Monday, April 06, 2009

Top 50 Greatest Inter Milan Players

15. Tarcisio Burgnich (1962-1974)

The original hard-man, Burgnich was a pillar of La Grande Inter, man-marking opposing strikers into oblivion. He made 358 Serie A appearances for Inter, winning four league titles and two European Cups. Capped 66 times, he was a mainstay for Italy, too, winning the 1968 European Championship and finishing second in the 1970 World Cup. He also conjured up one of the most famous football quotes in Italy, describing how Pelé outjumped him to score Brazil's opening goal in the World Cup final. "The cross came in and we both jumped to head it. Then, gravity brought me down to Earth, while Pelé stayed up there in the heavens, where he belongs."

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