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Jawsh
12 Feb 10, 07:13
Dont know if this article has been posted before (it is a year old, so please delete thread if it has or move if its not in the right location). I found this to be an interesting read of all our former and present legends as i would call them. Im sure a few of you will find it a good read.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/european_football/article5921988.ece

Do you think everyone is deserving on this list, and or can you think of anyone missing that should be there instead?

Luka
12 Feb 10, 08:42
:star::star::proud:


14. Benito Lorenzi (1947-1958)

When the referee whistled for a controversial penalty against Inter in a Milan derby, he went to the substitutes' bench, retrieved a lemon and, with the match official distracted, hid it under the ball which had been placed on the penalty spot. When Milan took the penalty, the lemon acted as a divot and the ball sailed over the crossbar.

Stefan
12 Feb 10, 09:09
Fachetti should be number 1 imho on that list.

Black&Blue
12 Feb 10, 09:10
Fachetti should be number 1 imho on that list.

No,Meazza is one of the best players of all the time with Pelè,Maradona and Garrincha.

Jawsh
12 Feb 10, 10:06
I also had a bit of a laugh at that one too Luka, I wonder if Lorenzi would have got any form of punishment from the League??

When it comes to those last four players on that list I think anyone of them could have been number 1, but at the end of the day IMO I would have put it that way also.

brehme1989
12 Feb 10, 10:13
Great find, I was thinking of starting a Top 10 best Inter players thread but apparently there's already an article that goes even deeper :D

brehme1989
12 Feb 10, 10:24
Here's the list, detaiils are on the first post by Jawsh's link:

50. Ivan Zamorano (1996-2000)
49. Attilio Giovannini (1948-1954)
48. Annibale Frossi (1936-1942)
47. Joaquín Peiró (1964-1966)
46. Angelo Domenghini (1964-1969)
45. Gianluca Pagliuca (1994-1999)
44. Ermanno Aebi (1910-1922)
43. Graziano Bini (1971-1985)
42. Ruben Sosa (1992-1995)
41. Giampiero Marini (1976-1986)
40. Dejan Stankovic (2004-present)
39. Nicola Berti (1988-1998)
38. Giorgio Ghezzi (1951-1958)
37. Jürgen Klinsmann (1989-1992)
36. Gianfranco Bedin (1964-1974)
35. Luigi Allemandi (1928-1935)
34. Riccardo Ferri (1981-1994)
33. Gino Armano (1948-1955)
32. Esteban Cambiasso (2004-present)
31. Attilio Demaria (1931-1936, 1938-1943)
30. Virgilio Fossati (1909-1915)
29. Giuseppe "Beppe" Baresi (1976-1992)
28. Gabriele "Lele" Oriali (1970-1983)
27. Servaas "Faas" Wilkes (1949-1952)
26. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1984-1987)
25. Evaristo Beccalossi (1978-1984)
24. Andreas Brehme (1988-1992)
23. Christian Vieri (1999-2005)
22. Jair (1962-1967, 1968-1972)
21. Luigi "Zizi" Cevenini (1912-1915, 1919-1921, 1922-1927)
20. Ronaldo (1997-2002)
19. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2006-present)
18. Antonio Valentin Angelillo (1957-1961)
17. Aldo Campatelli (1936-1950)
16. Walter Zenga (1982-1994)
15. Tarcisio Burgnich (1962-1974)
14. Benito Lorenzi (1947-1958)
13. Roberto Boninsegna (1969-1976)
12. Alessandro Altobelli (1977-1988)
11. Lothar Matthaeus (1988-1992)
10. Istvan Nyers (1948-1954)
9. Javier Zanetti (1995-present)
8. Lennart "Nacka" Skoglund (1950-1959)
7. Armando PIcchi (1960-1967)
6. Giuseppe "Beppe" Bergomi (1980-1999)
5. Mario Corso (1957-1973)
4. Sandro Mazzola (1960-1977)
3. Luis Suárez (1961-1970)
2. Giacinto Facchetti (1960-1978)
1. Giuseppe Meazza (1927-1940)

Nyall
12 Feb 10, 10:24
adriano, toldo, cordoba should all be apart of that list in one form or the other.

Suneet
12 Feb 10, 10:28
Toldo, Cordoba might have an outside shot...

but Adriano?!!

brehme1989
12 Feb 10, 10:29
The list is probably accurate enough. I would say that Andreas Brohme and Lotthar Matthaus are quite low on that list for what they offered.
Cordoba is definitely not better than any of the defenders mentioned, but in our eyes he's a legend. I'm a great fan of Toldo, but he was no better than Pagliuca, and definitely no better than Zenga. He would be the third keeper if there was one I'd say. Adriano, no way, I'm sorry. Just had 2 good years with us.
And since you will tell me that Ronaldo was the same, it has almost no similiarities, although having an Adriano in his prime now would have been amazing(and perhaps then he could make such a list)

I'm quite disappointed that Diego Simeone and Youri Djorkaeff aren't included, but they didn't win much(or anything) during their time, and I noticed that most of the players were either from Herrera's Inter, or part of dominant teams. That's why we have Cambiasso and Stankovic instead of two greater players in Simeone and Djorkaeff.

Nyall
12 Feb 10, 10:34
Toldo, Cordoba might have an outside shot...

but Adriano?!!

Karl Heinz "Kalle" Rummenigge is there and he spent the waning years of his career at the club, and was always injured. Adriano scored 79 goals for us and was our second most prolific scorer in the last decade. For some reason people seem to overlook this in favor remembering his problems.

Suneet
12 Feb 10, 10:50
Karl Heinz "Kalle" Rummenigge is there and he spent the waning years of his career at the club, and was always injured. Adriano scored 79 goals for us and was our second most prolific scorer in the last decade. For some reason people seem to overlook this in favor remembering his problems.

Says the guy who hates Ibra, because he left us with 50mil.:rollani: for kissing another jersey.

Adri is a bigger traitor than Ibra, because we did everything to revive him, sent him to Brazil on a six month playing holiday and paid his wages when he was out drinking in clubs...... and says he woudnt mind playing for Meelan.

Jagger
12 Feb 10, 11:03
Where´s Gresko?

Nyall
12 Feb 10, 11:32
Says the guy who hates Ibra, because he left us with 50mil.:rollani: for kissing another jersey.

Adri is a bigger traitor than Ibra, because we did everything to revive him, sent him to Brazil on a six month playing holiday and paid his wages when he was out drinking in clubs...... and says he woudnt mind playing for Meelan.

I don't Ibra for kissing the badge I hate Ibra for a whole bunch of other shit he did. And didn't Adriano decline his wages whilst he played for Sao Pablo? AND if Meelan won everything and offered Zlatan a free ride to a UCL like Barca did he would join them without thought... Zlatan did that to his beloved Juve, which he supported as a child, and you think he wouldn't have done the same to us?

If Adriano was a traitor he would be in Europe right now making twice as much he is now at a big club but as things stand he's in Brazil and showing no intent of returning to Europe. That alone shows that him being away from his family could have been part of the problem. He could have still been here earning 5 million a year here or possibly at Milan. :rollani: (If these clowns were going to take Mancini off our hands, you honestly think Galliani wouldn't have hopped on the chance to sign a player he's dreamed about for years?) But he's playing in a much lesser league, NOT taking any cheap shots at his past team or fans.

Ibra left us with a wad of cash and Eto'o and whatever but weren't we rumored to have rejected bids from Madrid higher than Ibra's fee for Adriano? You don't see any players on this team saying anything negative about Adriano and some even wore his jersey in our Scudetto celebrations. On the other hand more than 3 players have said something not positive about Ibra and so far NONE of the players have shown any signs that they miss the Swede often redirecting questions related to him in a positive reference to Diego and Samu.

