Inter Milan's 2010 Champions League Winning XI: Where are they now?

A general view of Inter Milan fans

Let's be honest, only Jose Mourinho really went on to better things since this famous Inter Milan Champions League win.

The glory days of Inter Milan challenging for the Serie A title and Champions League appear well and truly over.

Despite winning both competitions in 2010 under the leadership of Mourinho, Inter hasn't finished in a Champions League spot since the 2010-2011 season.

This season, they are miles off fourth place and league leaders Juventus are significantly further away!

So what on earth has happened to that side which took the sword to Bayern Munich in 2010?

Julio Cesar

QPR's Julio CesarQPR's Julio Cesar

At one time, Julio Cesar was regarded as one of the best goalkeepers on the planet. However, two years after this win, he decided to follow the pound signs to Queens Park Rangers where he managed just 24 appearances in two seasons.

Cesar then moved to Toronto FC for a short time, before settling on Portuguese side Benfica - where he is currently playing second fiddle to his compatriot, Ederson.


Remember how good Maicon was? He was basically Cafu 2.0 and what isn't there to love about that!

The full-back stayed at Inter Milan for a few more seasons following this win, something he probably regrets as he might have been saved from the two maulings Gareth Bale gave him.

After a brief stint with Manchester City, Maicon settled at Roma, where he spent three seasons before being released last summer. He's currently a free agent.

Christian Chivu

Mourinho seemed to love this Romania defender - so much so that after he left, Chivu failed to feature anywhere near as much.

Though, Chivu did stay with Inter until 2013, when he had his contract terminated by the club and - at just 33 - he decided to retire.

Walter Samuel

Inter Milan's Walter Samuel (C) and Tottenham's Peter Crouch (L) in actionInter Milan's Walter Samuel (C) and Tottenham's Peter Crouch (L) in action

A man basically made out of stone and steel. What Samuel lacked in pace and skill, he made up for in tenacity, tackling ability and terrifying stature.

After nine seasons with Inter, the Argentine joined Swiss side FC Basel, where he scared the hell out of opposing attackers — even if he was the wrong side of 36.


The ferocious defender was a terrifying opponent during his time with Inter. Despite playing almost 100 league games for the Nerazzurri, he was let go from his contract two years early.

After joining Juventus where he played just once, he ended up at Sao Paulo and then Palmeiras before a final payday when joining FC Goa in India.

Javier Zanetti 

Paolo Maldini, Francesco Totti and Javier Zanetti all have one thing in common...the never seem to age!

Zanetti has literally looked the same for the last two decades, and he pretty much played the same as well throughout his 19-seasons at Inter.

After deciding to finally hang up his boots in 2014, he had his famous number 4 jersey retired and was offered a role as vice-president at the club.

Wesley Sneijder

Galatasaray's Wesley Sneijder looks dejected.Galatasaray's Wesley Sneijder looks dejected.

The man forever linked with a move to Manchester United.

Sneijder was a key part of Mourinho's side, basically the starting point for all attacks. After Mourinho left, the midfielder stuck around until 2012 when he decided to turn down the advances of several Premier League clubs to join Turkish side Galatasaray.

He's gone on to play 100 times for the Turkish giants, scoring 30 times and winning two league titles.

Esteban Cambiasso

Cambiasso has won league titles with every club he has played for... except Leicester, doh!

The midfielder spent a decade at Inter, winning five Serie A titles, four Coppa Italia's, and of course, the Champions League.

He left to join Leicester City in 2014 in a transfer which surprised just about everyone. However, after the Foxes narrowly avoiding relegation, Cambiasso joined Greek side Olympiacos where he won his second title in a row.

Samuel Eto'o

Everton's Samuel Eto'o on the bench

Remember when Barcelona used Eto'o as a makeweight to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic? They probably regretted doing that after the spell the Cameroonian had with Inter, netting almost a goal every other game.

He only spent two seasons with Inter before joining Anzhi Makhachkala and becoming the world's highest paid player in the process.

From there, he went to Chelsea, Everton, and Sampdoria before a move to Turkey with Antalyaspor — a side he very briefly took charge of for five games.

Goran Pandev

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The man that always seems to look in his mid-30s, Pandev joined Inter in the January transfer window before the Champions League final.

Despite his good performances, the Macedonian probably wouldn't have been in the starting XI if Mario Balotelli didn't have his infamous tantrum following his substitution against Barcelona in the semi-finals.

After Pandev's two seasons with Inter, he moved to Napoli, spending three seasons there. He then teamed up with Wesley Sneijder at Galatasaray and then joined Genoa for one season before going to Geona in 2015.

Diego Milito

El Príncipe was truly the hero of the final with Bayern Munich, netting twice and taking his tally for the season to 30 in just 52 games.

Despite his amazing first season, he never quite managed to replicate it, scoring just four goals in the Serie A the following season before finding form again in the 2011-2012 campaign - when he scored 24 times.

After two more average years with Inter, Milito moved back to Argentina with Racing Club, where he began his career in 1999.

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