Inter Milan History
Football Club Internazionale Milano, also known as Internazionale, Inter Milan or Inter, is a professional football club based in Milan, Italy. Internazionale plays in the Serie A, the top division of Italian football and is also the only Italian club to win a treble.
On 19th March 1908, Football Club Internazionale was born after a split with AC Milan. The reason for the split was an issue of foreign players. AC Milan decided to play foreign players in their team but, few members of the club were unhappy due to this decision and the club was divided. The name Internazionale comes from the founding members of the club who accepted foreigners and represents the brotherhood of the world.
Inter Milan Records
Inter Milan is the joint-second most successful club in Italy and is the only club in Italian football to have never been relegated from the top division.
Records held by Inter Milan are:
- Most seasons in Serie A - 87
- Most consecutive wins - 17
- Inter won the Quintuple by winning Serie A, the Coppa Italia, the Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup, and the Supercoppa Italiana
Inter Milan Stadium - San Siro
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is the home stadium of Inter Milan since 1947. It is shared with AC Milan and is also known as San Siro by the Milan fans. It is located in Milan, Italy and has a capacity of 80,018 seats.
Inter Milan new stadium
Inter Milan’s new owner has plans to build a new stadium for the club. Both Inter and AC Milan have decided to build a new stadium right next to San Siro and expect it to be completed by the 2022-23 season.
Inter Milan Logo
Inter Milan’s logo consists of the initials of Football Club Internazionale Milano, “FCIM” in the centre of a series of circles. This logo has been rebranded from time to time, but the main core of the logo has always remained the same.
Inter Milan Manager - Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte took charge of the managerial position at Inter Milan in 2019. Before Inter, he managed Chelsea and led them to Premier League glory. He has also enjoyed successful spells as a manager at Juventus and the Italian national team. Conte has been nicknamed “The Godfather” by his players at Juventus and italy
Inter Milan vs AC Milan
Inter Milan and AC Milan share the same ground and are known as each other’s biggest rivals. The match between them is known as the “Derby della Madonnina” and is one of the most popular derbies in the world. The derby has got its name from the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose statue is at the top of the Milan Cathedral.
Inter Milan Owner
Suning Holdings Group is the official owner and major stakeholder of the club. It is a Chinese private holding company and owns 68.55% shares of the club. Chinese entrepreneur Zhang Jindong is the owner of Suning Holding Group.
Inter Milan Nicknames
Inter Milan has always played in blue and black shirts throughout their history and this has given them the nickname “Nerazzurri”. As animals represent football clubs in Italy, grass snake called Biscione represents Inter. It has earned them the nickname “Biscione” as the snake holds a historic significance for the city of Milan. Inter has also been nicknamed “La Beneamata”, which means “The Cherished One”.
Inter Milan Trophies
Inter Milan Serie A Titles (18)
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Inter Milan Coppa Italia Titles (7)
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Inter Milan Champions League Titles (3)
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Inter Milan Europa League Titles (3)
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Inter Milan Club World Cup Titles (3)
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Inter Milan Treble Winning Season
Manager - Jose Mourinho
In 2009-10 season, Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho led Inter Milan to an impressive treble-winning season. Inter Milan became the only club in the history of Italian football to win a treble and conceded the fewest goals in their treble-winning season.
Inter won the Serie A title and then the Coppa Italia by defeating Roma 1-0 in the finals. They concluded their season, in the 2009-10 Champions League finals by defeating Bayern Munich 2-0 and making themselves the only treble winners in Italy. Jose Mourinho’s Inter is considered as one the best Italian side in recent years.
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Inter Milan Legends
Javier Zanetti holds the record of highest appearances for Inter Milan with 858 games. The Argentine midfielder played 19 years for the club and won 16 trophies with the club. He is also the most capped captain in Champions League. Inter Milan retired his jersey no. 4 in the player’s honour after his retirement.
Giacinto Facchetti was one of the first ever attacking fullbacks in the world. In his 18 years career, he played 634 games for Inter Milan. He was the part of greatest Inter Milan team ever, known as the “Grande Inter”. He died while he was serving as Inter Milan’s chairman after his retirement. The club retired his no. 3 jersey after his death as a tribute to him and his family.
Giuseppe Bergomi was a one-club man and spent his entire career with Inter Milan. Often called as "Lo zio", the Italian is considered one of the best defenders of Inter Milan and has made 748 appearances for the club in his 20 years career.
Giuseppe Baresi debuted for Inter Milan at the age of 19 and was an integral part of the team’s defence in the 1980s. The defender appeared for the club 559 times in his 15-year career. He served as the team’s captain and after his retirement, he served as the assistant manager for the club.
Alessandro Mazzola is considered as one of the greatest players of his generation. The Italian forward was a one-club man and played with Inter Milan for 17 years. He was an integral part of “Grande Inter”, the best Inter Milan team ever. He is 4th in highest appearances for the club as well as the 4th highest goalscorer for the club.
Inter Milan Top Scorer
Giuseppe Meazza is Inter Milan’s top goalscorer. The Italian forward netted 284 times in his 13-year career with Inter Milan. He is considered as the greatest Italian player ever and has led Italy to win 2 consecutive World Cups in 1934 and 1938 respectively. He is also the youngest player ever to score 100 goals in Serie A. Inter Milan named its stadium “Stadio Giuseppe Meazza”, in his honour.