Mar 30th 2021

From the first logo designed by Muggiani in 1908 to the current one: Design, colours and special features

Our 113 years of history began on a March evening, in the heart of Milan. The night that Inter got their colours, the night when the Nerazzurri became the brothers and sisters of the world. That evening, Giorgio Muggiani designed the first logo of Foot-Ball Club Internazionale Milano, a distinctive and recognizable symbol that has always accompanied us, also defining our colours.

The victories and defeats, the legends and characters that have left a permanent mark, go hand in hand with the history and evolution of our logo. Over the years it has undergone many changes: from drastic and radical changes for reasons of force majeure to periods in which tradition and traits designed by Muggiani returned to dominate. The black and blue have always been present. The gold has played a central role more or less forever. The shapes, the presence of the snake, the star.

From 1908 to today: here is the history of the Inter crest.


We know the scene: March 9, 1908, Ristorante Orologio, Piazza Duomo 22, Milan. 44 founding members, including Giorgio Muggiani, painter, designer, artist, futurist. It is he who gave the crest of Foot-Ball Club Internazionale Milano its features: the letters F C I M superimposed on a gold background embraced by two concentric Nerazzurri circles. An Art Nouveau work, inspired by the crests of English clubs. Very modern traits for the time, which immediately included all the distinctive elements of the Interista universe: Internationality, Milan, the gold of the stars, the blue of the sky and the black of the night. In 1910 and 1920 Inter won the first two national league titles in their history.  


The demands of the fascist regime forced Inter to make changes to their name and their crest. The name became Ambrosiana, and the crest underwent a substantial change: from the original, only the rounded shape remained. The new crest was characterised by a fascist beam on a blue background, accompanied by the Visconti shield and the red cross shield of Milan. This crest only remained for the 1928/29 season.  


A new revolution in 1929: In the new crest, still rounded, the Nerazzurri stripes dominate, surrounded by gold. On a black background in the centre, the word AMBROSIANA appears in gold writing. The letters A and S appear on the sides, anticipating the change of name to the Sports Association.  


In 1933, the logo underwent a further evolution: for the first time the shape was square. The Nerazzurri stripes filled the background, while a leather ball appeared in the centre, the classic one used on the playing fields in years gone by. Writing surrounded the edges: Associazione Sportiva Ambrosiana, joined by the word INTER. A reference to our origins, a distinctive sign that has never abandoned the hearts of the fans, who are used to talking about and cheering on Inter.  


When the war was over, the name of our club changed back to INTER, who in the meantime had risen to five Scudetti and one Coppa Italia. The logo also returned to its original connotations, with a variation on the use of colours: the letters F C I M were now gold, on a white background. This was the first crest to appear on the jerseys: it would be an exclusive for the1958/59 season, the year of Antonio Valentin Angelillo's 33 goal haul.


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