Inter Quiz | Hall of Fame special, midfielders


Facts and statistics on the midfielders eligible for the 2020 edition

MILAN - Today marks the second of our special Hall of Fame Inter Quizzes. Having tested Nerazzurri fans’ knowledge on the eight winners from the first two editions, today we’re turning back time to look at the some of the midfield candidates for the 2020 Hall of Fame, with all of their stats and achievements from their days at Inter.

1 - Esteban Cambiasso played 315 games in Serie A across his ten seasons with the Nerazzurri (from 2004/05 to 2013/14). Who was the only non-Italian player to play more games in the league in this period?

With 324 Serie A appearances for Inter in this period, Javier Zanetti was the only player from overseas to play more games than Cambiasso in the Italian top flight.

Here is the Top 3 for appearances by foreign players in Serie A between 2004/05 and 2013/14:

Zanetti 324

Cambiasso 315

Pandev 297

2 - Mario Corso played 502 games in all competitions for Inter. How many other players have hit the 500-mark for Nerazzurri appearances?

Just five other players have played 500 games for the Nerazzurri.

Here is the Top 6 for Inter appearances in all competitions:

Javier Zanetti 858

Giuseppe Bergomi 756

Giacinto Facchetti 634

Sandro Mazzola 565

Giuseppe Baresi 559

Mario Corso 502

3 - Youri Djorkaeff is the only Frenchman to have scored a Serie A hat-trick for Inter. Along with his three goals against Empoli, he also scored two braces for the Club. Who’s the only other French player to have scored two goals in a league game for the Nerazzurri?

The only other Frenchman to have scored a top-flight brace for Inter is Laurent Blanc.

Here are all of the times French players have scored more than one goal in a Serie A game for Inter:

27/09/97 – Djorkaeff vs. Lecce 2

15/11/98 – Djorkaeff vs. Sampdoria 2

07/02/99 – Djorkaeff vs. Empoli 3

20/02/00 – Blanc vs. Piacenza 2

4 – Luis Figo played 105 games in Serie A for Inter. Which of his Italian teammates did he play the most games with in the Italian top flight?

The Italian teammate most often found on the pitch with Figo was Marco Materazzi (54 games).

Here are the Italian players with the most Serie A appearances in games where Luis Figo was playing:

Materazzi 54

Favalli 22

Balotelli 19

Grosso 19

Toldo 17

5 - Sandro Mazzola is the top scorer in the European Cup/Champions League in Inter’s history. How many goals did he score in the competition in a Nerazzurri shirt?

Mazzola scored 17 goals in the competition for the Nerazzurri.

Here are the Nerazzurri’s top scorers in the European Cup/Champions League:

Mazzola 17

Adriano 14

Cruz 13

Crespo 11

Jair 11

Eto'o 10

6 - Against which team did Thiago Motta score his first Champions League goal in a Nerazzurri shirt?

Thiago Motta scored his first Champions League goal for Inter against Schalke 04.

7 - In January 2010, Wesley Sneijder scored two free kicks in the same game against Siena in Serie A. Who was the last Nerazzurri player before him to achieve this feat?

The player to last do this before him at Inter was Sinisa Mihajlovic. His brace of direct free kicks for Inter in Serie A came on 12/02/2005 against Roma at San Siro.

8 - In how many Milan Derbies in Serie A did Gabriele Oriali get on the scoresheet?

Oriali scored five goals in Serie A Derbies against AC Milan:

19/11/1972 AC Milan vs. Inter 1972/73

24/03/1974 AC Milan vs. Inter 1973/74

18/03/1979 Inter vs. AC Milan 1978/79

02/03/1980 AC Milan vs. Inter 1979/80

25/10/1981 AC Milan vs. Inter 1981/82

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