Javier Zanetti

  • Inter Milan to retire Zanetti's No. 4 shirt June 30, 2014

    Milan: Inter Milan will retire the No. 4 jersey as a tribute to legendary former captain Javier Zanetti, who quit football at the end of last season. Zanetti spent 19 seasons at Inter, helping it to five Serie A titles, four Italian Cups and a Champions League trophy. Inter President Erick Thohir...
  • Inter Milan beat Lazio 4-1 in Javier Zanetti's final home match May 11, 2014

    Milan: Javier Zanetti's last home match at the San Siro was celebrated with a win as Inter Milan beat Lazio 4-1 to all but guarantee a Europa League berth from the Serie A on Saturday. Zanetti will retire after 19 seasons at Inter, and the stadium was sold out as...
  • Inter Milan's skipper Javier Zanetti confirms retirement May 7, 2014

    Rome: Inter captain Javier Zanetti has confirmed that he will retire from football following 19 seasons with the Milan club. The Argentine joined Inter in 1995 as Massimo Moratti's first signing after taking over the club. After a long-time in service, he found that he could not carry on, reported Xinhua. "After...
  • Inter Milan's Javier Zanetti denies Chelsea move rumours February 22, 2014

    Rome: Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti has denied he plans to join Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, despite newspaper reports he could move into coaching at the London club. "I have a great rapport with Mourinho. We hear from each other frequently, but we've never discussed these things," the 40-year-old Argentine told...
  • Goalkeeping howler helps Inter beat Livorno 2-0 November 10, 2013

    Milan: A goalkeeping howler helped Inter Milan beat newly promoted Livorno 2-0 and keep up the pressure on the top three in the Serie A on Saturday. Also, club captain Javier Zanetti made his comeback after snapping his Achilles tendon in April, a potentially career-ending injury. "It's very emotional for me...
  • Inter Milan have great desire to beat Juventus: Javier Zanetti September 10, 2013

    Milan: Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti said the 'Nerazzurri' guided by new coach Walter Mazzari have great desire to beat Juventus in their Serie A clash Saturday. "Juventus are a great team but we will try hard to beat them and Mazzarri is a hard worker and will do his best....
  • Injured Javier Zanetti turns 40, determined to keep playing August 11, 2013

    Milan: Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti turned 40 on Saturday and said he was determined to keep playing despite rupturing his Achilles tendon in April. "I will continue to play and, at the end of the season, I will weigh up my options for the future," Zanetti, who has made over...
  • Retirement not on Javier Zanetti's mind July 14, 2013

    Rome: Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti has revealed that he is recovering well from his achilles surgery and has never pondered retirement. The 39-year-old veteran defender broke his tendon last season, and could possibly out of action until January 2014, reports Xinhua. The Argentine insists he never thought about retiring following the...
  • Inter captain Zanetti gets one-year contract extension June 12, 2013

    Injured Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti has been given a one-year contract extension by the Serie A club despite facing months out of action and turning 40 in August. The Argentine defender, who has played more than 840 games for Inter, had an operation on his ruptured Achilles at the end...
  • Zanetti hopes to play 'one more game' after injury April 29, 2013

    Milan: Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti says he would like to play again despite a potentially career-ending injury. Zanetti ruptured his left Achilles tendon in Sunday's 1-0 loss to Palermo and is likely to be out for six months. The defender turns 40 in August but says "after a career like mine,...
  • Javier Zanetti ruptures Achilles as Inter Milan curse continues April 29, 2013

    Milan: Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti ruptured his Achilles' tendon during the 1-0 loss at Palermo on Sunday, the latest mishap in a season coach Andrea Stramaccioni has described as cursed. Italian media speculated that the Argentine - 40 in August - could be out for up to eight months and...
  • Inter to meet Lazio in Serie A December 15, 2012

    Milan: After beating Napoli to move into second place in the Serie A last weekend, Inter Milan faces another direct rival in fourth-placed Lazio on Saturday. Inter has impressed against the top teams this season, also beating defending champion and leader Juventus. It's the teams down the table it has...
  • Zanetti urges Inter Milan to rethink on Sneijder December 1, 2012

    Rome: Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti has urged parties concerned to use common sense while sorting out Dutch football star Wesley Sneijder's contract row. Sneijder has been told he will not play again for the Italian football giants unless he takes a pay cut, reports Xinhua. He could be sold in...
  • Inter skipper Zanetti wants United in Champions League December 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Inter Milan had a disappointing end to their Champions League group stage campaign when they lost 2-1 at Werder Bremen in midweek. Prior to that defeat, the Nerazzurri were stunned in their own San Siro stadium, as the eventual group winners Panathinaikos pulled off a shock 1-0 victory. Despite...
  • Mascherano accepts Liverpool captain's armband November 11, 2008

    New Delhi: Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano has decided to accept the offer of his country's captaincy. Argentina's new captain will be Javier Mascherano after all. The player had expressed some reservations about taking on the role when it was revealed last week that new coach national team coach Diego Maradona wanted him...