If Adriano wanted to hurt Inter he could do it with ease. Especially right now, being Brazil's top scorer and on the Brazilian NT. He simply needs to have a PR and say he wants to leave his club and sign for Milan. Then nothing would stop him from joining the club. But that's not happened yet is it? So I fail to see where your traitor label of Adriano comes from?

(Disclaimer: This is terribly written and jumbled up all over the place but please excuse this. :))

Handoyo
12 Feb 10, 11:46
That list is a farce. Zanetti @ 9!? Ronaldo better than Deki & Cambi. Bah humbug, just some typical clueless English article pretending they know-it-all.

Luka
12 Feb 10, 11:54
This is the list based on "players achievement", and is similar to the idea of people, who for example still value Vieri as grande Inter.

There is close to no interista who would put Ronaldo in that list. That is the clear sign on what basis this list was made.

brehme1989
12 Feb 10, 12:04
That list is a farce. Zanetti @ 9!? Ronaldo better than Deki & Cambi. Bah humbug, just some typical clueless English article pretending they know-it-all.

And what position should Zanetti be? Anything in the Top 10 is justified, Top 15 is somewhat acceptable, but he's not Top 5 material with the likes of Meazza, Facchetti, Mazzola, Corso, Luis Suarez(greatest Spanish player ever) and Bergomi.

EDIT:

The 10 BEST players to have played for Inter(despite performance etc) for me are:
1) Ronaldo
2) Giuseppe Meazza
3) Giaccinto Facchetti
4) Lothar Matthaus
5) Sandro Mazzola
6) Luis Suarez
7) Roberto Baggio
8) Mario Corso
9) Giuseppe Bergomi
10) Javier Zanetti

Stefan
12 Feb 10, 12:43
No,Meazza is one of the best players of all the time with Pelè,Maradona and Garrincha.

Not disputting that but for me meazza number 2 as all time great interisti behind fachetti. Fachetti changed the way fullbacks operated and is still rated as one if not the best fullbacks of all time. Throw in what he contributed to inter of the field and there is no contest.

Black&Blue
12 Feb 10, 12:53
However this is one of the worst classification EVER.....
they forgot the second best of Inter history,the second best of Italy history and one of the best 5 all the time......
the man that made this shit has no clue about soccer and Inter history.

Universe
12 Feb 10, 12:54
Recoba could have been 51 ;)

brehme1989
12 Feb 10, 12:55
they forgot the second best of Inter history,the second best of Italy history and one of the best 5 all the time......
the man that made this shit has no clue about soccer and Inter history.

Who are you referring to?

Black&Blue
12 Feb 10, 12:56
Recoba could have been 51 ;)

Recoba is not even in 1.000.000.000,just like Adriano.

Black&Blue
12 Feb 10, 13:10
Who are you referring to?

Giovanni Ferrari

rockball
12 Feb 10, 13:15
Baresi at 29 seems too low to me.

Black&Blue
12 Feb 10, 13:18
Baresi at 29 seems too low to me.

the classification is all wrong except only for Meazza 1.

Raul Duke
12 Feb 10, 13:23
Recoba could have been 51 ;)

Djorkieff 52

DIN011
12 Feb 10, 14:00
Zlatan did that to his beloved Juve, which he supported as a child, and you think he wouldn't have done the same to us?
Eehh, he supported Inter as a child. There's an old video of him saying that.

brehme1989
12 Feb 10, 14:01
And his room is full of Inter posters, mostly Ronaldo.

rsz85
12 Feb 10, 15:29
Am i the only one who thinks this Lorenzi-story is rather a legend than a real story? (i had already knew this lemon-story)

I can't believe that Milanista penalty-taker didn't see and realize what did Lorenzi do around the penalty spot.

This is a bit unbelievable for me.

Luka
12 Feb 10, 15:43
Could be ;)

You're right. It is hard to believe a milan player wouldn't notice that before kicking the ball.

Opeum
12 Feb 10, 15:50
where's figo?

brehme1989
12 Feb 10, 16:02
Guys, in football pitches, even until the mid 90s there were all sort of items lying on the ground. It wasn't jungle, but it was obvious and yet remained unnoticed. I doubt anyone would single out that there's a piece of lemon like they would do now.

Assumption: Benito Lorenzi. True story.

Handoyo
12 Feb 10, 17:54
Ronaldo. :D

Yuko, you're shitting me right?

I know you have a man crush on him and I know you're gonna be biased but Ronaldo the greatest Inter player ever? :D Over Zanetti, Facchetti, Bergomi, Meazza? :D

Zladrianespo
12 Feb 10, 18:25
Wheres Matrix?

jmaster
12 Feb 10, 18:55
That list is a farce. Zanetti @ 9!? Ronaldo better than Deki & Cambi. Bah humbug, just some typical clueless English article pretending they know-it-all.

Couldn't agree more. Well said mate :)

brehme1989
12 Feb 10, 19:41
I know you have a man crush on him and I know you're gonna be biased but Ronaldo the greatest Inter player ever? :D Over Zanetti, Facchetti, Bergomi, Meazza? :D

I said greatest player, DESPITE their performance at Inter. Ronaldo is among Pele and Maradona in terms of football. He's godlike, like it or not, whether you cried for 3 months after he left, or whether you wet your pants after he scored goals for Inter. Ronaldo was the real shit. And being an Interista, I'm proud that my team had such a player in its ranks.

Ronaldo for some people is the best player ever, not many were better, and that probably means that he is the best player(overall) to have played for Inter. If you don't like this fact, it's not my problem or anyone else's. It's just the truth, and for some odd reason you don't like it, be it because "it hurts" or whatever other reason.

As for Ronaldo and myself, he definitely isn't the most important player of Inter. He sure brought some fans, including half the forum I would guess, but he was still at PSV when I fell in love with black&blue. I just happen to acknowledge facts, and fact is that he was the most popular player we had, fact is that he was the best player we had in the last 102 years despite not being able to utilise him fully for whatever reason, fact is, Ronaldo was the best and since his emergence, no one can state with honesty that there is someone better than him.

If you could only see this objectively...then you would understand. Apparently everyone goes blind when they hear the name Ronaldo, and the funny thing is, you probably are the only guys that think Ronaldo betrayed Inter, rather than Cuper wanted him out. I even have comments by Cuper on a Spanish paper saying that he was glad Ronaldo left, back from 2002, but no, Ronaldo is a traitor for leaving us, for Real of all teams! The best team in the world at the time... Even Zanetti could have been tempted to move to Real at that time!!! So he wasn't the best Interista there was, he was definitely supporting us from Spain, he also wanted to return at some point, but we didn't want him back because he was "fat". He begged us to sign him the winter before joining Milan. He tried to return 3 times, and we closed the door to him, he went to Milan, and "we" called him a bigger traitor.

Just remove those Ronaldo-hatred glasses, see this objectively, and you might acknowledge the fact that Ronaldo is the best player that has graced the football pitches in the last 15 years.


"Moratti's decision in 2002 was different as he expressed confidence in Cuper at the expense of Ronaldo. The Inter president later admitted that he had probably made the wrong choice."

hallak
12 Feb 10, 23:58
i kinda hoped zanetti takes 1st spot but there are great legends who served inter way before i was born to make a judgment on their position on the list

skeet
13 Feb 10, 03:30
Evaristo Beccalossi :eek::eek::eek:

is the article about him true?

i can't believe i never heard of an inter player who embarrassed juve so bad that he wasn't allowed to play for italy

can someone link a video of him?

