11 legendary Nerazzurri line-ups

11 LEGENDARY NERAZZURRI LINE-UPS

It's 11/11 today, the perfect opportunity to look back at Nerazzurri starting elevens which made history with the Club

Today is 11/11, providing us with the perfect opportunity to look back at starting elevens which achieved trophy success with Inter, making history with the Club in the process.

1 | 1910: OUR FIRST SCUDETTO-WINNING TEAM

1910: la formazione dell'Inter campione d'Italia

Campelli, Fronte, Zoller I, Jenni, Fossati, Stebler, Capra II, Payer I, Peterly I, Aebi, Schuler.
Coach: Virgilio Fossati.

On 24 April 1910, Inter won their first ever Scudetto title. And they did it by beating Pro Vercelli 10-3 in a playoff showdown after the two teams had finished on the same number of points in the league. With Campelli in goal, the Nerazzurri lined up in a 2-3-5 pyramid formation, a tactical setup which, in time, would disappear as football evolved.

2 | 1964: INTER'S FIRST EUROPEAN TRIUMPH

1964: L'Inter batte il Real Madrid e diventa Campione d'Europa

Standing, left to right: Sarti, Guarneri, Facchetti, Milani, Burgnich, Picchi.
Crouching, left to right: Jair, Suarez, Mazzola, Tagnin, Corso.
Coach: Helenio Herrera.

Praterstadion, Vienna. With Herrera at the helm, Inter were crowned the European champions for the first time, beating Real Madrid 3-1 thanks to Milani’s goal and Mazzola’s brace. Sarti started in goal, while Picchi played in a sweeper position behind Burnich, Guarneri and Facchetti. Tagnin was given the responsibility of man marking Alfredo Di Stéfano, never letting the Los Blancos star out of his sight. Mazzola and Suarez also lined up in the middle of the park, while Jair and Corso played on the right and left respectively. Milani was the team’s striker.

3 | 1964: INTER CONQUER THE WORLD

1964: a Madrid l'Inter vince la Coppa Intercontinentale

Standing, left to right: Sarti, Guarneri, Facchetti, Malatrasi, Tagnin, Picchi.
Crouching, left to right: Corso, Milani, Domenghini, Peirò, Suarez.
Coach: Helenio Herrera.

A defeat in Avellaneda, a win at San Siro: in order to win their first Intercontinental Cup, Inter needed to overcome Independiente in a playoff showdown. With the rain pouring down at the Bernabeu in Madrid, the third fixture between the sides went to extra time, with Corso deciding matters in the 110th minute. The Nerazzurri were the club world champions for the first time in their history.

4 | 1965: EUROPEAN CUP SUCCESS AT SAN SIRO

1965: l'Inter batte il Benfica a San Siro nella finale di Coppa dei Campioni

Standing, left to right: Sarti, Facchetti, Guarneri, Bedin, Burgnich, Picchi.
Crouching, left to right: Jair, Mazzola, Peirò, Suarez, Corso.
Coach: Helenio Herrera.

It was Inter’s second consecutive European Cup final, and the Nerazzurri emerged victorious for the second time. The team took to the San Siro pitch wearing a white kit with a legendary black and blue horizontal stripe. Captain Picchi lifted the trophy following a 1-0 victory secured by Jair’s goal, with the Brazilian firing through the legs of Benfica goalkeeper Costa Pereira just before half-time. The most famous of Nerazzurri line-ups took to the pitch that day: Sarti, Burgnich, Facchetti, Bedin, Guarneri Picchi, Jair, Mazzola, Peirò, Suarez, Corso

5 | 1965: SECOND INTERCONTINENTAL CUP TRIUMPH

1965: l'Inter conquista la sua seconda coppa Intercontinentale

Standing, left to right: Facchetti, Guarneri, Bedin, Burgnich, Picchi.
Crouching, left to right: Jair, Mazzola, Sarti, Peirò, Suarez, Corso.
Coach: Helenio Herrera.

Inter and Independiente locked horns once more: in the first leg at San Siro, the Nerazzurri ran out 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Peirò and Mazzola (2). In the return fixture, which was played in a fiery atmosphere in Avellaneda, Herrera’s team stood firm, coming away with a 0-0 draw and winning their second consecutive Intercontinental Cup.

