For the past two years, we've undertaken the daunting task of ranking the players on Roma's roster. From the spare parts to the stars in the making, we tried our best to sort through and categorize the two dozen or so players lucky enough to suit up for Roma. In our first edition, in 2019, Nicolo Zaniolo stood atop the heap as the future face of the franchise, while guys like Stephan El Shaarawy and Kostas Manolas weren't far behind. In 2020 we ran it back again with Zaniolo retaining his crown as the future king of the club while Chris Smalling and Jordan Veretout occupied the rung just below.
We'll have the 2021 version coming up later this spring but with so much fan debate focused on which Roma players are actually worth their salaries, I thought it might be interesting to turn the task over to you, the reader.
Roma has cycled through four managers since Rudi Garcia was fired in January of 2016 and are now, with the hiring of Tiago Pinto earlier this season, on their fourth director of sport/general manager in that same span. The result, as you may have guessed, is a hodgepodge of those various approaches, leaving Roma with a rather, shall we say, interesting roster.
There is certainly no shortage of variety on the Roma payroll, but which players are pulling their weight and which ones can we do without?
In order to answer that question, we need your input. Cast your votes in the form below (or via this link) and we'll use your feedback when constructing our definitive rankings later this spring. For each player, you will rank them on a five-point scale, ranging from disposable (1) to indispensable (5). To give this scale further context, consider these explanations:
1: Players they can cut without missing a beat.
2: A good relief player during times of injury or packed fixture lists.
3: An average player/intermittent starter/late-game sub. Useful but nothing special.
4: A regular starter with one or two above-average skills.
5: A building block, unquestioned starter, possible future star.
Look for the results of your vote next week and our official rankings sometime in late April or early May.
Thanks for your input!