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Internazionale Torino

Internazionale Torino is a football (soccer) club from Italy.

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About Internazionale Torino

Internazionale Football Club Torino commonly known as just Internazionale Torino was an Italian football club from Turin. The club was founded by a merger in 1891 and is thought to have been the first Italian club dedicated just to association football.

Origins of the club

Two older clubs in Turin existed before this one, they were mixed sports clubs who competed in football. They were both formed in 1887 and were called Torino Football and Cricket Club and Nobili Torino.). The colours of Nobili Torino were amber and black stripes. The two merged in 1891 to form Internazionale Torino, taking on the colours of Nobili.

Italian Football Championship

Along with Genoa C.F.C. and two other Torinese clubs which had sprung up since Internazionale's founding, F.B.C. Torinese and Ginnastica Torino; Internazionale Torino competed in the first ever Italian Football Championship in Italian Football Championship 1898. The competition was staged at Velodromo Umberto I in Turin, they took part in the first ever Italian Championship game when they beat FBC Torinese 1–0. In the final against Genoa, the match ended 1–1 and as thus went into extra time, Genoa scored two more and ended the game 3–1 meaning Internazionale Torino were runners-up.

The club returned for a second season, beating R.S. Ginnastica Torino 2–0 at the Campo Piazza d’Armi in Turin, to once again qualify for the final against rivals Genoa. The game against Genoa ended in a 3–1 defeat at Ponte Carrega in Genoa with Albert Weber scoring for Internazionale. From two seasons in the league, the club ended as runners-up in both.

During 1900 the club merged with Football Club Torinese, the club kept the Torinese name.

Notable players

- Edoardo Bosio
- Herbert Kilpin
- Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi


Italian Football Championship
- Runners-up: Italian Football Championship 1898, Italian Football Championship 1899

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