Zanetti: a birthday of records

ZANETTI: A BIRTHDAY OF RECORDS

In the heart of the fans, but also the stats that link his name to some surprising numbers

MILAN - Inter's symbol, but not only that. Javier Zanetti is in the hearts of fans, but also at the centre of statistics linking his name to historical records, both with Inter and with Argentina.

- Just 5 more matches and captain Zanetti, currently at 753 appearances for Inter, will reach Beppe Bergomi with 758

- On 23 January 2011, for Inter v Udinese, he reached 520 appearances in Serie A wearing the Inter shirt, surpassing Bergomi's record of 519

- He is the most winning captain in Inter's history, with 16 trophies won since arriving at Inter in the summer of 1995. Of these 16 he has raised 15 wearing the armband

- In the return leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, against Roma on 11 May 2011, Zanetti played his 1000th professional match, entering into the exclusive club of ten players with one thousand matches. Now the captain is at 1008

- With 536 games played in Serie A, he is in seventh place overall among the hundred players with more appearances, but he is the first among foreign players

- In a ranking of 20 active players in Serie A, he is first in appearances

- He has never been sent off in a Serie A match

- With 145 caps for Argentina, he is their all time appearance leader

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