Oriali, 62 years as the pride of Inter

MILAN – On the day he turns 62, we wish Gabriele Oriali many happy returns on behalf of all Interisti.

Born in Como on 25 November 1952, Oriali spent the majority of his career at Inter: thirteen seasons as a player (from 1970 to 1983), with 392 appearances and 43 goals, two league titles and two Coppa Italias, besides the 1982 World Cup with Italy, then a further 11 years as a club official (from 1999 to 2010), contributing to five Scudetti, three Coppa Italias, three Italian Super Cups and a Champions League.

It’s an enviable track record and one which has rightly earned him a special place in Nerazzurri fans’ hearts.

Oriali is currently working as team manager for the Italian national side but his name will forever remain inextricably linked to the black and blue of Inter. Years of hard slog in the Nerazzurri midfield, but also many, many moments of glory and triumph.

Happy birthday, Lele!