Ernesto Pellegrini

In the football world, he was the president during the era of the record-breaking Inter side, while away from the beautiful game, he is the king of the canteen. Ernesto Pellegrini was born in Milan on 14 December 1940 into a family of greengrocers. He founded the Organizzazione Mense Pellegrini in 1965. Almost 20 years later on 8 January 1984, he bought Inter from Ivanoe Fraizzoli, becoming the club's 17th president. His tenure lasted 11 years until Massimo Moratti replaced him at the helm in 1995 and yielded one Scudetto, two UEFA Cups and one Supercoppa Italiana. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge joined Inter during his presidency and was followed by Lothar Matthäus, Andreas Brehme and Ramon Diaz, all of whom played a key role in the team's 1988/89 Scudetto success, in which Giovanni Trapattoni's side racked up 58 points from a possible 68. In 1991, Inter tasted European glory for the first time in 26 years by winning the UEFA Cup, a feat which the club replicated in 1994. Pellegrini won an Ambrogino d'oro in 2014 in recognition of the work that his foundation does to provide food and support for the nuovi poveri (a term coined to describe a generation of new poor citizens).

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Kalle, from the verb ‘to win’. A unique figure in the footballing world, a top player and a top executive

With: Giuseppe Bergomi, Andrea Mandorlini, Ernesto Pellegrini, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge