2001–02 Inter Milan season

The 2001–02 season was Football Club Internazionale Milano's 93th in existence and 86th consecutive season in the top flight of Italian football.

Inter Milan
2001–02 season
PresidentMassimo Moratti
Head coachHéctor Cúper
StadiumSan Siro
Serie A3rd
Coppa ItaliaRound of 16
UEFA CupSemifinals
Top goalscorerLeague:
Christian Vieri (22)

All:
Christian Vieri (25)
Highest home attendance79,188 vs Juventus
(9 March 2002)
Lowest home attendance47,728 vs Hellas Verona
(19 December 2001)
Average home league attendance62,434

Season overview

After a disappointing previous season, Massimo Moratti chose former Valencia coach Héctor Cúper as the coach of rebirth.[1] Cúper managed to line-up a new team, buying players such as Toldo, Materazzi, Kallon and Ventola.[2] Inter had a sprint-start, topping the league and passing several challenges in Europe.[3][4][5][6] 2001 closed with Giuseppe Prisco's death, vicechairman since 1962.[7]

In the second part of season, Inter showed signs of exhaustion: 1–2 home loss to Atalanta[8] was followed, on Thursday, from European elimination.[9] Before the last league game, against Lazio, Inter was still at the top with one point over Juventus and two over Roma.[10] In the first half, Inter scored twice, but both goals were equalized by Lazio's Poborsky.[11] During second half of the match, Lazio - still in race for a UEFA Cup spot - scored another two goals, eventually winning the match.[11] Inter fell to third place,[11] enough to qualify for next season's Champions League playoff.[11] Lazio-Inter also marked Ronaldo's last appearance with Inter.[11]

First-team squad

Squad at end of season.[12]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Italy GK Francesco Toldo
2 Colombia DF Iván Córdoba
3 Sierra Leone FW Mohamed Kallon
4 Argentina DF Javier Zanetti (captain)
5 Italy DF Pasquale Padalino (on loan from Bologna)
6 Italy MF Cristiano Zanetti
7 Portugal MF Sérgio Conçeicão
8 Spain MF Francisco Farinós
9 Brazil FW Ronaldo
10 Netherlands MF Clarence Seedorf
11 Argentina MF Guly
12 Italy GK Alberto Fontana
13 Croatia DF Dario Šimić
14 Italy MF Luigi Di Biagio
15 Italy DF Salvatore Ferraro
No. Position Player
16 Uruguay DF Gonzalo Sorondo
17 Italy DF Michele Serena
18 France MF Stéphane Dalmat
20 Uruguay FW Álvaro Recoba
21 Greece MF Grigorios Georgatos
23 Italy DF Marco Materazzi
24 Slovakia DF Vratislav Greško
25 France DF Laurent Blanc
28 Brazil FW Adriano
31 Argentina DF Nelson Vivas
32 Italy FW Christian Vieri
33 Turkey MF Emre Belözoğlu
54 Turkey FW Hakan Şükür
77 Turkey MF Okan Buruk
78 Italy FW Nicola Ventola

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Left club during season

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
5 France DF Laurent Blanc (to Manchester United)
15 France MF Benoît Cauet (to Torino)
28 Brazil FW Adriano (on loan to Fiorentina)
54 Turkey FW Hakan Şükür (to Parma)
No. Position Player
25 Italy MF Jonatan Binotto (to Brescia)
29 Uruguay FW Antonio Pacheco (on loan to Espanyol)
73 Italy DF Salvatore Fresi (to Bologna)

Reserve squad

The following players did not make an appearance for the first team.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
19 Italy MF Nicola Beati
22 France GK Mathieu Moreau
30 Nigeria FW Obafemi Martins
No. Position Player
39 Italy GK Alex Cordaz
42 Italy DF Giovanni Pasquale
43 Italy DF Luca Perfetti

Results

Serie A

Coppa Italia

UEFA Cup

First round

Internazionale won 6–0 on aggregate.

