The forgotten players at the San Siro
March 28, 2017
Both Milan clubs have had the luxury of having an incredible list of world-class players within their ranks. However, due to their ability to persuade players into joining on the basis of: ‘It’s playing for Inter/AC Milan!’, that list of world-class players is littered with forgotten players.
Whether it is because of injury, they played better elsewhere, or, they were just outright rubbish.
Of course, there are many players who could have made the list. Unfortunately. for both Milan clubs, and, for all of us we don’t have nearly enough time to sit here and go through those who were absolutely atrocious. Here though, is a list compiled of 18 of those forgotten for their time at either Milan club.
Yes, Newcastle's Coloccini played for AC Milan. Who'd have thought it eh? Well, it seems that's also what AC thought shortly after, sending Coloccini out on four consecutive loan spells, before giving him five appearances. Image source: Twitter
Another who may only be remembered as playing for Real Madrid. Carlos spent a season at Inter scoring five goals in 30 games, where Roy Hodgson forced him into a winger, when he only wanted to be a left-back. Well done Roy. He also enjoyed a 14 year long international career...remarkable. Image source: Twitter
Another one who had a short stay with Inter. Prior to his move to Merseyside he had only racked up 28 League appearances in three years, which also saw him loaned out to Espanyol. Now Coutinho can be seen relishing the Liverpool mantra of 'maybe next year'. Image source: Zimbio
In 1999 commanded the worlds highest-transfer fee of £32million to take him to Inter. 103 goals in 143 will perhaps lead the Inter faithful to forget his subsequent transfer to AC. Inter were the only club in his career he stayed at for more than a season. Partnerships with Crespo and Ronaldo were a joy to behold. Image source: Twitter
Regarded as one of the finest centre-backs in the game right now at Juve, the Italian defender made a whopping four appearances for Inter before leaving for Serie B side Treviso. Known for his tough tackling, fine passing, leadership and all round technique. Image source: BlogSpot
Two years and only 36 appearances for AC Milan for the Frenchman. Paolo Maldini (then AC captain) has since said that the move was 100% wrong and that it was Gourcuff's behaviour which led him to failure in Italy. Image source: Twitter
Many people tend to forget the seriously high impact he had on AC Milan during his three years at the club. He was regarded highly by many, most notably his centre-back partner upon joining, Alessandro Nesta. Five years in France have seen him grown even more into one of the best centre-backs in the world. Image source: TheACMilanOffside
If Arsenal fans had their way, everyone would only remember the Dutchman for his time in north London. Struggled to truly connect with the fans and the press, poor performances saw only one option for Bergkamp. He left the club with an underwhelming 11 goals in 52 games. Image source: KenyaTalk
Once of Barcelona fame and often regarded to as having the same skill set and potential as Lionel Messi. Oh dear. It goes without saying, that Deulofeu has failed to live up to those comparisons. He now finds himself in the bizarre contract to Everton, but finds himself on loan to AC Milan until the end of the season. What on earth. Image source: PianetaMilan
Another who ticks both Milan clubs off his list of 'to play for'. One of the most iconic and recognisable players of his generation – who else can rock dreadlocks and sports glasses? Yeah. No one. A real midfield destroyer, which, was surprising due to his small stature. Davids' played less than 50 times between both Milan Clubs. Image source: WhoAteAllThePies
Began his youth career with AC Milan, before moving to Inter 11 years later. Only ousted by Gianluigi Buffon in 2002 from the Italy set-up, this man is still regarded as one of the best 'keepers ever. Exceptional reflexes, brilliant on the ball and a great penalty stopper. Image source: Alchetron
Probably better known for his exploits as a manager, this former Ajax youth product spent five years at AC Milan as part of a golden trio of Dutchmen. He inspired a generation of midfielders after him, such as Partick Viera, with his combative aggressive holding midfield play. Image source: Sportzwiki
Creating chances, scoring chances, wowing with his technique. Baggio played for seven Italian clubs, six of which were Serie A sides – including both Inter (17 goals in 59) and AC (19 in 67) Milan. 1993 FIFA Player Of The Year and Ballon d'Or winner. Still renowned for one of the all time greats of the game. What a player. Image source: fantasista10
Bidone d'oro award in 2008 as worst player in Serie A. Won the titles in three Leagues. Loaned to Chelsea, returned to Inter, sold to Besiktas, then to Al-Ahli before returning to Porto...oh, then returned to Besiktas. So much talent but never ever consistent enough...shame. Image source: GhienBongDa
Remember when this guy was meant to be the next big thing? Jesus, how time flies. 150 appearances for AC Milan and 63 goals saw him being heralded as the next great Brazilian forward. Injuries towards the end of his Milan career put that to an end, he's moved around a lot since. Mostly, on that never reached potential... Image source: FootballParadise
Remembered for his wonderful goals at AC Milan, his skills and outrageous attempts saw Weah become the first African player to win FIFA Player Of The Year and the Ballon d'Or. Played for Milan, PSG, City, Chelsea, Monaco and Marseille throughout his career. He now finds himself in the Liberian senate. Obviously. Image source: FootballWhispers
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Considering the rivalry between the two, it is extremely easy to forget just how many players whether successful, or not, have played for both Milan teams.
There is a relationship between the two which has often seen the Milan clubs swapping players, hence, the reason why so many of the players listed (and otherwise) have ended up playing for both Inter and AC Milan.
How many of these former Milan players did you remember? How many more can you think of? Let us know yours!