Full Name: Football Club Internazionale Milano
Football Club Internazionale Milano was formed on March 9, 1908 by breakaway members of Milan. At the time Milan only allowed Italian players. The new group wanted the team open to all nationalities and logically chose the name Internazionale. The team was forced to merge with US Milanese and change its name to Ambrosiana by the Fascist government of the time, Internazionale sounding suspiciously left-wing and non-Italian. Ambrosiana is a reference to St. Ambrose, the patron saint of Milan. After the collapse of the Fascist regime the club reverted back to its original name. Inter are the only team to have appeared in every season of Serie A. The Nerazzuri are sometimes referred to globally as Inter Milan, but within Italy they are always and only Inter. The derby with Milan is called the Derby della Madonnina, in honor of the statue of the Madonna which graces the famous Duomo cathedral in Milan and which is the symbol of the city. The 2006 Serie A title was awarded to Inter after Juventus were stripped of it in a match-fixing scandal.
The nickname Nerazzuri translates as the Black and Blue, the club colors. The colors black and blue were chosen to represent the night (black) and the sky (blue).
The Inter logo features the overlapping letters FCIM, a single gold star (for the first 10 Serie A titles Inter won), a series of circles and then Inter and 1908 (the team's foundation year) at the top and bottom.
Stadio San Siro:
The stadium is located in the San Siro district of Milan and is formally named for Guiseppe Meazza is a legendary former Inter player.
First Tier League Titles:
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