Second round

Internazionale won 2–1 on aggregate.

Third round

Internazionale won 4–2 on aggregate.

Fourth round

Internazionale won 5–3 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals

Internazionale won 2–1 on aggregate.

Semi-finals

Feyenoord won 3–2 on aggregate.

Statistics

Appearances and goals

As of 31 June 2002[13]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Italy Francesco Toldo 43 0 33 0 1 0 9 0
12 GK Italy Alberto Fontana 5 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
Defenders
2 DF Colombia Iván Córdoba 42 1 30 1 1 0 11 0
4 DF Argentina Javier Zanetti 44 2 33 0 1 1 10 1
5 DF Italy Pasquale Padalino 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
13 DF Croatia Dario Šimić 21 0 6+6 0 1 0 5+3 0
15 DF Italy Salvatore Ferraro 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0
16 DF Uruguay Gonzalo Sorondo 12 0 8+3 0 1 0 0 0
17 DF Italy Michele Serena 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
23 DF Italy Marco Materazzi 32 2 23 1 1 0 8 1
24 DF Slovakia Vratislav Greško 34 1 23 0 2 0 8+1 1
31 DF Argentina Nelson Vivas 16 0 1+12 0 0 0 2+1 0
Midfielders
6 MF Italy Cristiano Zanetti 33 2 25+1 1 1 0 6 1
7 MF Portugal Sérgio Conçeicão 32 1 16+7 1 0+1 0 5+3 0
8 MF Spain Francisco Farinós 16 0 5+5 0 1 0 4+1 0
10 MF Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 32 4 17+3 3 0+2 1 6+4 0
11 MF Argentina Guly 33 1 20+3 0 2 0 8 1
14 MF Italy Luigi Di Biagio 42 4 31 3 1+1 0 8+1 1
18 MF France Stéphane Dalmat 24 1 11+5 1 1 0 4+3 0
21 MF Greece Grigorios Georgatos 12 1 9+1 1 0 0 1+1 0
33 MF Turkey Emre Belözoğlu 20 0 0+13 0 1 0 5+1 0
77 MF Turkey Okan Buruk 11 0 3+4 0 1 0 3 0
Forwards
3 FW Sierra Leone Mohamed Kallon 39 15 16+12 9 0 0 10+1 6
9 FW Brazil Ronaldo 15 7 9+1 7 0 0 1+4 0
20 FW Uruguay Álvaro Recoba 22 6 15+3 6 0 0 1+3 0
32 FW Italy Christian Vieri 28 25 25 22 0+1 0 2 3
78 FW Italy Nicola Ventola 26 10 12+3 4 2 1 7+2 5
Players transferred out during the season
15 MF France Benoît Cauet 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
28 FW Brazil Adriano 14 1 0+8 1 1 0 4+1 0

Last updated: 10 May 2002
Source: Competitions

Goalscorers

No. Pos. Nation Name Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA Cup Total
32 FW Italy Christian Vieri 22 0 3 25
3 FW Sierra Leone Mohamed Kallon 9 0 6 15
78 FW Italy Nicola Ventola 4 1 5 10
9 FW Brazil Ronaldo 7 0 0 7
20 FW Uruguay Álvaro Recoba 6 0 0 6
10 MF Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 3 1 0 4
14 MF Italy Luigi Di Biagio 3 0 1 4
4 DF Argentina Javier Zanetti 0 1 1 2
6 MF Italy Cristiano Zanetti 1 0 1 2
23 DF Italy Marco Materazzi 1 0 1 2
2 DF Colombia Iván Córdoba 1 0 0 1
7 MF Portugal Sérgio Conçeicão 1 0 0 1
11 MF Argentina Guly 0 0 1 1
18 MF France Stéphane Dalmat 1 0 0 1
21 MF Greece Grigorios Georgatos 1 0 0 1
24 DF Slovakia Vratislav Greško 0 0 1 1
28 FW Brazil Adriano 1 0 0 1
# Own goals 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 62 3 20 85