Handoyo
13 Feb 10, 07:09
Yuko, there's a difference between the greatest Inter player and the greatest player to ever play for Inter. Let's leave the how-good-he-is debate for now and if you consider that Ronaldo just probably spent 100 matches or so for us, he certainly can't be considered better than players who played 500+ games like Zanetti or heck maybe even Cordoba. I guess you're picking Ronaldo based on the 2nd criteria that I mentioned earlier, in which probably you'll consider Ronaldo to also be Milan's best ever player too regardless how little time he spent there. I don't wanna dance about the Ronaldo exit debate with you again, we've been down that road too many times (:D) but I just can't accept you saying Ronaldo is Inter's greatest player ever.

rsz85
13 Feb 10, 08:01
Guys, in football pitches, even until the mid 90s there were all sort of items lying on the ground. It wasn't jungle, but it was obvious and yet remained unnoticed. I doubt anyone would single out that there's a piece of lemon like they would do now.

Assumption: Benito Lorenzi. True story.


Youtube it for me, then i will believe! :D

brehme1989
13 Feb 10, 09:40
About Ronaldo, we'll just leave it.
About Beccalossi, I saw some videos of his goals, including a great lob against Napoli I think. There's this member on youtube: inter070 , the guy has everything.
About Lorenzi, I doubt many have video of that game, let alone such a detailed part of it, in a time were probably one camera was on pitch. I want to see the penalty kick at least tbh.

Opeum
13 Feb 10, 10:18
"nature and human biology did not intend to create man so big, so strong and so heavy who could also move so fast." LOL..but at the same time it's a beautiful way that doc describe Vieri.

Adam
13 Feb 10, 10:22
Where's Recoba? I guess the times never heard some people on this forums definition of a "football legend". :D

Opeum
13 Feb 10, 10:37
no figo also.. :s althought not really a fan of him.. but surely if deki and cuchu among the top 50, why shouldn't figo too?

brehme1989
13 Feb 10, 10:44
Apparently, it's the media who decide who's legend and who's not. It's all up to the hype someone will get. Like Ferrari from the 30s who won 8 leagues which is a record. You don't hear about him, but you hear about Rivera, who was exceptionally talented, but was also Mazzola's understudy in the 1970 world cup. Rivera(milan) is considered better than Mazzola now, while I heard from people who lived those times that Mazzola was better, or at least equal to Rivera. Milan has grown more succesful, and their legend gets more hype. Media controls the archives, and thus, makes history, unless you are lucky to prove otherwise.

In 15 years we'll see who is going to be remembered and who is not(from our recent history)

rsz85
13 Feb 10, 13:16
no figo also.. :s althought not really a fan of him.. but surely if deki and cuchu among the top 50, why shouldn't figo too?

Deki and Cuchu play their prime here at Inter for 6-7 years or more.

Figo came here too late and he had only 2 good years and another 2 not-so-good...

skeet
13 Feb 10, 13:32
About Ronaldo, we'll just leave it.
About Beccalossi, I saw some videos of his goals, including a great lob against Napoli I think. There's this member on youtube: inter070 , the guy has everything.
About Lorenzi, I doubt many have video of that game, let alone such a detailed part of it, in a time were probably one camera was on pitch. I want to see the penalty kick at least tbh.

he only had the goal you mentioned but thanks anyway :thumbsup:

filipaopereire
13 Feb 10, 16:08
where's figo?
X2

thorn
15 Feb 10, 07:02
Apparently, it's the media who decide who's legend and who's not. It's all up to the hype someone will get. Like Ferrari from the 30s who won 8 leagues which is a record. You don't hear about him, but you hear about Rivera, who was exceptionally talented, but was also Mazzola's understudy in the 1970 world cup. Rivera(milan) is considered better than Mazzola now, while I heard from people who lived those times that Mazzola was better, or at least equal to Rivera. Milan has grown more succesful, and their legend gets more hype. Media controls the archives, and thus, makes history, unless you are lucky to prove otherwise.

In 15 years we'll see who is going to be remembered and who is not(from our recent history)
so true.

ducatista
23 Apr 10, 11:42
with no addopt is

RONALDO

because if he dont fell down will be the greatest player on the planet(all the time)

Alessandro
23 Apr 10, 13:09
Where is Balotelli?

dynasty27
23 Apr 10, 14:42
At the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti (Appiano Gentile).

La Brujita
23 Apr 10, 17:35
I don't get why Stanko is in that list. Surely he's a very good player but not one you'd remember as one of the greatest. :confused:

ElCuchu
23 Apr 10, 17:45
Imho Matthaeus and Brehme are too low.

kaiseresc
24 Apr 10, 10:39
I understand that Meazza and Fachetti "need" to be at the top, but really, Zanetti at number 9? no, really?

bluenblack
12 Feb 11, 09:31
Ronaldo

il Biscione 84
12 Feb 11, 13:21
Where is Balotelli?

For real? :P

|| WS10 ||
12 Feb 11, 18:11
Sneijder, Eto'o, and Lucio should be added there.

DIN011
12 Feb 11, 19:51
Sneijder, Eto'o, and Lucio should be added there.

Samuel > Lucio.

ADRossi
13 Feb 11, 01:25
I think this list nailed the top 2 guys, but after that I really don't like any of it. Ronaldo is way too high.

AFCA 1900
13 Feb 11, 01:42
Quote Originally Posted by Nyall View Post
Zlatan did that to his beloved Juve, which he supported as a child, and you think he wouldn't have done the same to us?

Eehh, he supported Inter as a child. There's an old video of him saying that.

This is just too funny! When arriving in Amsterdam in '01 he proclaimed he'd always supported Ajax. And when he made it to Spain Barcelona had always been his dream. Guess things aren't written in stone, huh?

Few may remember the guy but it's nice to see Faas Wilkes in this list. Still a big name in the north of the Netherlands; Friesland. There is even a play about him, centered around his Sc Heerenveen beating Ajax 6-5 after being 1-5 down at halftime. 5 goals by Faas I think. Ajax with Rinus Michels at #9. Those were the days I guess...

Coasterfreek
13 Feb 11, 04:18
Fachetti should be number 1 imho on that list.

Couldn't agree more. I thought the same thing when reading this.

Ana Banana
13 Feb 11, 05:08
I think this list nailed the top 2 guys, but after that I really don't like any of it. Ronaldo is way too high.
Basically.

Santiago
13 Feb 11, 05:35
When was that list issued?

blackmore
13 Feb 11, 10:09
no figo also.. :s althought not really a fan of him.. but surely if deki and cuchu among the top 50, why shouldn't figo too?

why figo..?

he made his name at another club and only came hear when his career was pretty much at the end. you cant compare him to the likes of cuchu and deki(imo).

Lionheart
13 Feb 11, 10:37
why figo..? he made his name at another club and only came hear when his career was pretty much at the end. you cant compare him to the likes of cuchu and deki(imo).

Hey!!! Black?!?!?!?!?! What's goin' on here?!?! :P Dayam!!!

sergiu.inter
13 Feb 11, 12:11
Zamorano should be higher, Pagliuca should be higher, Deki should be higher ...etc etc... each and every one of us has its own TOP 50 i guess...

il Biscione 84
13 Feb 11, 12:14
We do have different opinions on who should be in the list but I really don't see how the likes of Figo, Lucio, etc deserve to be in our club's 50 Greatest players of 113 years! Come on ppl :P

Dylan
13 Feb 11, 12:55
We do have different opinions on who should be in the list but I really don't see how the likes of Figo, Lucio, etc deserve to be in our club's 50 Greatest players of 113 years! Come on ppl :P

2011-1908=

Can we use the forum donations to buy him a calculator?

:P Only joking.

Coasterfreek
13 Feb 11, 16:29
2011-1908=

Can we use the forum donations to buy him a calculator?

