Inter Milan Superfan ‘Nonna Maria’ Celebrates 113th Birthday, Making Her Nine Years Older Than The Club Itself!

Chris Wright

3rd, April 2012


By Chris Wright

Spare a bit of sympathy for the poor sod who was sent out to find 113 candles

Today marks the birthday of Inter Milan’s oldest living fan, ‘Nonna Maria’, who was born on April 3rd – get this – 1899 (the 19th century boyo!) making her nine years older than the club itself.

A bit of a local celebrity in the Novate Milanese neck o’ the woods, Maria Radaelli (who is also the oldest woman in Italy as far as we can make out) was given a police escort to her local town hall where she was thrown a public birthday party with a huge cake provided by Inter. Bedi Moratti, Inter president Massimo’s sister, was also in attendance to pass on her brother’s best wishes.

Nonna’s favourite players? Giuseppe Meazza, Sandro Mazzola, Javier Zanetti and Oscar Cordoba.

Image: La Republicca