2008–09 Inter Milan season

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Internazionale
2008–09 season
President Massimo Moratti
Head coach José Mourinho
Stadium San Siro
Serie A 1st
Coppa Italia Semi-finals
Supercoppa Italiana Winners
UEFA Champions League Round of 16
Top goalscorer League:
Zlatan Ibrahimović (25)

All:
Zlatan Ibrahimović (29)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Football Club Internazionale Milano took part in four competitions in 2008–09: Serie A, the Coppa Italia, the Supercoppa Italiana and the UEFA Champions League. Inter finished as champions of Italy for the fourth consecutive year, as well as winning the Supercoppa Italiana against Roma.

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Squad no. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (age)
Goalkeepers
1 Francesco Toldo Italy GK (1971-12-02)2 December 1971 (aged 36)
12 Júlio César Brazil GK (1979-09-03)3 September 1979 (aged 28)
22 Paolo Orlandoni Italy GK (1972-08-12)12 August 1972 (aged 35)
Defenders
2 Iván Córdoba Colombia CB (1976-08-11)11 August 1976 (aged 31)
4 Javier Zanetti (Captain) Argentina RB/CM/RM (1973-08-10)10 August 1973 (aged 34)
13 Maicon Brazil RB (1981-07-26)26 July 1981 (aged 26)
16 Nicolás Burdisso Argentina CB (1981-04-12)12 April 1981 (aged 27)
23 Marco Materazzi Italy CB (1973-08-19)19 August 1973 (aged 34)
24 Nelson Rivas Colombia CB (1983-03-25)25 March 1983 (aged 25)
25 Walter Samuel Argentina CB (1978-03-23)23 March 1978 (aged 30)
26 Cristian Chivu Romania LB/CB/DM (1980-10-26)26 October 1980 (aged 27)
39 Davide Santon Italy LB (1991-01-02)2 January 1991 (aged 17)
Midfielders
5 Dejan Stanković Serbia CM/AM/RM (1978-09-11)11 September 1978 (aged 29)
7 Luís Figo Portugal RW/RM/LW (1972-11-04)4 November 1972 (aged 35)
11 Luis Jiménez Chile AM/RW/CM (1984-06-17)17 June 1984 (aged 24)
14 Patrick Vieira France DM/CM (1976-06-23)23 June 1976 (aged 32)
15 Olivier Dacourt France DM (1974-09-25)25 September 1974 (aged 33)
19 Esteban Cambiasso Argentina DM/CM/CB (1980-08-18)18 August 1980 (aged 27)
20 Sulley Muntari Ghana CM/DM/LM (1984-08-27)27 August 1984 (aged 23)
33 Mancini Brazil AM/LW/RW (1980-08-01)1 August 1980 (aged 27)
36 Francesco Bolzoni Italy CM/DM (1989-05-07)7 May 1989 (aged 19)
77 Ricardo Quaresma Portugal RW/LW/SS (1983-09-26)26 September 1983 (aged 24)
Forwards
8 Zlatan Ibrahimović Sweden CF (1981-10-03)3 October 1981 (aged 26)
9 Julio Cruz Argentina CF (1974-07-10)10 July 1974 (aged 34)
10 Adriano Brazil CF (1982-02-17)17 February 1982 (aged 26)
18 Hernán Crespo Argentina CF (1975-07-05)5 July 1975 (aged 33)
21 Victor Obinna Nigeria CF (1987-03-25)25 March 1987 (aged 21)
45 Mario Balotelli Italy CF (1990-08-12)12 August 1990 (aged 17)

Players transfer[edit]

2008–09 confirmed transfers

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
FW Hungary Filkor 19 EU Grosseto Loan End Summer 2010 n/a
10 FW Brazil Adriano 26 Non-EU São Paulo Brazil Loan End Summer 2010 n/a Channel 4
FW Italy Acquafresca 20 EU Cagliari Co-ownership Termination Summer undisclosed undisclosed
51 DF Italy Bonucci 21 EU Treviso Co-ownership Termination Summer undisclosed undisclosed
18 FW Argentina Crespo 33 EU Free agent Transfer Summer undisclosed Free
33 MF Brazil Mancini 27 EU Roma Transfer Summer 2012 €13M inter.it
11 MF Chile Jiménez 24 EU Ternana Co-ownership Summer 2011 undisclosed inter.it
20 MF Ghana Muntari 23 Non-EU PortsmouthEngland Transfer Summer 2012 €16M inter.it
77 MF Portugal Quaresma 24 EU PortoPortugal Transfer Summer 2012 €18.6M + Pélé inter.it
21 FW Nigeria Victor Obinna 21 Non-EU Chievo Transfer Summer 2012
51 DF Italy Bonucci 21 EU Treviso Loan Return Winter undisclosed N/A
MF BelgiumMorocco Maaroufi 20 EU TwenteNetherlands Loan Return Winter 2009 N/A
GK Italy Viviano 23 EU Brescia Co-ownership Winter undisclosed undisclosed

