Inter Milan Team Profile – Club History, Players, Managers & More

Welcome to our guide to all things Inter Milan. In this article you will learn everything that there is to know about the Italian giants, including the trophies that they’ve won, information on their players, managers, transfers and rivalries. Read on to become an Inter Milan expert.

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Inter Milan logoInter Milan Logo & History

Internazionale Milano was founded in 1908, after a split with the Milan Cricket and Football Club, which would later become AC Milan. The breakaway group were unhappy regarding the dominance of Italians in the Milan team and wanted to create a club that welcomed foreigners, naming it Football Club Internazionale Milano.

One of the founders of Inter was a painter named Giorgio Muggiani. He came up with the design for the Inter Milan badge in 1908, featuring the FCIM initials within a series of circles. Though the colours and details have changed over the years, that basic concept has remained in place.

A little known fact about Inter is they are the only club from all Serie A teams never to be relegated from Italian football’s top division. One of the country’s most successful sides, they dominated the domestic scene in the mid-1960s and for the second half of the 2000s.

Inter Milan Kit

Since the club was founded in 1908, the Inter Milan home kit has nearly always been black and blue. The club are nicknamed the Nerazzurri, which translates as ‘the black and blues’ and the Inter Milan shirt has black and blue stripes.

When it comes to the Inter Milan away kit, the traditional colour of the shirt is white. However, in recent years the Inter Milan jersey for away games has seen many different colours used.

Club Honours

  • Serie A / Italian Football Championship – 19 times: 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, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2020–21
  • Coppa Italia – 8 times: 1938–39, 1977–78, 1981–82, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2021–22
  • Supercoppa Italiana6 times: 1989, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2021
  • UEFA Champions League / European Cup – 3 times: 1963-64, 1964-65, 2009-10
  • UEFA Europa League / UEFA Cup – 3 times: 1990-91, 1993-94, 1997-98
  • FIFA Club World Cuponce: 2010
  • Intercontinental Cup – twice: 1964, 1965

Inter Milan have been champions of Italy on 19 occasions. This includes four successive Serie A titles between 2006 and 2010 with the previous season’s Scudetto also awarded to them. The club have also been very successful in European competitions.

Inter have been crowned champions of Europe three times and also won the UEFA Cup, now Europa League, on three occasions. Each time that Inter have become champions of Europe, they would also become the champions of the world, winning the old Intercontinental Cup twice and the FIFA Club World Cup once.

Latest Inter Betting Odds

Inter Milan are generally a short price to win the Scudetto on Serie A betting sites, not to mention the Coppa Italia, and this season is no exception. Here are their odds to win the domestic trophies in Italy this season, along with the latest Inter Milan Champions League price:

Competition Best Inter Milan Odds Bookmaker
Serie A 13/8 Betfred logo
Coppa Italia 7/2 logo betway
Champions League 50/1 BetUK logo

Inter Milan Squad

Some extremely talented footballers have been part of the Inter Milan team over the years. In this section we’re going to look some of the legends that have represented the club and highlight the current options available to Inter.

Inter Milan Goalkeeper Options

There have been some very solid goalkeepers at Inter Milan, including Ivano Bordon, Julio Cesar, Gianluca Pagliuca, Giuliano Sarti, Francesco Toldo and Walter Zenga. Here are the current goalkeepers at Inter Milan today:

  • 1. Samir Handanovic (Slovenia)
  • 21. Alex Cordaz (Italy)
  • 24. Andre Onana (Cameroon)

Inter Milan Defenders

Italian football is famed for the quality of the defending and the Inter backline has seen talents such as Giuseppe Bergomi, Andreas Brehme, Tarcisio Burgnich, Ivan Cordoba, Fulvio Collovati, Giacinto Facchetti, Ricardo Ferri, Lucio, Marco Materazzi and Walter Samuel at the San Siro. The current crop of defenders look like this:

  • 2. Denzel Dumfries (Netherlands)
  • 6. Stefan de Vrij (Netherlands)
  • 8. Robin Gosens (Germany)
  • 12. Raoul Bellanova (italy)
  • 32. Federico Dimarco (Italy)
  • 33. Danilo D’Ambrosio (Italy)
  • 36. Matteo Darmian (Italy)
  • 37. Milan Skriniar (Slovakia)
  • 46. Mattia Zanotti (Italy)
  • 47. Alessandro Fontanarosa (Italy)
  • 95. Alessandro Bastoni (Italy)

