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2005–06 season opened with the success in Supercoppa Italiana, beating Juventus 1–0 in extra time with a goal scored by Verón. During the Champions League group stage, the side managed to have a line-up of 11 foreign players on the pitch: the only european was Luís Figo, playing the second time. Despite a good first half (also including a 3–2 win in derby, that lacked since 2002) Inter had a second part not so bright. Being knocked out in Champions League by Villareal, the side was hardly attacked by his fans. On the pitch, season finished like the previous with a third league place and the win of Coppa Italia against Roma. However, during the summer of World Cup, Juventus and Milan resulted caught in Calciopoli scandal: in late July, a few weeks after Italian triumph in Germany, Inter was awarded of 2005–06 title. Further, the relegation of Juventus to Serie B made Inter the first and only club ever present in modern Serie A (from 1929–30).

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2005-2006


Match Worn Shirt


Figo Luis


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2007-2008


Match Worn Shirt


Chivu Cristian


Did you Know?

This shirt was worn by Cristian Chivu during the season 2007/2008.  It has an extra Centenary’s embroidery “1908-2008 – 100 ANNI INTER” on chest and this shirt represents the second Centenary’s shirt right after the away shirt below. Chivu was reported to be in the middle of a tug-of-war between Barcelona and Real Madrid during the 2007 summer transfer window. After a four-year spell which yielded a Coppa Italia, Chivu left Roma and signed a five-year contract with Serie A rivals Inter on 27 July 2007. The transfer fee was €16 million,[10] which €3 million of the transfer fee paid via defender Marco Andreolli moved to Roma in a co-ownership deal. His first season with the defending Serie A champions was a successful one, as he won the Serie A title that had eluded him during his time at Roma. During the Champions League match at home to Manchester United in the 2008–09 season, Chivu had a terrific game, denying Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo many times, and won Man of the Match ahead of Inter goalkeeper Julio César. Chivu was a regular at left back during the 2009–10 season, as Walter Samuel and Lúcio became the preferred centre back pairing. On 6 January against Chievo, Chivu was stretchered off early in the second half after colliding heads with Chievo striker Sergio Pellissier. He was in two hours of surgery for a skull fracture and later cleared of any danger. Although it was initially thought he might be out for the rest of the season, he returned to Serie A on 24 March. After this, he needed to wear a headguard in matches. A month later, Chivu scored his first goal for Inter in a game against Atalanta, a terrific 30-yard strike. On 22 May 2010, he was in Inter’s starting line-up in the UEFA Champions League Final against Bayern Munich, which Inter won 2–0. He scored his second goal for Inter in the 2010–11 season against Cesena which turned out to be the game winner in a 3–2 win for Inter. He also scored the winning penalty for Inter in their 2009–10 Coppa Italia win over Napoli on 26 January 2011. Chivu left Inter after his contract was terminated by mutual consent on 31 March 2014. The very same day he announced his retirement from football on his Facebook page.

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This shirt was issued for Ivan Cordoba for the Champions League 2007/2008. The season 2007/2008 represents the F.C.Internazionale’s 100th anniversary. To celebrate this anniversary the team’s supplier Nike released this special shirt’s style with the red cross on front, symbol of the city of Milano, and a special anniversary’s embroidered around the team’s crest. Ivan Córdoba made his debut with the Colombian Serie B team Deportivo Rionegro in 1993, his subsequent performances earned him a transfer to Colombian heavyweights Atlético Nacional in 1996. He made his name playing for San Lorenzo in Argentina from 1998 but signed for Italian side Internazionale in the winter transfer window, January 2000, costing the club €16 million, rejecting another offer from Real Madrid in doing so. He has become a mainstay of the Internazionale defence for several years, forming a highly effective partnership in central defence with Marco Materazzi. His long career at Inter led him to be named the club’s vice-captain behind Javier Zanetti; because of this, he had the honour of lifting the Coppa Italia in 2005 when Zanetti was absent due to his involvement in the Confederations Cup with Argentina. On 19 February 2008, Córdoba injured his left anterior cruciate ligament during the Champions League round of 16 fixture against Liverpool, resulting in having to sit out the rest of the season as Inter won the league title for the third consecutive year. On 9 June 2008 he renewed his contract until 30 June 2012 with Inter, ensuring that he would effectively finish his career with Inter. On 5 May 2012 Córdoba announced that he would leave Inter at the end of the season. A day later, Córdoba was brought on in the 84th minute of the Derby della Madonnina, making his last competitive appearance in an Inter shirt after 13 years in the San Siro; during the match (the club’s last home game of the 2011–12 season), Inter’s players wore the Córdoba #2 shirt while warming up before the kick-off. In May, he traveled with 18 other Inter players (with Dellafiore an exception) to Indonesia for a friendly tour, before ending his career. In total, he won 5 Serie A championships, 4 Coppa Italia titles, 3 Supercoppa Italiana titles, 1 UEFA Champions League, and 1 FIFA Club World Cup with Inter.

