1952–53 Inter Milan season

Internazionale
1952–53 season
ChairmanCarlo Masseroni
ManagerAlfredo Foni
Serie A1st
Top goalscorerLeague: Nyers (15)
All: Nyers (15)
All statistics correct as of 31 May 1953.

Season

The chairman Carlo Masseroni appointed manager Alfredo Foni, who had coached the national team from 1936 to 1942.[1][2] He set up a revolution, later known as catenaccio referring to the use of play in defence.[1][2] The goalkeeper Giorgio Ghezzi was covered by Blason, Giacomazzi, Nesti, Giovannini and Neri.[1][2] Armano became the first winger of Italian football[2] while, in attacking zone, Skoglund acted as a playmaker behind Lorenzi and Nyers, both strikers.[1]

Inter conceded few goals and at mid-league, the side had 30 points in 17 games.[1] Inter also did not suffer a loss for 19 consecutive weeks.[1] Despite criticized, sometimes, for his defensive trend, Foni celebrated - with 3 games to spare - the win of the Scudetto, for the first time in 13 years since 1940.[1][2] Having the best defence of the season, Inter resulted to have conceded only 24 goals.[1][2] Inter won the title collecting 47 points.[1]

Squad

Source:[3]

The roles of players are in brackets.

Statistics

League results

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
34 19 9 6 46 24  +22 66 11 4 2 28 11  +17 8 5 4 18 13  +5

Last updated: 31 May 1953.
Source:

2 points were awarded for every win, so Inter collected 47 points instead 66.[4]

Players statistics

Source:[4]

Appearances and goals are referred to domestic league:[4]

Ghezzi (34/−24); Giacomazzi (33/1); Mazza (32/4); Giovannini (31); Nyers (31/15); Lorenzi (30/12); Skoglund (30/6); Armano (29/4); Nesti (29/1); Neri (26); Blason (25); Fattori (13); Padulazzi (11/1); Buzzin (8); Brighenti (4); Broccini (4/1); Mazzoni (2); Grava (1); Morin (1).

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Filippo Grassia; Gianpiero Lotito (2008). Inter: Dalla nascita allo scudetto del centenario (in Italian). Vallardi Editore. pp. 109–111.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Stefano Petrucci (2005). La grande storia dell'Inter (in Italian). L'Airone Editore. pp. 14–15.
  3. ^ Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio Italiano 1953 (in Italian). RCS MediaGroup. 1952.
  4. ^ a b c Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio Italiano 1954 (in Italian). RCS MediaGroup. 1953.

See also

History
Home stadium
Training ground
Players
Media
Rivalries
Other teams
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