Happy birthday, Nerazzurri warrior

MILAN – There are some players supporters take to instantly and never forget. Ivan Zamorano is one of them. It was love at first sight between the Chilean striker and the Nerazzurri: “You know just how much Inter means to me. I can only thank the Inter fans for the esteem they still hold me in.” He backed those words up on the pitch, with one battling display after another. The infamous 1+8 on the back of his shirt became the hallmark of a warrior, and his goal at the Parc des Princes helped to secure Inter’s third UEFA Cup. He scored 41 goals from 149 appearances over five intense seasons. That was more than enough time to show everyone his worth as a man and a footballer. He still bleeds black and blue and that’s why FC Internazionale would like to join supporters around the world in wishing the ex-striker a happy 48th birthday. Have a good one, Ivan!