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Encyclopedia > F.C. Internazionale Milano
Internazionale
Full name Football Club Internazionale Milano SpA
Nickname(s) Nerazzurri (the Black-Blues)
La Beneamata (the Cherished)
Il Biscione (the Big Grass Snake)
Founded 9 March 1908
Ground Stadio Giuseppe Meazza,
Milan, Italy
(Capacity 82,955)
Chairman Flag of Italy Massimo Moratti
Head Coach Flag of Italy Roberto Mancini
League Serie A
2006-07 Serie A, 1st
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Football Club Internazionale Milano, commonly referred to as simply Internazionale, Inter or Inter Milan[1], is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy, founded in 1908. The club are the only side in Italian football to have spent their entire history at the top tier (Serie A), currently in the 2007–08 season as defending champions. Internazionale, who play in black and blue striped shirts with white shorts (but in the past, often in black shorts), have fifteen Serie A titles to their name; only their rivals Juventus and A.C. Milan have won more. Including the Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup, Inter have a total of 23 trophies won in Italy. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Football club names are a part of the sports culture, reflecting century-old traditions. ... Nerazzurri means black and blue in Italian, and is the nickname of two football clubs, Inter Milan Atalanta B.C. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The biscione as a symbol of Milan, seen here at the Central Station The biscione, together with the Imperial eagle, on the coat of arms of the Duchy of Milan The Biscione (‘large grass snake’), also known as the Vipera (‘viper’ or in Milanese as the Bissa), is a heraldic... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the San Siro, is a football stadium in Milan,Italy. ... For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ... Rungnado May Day Stadium is the worlds largest football stadium. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Massimo Moratti (born May 16, 1945 in Bosco Chiesanuova) is an Italian oil tycoon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Roberto Mancini (born November 27, 1964) is an Italian football coach and former player. ... This article is about the Italian football league. ... Serie A 2006-07 teams distribution Serie A 2006/2007 logo The Serie A 2006-2007 season (officially Serie A TIM 2006-2007) began September 10, 2006. ... Image File history File links Kit_left_arm_black_stripes. ... kit_body. ... Image File history File links Kit_right_arm_black_stripes. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Soccer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ... For the village of the same name in Ontario, Canada, see Lombardy, Ontario. ... Italy is one of the worlds leading football nations. ... This article is about the Italian football league. ... Serie A 2007-08 team distribution The 2007-08 Serie A season will be the seventy-sixth since its establishment, and started on August 26, 2007. ... Nerazzurri means black and blue in Italian, and is the nickname of two football clubs, Inter Milan Atalanta B.C. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is about the Italian football league. ... Juventus redirects here. ... Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to by the abbreviation AC Milan or simply Milan, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. ... The Coppa Italia Trophy - Coppa in Italian meaning Cup representing the Tournaments title. ... The Italian Super Cup or the SuperCoppa Italiana is a pre-season football (soccer) competition held the week before the season begins in Italy every year, in August. ...


Outside of their homeland, the club have also had success in European and World tournaments; they won the European Cup in two successive finals during 1963–64 and 1964–65. They have also won the UEFA Cup three times and the World Club Championship twice. Additionally, Inter was one of founding members of the G-14, a group that formerly represented eighteen of the largest and most prestigious[2] European football clubs. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see World (disambiguation). ... Champions League Logo The UEFA Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between Europes most successful clubs, regarded as the most prestigious club trophy in the sport. ... The 1964 European Cup Final was a football match between Internazionale and at that time, the five time winners Real Madrid, held at the Prater Stadium, Vienna. ... The 1965 European Cup Final was a football match between Internazionale and Portuguese club S.L. Benfica, held at the San Siro, Milan. ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... 1980-2004 Logo The European/South American Cup, commonly referred to as the Intercontinental Cup or Toyota Cup, was a football competition endorsed by UEFA and CONMEBOL, contested between the winners of the European Champions League and the South American Copa Libertadores in a match played each year, from 1980... Map of the G-14 in Europe. ...


Inter play their home games at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as San Siro. The ground, which they share with rivals AC Milan, is the largest in Italian football, with a total capacity of 82,955.[3] The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the San Siro, is a football stadium in Milan, Italy. ...

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History

First Inter side to win the scudetto, in 1909–10.
First Inter side to win the scudetto, in 1909–10.

The club was founded on March 9, 1908 as Internazionale FBC Milano, following a "schism" from the Milan Cricket and Football Club (43 members). A group of Italians and Swiss (Giorgio Muggiani, a painter who also designed the club's logo, Bossard, Lana, Bertoloni, De Olma, Enrico Hintermann, Arturo Hintermann, Carlo Hintermann, Pietro Dell'Oro, Hugo and Hans Rietmann, Voelkel, Maner, Wipf, and Carlo Ardussi) were unhappy about the domination of Italians in the AC Milan team, and broke away from them, leading to the creation of Internazionale. From the beginning, the club was open to foreign players and thus lived up to her founding name. The club won its very first Scudetto (championship) in 1910 and its second in 1920. The captain and coach of the first Scudetto was Virgilio Fossati, who was killed in World War I. In 1922 Inter were in Group B of the Serie A and came in dead last after picking up only 11 points in the season. The last place team of each group was to be automatically relegated. The second last place teams were placed in a salvation tournament. Inter and La Gazzetta dello Sport's editor (Colombo) solicited the FIGC to allow Inter to participate in Serie A the following year as a year in Serie B would have been detrimental financially. The FIGC saved Inter weeks prior to the season starting and allowed them to remain in Serie A in 1923. [4]Venezia who had come in 3rd last in Group B ahead of Inter were relegated in Inter's place. In 1928, during the Fascist era, the club was forced to merge with the Milanese Unione Sportiva and was renamed Ambrosiana SS Milano.[5] They wore white shirts around this time with a red cross emblazoned on it. This shirt design was inspired by the flag and coat of arms of the city of Milan, which in turn is derived from the flag of the patron saint of Milan, St. Ambrose and dates back to the 4th century AD. The new upcoming President Oreste Simonotti decided to change name to A.S. Ambrosiana in 1929. However, supporters continued to call the team "Inter," and in 1931 new president Pozzani caved to shareholder pressure and changed the name to AS Ambrosiania-Inter. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The winner was Internazionale. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to by the abbreviation AC Milan or simply Milan, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. ... Virgilio Fossati (born on September 12, 1889 in Milan; died 1918) is a former Italian footballer. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


Their first Coppa Italia (Italian Cup) was won in 1938-39, led by the great legend Giuseppe Meazza, for whom the San Siro stadium is officially named, and a fifth league championship followed in 1940, despite an injury to Meazza. After the end of World War II the club re-emerged under a name close to their original one; Internazionale FC Milano, which they have kept ever since. The Coppa Italia Trophy - Coppa in Italian meaning Cup representing the Tournaments title. ... For the stadium named after this man - which is more commonly known as the San Siro - see Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. ... The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the San Siro, is a football stadium in Milan,Italy. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