:P Only joking.

I was gonna say. I noticed the same thing. :lol: I own a jersey with the 100 year anniversary saying 2007-2008. So it's always easy for me to remember how old we are.

il Biscione 84
13 Feb 11, 17:13
2011-1908=

Can we use the forum donations to buy him a calculator?

:P Only joking.

103 man :palm: I was in a meeting, give me a break! :P

blackmore
14 Feb 11, 14:46
2011-1908=

Can we use the forum donations to buy him a calculator?

:P Only joking.

de ja vu...like when he was talking about our formation couple of months ago.

dudes gtta be rain man fo sure :P

Gerti-inter
13 Jul 11, 07:33
50. Ivan Zamorano (1996-2000)
49. Attilio Giovannini (1948-1954)
48. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2006-2009)
47. Joaquín Peiró (1964-1966)
46. Angelo Domenghini (1964-1969)
45. Gianluca Pagliuca (1994-1999)
44. Ermanno Aebi (1910-1922)
43. Graziano Bini (1971-1985)
42. Ruben Sosa (1992-1995)
41. Giampiero Marini (1976-1986)
40. Dejan Stankovic (2004-present)
39. Nicola Berti (1988-1998)
38. Giorgio Ghezzi (1951-1958)
37. Jürgen Klinsmann (1989-1992)
36. Gianfranco Bedin (1964-1974)
35. Luigi Allemandi (1928-1935)
34. Riccardo Ferri (1981-1994)
33. Gino Armano (1948-1955)
32. Esteban Cambiasso (2004-present)
31. Attilio Demaria (1931-1936, 1938-1943)
30. Virgilio Fossati (1909-1915)
29. Giuseppe "Beppe" Baresi (1976-1992)
28. Gabriele "Lele" Oriali (1970-1983)
27. Servaas "Faas" Wilkes (1949-1952)
26. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1984-1987)
25. Evaristo Beccalossi (1978-1984)
24. Andreas Brehme (1988-1992)
23. Christian Vieri (1999-2005)
22. Jair (1962-1967, 1968-1972)
21. Luigi "Zizi" Cevenini (1912-1915, 1919-1921, 1922-1927)
20. Ronaldo (1997-2002)
19. Wesley Sneijder (2010-present)
18. Antonio Valentin Angelillo (1957-1961)
17. Aldo Campatelli (1936-1950)
16. Walter Zenga (1982-1994)
15. Tarcisio Burgnich (1962-1974)
14. Benito Lorenzi (1947-1958)
13. Roberto Boninsegna (1969-1976)
12. Alessandro Altobelli (1977-1988)
11. Lothar Matthaeus (1988-1992)
10. Istvan Nyers (1948-1954)
9. Javier Zanetti (1995-present)
8. Lennart "Nacka" Skoglund (1950-1959)
7. Armando PIcchi (1960-1967)
6. Giuseppe "Beppe" Bergomi (1980-1999)
5. Mario Corso (1957-1973)
4. Sandro Mazzola (1960-1977)
3. Luis Suárez (1961-1970)
2. Giacinto Facchetti (1960-1978)
1. Giuseppe Meazza (1927-1940)

I4E
14 Jul 11, 11:55
Delete Ibra the mercinario.

Me2
14 Jul 11, 13:08
Can somebody explain to me why Giuseppe Meazza is our legend and after played 13 season in Inter he went to BBilan?

vitomins
14 Jul 11, 13:30
Can somebody explain to me why Giuseppe Meazza is our legend and after played 13 season in Inter he went to BBilan?

And to Juventus after that. He started at Inter and finished at Inter, scoring almost 250 goals for us in the process. That is all that matters to me. He didn't even score 20 goals in his combined time at Milan and Juve...

Suneet
14 Jul 11, 13:32
I hope Eto makes that list. Our best #9 in 2 decades.

Me2
14 Jul 11, 13:36
And to Juventus after that. He started at Inter and finished at Inter, scoring almost 250 goals for us in the process. That is all that matters to me. He didn't even score 20 goals in his combined time at Milan and Juve...

He didn't scored so many goals like at Inter but he played in our biggest rivals

Bergpavian
14 Jul 11, 13:40
I like the list. But Rummenigge? And not many goal keepers. Between 40 and 50 I also see Toldo or Cesar. And Maicon is also missing.

@ Interista 4 Ever: Like him or not ... but he even has to be on a better position than 48.

@ Me2: He's our top scorrer. And when he realised that he couldn't give 100% anymore he went to Milan to raise their wage costs.

Dylan
14 Jul 11, 13:50
Was this list created before our CL win? If not then Zanetti should be higher imo.

dynasty27
14 Jul 11, 15:59
Is that an "official" list, made by ....idk "Rolling Stones"-like publisher?

Black&Blue
14 Jul 11, 17:35
Was this list created before our CL win? If not then Zanetti should be higher imo.

I don't know who made that list but if Wesley is rated so incredibly high this tell us that it was created after our CL victory.

Bergpavian
14 Jul 11, 19:06
Is that an "official" list, made by ....idk "Rolling Stones"-like publisher?

Here is the "official" list: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/european_football/article5921988.ece

The other one is only fan-made. But I like it too.

Oh, but I found another official one: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/525121-50-greatest-inter-milan-players-of-all-time#/articles/525121-50-greatest-inter-milan-players-of-all-time

It's from last year!

milton
14 Jul 11, 19:29
The list needs updated, Milito should be in there.

Bergpavian
14 Jul 11, 19:36
The list needs updated, Milito should be in there.


Oh, but I found another official one: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/525121-50-greatest-inter-milan-players-of-all-time#/articles/525121-50-greatest-inter-milan-players-of-all-time

It's from last year!

Nr. 48 ;)

thorn
14 Jul 11, 20:45
Oh, but I found another official one: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/525121-50-greatest-inter-milan-players-of-all-time#/articles/525121-50-greatest-inter-milan-players-of-all-time

It's from last year!
Ronaldo at number 2 is a joke.He is the best striker ever..but even Ibra and Vieri did more for Inter then Ronaldo ever did

Nyall
15 Jul 11, 01:05
... What about SAMU-EL ETO'O? After his last two seasons, this guy definitely belongs on the list, if not the top 10.. His work in the treble win last season and the 37 goals are phenomenal..

Big Willy
15 Jul 11, 01:44
Zanetti must be in the top 10 IMHO

Nyall
15 Jul 11, 06:49
Zanetti must be in the top 10 IMHO
Obviously man.. That goes without question.. He should be number 4. Facchetti number 3.

Bergpavian
15 Jul 11, 10:31
My opinion:

1. Meazza
2. Suarez
3. Facchetti
4. Mazzola
5. Zanetti

vitomins
15 Jul 11, 12:27
My opinion:

1. Meazza
2. Suarez
3. Facchetti
4. Mazzola
5. Zanetti


Bergomi??

Bergpavian
15 Jul 11, 14:28
Nr. 6! ;)

I am working on my own list right now ... but to tell the truth: It's quite hard because beside the guys from la Grande Inter and some Nerazzurri that stand out for individual world class (Matthäus, Nyers, Altobelli ...) I hardly can't rate the performances of our players before the years 1998, 1999.

Dylan
15 Jul 11, 23:09
Do one from the last decade or 2 so.

Bergpavian
24 Jul 11, 11:09
I was working on a list from 1999 to 2011 (the years i spent as a fan of the greatest team on earth). But to tell the truth: It's impossible to find 50 players that deserve to be in that list. There were a lot of fillers just to get 50. I am trying again with 30 and hope that this is possible.