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2007-2008


100th Anniversary


Champions League


Match Issued Shirt


Cordoba Ivan



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2008-2009


Friendly Pre Season


Internazionale vs Bari


Match Worn Shirt


Adriano Leite Ribeiro


Did you Know?

Adriano was a regular goalscorer in the early stages of the 2008–09 Serie A campaign, reaching a combined total of 100 domestic goals in the Italian Serie A and the Brazilian Série A. On 22 October 2008, Adriano scored the winner in a 1–0 win over Anorthosis Famagusta, and, with this goal, Adriano scored his 18th Champions League goal, and 70th for the club. In December, Inter Milan allowed him special dispensation to return to Brazil over the winter break earlier than planned. Inter confirmed on 4 April that Adriano had not returned from international duty with Brazil and had signed no contract with the club. On 24 April, Adriano finally rescinded his contract with Inter.

Things to Know:

This shirt was worn by Adriano during the second half of the pre season friendly game between Internazionale and Bari which took place in Riscone di Brunico on July 27th 2008. Inter defeated Bari 2-0. Adriano swapped the shirt with a Bari’s player who we got the shirt from. The particularity of this shirt is that Adriano was the only player who played with a fan replica’s shirt instead of the player version as all the other players wore. The reason was that Adriano size was XXL and the team’s supplier Nike didn’t supply any XXL size for pre season games so he used a replica shirt in size XXL. The shirt is perhaps very recognizable from game’s footage because the Scudetto badge on chest was not properly centered in the central blue shirt’s stripe.  

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2009-2010


Match Worn Shirt


Eto’o Samuel


Did you Know?

