Inter Milan | 1962-1967 | Herrera era | La Grande Inter

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Inter Milan | 1962-1967 | Herrera era | La Grande Inter

Postby Brezza » 2009 Jun 28, 23:51

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Manager: Helenio Herrera


Goalkeepers

Giuliano SARTI
Lorenzo BUFFON
Ottavio BUGATTI
Giovanni FERRETTI

Defenders

Tarcisio BURGNICH
Giacinto FACCHETTI
Aristide GUARNERI
Armando PICCHI
Spartaco LANDINI
Bruno BOLCHI
Giorgio GIOVANNA

Midfielders:

Gianfranco BEDIN
Alessandro MAZZOLA
LUIS SUAREZ
Mario CORSO
Saul MALATRASI
Carlo TAGNIN
Horst SZYMANIAK
Franco ZAGLIO
Beniamino DI GIACOMO
Enea MASIERO
Mario MEREGHETTI

Attackers:

JAIR Da Costa
Joaquín PEIRO
Angelo DOMENGHINI
Aurelio MILANI
Gerry HITCHENS
Sergio GORI
Renato CAPPELLINI
Mauro BICICLI
Egidio MORBELLO
Lorenzo BETTINI


Formation

--------------------------SARTI------------------------
--------------------------PICCHI---------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
-------BURGNICH-----GUARNERI--------FACCHETTTI(c)--
------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------BEDIN---------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------MAZZOLA---SUAREZ----------------------
------JAIR------------------------------------CORSO------
----------------------------PEIRO-------------------------

Grande Inter is the name given to the Inter Milan team led by Helenio Herrera that won back-to-back European Cup wins in 1964 and 1965. The team is also known for their dominance in the Italian Serie A during the 1960's when they won seven scudetti. Finally, they are also known as the team that brought Catenaccio, a defensive tactical system in football, to a new level.



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Re: Inter Milan | 1964-65 | Grande Inter

Postby Plava Čigra » 2009 Sep 27, 19:19

Armando PICCHI (by zingo): viewtopic.php?f=183&t=12031&hilit=PICCHI

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Re: Inter Milan | 1964-1965 | Grande Inter

Postby Plava Čigra » 2009 Sep 28, 04:44

Giuliano SARTI: post106224.html#p106224

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Re: Inter Milan | 1964-1965 | Grande Inter

Postby Plava Čigra » 2009 Sep 28, 05:23

Wrong linking for Sarti in first post (link lead to Burgnich).

Maybe Era of the team can be renamed to 1963-1965 (that way it's more easy to see that there are two seasons involved ;) ).

I found a bit different formation for 1964/1965 season:

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Re: Inter Milan | 1963-1965 | Grande Inter

Postby Plava Čigra » 2009 Sep 28, 16:24

Facchetti wears number 3.

In an unprecedented move by the club, Inter retired the number 3 shirt in his honour.


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Re: Inter Milan | 1963-1965 | Grande Inter

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Re: Inter Milan | 1963-1965 | Grande Inter

Postby Plava Čigra » 2010 Jun 18, 10:21

I've updated all already made players to fit new format.

I'm thinking to expand this team's Era to 1960-1968 (Herrera's Inter) or 1962-1966 (still Herrera's Inter, only including seasons when Inter won trophies). Any thoughts about Era expanding?

Also, when I get more free time, I'll try to add more precise formation, including new Sliders setup. ;)

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Re: Inter Milan | 1963-1965 | Grande Inter

Postby electric_trigger » 2010 Jun 19, 16:26

TACTICAL BREAKDOWN:

The correct formation for this team evolved when Helanio Herrera after being given one more season to find success decided to change. "I took out a midfielder and put him sweeping behind the main defenders (Picchi), liberating the left back to attack (Facchetti)".

Herrera said, "In attack all the players knew what I wanted, vertical football at great speed, with no more than three passes to get to the opponents box, If you lose the ball playing vertically, it's not a problem-but lose laterally and you pay with a goal".

Picchi played a visionary sweeper role. Burgnich nominally the right back sat alongside him. Gunarneri operated as a stopper. Facchetti the left back had license to get forward. Jair was in front of Burgnich, he dropped deep though he was not a great defender but liked to run at people with space in front of him. On the left in front of Facchetti was Corso, linking the play to the front men. Bedin or Tagnin sat in front of the defence doing the fetching and carrying.

Suarez was the playmaker playing accurate long passes. They would get the ball to Jair or leave to Suarez who would hit it from deep for Mazzola or the centre forward Di Giacomo, Peiro or Milani. The key was Facchetti. Inter won Serie A in 63, 65, and 66, missing out in a playoff in 64. They were European Champions in 64 and 65 and losing finalists in 67.

