The special award candidates for Hall of Fame 2022
Club— Feb 1st 2023
For the second year running, the nominations will be chosen by $INTER fan token holders through a poll on Socios.com
Each edition of the Inter Hall of Fame sees a special prize awarded in recognition of an individual or institution who has left a mark on FC Internazionale Milano’s history in sporting term,s and also by integrating social initiatives that go beyond supporting the team.
In the first edition of the Hall of Fame, the special award went to the Moratti family for all the years of service towards the Nerazzurri cause, including an impressive haul of trophies that took the club to the top of the world in two different eras. Former Inter goalkeeper Astutillo Malgioglio received the second year's award thanks to his work with BUU (Brothers Universally United) to promote the most vulnerable, weak and marginalised. Ernesto Pellegrini came out on top in the 2020 edition, having been Club President during the record-breaking Scudetto-winning campaign and with his foundation offering hot meals to hundreds of people in difficult circumstances on a daily basis. 2021 was also the year that Peppino Prisco was remembered, 100 years after his birth and 20 years since his passing away. The Club's famous lawyer was honoured with a special ceremony, and an award given to his son, on the San Siro pitch.
The special award in the 2022 Hall of Fame will once again be chosen by Inter fans through a poll on Socios.com, the club’s Global Main Partner, as $INTER fan-token holders will get the chance to decide between four candidates for this prestigious award.
The poll will run between 31 January and 7 February, and the winner of the special award will be announced at the same time as the players entering the 2022 Inter Hall of Fame (so far, only two categories and two players have been revealed: goalkeeper Bordon, and defender Maicon.
For the special award, the three candidates are: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the association 'I Bindun' and Maria Letizia Verga no-profit organisation.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Born in Lippstadt on 25 September 1955, he was eventually brought to Inter in the summer of 1984 after some long negotiations. He had already got two Ballon d'Or awards to his name when he arrived, won in 1980 and 1981. And he proved to be worth the wait with some crucial and spectacular goals, and powerful and elegant play, forming a strong connection with the Nerazzurri jersey and faithful in his three seasons. He unfortunately never won any silverware with the club making him ineligible to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, hence his candidature to this special award.
I Bindun In Lombard dialect, it means “travellers”. They are a group of friends who since 1982 have been busy making people smile to those who have received little from life. Footballers, sports enthusiasts, and people of goodwill have all come together to help people who are struggling in life, organising entertainment shows, singing contests, football matches, and sporting events. Among the founders are three authentic Nerazzurri flag-bearers: Beppe Bergomi, Beppe Baresi, and Riccardo Ferri. Over the years, many services and structures have been set up, including educational centres for young people, accommodation centres, and services for people with psychological distress, as well as providing clean, positive sporting services, solidarity and support, and friendship, all made from a deep Nerazzurri soul.
Comitato Maria Letizia Verga association Getting back to play is already a bit like healing. This is the spirit that Inter follows closely through the projects of the “Comitato Maria Letizia Verga association", who since 1979 has been aiming to improve the quality of life for children with blood illnesses. Events, stadium invites, and moments on the pitch through collaboration with Inter Campus are just some of the Nerazzurri activities the children from the Haematology ward at Monza General Hospital are involved in, showing the importance of sport in recovering from Leukemia Infant lymphoma.