After Maxwell completed the transfer from Inter Milan, Joan Laporta confirmed that there was an agreement in principle between Barcelona and Inter Milan for Zlatan Ibrahimović to join the club in exchange for Eto’o and €46 million. After Ibrahimović agreed terms with Barcelona, the club announced Eto’o would travel to Milan for his medical to complete the transfer. On 27 July 2009, Eto’o passed his medical and signed for five years with Inter. On his first press-conference in Milan, he declared that he was where he wanted to be and refused to compare himself to Ibrahimović saying, “I’m Samuel Eto’o and I don’t want to compare myself to anyone. I believe the victories I have earned up to now can contribute to giving the right value to my name.” On 8 August, Eto’o scored on his competitive debut in the 2009 Supercoppa Italiana as Inter lost 1–2 to Lazio. Two weeks later, Eto’o scored from the penalty spot against Bari in his first Serie A match. In the following match, the Derby della Madonnina against Milan, Eto’o won Inter a penalty after being brought down by Gennaro Gattuso in the box; Milito scored the penalty and Gattuso was yellow carded and eventually sent off. Inter won the match 4–0. Eto’o scored again on 13 September against Parma, his first goal from open play in a Serie A match. At the end of September 2009, Eto’o demanded almost £2.75 million from Barcelona after his transfer to Inter. The amount represented 15% of the £17.7 million (US$29 million) fee which Inter paid Barcelona in July 2009. The demand was based on a Spanish rule that a player should get 15% of the amount of his transfer to another Spanish club. If the parties failed to reach a solution, the matter could go to court. Eto’o scored his first Serie A brace on 29 October during a 5–3 win over Palermo, with Mario Balotelli also scoring twice. On 1 December 2009, Eto’o finished fifth in voting for the Ballon d’Or, which was won by his former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi. Eight days later, he scored his first UEFA Champions League goal for the team in the final Group F match against Rubin Kazan to help Inter win 2–0 at home and progress to the knockout stage as runner-ups. Eto’o continued to be a protagonist for Inter in Europe, netting the winner in the second leg of 2009–10 UEFA Champions League round of 16 against Chelsea on 16 March 2010, which allowed Inter to progress to the quarter-finals. He scored his first goal in Coppa Italia on 13 April against Fiorentina in the second of semi-finals to help Inter win 1–0 at Stadio Artemio Franchi and progress in the final 2–0 on aggregate. Eto’o won his first silverware with the club on 5 May as Inter defeated Roma 1–0 at Stadio Olimpico to lift the Coppa Italia. His 12 Serie A goals helped Inter claim another championship, the fifth consecutive, after defeating Siena in the final matchday. On 22 May 2010, Eto’o played in the third Champions League final of his career, as Inter won 2–0 over Bayern Munich to win the first title in 45 years; Milito scored both goals, with Eto’o setting up the second. With Inter’s triumph over Bayern Munich, he became the only player to win the treble in consecutive seasons with two different teams. On 21 August 2010, Eto’o scored twice as Inter beat Roma 3–1 to win the Supercoppa Italiana. His first hat trick for Inter occurred in the UEFA Champions League against Werder Bremen on 29 September 2010. Inter won the game 4–0, with Eto’o saying, “We will remain humble because we know that there are sides out there that are better than us, so we will just take it one match at a time and we will go as far as it takes us.” Continuing his outstanding form in Serie A and in the Champions League for the 2010–11 campaign, he was pivotal to Inter’s attack line. On 16 March 2011, Eto’o gave a legendary performance in Munich as he helped Inter eliminate Bayern Munich 3–2 (with an aggregate score of 3–3, winning on away goals) in the Champions League. Eto’o scored the first goal after four minutes, and provided two clinical assists to Wesley Sneijder and to Goran Pandev for the winner. After the game, Inter President Massimo Moratti said, “I’m not sure if the deal that brought Eto’o to the club was my best piece of transfer business ever, but I really think it was a great piece of business for us. Eto’o is fantastic. I do not want to take anything away from Ibrahimović, but for everyone it was really a great deal to get Eto’o. Samuel is truly extraordinary.” On 29 May, Eto’o scored two goals in the final of the Coppa Italia against Palermo to help Inter win 3–1 and taking his total season goals to 37, a new record high for him.

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2009-2010


Champions League Final


Internazionale vs Bayern Munich


Match Issued Shirt


Arnautovic Marko


Did you Know?

In 2009-2010 Inter had the greatest season in their history completing a historic Treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and UEFA Champions League, becoming the sixth European club to complete the treble and the only Italian club to achieve this feat to date. Prior to the Champions League Final, Mourinho added two trophies to the season: a Coppa Italia and the second consecutive Scudetto, both won due to Milito’s goals and leaving Roma behind. Milito was also man of the match for Champions League final, scoring both goals in the 2–0 victory whereby Inter defeated Bayern Munich, winning this trophy for the first time since 1965, and for the third overall. Inter became the first Italian club to achieve the Treble.

Things to Know:

Marko Arnautovic didn’t play the Champions League Final and he was not a reserve of the game either but as all of the other team’s members he got his match issued shirt. Another curious thing about the Inter’s Final shirts is that the most of the players played the Final with store replica’s shirts and not with regular player’s shirts. Some players played half game with regular player’s shirts and some played the whole game with store’s shirts. According with inside rumours the team ran out of stock of regular player’s shirts during the season so they have to play with replicas. But….even the team used replica’s shirts there are still some details that make the Champions League Final’s shirts different from fan’s replicas, which is obviously a good thing for shirt’s collectors.   

Marko Arnautovic ready to lift the Champions League

Things to Know:

