Football Club Internazionale Milano, commonly referred to as Internazionale or simply Inter, and known as Inter Milan in English-speaking countries, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy.
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Inter Milan is the only Italian side to have always competed in the top flight of Italian football since its debut in 1909.
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The captain and coach of the first championship winning team was Virgilio Fossati, who was later killed in battle while serving in the Italian army during World War I In 1922, Inter was at risk of relegation to the second division, but they remained in the top league after winning two play-offs.
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Inter Milan finished third in the Serie A in his first season, second the next year and first in his third season.
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In 1964, Inter Milan reached the European Cup Final by beating Borussia Dortmund in the semi-final and Partizan in the quarter-final.
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Inter Milan were unable to defend their title despite adding fellow German Jurgen Klinsmann to the squad and winning their first Supercoppa Italiana at the start of the season.
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That season, Inter Milan failed to qualify for any European competition for the first time in almost ten years, finishing in eighth place.
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In 2002, not only did Inter Milan manage to make it to the UEFA Cup semi-finals, but were only 45 minutes away from capturing the Scudetto when they needed to maintain their one-goal advantage away to Lazio.
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On 8 July 2004, Inter Milan appointed former Lazio coach Roberto Mancini as its new head coach.
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On 8 August 2016, Inter Milan parted company with head coach Roberto Mancini by mutual consent over disagreements regarding the club's direction.
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Inter Milan was replaced by Frank de Boer who was sacked on 1 November 2016 after leading Inter to a 4W–2D–5L record in 11 Serie A games as head coach.
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On 10 August 2021, Inter Milan confirmed they will be terminating Radja Nainggolan's contract.
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On 13 August 2021, Inter Milan confirmed the acquisition of Edin Dzeko, sold by Roma outright and signing a 6 million plus bonuses contract with the club until 30 June 2023.
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Since its founding in 1908, Inter Milan have almost always worn black and blue stripes, earning them the nickname Nerazzurri.
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In 2008, Inter Milan celebrated their centenary with a red cross on their away shirt.
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Inter Milan announced the agreement for the construction of a new shared stadium in the San Siro area.
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Inter Milan is one of the most supported clubs in Italy, according to an August 2007 research by Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
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Traditional ultras group of Inter Milan is Boys San; they hold a significant place in the history of the ultras scene in general due to the fact that they are one of the oldest, being founded in 1969.
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Politically, one group of Inter Milan Ultras are right-wing and this group has good relationships with the Lazio ultras.
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Inter Milan have won 33 domestic trophies, including the Serie A 19 times, the Coppa Italia eight times and the Supercoppa Italiana six times.
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Inter Milan has never been relegated from the top flight of Italian football in its entire existence.
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Inter Milan had yet another recapitalization that was reserved for Suning Holdings Group in 2016.
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Inter Milan received direct capital contribution from the shareholders to cover loss which was excluded from issuing shares in the past.
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Deloitte expressed the idea that issues in Italian football, particularly matchday revenue issues were holding Inter Milan back compared to other European giants, and developing their own stadia would result in Serie A clubs being more competitive on the world stage.
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Inter Milan made a financial trick in the transfer market in mid-2015, in which Stevan Jovetic and Miranda were signed by Inter Milan on temporary deals plus an obligation to sign outright in 2017, making their cost less in the loan period.
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In February 2020, Inter Milan sued Major League Soccer for trademark infringement, claiming that the term "Inter" is synonymous with its club and no one else.
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