Inter Milan Midfielders

Former Inter Milan midfielders include Giuseppe Baresi, Esteban Cambiasso, Mario Corso, Luis Figo, Gianpiero Marini, Lothar Matthaus, Gabriele Oriali, Wesley Sneijder, Dejan Stankovic, Luis Suarez and Javier Zanetti. Here are the current of group midfielders that pull the strings at Inter now:

  • 5. Roberto Gagliardini (Italy)
  • 14. Kristjan Asllani (Albania)
  • 20. Hakan Calhanoglu (Turkey)
  • 22. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenia)
  • 23. Nicolo Barella (Italy)
  • 42. Lucien Agoume (France)
  • 45. Valentin Carboni (Argentina)
  • 77. Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia)

Inter Milan Strikers

Any successful team needs a cutting edge and Inter Milan have been able to boast of forwards like Adriano, Alessandro Altobelli, Roberto Boninsegna, Hernan Crespo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mauro Icardi, Jurgen Klinsmann, Giuseppe Meazza, Sandro Mazzola, Alvaro Recoba, Ronaldo, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Christian Vieri. The current selection of strikers at Inter are listed below:

  • 9. Edin Dzeko (Bosnia)
  • 10. Lautaro Martinez (Argentina)
  • 11. Joaquin Correa (Argentina)
  • 16. Eddie Salcedo (Italy)
  • 90. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

Inter Milan Players with Most Appearances

The best teams need loyal players who can bridge the generations with their service. Here are the players that were involved in the most Inter Milan fixtures during their time at the club.

Rank Player Name Years Serie A Games Coppa Italia Matches European Games Other Matches Total
1 Javier Zanetti 1995-2015 615 71 159 13 858
2 Giuseppe Bergomi 1979-1999 517 119 117 1 754
3 Gacinto Facchetti 1960-1978 476 85 68 5 634
4 Sandro Mazzola 1960-1977 418 80 63 4 565
5 Giuseppe Baresi 1977-1992 392 92 74 1 559
6 Mario Corso 1958-1973 414 41 48 5 503
7 Walter Zenga 1982-1994 328 73 71 1 473
8 Tarcisio Burgnich 1962-1974 359 47 57 4 467
9 Alessandro Altobelli 1977-1988 317 80 69 0 466
10 Ivan Cordoba 2000-2012 324 34 92 5 454

Inter Milan FC All Time Top Scorers

Some of the most talented forwards in the world have worn the black and blue of Inter Milan. Here are the top ten all-time goalscorers for Inter Milan.

Rank Player Name Years Serie A Goals Coppa Italia Goals European Goals Goals in Other Games Total
1 Giuseppe Meazza 1927-1940, 1946-1947 243 12 0 29 284
2 Alessandro Altobelli 1977-1988 128 46 35 0 209
3 Roberto Boninsegna 1969-1976 113 36 22 0 171
4 Sandro Mazzola 1960-1977 116 24 17 3 160
5 Luigi Cevenini 1912-1915, 1919-1921, 1922-1927 158 0 0 0 158
6 Benito Lorenzi 1947-1958 138 2 3 0 143
7 Istvan Nyers 1948-1954 133 0 0 0 133
8 Mauro Icardi 2013-2019 111 3 10 0 124
9 Christian Vieri 1999-2005 103 8 12 0 123
10 Mario Corso 1957-1976 78 13 10 0 101

Biggest Inter Milan Transfers & Signings

As one of the richest clubs in Italy and the world, Inter have made some huge signings and sold some brilliant players for massive fees. In this section we’re going to run through some of the biggest transfers involving the club.

10 Most Expensive Inter Milan Signings

A lot of Inter Milan news relates to their actions in the transfer market. Here are there top ten biggest signings.