Total spending: Decrease €46.6 million

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
DF Italy Ceccarelli 26 EU Milan Co-ownership Termination Summer
DF Italy Andreolli 23 EU Roma Co-ownership Termination Summer
GK Italy Cordaz 26 EU Treviso Co-ownership Termination Summer
MF Cameroon Maa Boumsong 22 Non-EU Treviso Co-ownership Termination Summer
FW Nigeria Eliakwu 23 Non-EU Triestina Co-ownership Termination Summer
29 FW Honduras Suazo 28 EU Benfica Portugal Loan Summer Free inter.it
28 MF Portugal Maniche 30 EU Atlético Madrid Spain Loan End Summer Free
21 MF ArgentinaSpain Solari 31 EU San Lorenzo Argentina Contract expired Summer Free
20 MF Uruguay Recoba 32 EU Panionios Greece Contract expired Summer Free
31 MF Brazil César 33 EU Bologna Released Summer Free
MF Hungary Filkor 19 EU Sassuolo Loan Summer N/A
FW Uruguay Ribas 20 EU Dijon France Transfer Summer undisclosed
30 MF Portugal Pelé 20 EU Porto Portugal Trade Summer Included in Quaresma transfer inter.it
15 MF France Dacourt 25 EU Fulham England Loan Winter Free inter.it
77 MF Portugal Quaresma 25 EU Chelsea England Loan Winter Free chelseafc.com[permanent dead link]
51 DF Italy Bonucci 21 EU Pisa Loan Winter N/A
MF BelgiumMorocco Maaroufi 20 EU Vicenza Co-ownership Winter undisclosed
GK Italy Viviano 23 EU Brescia Loan Winter N/A
10 FW Brazil Adriano 27 Non-EU Flamengo Brazil Released Winter Free inter.it

Last updated: 22 May

Total income: Increase €0

Start formations[edit]

Qnt Formation Match(es)
17 4-3-3 First 16 matches & match # 22
33 4-4-2 All other matches

Last updated: 31 May 2009
Source: Match reports in Competitive matches
Only competitive matches.


Club[edit]

Non-playing staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Portugal José Mourinho
Assistant coach Italy Giuseppe Baresi
Technical Assistant Portugal André Villas-Boas
Goalkeeper coach Portugal Silvino Louro
Masseurs/Physiotherapists Portugal Rui Faria
Director in charge of transfers Italy Marco Branca
Transfer Market Consultant
First-Team Representative
Italy Gabriele Oriali

Last updated: 5 June 2008
Source: F.C. Internazionale Milano Official Website

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Riscone di Brunico training camp[edit]

Tim Trophy[edit]

2008 Amsterdam Tournament[edit]

Other friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Italian Super Cup Final Winner 24 August 2008
Serie A Winner 30 August 2008 31 May 2009
Champions League Group stage Round of 16 16 September 2008 11 March 2009
Coppa Italia Round of 16 Semifinal 13 January 2009 23 April 2009

Last updated: 31 May 2009
Source: Competitions

Supercoppa Italiana[edit]

Serie A[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Internazionale (C) (Q) 38 25 9 4 70 32 +38 84 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Juventus (Q) 38 21 11 6 69 37 +32 74
3 Milan (Q) 38 22 8 8 70 35 +35 74

Updated to games played on 31 May 2009.
Source: lega-calcio.it (in Italian)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 25 9 4 70 32  +38 84 14 5 0 37 16  +21 11 4 4 33 16  +17

Last updated: 31 May 2009.
Source: Internazionale Milano

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H A H A H A H A A H A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H H A H A A H A H A H
Result D W W W L W W D D W W W W W W W W D L W W D W W W D W W W W D D L W D W L W

Last updated: 31 May 2009.
Source: Competitive Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group B
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Greece Panathinaikos 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
Italy Internazionale 6 2 2 2 8 7 +1 8
Germany Werder Bremen 6 1 4 1 7 9 −2 7
Cyprus Anorthosis 6 1 3 2 8 8 0 6

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

Coppa Italia[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

League Europe Cup Others Total Stats
Games played 38 8 4 1 51
Games won 25 2 3 0 30
Games drawn 9 3 0 1 13
Games lost 4 3 1 0 8
Goals scored 70 8 6 2 86
Goals conceded 32 9 5 2 48
Goal difference 38 -1 1 0 38
Clean sheets 17 3 1 0 21
Goal by Substitute
Total shots
Shots on target
Corners
Players used 29 23 24 14
Offsides
Fouls suffered
Fouls committed
Yellow cards 82 11 12 3 108
Red cards 4 1 5

Players Used: Internazionale has used a total of – different players in all competitions.

