5. Giuseppe Bergomi
The Italian spent the entire two decades of his playing days at Inter and is the second-most capped player in their history (756 appearances). He held the record of most appearances for the club for several years, while also being the side’s longtime captain. He was a versatile defender, able to play at centre-back or right-back, and captained the club for seven seasons.
Bergomi is one of the few players to have won the Uefa Cup three times. He also won the Scudetto in 1989.
4. Sandro Mazzola
Mazzola is widely regarded as one of the greatest Italian football players of all time. He was also one of the best players of his generation, due to his speed, creativity, technical skills and eye for goal.
Having spent his entire 17 season career with Inter, he holds the honour of being a one-club man. With the club, he won four Serie A titles (1963, 1965, 1966 and 1971), two European Cups (1964 and 1965) and two Intercontinental Cups (1964 and 1965). He also won the Serie A top scorer award during the 1964–65 season, in which he also reached the Coppa Italia final, narrowly missing out on a treble with the club.
With the Italian national side, Mazzola won the UEFA European Championship in 1968, being named to the Team of the Tournament, and reached the final of the 1970 FIFA World Cup; he also took part in the 1966 and 1974 FIFA World Cups with Italy.
3. Giacinto Facchetti
Facchetti played 634 official games for the club, scoring 75 goals, and was a member of the Inter team which is often referred to as “Grande Inter”, under manager Helenio Herrera. He won four Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia, two European Cups, and two Intercontinental Cups.
Facchetti is remembered as one of the first truly great attacking full-backs and placed second in the Ballon d’Or in 1965. He is regarded as one of the best players of all time in his position, due to his pace, technique, intelligence, physique, and stamina, and formed a formidable defensive partnership with fellow full-back Tarcisio Burgnich in Inter’s defensive catenaccio system at club level, as well as with the Italian national side.
In addition to his playing ability, Facchetti also stood out for his discipline and leadership throughout his career and served both as Inter’s and Italy’s captain for several years.