Last updated: 5 May 2002
Source: Calcio.com

References

  1. ^ Luca Curino; Mirko Graziano (25 May 2001). "Cuper Inter, non si torna indietro". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian).
  2. ^ Luca Bolognini (17 June 2001). "L' anno orribile del calcio Cuper e Terim per dimenticare il 2001". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 15.
  3. ^ "Kallon sprints Inter nerazzurri at top". repubblica.it (in Italian). 23 September 2001.
  4. ^ "All easy for Inter but Ronaldo stops agains". repubblica.it (in Italian). 27 September 2001.
  5. ^ "Inter top at day 5 It ended fourth". repubblica.it (in Italian). 1 October 2001.
  6. ^ Gianni Piva (22 October 2001). "Milan, 3 gol in 5 minuti: Sheva è il re". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 35.
  7. ^ Luca Fazzo (14 December 2001). "Prisco, un addio da alpino". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 5.
  8. ^ "Atalanta beats Inter Title rush still open". repubblica.it (in Italian). 7 April 2002.
  9. ^ "Inter, useless comeback Feyenoord in final". repubblica.it (in Italian). 11 April 2002.
  10. ^ Gianni Mura (5 May 2002). "Veleni e paure, l'Inter sogna lo scudetto". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 1.
  11. ^ a b c d e Lodovico Maradei (6 May 2002). "L' Inter paga la grande illusione". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian).
  12. ^ "Internazionale (2001-2002)". Football Squads. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  13. ^ http://www.soccerbase.com/teams/team.sd?team_id=1370&teamTabs=stats

