List of Inter Milan records and statistics

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Javier Zanetti, pictured here in 2011, holds the records for most appearances with the club, with 858.

Football Club Internazionale Milano is an Italian professional association football club based in Milan. The club was formed in 1908 as Football Club Internazionale, and played its first competitive match against Milan. Internazionale currently plays in the Italian Serie A. Internazionale was one of the founding members of Serie A in 1929, and is the only club, never to have been relegated from the league. They have also been involved in European football, winning UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup three times. Inter become the first club to win back-to-back European Cups, achieving the feat in 1964 and 1965.

This list encompasses the major honours won by Internazionale and records set by the club, their managers and their players. The player records section includes details of the club's leading goalscorers and those who have made most appearances in first-team competitions. It also records notable achievements by Internazionale players on the international stage, and the highest transfer fees paid and received by the club.

Inter has set various records since its founding. In 2010, Inter became the first Italian club to win the treble consisting of Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the UEFA Champions League.[1] Between 2005 and 2010, Inter won 5 consecutive national championships, a record which was broken by Juventus in 2016–17 season. Inter has also signed several high-profile players, setting the world record in transfer fees on two occasions with the purchase of Ronaldo in 1997 and Christian Vieri in 1999.

The statistics listed below are updated to 20 May 2018.

Honours[edit]

Internazionale have won 30 domestic trophies, including the league eighteen times, the Coppa Italia seven and the Supercoppa Italiana five. From 2006 to 2010, the club won five successive league titles, equalling the all-time record in that period. Inter has won the Champions League three times; two back-to-back in 1964 and 1965 and then another in 2010. The last completed an unprecedented Italian treble with the Coppa Italia and the Scudetto. The club has also won three UEFA Cups, two Intercontinental Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup.

National titles[edit]

Serie A:

Coppa Italia:

Supercoppa Italiana:

International titles[edit]

The following titles include only those which are recognised by UEFA and FIFA.

World-wide titles[edit]

Intercontinental Cup:[3]

Intercontinental Supercup:

  • Runners-up (1): 1968

FIFA Club World Cup:

European titles[edit]

European Cup/Champions League:

UEFA Cup:

UEFA Super Cup:

  • Runners-up (1): 2010

Regional Titles[edit]

Serie De Martino:

  • Champions (6): 1958–59; 1960–61; 1961–62; 1962–63; 1965–66

Trofeo Tim:

  • Champions (8): 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007,2010, 2011, 2012

Birra Moretti Cup:

  • Champions (3): 2001; 2002; 2007

Pirelli Cup:

  • Winners (11): 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Runners-up (4): 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005

Santiago Bernabeu Trophy:

  • Winners (2) : 1993, 2001

Franz-Beckenbauer-Cup:

  • Winners (1): 2008

Sky Trophy:

  • Winners: 2009

Youth Team Honours[edit]

Trofeo Giacinto Facchetti:

  • Champions (7): 1964; 1966; 1969; 1989; 2002; 2007; 2012

Primavera Italian Cup:

  • Champions (5): 1973; 1976; 1977; 1978; 2006

Campionato Under 23:

  • Champions (1): 1975

Viareggio World Club Tournament, Carnevale Cup:

  • Champions (7): 1962; 1971; 1986; 2002; 2008; 2011; 2015; 2018

Under 14 Championship:

  • Champions (4): 1988; 1997; 2003; 2006

Under 16 Championship:

  • Champions (4): 1985; 1987; 1998; 2008

Under 18 Championship:

  • Champions (3): 1980; 1984; 1991

Under 20 Championship:

  • Champions (5): 1975; 1983; 1989; 1990; 1991

Filippo De Cecco Tournament:

  • Champions (2): 2006; 2008

Individual Honours[edit]

Ronaldo is the last Internazionale player to win FIFA World Player of the Year award.

FIFA World Player of the Year

The following players have won the FIFA World Player of the Year award whilst playing for Internazionale:

Ballon d'Or/European Footballer of the Year

The following players have won the Ballon d'Or award whilst playing for Internazionale:

World Soccer Player of the Year

The following players have won the World Player of the Year award whilst playing for Internazionale:

UEFA Club Footballer of the Year

The following players have won the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award whilst playing for Internazionale:

Serie A Footballer of the Year

The following players have won the Serie A Footballer of the Year award whilst playing for Internazionale:

Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year

The following players have won the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year award whilst playing for Internazionale:

Serie A Coach of the Year

The following managers have won the Serie A Coach of the Year award whilst managing Internazionale:

Team statistics[edit]

Divisional movements[edit]

Series Years Last Promotions Relegations
A 87 2018–19 - never
87 years of professional football in Italy since 1929

Serie A[edit]

  • Most seasons played in Serie A: 87 (from 1929–30 season to 2018–19) (only team that has played serie A football in every season from 1929–30)
  • Most consecutive wins: 17 (in 2006–07 season)

Matches[edit]

Firsts[edit]

Wins[edit]

Defeats[edit]

Points[edit]

  • Most points in a Serie A season:[4]
    • Two points for a win: 58 in 34 games, during the 1988–89 season.
    • Three points for a win: 97 in 38 games, during the 2006–07 season.
  • Fewest points in a Serie A season:[4]
    • Two points for a win: 26 in 30 games, during the 1941–42 season.
    • Three points for a win: 46 in 38 games, during the 1998–99 season.

