Relive Inter’s seven Coppa Italia wins

Relive Inter’s seven Coppa Italia wins


May 11th 2022

13 cup finals for the Nerazzurri and the last came in 2011

Inter’s clash against Juventus on Wednesday will be the side’s 14th Coppa Italia final. Out of the 13 to date, the Nerazzurri have won seven (in 1939, 1978, 1982, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011). Juventus and Roma have both beaten them twice in the final over the history of this competition, but in their seven wins, Inter have defeated Novara, Napoli, Torino, Roma (three times) and Palermo.

1939 | Ambrosiana Inter v Novara: 2-1 1959 | Inter v Juventus: 1-4 1965 | Juventus v Inter: 1-0 1977 | Milan v Inter: 2-0 1978 | Inter v Napoli: 2-1 1982 | Inter v Torino: 1-0, 1-1 2000 | Lazio v Inter 2-1, 0-0 2005 | Roma v Inter: 0-2, 0-1 2006 | Roma v Inter: 1-1, 1-3 2007 | Roma v Inter: 6-2, 1-2 2008 | Roma v Inter: 2-1 2010 | Inter v Roma: 1-0 2011 | Inter v Palermo: 3-1

RECORD APPEARANCES AND GOALSInter appearances Giuseppe Bergomi: 119 Giuseppe Baresi: 93 Giacinto Facchetti: 85

Inter goals Alessandro Altobelli: 46 Roberto Boninsegna: 36 Sandro Mazzola: 24

Alessandro Altobelli is by far the top goalscorer in the history of the Coppa Italia, with 56 goals in total, ahead of Boninsegna on 48. Roberto Mancini has the record for the greatest number of appearances on 120, followed closely by Bergomi.


18-05-1939    Novara 1-2 Ambrosiana Inter    8 Ferraris II, 26 Frossi, 59 RomanoTeam: Sain; Buonocore, Setti, Locatelli, Olmi, Campatelli, Frossi, Demaria, Guarnieri, Meazza, Ferraris. Coach: Tony Cargnelli.

The Nerazzurri’s first Coppa Italia trophy came in Rome, where the crowd sided straight away with Novara. It was a tough, tense game, which saw Inter take the lead through Pietro Ferraris’ first-half goal. Annibale Frossi’s great play then gave them a two-goal advantage after Atilio Demaria had put him through. In the second half, Novara pressed but Orlando Sain made some brilliant saves to maintain his side’s lead. Marco Romano eventually pulled one back for the Piedmontese side, but the Nerazzurri goalkeeper played a crucial role in ensuring that it was Inter who would take home the trophy.

08-06-1978    Inter 2-1 Napoli    6 Restelli, 18 Altobelli, 87 BiniTeam: Cipollini, Canuti, Fedele (Chierico), G. Baresi, Gasparini, bini, Scanziani, Oriali, Altobelli, Marini, Muraro (Anastasi). Coach: Eugenio Bersellini. 

After that first win, it was 39 years before Inter claimed their second Coppa Italia victory. It looked like they might wait longer as Eugenio Bersellini’s side started the game poorly and went a goal down after five minutes, but it didn’t take them long to draw things level through Alessandro Altobelli’s header. The winning goal came in the dying seconds as Giuseppe Baresi’s corner was headed in by Graziano Bini with just two minutes to play.

05-05-1982    Inter 1-0 Torino    40 SerenaTeam: Bordon, G. Baresi, Oriali, Marini, Bergomi, Bini, Bagni (Centi), Prohaska, Altobelli, Beccalossi, Serena.20-05-1982    Torino 1-1 Inter    13 Cuttone, 23 AltobelliTeam: Bordon, Bergomi, G. Baresi, Marini, Canuti, Bini, Bagni, Prohaska, Altobelli, Beccalossi (Serena), Oriali. Coach: Eugenio Bersellini.