The 2010 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match played at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home of Real Madrid, on Saturday, 22 May 2010, to determine the winners of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League. It was the first Champions League final to be played on a Saturday, rather than the traditional Wednesday. The match was won by Internazionale, who beat Bayern Munich 2–0 to complete the Treble, a feat never before achieved by any team from either Italy or Germany. The refereeing team came from England and was led by Howard Webb. The win gave Inter their third European Cup title, and their first since 1965; moreover, it was their first appearance in the final since 1972, and they were the first Italian team to appear since Milan won the competition in 2007. Meanwhile, Bayern had won the competition as recently as 2001 – their most recent final appearance – although they were the first German side to reach the final since Bayer Leverkusen in 2002. The 2010 final was the first not to feature an English side since Porto beat AS Monaco in 2004, due to Manchester United being knocked out by Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals on away goals. The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium had previously hosted three European Cup finals: in 1957, 1969 and 1980. The match was won 2–0 by Internazionale. Inter employed a counter-attacking strategy that saw them have less possession than Bayern, but Inter were able to comfortably defend their lead. Both goals were scored by Diego Milito, in the 35th and 70th minutes. Milito’s first was scored following a long clearance by Inter goalkeeper Júlio César flicked down by Milito to Wesley Sneijder, who returned the pass to Milito to score. Milito’s second goal came after he collected a pass from Samuel Eto’o and beat Daniel Van Buyten with the ball. Milito was substituted shortly before the end of the match, allowing him to be applauded by the Inter supporters. After the match, Milito stated the win brought “incredible happiness” and claimed his side deserved its victory. Bayern captain Mark van Bommel conceded Inter was the “most effective team”, referring to the success of Inter’s counter-attacking tactics. José Mourinho revealed after the match that he would likely resign from Inter to pursue the goal of being the first manager to win the Champions League with three clubs. Reports had linked him with a move to Real Madrid. As the winners, Inter played against 2009–10 UEFA Europa League winners Atlético Madrid in the 2010 UEFA Super Cup, and also entered the semi-finals of the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup.

 

INTERNAZIONALE F.C.


2009-2010


Training Worn Shirt


Toldo Francesco

INTERNAZIONALE F.C.


2010-2011


Tim Cup


Match Worn Shirt


Obi Joel


Did you Know?

This shirt was worn by Joel Obi during a Tim Cup of the season 2010/2011. This shirt is one of the most appreciated shirts by the Internazionale fans because following the 2009/2010 treble’s season, it comes with all the badges on chest, representing the titles of the season before. So the Scudetto badge, the Italy Cup winner’s badge and the club World Cup winner’s badge. Plus there is an extra badge on sleeve that was used only in few Italy Cup’s games representing the 150th Anniversary of Italy’s unification (1861-2011). After winning the “Allievi Nazionali” Under-17 championship in 2008 under the guidance of Daniele Bernazzani, he moved to the Primavera formation, where he collected over 40 appearances and six goals in just under three years. In 2009, he was noticed by José Mourinho and led occasionally to the first-team of Inter. In 2010, even if without playing, he was registered to the club’s ‘A’ list of players, who won the Champions League in the final against Bayern Munich. In the summer 2010, Rafael Benítez definitively moved him with the first-team. Obi made his debut for Inter on 29 September 2010 in a UEFA Champions League group stage game against Werder Bremen. He played the final 10 minutes of the match after coming on as a substitute in the 80th minute for fellow midfielder Dejan Stanković. Inter went on to defeat Werder Bremen in a 4–0 shutout. Obi made his Serie A debut on 17 October 2010 against Cagliari when he replaced Philippe Coutinho in the 66th minute. The game ended 1–0 with a goal from Samuel Eto’o.

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2010-2011


Match Worn Shirt


Julio Cesar


Did you Know?

Ahead of the new 2010/2011 season, César changed his squad number from 12 to 1, which was vacated by the retired Francesco Toldo. His old squad number became part of newcomer Luca Castellazzi. On 21 August 2010, he won his 4th Supercoppa Italiana trophy; Inter faced Roma in a 3–1 comeback win at San Siro. In November 2010, the medical staff discovered a torn thigh injury at Júlio César and put his presence at FIFA Club World Cup in doubt. He was recovered in time and was called for the tournament, keeping a clean-sheet in the semi-final match against Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma. He kept his goal intact in the final as well which helped the team to win the trophy for the first time after defeating TP Mazembe 3–0. Inter thus completed the Quintuple to become the fourth team in the world after Liverpool in 2001, Al-Ahly in 2006 and Barcelona in 2009. Júlio César ended 2010 by being named second best goalkeeper of 2010 by IFFHS, only behind Iker Casillas. He was also named Inter Player of the Year for 2010 for his outstanding appearances throughout the year, receiving Pirata d’Oro Award. He finished 19th in the 2010 FIFA Ballon d’Or ranking, winning two places compare to last year ranking. His torn thigh injury reappeared at the beginning of 2011 which kept him sidelined for 28 days, missing 8 matches in the process. He returned on action on 30 January in the league match against Palermo and despite conceding twice in the first half, contributed by saving a Javier Pastore penalty and his rebound as well as Inter bounced back to win 3–2. In February, Júlio César made a poor performance in the first leg of 2010–11 UEFA Champions League round of 16 against Bayern Munich, as his weak save against Arjen Robben turned into a rebound Mario Gómez who scored for a 1–0 win at San Siro. He repeated the howler in the second leg as well, making another poor save against Robben only for Gómez to score again. However, he was decisive in a one-on-one save against Franck Ribéry and another one against Gómez; Inter eventually overturned the game and won 3–2, meaning they progressed on the away goal rule. In the Coppa Italia, he played in both legs of semi-final tie against Roma, keeping a clean-sheet in the first one as Inter reached the final for the second consecutive season, where they defeating Palermo to win the third trophy of the season.Júlio César finished 2010–11 campaign by making 39 appearances in all competitions, including 25 in league, where Inter failed to win the title for the first time after 5 seasons. In the Champions League, where Júlio César played 7 matches, the team lost the crown after being eliminated by Schalke 04 in the quarter-finals.