Players statistics[edit]

Most appearances[edit]

Ranking Nationality Name Position Years League Cup Europe Others Total
1  Argentina Javier Zanetti DF 1995–2014 615 71 159 10 858
2  Italy Giuseppe Bergomi DF 1979–1999 519 119 117 1 756
3  Italy Giacinto Facchetti DF 1960–1978 476 85 68 5 634
4  Italy Sandro Mazzola FW 1960–1977 418 80 63 4 565
5  Italy Giuseppe Baresi DF 1977–1992 392 92 74 1 559
6  Italy Mario Corso FW 1958–1973 414 41 48 5 503
7  Italy Walter Zenga GK 1982–1994 328 73 71 1 473
8  Italy Tarcisio Burgnich DF 1962–1974 359 47 57 4 467
9  Italy Alessandro Altobelli FW 1977–1988 317 80 69 0 466
10  Colombia Iván Córdoba DF 2000–2012 324 34 92 5 454
  • Most appearances made in official competitions: 858 – Javier Zanetti, 1995–2014[5]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Ranking Nationality Name Position Years League Cup Europe Others Total
1  Italy Giuseppe Meazza FW 1927–1940
1946–1947
243 12 0 29 284
2  Italy Alessandro Altobelli FW 1977–1988 128 46 35 0 209
3  Italy Roberto Boninsegna FW 1969–1976 113 36 22 0 171
4  Italy Sandro Mazzola FW 1960–1977 116 24 17 3 161
5  Italy Luigi Cevenini FW 1912–1915
1919–1921
1922–1927
158 0 0 0 158
6  Italy Benito Lorenzi FW 1947–1958 138 2 3 0 143
7  Hungary István Nyers FW 1948–1954 133 0 0 0 133
8  Argentina Mauro Icardi FW 2013– 111 3 10 0 124
9  Italy Christian Vieri FW 1999–2005 103 8 12 0 123
10  Italy Ermanno Aebi FW 1910–1922 106 0 0 0 106
  • Most goals scored in official competitions: 284 – Giuseppe Meazza, 1927–1940 & 1946–1947[5]

Internazionale's top flight top goalscorer[edit]

"il Balilla" Giuseppe Meazza was named top goalscorer three times with Inter, respectively in 1929–30, 1935–36 and 1937–38 seasons.

This is the list of Inter’s top league goalscorers in a single season.[6]

Name Season Goals
1 Ernest Peterly 1909–10 25
2 Luigi Cevenini 1913–14 37
3 Emilio Agradi 1914–15 31
4 Luigi Cevenini 1919–20 23
5 Luigi Cevenini 1920–21 31
6 Antonio Powolny 1926–27 22
7 Giuseppe Meazza 1929–30 31
8 Giuseppe Meazza 1935–36 25
9 Giuseppe Meazza 1937–38 20
10 István Nyers 1948–49 26
11 Antonio Valentin Angelillo 1958–59 33
12 Sandro Mazzola[a] 1964–65 17
13 Roberto Boninsegna 1970–71 24
14 Roberto Boninsegna 1971–72 22
15 Aldo Serena 1988–89 22
16 Christian Vieri 2002–03 24
17 Zlatan Ibrahimović 2008–09 25
18 Mauro Icardi[b] 2014–15 22
19 Mauro Icardi[c] 2017–18 29
  1. ^ Mazzola finished the season as joint top scorer along with Fiorentina's Alberto Orlando.
  2. ^ Icardi finished the season as joint top scorer along with Hellas Verona's Luca Toni.
  3. ^ Icardi finished the season as joint top scorer along with Lazio's Ciro Immobile.

Transfers[edit]

Highest transfer fees paid[edit]

Christian Vieri (pictured in 1992), signed in June 1999 from Lazio for €49 million, became Inter's most expensive purchase.

Internazionale's record signings are Christian Vieri and João Mário. Vieri, who signed for the club from Lazio for a fee which according to media reports is €49 million in June 1999.[7] João Mário was signed from Sporting CP for a fee of €40 million in August 2016.[8]

