2001–02 Inter Milan season

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Inter Milan
2001–02 season
PresidentMassimo Moratti
Head coachHéctor Cúper
StadiumSan Siro
Serie A3rd
Coppa ItaliaRound of 16
UEFA CupSemifinals
Top goalscorerLeague:
Christian Vieri (22)

All:
Christian Vieri (25)
Highest home attendance79,188 vs Juventus
(9 March 2002)
Lowest home attendance47,728 vs Hellas Verona
(19 December 2001)
Average home league attendance62,434

The 2001–02 season was Football Club Internazionale Milano's 93th in existence and 86th consecutive season in the top flight of Italian football.

Season overview[edit]

After a disappointing previous season, Massimo Moratti chose former Valencia coach Héctor Cúper as the coach of rebirth.[1] Cúper managed to line-up a new team, buying players such as Toldo, Materazzi, Kallon and Ventola.[2] Inter had a sprint-start, topping the league and passing several challenges in Europe.[3][4][5][6] 2001 closed with Giuseppe Prisco's death, vicechairman since 1962.[7]

In the second part of season, Inter showed signs of exhaustion: 1–2 home loss to Atalanta[8] was followed, on Thursday, from European elimination.[9] Before the last league game, against Lazio, Inter was still at the top with one point over Juventus and two over Roma.[10] In the first half, Inter scored twice, but both goals were equalized by Lazio's Poborsky.[11] During second half of the match, Lazio - still in race for a UEFA Cup spot - scored another two goals, eventually winning the match.[11] Inter fell to third place,[11] enough to qualify for next season's Champions League playoff.[11] Lazio-Inter also marked Ronaldo's last appearance with Inter.[11]

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season.[12]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Italy GK Francesco Toldo
2 Colombia DF Iván Córdoba
3 Sierra Leone FW Mohamed Kallon
4 Argentina DF Javier Zanetti (captain)
5 Italy DF Pasquale Padalino (on loan from Bologna)
6 Italy MF Cristiano Zanetti
7 Portugal MF Sérgio Conçeicão
8 Spain MF Francisco Farinós
9 Brazil FW Ronaldo
10 Netherlands MF Clarence Seedorf
11 Argentina MF Guly
12 Italy GK Alberto Fontana
13 Croatia DF Dario Šimić
14 Italy MF Luigi Di Biagio
15 Italy DF Salvatore Ferraro
No. Position Player
16 Uruguay DF Gonzalo Sorondo
17 Italy DF Michele Serena
18 France MF Stéphane Dalmat
20 Uruguay FW Álvaro Recoba
21 Greece MF Grigorios Georgatos
23 Italy DF Marco Materazzi
24 Slovakia DF Vratislav Greško
25 France DF Laurent Blanc
28 Brazil FW Adriano
31 Argentina DF Nelson Vivas
32 Italy FW Christian Vieri
33 Turkey MF Emre Belözoğlu
54 Turkey FW Hakan Şükür
77 Turkey MF Okan Buruk
78 Italy FW Nicola Ventola
48 Republic of Ireland FW Robbie Keane


Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
5 France DF Laurent Blanc (to Manchester United)
15 France MF Benoît Cauet (to Torino)
28 Brazil FW Adriano (on loan to Fiorentina)
54 Turkey FW Hakan Şükür (to Parma)
No. Position Player
25 Italy MF Jonatan Binotto (to Brescia)
29 Uruguay FW Antonio Pacheco (on loan to Espanyol)
73 Italy DF Salvatore Fresi (to Bologna)

Reserve squad[edit]

The following players did not make an appearance for the first team.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
19 Italy MF Nicola Beati
22 France GK Mathieu Moreau
30 Nigeria FW Obafemi Martins
No. Position Player
39 Italy GK Alex Cordaz
42 Italy DF Giovanni Pasquale
43 Italy DF Luca Perfetti

Results[edit]

Serie A[edit]

Coppa Italia[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

First round[edit]

Internazionale won 6–0 on aggregate.

Second round[edit]

Internazionale won 2–1 on aggregate.

Third round[edit]

Internazionale won 4–2 on aggregate.

Fourth round[edit]

Internazionale won 5–3 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals[edit]

Internazionale won 2–1 on aggregate.

Semi-finals[edit]

Feyenoord won 3–2 on aggregate.

