Serie A Special: Seven Stars Who Played For Milan, Inter and Juventus
I bring you a list of seven great footballers who played for the three best football clubs in Italy.
When you think about Italian football, the first thing you will say is there are three great clubs: Milan, Juventus and Inter.
Some players on this list came to play for their via an unexpected path. For example it's funny when someone's childhood favorite is Milan and during their professional career they end up playing for Milan's biggest rival, Inter.
Check out this great list!
7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ibracadabra is one of the most talented yet somewhat underperforming players in the modern era, but in Italy he has been the most successful.
Ibrahimovic moved from Ajax to Juventus for €16 million.
26 goals and 17 assists in 91 matches.
In August 2006, Ibrahimovic completed a €24.8 million move to Inter.
66 goals and 28 assists in 116 matches.
MILAN (2010- ?)
On 28 August 2010, Milan announced on their official website that they had acquired Ibrahimovic on loan for the 2010-11 season, with an option to purchase him outright from Barcelona for €24 million.
Ibrahimovic is ready to score many goals for Milan, just like he did in Juventus and Inter.
6. Patrick Vieira
Vieira's most successful time in club football was with Premier League giants Arsenal, but before he moved to London he spent one miserable year with Italian powerhouse Milan.
After a season with Juventus in 2005-06, the French legend switched to Inter in the wake of the Calciopoli scandal and won four Serie A titles.
In the summer of 1995, he was signed by Italian giants Milan, though he played mainly in the reserves and made only two first team appearances. He came from the French club, Cannes.
In July 2005, Arsenal accepted a bid of €20 million from Italian giants Juventus.
Patrick scored seven goals in 43 matches.
In August 2006, Inter bought him for €9.5m million. He left Juventus because of the scandal and he wanted to continue to play at highest level.
Played 84 matches and scored seven goals.
5. Christian Vieri
For a couple of years Vieri was regarded as one of the finest strikers in Europe.
Vieri has often been described as an old fashioned English-style center forward due to his physical presence and outstanding aerial ability. He is the all time top scorer of headed goals in Italian league history.
Scored 14 goals in 33 matches, making him joint top scorer for Juventus that season along with Alen Boksic.
Scored 138 goals in 229 matches.
Vieri was a goal machine for Inter during his six years with the Nerazzurri.
In July 2005, Vieri and Inter came to a mutual agreement to terminate his contract with the club.
He was then signed by cross-town rivals Milan and he scored two goals in 14 matches.
4. Edgar Davids
One of the best midfielders of all time, Davids' dreadlocked hair and protective eye wear made him one of the most recognizable footballers of his generation.
After an unsuccessful spell where he failed to establish himself in the first team, he moved on to league rivals Juventus in December 1997 for € 6 million.
Played 29 matches and scored twice.
Under Lippi, the Dutchman flourished and became better than ever.
Played 243 matches and scored 13 goals.
In the summer of 2004, Davids permanently moved on to Inter. He didn't play much, just like in Milan.
Played 19 matches.
3. Aldo Serena
Former Inter football legend.
After his move to Milan his reputation as an Inter legend was somewhat tarnished.
INTER (1978-1979, 1981-1982, 1983-1984, 1987-1991)
He played 175 matches and scored 56 goals.
MILAN (1982-1983, 1991-1993)
He played 30 matches and scored eight goals.
He played 51 matches and scored 21 goals.
2. Roberto Baggio
One of the greatest players of all time, Baggio is known as Il Divin Codino (The Divine Ponytail), for the hairstyle he wore for most of his career and his Buddhist background.
In 1990, Baggio was sold to Juventus (from Fiorentina) for €10 million, the world record transfer for a football player at the time.
He played 200 matches and scored 115 goals.
In 1995, after strong pressure from Milan president Berlusconi, he was sold to Milan. He helped the club win the Serie A title, becoming the first player to win the Scudetto in consecutive years with different teams.
Played 67 matches and scored 19 goals.
After the 1998 World Cup, Baggio signed with Inter. This proved to be an unfortunate move, as the then coach Lippi did not favour Baggio.
Played 58 matches and scored 15 goals.
At the age of 13, Meazza admired Milan but was rejected by them for being too skinny.
He is still considered by many to be the greatest Italian forward of all time, as well as the greatest Italian player of all time.
Meazza was the first Italian football player who became famous worldwide, and the first player with personal sponsors.
He loved his cabriolet, champagne and women and was the only player on the national team who was allowed to smoke.
Meazza was famous for humiliating the best defenders of the era and for sleeping at a brothel the night before a match.
INTER (1927-1940, 1946-1947)
He played 365 matches and scored amazing 247 goals.
An injury put him out of action for most of 1938/39, and after having devoted the best part of his career to Inter, Meazza transferred to AC Milan on November 28, 1940.
In almost a century of rivalry, Meazza is the only man who has ever come close to bridging the chasm between the two clubs.
In Milan shirt he played 37 matches and scored nine goals.
Played 27 matches and scored 10 goals.