Inter Milan, last years treble winners, dominated the UEFA Champions League Awards ceremony by having a representative win every single award given out for last year’s title winning effort.
Julio Cesar was awarded the tournament’s Best Goal Keeper, Maicon won the award for Best Defender, Wesley Sneijder was honored with Best Midfielder, and Diego Milito was a dual winner of Best Forward and Most Valuable Player.
Inter’s five for five at the ceremony was widely expected by football critics considering their dominating form over the season long tournament. The first ever Italian treble winners also didn’t exactly play a weak schedule to make it to the final match against Bayern Munich. Their most notable victory was probably the two goal amount they edged out Chelsea by in the quarterfinals or their semifinal victory over Barcelona.
And it was a season that Serie A fans would never forget as Inter won their first Champions League trophy in well over a decade and the final four spots of the tournament lacked a Premier League team for the first time in a very long time. Repeating such a remarkable feat will be a great challenge for new coach Rafa Bentitez’s staff this season, but no one can ever take away the sheer domination that Inter Milan performed last season in all of their major tournaments and league play.
To put it simply there wasn’t enough awards handed out to truly honor each valuable member of the Champions League winners from last year. But the club will gladly take the five that were awarded earlier today.