Rank Player Name Year Signed Club Signed From Reported Fee
1 Romelu Lukaku 2019 Manchester United €80,000,000
2 Christian Vieri 1999 Lazio €49,000,000
3 Nicolo Barella 2020 Cagliari €40,500,000
4= Achraf Hakimi 2020 Real Madrid €40,000,000
4= Joao Mario 2016 Sporting Lisbon €40,000,000
6 Radja Nainggolan 2018 Roma €38,000,000
7 Hernan Crespo 2002 Lazio €31,500,000
8 Geoffrey Kondogbia 2015 Monaco €31,000,000
9 Gabriel Barbosa 2016 Santos €29,500,000
10 Francesco Toldo 2001 Fiorentina €28,500,000

Club’s 10 Most Expensive Sales

An inevitability when you have had as many good players as Inter Milan, is that other big clubs will want to sign your players. Here are the biggest ever player sales achieved by Inter over the years:

Rank Player Name Year Sold Club Signed From Reported Fee
1 Romelu Lukaku 2021 Chelsea €115,000,000
2 Zlatan Ibrahimovic 2009 FC Barcelona €69,000,000
3 Achraf Hakimi 2021 PSG €60,000,000
4 Mauro Icardi 2020 PSG €58,000,000
5 Ronaldo 2002 Real Madrid €46,000,000
6 Mateo Kovacic 2015 Real Madrid €29,000,000
7 Geoffrey Kondogbia 2018 Valencia €25,000,000
8= Samuel Eto’o 2011 Anzhi Makhachkala €21,800,000
8= Mario Balotelli 2010 Manchester City €21,800,000
10 Hernan Crespo 2003 Chelsea €21,200,000

Inter Milan Manager List

There is a high expectation when it comes to Inter Milan results. Failure to lands trophies won’t be tolerated for too long and consequently, the club have had a lot of managers since their formation. Here is the complete history of their managerial appointments.

  • Virgilio Fossati(1909-1915)
  • Nino Resegotti & Francesco Mauro (1919-1920)
  • Bob Spottiswood (1922-1924)
  • Paolo Schiedler (1924-1926)
  • Arpad Weisz (1926-1928)
  • Jozsef Viola (1928–1929)
  • Arpad Weisz (1929-1931)
  • Istvan Toth (1931–1932)
  • Arpad Weisz (1932-1934)
  • Gyula Feldmann (1934–1936)
  • Albino Carraro (1936)
  • Armando Castellazzi (1936–1938)
  • Tony Cargnelli (1938–1940)
  • Giuseppe Peruchetti and Italo Zamberletti (1940-1941)
  • Ivo Fiorentini (1941–1942)
  • Giovanni Ferrari (1942–1943)
  • Carlo Carcano (1945–1946)
  • Nino Nutrizio (1946)
  • Giuseppe Meazza (1947–1948)
  • Carlo Carcano (1948)
  • Dai Astley (1948)
  • Giulio Cappelli (1949-1950)
  • Aldo Olivieri (1950–1952)
  • Alfredo Foni (1952–1955)
  • Aldo Campatelli (1955)
  • Giuseppe Meazza (1955-1956)
  • Annibale Frossi (1956)
  • Luigi Ferrero (1957)
  • Giuseppe Meazza (1957)
  • Jesse Carver (1957-1958)
  • Giuseppe Bigogno (1958)
  • Aldo Campatelli (1959–1960)
  • Camillo Achilli (1960
  • Giulio Cappelli (1960)
  • Helenio Herrera (1960-1968)
  • Alfredo Foni (1968–1969)
  • Heriberto Herrera (1969–1971)
  • Giovanni Invernizzi (1971–1973)
  • Enea Masiero (1973)
  • Helenio Herrera (1973)
  • Enea Masiero (1974)

