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Javier Zanetti has wished Inter a happy birthday, as the Nerazzurri turn 104 years old today.

Following a break from Milan Cricket and Football Club, FC Internazionale was formed on March 9, 1908, partly because of the wish to create a club more open to foreign players than other Italian sides had been up to then.

Fittingly in celebrating entering their 105th year of existence today, the club received a birthday message from Argentine captain Zanetti.

“Happy birthday greetings to my dearest Inter,” the 38-year-old began in a statement from the team hotel.

“Being part of this beautiful family for so many years is a source of great pride. I can never stop thanking President [Massimo] Moratti for having given me this opportunity.

“And over these many years it has been a great honour to share in the triumphs, but also the difficult times, with many directors, Coaches, teammates, staff members, and all the fans who love this club and who I thank for having always been so supportive.

“We are all special, because we are Interisti. So once again - happy birthday Inter, and may there be another 100 more years like these!”

La Beneamata are in League action tonight, looking to end a winless run of seven Serie A games with a visit to Chievo.//football-italia.net

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