Milan's San Siro stadium during an Inter Milan game A packed San Siro stadium for the Derby della Madonnina. (Image: oscar federico bodini, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Groundhopper Guides introduces you to Inter Milan, the only Italian club to have played every single contest since its inception in the top tier of Italian football.

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Inter Milan in their blue and black stripe shirts

The familiar kits of Inter Milan. (Image: Майоров Владимир, CC BY-SA 3.0 GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons)

Introduction to FC Internazionale Milano

Since their formation in 1909, Inter Milan have won 31 domestic trophies, including the second-most league titles at 19, seven Coppa Italias and five Supercoppas. They also have three Champions League trophies, back-to-back in 1964 and 1965, and again in 2010.

Inter Milan is the 11th most valuable football club in the world, worth an estimated $441 million and earning a reported revenue of $275 million. Since the club’s founding, Inter Milan have always worn black and blue stripes earning them the nickname Nerazzurri (The Black and Blues).

The main supporter group is called Boys-San (Boys-Squadre d’Azione Nerazzurre), and dates back to 1969, one of the oldest to support a football club.

Inter Milan History

The club was founded when AC Milan was split into two clubs in 1908, after a disagreement on signing international players, hence the reason why Inter Milan is also called Internazionale. The first team trophy was raised in 1910.

The first Italian Cup trophy came in 1939, led by the iconic Giuseppe Meazza for whom the San Siro stadium is officially named.

From 2006-10, the club won five straight Serie A titles. The Italian team trophy was raised again in 2020-21, as Inter Milan ended Juventus’ run of nine consecutive Serie A titles with their first in 11 years.

The 2009-10 season will go down as one of the greatest campaigns for Inter Milan, and many would argue the greatest season of any Italian club. Inter Milan collected all three major trophies (winning three trophies in a regular season is called a treble) under famed coach José Mourino: the Champions League, Serie A, and the Coppa Italia.

Behind the goal seats and fans with banners at Inter Milan

The most vocal fans sit in the Curva Nord of the San Siro. (Image: oscar federico bodini, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Inter Milan’s Stadium, San Siro

Both Inter Milan and AC Milan call San Siro, officially known as Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, their home ground. The venue has a capacity of 75,923 making it the largest stadium in Italy.

Opened in 1926, the stadium has hosted games at both the 1934 and 1990 World Cups, three Champions League/European Cup finals, and will host the opening ceremonies for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

The stadium has seen numerous renovations throughout its history, the latest in 2015-16.

In 2019, both Inter Milan and AC Milan announced their intention to build a new stadium to replace San Siro. The proposed 60,000-seat stadium will sit next to the current stadium, and is projected to be open for competition after the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Inter Milan Rivals

Not only do they share the city of Milan, but Inter and AC Milan also share a stadium and an intense rivalry on the field. The yearly matchups are called the Derby della Madonnina. The name of the derby refers to the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose statue is one of city’s main attractions.

Historically, Inter Milan were mainly supported by the elite and AC Milan were supported by the city’s working class. However, the class differences have long since faded away, and you will not encounter hostilities among their supporters as are often evident at the top rivalry matches in England.

Inter Milan also call Juventus one of their top rivals, and their games are dubbed the Derby d’Italia.

Books about Inter Milan

Here are a couple of books on Amazon that will help you learn more about the club:

Milan, Italy Arch of Peace

The Arch of Peace. (Image: Jean-Christophe BENOIST, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

The City of Milan, Italy

Located in northern Italy, Milan is the second-most populated city in Italy behind Rome. It is a global powerhouse, with a huge economic infrastructure which spans from finance and trade as it is the home to Italy’s stock exchange and headquarters to numerous national and international banks.

Milan has been recognized as one of the world’s four fashion capitals – along with London, New York and Paris – thanks to many international events and fairs including Milan Fashion Week. The city hosted the Universal Exposition in 2015.

Many tourists are attracted to Milan’s museums and art galleries, which include the major works of Leonardo da Vinci.

Milan will host the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Here we’ll turn to our favorite tour guide, Rick Steves, to give you a tour of Milan:

How to Watch Serie A on TV in the USA

Starting with the 2021-22 season, CBS Sports will be the home of Serie A matches in the U.S. for the next three seasons. The new agreement was for a reported $200 million, and includes some Italian Cup matches. The network will broadcast all 380 league games on Paramount+, while some games will be aired on its regular TV channels.

Watch Italian Serie A on Paramount+ in the US.

Getting Tickets to Inter Milan

The club sells tickets directly on their website.

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