MILAN - Against Cagliari, Samir Handanovic made his 382nd appearance in an Inter shirt in all competitions. This is a particular landmark as the Nerazzurri’s captain drew level with legendary former Inter goalie Ivano Bordon. Handanovic joins Bordon as the goalkeepers with the second-most appearances for the Club, behind just Walter Zenga on 473.
He celebrated the milestone with a win and a clean sheet. Handanovic, now in his ninth season with the Nerazzurri, reached a total of 500 Serie A appearances in February, becoming the foreign goalkeeper with the most games played in the Italian top flight. He was voted as the best goalkeeper in the division in 2018/19 and also holds the Serie A record for most penalty saves: 25.
HANDANOVIC’S 382 GAMES FOR INTER
- 322 games in Serie A
- 16 games in the Coppa Italia
- 18 games in the Champions League
- 26 games in the Europa League
BORDON, 382 APPEARANCES AND A RECORD
Ivano Bordon, born in 1951, made his Inter debut on 8 November 1970 in a Derby that was won by AC Milan. He came on for the injured Vieri with the game at 1-0 and conceded the first goal of his career to a Rivera penalty. His first season with the first team ended with the Scudetto: nine appearances in 1970/71. He burst onto the scene during that controversial match against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the European Cup. Bordon became a hero in Berlin, saving a penalty and making a series of fabulous stops in the 0-0 draw.
Bordon was at Inter from 1970 to 1983. His trophy cabinet includes the Torneo di Viareggio in 1971, two Scudetti and two Coppa Italia titles. His second Serie A title with the Nerazzurri came in 1979/80 when Bordon set the Inter record for minutes without conceding a single goal: 686 between matchdays four and eleven.
He reached 382 appearances with Inter and then joined Sampdoria, but not before winning seven other more “alternative titles”: four Anglo-Italian Cups and the “Armando Picchi” National League Trophies.
Bordon became a world champion on two occasions: in 1982 as a player – though he didn’t play a single minute in Dino Zoff’s team at the tournament – and against in 2006 as part of Marcello Lipp’s coaching staff.
THE GOALKEEPERS WITH THE MOST APPEARANCES FOR INTER
- Walter Zenga 473
- Ivano Bordon and Samir Handanovic 382
- Julio Cesar 300
- Gianluca Pagliuca 234
- Francesco Toldo 233
- Lido Vieri 199
- Giuliano Sarti 198
- Giorgio Ghezzi and Angelo Franzosi 191