Inter Milan's back-up goalkeeper, Tommaso Berni, has been sent off twice despite never playing


You not have heard of Tommaso Berni.

The 37-year-old is a back-up goalkeeper at Inter Milan but hasn’t played for them since signing from Torino in 2014.

But despite not playing for six years, Berni received the second red card of his Inter career at the weekend.

Berni, who was on the substitutes bench during their 2-1 victory over Parma on Sunday, was dismissed for dissent in the 68th-minute.

And it’s the second time that’s happened this season.

Back in January, Berni was sent off after the final whistle following the 1-1 draw with Cagliari. He sarcastically applauded the referee for sending off Lautaro Martinez, something that saw him also pick up a red card.



It’s reported that the ‘keeper picks up a sweet €200,000-a-year. Not bad when you’ve picked up two more red cards than minutes played over the course of six years.

His contract has actually been extended until the end of August so don’t rule out Berni picking up a third red card before he sets foot on the pitch.

Berni actually started his youth career at the Nerazzurri but, you guessed it, failed to make an appearance. He then made the shock move to Wimbledon but, yep, didn’t play for the English side during the 2002/03 campaign.


His next move would be where he played the most games - Serie B’s Ternana where he was the club’s first choice goalkeeper for two seasons.

Stints at Lazio, Salernitana (loan), Braga and Sampdoria followed. And that was where he played his final game - back in 2013 for Sampdoria.

Now, he’s basically a mascot picking up a decent wage and occasionally shouting abuse at referees.

What a guy.

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