Ok, and here is the list:

Bergpavians "Top 30 greatest Inter players from 1999 to 2011"

1 Javier Zanetti
2 Esteban Cambiasso
3 Christian Vieri
4 Zlatan Ibrahimović
5 Dejan Stanković
6 Júlio César
7 Samuel Eto'o
8 Maicon
9 Adriano
10 Lúcio
11 Wesley Sneijder
12 Wálter Samuel
13 Ivan Cordoba
14 Marco Materazzi
15 Álvaro Recoba
16 Diego Milito
17 Emre Belözoğlu
18 Julio Cruz
19 Francesco Toldo
20 Iván Zamorano
21 Luigi Di Biagio
22 Luís Figo
23 Benoît Cauet
24 Juan Sebastián Verón
25 Obafemi Martins
26 Laurent Blanc
27 Mario Balotelli
28 Cristiano Zanetti
29 Maxwell
30 Roberto Baggio

Don't forget: It's a personal list and I am sure that some players were better or worse. But you also have to see that list from the eyes of a young teenager. ;)

Gerti-inter
24 Jul 11, 15:44
1 Javier Zanetti
2 Esteban Cambiasso
3 Christian Vieri
4 Zlatan Ibrahimović
5 Wesley Sneijder
6 Júlio César
7 Samuel Eto'o
8 Maicon
9 Adriano
10 Dejan Stankovic
11 Lucio
12 Wálter Samuel
13 Ivan Cordoba
14 Marco Materazzi
15 Álvaro Recoba
16 Diego Milito
17 Emre Belözoğlu
18 Julio Cruz
19 Francesco Toldo
20 Iván Zamorano
21 Luigi Di Biagio
22 Luís Figo
23 Benoît Cauet
24 Juan Sebastián Verón
25 Obafemi Martins
26 Laurent Blanc
27 Mario Balotelli
28 Cristiano Zanetti
29 Maxwell
30 Roberto Baggio

Djorkaeff6
25 Jul 11, 03:15
I find the lack of Djorkaeff in your list disturbing.

snake
25 Jul 11, 06:38
1 Javier Zanetti
2 Esteban Cambiasso
3 Christian Vieri
4 Zlatan Ibrahimović
5 Wesley Sneijder
6 Júlio César
7 Samuel Eto'o
8 Maicon
9 Adriano
10 Dejan Stankovic
11 Lucio
12 Wálter Samuel
13 Ivan Cordoba
14 Marco Materazzi
15 Álvaro Recoba
16 Diego Milito
17 Emre Belözoğlu
18 Julio Cruz
19 Francesco Toldo
20 Iván Zamorano
21 Luigi Di Biagio
22 Luís Figo
23 Benoît Cauet
24 Juan Sebastián Verón
25 Obafemi Martins
26 Laurent Blanc
27 Mario Balotelli
28 Cristiano Zanetti
29 Maxwell
30 Roberto Baggio

http://img2.moonbuggy.org/imgstore/ninja-baby.gif

Bergpavian
25 Jul 11, 09:32
I find the lack of Djorkaeff in your list disturbing.

Maybe I'm wrong but i think he left after the season 1998/99. I became Inter fan in that season when my most favorite players at that time (Vieri and Baggio) were part of our team at the same time (that's also the only reason Baggio is in my top 30 ;)).

Numero Dieci
25 Jul 11, 22:45
No love for Lothar Matthuas?

Bergpavian
25 Jul 11, 22:52
Bergpavians "Top 30 greatest Inter players from 1999 to 2011"

...

Don't forget: It's a personal list and I am sure that some players were better or worse. But you also have to see that list from the eyes of a young teenager. ;)

I like Lothar. ;)

b4h4mooth
26 Jul 11, 02:45
These players brought a lot of fans to Inter including me. And all of them was our striker at 1999 squad :star:

http://forzaitalianfootball.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Inter-Strikers.jpg


Inter’s Super Strike Force Of 1999 – Ronaldo, Vieri, Zamorano And Baggio

Posted on Thursday, 30th June 2011 by Kevin Grech

Reading all the articles on the Internet and newspapers lately is really strange, especially when you look back about 11 years ago to how Inter used to see the transfer market.

Back then, Inter president Massimo Moratti never held back and would by the best players in the world just to try to win his first Scudetto.

Listening to Moratti and Marco Branca speak recently about keeping in line with the UEFA Financial Fair play rules are really strange.

Inter could have purchased many players in this transfer campaign, but decided not to. Ten years ago, Udinese’s Sanchez would already be wearing a Inter jersey and Tevez would already be tired of cooking BBQ steak’s at the Inter training ground with captain Zanetti.

Even Chelsea’s new coach Villas-Boas. Inter went to Portugal to try to persuade him but the €15million was just too much.

Looking back at Inter’s 1999-2000 team line-up, they had the fire power to be the best team in the world. Names like Ronaldo, Roberto Baggio, Adrian Mutu, Ivan Zamorano, Alvaro Recoba and Christian Vieri in today’s standards would surely be equal to Barcelona, but the difference is that they won nothing. Finishing fourth in the league and losing a Coppa Italia final to Lazio was all they did.

At the time Marcelo Lippi was one of the best coach’s in the world and he was hired by Inter. Fresh from winning three Scudetto’s and the UEFA Champions League a few years earlier with Juventus to mention a few, Lippi was the ideal coach… on paper.

Lippi had such high hopes with this Inter side, and Moratti made sure he had the fire power to defeat Lippi’s former club, Juventus.

Spending millions on Christian Vieri on a world record transfer from Lazio and bringing Alvaro Recoba back from Venezia were some of the highlights of Inter’s 1999 transfer campaign. Star goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi and Laurent Blanc were also brought on board that summer.

But Lippi could not get his team to play properly. Numerous injuries to star striker Ronaldo and Christian Vieri were one of the reasons for this super team to produce nothing. Also Lippi was losing the confidence in the change room. It was now obvious that he was not on good terms with Roberto Baggio and Inter suffered from this.

Adrian Mutu only played ten matches for Inter, before he was sold to Verona. As everybody knows this controversial players would be one of the worlds best later on in his career.

Ivan Zamorano was the premier striker for Inter but with the inclusion of Baggio, players had to bow their heads and give others room to play. The strange shirt number incident occurred that season as well.

Upon the arrival of Baggio, Ronaldo’s number 10 shirt was given to Baggio and therefore Ronaldo was given the number 9 shirt from Zamorano. Since Zamorano still wanted his coveted number 9 shirt, he started playing with the strange 1+8 shirt number.

Getting back to the team, Lippi had a disastrous season and was obviously fired by Moratti.

It makes you wonder what would have Mourinho or Guardiola accomplished with a line-up like this.

We must not forget, Inter had Milan star Clarence Seedorf roaming in the midfield. As everybody knows, Seedorf left Inter for city rivals Milan to end up winning numerous titles, a feat he could not accomplish with Inter.

And what about at the back in defence.Panucci, Zanetti, Blanc, Cordoba to name a few.

With all these players and money spent, no wonder Moratti and Branca are keeping their hands tied when it comes to spending. As a season with players like this should of had Inter holding the Scudetto at the end of the season, but this was not meant to be.

It did take time for Moratti to understand the saying ‘it is not how much you spend, but how you spend it’. And this was proven in the two year Mourinho era with Inter. Perfectly planned transfers and loan deals eventually made Inter the best club in Europe.

But this dream has ended now, and Moratti has to start a new era of young fresh players with the desire to win and most importantly without spending the millions. There are other places to spend millions, and one of them would be a new stadium…. but that would be another story.

rfU
26 Jul 11, 14:03
i remember i was super excited in 1999. First game of the season, 5-1 vs Parma. Di Biago bossing the midfield, Vieri unstoppable in attack, Georgatos whipping in vicious left footed crosses without pause. Could've been best Inter team of all time but Lippi some how managed to screw it all up.

