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Riccardo Ferri

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRiccardo Antonello•Ferri
Used nameRiccardo•Ferri
Born20 August 1963 in Crema, Cremona (ITA)
Measurements181 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsInter, Milano (ITA)
NOC(s) Italy


Riccardo Ferri made his début in Serie A with Internazionale in October 1981, and soon established himself as a regular in the Inter defence. He went on to play 13 seasons for them, appearing in more than 300 Serie A matches. With Inter, he won the League title and Italian Super Cup in 1989, the Italian Cup in 1982, and UEFA Cup twice, in 1991 and 1994. After the second UEFA win, he moved to Sampdoria with team-mate and fellow Olympian, Walter Zenga, in exchange for Gianluca Pagliuca.

After representing Italy at the 1984 and 1986 European Under-21 Championships, where they finished third and second respectively, Ferri went on to win 45 senior caps, and score four goals, the first being on his début against Malta in 1986. Ferri played in Euro 1988, when Italy reached the semi-finals, and in the 1990 FIFA World Cup on home soil, when they finished third, after losing on penalties to the defending champions Argentina in the semi-final. He also played four matches at the 1984 Olympics, where Italy finished fourth. Ferri made his final international appearance in 1992, and retired from football in 1996 to go into coaching, including working in the USA with Inter County Florida.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1984 Summer Olympics Football (Football) Football, Men Olympic Italy 4 Representing Italy