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Inter Milan: All-time XI

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Inter have had their share of the greatest players to ever grace a football field.

Taking into consideration the huge array of talents that have laced their boots for Internazionale, GMS contributor Thanos Batzios presents his all time Inter XI. 

Formation : 4-1-2-1-2

Goalkeeper: Walter Zenga

A great goalkeeper with fantastic reflexes and elasticity, Zenga had a long career with Inter, playing 328 times. Fans have never loved another keeper as much as they loved 'Spiderman', during his 12-year career.

Right-Back: Javier Zanetti

The tireless, versatile full-back with great leadership skills, heart and unfaltering control of the ball, is the current captain of the Nerazzurri. The Argentinian is the most capped player in Inter's history, making a ridiculous 834 appearances.

He has won five Italian championships and he led Inter to the 2010 treble.

Centre-Back : Giuseppe Bergomi

The former Internazionale captain played his whole 20-year career at the club, making 758 appearances and lifting the 88-89 Serie A trophy, along with three UEFA Cups.

'Lo Zio' - meaning the uncle - was a strong and quick defender who could easily play as a right-back. A leader with marvellous positioning skills.

Centre-Back : Armando Picchi

The Livorno-born defender who played mostly as a sweeper was the the captain of the legendary Grande Inter in the 60's; the side who won three Italian Championships and two back-to-back European Championships. 

Left-Back : Giacinto Facchetti

Facchetti was the man who first played the attacking full-back position. He played his entire career at Inter - and was the key player to Grande Inter's success.

Armed with boundless defending skills, Facchetti is considered the greatest Inter Milan football player of all time and as one of the greatest left-back to ever play the game. Fans revere him as a God in the Nerazzurri religion.

Defensive-Midfielder : Esteban Cambiasso

Being the Argentine footballer with the most honours in history, Esteban Matias Cambiasso has truly been the heartbeat Inter's midfield in recent years.

Cuchu has played 267 games with the Serie A side, and he was a key player in the midfield of the Jose Mourinho-coached team which won the treble in 2010.

Centre-Midfielder : Lothar Matthaus

The versatile German midfielder was the most important Inter Milan player during the late 80's and the early 90's. He made 115 appereances with Inter - and led them to the UEFA Cup trophy in 1991.

In 1990, Lothar Matthaus was named the European Footballer of the Year, as an Inter player.

Centre-Midfielder : Luis Suarez

In his prime, the Spaniard was one of the greatest deep lying playmakers of-all-time, with his perceptive passing, explosive shot and control of the game. An important player during the Grande Inter, Suarez played 256 times as an Internazionale player and lifted three Serie A trophies and two European Cups. 

Attacking-Midfielder : Sandro Mazzola

Another one-club man, the Italian Legend won 417 caps and scored 116 goals during his 17-year spell with Inter Milan. A player with creative instincts, vision and excellent close ball control, Mazzola was also Serie A's top scorer in the 1964/65 season.

Centre-Forward : Ronaldo

Maybe a controversial choice because of his mere 68 appearances for Inter, but Ronaldo is one of the most exciting, talented and complete players in football history. The three times FIFA Player of the Year and Ballon d'Or winner, Ronaldo scored 49 goals for Inter - and many talk about him being the greatest footballer ever, if only he hadn't suffered a knee injury in 1999 and 2001.

Centre-Forward : Giuseppe Meazza

His name is widely known as the re-name of the San Siro stadium. Peppino was an incredibly prolific scorer, having scored 242 goals in 365 games for the Nerazzurri and was known for his hallmark shots, speed and dribbling ability.

Il Ballila is considered as one of the greatest players of his generation and he has been ranked 4th-best player in the history of the World Cup.

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