A.S. Roma, is an Italian professional football club based in Rome. Founded by a merger in 1927, Roma has participated in the top-tier of Italian football for all of their existence except for 1951–52. The club's home colors are Tyrian purple and gold, which gives Roma their nickname "I Giallorossi" ("The Yellow and Reds"). These colors have often been combined with white shorts. Their club badge features a she-wolf, an allusion to the founding myth of Rome.