Inter Quiz | Hall of Fame Special, the defenders

Inter Quiz | Hall of Fame Special, the defenders


Jun 16th 2020

Statistics and facts on the defensive candidates for the 2020 Hall of Fame

MILAN – The Hall of Fame special Inter Quizzes continue. After having put the Nerazzurri fans to the test on the eight winners of the first two editions as well as challenging them about the midfield candidates, today we retrace the history of some of the defenders eligible for the 2020 Hall of Fame through stats and facts about their Inter journey.


1 – Giuseppe Bergomi is the second most capped player in Serie A throughout Inter’s history. For how many seasons did he register at least one appearance in the top flight?

Giuseppe Bergomi registered at least one top-flight appearance in 19 different seasons.

Here is the list of appearances for players who have only represented one club in Serie A:

Maldini, 647 appearances

Totti 619 appearances

Zanetti, 615 appearances

Bergomi, 519 appearances

Del Piero, 478 appearances


2 – Andreas Brehme played for Inter between the 1988/89 season and 1991/92 season. After his time with the Nerazzurri, to which team did he move?

After his spell with the Nerazzurri, Andreas Brehme moved to Real Zaragoza in Spain.

Here are Inter’s top German goal scorers in Serie A:

Lothar Matthäus, 40 goals

Jürgen Klinsmann, 34 goals

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, 24 goals

Andreas Brehme, 11 goals

Hansi Müller, 9 goals

Matthias Sammer, 4 goals

Lukas Podolski, 1 goal


3 – Tarcisio Burgnich is Inter’s most capped player in the Champions Cup, who ranks second?

Inter’s most capped player in the Champions Cup after Tarcisio Burgnich is Giacinto Facchetti.

Here is the list of the Nerazzurri’s top 5 most capped players in the Champions Cup:

Burgnich, 40 appearances

Facchetti, 39 appearances

Mazzola, 38 appearances

Jair, 34 appearances

Sarti, 32 appearances


4 – During his 60 appearances for the Nerazzurri in the Champions League, Iván Córdoba scored one goal for Inter in the competition, against whom?

The team against which Ivan Cordoba scored a Champions League goal for Inter was Newcastle back on 11 March 2003 at San Siro.


5 – Maicon is the only Inter defender to have provided 10+ assists in a single Serie A season during the last 15 seasons, when did he manage this feat?

During the historic Triplete-winning 2009/10 season, Maicon provided 11 assists in 33 Serie A appearances.

Maicon’s assists with Inter in Serie A:

2006/2007; 32 appearances; 7 assists

2007/2008, 31 appearances; 7 assists

2008/2009; 29 appearances; 5 assists

2009/2010; 33 appearances; 11 assists

2010/2011;28 appearances; 8 assists

2011/2012; 24 appearances; 4 assists


6 – Walter Samuel’s 90th-minute goal against Siena in January 2010 sealed the win in the final game of the first round of fixtures in that season. Who was the first central defender, after that, to score a Serie A goal for Inter having come off the bench?

Following Walter Samuel, Alessandro Bastoni was the first centre back to score a Serie A goal for Inter having been subbed on.


7 – Marco Materazzi scored 18 goals in Serie A for Inter, in which season did he score more than once against Siena?

The 2006/07 season. These are the teams against whom Materazzi scored most his goals for Inter in Serie A:

Siena (3); Lazio, Livorno, Roma, Torino (2)


8 – Lúcio scored three goals for Inter in Serie A, but only one of those came away from San Siro, in which stadium?

Lucio’s only goal away from home was scored at the Renato Dall’Ara stadium. Here are Lucio’s three goals in Serie A:

23/09/2009 – Inter vs. Napoli

11/09/2010 – Inter vs. Udinese          

24/09/2011 – Bologna vs. Inter


9 – Cristian Chivu made 115 appearances for Inter in Serie A. Who was the first Romanian player to wear the Nerazzurri shirt in the three points per win era?     

The first Romanian player to wear Inter’s jersey when it was three points for a win in the league was Adrian Mutu.

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