MILAN - It had never happened before. As the slogan on inter.it says, but more important, as the history of the Italian youth sector from 1984 until today says: never before had any club managed to win three out of the four national youth championships until F.C. Internazionale did this season.
The Scudetto Primavera, the Scudetto Juniores-Berretti and the Scudetto Giovanissimi. To these three titles we can add the first ever European championship, which the Primavera team won: The NextGen Series. Not to be forgotten are at least three other tournaments in the various categories: the Arco di Trento for the Allievi (who went on to reach the semi-finals of the championship), the Memorial Gaetano Scirea and the national stages of the Manchester United Premier Cup once again for the Giovanissimi.
To sum it up this has been a record season for these great young Nerazzurri stars.
If you look back over the list of Italian Youth Sector trophy winners which was published in the last issue of "Sprint & Sport", a weekly magazine dedicated to professional and amateur youth football, you can see for yourself that what Inter achieved last season had never been done before. Torino is the only team, in the 1988 season, who can claim they won three Italian titles (the Scudetto with the Primavera and Juniores-Berretti teams), but one of them was a Coppa Italia (Primavera): so the Granata won three titles but by two teams, but all of Roberto Samaden's men won 4 with three different teams.
Congratulations to all of those players who did their bit, whether it was big or small, working to make the Inter Youth Sector as it stands today, the best in Italy and the first in the history of the Champions of Europe.