Cal
02 Aug 11, 11:23
imagine if we had that strike force + out current defense.

----------ronaldo---veiri------------
-----baggio-------------recoba-----
--------cambiasso---stankovic-------
-zanetti---samuel----lucio-----maicon-
-------------JC----------------------

if only.

blue
09 Sep 11, 17:53
Not sure if he's been mentioned put a superb defender I saw play live was Armando Picchi.

Cal
26 Sep 11, 00:28
Not sure if he's been mentioned put a superb defender I saw play live was Armando Picchi.

top 10 me thinks

FORZAINTERMILAN
10 May 12, 02:34
Cordoba, Toldo, Adriano, Etoo and Milito

---------- Post added at 19:34 ---------- Previous post was at 19:25 ----------


These players brought a lot of fans to Inter including me. And all of them was our striker at 1999 squad :star:

http://forzaitalianfootball.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Inter-Strikers.jpg


Inter’s Super Strike Force Of 1999 – Ronaldo, Vieri, Zamorano And Baggio

Posted on Thursday, 30th June 2011 by Kevin Grech

Reading all the articles on the Internet and newspapers lately is really strange, especially when you look back about 11 years ago to how Inter used to see the transfer market.

Back then, Inter president Massimo Moratti never held back and would by the best players in the world just to try to win his first Scudetto.

Listening to Moratti and Marco Branca speak recently about keeping in line with the UEFA Financial Fair play rules are really strange.

Inter could have purchased many players in this transfer campaign, but decided not to. Ten years ago, Udinese’s Sanchez would already be wearing a Inter jersey and Tevez would already be tired of cooking BBQ steak’s at the Inter training ground with captain Zanetti.

Even Chelsea’s new coach Villas-Boas. Inter went to Portugal to try to persuade him but the €15million was just too much.

Looking back at Inter’s 1999-2000 team line-up, they had the fire power to be the best team in the world. Names like Ronaldo, Roberto Baggio, Adrian Mutu, Ivan Zamorano, Alvaro Recoba and Christian Vieri in today’s standards would surely be equal to Barcelona, but the difference is that they won nothing. Finishing fourth in the league and losing a Coppa Italia final to Lazio was all they did.

At the time Marcelo Lippi was one of the best coach’s in the world and he was hired by Inter. Fresh from winning three Scudetto’s and the UEFA Champions League a few years earlier with Juventus to mention a few, Lippi was the ideal coach… on paper.

Lippi had such high hopes with this Inter side, and Moratti made sure he had the fire power to defeat Lippi’s former club, Juventus.

Spending millions on Christian Vieri on a world record transfer from Lazio and bringing Alvaro Recoba back from Venezia were some of the highlights of Inter’s 1999 transfer campaign. Star goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi and Laurent Blanc were also brought on board that summer.

But Lippi could not get his team to play properly. Numerous injuries to star striker Ronaldo and Christian Vieri were one of the reasons for this super team to produce nothing. Also Lippi was losing the confidence in the change room. It was now obvious that he was not on good terms with Roberto Baggio and Inter suffered from this.

Adrian Mutu only played ten matches for Inter, before he was sold to Verona. As everybody knows this controversial players would be one of the worlds best later on in his career.

Ivan Zamorano was the premier striker for Inter but with the inclusion of Baggio, players had to bow their heads and give others room to play. The strange shirt number incident occurred that season as well.

Upon the arrival of Baggio, Ronaldo’s number 10 shirt was given to Baggio and therefore Ronaldo was given the number 9 shirt from Zamorano. Since Zamorano still wanted his coveted number 9 shirt, he started playing with the strange 1+8 shirt number.

Getting back to the team, Lippi had a disastrous season and was obviously fired by Moratti.

It makes you wonder what would have Mourinho or Guardiola accomplished with a line-up like this.

We must not forget, Inter had Milan star Clarence Seedorf roaming in the midfield. As everybody knows, Seedorf left Inter for city rivals Milan to end up winning numerous titles, a feat he could not accomplish with Inter.

And what about at the back in defence.Panucci, Zanetti, Blanc, Cordoba to name a few.

With all these players and money spent, no wonder Moratti and Branca are keeping their hands tied when it comes to spending. As a season with players like this should of had Inter holding the Scudetto at the end of the season, but this was not meant to be.

It did take time for Moratti to understand the saying ‘it is not how much you spend, but how you spend it’. And this was proven in the two year Mourinho era with Inter. Perfectly planned transfers and loan deals eventually made Inter the best club in Europe.

But this dream has ended now, and Moratti has to start a new era of young fresh players with the desire to win and most importantly without spending the millions. There are other places to spend millions, and one of them would be a new stadium…. but that would be another story.

Thanks a lot!!!!!! EVERYTHING IS TRUE AND AT THE SAME TIME SAD...
We really need some quality players!!!

mario.santon
11 May 12, 02:41
bunch of star players does't guarantee a dream team.
We learned it the hard way..
The transfer strategy is much better now

vitomins
11 May 12, 13:56
i remember i was super excited in 1999. First game of the season, 5-1 vs Parma. Di Biago bossing the midfield, Vieri unstoppable in attack, Georgatos whipping in vicious left footed crosses without pause. Could've been best Inter team of all time but Lippi some how managed to screw it all up.


That was actually the third game of the season. We beat Verona 3-0 at home and then drew with Roma away 0-0 before the Parma match. That was a solid Parma team that we dismantled too!

Bergpavian
21 Aug 12, 12:20
Here's a list from 29th November 2010:



No. 50 Gianluca Pagliuca (1994-1999)
Pagliuca spent most of his best years with Sampdoria. He moved to Inter in 1994 to replace Walter Zenga. Pagliuca holds the record for most Serie A appearances by a goalkeeper. He won one UEFA Cup with Inter.

No. 49 Diego Milito (2009-Present)
Joined Inter from Genoa and promptly led the club to the UEFA Champions League title in his first season, scoring both goals in a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.

No. 48 Samuel Eto'o (2009-Present)
Eto'o joined Inter in 2009 as part of a trade that sent Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Barcelona. He played a key role in Inter winning the UEFA Champions League title in 2010 and has started out the the 2010-11 season on a tear, keeping the club from avoiding a complete disaster following the injury to many top players.

No. 47 Annibale Frossi (1936-1942)
Frossi, who refused to play without his glasses, was the leading scorer in Italy's gold medal-winning side at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and won two league titles and one Coppa Italia with Inter.

No. 46 Virgilio Fossati (1909-1915)
Fossati was the first captain in the club's history and the first Inter player to play for Italy. The midfielder played 97 times for Inter, scoring four goals. He died on the battlefield during World War I.

No. 45 Nicola Berti (1988-1998)
Berti was one of the top midfielders in Serie A in the 1990s. He was part of Italy's third-place squad at the 1990 World Cup finals and runner-up in 1994. He won one league title and three UEFA Cups with Inter.

No. 44 Dejan Stankovic (2004-Present)
Stankovic has been a star in Serie A for more than a decade. He joined Lazio as a teenager after the 1998 World Cup and has shown the ability to play anywhere in the midfield. He scored a hat trick for an Inter squad decimated by injuries in its 5-2 victory over Parma on Nov. 28.

No. 43 Jurgen Klinsmann (1989-1992)
Klinsmann joined Inter in 1989 and the striker played a key role in the club's 1990-91 UEFA Cup title.

No. 42 Macion (2006-Present)
The Brazilian has become the world's top right back in his time with Inter, and the club has won the Scudetto every year he been with them.