6 | 1989: INTER'S RECORD-BREAKING SIDE

L'Inter dei record, 1989

Standing, left to right: Zenga, Ferri, Berti, Bergomi, Serena, Matthäus.
Crouching, left to right: Diaz, Brehme, Bianchi, Matteoli, Mandorlini.
Coach: Giovanni Trapattoni.

The Inter side which won the Nerazzurri’s 13th Scudetto title, breaking Serie A records in the two-points-for-a-win era in the process. Over 34 matches, Inter picked up 58 points, scored 67 goals and conceded just 19. The team’s top scorer was Aldo Serena, who found the net 22 times. It was a legendary side containing idols such as Zenga, Berti and Bergomi, in addition to the Germans Brehme and Matthäus, the latter of whom would win the Ballon d'Or soon after.

7 | 1991: FIRST UEFA CUP TRIUMPH

1991: l'Inter conquista la Coppa Uefa

Standing, left to right: Zenga, Berti, Battistini, Ferri, Serena, Bergomi.
Crouching, left to right: Bianchi, A. Paganin, Brehme, Klinsmann, Matthäus.
Coach: Giovanni Trapattoni.

Inter’s first UEFA Cup triumph came in 1991, when they beat Roma over two legs. At San Siro, a goal from Berti and a penalty from Matthäus saw the Nerazzurri run out 2-0 victors. At the Olimpico, a real battle ensued, with Inter suffering a 1-0 defeat but ultimately winning on aggregate. The UEFA Cup belonged to Inter and was lifted into the sky by captain Bergomi.

8 | 1994: SECOND UEFA CUP SUCCESS

1994: l'Inter vince la Coppa Uefa a San Siro

Standing, left to right: Zenga, Jonk, Bergkamp, Klinsmann, Fontolan, Berti, Battistini.
Crouching, left to right: Sosa, A. Paganin, Manicone, Orlando, Bergomi.
Coach: Giampiero Marini.

It was a season where Inter struggled in the league but shone in Europe. Thanks in no small part to Dennis Bergkamp’s performances, the Nerazzurri won the UEFA Cup for the second time. And they did it at San Siro at the end of a two-legged showdown against Salzburg, with Wim Jonk’s goal at the Meazza building on Berti’s finish in the first fixture.

9 | 1998: RONALDO INSPIRES INTER TO THIRD UEFA CUP WIN

Parigi, 1998: l'Inter vince la Coppa Uefa

Standing, from left to right: Zé Elias, Colonnese, J. Zanetti, Pagliuca, West.
Crouching, from left to right: Simeone, Djorkaeff, Zamorano, Winter, Fresi, Ronaldo.
Coach: Luigi Simoni.

An unforgettable evening in Paris: Inter beat Lazio 3-0 thanks to goals from Zamorano, Zanetti and Ronaldo, thus winning the UEFA Cup for the third time. O Fenômeno was a truly mesmerising force.

10 | 2010: A TREBLE SEALED IN MADRID

L'Inter batte il Bayern e vince la Champions League

Standing, from left to right: Pandev, Julio Cesar, Maicon, Chivu, Lucio, Samuel.
Crouching, from left to right: J. Zanetti, Cambiasso, Eto'o, Milito, Sneijder.
Coach: José Mourinho.

At the Bernabeu, Mourinho’s Inter became the champions of Europe after already winning the Coppa Italia and the league that season. A Milito brace saw the Nerazzurri overcome Bayern Munich and get their hands on the Champions League.

11 | 2010: INTER BECOME CLUB WORLD CHAMPIONS AGAIN

2010: Abu Dhabi, l'Inter sul tetto del mondo

Standing, left to right: Maicon, Julio Cesar, Eto'o, Motta, Chivu, Lucio.
Crouching, left to right: Cordoba, J. Zanetti, Cambiasso, Milito, Pandev.
Coach: Rafa Benitez.

Inter finished off a magical year by winning the Club World Cup thanks to a 3-0 victory over Mazembe in Abu Dhabi. Eto'o, Pandev and Biabiany got on the scoresheet.


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