  • Luis Suarez (1974-1975)
  • Giuseppe Chiappella (1976-77)
  • Eugenio Bersellini (1977-1982)
  • Rino Marchesi (1982–1983)
  • Luigi Radice (1983–1984)
  • Ilario Castagner (1984–1986)
  • Mario Corso (1986)
  • Giovanni Trapattoni (1986-1991)
  • Corrado Orrico (1991)
  • Luis Suarez (1992)
  • Osvaldo Bagnoli (1992-1995)
  • Giampiero Marini (1994)
  • Ottavio Bianchi (1994-1995)
  • Luis Suarez (1995)
  • Roy Hodgson (1995-1997)
  • Luciano Castellini (1997)
  • Luigi Simoni (1997-1998)
  • Mircea Lucescu (1998-1999)
  • Luciano Castellini (1999)
  • Roy Hodgson (1999)
  • Marcello Lippi (1999-2000)
  • Marco Tardelli (2000-2001)
  • Hector Cuper (2001-2003)
  • Corrado Verdelli (2003)
  • Alberto Zaccheroni (2003-2004)
  • Roberto Mancini (2004-2008)
  • Jose Mourinho (2008–2010)
  • Rafael Benitez (2010)
  • Leonardo (2010-2011)
  • Gian Piero Gasperini (2011)
  • Claudio Ranieri (2011-2012)
  • Andrea Stramaccioni (2012-2013)
  • Walter Mazzarri (2013-2014)
  • Roberto Mancini (2014-2016)
  • Frank de Boer (2016)
  • Stefano Vecchi (2016)
  • Stefano Pioli (2016-2017)
  • Stefano Vecchi (2017)
  • Luciano Spalletti (2017-2019)
  • Antonio Conte (2019-2021)
  • Simone Inzaghi (2021-Present)

Inter Milan Stadium

616px San Siro Stadium Inter fans Derby 2009

The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, more commonly known as the San Siro, is the home to Inter Milan. AC Milan also play at the San Siro, with the teams alternating each week for home games.

With a capacity of 80,018, the San Siro has one of the biggest capacities of any football stadium. Inter and AC Milan have agreed to work together to build a new stadium to replace the San Siro, that will be next to the current ground.

Inter Milan Rivalries

As one of the biggest and most successful clubs in both Italy and Europe, Inter Milan have built up some big rivalries. In this section we’re going to profile some of the teams that Inter fans love to hate.

AC Milan vs Inter Milan

With the teams involved sharing the same stadium, the Derby della Madonnina between Inter Milan and AC Milan, is about as local as things can get. Madonnina translates as ‘Little Madonna’ and relates to the statue of the Virgin Mary at the top of the Duomo in Milan.

Inter are traditionally the team of the bourgeoisie of Milan, while AC Milan were the club for the working classes of the city. Guaranteed to meet twice a season in Serie A, the Milan clubs have also faced each other in both domestic and European cup games over the years. Here is the full breakdown of Inter Milan vs AC Milan results.

Competition Inter Milan Wins Draws AC Milan Wins
League Games 75 59 64
Coppa Italia Matches 9 8 10
European Games 0 2 2
Other Matches 1 0 2
Total 85 69 78

Juventus vs Inter Milan

The biggest fixture in Italy is the Derby d’Italia between Juve and Inter Milan. It’s the equivalent of El Clasico in Spain, with the Derby of Italy tag being coined by the journalist Gianna Brera in 1967.

With Juventus hailing from Turin, this is in part a rivalry based on geography, with the clubs coming from the two biggest cities in Northern Italy, though both clubs have supporters based across the country. They are also both very successful and have battled for trophies over the years. Here is the breakdown of Inter Milan vs Juventus results.

Number of Derby d’Italia Matches Inter Milan Wins Draws Juventus Wins
259 81 64 114

Liverpool vs Inter Milan

Rivalries can build against foreign teams in European competition. The Inter Milan vs Liverpool rivalry started in the 1964-65 season, when the teams met in the semi-finals of the European Cup. In the first-leg at Anfield, Inter took the lead, only for Liverpool FC to eventually win 3-1. The return fixture saw Inter Milan score three times without reply and win the game 4-3 on aggregate.

The teams faced each other most recently, in the last-16 of the 2021-22 Champions League. On that occasion, the Premier League team Liverpool won the first-leg 2-0 at the San Siro and though Inter won the second-leg 1-0, they were eliminated on aggregate.

Inter Milan vs Real Madrid

Another team that Inter Milan faced in the 2021-22 Champions League was Real Madrid. They were drawn together in the group stage, which was also the case in 2020-21, with Real Madrid winning all four games.

There is deep history to the Real Madrid vs Inter Milan fixture. Real Madrid knocked Inter out at the semi-final stage of the UEFA Cup in both the 1984-85 season and 1985-86. Most famously, Inter Milan defeated Real Madrid in the final if the 1963-64 European Cup, winning 3-1.

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