AC Milan and Inter Milan are two of the biggest giants of Italian football.Both of these clubs have a rich,trophy-laden history.Despite the fact that these clubs share the same stadium,Giuseppe Meazza stadium or San Siro,they have a huge rivalry between them.However there are still some players who played for both these clubs and today we will have a look at some of the players who played for both AC Milan and Inter Milan.
Mario Balotelli joined Inter Milan in 2007 at the age of 17. He spent 3 fruitful years with Inter winning 3 Serie A titles,Coppa Italia and UEFA Champions League.He appeared in 86 matches and scored 28 goals, before he sealing a switch to Manchester City.
After 3 good seasons with City ,he joined AC Milan in 2013.At AC Milan, Mario had his ups and downs, spending a year and a half there before the club decided to sell him to Liverpool. He made 54 apps and scored 30 goals during his time with AC Milan.
He had a rough time with Liverpool and was loaned back to Milan in order to revive his career in the 2015-2016 season.His loan spell wasn’t fruitful as he scored only 1 league goal during that time and was later sold to French club Nice.
Not many players have shifted between these two clubs as frequently as Aldo Serena.Serena had 4 different spells with Inter and 2 spells with Milan including 1 as a loanee.
Serena was a fit, strong, dedicated, hard-working, and athletic centre forward who excelled in the air.At Inter, he reached his peak in 1989 when his 22 goals contributed to claiming the Scudetto and saw him finish as their top scorer that same season. His transfer to Milan in 1991 still provokes anger among Inter fans.
Although Serena’s first spell with Milan saw him help the team win the Serie B title and achieve Serie A promotion in 1983, as he scored 8 goals in 20 appearances, his second spell with Milan was less successful; despite winning another Supercoppa Italiana in 1992, and another two Serie A titles in 1992 and 1993 under manager Fabio Capello, he was used with less frequency due to several injury struggles, only making 10 appearances over his two final seasons, and he failed to score in Serie A during his second spell with the club, ultimately retiring from professional football in 1993.
Crespo first joined Inter Milan in 2002,but he was shelved for four months by injury in early 2003.He was then sold to Chelsea in 2003.
After José Mourinho took over as Chelsea manager for the 2004–05 season, Crespo became surplus to Chelsea’s plans following the arrival of Didier Drogba and was loaned to Milan, as requested by then manager Carlo Ancelotti. He scored a total of ten league goals, and scored twice in the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final in a defeat to Liverpool.
After his time at Chelsea,the Argentinian joined Inter,first on loan followed by a permanent deal, and helped them win three Serie A titles, after scoring 45 goals in total.