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Top 10 Greatest Inter Milan Strikers

James RiggioContributor INovember 11, 2010

Top 10 Greatest Inter Milan Strikers

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    Creating a list of the top 10 greatest strikers for Internazionale of Milan was no easy task.

    Keep in mind several criteria were taken into consideration. For one, the length of player's career with the club was very important. Another important part was whether or not the player spent some of his best years with Inter. Thirdly, another criteria was determining whether or not some players were simply midfielders and not strikers or forwards. Sit back and enjoy.

No. 10: Diego Milito

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    Milito makes the list thanks to two goals in the 2010 UEFA Champions League final.

    He could perhaps move higher on this list if he has a long career with Inter.

No. 9: Samuel Eto'o

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    Eto'o played a key role in leading Inter to the 2010 UEFA Champions League title.

    Like Milito, he could move up higher on this list if he has a long career with the club.

No. 8: Antonio Valentin Angelillo

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    The Argentine-born Italian scored 33 goals in 33 matches during the 1958-59 season and no player in Serie A has scored as many goals in a single season since.

    He scored 68 goals in 113 Serie A matches for Inter.

No. 7: Christian Vieri

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    Vieri scored 103 goals in 143 appearances for Inter in Serie A.

    He was Serie A's leading scorer in 2002-03 when he scored 24 times in 23 matches.

No. 6: Alessandro Altobelli

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    A member of Italy's 1982 World Cup winning side, Altobelli scored 128 goals in 317 Serie A matches with the club.

    He led Inter in its 1980 Scudetto victory.

No. 5: Roberto Boninsegna

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    Boninsegna was Inter's top striker of the 1970s.

    He scored 113 goals in 197 Serie A appearances for Inter. He also scored Italy's lone goal in the 1970 World Cup final.

No. 4: Benito Lorenzi

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    Lorenzi led Inter to back-to-back Scudetto titles in 1953 and 1954.

    He scored 143 goals in 314 matches with the club. He also participated in two World Cups. He died in 2007.

No. 3: Sandro Mazzola

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    Sandro Mazzola is the soon of the great Valentino Mazzola, who was killed in a 1949 plane crash. Sandro would have made his father proud.

    Mazzola spent his entire 17-year career with Inter and won four Scudettos, two European cups (now Champions League), two intercontinental cups (now world club cup), and was a member of Italy's 1968 European Championship side.

     

     

No. 2: Ronaldo

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    Ronaldo is one of the most talented players to ever play the game. While his time with Inter did not produce any major titles for the club, he did win the FIFA World Player of the Year Award in 1997 and 2002. Those were the years he joined and left Inter.

    Although he faced many injuries, Ronaldo scored 49 times in 68 Serie A matches with Inter.

    The career leader in World Cup goals with 15, the Brazilian holds the distinction of having played for both Inter Milan and AC Milan, as well as Barcelona and Real Madrid.

     

     

No. 1: Giuseppe Meazza

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    As the stadium Inter plays in is named after him, Giuseppe Meazza is the obvious choice as Inter's greatest striker of all time.

    With Inter from 1927 to 1940, he scored 245 goals in Serie A in 348 matches.

    He also won two World Cups during the time with Italy.

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