La Grande Inter

Main article: La Grande Inter

Following the war, Inter won its sixth championship in 1953 and the seventh in 1954. Following these titles, Inter was to enter the best years of its history, affectionately known as the era of La Grande Inter (The Great Inter). During this period with Helenio Herrera as head coach, the club won 3 league championships in 1963, 1965 and 1966. The most famous moments during this decade also include Inter's 2 back-to-back European Cup wins. In 1964, Inter won the first of those tournaments, playing against the famous Spanish club Real Madrid. The next season, playing in their home stadium, the San Siro, they defeated two-time former champion, Benfica. La Grande Inter is the name given to the Inter Milan team led by Helenio Herrera that won back-to-back European Cup wins in 1964 and 1965. ... Helenio Herrera, (born April 17, 1916 in Buenos Aires; died November 9, 1997 in Venice) was a football defender and after ending his playing carrer became one of the most influencial managers in the history of the game. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish sports club most widely known for its professional football team based in Madrid. ... The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the San Siro, is a football stadium in Milan,Italy. ... Benfica is a civil parish of the Portuguese capital, Lisboa (Lisbon). ...


Following the golden era of the 1960s, Inter managed to win their eleventh league title in 1971 and their twelfth in 1980. Inter were defeated for the second time in five years in the final of the European Cup, going down 0-2 to Johan Cruijff's Ajax Amsterdam in 1972. During the 1970s and the 1980s, Inter also added two to its Coppa Italia tally, in 1977-78 and 1981-82. Hendrik Johannes Cruijff ( ) - often spelled Cruyff outside the Netherlands; see IJ (digraph)); born April 25, 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager/coach and former player. ... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX) also referred to as Ajax Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax (pronounced /ˈʌɪjaks/), is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ...


Led by the German duo of Andreas Brehme and Lothar Matthäus, and Argentine Ramon Diaz, Inter captured the 1989 Serie A championship. Fellow German Jürgen Klinsmann and the Italian Supercup were added the following season but to little avail as Inter were unable to defend their title. Andreas Brehme (born November 9, 1960 in Hamburg) is a German football coach and former football defender. ... Lothar Herbert Matthäus (born 21 March 1961) is a German former football player and now manager. ... Jürgen Klinsmann (born July 30, 1964 in Göppingen) is a German football manager and former football player, who played for several prominent clubs in Europe and was part of the German team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup. ...


Dark times

The 1990s was a period of disappointment. Whilst their great rivals AC Milan and Juventus were achieving success both domestically and in Europe, Inter were left behind, with some mediocre positions in the standings, their worst coming in 1993-94 when they finished just 1 point from relegation. Nevertheless, they achieved some European success with 3 UEFA Cup victories in 1991, 1994 and 1998. Final Classification Ascoli | Atalanta | Cagliari | Catania | Chievo | Empoli | Fiorentina | Inter | Lazio | Livorno Messina | Milan | Palermo | Parma | Reggina | Roma | Sampdoria | Siena | Torino | Udinese Italian Championships 1898 | 1899 | 1900 | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | 1904 | 1905 | 1906 | 1907 | 1908 | 1909 | 1909-10 | 1910-11 | 1911-12 | 1912-13 | 1913-14 | 1914-15 | 1915-16...


With Massimo Moratti's takeover from Ernesto Pellegrini in 1995 Inter were promised more success with many high profile signings like Ronaldo, Christian Vieri and Hernán Crespo, with Inter twice breaking the world record transfer fee in this period.[citation needed] €19.5 million for Ronaldo from FC Barcelona in 1997 and 31 million € for Christian Vieri from Lazio in 1999. However the 1990s remained a decade of disappointment and is the only decade in Inter's history in which they did not win a single Italian Serie A championship. For Inter fans it was difficult to find who in particular was to blame for the troubled times and this led to some icy relations between them and the president, the managers and even some individual players. Massimo Moratti (born May 16, 1945 in Bosco Chiesanuova) is an Italian oil tycoon. ... Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brazil and the Italian Serie A club AC Milan. ... Vieri redirects here. ... Hernán Jorge Crespo (born July 5, 1975 in Florida, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine international football player currently playing in the Italian Serie A for Internazionale, having signed from English Premier League champions Chelsea on a 2 year loan deal on 7 August 2006. ... Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brazil and the Italian Serie A club AC Milan. ... Wikinews has related news: 2007/08 UEFA Champions League: Manchester United vs. ... Vieri redirects here. ... Società Sportiva Lazio, commonly referred to SS Lazio or simply Lazio, is an Italian professional sports club most noted for its football section, founded in 1900 and based in Rome. ...


Inter chairman Massimo Moratti later became a target of the fans, especially when he sacked the much-loved coach Luigi Simoni after only a few games into the 1998/99 season, after having just received Italian manager of the year award 1998 the day before Massimo Moratti decided to end his contract. In the 1998/99 season Inter failed to qualify for any European competition for the first time in almost 10 years, finishing in a poor eighth place. Massimo Moratti (born May 16, 1945 in Bosco Chiesanuova) is an Italian oil tycoon. ... Luigi Gigi Simoni (born January 22, 1939 in Crevalcore), is an Italian football manager, currently in office with Lucchese of Serie C1. ... Massimo Moratti (born May 16, 1945 in Bosco Chiesanuova) is an Italian oil tycoon. ...


In the 1999/00 season, Massimo Moratti made some major changes, marking once again some high-profile signings. A major coup for Inter was the appointment of former Juventus manager Marcello Lippi. Moreover, Inter were seen by the majority of the fans and press to have finally put together a winning formula. Other signings included Italian and French legends Angelo Peruzzi and Laurent Blanc together with other former Juventus players Christian Vieri and Vladimir Jugovic. Inter were also seen to have an advantage in this season as they had no European "distraction". Once again they failed to win the elusive Scudetto. However they did manage to come close to their first domestic success since 1989 when they reached the Coppa Italia final only to be defeated by Lazio allowing them to win the Scudetto and domestic cup double. Massimo Moratti (born May 16, 1945 in Bosco Chiesanuova) is an Italian oil tycoon. ... Juventus redirects here. ... Marcello Lippi, Commendatore OMRI[1], (born April 11, 1948) is an Italian World Cup-winning football coach and former player. ... Angelo Peruzzi, Cavaliere OMRI[1] (born February 16, 1970 in Viterbo) is an Italian football goalkeeper, who currently plays for S.S. Lazio in the Italian Serie A, and was a member of the squad that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup. ... Laurent Blanc (born November 19, 1965 in Alès) is a retired French football defender, who scored the first golden goal in World Cup history. ... Vieri redirects here. ... Vladimir Jugović (born August 30, 1969 in Milutinovac village near Trstenik in Serbia) was a Serbian football player. ... The Coppa Italia Trophy - Coppa in Italian meaning Cup representing the Tournaments title. ...


The following season another disaster struck. Inter impressed in the Supercoppa Italia match against Lazio and took the lead through new signing Robbie Keane – however, they lost 4-3. Overall, though, they were looking good for the season that was about to start. What followed was another embarrassment, as they were eliminated in the preliminary round of the Champions League by Swedish club Helsingborgs IF. Alvaro Recoba was given the opportunity to equal the tie with a last-minute penalty, yet he missed, hitting the post, and Inter found themselves back at square one as Marcello Lippi, the manager at the time, was sacked after only a single game of the new season following Inter's first ever Serie A defeat to Reggina. Throughout this period, Inter suffered the mocking of their neighbours AC Milan; Milan were having success both domestically and in Europe. Also throughout this period suffered endless defeats to AC Milan including a 6-0 defeat in 2000/01 season. Marco Tardelli, chosen to replace Lippi, failed to improve results, and is remembered by Inter fans as the manager that lost 6-0 the city derby to AC Milan in the 2000/01 season. Other members of the Inter "family" during this period that suffered were the likes of Christian Vieri and Fabio Cannavaro, both of whom had their restaurants in Milan vandalised after defeats against AC Milan. Robert David Robbie Keane (born 8 July 1980 in Tallaght, Dublin) is an Irish footballer, who currently plays as a striker for Tottenham Hotspur . ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Helsingborgs IF (alternative spelling Hälsingborgs IF between 1912 and 1971), most commonly referred to as just Helsingborg, is a Swedish football club located in Helsingborg. ... Alvaro Alexander Recoba Rivero (born March 17, 1976 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan soccer player. ... Marcello Lippi, Commendatore OMRI[1], (born April 11, 1948) is an Italian World Cup-winning football coach and former player. ... Reggina Calcio is the main football club of the Italian city of Reggio Calabria. ... Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to by the abbreviation AC Milan or simply Milan, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. ... Marco Tardelli, (born September 24, 1954) is a former football (soccer) player from Italy, and currently chairman of Juventus F.C.. He played defensive midfielder with Juventus and the Italian national team. ... Vieri redirects here. ... Fabio Cannavaro, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI[1][2] (born September 13, 1973 in Naples, Italy) is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer. ... Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to by the abbreviation AC Milan or simply Milan, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. ...


Inter fans protests throughout this period went from the vandalism to banners being displayed in the stadium against certain players. In some cases fans organised for sections of the stadium to be empty for entire matches, mainly the Curva Nord. Another "protest" that has been debated was during the AC Milan vs Inter UEFA Champions League semi-final in 2005. Fans from the Curva Nord stopped the match by throwing flares onto the pitch after a Esteban Cambiasso goal was disallowed. Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to by the abbreviation AC Milan or simply Milan, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. ... Esteban Matías Cambiasso Deleau (born August 18, 1980 in Buenos Aires) is a professional Argentine football midfielder. ...


Nevertheless, every year, with the all the new signings and new coaches, Inter were deemed one of the favourites for the championship. This led to a popular AC Milan chant against Inter – "Luglio Agosto" (July and August); this was because during the summer months according to the press Inter had won the championship before it had even begun, only for them to crumble when it counted. AC Milan is an Italian football club. ...


In 2002, not only did Inter manage to make it to the Uefa cup semi-finals, they were also only 45 minutes away from capturing the Scudetto, when they needed to maintain a one-goal advantage over SS Lazio at Rome's Olimpico stadium. This was the last match of the season, and Inter were top of the Serie A table at kick-off. However, a defeat would see Juventus, who were second, or even AS Roma, in third place, take the title from them. As a result, some SS Lazio fans were actually openly supporting Inter during this match, as an Inter victory would prevent their bitter rivals AS Roma from winning the championship. S.S. Lazio (Italian: Società Sportiva Lazio SpA) is an Italian football club based in Rome. ... Juventus Football Club (Latin for Youth, pronounced yoo-VEHN-toos) is one of Italys oldest and most successful football clubs, based in Turin. ... A.S. Roma (Associazione Sportiva Roma) is a Italian football club. ... S.S. Lazio (Italian: Società Sportiva Lazio SpA) is an Italian football club based in Rome. ... Associazione Sportiva Roma (ISE: IT0001008876) is a major professional football club both in Italy’s Serie A and in European football. ...


Inter were 2-1 up after only 24 minutes. SS Lazio equalised during first half injury time and then scored two more goals in the second half to clinch victory that eventually saw Juventus win the championship after their 2-0 victory away to Udinese. S.S. Lazio (Italian: Società Sportiva Lazio SpA) is an Italian football club based in Rome. ...


2002/03 saw Inter take a respectable second place and also managed to make it to the 2003 Champions League semi finals against their bitter rivals AC Milan. Being tied 1-1 with AC Milan, Inter lost on away goals rule. It was another disappointement but they were finally on the right track. The 2002-03 season of the European UEFA Champions League football club tournament was won by A.C. Milan in an all-Italian final against Juventus on penalties. ... The away goals rule is a method of breaking ties in football matches contested over two legs in which a winner must be determined. ...


However, once again Massimo Moratti's impatience got the better of him, Hernán Crespo was sold after just one season, and Hector Cuper was fired after only a few games. Alberto Zaccheroni stepped in, a life long Inter fan but also the man who was in charge of SS Lazio's 4-2 victory over Inter in 2002, the fans were sceptical. Zaccheroni brought nothing new to the side, apart from two fantastic wins over Juventus 3-1 in Turin and 3-2 at the San Siro the season was again nothing special. They were embarrassingly eliminated from the UEFA Champions League in the first round finishing 3rd in their group. Furthermore, they only managed to scrape back into the Champions League by finishing in 4th place by only a point over Parma A.C.. Inter's only saving grace in 2003/04 was the arrival of Dejan Stankovic and Adriano Leite Ribeiro in January 2004 both solid players that filled the gap that was left by the departures of Hernán Crespo and Clarence Seedorf Hernán Jorge Crespo (born July 5, 1975 in Florida, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine international football player currently playing in the Italian Serie A for Internazionale, having signed from English Premier League champions Chelsea on a 2 year loan deal on 7 August 2006. ... Héctor Raúl Cúper (born November 16 1955 in Chabas, Santa Fe Province, Argentina) is a former football defender and current coach. ... Alberto Zaccheroni (born 1 March 1953, in Meldola) is an Italian football manager who is currently unemployed. ... S.S. Lazio (Italian: Società Sportiva Lazio SpA) is an Italian football club based in Rome. ... Juventus Football Club (Latin for Youth, pronounced yoo-VEHN-toos) is one of Italys oldest and most successful football clubs, based in Turin. ... The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the San Siro, is a football stadium in Milan,Italy. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Parma Football Club (formerly Parma Associazione Calcio) is an Italian football club based in Parma, nicknamed the Gialloblu. ... Dejan Stanković was born on September 11, 1978 in Zemun. ... Adriano Leite Ribeiro (born February 17, 1982 in Rio de Janeiro), known simply as Adriano, is a Brazilian striker who plays for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club São Paulo on loan from Italian Serie A club Internazionale. ... Hernán Jorge Crespo (born July 5, 1975 in Florida, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine international football player currently playing in the Italian Serie A for Internazionale, having signed from English Premier League champions Chelsea on a 2 year loan deal on 7 August 2006. ... Clarence Seedorf (born April 1, 1976 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Dutch-Surinamese football midfielder, who currently plays for AC Milan in Serie A. He was the first, and to date, the only person to have won the UEFA Champions League with three different clubs: Ajax (1995), Real Madrid (1998...


Resurrection

On June 15, 2005, Inter won the Coppa Italia, defeating AS Roma in the two-legged final 3-0 on aggregate (1-0 win in Milan and 2-0 win in Rome) and followed that up on 20 August 2005, by winning the Supercoppa Italiana after an extra-time 1-0 victory against original 04-05 Serie A champions Juventus (before being stripped of this title). This Super Cup win was Inter's first since 1989, coincidentally the same year since Inter last won the Scudetto before 2006. On 11 May 2006, Inter retained their Coppa Italia trophy by once again, defeating AS Roma with a 4-1 aggregate victory (A 1-1 scoreline in Rome and a 3-1 win at the Giuseppe Meazza, San Siro). is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Coppa Italia Trophy - Coppa in Italian meaning Cup representing the Tournaments title. ... is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Italian_Super_Cup be merged into this article or section. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Coppa Italia Trophy - Coppa in Italian meaning Cup representing the Tournaments title. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the San Siro, is a football stadium in Milan,Italy. ...


Inter were awarded the 2005-06 Serie A championship as they were the highest placed side in the season's final league table after points were stripped from Juventus and AC Milan - both sides involved in the match fixing scandal that year. On 14 July 2006, The Italian Federal Appeal Commission found Serie A clubs Juventus, Lazio, Fiorentina, Reggina and AC Milan guilty of match-fixing and charged the 5 clubs with their respective punishments, (although all charges were later reduced in some capacity). So with the confirmed relegation of Juventus Turin to Serie B (for the first ever time in their history) and the 8-point deduction for city rivals AC Milan, Inter became favorites to retain their Serie A title for the upcoming 2006-07 Serie A season. The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Juventus redirects here. ... For the football club, see S.S. Lazio Lazio (Latium in Latin) is a regione of central Italy, bordered by Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzi, Marche, Molise, Campania and the Tyrrhenian Sea. ... ACF Fiorentina is an Italian football club based in Florence (Firenze), Tuscany. ... Not to be confused with A.C. Reggiana 1919, a Serie C team. ... Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to by the abbreviation AC Milan or simply Milan, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. ... Serie B is the name of the second highest football league in Italy. ...


During the season, Inter went on a record-breaking run of 17 consecutive victories in Serie A, starting on September 25 2006 with a 4-1 home victory over Livorno, and ending on February 28, 2007, after a 1-1 draw at home to Udinese. The 5-2 away win at Catania on February 25 2007 broke the original record of 15 matches held by both Bayern Munich & Real Madrid from the "Big 5" (the top flight leagues in England, Italy, Spain, France & Germany). The run lasted for almost 5 months and holds among the best in European league football, with just Benfica (29 wins), Celtic (25 wins) and PSV Eindhoven (22 wins) bettering the run. Inter's form dipped a little as they scored 0-0 and 2-2 draws against relegation-battlers Reggina and slumping Palermo (respectively), the latter game featuring a second-half comeback after Palermo went up 2-0 at halftime. They could not keep their invincible form near the end of the season as well, as they lost their first game of the domestic season to Roma in the San Siro 3-1 thanks to two late Roma goals. Inter had enjoyed an unbeaten Serie A run for just under a year. is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Associazione Sportiva Livorno Calcio is a football club based in Livorno, Tuscany. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Udinese Calcio (in short Udinese) is an Italian football club. ... Calcio Catania is an Italian football club founded in 1908 and are based in Catania, Sicily. ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... FC Bayern Munich (German: FC Bayern München) is a German sports club based in Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria. ... Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish sports club most widely known for its professional football team based in Madrid. ... For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see List of professional sports leagues. ... Benfica redirects here. ... Current season Celtic Football Club are a football club from Glasgow, Scotland, who currently play in the Scottish Premier League, the highest form of competition in Scotland. ... PSV redirects here. ... Not to be confused with A.C. Reggiana 1919, a Serie C team. ... Unione Sportiva Città di Palermo is an Italian football team from Palermo, Sicily which currently plays in Serie A, the top level of Italian football. ...


On April 22, 2007 Inter were crowned Serie A champions for the 2nd consecutive season after defeating Siena 2-1 at Stadio Artemio Franchi. Italian World Cup winning defender Marco Materazzi scored both goals in the 18th and 60th minute, with the latter being a penalty. This is the first time Inter have won the Scudetto, on merit alone, since 1989, with the previous being granted to Inter due to the match-fixing scandal. In addition, within hours after clinching their 2nd consecutive league title, the club confirmed head coach Roberto Mancini had signed a 4-year extension to his current contract, with an option to extend it for a further 12 months, which, if extended, would expire at the end of the 2011-12 campaign.[6] Inter president Massimo Moratti claimed that this contractual agreement was made "some time ago".[7] Recently, however, rumors have ensued after the Champions League defeat to Liverpool, that Roberto Mancini may be leaving the club at the end of the season. After the defeat, Mancini proclaimed he would resign at the end of the season, only to refute his statement soon after meeting with President Moratti the next day. Inter have continuously been linked with a move for ex-Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, but Inter continue to deny the rumors. Moreover, Inter is on the verge of clinching the Scudetto for a third consecutive season. Thus, many proclaim that it is vital for Mancini to remain at the helm of the club in order to maintain this continuity, even though, they unfortunately seem to constantly fall short of their Champions League expectations. Associazione Calcio Siena is a football club based in Siena, Italy. ... Small stadium on the main road into the city. ... The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football (soccer) competition contested by the mens national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA... Wikinews has related news: Materazzi reveals slur he uttered at 2006 FIFA World Cup Marco Materazzi, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI,[2][3] (born August 19, 1973 in Lecce), is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer, who currently plays for Serie A club Internazionale, sometimes known as Inter Milan. ... Roberto Mancini (born November 27, 1964) is an Italian football coach and former player. ... Massimo Moratti (born May 16, 1945 in Bosco Chiesanuova) is an Italian oil tycoon. ...


Other historical information

Inter has never been relegated from the Italian top flight in their entire history, which dates back all the way to 1908; a fact Nerazzurri fans hold in high regard. By comparison, AC Milan has been relegated twice despite winning two more Scudetti. As of 2007, following Juventus' relegation to Serie B for the 2006-07 season following the "Calciopoli" scandal Inter remain the only Italian club that holds this honour, and its century in the top flight (counting the upcoming season) is one of the longest unbroken runs of any club in the world. In many sports leagues around the world (with North American and Australian professional leagues being the most notable exceptions), relegation (or demotion) means the mandated transfer of the least successful team(s) of a higher division into a lower division at the end of the season. ... Serie B is the name of the second highest football league in Italy. ... The 2006 Serie A scandal (sometimes referred to as Calciocaos or Calciopoli[1]) involved major match fixing in Italys top professional football league, Serie A. The scandal was uncovered in May 2006 by Italian police, implicating league champions Juventus, and other major teams including A.C. Milan, Fiorentina, Lazio...


The current president and owner of Inter is Massimo Moratti. His father, Angelo Moratti, was the president of Inter during the club's golden era of the 1960s. Massimo, trying to emulate his father's great success, has spent an enormous amount of money in his time at the club to sign some of the world's best players in past and present generations, in an effort to win the Scudetto for the first time since 1989. Due to Inter's failure to win major silverware during most of his premiership, there was frequent criticism of Moratti by Interisti. Massimo initially threatened to put the club up for sale at the end of the 2005-06 season, but cancelled such plans after Inter was awarded the Serie A championship due to calciopoli. For other uses, see President (disambiguation). ... Massimo Moratti (born May 16, 1945 in Bosco Chiesanuova) is an Italian oil tycoon. ...


Ironically, it is since he has tightened the strings on the transfer budget and Calciopoli that Inter have started to dominate domestics league. Free signings of Maxwell, Esteban Cambiasso, Olivier Dacourt, etc, have all proven to be excellent buys and created a formidable team.


Players

Current squad

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No. Position Player
1 Flag of Italy GK Francesco Toldo
2 Flag of Colombia DF Iván Córdoba (Vice-captain)
4 Flag of Argentina DF Javier Zanetti (captain)
5 Flag of Serbia MF Dejan Stanković
6 Flag of Brazil MF Maxwell
7 Flag of Portugal MF Luís Figo
8 Flag of Sweden FW Zlatan Ibrahimović
9 Flag of Argentina FW Julio Cruz
11 Flag of Chile MF Luis Jiménez
12 Flag of Brazil GK Júlio César
13 Flag of Brazil DF Maicon
14 Flag of France MF Patrick Vieira
15 Flag of France MF Olivier Dacourt
16 Flag of Argentina DF Nicolás Burdisso
No. Position Player
18 Flag of Argentina FW Hernán Crespo (on loan from Chelsea)
19 Flag of Argentina MF Esteban Cambiasso
21 Flag of Argentina MF Santiago Solari
22 Flag of Italy GK Paolo Orlandoni
23 Flag of Italy DF Marco Materazzi (Vice-captain)
24 Flag of Colombia DF Nelson Rivas
25 Flag of Argentina DF Walter Samuel
26 Flag of Romania DF Cristian Chivu
28 Flag of Portugal MF Maniche (on loan from Atletico Madrid)
29 Flag of Honduras FW David Suazo
30 Flag of Portugal MF Pelé
31 Flag of Brazil MF César
45 Flag of Italy FW Mario Balotelli

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The team captain of a football team, sometimes known as the skipper, is a team member chosen to be the on-pitch leader of the team: it is often one of the older or more experienced members of the squad, or a player that can heavily influence a game. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Javier Adelmar Zanetti (born August 10, 1973) is an Argentine football player. ... The team captain of a football team, sometimes known as the skipper, is a team member chosen to be the on-pitch leader of the team: it is often one of the older or more experienced members of the squad, or a player that can heavily influence a game. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Dejan Stanković (Serbian Cyrillic: Дејан Станковић, born September 11, 1978) is a Serbian football player who plays for Inter Milan and is the current captain of Serbia national football team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Maxwell Cabelino Andrade, or simply Maxwell, (born August 27, 1981, in Vila Velha, Brazil). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, (born 4 November 1972 in Almada, Portugal) is a professional Portuguese footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... This article is about association football players. ... Zlatan Ibrahimović (IPA: [], pronunciation; born October 3, 1981) is a Swedish football player of Bosniak and Croatian descent. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... This article is about association football players. ... Julio Ricardo Cruz (born October 10, 1974 in Santiago del Estero) is an Argentinian footballer who plays for Italian side Internazionale. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... A football goalkeeper leaves the ground to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ... Júlio César Soares Espíndola (born September 3, 1979), commonly known as Júlio César, is a Brazilian footballer who plays goalkeeper for F.C. Internazionale Milano. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Maicon Douglas Sisenando, known as Maicon (born 26 July 1981 in Criciuma) is a Brazilian football player, currently playing for Internazionale in Italy. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Patrick Donalé Vieira (born June 23, 1976 in Dakar, Senegal)[1] is a French football midfielder who currently plays for Internazionale Milano. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Olivier Nicolás André Dacourt (born September 25, 1974 in Montreuil, France) is a professional football player who currently plays midfielder for Inter Milan in Italys Serie A. He has also played for Everton F.C., RC Lens, Leeds United and AS Roma. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Nicolás Andrés Burdisso (born April 12, 1981 in Altos de Chipion, Argentina) is a professional football centre back player currently playing for Internazionale of the Serie A. He started playing professionally for the Argentine team Boca Juniors in 1999. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... This article is about association football players. ... Hernán Jorge Crespo (born July 5, 1975 in Florida, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine international football player currently playing in the Italian Serie A for Internazionale, having signed from English Premier League champions Chelsea on a 2 year loan deal on 7 August 2006. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Esteban Matías Cambiasso Deleau (born August 18, 1980 in Buenos Aires) is a professional Argentine football midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Santiago Hernán Solari (born October 7, 1976 in Torreon) is an Argentine-Mexican football player, who currently plays left midfielder for Inter Milan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... A football goalkeeper leaves the ground to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ... Paolo Orlandoni (born August 12, 1972) is an Italian football (soccer) player at the position of goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Wikinews has related news: Materazzi reveals slur he uttered at 2006 FIFA World Cup Marco Materazzi, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI,[2][3] (born August 19, 1973 in Lecce), is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer, who currently plays for Serie A club Internazionale, sometimes known as Inter Milan. ... The team captain of a football team, sometimes known as the skipper, is a team member chosen to be the on-pitch leader of the team: it is often one of the older or more experienced members of the squad, or a player that can heavily influence a game. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Nelson Rivas is an Colombian football defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Walter Adrián Samuel (born March 22, 1978 in Laborde, Córdoba Province) is an Argentine football (soccer) player, who currently plays for Internazionale of the Italian league. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Cristian Eugen Chivu (IPA: []) (born October 26, 1980 in Reşiţa, Romania) is a Romanian footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Maniche (pron. ... Club Atl tico de Madrid is a Spanish football team from Madrid. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Honduras. ... This article is about association football players. ... Óscar David Suazo Velázquez (born November 5, 1979 in San Pedro Sula) is a Honduran footballer, who currently plays as a striker for F.C. Internazionale Milano in Milan, Italy in the Serie A. He was a member of the Honduran squad that competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Vítor Hugo Gomes Paços nicknamed Pélé or incorrectly Vítor Pélé (born 14 September 1987 in Porto) is a Portuguese football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... César Aparecido Rodrigues (born October 24, 1974 in São Paulo), better known just as César, is a Brazilian footballer, who is now playing for A.S. Livorno Calcio of Italian Serie A. He plays in the role of left back or winger, and wears the jersey number... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... This article is about association football players. ... Mario Balotelli Barwuah (born August 12, 1990 in Palermo) is an Italian-Ghanaian football (soccer) striker currently part of F.C. Internazionale Milanos youth system. ...

Out on loan

No. Position Player
10 Flag of Brazil FW Adriano (at São Paulo FC)
20 Flag of Uruguay MF Álvaro Recoba (at Torino)
71 Flag of Italy GK Enrico Alfonso (at Venezia)
Flag of Hungary MF Attila Filkor (at Grosseto)[9]
Flag of Tunisia MF Tijani Belaid (at Slavia Praha)
Flag of Morocco MF Ibrahim Maaroufi (at FC Twente)
Flag of France FW Jonathan Biabiany (at Modena F.C.)
Flag of Italy DF Simone Fautario (at A.C. Pistoiese)
Flag of Italy FW Filippo Mancini (at Manchester City)
Flag of Sweden FW Goran Slavkovski (at Sheffield United[10])
Flag of Italy FW Domenico Germinale (at Cittadella)
Flag of Italy DF Andrea Mei (at Chievo)

Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... This article is about association football players. ... Adriano Leite Ribeiro (born February 17, 1982 in Rio de Janeiro), known simply as Adriano, is a Brazilian striker who plays for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club São Paulo on loan from Italian Serie A club Internazionale. ... São Paulo Futebol Clube, usually called São Paulo FC or just São Paulo, is a traditional Brazilian football team from São Paulo, founded on January 25, 1930, and re-founded on December 16, 1935. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Álvaro Alexander Recoba Rivero (born March 17, 1976), nicknamed El Chino, is a Uruguayan football forward. ... Torino Football Club is one of the most popular Italian football clubs, based in Turin. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... A football goalkeeper leaves the ground to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ... Enrico Alfonso (born 4 May 1988 in Padua) is an Italian football player. ... The old A.C. Venezia logo S.S.C. Venezia is an Italian football club based in Venice, Veneto, which plays in Italian Serie C2. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Attila Filkor (born July 12, 1988, Budapest Hungary) is an attacking midfielder who can also play as a striker plays for Inter Milan in Italys Serie A. He joined them in the summer of 2006 from Maltese club Pietà Hotspurs FC and has been called-up for the Hungary... Unione Sportiva Grosseto Football Club is an Italian football club, based in Grosseto, Tuscany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Tijani Belaid (Arabic: ) (born 6 September 1987 in Paris, France) is a France born Tunisian footballer. ... SK Slavia Praha (en:Slavia Prague) is a Czech football club founded 1892 in Prague. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Ibrahim Maaroufi (born January 18, 1989 in Brussels, Belgium) is a Belgium born Moroccan football (soccer) midfielder for F.C. Internazionale Milano Primavera. ... FC Twente (also incorrectly referred to as Twente Enschede) is a Dutch professional football club from the city of Enschede. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about association football players. ... Jonathan Ludovic Biabiany or Jonathan Begora (born April 28, 1988 in Paris) is a French football (soccer) striker of Guadeloupe descent. ... Modena F.C. is a football club based in Modena, Emilia-Romagna. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Simone Fautario (born 12 February 1987 in Milan) is an Italian football (soccer) left-back. ... Associazione Calcio Pistoiese is an Italian football club, based in Pistoia, Tuscany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... This article is about association football players. ... Manchester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Manchester. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... This article is about association football players. ... Goran Slavkovski (Macedonian cyrillic: Горан Славковски) (born 8 April 1989, in Skravlinge, Sweden) is a Swedish football player with ethnic Macedonian origins. ... Sheffield United Football Club is a professional English football club based in the city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... This article is about association football players. ... Domenico Germinale (born 3 June 1987 in Treviso) is an Italian football striker, currently plays for Internazionale Milano F.C. Football career Germinale made his Serie A debut in the last match of 2005/2006 season, against Cagliari Calcio. ... A.S. Cittadella is an Italian football club, based in Cittadella, Veneto. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Associazione Calcio ChievoVerona[2] (more commonly called Chievo Verona or simply Chievo) is an Italian professional football club named after and based in a suburb of Verona, Veneto, and owned by Paluani, a cake company and the inspiration for their original name, Paluani Chievo. ...

Retired numbers

3 Flag of Italy Giacinto Facchetti, left fullback, 1960–1978 (posthumous honor) Retired number at Feyenoord Football clubs around the world sometimes retire squad numbers to recognise players loyal service, or tragic death. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Giacinto Facchetti. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ...


Noted players

Below is a list of notable footballers who have played for F.C. Internazionale Milano. ...

Presidential history

Inter have had numerous presidents over the course of their history, some of which have been the owners of the club, others have been honorary presidents, here is a complete list of them.[11]

 
Name Years
Carlos Bayona 1908–1909
Ettore Strauss 1909–1910
Carlo De Medici 1910–1912
Emilio Hirzel 1912–1914
Luigi Ansbacher 1914
Giuseppe Visconti Di Modrone 1914–1919
Giorgio Hulss 1919–1920
 
Name Years
Francesco Mauro 1920–1923
Enrico Olivetti 1923–1926
Senatore Borletti 1926–1929
Ernesto Torrusio 1929–1930
Oreste Simonotti 1930–1932
Ferdinando Pozzani 1932–1942
Carlo Masseroni 1942–1955
 
Name Years
Angelo Moratti 1955–1968
Ivanoe Fraizzoli 1968–1984
Ernesto Pellegrini 1984–1995
Massimo Moratti 1995–2004
Giacinto Facchetti 2004–2006
Massimo Moratti 2006–present

Massimo Moratti (born May 16, 1945 in Bosco Chiesanuova) is an Italian oil tycoon. ... Giacinto Facchetti. ... Massimo Moratti (born May 16, 1945 in Bosco Chiesanuova) is an Italian oil tycoon. ...

Managerial history

Main article: F.C. Internazionale Milano Managers

Colours, badge and nicknames

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Ambrosiana kit.

For the majority of their history Inter have worn black and blue stripes. When the club was first founded in 1908, black was chosen to represent night and blue was chosen to represent the sky.[12] After a merger in 1928 with Unione Sportiva Milanese, Inter changed its name to Ambrosiana SS Milano and its colours to a white shirt with a red cross on top of it, the new colours represented the flag of Milan.[13] After World War II the club changed their name and their colours back to the original incarnation, Inter continue on with the black and blue stripes to this day, leading to the nickname nerazzurri.[14] The Milanese flag kit has been revived occasionally as an away kit however. Image by http://www. ... Image by http://www. ... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... This article is about the time of day. ... For other uses, see Sky (disambiguation). ... The Flag of Milan, Italy consists of a red cross in a white field, and is near identical to the Flag of England or the one of Genoa. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Nerazzurri means black and blue in Italian, and is the nickname of two football clubs, Inter Milan Atalanta B.C. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


One of the nicknames of Inter is I biscione which means "the big grass snake". It was chosen because in Milanese heraldry the snake is historically important; it features on the coat of arms of the House of Sforza (who ruled over Italy from Milan during the Renaissance period), the city of Milan, the historical Duchy of Milan (a four hundred year state of the Holy Roman Empire) and Insubria (a historical regional area which the city of Milan falls within). The biscione as a symbol of Milan, seen here at the Central Station The biscione, together with the Imperial eagle, on the coat of arms of the Duchy of Milan The Biscione (‘large grass snake’), also known as the Vipera (‘viper’ or in Milanese as the Bissa), is a heraldic... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 The Grass Snake, sometimes called the Ringed Snake or Water Snake (Natrix natrix) is a European non-venomous snake. ... Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. ... Map of Italy in 1494. ... This article is about the European Renaissance of the 14th-17th centuries. ... For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ... The Duchy of Milan was a state in northern Italy from 1395 to 1797. ... This article is about the medieval empire. ... Hystorical area in Italian Republic, in the past inhabited by Insubrian, a celtic people who lived north of Po river, in an area between Adda river and Sesia river. ...


Supporters and rivalries

Inter created display in their curva at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Inter created display in their curva at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

Inter is the third most supported football club in Italy according to an August 2007 research by Italian newspaper La Repubblica,[15]. Historically the largest section of Inter fans from the city of Milan, have been the middle-class bourgeoisie Milanese, while AC Milan fans are typically working-class and a significant portion are migrants from Southern Italy.[14] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the San Siro, is a football stadium in Milan, Italy. ... La Repubblica (meaning: The Republic) is an Italian daily newspaper. ... The middle class (or middle classes) comprises a social group once defined by exception as an intermediate social class between the nobility and the peasantry. ... Bourgeois redirects here. ... Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to by the abbreviation AC Milan or simply Milan, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. ... The term working class is used to denote a social class. ... The Mezzogiorno is generally viewed as encompassing Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Apulia, and Sicily, which lie in Italys south, as well as Molise and Abruzzo, which are geographically in central or south-central Italy. ...


The traditional ultras group of Inter is Boys San, they hold a significant place in the history of the ultras scene in general due to the fact that they are one of the oldest; founded in 1969.[16] Politically the ultras of Inter are usually considered right-wing,[16] as thus they have good relationships with Verona and Lazio.[16] As well as the main group Boys San, there are four more significant groups; Viking, Irriducibili, Ultras, and Brianza Alcoolica. For other uses, see Ultras (disambiguation). ... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ... Hellas Verona Football Club S.p. ... Società Sportiva Lazio, commonly referred to SS Lazio or simply Lazio, is an Italian professional sports club most noted for its football section, founded in 1900 and based in Rome. ...

Inter fans celebrating in 2007.
Inter fans celebrating in 2007.

Inter have several rivalries, two of which are highly significant in Italian football; firstly they participate in the inter-city Derby della Madonnina with AC Milan, the rivalry has existed ever since Inter splintered off from Milan in 1908.[14] The name of the derby refers to the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose statue atop the Milan Cathedral is one of the city's main attractions. The match usually creates a lively atmosphere, with numerous (often humorous or offensive) banners unfolded before the match. Flares are commonly present, but they also led to the abandonment of the second leg of the 2004–05 Champions League quarterfinal matchup between Milan and Inter on April 12, 2005, after a flare thrown from the crowd by an Inter supporter struck Milan keeper Dida on the shoulder.[17] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Italy is one of the worlds leading football nations. ... Derby della Madonnina, or the Milan Derby as it is sometimes known, is a football (soccer) match between the Italian clubs A.C. Milan and F.C. Internazionale Milano (Inter). ... Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to by the abbreviation AC Milan or simply Milan, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. ... Our Lady redirects here. ... , The Duomo di Milano from the Square. ... A World War I-era parachute flare dropped from aircraft for illumination. ... The 2004-05 UEFA Champions League was the 50th season of UEFAs premier European club football tournament, and the 13th since it was rebranded as the UEFA Champions League in 1992. ... Nélson de Jesus Silva (born October 7, 1973 in Irará, Bahia), best known as Dida, is a Brazilian goalkeeper. ...


The other most significant rivalry is with Juventus, the two participate in the Derby d'Italia. Up until the 2006 Serie A match-fixing scandal, which saw Juventus relegated, the two were the only Italian clubs to have never played below Serie A. Notably the two sides are the most supported in Italy, the rivalry has intensified since the later part of the 1990s.[18] Clubs such as Bologna, Atalanta and Roma are also considered to be amongst their rivals.[16] Juventus redirects here. ... The Derby dItalia (Italian for Derby of Italy) is a bi-annual football fixture in Italian football between Internazionale and Juventus. ... The 2006 Serie A scandal (Italian: Calciopoli)(sometimes referred to as Calciocaos[1]) involved alleged match fixing in Italys top professional football league, Serie A. The scandal was uncovered in May 2006 by Italian police, implicating league champions Juventus, and other major teams including A.C. Milan, Fiorentina, Lazio... This article is about the Italian football league. ... Bologna Football Club 1909 is an Italian football club based in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, nicknamed the rossoblù. They play in red and blue striped shirts with blue shorts and socks. ... Atalanta B.C. (Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, sometimes called Atalanta Bergamo) is an Italian football club based in Bergamo, Lombardy. ... Associazione Sportiva Roma (ISE: IT0001008876) is a major professional football club both in Italy’s Serie A and in European football. ...


Honours

National titles

Serie A: This article is about the Italian football league. ...

  • Champions (15): 1909–10; 1919–20; 1929–30; 1937–38; 1939–40; 1952–53; 1953–54; 1962–63; 1964–65; 1965–66; 1970–71; 1979–80; 1988–89; 2005–06; 2006–07
  • Runners-up (14): 1932–33; 1933–34; 1934–35; 1940–41; 1945–46; 1948–49; 1950–51; 1961–62; 1963–64; 1966–67; 1969–70; 1992–93; 1997–98; 2002–03

Coppa Italia: The Coppa Italia Trophy - Coppa in Italian meaning Cup representing the Tournaments title. ...

  • Champions (5): 1938–39; 1977–78; 1981–82; 2004–05; 2005–06
  • Runners-up (5): 1958–59; 1964–65; 1976–77; 1999–00; 2006–07

Supercoppa Italiana: The 1977–78 Coppa Italia, the 30th edition of the major Italian domestic cup, was won by Internazionale, who defeated SSC Napoli in a one-legged final played at the neutral venue of Stadio Olimpico, Rome. ... Football in Italy      Categories: | | | | ...        Football in Italy Categories: | | | | ... // rsssf. ... // The first legs were played on November 8 and 9, 2006 The second legs were played on November 28, 29, 30, December 6 and 7, 2006 Home team in first leg listed first The first legs were played on January 9,10 and 11, 2007 The second legs were played... It has been suggested that Italian_Super_Cup be merged into this article or section. ...

  • Champions (3): 1988–89; 2005–06; 2006–07
  • Runners-up (2): 2000–01; 2007–08

The 2005 Italian Super Cup was a match contested by 2004-05 Serie A champions Juventus and 2004-05 Coppa Italia winners Internazionale. ... The 2006 Italian Super Cup was a match contested by the 2005-06 winners Internazionale and the 2005-06 Coppa Italia runners-up A.S. Roma. ... The 2007 Italian Super Cup was a match contested by Serie A winners Internazionale and Coppa Italia winners A.S. Roma. ...

International titles

The following titles include only those which are recognised by UEFA and FIFA. The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... This article is about the international association football organization. ...


European titles

UEFA Champions League (former European Cup): UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ...

  • Champions (2): 1963–64; 1964–65
  • Runners-up (2): 1966–67; 1971–72

UEFA Cup: The season 1963-64 of the European Cup football club tournament was won by Internazionale for the first time, in a final match against Real Madrid. ... The season 1964-65 of the European Cup football club tournament was won by Internazionale for the second time in row, in a final match against two-times former champions Benfica. ... The season 1966-67 of the European Cup football club tournament was won by Celtic F.C. in a tremendous final victory against Internazionale. ... The season 1971-72 of the European Cup football club tournament was won by for the second consecutive time by Ajax Amsterdam in the final against Internazionale Milano. ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ...

  • Champions (3): 1990–91; 1993–94; 1997–98
  • Runners-up (1): 1996–97

Mitropa Cup: The UEFA Cup 1990-91 was won by Inter Milan on aggregate over Roma. ... The UEFA Cup 1993-94 was won by Inter Milan on aggregate over Red Bull Salzburg (then called SV Casino Salzburg). ... The UEFA Cup 1997-98 was won by Inter Milan comfortably in an all-Italian final against S.S. Lazio. ... The UEFA Cup 1996-97 was won by FC Schalke 04 in penalties over Inter Milan. ... The Mitropa Cup was one of the first really international major European football cups for club sides. ...

  • Runners-up (1): 1932–33

World-wide titles

Intercontinental Cup: [19] Champions League Logo Copa Libertadores Logo The European/South American Cup, commonly referred to as the Intercontinental Cup, and also known as the World Club Championship or Toyota Cup, was a football competition endorsed by UEFA and CONMEBOL, contested between the winners of the European Champions League and the South...

  • Champions (2): 1964; 1965

FC Internazionale Milano as a company

According to The Football Money League published by consultants Deloitte, in season 2005-06 Inter were the 7th highest earning football club in the world with an estimated revenue of €206.6 million Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is one of the Big Four auditors. ...


Kit providers and sponsors

Years Sponsors
1981–1982 Inno-Hit
1982–1991 Misura
1991–1992 FitGar
1992–1995 Fiorucci
1995–present Pirelli
Years Kit providers
1979–1982 Puma
1982–1986 Mec Sport
1986–1988 Le Coq Sportif
1988–1991 Uhlsport
1991–1998 Umbro
1998–present Nike

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References

  1. ^ Inter Milan is never used in Italian and only ever used in English language countries
  2. ^ G-14's members. g14.com. Retrieved on 12 September 2006..
  3. ^ Factfile. SkySports.com. Retrieved on August, 2007.
  4. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Football_Championship_1921-22_%28C.C.I.%29
  5. ^ Storia. FC Internazionale Milano. Retrieved on 2007-09-06.
  6. ^ "Internazionale", SkySports.com, 8 June 2007. 
  7. ^ "Mancini's contract secret", Channel4.com, 8 June 2007. 
  8. ^ Squadra (Italian). FC Internazionale Milano. Retrieved on 2007-07-10.
  9. ^ "UFFICIALE: Grosseto, arriva Filkor dall'Inter", TuttoMercatoWeb, 2008-01-30. Retrieved on 2008-01-30. (Italian) 
  10. ^ Swedish youth international on the verge of switching nationality to Macedonian.
  11. ^ "Tutti I Presidenti", InterFC.it, 8 June 2007. 
  12. ^ "9 marzo 1908, 43 milanisti fondano l’Inter", ViviMilano.it, 24 June 2007. 
  13. ^ "Ambrosiana S.S 1928", Toffs.com, 24 June 2007. 
  14. ^ a b c "AC Milan vs. Inter Milan", FootballDerbies.com, 25 July 2007. 
  15. ^ "Research: Supporters of football clubs in Italy", La Repubblica official website, August 2007. (Italian) 
  16. ^ a b c d "Italian Ultras Scene", View from the Terrace, 29 June 2007. 
  17. ^ "Milan game ended by crowd trouble", BBC.co.uk, 25 July 2007. 
  18. ^ "Juve chief: Let’s beat Inter", Channel4.com, 8 June 2007. 
  19. ^ Up until 2004, the main FIFA football club competition was the Intercontinental Champions Club' Cup (so called European / South American Cup); since then, it has been the FIFA World Club Championship.

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