Since he officially disclosed himself as an Inter player, Javier Zanetti has been talking about his ‘pride’ celebrating 25 years.
Zanetti became the main marking of the Massimo Moratti era at Inter in the summer of 1995, with the Nerazzurri charging €6.5 m for the then-21-year-old right-back to Argentina’s side Banfield.
He proceeded to turn into the player with the most appearances in the history of the club (858), in 2010, gathering five Scudetti, four Coppa Italia and the Champions League.
Argentine large hitters River Plate and Boca Juniors have sought versatile right-sided player Zanetti after creating themselves with Talleres and Banfield. Be that as it may, instead, he plumped to get one of the absolute first signings made by new Inter president Massimo Moratti for Italy’s Serie A.
His introduction in a narrow 1-0 home victory at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza came in the conservative back on August 27, 1995, against Vicenza. During that initial campaign, he proceeded to make 32 Serie An appearances, missing only two league matches. City rivals AC Milan lifted the Scudetto while Inter trailed to seal the UEFA Cup qualification in 7th place.
“A quarter-century ago today, was my formal prologue to Inter. At the start of my fantastic story with the Nerazzurri fans, always a beautiful second to watch and recall with satisfaction,” he composed.
Presently 46, he resigned in 2014 from professional football and was fast-tracked to his present VP position.