On FM Scout you can chat about Football Manager in real time since 2011. Here are 10 reasons to join!

[FM13] Giuseppe Bergomi - The King of Calcio

The story of an Inter Milan legend taking his club back to the top of the world.
Started on 17 April 2013 by Neal
Latest Reply on 29 October 2014 by Neal
  • POSTS1864
  • VIEWS475572

Bergomi needs to prove he isn't a one club wonder! Go prove yourself in the Prem!

Great Update btw!

Bergomi Pens Open Letter to Fans

I grew in Milan, and ever since I was a young boy, I was infatuated with Internazionale. Every weekend my father would take me to the games and we'd scream for every goal, dance in every victory, and weep at every defeat. The pride of the Nerazzurri has flowed through my veins ever since my first match, a 2-1 win over Genoa at the Giuseppe Meazza.

I played football in the streets and at the park every day with my friends, I even ditched class sometimes just to get my feet on the ball. Every game I pretended I wore the famous blue and black on my back and "Bergomi" was written in white across my back. I kissed the badge at every goal, celebrating with the make believe fans as the cars rolled by.

One day, that dream came true. I was signed up for Inter's youth teams when I was 16, and from there I never looked back. I gave my best every day in training; I tried to tackle the strongest, pass the most accurate, win the most headers, and run the fastest. My dream was so close, and there was no way I was ever going to let it get away.

The next year, in 1980, I made my debut, and all my dreams came true in that moment. For the next 20 years, I fought tooth and nail for Inter, and everything I could ever dream of came true. Not only was I playing for the Nerazzurri, I won the Scudetto, the UEFA Cup, as it was called then, and I even was lucky enough to captain the side of my dreams. Along the way, I achieved the hope of every child and footballer when I lifted the World Cup in '86 and even captained the Italian national team for a time, all due to the support I'd been given at Inter. They even retired my number, 3, in honor, a fantastic touch that brought me to tears at the time.

After those 20 wonderful years in the black and blue of my blood, I hung up my boots. It had been a wonderful career, and I wanted to stay in football. Punditry was the first thing I tried, and I loved it, but my heart yearned and ached for the it's true footballing love: Inter. When Stramaccioni resigned, I immediately called Massimo [Moratti] and told him I would do anything to get the job and take the club of my heart back to glory. Surprisingly enough, he said yes.

The rest, as they say, is history. I have already enjoyed incredible success with Inter in my three and a half seasons at the Giuseppe Meazza, perhaps more than I enjoyed as a player, and I am loving every moment back at the club. To achieve so much as a player for them and then to come back again as a manager and do even more, this I had not even imagined in my wildest fantasies.

Big English clubs have tried to sign me in the past, but I've stayed with Inter, as the riches of Manchester City and Chelsea could not entice me from my home in Milan. In the last few days, it is true that I have been approached by Manchester United. It is a club I respect to the utmost, and to be linked with a job of their prestige is a huge honor for me. However, the blue and black still flows through my veins just like they did out on the streets when I was a boy, and every night I still dream of achieving everything there is to achieve and winning everything there is to win in the game with Internazionale. I will be staying.

Forza Inter!

Giuseppe Bergomi
For a second there i thought you were going to dissapoint me like you did with agger BOOOOY was I wrong;) hahaha! Great update!
What a unique and well written update Emma, really nice read :)
(Even if I did spend longer trying to pronounce all the Italians' names than actually reading it) :P
This is brilliant writing mate, Congratulations on staying at Inter! :D
AaronHJFT96: Thanks Aaron, sorry about Agger again :P

Rablador: Thanks Bert, and c'mon, those names aren't even that hard :))

The Madridista: Cheers Jason, hopefully the stay continues to be successful and fun :)
Fantastic update mate and hopefully it will bring many more successful years at Inter. :)
Jozef: Thanks Jozef, that's the plan :D
Neal's avatar Group Neal
10 yearsEdited

Annual Player Awards


Ballon D'Or

Winner: Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)
Runner-Up: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
3rd: Andres Iniesta (FC Barcelona)

Messi wins the Ballon D'Or for the 7th consecutive year. The magical Argentinian superstar is almost undoubtedly the greatest player to have ever walked the earth, proving it with a tally of 46 goals in 55 games and a 8.36 average match rating. Ronaldo finishes 2nd place for the 5th year in a row and his 7th time overall.

Golden Boy

Winner: Ademilson (Inter Milan)

Ademilson becomes the third Brazilian in a row to win the award after Rafinha last year and Neymar the year before after a scintillating calender year with Inter, managing to score 26 goals in 34 appearances. A bright star for the future and even present of football. Delighted to see a Nerazzurri face in the awards!


Player of the Year

Winner: Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan)
Runner-Up: Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)

After winning the award twice on the bounce in the last two seasons, Juventus and Italy star Leo Bonucci has finally been dethroned by Inter Milan counterpart Andrea Ranocchia who enjoyed a spectacular year with the Nerazzurri. The towering center back was given an 8.00 average rating for the year and thoroughly deserves this award. Delighted for him!

Italian Player of the Year

Winner: Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan)
Runner-Up: Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)
3rd: Mattia Destro (Inter Milan)

Of course the winner and runner up of the Player of the Year award are Italian, so no surprise as they finish top 2 for this award as well! Mattia Destro of course wins third place after an absolutely sensational goalscoring year. It's a fantastic pleasure to see two of my lads, both Inter born and bred, celebrated as some of the best in the league.

Foreign Player of the Year

Winner: Haris Seferovic (Fiorentina)
Runner-Up: Juan Jesus (Inter Milan - Now Sporting (POR))
3rd: Arturo Vidal (Juventus)

Haris Seferovic absolutely tore up the league this year, finishing second in goal scoring only to his Inter counterpart Mattia Destro. Seferovic proved all his doubters wrong and thoroughly deserved the award. Despite only decent performances in my opinion, Juan takes second place, and I'm very pleased for him!

Manager of the Year

Winner: Pasquale Marino (Atalanta)
Runner-Up: Javier Aguirre (Fiorentina)
3rd: Guiseppe Bergomi (Inter Milan)

Well, I won't lie, I'm a little disappointed to take third, but a lot of credit must go to Marino for taking an average Atalanta side to 4th place and the lucrative Champions League for next season. Aguirre took his newly promoted Fiorentina side to 6th place, an incredible achievement, and deserves his second place finish as well.
WOW Messi is still at the top of the game. Nice to see that he is still the best :D
wellsy1498: Ikr? It's mad to see him win it year after year
Messi is still good :/.
The Madridista: Ronaldo is still second :P
Great to see so many of your players doing well in the awards! :D

PS - Has your chat disappeared?!
2013-08-24 22:29#131203 Nathaniel : Great to see so many of your players doing well in the awards! :D

PS - Has your chat disappeared?!
Server just timed out I suppose. No need for panic!

You are reading "[FM13] Giuseppe Bergomi - The King of Calcio".

FMS Chat

hey, just wanted to let you know that we have a fb style chat for our members. login or sign up to start chatting.