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2012-2013


Udinese vs Internazionale


Match Worn & Signed Shirt


Zanetti Javier


Did you Know?

This shirt was worn by Javier Zanetti during the Serie A game between Udinese and Internazionale which took place in Udine, “Stadio Friuli”, on January 6th 2013. Udinese defeated Internazionale 3-0 and at the end of the game Zanetti gave his worn shirt to the Udinese’s assistant coach whom we got it from. Zanetti also signed the shirt for him with a blue marker on the number. On 10 March 2013, Zanetti played in his 600th Serie A match for Inter, a 1–0 loss to Bologna at the San Siro. On 21 April 2014, in the 1–0 home win against Parma, Zanetti played his 1,100th official match and became the player with the fourth-most appearances of all time.

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2013-2014


Cagliari vs Internazionale


Match Worn Shirt


Kovacic Mateo


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2016-2017


Sampdoria vs Internazionale 


Match Issued Shirt


Berni Tommaso


Did you Know?

This shirt was issued for Tommaso Berni for the Serie A game between Sampdoria and Internazionale which took place in Genova, “Stadio Luigi Ferraris”, on October 30th 2016. Sampdoria defeated Internazionale 1-0 and at the end of the game Berni gave his shirt to the U.C.Sampdoria goalkeeper’s coach (who was his coach when Berni played for Sampdoria) whom we got it from. On 2 July 2014, Berni returned to Inter Milan on a one-year contract,and played 30 games. as one of the four homegrown players of Inter in 2014–15 UEFA Europa League. However, he was not eligible as a youth product of Inter, as he only spent less than 3 years in the youth system of Inter. On 3 June 2015, Tommaso agreed to extend his contract by 12 months. He was offered a one-year contract again on 1 July 2016, as one of the four homegrown players in 2016–17 UEFA Europa League. However, he was not registered in Serie A, as the regulation allowed to replace one keeper with another on the list, in case of emergency. Due to not on the list since September, Berni still received call-up from the coach for Serie A matches, but never appeared on the bench. Juan Pablo Carrizo was the second keeper instead in domestic match since September. After 5 days as free agent, on 5 July 2017, Berni signed a new one-year contract again. With his contract set to expire on 30 June, Berni would again sign a one-year contract extension to keep him at Inter until 30 June 2019. He signed another 1-year contract on 28 June 2019. He also got 2 red cards despite 0 appearances in 6 years. He was released by Inter at the end of 2019–20 season and formally retired a week after.

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2018/2019


Milan vs Internazionale


Special Mashup Match Issued Shirt 


Martinez Lautaro


Did you Know?

