Samaden: "We move forward with continuity"

MILAN – "Continuity with two exciting additions." Youth academy director, Roberto Samaden, thus sums up Inter’s winning approach over the last decade and – after a record-breaking season – officially begins work on 2012/13. "It’s my great pleasure to welcome two ex-Nerazzurri players to our coaching staff: Paolo Orlandoni and Benoit Cauet. They will offer the lads their great technical experience, along with their sense of belonging to the club and its colours, which is at the heart of our work."

Orlandoni will be the goalkeeping coach for the Primavera, a ‘bridge’ between the first team and the academy. "Paolo, over the course of his long and successful career between the sticks, had some terrific goalkeeping coaches. Luciano Castellini, for example, coached him as a kid and he’s still teaching our youngsters today," Samaden added. "Benoit came through and won with Inter’s academy and he will work with the ‘Giovanissimi Nazionali’ (under-15s). They are both good coaches and, above all, have already had friendly and working relationships with the other coaches. They will become part of a group which, from the ‘Pulcini’ (under-11s) to the Primavera, work to produce players and results for president Moratti, the club and Inter fans everywhere. We’ve just finished a very successful season, with the titles won by Daniele Bernazzani, Sergio Zanetti and Salvatore Cerrone, along with the first ever European title for the Primavera under Andrea Stramaccioni, but we’re already hungry and eager to go again. We will give everything in the new season, showing humility and determination. It’s about continuity, the Nerazzurri tradition, and our professional and moral commitment which has guided us for years."

Youth Academy: 2012/13 coaching staff

MILAN
– The first team set off for Pinzolo and their pre-season training
camp today, thus officially marking the start of FC Internazionale’s
2012/13 season. In line with the big kick-off, Youth Academy director
Roberto Samaden has announced the coaches in charge of the
Nerazzurri youth teams for the coming year.

There
are two main changes with former Nerazzurri players joining the
big family of coaching staff at the Centro Sportivo Giacinto
Facchetti.

Paolo Orlandoni becomes the new Primavera goalkeeping
coach, returning to the set-up where he began his career before winning everything with his boyhood club [pictured with the UEFA
Champions League trophy
].

Having completed his Master’s course in Coverciano
on Monday with an excellent final mark of 104/110, Benoit Cauet will
take over the Giovanissimi Nazionali (U15) team.

Cauet is handed the
reins by Salvatore Cerrone, who moves up to the Allievi Nazionali
(U17s), while Luca Facchetti, after spending a year alongside Gianmario Corti at U15 level, becomes Sergio Zanetti‘s assistant with
the Juniores-Berretti (U18) team.

PRIMAVERA
(Under-19s):
DANIELE BERNAZZANI; assistant coach: VINCENZO SASSO.
JUNIORES-BERRETTI
(Under-18s)
: SERGIO ZANETTI; assistant coach: LUCA FACCHETTI.
ALLIEVI
NAZIONALI A

(Under-17s)
: SALVATORE CERRONE.
ALLIEVI NAZIONALI B
(Under-16s)
: GIANMARIO CORTI.
ALLIEVI,
assistant coach: DOMENICO SANTORO.
GIOVANISSIMI
NAZIONALI
(Under-15s):
BENOIT CAUET.
GIOVANISSIMI REGIONALI
(Under-14s):
STEFANO BELLINZAGHI.
GIOVANISSIMI REGIONALI B
(Under-13s):
MARCO MANDELLI.
GIOVANISSIMI, assistant
coach: MARCO SALA.
ESORDIENTI (Under-12s):
PAOLO MIGLIAVACCA.
PULCINI REGIONALI
(Under-11s):
FABIO PESATORI and MICHELE RAVERA.
PULCINI
B
(Under-10s):
GIANNI VIVABENE and MASSIMO GERLI.
PULCINI
C
(Under-9s):
VALERIO CANDIDO and BRUNO CASIRAGHI.

Juan named in Brazil Olympics squad

MILAN – After receiving his first international call-up for the friendlies in May and June, Juan Jesus has now received another great honour. Brazil coach Mano Menezes has named the Nerazzurri defender in his 18-man squad for the London Olympics.

