A career in photos: 16 of the best De Rossi shots

Ahead of his final game for the club on Sunday, we asked our club photographers to pick out some of their favourite photos of Daniele De Rossi from down the years.

Here is their selection...

"Daniele's second goal for the Giallorossi [in May 2003] - just two weeks after his first. This one he celebrated more defiantly than the first though, an early hint of how passionately he was going to represent the club."

"One of the greatest nights, winning the Supercoopa against Inter at the San Siro in 2007. De Rossi decided the game with his penalty."

"An iconic moment from his career. Kissing the shirt, pointing to the badge, after scoring a vital goal in what we all thought was a title showdown with Mourinho's Inter Milan at the Olimpico in March 2010."

"This photo sums up the fan in De Rossi. Him celebrating - almost in the Curva Sud - after winning the derby in 2010."
 

"This photo sums up De Rossi as a leader. This was before a game against Genoa during the 2011-12 season - Francesco Totti was out, so De Rossi took the armband."

"An incredible goalline clearance against Napoli at the Olimpico... this photo sums up his determination, his complete refusal to ever give up."

"A photo to symbolise Roma and Romanismo. Daniele De Rossi facing the camera, with Francesco Totti in the foreground and a banner of Agostino Di Bartolomei hoisted in the background. An incredible trio, the pride of our club."

"Kissing the shirt, holding it tight... it's enough just to see this photo to understand the intensity of the moment. This was after a victory over Juventus at the Olimpico in 2017. De Rossi scored our first goal that night."

"A special celebration on a special day, the day Francesco Totti said goodbye to football. De Rossi celebrates under the Curva after his goal that, at the time, looked like it had clinched us Champions League football for the following season."

"On the night we came from behind to beat Barcelona in the Champions League, this photo of De Rossi celebrating with the Curva Sud sums up the pride we all felt that night."

"A photo that is certainly aesthetically striking. Daniele had just launched his shirt into the away end in Cagliari, after an important away win late in the 2017-18 season."

"There are not a great number of photos of De Rossi smiling - so we had to include this one. De Rossi savours the moment, with the full Curva behind him. Happiness in a photo."

"There are good moments and there are bad moments. Here he attempts to lift Diego Perotti, moments after the final whistle in Porto and a devastating Champions League exit."

"The passion, the fire in his eyes. That's Daniele. Here he celebrates a last-gasp winner in Frosinone this season."

"His last goal for the club - barring one on Sunday - against Sampdoria. A 1-0 win, secured through his determination to get that final touch in any way possible."

"Classic De Rossi - the roar, the rage, the passion after another battle won."