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SoM Staff Roundtable: Inter’s 113th Birthday

On the 113th birthday of the Nerrazurri, we reflect on what makes this club special

Internazionale v Atalanta Bergamo - Italian Serie A Photo by Mattia Ozbot/Soccrates/Getty Images

What has been your favorite moment as an Inter fan?

Mario: There’s too many to choose from. Watching Ronaldo Fenomeno in an Inter shirt was the reason I became an Inter fan in the first place. Watching us sweep the league from 2005 - 2010 was something special. Being able to watch my favorite players like Quaresma, Sneijder, Stankovic and Eriksen has been awesome. Finally, attending Inter - Benevento with my guys at Inter Club DC, (Shoutout Christian Rivas) sitting field-side yelling insults at Icardi as he warmed up on the sideline might top all of that.

Michael: Becoming an Interista in the mid 2010s made for some bleak early memories (I even applied to write for SoM around 2016 and got turned down), but having suffered through those years and finally being rewarded with returning to the Champions League dramatically by way of Lazio 2-3 Inter back in May 2018 was something I’ll never forget. The first win back in the Champions League against Tottenham thanks to another late Vecino header was also a moment I still put up there.

David: For me it has to be that comeback win over Milan last February. I wasn’t around for the treble season (to my deep regret) or much of the banter era but Inter have still found plenty of ways to delight and infuriate me. If one game had to encapsulate all that it means to be an Interista, it would be this one. Down 2-0 at the half to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Milan and being thoroughly outplayed, it seemed like the Nerrazurri’s derby winning streak was to be short-lived. But Inter came into the second half firing on all cylinders and throttled Milan en route to a 4-2 win. With the Interisti-dominated San Siro pulsing amidst chants of “chi non salta rossoneri è,” in the second half, it was an unforgettable ninety minutes as an Interista.

Luca: Being based in Australia, it was always a life-goal to see Inter play at San Siro and I was lucky enough to schedule my honeymoon around Inter-Juve back in 2019. While the result (1-1) draw was disappointing, I got to hear the Meazza explode when Nainggolan hit his perfect volley from outside the box to put us in front. That was probably the ‘moment’ for me. The overall experience was amazing, though. It was also the week after Juve were eliminated from the Champions League by Ajax, and the Inter ultra’s relentlessly mocked them about it before, during and after the game. There was an awesome buzz throughout the city that entire weekend and a memory I’ll keep forever.

What has connected you to the club? Which moment will you never forget? Let us know in the comments below.

Forza Inter!