No. Player From Transfer Fee
( millions)
Date Ref
1 Italy Christian Vieri Italy Lazio €49 June 1999 [7]
2 Portugal João Mário Portugal Sporting CP €40 August 2016 [8]
3 Belgium Radja Nainggolan Italy Roma €38 June 2018 [9]
4 Argentina Hernán Crespo Italy Lazio €31.5[a] August 2002 [10]
5 France Geoffrey Kondogbia France Monaco €31 June 2015 [11]
6 Brazil Gabriel Barbosa Brazil Santos €29.5 August 2016 [12]
7 Italy Francesco Toldo Italy Fiorentina €28.5 July 2001 [13]
8 Argentina Diego Milito Italy Genoa €28[b] June 2009 [14]
9 Brazil Ronaldo Spain Barcelona €28 June 1997 [15]
10 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Italy Juventus €24.8 August 2006 [16]
11 Portugal Ricardo Quaresma Portugal Porto €24.6[c] September 2008 [17]
  1. ^ Hernán Crespo was actually purchased for €26 million fee + Bernardo Corradi. Lazio later re-valued Corradi to €5.5 million.
  2. ^ Milito and Motta were signed by Inter for €28 million and €10 million respectively, but Genoa also received Robert Acquafresca, Leonardo Bonucci, Riccardo Meggiorini, Francesco Bolzoni, Ivan Fatić and cash in exchange, thus increasing the total fee.
  3. ^ Ricardo Quaresma was actually purchased for €18.6 million fee + Pelé, which was valued at €6 million.

Highest transfer fees received[edit]

Zlatan Ibrahimović is Internazionale's most expensive sale of all-time.

The club's record sale came on 26 July 2009, when they sold Zlatan Ibrahimović to Barcelona for a fee of €66 million.[18]

No. Player To Transfer Fee
( millions)
Date Ref
1 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Spain Barcelona €66[a] July 2009 [18]
2 Brazil Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid €46 August 2002 [19]
3 Croatia Mateo Kovačić Spain Real Madrid €29 August 2015 [20]
4 France Geoffrey Kondogbia Spain Valencia €25 May 2018 [21]
5 Cameroon Samuel Eto'o Russia Anzhi Makhachkala €21.8 August 2011 [22]
Italy Mario Balotelli England Manchester City €21.8 September 2010 [23]
7 Argentina Hernán Crespo England Chelsea €21.2 July 2000 [24]
8 France Sébastien Frey Italy Parma €20.6[b] July 2001 [25]
9 Italy Angelo Peruzzi Italy Lazio €17.9 July 2000 [26]
10 Italy Andrea Pirlo Italy Milan €17 June 2001 [27]
11 Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri England Stoke City €17 July 2015 [28]
  1. ^ Initial transfer fee for Ibrahimović is indeterminable. Ibrahimović signed a 5-year contract, for €46 million and the exchange of Eto'o (valued at €20 million) and loan of Alexander Hleb (with an option to buy for a €10 million fee), with a €250 million release clause, making Ibrahimović worth €66 million. However, the Hleb deal collapsed. Eventually Ibrahimović cost Barcelona €69.884 million (£59 million), which included other fees. As per the Inter book the fee was €69.5 million, but part of the Inter fee (about 4.5%) was redistributed to youth clubs as solidarity contribution (except Juventus).
  2. ^ Frey was signed by Inter for 8 billion lire (around €4.1) and Sérgio Conceição which was valued at 32 billion lire (around €16.5).

World Cup winning players[edit]

The following World Cup winning players, played at Internazionale at some point during their career. Highlighted players played for Internazionale while winning the World Cup. An interesting statistic includes the fact that there has been an Internazionale player in the FIFA World Cup final for every edition since 1978.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ This title awarded through the courts following the Calciopoli scandal.
  3. ^ Up until 2004, the main tournament to determine football's World Champions was the Intercontinental Champions Club' Cup (so called European / South American Cup); since then, it has been the FIFA Club World Cup.
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  8. ^ a b "Official: Inter sign Joao Mario". Football Italia. 27 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
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  10. ^ "Crespo steps in for Ronaldo". UEFA. Union of European Football Associations. 31 August 2002. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
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  12. ^ "Gabriel Barbosa snubs Manchester United and Chelsea to join Inter Milan". Metro. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
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  16. ^ "Zlatan ibrahimovic signs for Inter". F.C. Internazionale Milano. 10 August 2006. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  17. ^ "Quaresma completes Inter switch". inter.it. 1 September 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2008.
  18. ^ a b "Ibrahimovic seals Barcelona move". BBC Sport. 28 July 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  19. ^ "Ronaldo al Real, ora è vero (Ronaldo to Real, now it is true)" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 31 August 2002. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  20. ^ "Official announcement: Mateo Kovačić". Real Madrid Club de Fútbol. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  21. ^ Kondogbia a Valencia bargain, Football Italia, 25 May 2018, retrieved 26 May 2018
  22. ^ "Samuel Eto'o to become world's highest earning footballer if he passes medical with Anzhi Makhachkala". Telegraph.co.uk. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
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  25. ^ "FREY TO PARMA, CONCEIÇAO AND 10 Billion TO INTER". inter.it. 5 July 2001. Retrieved 10 March 2010.
  26. ^ "Lazio, riecco Angelo Peruzzi: "La mia sfida più ambiziosa"" [Lazio, here's comes again Angelo Pezuzzi: "My most ambitious challenge"] (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  27. ^ "L'Inter ha ceduto pirlo al Milan" [Inter have sold Pirlo to Milan] (in Italian). inter.it. 30 June 2001. Retrieved 3 February 2010.
  28. ^ "Official: Stoke sign Shaqiri". Football Italia. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2017.

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