perotti (LW): 6
Perotti showed plenty of class this season, however, a player of his calibre must certainly score more than 5 league goals in a season.

Manager Eusebio Di Francesco: 7.5
Accomplished something the club haven’t been able to achieve in nearly three decades by making it to the Champions League semi-finals. He certainly left plenty to be desired in the league, especially from November through February, however, you can’t describe his first season at Roma as anything other than “successful”.

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