No. 41 Angelo Domenghini (1964-1969)
Inter signed the winger from Atalanta in 1964. He ended up playing a number of roles with the club during its glory days in the days of the 1960s. He won two league titles and one European Cup.

No. 39 Giorgio Ghezzi (1951-1958)
Ghezzi was known for his toughness as he frequently jumped face first at the ball whenever an opponent burst into the penalty area. As a result, he redefined goalkeeping in Italy. He won two league titles with Inter.

No. 38 Evaristo Beccalossi (1978-1984)
A great playmaker for Inter in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Beccalossi never made it to Italy's National Team. He helped Inter win the 1979-1980 Scudetto.

No. 37 Aristide Guarneri (1958-1967, 1969-1970)
A key player during Inter's glory years in the 1960s, Guarneri teamed up with Armando Picchi to form the top central defensive tandem in Italy. He played 335 Serie A matches for Inter. He won three Scudettos, two European titles and two intercontinental titles. He also was part of Italy's 1968 European Championship squad.

No. 36 Wesley Sneijder (2009-Present)
Inter's key playermaker in its 2010 UEFA Champions League title-winning season. With more time with the club, he can move up higher on the list.

No. 35 Esteban Cambiasso (2004-Present)
Signed on a free transfer from Real Madrid after the Galacticos brought in David Beckham as his replacement, the Argentinian has shown Real Madrid it made a mistake in letting him go as he has become one of the world's best defensive midfielders.

No. 34 Mario Bertini (1968-1977)
Bertini was one of the top midfielders in the world in the late 1960 and early 1970s. He was a starter on Italy's 1970 World Cup team, which finished second to Pele's Brazil. He played in 210 Serie A matches with Inter, scoring 31 times. He also won one Scudetto with the club.

No. 33 Riccardo Ferri (1981-1994)
Ferri was a tough central defender who was one of the toughest man markers of his generation. He was part of Inter's 1988-89 defense that set a record for the least amount of goals conceded in a Serie A season. He won two Scudettos and two UEFA Cups with Inter.

No. 32 Luigi Allemandi (1928-1935)
The defender joined Inter from Juventus in 1927, a year after being banned for life for being accepting money to fix match, in which he apparantly actually played well in. Following the ban, he was given a reprieve by Prince Umberto di Savoia and joined Inter. He won a league title and in 1934 became a world champion with Italy in the World Cup.

No. 31 Julio Cesar (2005-Present)
The Brazilian became Inter's No. 1 during the 2005-06 season and has been one of the best in the world ever since. He is frequently mentioned along with Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon and Real Madrid's Iker Casillas as one of the best three goalkeepers in the world. Inter has won four Scudettos since he became the starter and he was so valuable in last season's Champions League victory.

No. 30 Gino Armano (1948-1956)
Armano was a winger who played both ways as he was a solid defender as well. He scored 73 goals in 255 Serie A appearances for Inter. He is one of the few players with more than 400 Serie A career appearances to never play for Italy.

No. 29 Attilio De Maria (1931-1936, 1938-1943)
Born in Argentina, De Maria was Inter's first big overseas transfer. He became an Italian citizen and helped lead Italy to the 1934 World Cup title. He scored 86 goals in 295 Serie A matches with Inter, winning one league title and one Coppa Italia.

No. 28 Gabriele Oriali (1970-1983)
Oriali was a versatile midfielder who played a key role for Inter in the 1970s. He played in 277 Serie A matches for Inter and scored 33 goals. He was a world champion with Italy in 1982.

No. 27 Giuseppe Baresi (1976-1992)
Overshadowed by his brother Franco who was a legend with rival AC Milan, Giuseppe captained Inter throughout much of the 1980s and made 559 appearances with club, including 392 in Serie A. He won two league titles, two Italian cups and an Italian Super Cup. He is currently Inter's assistant manager.

No. 26 Andreas Brehme (1988-1992)
The German defender was one of the greatest full backs in history. He played a key role in Inter's 1988-89 Scudetto-winning side, who set a record for points and fewest goals allowed. He scored a penalty kick, the only goal in the 1990 World Cup final.

No. 25 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1984-1987)
A two-time European Footballer of the Year, who also led West Germany to the 1980 European Championship and a second-place finish in the 1982 World Cup. He had 24 goals in 64 Serie A appearances for Inter.

No. 24 Servaas Wilkes (1949-1952)
One of the greatest Dutch players ever, Wilkes scored 47 goals in 95 Serie A games with Inter.

No. 23 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2006-2009)
The dominant Swedish striker of Slavic origin led Inter to three straight Scudettos from 2007 to 2009, when he left for Barcelona. Ibrahimovic scored 57 goals in 88 Serie A games for Inter. He is now with rival AC Milan.

No. 22 Aldo Campatelli (1936-1950)
Campatelli played and managed Inter. As a player, he was a midfielder who played in 304 Serie A matches, scoring 44 times. He made his pro debut with Inter at just age 17.

No. 21 Luigi Cevenini (1912-1915, 1919-1921, 1922-1927)
Cevenini was a dominant striker in the early days of the sport, scoring 156 times in 190 matches for Inter.

No. 20 Christian Vieri (1999-2005)
Born in Italy but raised in Australia, Vieri returned to Italy as a teenager. After bouncing around with several clubs, he made Inter his home for six years arriving in a world-record setting transfer. Often injured along with strike partner Ronaldo, he scored 103 goals in 143 Serie A matches with Inter.

No. 19 Walter Zenga (1982-1994)
Inter's goalie of the 1980s and early 1990s, Zenga was Italy's No. 1 at the 1990 World Cup. He recorded five consecutive shutouts in that World Cup. He won a Scudetto and two UEFA Cups with Inter, playing in 328 Serie A matches.

No. 18 Jair (1962-1967, 1968-1972)
The great Brazilian wing won four league titles with Inter as well as two European and two Intercontinental titles. He was a part of Brazil's 1962 World Cup winning squad. He scored 53 goals in 199 appearances with Inter in Serie A.

No. 17 Benito Lorenzi (1947-1958)
A controversial character, Lorenzi scored 138 times in 305 appearances for Inter. He had nine consecutive seasons of double figures in scoring with the club in Serie A.

No. 16 Antonio Valentin Angelillo (1957-1961)
The Argentina-born Angelillo scored 33 goals in 33 Serie A matches during the 1958-59 season. No player has scored 33 times in a single season in Serie A since. Angelillo scored 68 times in 113 matches with the club in Serie A.

No. 15 Tarcisio Burgnich (1962-1974)
One of the greatest defenders of all-time, Burgnich played on the right side of Inter's legendary defense of the 1960s. He appeared in 358 league games for Inter, and played in three World Cups for Italy. In his time with Inter, the club won four Scudettos and two European and Intercontinental titles.

No. 14 Roberto Boninsegna (1969-1976)
Boninsegna twice led Serie A in scoring while with Inter. He scored 113 times in 197 league matches with the club. He scored Italy's lone goal in the 1970 World Cup final, which it lost to Brazil, 4-1.

No. 13 Javier Zanetti (1995-Present)
The current captain of Inter has gotten better with age. Earlier in his career he was looked upon as a great individual player, but not a great team leader like Paolo Maldini was with rival AC Milan. But Zanetti has shown his value in recent years, as he has played a number of positions in both the midfield or the defense on either the right or left side. He played in 137 consecutive Serie A matches, which ended during Week 32 of the 2009-10 season due to receiving yellow cards in consecutive matches. Zanetti has played more than 700 times in all competitions for Inter. He has won five Serie A titles, a UEFA Cup and a UEFA Champions League title.

No. 12 Alessandro Altobelli (1977-1988)
Altobelli was a scoring machine for Inter in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He scored 209 times in 466 appearances (all competitions) for the club. Of his 209 goals, 128 came in Serie A. He won one Scudetto with Inter. He also was a world champion with Italy in 1982 and scored a goal in the final against West Germany in the 3-1 match.

No. 11 Istvan Nyers (1948-1954)
Born in France of Hungarian parents, Nyers scored 133 goals in 182 appearances. He won two league titles at Inter.

No. 10 Lothar Matthaus (1988-1992)
One of the greatest players in the history of the sport, Matthaus appeared in five World Cups, a record for a non-goalie. During his Inter days he was a central midfielder. He was named European and World Soccer Player of the Year in 1990 when he led Germany to the World Cup title. He led Inter to a Scudetto in 1989 and an Italian Super Cup. He was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1991 as well, leading Inter to a UEFA Cup title. From his midfield role he scored 40 times in 115 Serie A matches with Inter.

No. 9 Lennart Skoglund (1950-1959)
One of the greatest Swedish players ever, the left winger known as "Nacka" was blessed with amazing ball skills. He played a key role in the success of Sweden at both the 1950 and 1958 World Cups. Once wanted by super Brazilian club Sao Paulo, he ended joining Inter in 1950. He played with the club until 1959, appearing in 241 league matches, scoring 55 times. He won two league titles with Inter.

No. 8 Armando Picchi (1960-1967)
Inter's greatest central defender, Picchi was the club's sweeper and captain during its glory days. He won three league titles, two European and two intercontinental titles in his career with Inter. He died at just age 36 in 1971, following his playing career.

No. 7 Mario Corso (1957-1973)
A left-winger blessed with a ton of talent, Corso played 436 times for Inter, scoring 78 goals. Known for his crosses and free-kick taking ability, Corso won four Italian league titles as well as two European and two intercontinental titles with the club.

No. 6 Giuseppe Bergomi (1981-1999)
Nobody has played more matches in an Inter uniform than Bergomi's 758 appearances. He became a World Cup winner at age 18 in 1982. He started as a wing man-to-man defender and became a central defender later in his career, when zone defenses began to become more popular. Bergomi spent his entire career with Inter. He played in four World Cups and won one league title and three UEFA Cups with Inter.

No. 5 Sandro Mazzola (1960-1977)
Mazzola was the son of Valentino Mazzola, who many felt would have been one of the greatest players ever. Valentino's life was cut short in the 1949 Superga air disaster that killed the entire Torino team, much of which was expected to compete for Italy in the 1950 World Cup. Sandro would have made his father proud as he spent his entire career with Inter, as its attacking midfielder. He finished second in the voting for the 1971 European Player of the Year award. He won four Italian league titles, two European and two intercontinental titles with Inter. He also won a European title with Italy in 1968 and was part of Italy's second-place squad in the 1970 World Cup.

No. 4 Luis Suarez (1961-1970)
Suarez was the reigning European Player of the Year when Inter bought him from Barcelona. He would go on to be the leader of Inter's midfield playing behind Mazzola's advanced role in the 1960s. Under Suarez, the club won three Scudettos, two European and two intercontinental titles with Inter. He is regarded by many to be Spain's greatest player ever.

No. 3 Giacinto Facchetti (1960-1978)
Facchetti was simply pure class. One of the greatest defenders of all-time, the 6-foot-3 Facchetti operated Inter's and Italy's left side during the 1960s and much of the 1970s. As one who pushed forward often, he scored 75 times in 629 career appearances for the club. He received just one red card in his career. He won four Scudettos, two European and two intercontinental titles. He also won the 1968 European Cup with Italy and finished as a runner-up to Brazil in the 1970 World Cup. Facchetti remained with the club in a number of roles up until his death in 2006 due to pancreatic cancer.

No. 2 Ronaldo (1997-2002)
Ronaldo's career with Inter may have been short and cut due to a number of injuries. If not for the injuries, he might have gone on to be the best player ever. He played 99 matches all together with Inter, scoring 59 goals. He scored 25 goals in his first season in Serie A with Inter, the most ever for a first-year player in Italy's top division. He is a three-time winner of the FIFA World Player of the Year award, having done it the season he joined and left Inter. Ronaldo holds the record for most goals in the FIFA World Cup with 15.

No. 1 Giuseppe Meazza (1927-1940)
When the stadium the club plays in is named after you, it is hard to argue that Giuseppe Meazza isn't Inter's greatest player ever. Meazza scored 245 goals in 348 appearances for the club. He was the leader for Italy in winning the 1934 and 1938 World Cups. Inter won three Serie A titles during Meazza's reign with the club.


Source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/525121-50-greatest-inter-milan-players-of-all-time/#/articles/525121-50-greatest-inter-milan-players-of-all-time

I think Milito (49), Stankovic (40), Cambiasso (35), Cesar (31), Zanetti (13) should be ranked better. Same goes for Ibrahimovic (23) who won 3 titles for us.

If we would have won the title in the year 2002, Vieri (20) would have also been ranked higher.

Sneijder (32) is ranked … maybe a little bit too good (compared to Milito). But Ronaldo (2) is ranked faaar too good.

Virgilio Fossati (46) is a true legend. It should also be mentioned that he was also our first trainer – as a player!

Luigi Allemandi (32) ... :trollol: Sooo Jubentus!!!

And I don’t know what happened to No. 40. It’s missing. So: Who do you miss? ;)

Alex de Large
21 Aug 12, 12:40
JZ top10 material i would say.

Universe
21 Aug 12, 13:17
JZ's fuckin top 2 material. Facchetti and Zanetti tied for first place with Bergomi in 3rd.

wera
21 Aug 12, 17:48
Where is the undisputed champion Christian 'cannot sell' Chivu?

Bergpavian
21 Aug 12, 19:15
Where is the undisputed champion Christian 'cannot sell' Chivu?

Maybe he is the missing No. 40.

wera
21 Aug 12, 19:17
too low on the list, my friend

FORZAINTERMILAN
21 Aug 12, 22:36
No Cordoba? No Matrix? No Toldo?

wera
22 Aug 12, 07:34
it's greatest players, not half useful players who stayed long at Inter

KenoInter
26 Aug 12, 11:32
... Zlatan did that to his beloved Juve, which he supported as a child, and you think he wouldn't have done the same to us?



I know its a really old post, but i have to point out that in documentaries about Ibra he says he supported Inter, alot because Ronaldo played here, but he supported Inter, not juve.

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This is just too funny! When arriving in Amsterdam in '01 he proclaimed he'd always supported Ajax. And when he made it to Spain Barcelona had always been his dream. Guess things aren't written in stone, huh?

That video is from when hes still playing in Malmö FF in Sweden, he wasn't even close to his Ajax contract...So yes he did support Inter as a child.

wera
26 Aug 12, 14:42
LOL it doesn't matter if he was a fan of Inter or Juve. I know he has a picture of wearing an Arsenal jersey

KenoInter
26 Aug 12, 21:25
LOL it doesn't matter if he was a fan of Inter or Juve. I know he has a picture of wearing an Arsenal jersey
You say that doesn't matter yet you bring up he had an Arsenal jersey?:D oh well past times, i just wanted to point out hes not a fan of the filthiest team in history ;P

wera
26 Aug 12, 22:36
I'm just saying, if you're a real fan, u don't support 5+ clubs

that's unheard of

milton
26 Aug 12, 22:56
No Muntari? He's surely top 10 material.

KenoInter
27 Aug 12, 23:19
I'm just saying, if you're a real fan, u don't support 5+ clubs

that's unheard of

I agree with that. I don't really care what Ibra is a fan of, just wanted to point out he's not a fan of Juve :)