The 1982 final was played over two legs, with Inter emerging 1-0 winners from the first match at San Siro thanks to a goal from Aldo Serena. They went on to win the trophy in Turin, but not before the home side had made life difficult, going ahead early on in the first half. However, another header from Altobelli, like he did four years earlier, meant that Bersellini’s side brought home the trophy.

12-06-2005    Roma 0-2 Inter     30 Adriano, 36 AdrianoTeam: Toldo, Zanetti, Materazzi, Mihajlovic, Favalli, Zé Maria, Stankovic, Cambasso, Kily Gonzalez (van der Meyde), Adriano, Martins (Cruz).15-06-2005    Inter 1-0 Roma     53 MihajlovicTeam: Toldo, Cordoba, Materazzi, Mihajlovic, Favalli (Gamarra), Ze Maria (Veron), C. Zanetti, Stankovic (Biava), Kily Gonzalez, Martins, Cruz. Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Another two-legged affair in 2005 saw Inter come off winners, but it was against Roma this time. The away leg was dominated by the Emperor himself Adriano, grabbing two goals: one with his head and another with a searing left-footed shot. At San Siro, Inter added to their advantage thanks to Sinisa Mihajlovic’s effort. It was the Nerazzurri’s first trophy under Roberto Mancini and Ivan Cordoba got to lift it.

03-05-2006    Roma 1-1 Inter    8 Cruz, 59 ManciniTeam: Julio Cesar, J. Zanetti, Cordoba, Samuel, Favalli (Burdisso), Figo, Pizarro, Cambiasso, Stankovic (Cesar), Cruz, Adriano (Martins).11-05-2006    Inter 3-1 Roma     6 Cambiasso, 79 Martins, 82 Nonda, 47 CruzTeam: Julio Cesar, J. Zanetti, Materazzi, Samuel, Favalli, Figo (Kily Gonzalez), Pizarro, Cambiasso, Stankovic (Solari), Cruz, Adriano (Martins). Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Finals against Roma became a regular affair, with four in a row and five in total between 2005 and 2010. In 2006, Julio Cruz’s first-half goal secured a draw in the first leg before Inter unleashed their full force at San Siro. A series of wonderful goals from Esteban Cambiasso, Cruz and Obafemi Martins gave Inter their fifth Coppa Italia win.

05-05-2010    Inter 1-0 Roma     40 MilitoTeam: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Cordoba (Samuel), Materazzi, Chivu, Cambiasso, J. Zanetti, Motta, Sneijder (Balotelli; Muntari), Eto'o, Milito. Coach: Jose Mourinho.

In 2010, there was a real battle between Inter and Roma, both in their league games and in the Coppa Italia. The final was played at the Stadio Olimpico with an electric atmosphere. Wesley Sneijder was forced to retire early, seeing him replaced by Mario Balotelli who had a brilliant game. Inter came out on top after an excellent effort from Diego Milito, the first of his four legendary goals. The final was a fiery affair, as Francesco Totti was handed a red card late on, just before Jose Mourinho’s Inter could start their celebrations.

29-05-2011    Inter 3-1 Palermo    26 Eto'o , 81 Eto'o , 90+3 Munoz, 90+7 MilitoTeam: Julio Cesar; Nagatomo, Lucio, Ranocchia, Chivu, Zanetti, Stankovic, Motta (Mariga), Sneijder (Milito), Pazzini (Pandev), Eto'o. Coach: Leonardo.

Inter grabbed their last Coppa Italia trophy in 2011 in a game played at the Stadio Olimpico against Palermo, but with Leonardo Araujo leading them from the bench this time. Samuel Eto’o put in a match-winning display, netting one goal in each half. Diego Milito put the icing on the cake by bagging a goal just before the whistle blew. In the starting line-up for that game was a young Andrea Ranocchia, who is the only player still here at the club. On the other side for Palermo, Matteo Darmian was on the bench, though he never got onto the pitch.

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