Goalscorers[edit]

No. Pos. Nation Name Serie A Champions League Coppa Italia Supercoppa Italiana Total
8 FW Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović 25 1 3 0 29
45 FW Italy Mario Balotelli 8 1 0 1 10
10 FW Brazil Adriano 3 2 2 0 7
5 MF Serbia Dejan Stanković 5 0 0 0 5
13 DF Brazil Maicon 4 1 0 0 5
19 MF Argentina Esteban Cambiasso 4 0 1 0 5
20 MF Ghana Sulley Muntari 4 0 0 1 5
# Own goals 4 0 0 0 4
9 FW Argentina Julio Cruz 2 1 0 0 3
2 DF Colombia Iván Córdoba 2 0 0 0 2
18 FW Argentina Hernán Crespo 2 0 0 0 2
7 MF Portugal Luís Figo 1 0 0 0 1
14 MF France Patrick Vieira 1 0 0 0 1
16 DF Argentina Nicolás Burdisso 1 0 0 0 1
21 FW Nigeria Victor Obinna 1 0 0 0 1
23 DF Italy Marco Materazzi 0 1 0 0 1
25 DF Argentina Walter Samuel 1 0 0 0 1
33 MF Brazil Mancini 0 1 0 0 1
77 MF Portugal Ricardo Quaresma 1 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 70 8 6 2 86

Last updated: 31 May 2009

Assists[edit]

No. Pos. Nation Name Serie A Champions League Coppa Italia Supercoppa Italiana Total
8 FW Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović 7 2 0 0 9
13 DF Brazil Maicon 6 1 0 0 7
20 MF Ghana Sulley Muntari 7 0 0 0 7
5 MF Serbia Dejan Stanković 6 0 0 0 6
10 FW Brazil Adriano 3 1 0 0 4
18 FW Argentina Hernán Crespo 3 0 0 0 3
19 MF Argentina Esteban Cambiasso 3 0 0 0 3
33 MF Brazil Mancini 3 0 0 0 3
45 FW Italy Mario Balotelli 1 2 0 0 3
6 DF Brazil Maxwell 0 1 1 0 2
9 FW Argentina Julio Cruz 2 0 0 0 2
39 DF Italy Davide Santon 2 0 0 0 2
77 MF Portugal Ricardo Quaresma 2 0 0 0 2
2 DF Colombia Iván Córdoba 1 0 0 0 1
7 MF Portugal Luís Figo 1 0 0 0 1
11 MF France Luis Jiménez 1 0 0 0 1
14 MF France Patrick Vieira 1 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 49 6 1 0 56

Last updated: 31 May 2009

Clean sheets[edit]

The list is sorted by shirt number when total appearances are equal.

Rnk No. Player Serie A Champions League Coppa Italia Supercoppa Italiana Total
1 1 Brazil Júlio César 17 3 1 0 21
2 1 Italy Francesco Toldo 1 1 0 0 2
3 22 Italy Paolo Orlandoni 1 0 0 0 1
Total 9 1 0 4 14

Last updated: 31 May 2009.
Source: Internazionale

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Serie A UEFA CL Coppa Italia Supercoppa Total
YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card
1 GK Italy Francesco Toldo 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
12 GK Brazil Júlio César 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
22 GK Italy Paolo Orlandoni 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF Colombia Iván Córdoba 6 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
4 DF Argentina Javier Zanetti 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
13 DF Brazil Maicon 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
16 DF Argentina Nicolás Burdisso 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0
23 DF Italy Marco Materazzi 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 1
24 DF Colombia Nelson Rivas 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 DF Argentina Walter Samuel 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
26 DF Romania Cristian Chivu 7 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
39 DF Italy Davide Santon 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
5 MF Serbia Dejan Stanković 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 0 0
7 MF Portugal Luís Figo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
11 MF Chile Luis Jiménez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF France Patrick Vieira 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
15 MF France Olivier Dacourt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 MF Argentina Esteban Cambiasso 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 MF Ghana Sulley Muntari 5 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 2
33 MF Brazil Mancini 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 MF Italy Francesco Bolzoni 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
77 MF Portugal Ricardo Quaresma 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
8 FW Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 0 0
9 FW Argentina Julio Cruz 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
10 FW Brazil Adriano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 FW Argentina Hernán Crespo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 FW Nigeria Victor Obinna 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 FW Italy Mario Balotelli 7 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 0 0
Totals 83 1 3 12 0 0 12 1 0 3 0 0 110 2 3

Last updated: 31 May 2009

References[edit]