Italian football is filled with passionate rivalries based around regionality, success, and in some cases, sharing the same stadium.
Inter Milan and AC Milan have been uneasy neighbours since the former began using the San Siro in 1947, with the Rossoneri having called the stadium home since 1926.
With both teams playing their home games at the famous arena, scheduling means they cannot play in the city on the same day, with derby matches providing some iconic San Siro nights.
Both teams have hinted at the possibility of leaving their famous home in the coming years, with plans over a replacement joint stadium under consideration, as the Derby della Madonnina potentially finds a new stage.
Milan vs Inter history head to head
In total, across 237 official matches, Inter have the overall edge, with 89 wins, compared to Milan’s 79, and 69 draws.
|Campionato Alta Italia||2||1||1||0|
*Includes all league championships matches played before Serie A’s inception in 1929.
Milan vs Inter trophies
As part of their incredible rivalry, both teams have enjoyed periods of domestic dominance across the last century, with a positive revival in recent seasons.
Following Juventus’ hegemony of Serie A, with nine league titles in a row from 2012 to 2020, the Milanese duo hauled themselves back into title contention as Antonio Conte won the Scudetto with Inter in 2021, before Stefano Pioli claimed it for Milan in 2022.
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|European Cup/Champions League||7||3|
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|(European) UEFA Super Cup||5||0|
|Intercontinental Cup / FIFA Club World Cup||4||3|
Why is it called Derby della Madonnina?
The Derby della Madonnina, also known as the Derby di Milano, takes it names in recognition of one of the city’s most famous landmarks.
The statue of the Virgin Mary, on top of the Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral) is an iconic sight in the city of Milan, as is referred to by locals as Madonnina, regardless of their club affiliation.