References

  1. ^ Luca Curino; Mirko Graziano (25 May 2001). "Cuper Inter, non si torna indietro". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian).
  2. ^ Luca Bolognini (17 June 2001). "L' anno orribile del calcio Cuper e Terim per dimenticare il 2001". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 15.
  3. ^ "Kallon sprints Inter nerazzurri at top". repubblica.it (in Italian). 23 September 2001.
  4. ^ "All easy for Inter but Ronaldo stops agains". repubblica.it (in Italian). 27 September 2001.
  5. ^ "Inter top at day 5 It ended fourth". repubblica.it (in Italian). 1 October 2001.
  6. ^ Gianni Piva (22 October 2001). "Milan, 3 gol in 5 minuti: Sheva è il re". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 35.
  7. ^ Luca Fazzo (14 December 2001). "Prisco, un addio da alpino". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 5.
  8. ^ "Atalanta beats Inter Title rush still open". repubblica.it (in Italian). 7 April 2002.
  9. ^ "Inter, useless comeback Feyenoord in final". repubblica.it (in Italian). 11 April 2002.
  10. ^ Gianni Mura (5 May 2002). "Veleni e paure, l'Inter sogna lo scudetto". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 1.
  11. ^ a b c d e Lodovico Maradei (6 May 2002). "L' Inter paga la grande illusione". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian).
  12. ^ "Internazionale (2001-2002)". Football Squads. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  13. ^ http://www.soccerbase.com/teams/team.sd?team_id=1370&teamTabs=stats
26 August 2001 1Internazionale4–1PerugiaMilan
Kallon Goal 21'45'
Vieri Goal 90+1' (pen.)90+4'
Vryzas Goal 66' Stadium: San Siro
9 September 2001 2Parma2–2InternazionaleParma
Milošević Goal 27'
Bonazzoli Goal 85'
Materazzi Goal 10'
Ventola Goal 74'
Stadium: Il Tardini
16 September 2001 3Internazionale2–1VeneziaMilan
Kallon Goal 74'
Adriano Goal 90'
Maniero Goal 89' Stadium: San Siro
23 September 2001 4Torino0–1InternazionaleTurin
Kallon Goal 73' (pen.) Stadium: Stadio delle Alpi
30 September 2001 5Internazionale1–0BolognaMilan
Georgatos Goal 24' Stadium: San Siro
19 December 2001 6Internazionale3–0VeronaMilan
Vieri Goal 18'
Ronaldo Goal 50'55'
Stadium: San Siro
Note: Scheduled on 7 October 2001. It was postponed due to Inter's European campaign.
14 October 2001 7Udinese1–1InternazionaleUdine
Di Michele Goal 88' (pen.) Ventola Goal 61' Stadium: Stadio Friuli
21 October 2001 8Internazionale2–4MilanMilan
Ventola Goal 13'
Kallon Goal 90'
Shevchenko Goal 59'77'
Contra Goal 61'
F. Inzaghi Goal 66'
Stadium: San Siro
27 October 2001 9Juventus0–0InternazionaleTurin
Stadium: Stadio delle Alpi
4 November 2001 10Internazionale2–0LecceMilan
Kallon Goal 36'
Di Biagio Goal 42'
Stadium: San Siro
17 November 2001 11Roma0–0InternazionaleRome
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
25 November 2001 12Internazionale2–0FiorentinaMilan
Kallon Goal 43'
Vieri Goal 55'
Stadium: San Siro
2 December 2001 13Atalanta2–4InternazionaleBergamo
Doni Goal 15'21' (pen.) Di Biagio Goal 8'
Vieri Goal 60'74' (pen.)
Kallon Goal 79'
Stadium: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia
9 December 2001 14Brescia1–3InternazionaleBrescia
Tare Goal 20' Ronaldo Goal 18'
Vieri Goal 63'70'
Stadium: Stadio Mario Rigamonti
15 December 2001 15Internazionale1–2ChievoMilan
Vieri Goal 25' Corradi Goal 20'
Marazzina Goal 54'
Stadium: San Siro
23 December 2001 16Piacenza2–3InternazionalePiacenza
Gautieri Goal 55'74' Vieri Goal 45' (pen.)83'
Kallon Goal 69'
Stadium: Stadio Leonardo Garilli
6 January 2002 17Internazionale0–0LazioMilan
Stadium: San Siro
13 January 2002 18Perugia0–2InternazionalePerugia
Vieri Goal 58'
Recoba Goal 73'
Stadium: Stadio Renato Curi
20 January 2002 19Internazionale2–0ParmaMilan
Sensini Goal 2' (o.g.)
Vieri Goal 84'
Stadium: San Siro
27 January 2002 20Venezia1–1InternazionaleVenice
Maniero Goal 70' (pen.) Vieri Goal 28' Stadium: Stadio Pierluigi Penzo
2 February 2002 21Internazionale0–0TorinoMilan
Stadium: San Siro
10 February 2002 22Bologna2–1InternazionaleBologna