Brazil are in Group C along with Egypt, Belarus and New Zealand. They meet Egypt in their Olympic opener on 26 July in Cardiff. 

Here is the complete squad list:

Goalkeepers: Rafael (Santos) and Neto (Fiorentina).
Defenders: Bruno Uvini (Sao Paulo), Juan Jesus (Inter), Thiago Silva (AC Milan), Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos), Oscar (Internacional), Lucas (Sao Paulo).
Midfielders: Alex Sandro (Porto), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Danilo (Porto), Rafael (Manchester United), Romulo (Spartak) and Sandro (Tottenham).
Forwards: Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Hulk (Porto), L. Damiao (Internacional) and Neymar (Santos).

Nike Stadium: the future of Inter starts here

MILAN – Inter and Nike kicked off the new season together as the new playing strip for 2012/13 was
launched at the
Nike Stadium in Milan on Thursday.

Attending the event at our technical sponsor’s official
store were FC Internazionale managing director Marco Fassone, vice
managing director Stefano Filucchi and team manager Ivan Ramiro
Cordoba, as well as the eight players who modelled the new Inter Collection item by item: Rodrigo Palacio,
Ricardo Alvarez, Philippe Coutinho,
Matteo Bianchetti, Alfred Duncan,
Samuele Longo, Ibrahima Mbaye and
Andrea Romanò.

Broadcast live on
Inter Channel, the event was hosted by Eleonoire Casalegno with over 100 reporters in attendance. Nike Italia’s sport marketing director Cristiano
Carugati
gave the opening
speech: "After welcoming Kobe Bryant here during his trip to Italy,
launching the latest range of innovative Nike products ahead of the
Olympics and unveiling the new Serie A match ball, it is with great
pride that Nike Stadium today hosts another major event: kicking off
Inter’s new season with the launch of the 2012/13 collection.
My sincere thanks go to managing director
Marco Fassone, a friend of Nike’s, whom I again wish all the best
of luck in this new challenge."

Inter and Nike: 14 years together with mutual satisfaction for
the sporting and commercial results achieved. Marco Fassone
explained: "A bond was formed between these two companies many
years ago and in a way we feel this is our home. I’m pleased
that my first public "chat" is taking place here at the Nike
Stadium. We have a fantastic partnership with Nike: Inter are very proud to be associated with their values and
approach to sport."

Then, as highlights of Inter’s Treble-winning
season were shown in the conference room, Fassone added: "This
is where we must start from once again – from these victories.
One barren year doesn’t mean the end of an extraordinary winning
cycle."

It was time to reveal the Inter of the future and first up were Ibrahima Mbaye and Matteo Bianchetti, wearing the Training collection. They were followed by Longo, Duncan and
Romanò sporting the Amplify Lifestyle range.

The official 2012/13 playing strip then took centre stage at the
beautiful Nike store in the centre of Milan, with Ricardo Alvarez and
Philippe Coutinho modelling the Nerazzurri Home shirt. Rodrigo
Palacio rounded things off in style by making his entrance as an
Inter player, by donning the red Away kit.

Cristiano Caraguti explained the choice of colour: "We were inspired by
president Moratti. He gave us his
thoughts then our colleagues re-elaborated them at the drawing
board. Just like for Inter’s centenary shirt, Moratti wanted to use the
colour of the city."

Palacio greeted those present stating that he was "delighted to
be here", before Ivan Ramiro Cordoba said a few words of his own: "I think
that whatever I do going forward, I’m Inter through and
though now. I’m happy to be here and part of this family."

Colours and passion, shirts and emotions, past victories and the
many more to come. "This is where we start over," said
managing director Marco Fassone. And it will be done wearing the "red
shirt of passion", the same shirt that Cristiano Caraguti handed him at the
end of the event.

Inter and Nike launch 2012/13 collections

MILAN, 5 JULY 2012 – The new FC Internazionale
2012/13 collection designed by Nike
was launched at Nike Stadium Milano today.