This shirt was issued for Lautaro Martinez for the Serie A’s derby between A.C.Milan and Internazionale which took place in Milano, “Giuseppe Meazza” Stadium, on March 17th 2019. This is a special shirt worn by the team in only three games. It was released by Nike and it is a special mashup shirt to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its partnership with Internazionale. To create this shirt, Nike looked back on some of the highlights from Inter’s last two decades of competition, selecting the 10 kits that marked the clubs biggest achievements and fan memories. “Some of these kits are synonymous with great victories, while others are fan favourites,” said Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “The real challenge was to get all the different striped patterns to work cohesively.” The shirts selected are split into five for the front and five for the back. The front features Inter’s first season with Nike in 1998/99, which was famously worn by Brazilian striker Ronaldo; the club’s centenary season jersey from 2008/09; the 2010/11 jersey, for which club icon “Il Biscione” (grass snake) lent the classic stripes a snakeskin effect; the last jersey worn by legendary Inter captain Javier Zanetti in 2013/14; and the 2017/18 jersey, which was an important year for the club as it sealed a return to the Champions League. For the back, there’s the 2009/10 jersey, which was arguably Inter’s most famous in history as the club sealed their first ever domestic and European treble under Jose Mourinho; the first use of thin stripes from 2011/12; this was followed in 2014/15 by the pin striped jersey which also features; the jersey that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the UEFA Cup win from 2015/16 also makes an appearance; and rounding things off is a fan favourite from the 2016/17 season. Nike released quite a few special-edition mash-up jerseys for several teams over the 2018/2019 season. However, the Nike 2019 mash-up kits were not the first the Swoosh designed – the US brand already showed off their first mash-up kits in 2014, celebrating their 20th anniversary partnership with Arsenal. But unlike the others Nike mashup shirts, Internazionale was the only team to play with this style of jersey. Along with the standard player’s shirts, a Vaporknit match-level version has been produced and limited to 1,908 units to honor Inter’s founding year.

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March 31st 2019


Internazionale vs Lazio


Match Worn & Unwashed Shirt


Handanovic Samir


Did you Know?

In the season 2018-2019 Handanović made his Champions League debut with Inter in their opening group stage match against Tottenham Hotspur. This match was also his 250th appearance for the Nerazzurri in all competitions. In the first part of 2018–19 Serie A, he was able to collect 10 clean-sheets in 19 matches, most than any other goalkeeper in the league, and second only behind Liverpool’s Alisson in Europe top five leagues; in addition, he also had 4th best save success rate. On 13 February 2019, Inter announced via their official Twitter account that Handanović has been named new team captain, replacing Mauro Icardi. On 7 March, in the 0–0 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of 2018–19 UEFA Europa League round of 16, Handanović kept his 100th clean sheet on his 281st official appearance for the Nerazzurri. As the season progressed, Handanović reached another landmark, as the clean sheet he achieved in the 4–0 away win against Genoa, the first since December 2011, was his 150th in Serie A.


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April 11th 2021


Internazionale vs Cagliari


Match Worn & Unwashed Shirt


Lukaku Romelu


Did you Know?

This shirt was worn by Romelu Lukaku in the first half of the Serie A game between Internazionale and Cagliari which took place in Milan, “Giuseppe Meazza” Stadium, on April 11th 2021. Internazionale defeated Cagliari 1-0 and Lukaku at the end of the first half swapped his shirt with a Cagliari’s player whom we got it from. Lukaku joined Italian club Inter Milan on 8 August 2019, signing a five-year contract for a fee reported to be a club record €80 million. He later mentioned the reasons for leaving Manchester United, by claiming that he was made a scapegoat alongside other players such as Paul Pogba and Alexis Sánchez, in addition to club’s failure to protect him against rumours about his future. However, Lukaku made his debut for Inter Milan on 26 August in the opening Serie A matchday against Lecce, netting his side’s third goal with his first shot in a 4–0 home win. The goal meant that Lukaku has found the net in his first league game for five of the six clubs he has represented; Anderlecht, West Brom, Everton, Manchester United, and Inter; he also become only the third Belgian to score for Inter in Serie A, after Enzo Scifo and Radja Nainggolan. In the club’s second league game of the season at Cagliari on 1 September, Lukaku scored the match-winning goal from the penalty spot to give Inter a 2–1 victory away from home; however, he was subject to racial abuse from some of the Cagliari fans. On 21 October 2020, Lukaku scored a brace in a 2–2 draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the first match of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League.[129] On 1 December, he scored another brace against Borussia Mönchengladbach to secure a 3–2 away win. However, Inter drew their last match against Shakhtar Donetsk, to finish last in their group and to be eliminated from all European competitions. On 3 January 2021, Lukaku scored a goal in a 6–2 win over Crotone, to reach his 50th goal across all competitions in only 70 matches, breaking the previous record of Ronaldo who scored 50 goals in 77 matches. On 14 February, he scored a brace and got an assist against Lazio in a 3–1 victory, bringing his Serie A tally to 16 goals for the season and equalling Cristiano Ronaldo as the league’s top scorer. Lukaku’s second goal was also the 300th of his professional career.