Pecchia Goal 55'
Zauli Goal 73'
Seedorf Goal 88' Stadium: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara
17 February 2002 23Verona0–3InternazionaleVerona
C. Zanetti Goal 32'
Vieri Goal 53'88'
Stadium: Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi
24 February 2002 24Internazionale3–2UdineseMilan
Vieri Goal 27'
Ventola Goal 68'
Conceição Goal 86'
Muzzi Goal 80'
Pinzi Goal 88'
Stadium: San Siro
3 March 2002 25Milan0–1InternazionaleMilan
Vieri Goal 78' Stadium: San Siro
9 March 2002 26Internazionale2–2JuventusMilan
Seedorf Goal 6'90' Trezeguet Goal 13'
Tudor Goal 81'
Stadium: San Siro
17 March 2002 27Lecce1–2InternazionaleLecce
Vugrinec Goal 90' Recoba Goal 40'67' Stadium: Stadio Via del Mare
24 March 2002 28Internazionale3–1RomaMilan
Recoba Goal 2'72'
Vieri Goal 43'
Totti Goal 57' Stadium: San Siro
30 March 2002 29Fiorentina0–1InternazionaleFlorence
Vieri Goal 61' Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi
7 April 2002 30Internazionale1–2AtalantaMilan
Vieri Goal 47' Sala Goal 44'
Berretta Goal 62'
Stadium: San Siro
14 April 2002 31Internazionale2–1BresciaMilan
Ronaldo Goal 80'83' Guardiola Goal 29' (pen.) Stadium: San Siro
21 April 2002 32Chievo2–2InternazionaleVerona
Marazzina Goal 41'
Cossato Goal 90'
Dalmat Goal 46'
Ronaldo Goal 60'
Stadium: Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi
28 April 2002 33Internazionale3–1PiacenzaMilan
Córdoba Goal 7'
Recoba Goal 70'
Ronaldo Goal 80'
Matuzalém Goal 36' Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 75,000
5 May 2002 34Lazio4–2InternazionaleRome
Poborský Goal 19'45'
Simeone Goal 55'
S. Inzaghi Goal 73'
Vieri Goal 12'
Di Biagio Goal 24'
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Attendance: 60,000
20 September 2001 Internazionale Italy3–0Romania BrașovStadio Nereo Rocco, Trieste
21:00 CET Dalmat Goal 23'
Kallon Goal 31'
Di Biagio Goal 41'
Report Referee: Fernando Mendez (Spain)
27 September 2001 Brașov Romania0–3Italy InternazionaleStadionul Tineretului, Brașov
Ventola Goal 14'79'
Guly Goal 36'
18 October 2001 Internazionale Italy2–0Poland Wisła KrakówStadio Nereo Rocco, Trieste
21:00 Kallon Goal 61'65' Report Referee: Leslie Irvine (Northern Ireland)
30 October 2001 Wisła Kraków Poland1–0Italy InternazionaleWisła Stadium, Kraków
13:00 Żurawski Goal 4' Report Referee: Paulo Paraty (Portugal)
22 November 2001 Ipswich Town England1–0Italy InternazionalePortman Road, Ipswich
20:45 Armstrong Goal 81' Report Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
6 December 2001 Internazionale Italy4–1England Ipswich TownStadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan
21:00 Vieri Goal 19'34'71'
Kallon Goal 46'
Report Armstrong Goal 79' (pen.) Referee: Graham Barber (England)
21 February 2002 Internazionale Italy3–1Greece AEK AthensSan Siro, Milan
21:00 J. Zanetti Goal 14'
Kallon Goal 37'
Ventola Goal 56'
Report Zagorakis Goal 8' Referee: Graham Poll (England)
28 February 2002 AEK Athens Greece2–2Italy InternazionaleNikos Goumas Stadium, Nea Filadelfeia
20:30 Konstantinidis Goal 23'
Nikolaidis Goal 56'
Report Greško Goal 20'
Ventola Goal 57'
Referee: Karl-Erik Nilsson (Sweden)
14 March 2002 Internazionale Italy1–1Spain ValenciaSan Siro, Milan
21:00 Materazzi Goal 50' Report Rufete Goal 66' Attendance: 24,184
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
21 March 2002 Valencia Spain0–1Italy InternazionaleEstadio Mestalla, Valencia
21:45 Report Ventola Goal 4' Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Claude Colombo (France)
4 April 2002 Internazionale Italy0–1Netherlands FeyenoordSan Siro, Milan
21:00 Report Córdoba Goal 51' (o.g.) Attendance: 39,622
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)
11 April 2002 Feyenoord Netherlands2–2Italy InternazionaleDe Kuip, Rotterdam
20:30 Van Hooijdonk Goal 17'
Tomasson Goal 34'
Report C. Zanetti Goal 83'
Kallon Goal 89' (pen.)
Attendance: 49,904
Referee: Antonio Jesús López Nieto (Spain)
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