About Inter Milan

F.C. Internazionale Milano, known as Inter Milan for short, was founded on 9 March 1908. They are the only club in Italy to have spent their entire history in the top tier of Italian football.

 

Inter Milan’s home kit traditionally features a black and blue vertically striped shirt. The club’s home stadium is the San Siro, also known as the Giuseppe Meazza. Inter moved into 81,277-seater stadium in 1947. Curiously, Inter share the stadium with their Milan rivals A.C. Milan, who have played their since 1926.

 

The derby match between the two Milan sides is known as the Derby della Madonnina and is one of the biggest matches in world football.

 

Inter Milan have won the league title eighteen times as well as the Italian Cup on seven occasions and the Italian Super Cup on five occasions. Their most recent Serie A title came in the club’s treble-winning 2009-10 season, which also included the Italian Cup and UEFA Champions League.

 

Inter have won two other European Cups, in the 1963-64 and 1964-65 seasons. The club has also won three UEFA Cups and the FIFA Club World Cup.

 

During his time at the club, Jose Mourinho won five major honours with Inter. Mourinho’s predecessor, Roberto Mancini won an unprecedented seven titles. Other notable title-winning managers include Giovanni Trapattoni, Rafael Benitez and Leonardo. Roy Hodgson also managed the club in two different spells.

 

Javier Zanetti holds the record for most club appearances. The Argentine made 858 appearances for Inter before retiring in 2014. Giuseppe Meazza is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer. Meazza scored 284 goals in his two spells with the club.

 

Ronaldo twice won FIFA World Player of the Year, in 1997 and 2002, while playing for Inter. Lothar Matthaus did the same in 1991. Other notable former players include Samuel Eto’o, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Luis Figo, Hernan Crespo, Christian Vieri, Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp and Jurgen Klinsmann.

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