Presenting the new apparel for what will be the 15th
year of partnership between Inter and Nike were FC Internazionale
managing director Marco Fassone and sport marketing director of Nike
Italy Cristiano Carugati.

The big novelty this year is the new Away kit, which is completely
red: shirt, shorts and socks. Red also featured on
the commemorative shirt for the club’s centenary celebrations in 2007/08. Back then it
was a red cross on a white background symbolising the flag of Milan.

For the 2012/13 season the away strip will be all red. All passion. All grit
and determination. Just like the character always shown by the team.

"Nike
and Inter have established an excellent partnership which is now in its 15th
year, based on success and satisfaction," declared Nike Italy’s
sport marketing director Cristiano Caraguti
. "For the 2012/13
season we wanted to create a new-look home shirt without losing the
traditional features. The black and blue stripes are wider, giving it
a sober, elegant look. We’ve gone for something completely different
with the Away kit and made it totally red. Red stands for passion,
determination, love for the shirt – these characteristics
have always distinguished Inter and their fans."

FC
Internazionale managing director Marco Fassone
took the floor:
"Tradition mixed with innovation to strengthen an ever-successful union. That’s how Nike see the Inter of the future and what was kept in mind
while designing the new Home and Away strips. Innovation while retaining the
same quality and desire for perfection – traits our two
companies have always sought. So here we are, together again,
for the launch of the official 2012/13 shirts. This is where we start
again, with our fans – they’ll be with us in the next stage of this
adventure. Looking to dazzle, to dream, to win. For Inter."

The
new Home jersey features the traditional blue and black stripes. The
black stripes are wider, giving the shirt a more dominant look. The
classic black crew neck collar gives a simple, elegant look whilst
the underside of the black cuff reveals a touch of blue. The
inner back neck graphic on the shirt uses ‘Il Biscione’, the
snake symbol of Milan, with the outer back neck graphic simply
reading ‘Inter’. The all-black shorts have ‘Inter’ on the
back waistband and a snakeskin pattern representing Il Biscione along
the side seam. The socks are all black with a white ‘Inter’
graphic. They also offer a new and innovative design featuring an
updated cotton footbed offering support and maximum comfort.

The new Away kit gives the team a bold new look to make an impact
on the opposition: a uniform of bright red shirt, shorts and socks.
The crew neck is red and ribbed, whilst the inner back neck graphic
of the shirt is inspired by ‘Il Biscione’, the snake symbol that
the city of Milan and Inter share. The outer back neck graphic simply
reads ‘Inter’. The cuffs on the shirt sleeves are tipped with
iconic black and blue – stamping the club’s heritage on the new strip. The shorts are totally red with ‘Inter’ on the back of
the waistband and a snakeskin pattern representing ‘Il Biscione’
along the side seam. The red socks have a black and blue top and a
white ‘Inter’ detail.

The new home and away kits are made from Nike’s
ground-breaking recycled polyester
, making it Nike’s most
environmentally friendly kit ever produced. Each kit (shirt and
shorts) is made using up to thirteen recycled plastic water bottles.
This innovative manufacturing process reduces energy consumption by
up to 30% compared to manufacturing traditional polyester. Since 2010
Nike has used an estimated 1115 million recycled plastic bottles to
create its high performance kits.

The kits are made out of 23% lighter fabric with 20% stronger knit
structure than Nike’s previous kits and feature Nike Dri-FIT
technology
to wick moisture away from athletes to help keep them cool
and dry on the pitch.

Kits have bonded re-enforced t-bar junctions that support critical
seams on the shirt and shorts and inner welded seams with a flat
finish construction to improve comfort and performance. Temperature
regulation is helped by ventilation zones, consisting of a series of
tiny laser-cut holes from the under arms to the waistband, allowing
air to circulate to keep players comfortable.

The
new kit and complete collection will be available from Friday 6 July
in official Inter stores: Solo Inter, San Siro Store, store.inter.it.
For further information and images, visit www.nikeinc.com.