Inter Milan | The Academies | Football Manager 2017

Hello and welcome to The Academies, a Football Manager 2017 series which takes a look at some of the world’s best football academies and sees how their best prospects progress on FM17.

In this post we look at Inter Milan. One of the Milanese giants, Inter have been starved of success recently with the domestic dominance of Juventus, but with excellent facilities they should expect to be producing many hot prospects.

Are there any future superstars currently learning their trade in Milan? We follow the careers of four hot prospects to have come through the Inter academy on Football Manager 2017.

The Players | Who could be the next wonderkid to emerge from the academy?

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  • Andrea Pinamonti

Andrea Pinamonti looks to be one of the brightest youth prospects in the Inter academy. His low passing attribute suggests he will develop into a selfish goalscorer instead of a more supportive striker, but time will tell. First team experience, as always, is crucial to his continued development.

  • Elia Visconti

Elia Visconti is a young winger with attributes to suggest he will do very well to make it into the Inter Milan first team. Having said that, he has only just turned 16 and therefore has more time to develop than his teammates. His decent passing and vision could lead him to become an attacking midfielder in the future.

  • Federico Dimarco

If you have managed in Italy over the past few Football Manager’s then Federico Dimarco is likely a name you will recognise. Yet he is still only 18 years old, highlighting his potential to become a top class player in world football. He is a left sided defender but is also able to play on the wing and is currently out on loan away from Inter Milan.

  • Lorenzo Gavioli

Our final youth prospect is Lorenzo Gavioli. The central midfielder has decent passing and vision for his age and could develop into a well-rounded midfielder. But he will need to improve significantly in order to stake a claim for first team football with Inter Milan.

Five years on | Which of our youngsters has developed the best so far?

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  • Andrea Pinamonti

League Appearances: 74

League Goals: 35

Alongside Dimarco, Pinamonti is one of our brighter prospects and five years on he remains an Inter Milan player. Perhaps in light of his obvious potential, Andrea has spent the last four seasons away from Inter Milan on loan, spending time with three Serie B teams and Basaksehir in the Turkish Super League.

  • Elia Visconti

League Appearances: 2

League Goals: 0

Elia Visconti remains an Inter Milan player and has made two first team appearances in league football. However, his lack of overall playing time (having spent no loan spells away from Inter) may have impacted on his overall growth and therefore is unlikely to ever progress into an Inter Milan superstar.

  • Federico Dimarco

League Appearances: 137

League Goals: 2

Dimarco has left Italian soil to join French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyon. The full-back has improved slightly in the last five years but not enough to warrant a ‘Real Madrid’ or ‘PSG’ to come looking for him. He is still only 23 so has time to hone his skills and develop his consistency.

  • Lorenzo Gavioli

League Appearances: 1

League Goals: 0

Although Gavioli hasn’t managed to become a first team regular with Inter in the league, he has been afforded playing time in the Italian Cup and went on to win the competition with Inter in 2021. Though will this lack of league playing time impact his morale at the club?

Retirement | Did our youth prospects reach their potential?

  • Andrea Pinamonti

andrea pinamonti GIF

League Appearances: 324

League Goals: 145

Pinamonti’s scoring rate of 0.45 goals per game is a good rate for any striker at the end of their career. Prolific Premier League striker Alan Shearer ended his career with a goals-to-game ratio of 0.59 and so Pinamonti, though nowhere near Shearer’s level, can be pleased with a career that was played across 5 countries.

andrea pinamonti career history

Honours

Inter 2x Serie A

Juventus 1x Italian Cup

  • Elia Visconti

elia visconti GIF

League Appearances: 297

League Goals: 22

Elia Visconti found a home in the Czech Republic with Slavia Prague. He played over 250 league games for the club as he became an important first team member with them for his final 11 seasons of football.

elia visconti career history

Honours

Slavia Prague 1x Czech FA Cup

  • Federico Dimarco

federico dimarco GIF

League Appearances: 453

League Goals: 12

Dimarco is our only player to have been capped by Italy, earning 4 caps in his career. He enjoyed the most success with German side Stuttgart as he helped them to lift the Europa League, followed by the European Super Cup. Perhaps not quite the superstar talent that some had predicted, but a decent career nonetheless.

federico dimarco career history

Honours

Stuttgart 1x Europa League, 1x European Super Cup, 1x German Cup

  • Lorenzo Gavioli

lorenzo gavioli GIF

League Appearances: 292

League Goals: 6

Lorenzo Gavioli never really found a club where he felt at home, instead floating across Italian and French football (and one single season in Sweden) with 7 different clubs. He ended his career in Italy with Livorno after spells with Udinese and AS Saint-Etienne.

lorenzo gavioli career history

Honours

Inter Milan 1x Italian Cup


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Thanks for reading the latest instalment of The Academies. We’ve seen how four of Inter Milan’s academy prospects have developed in their careers, who do you think had the best career? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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