We are going to take a look at some of the famous Inter Milan fans from around the globe. Founded in 1908, the Milan based club has a rich history. They share one of the fiercest footballing rivalry with cross-town neighbours AC Milan. History suggests that majority of Inter fans have been from the middle-class section of the society, while the working class people root for AC Milan, the red half of the city Milan. Though these two clubs share a ground, the famed San Siro, also known as the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, they have over the years been embroiled in a fierce rivalry. Though AC Milan were founded earlier in 1899, Inter also has had a huge fanbase throughout their history. Milan’s blue half have an enviable record both in Italy and across Europe. The Nerazzurri have an enviable collection of 18 League titles, which makes them the third most succesfull club in Italy (after Juventus and AC Milan). They also have won 7 Coppa Italia trophies and have also tasted success in Europe at the European Cup/Champions League on three occasions (1963-64, 1964-65, 2009-10). Here’s a look at five of the most famous fans of Inter Milan:
#5 Andrea Bocelli
Italian crooner Andrea Bocelli is an Inter Milan fan. The classical and Latin-pop singer has been a lifelong fan of Internazionale inspite of turning blind at the age of 12.
He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, but was unfortunate to lose his eyesight after an accident while playing football. He had been as a kid diagnosed with congenital glaucoma, and turned worse during a game of football. He suffered a hit on the head while playing in 1970, as a 12-year-old, that led to permanent loss of eyesight.
But he didn’t let his disability affect his love for the game and for his boyhood club Inter Milan. The 2-time Brit Award winner has continued to churn out classical hits in Italy and abroad, all the while supporting his first love Inter Milan.