Giuseppe Bergomi

Giuseppe Bergomi (2008)

Giuseppe " Beppe " Bergomi ( born December 22, 1963 in Milan ) is a retired Italian footballer and current coach.

In 2004 he was appointed by Pelé as one of the 125 greatest living footballers.

  • 2.1 In the club
  • 2.2 In the National Team


In the club

His debut in the first team of Inter Milan gave Bergomi in the Coppa Italia on January 30, 1980 in the match against Juventus at the age of 17 years. He quickly became the key players in the defensive network of the first team, mostly as a defender or sweeper. Its strengths were the excellent positional play and his great calm. From the fans he got because of his distinctive upper lip Barts nicknamed " Lo Zio " ( " uncle ").

Inter was in the 1980s and early 1990s for a long time in the shadow of the great local rivals AC Milan. It took until 1989 before Inter with Bergomi as defense chief again Italian champion. Successful Bergomi was with his team at international level, for there he won with Inter in the years 1991, 1994 and 1998, the UEFA Cup. To date, he is with 95 inserts Most games of the UEFA Cup and the Europa League.

Bergomi was for 19 years with the Nerazzurri defender before "Il Capitano " ("The Captain " ) on May 23, 1999 played his last competitive match at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium against FC Bologna. Overall, he ran in 756 appearances for Inter Milan (519 in Serie A, 120 and 117 in the national cup matches in the European Cup ). For a long time he was a record player of Milan, until he was replaced by Javier Zanetti 2011. In his club career at Inter Bergomi also scored 23 goals.

In the National Team

Bergomi was the youngest player in the squad Enzo Bearzots Italian national team, the football World Cup in Spain was at the Football World Cup 1982. After the disappointing first round Italy with three draws, he came on in the second final round against Brazil in a 3-2 success and was after an outstanding game suddenly starting players. Bergomi had the left winger Eder Aleixo as an opponent and this successfully prevented the completion and preparation. In the World Cup final he had " European Footballer of the Year" in 1980 and 1981, the German right winger Karl -Heinz Rummenigge opponent. Bergomi also did this task satisfactorily, and so made ​​a contribution to the World Cup victory in Italy.

Giuseppe Bergomi later took three more world championships: 1986 in Mexico, in Italy in 1990 and 1998, when he returned to France at the age of 34 years once the national team. He was also Azzurra at the EC -1988 strain Player of the Squadra. Overall, he played 81 international matches, scoring six goals, mostly as a defender in association with Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Costacurta.


In the club

  • Italian Cup Winners: 1981/82
  • Italian Champion: 1988/89
  • Italian Super Cup winner: 1989
  • UEFA Cup Winners: 1990/91, 1993/94, 1997/98

In the National Team

  • World Champion: 1982
  • World Cup Third: 1990


  • Bergomi together with Fabio Caressa Kommentatorenduo the FIFA video game series by Electronic Arts in the Italian versions 07, 08 and 09