Ladies and gentlemen, hats off. Patrick Vieira is officially a player of Manchester City, and thus closes virtually forever, given the age of the player, the adventure of the French midfielder to Inter and in general in our football, who welcomed him with open arms since 1995 . At that time it was AC Milan to take him to Italy from Cannes, in December of fourteen years ago, but the Rossoneri of French adventure was low profile but successful: he was among the reserves, there are only two appearances in half a season, but the Scudetto conquered most of his comrades that he will still be important in its honors. After the long parenthesis Arsenal, started in September 1996 from an idea by Arsene Wenger and ended in 2005 with 279 appearances, 29 goals, three Premier, 4 Community Shield, 4 FA Cups, Patrick lands in another large of our football, Juventus. Here Vieira totaled 31 appearances, scoring 5 goals and winning the Scudetto that it will be waived for the scandal in Italian football.
With Juve in Serie B for shipped sporting fraud, the French decided to remain in Italy and Inter Milan in August 2006, the picks from Juventus for 9.5 million dealing a great blow, and it soon becomes clear. His debut with the new mesh is August 26, 2006 in the Italian Super Cup final between Inter and Roma: Vieira played a game at the highest level and score two goals that allow Inter to win the trophy. At high levels it will be all his experience in Inter, especially at the beginning: the first two seasons, winning the Scudetto (2006/2007 and 2007/2008), Patrick totaled 51 appearances and 7 goals, then the physical torment and woe the next season 2008/2009, where he also takes home the tricolor, the more this first half of 2009/2010, is situated only 15 times. Decisive was the injury he suffered in a friendly match with France in November 2008, which kept him out 2 months and that made him lose continuity.
Had it not been for the physical shortcomings, Vieira could be, admittedly one of the best midfielders in the history of Inter, and when playing in a game in its heyday has proven to be a true champion. Now, in this January 2010, Patrick flies to Manchester City for a place in the next World Cup and then play more. In his suitcase for England, Vieira will take away those three championships and two Italian Super Cups won in the Nerazzurri, who saw the protagonist and that will leave him forever a beautiful memory in the fans. A sample extraordinary and impressive class of outstanding quality, which has proved to be a professional model at its last race in Inter-against Chievo, when it was ready to go to the court of La Mancha, Patrick does not pull back the leg never was better on the field. An exceptional player, a wonderful person who deserves the World: good luck Vieira, Italy and Inter will remember forever!