-------------------------------------------------Sarti-------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------Picchi------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------Burgnich-------Guarneri------------------------- Facchetti (Attacking)

-------------------------------------------------Bedin/Tagnin--------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------Suarez (Playmaker)------------------------------------------

Jair (Drops deep/runs forward)-----------------------------------------------------------------------Corso

---------------------------------Mazzola--------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------Peiro/Di Giacomo/Milani--------------------------------------------

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Re: Inter Milan | 1963-1965 | Grande Inter

Postby Plava Čigra » 2010 Jun 20, 06:12

Everything is right, except Corso's position. Although a left winger he was often positioned much closer to Suarez, acting as Suarez's playmaking support and allowing Facchetti to do his attacking runs on the left side.

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To repeat, their famous tactic and formation (Catenaccio) isn't a problem for me and I'll do everything as soon as I find more free time (although it's nice that you showed basic picture of that formation and explained some basic movement to other members).

I was asking whether this team needs wider Era, like 1960-1968 or 1962-1966 (see my above post). In my opinion, I would involve 1960-1968 Era (Herrera's Inter). It seems to me that full Era for Herrera's Inter is appropriate, since Herrera was the first coach who launched Inter into "the big league" of European football and since he was the one who showed Catenaccio to the rest of the Europe (since first form of Catenaccio was introduced in Italian club Salernitana during 1940s). Again, any thoughts about that?

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Re: Inter Milan | 1963-1965 | Grande Inter

Postby electric_trigger » 2010 Jun 20, 09:58

I love the discussion of great sides and eras. The Rise and the Fall they make great stories - I digress ;) To get the era right - it's the end of Benfica's era, the clashes with the Ye Ye team, the heroic slain would be saviours of European football Shankly's Liverpool, the machinations of fixer Italo Allodi, the methods of task master Herrera and the giant, Inter, finally being slayed by the heroes - Celtic's Lisbon Lions and a vengeful rejected Inter son Di Giacomo scoring the goal that would break inter's dominance of Serie A.

I agree it should be wider but only up to 1967 to capture the team at it's peak just before the fall. Herrera was gone to Roma by 1969. 63 is a good start as it is the year they won Seria A for the 1st time under Herrera and the season he changed his formation having come second in 62. Take it to 1967, as they won the Scudetto again in 65 and 66 despite being beaten by Real Madrid's "Ye Ye" team in the semis of the European Cup in 1966 and being beaten by Celtic in 1967 European Cup Final they were clearly still a force in European and Domestic Football.

Domestically after 1967 they were finished though. The 1966-67 season Inter set a record of 7 straight victories, and by April were 4 poins clear of Juve, they however started to disintergrate that same year with two matches of their season left against Celtic in the European Cup final and Mantova in the league they lost both. The intense preparation, isololation and sheer pressure cooker of being in Herrera's side had got to them.

The team cylce was nearing it's end. Herrera had fallen out with club officials, Suarez was rumoured to be heading back to Spain and Moratti the owner was keen to give up the presidency. End of an era? In 1967 looks so. Celtic's attacking football in the 1967 European Cup final had destroyed the Inter myth and the system on the continent at least. Just as Inter's football had succeded the attacking 4-2-4 approach of the Benfica era, so their version of catenaccio -widely copied in Italy - would be succeeded by Total Football.

In 1967-1968 Inter finished 5th, but by then Guarneri and Picci were gone and Jair had left at the end of 1966-1967 season. Herrera would leave for Roma by 1969. So although Herrera's era is 1960-1968, his tactical switch happened in 1963 season and by end of 1967 three of the players that made it so succesful were gone, Picci, Guarneri and Jair. ;)

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Re: Inter Milan | 1962-1967 | La Grande Inter

Postby Plava Čigra » 2010 Jun 20, 17:34

Extended Era from 1963-1965 to 1962-1967 (during 1962-1963 season they won league title, which allowed them to participate in ECC).

I'll add more players and precise formation and sliders, when I find more free time (or somebody can do a little research and suggest more players that fit 1962-1967 Era).

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Re: Inter Milan | 1962-1967 | La Grande Inter

Postby zguc » 2010 Aug 25, 17:57

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Re: Inter Milan | 1962-1967 | La Grande Inter

Postby giomarino » 2011 Mar 25, 12:42

look here:
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_C ... _1962-1963

you can find a lot of player of this period

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Re: Inter Milan | 1962-1967 | La Grande Inter

Postby Brezza » 2011 Mar 25, 17:41

Cheers for the link. Added missing players that were significant enough during this period to be part of a 32-man squad. First post era originally included those 1964-65 but Plava rightfully extended for the most successful period under Herrera's helm ;)

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