Club History: Inter Milan

In 1908 as a result of a schism in AC Milan, Internazionale or Inter Milan was born. Inter has a very good and definitive source on its own history made readily available on its website. It only took two years before Inter won the Scudetto for the first time. Inter won it again in 1920. During the Fascist era, Inter merged with Milanese Unione Sportiva and created Ambrosiana Inter. Under this name, Inter won its third Scudetto in 1930. Inter won their fourth Scudetto in 1938. The club’s first Coppa Italia win came in 1939. The fifth Scudetto was won in 1950. The use of Ambrosiana in the clubs name was abandoned in 1945. Inter won their sixth and seventh Scudetto in 1953 and 1954, respectively. The “Great Inter” era begins in 1963. It was this Inter team that won the Scudetto three years in a row from 1964-1966. The win in 1966 gave them their 10th Scudetto, which dawned the gold star on their crest. In 1964, Inter won the European Cup against Real Madrid and again in 1965 against Benfica.  Also in 1964 and 1965, Inter beat Independiente both times to win two Intercontinental Cups. It wasn’t until 1971 that Inter won their next title, their 11th Scudetto. Their 12th Scudetto came in 1980, and their 13th came in 1989. Inter won the UEFA Cup in 1991 against Roma and again in 1994 against Salzburg. In 1998, Inter won their third UEFA Cup against Lazio. It was not until 2005 that Inter won the Coppa Italia again but won it again in 2006 when they also won the Scudetto for the 14th time due to a match-fixing scandal on the part of Juventus, thus stripping it from them that year. Inter won the Scudetto the following year, 2007, their 15th in all. They won their 18th title the following year, 2008, winning the league three years in a row. Inter won their 19th title in 2009. Then the magical season–2010-2011–under Jose Mourinho saw Inter win the Treble. Five successive Scudettos in a row from 2006-2011. Champions League Champions. Coppa Italia winners. Mourinho left at the end of the season, and it was under Rafael Benitez that Inter won the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup. It had been 45 years since the last time Inter won this prestigious title under a different nomenclature. Inter won the Coppa Italia again in 2011. In all, the club has won the following accolades:

Scudetto

  1. 1910
  2. 1920
  3. 1930
  4. 1938
  5. 1940
  6. 1953
  7. 1954
  8. 1963
  9. 1965
  10. 1966
  11. 1971
  12. 1980
  13. 1989
  14. 2006
  15. 2007
  16. 2008
  17. 2009
  18. 2010

Coppa Italia

  1. 1939
  2. 1979
  3. 1982
  4. 2005
  5. 2006
  6. 2010
  7. 2011

Supercoppa Italiana

  1. 1989
  2. 2005
  3. 2006
  4. 2009
  5. 2010

Champions League

  1. 2010

Coppa Del Campioni

  1. 1964
  2. 1965

Coppa Intercontinentale

  1. 1964
  2. 1965

Mondiale Per Club

  1. 2010

Coppa UEFA

  1. 1991
  2. 1994
  3. 1999

Torneo Di Viareggio

  1. 1962
  2. 1971
  3. 1996
  4. 2002
  5. 2008
  6. 2011

Total trophies: 45

Now, Inter arose out of a schism in AC Milan. It should come as no surprise that Inter shares a stadium with its city rivals at the San Siro, which seats 80,018. Furthermore, the derby between the two teams is known as the Derby della Madonnina in honor of a city statue of the Virgin Mary.

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