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 31 June 2002[13]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Italy Francesco Toldo 43 0 33 0 1 0 9 0
12 GK Italy Alberto Fontana 5 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
Defenders
2 DF Colombia Iván Córdoba 42 1 30 1 1 0 11 0
4 DF Argentina Javier Zanetti 44 2 33 0 1 1 10 1
5 DF Italy Pasquale Padalino 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
13 DF Croatia Dario Šimić 21 0 6+6 0 1 0 5+3 0
15 DF Italy Salvatore Ferraro 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0
16 DF Uruguay Gonzalo Sorondo 12 0 8+3 0 1 0 0 0
17 DF Italy Michele Serena 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
23 DF Italy Marco Materazzi 32 2 23 1 1 0 8 1
24 DF Slovakia Vratislav Greško 34 1 23 0 2 0 8+1 1
31 DF Argentina Nelson Vivas 16 0 1+12 0 0 0 2+1 0
Midfielders
6 MF Italy Cristiano Zanetti 33 2 25+1 1 1 0 6 1
7 MF Portugal Sérgio Conçeicão 32 1 16+7 1 0+1 0 5+3 0
8 MF Spain Francisco Farinós 16 0 5+5 0 1 0 4+1 0
10 MF Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 32 4 17+3 3 0+2 1 6+4 0
11 MF Argentina Guly 33 1 20+3 0 2 0 8 1
14 MF Italy Luigi Di Biagio 42 4 31 3 1+1 0 8+1 1
18 MF France Stéphane Dalmat 24 1 11+5 1 1 0 4+3 0
21 MF Greece Grigorios Georgatos 12 1 9+1 1 0 0 1+1 0
33 MF Turkey Emre Belözoğlu 20 0 0+13 0 1 0 5+1 0
77 MF Turkey Okan Buruk 11 0 3+4 0 1 0 3 0
Forwards
3 FW Sierra Leone Mohamed Kallon 39 15 16+12 9 0 0 10+1 6
9 FW Brazil Ronaldo 15 7 9+1 7 0 0 1+4 0
20 FW Uruguay Álvaro Recoba 22 6 15+3 6 0 0 1+3 0
32 FW Italy Christian Vieri 28 25 25 22 0+1 0 2 3
78 FW Italy Nicola Ventola 26 10 12+3 4 2 1 7+2 5
Players transferred out during the season
15 MF France Benoît Cauet 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
28 FW Brazil Adriano 14 1 0+8 1 1 0 4+1 0

Last updated: 10 May 2002
Source: Competitions

Goalscorers[edit]

No. Pos. Nation Name Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA Cup Total
32 FW Italy Christian Vieri 22 0 3 25
3 FW Sierra Leone Mohamed Kallon 9 0 6 15
78 FW Italy Nicola Ventola 4 1 5 10
9 FW Brazil Ronaldo 7 0 0 7
20 FW Uruguay Álvaro Recoba 6 0 0 6
10 MF Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 3 1 0 4
14 MF Italy Luigi Di Biagio 3 0 1 4
4 DF Argentina Javier Zanetti 0 1 1 2
6 MF Italy Cristiano Zanetti 1 0 1 2
23 DF Italy Marco Materazzi 1 0 1 2
2 DF Colombia Iván Córdoba 1 0 0 1
7 MF Portugal Sérgio Conçeicão 1 0 0 1
11 MF Argentina Guly 0 0 1 1
18 MF France Stéphane Dalmat 1 0 0 1
21 MF Greece Grigorios Georgatos 1 0 0 1
24 DF Slovakia Vratislav Greško 0 0 1 1
28 FW Brazil Adriano 1 0 0 1
# Own goals 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 62 3 20 85

Last updated: 5 May 2002
Source: Calcio.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luca Curino; Mirko Graziano (25 May 2001). "Cuper Inter, non si torna indietro". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian).
  2. ^ Luca Bolognini (17 June 2001). "L' anno orribile del calcio Cuper e Terim per dimenticare il 2001". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 15.
  3. ^ "Kallon sprints Inter nerazzurri at top". repubblica.it (in Italian). 23 September 2001.
  4. ^ "All easy for Inter but Ronaldo stops agains". repubblica.it (in Italian). 27 September 2001.
  5. ^ "Inter top at day 5 It ended fourth". repubblica.it (in Italian). 1 October 2001.
  6. ^ Gianni Piva (22 October 2001). "Milan, 3 gol in 5 minuti: Sheva è il re". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 35.
  7. ^ Luca Fazzo (14 December 2001). "Prisco, un addio da alpino". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 5.
  8. ^ "Atalanta beats Inter Title rush still open". repubblica.it (in Italian). 7 April 2002.
  9. ^ "Inter, useless comeback Feyenoord in final". repubblica.it (in Italian). 11 April 2002.
  10. ^ Gianni Mura (5 May 2002). "Veleni e paure, l'Inter sogna lo scudetto". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 1.
  11. ^ a b c d e Lodovico Maradei (6 May 2002). "L' Inter paga la grande illusione". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian).
  12. ^ "Internazionale (2001-2002)". Football Squads. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  13. ^ http://www.soccerbase.com/teams/team.sd?team_id=1370&teamTabs=stats