Christian Vieri Won €1,000,000 Because Inter Milan Tapped His Phone

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

Christian Vieri, the former Italy and Torino, Pisa, Ravenna, Venezia, Atalanta, Juventus, Atlético Madrid, Lazio, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Monaco, Sampdoria, Atalanta, Fiorentina, and Atalanta striker, was seen throughout his career as something of a playboy, dating fashion models and starting his own clothing with AC Milan stalwart Paolo Maldini. So with a bit of a wild lifestyle and a penchant for transfers, of course his employers would want to keep tabs on him. Well, maybe not quite as close as Inter Milan did.

While Vieri was with the Nerazurri between 1999-2005, his most prolific spell, the club conspired with Telecom Italia to bug the forward’s phone.

According to the Associated Press:

“Vieri filed a lawsuit against his former club and Telecom Italia for a combined €21 million in damages five years ago, after word leaked that they had spied on him to monitor his life off the pitch.”

“Vieri said that when details of the alleged spying became public in 2006, it damaged his playing career by causing him undue stress.”

For the invasion of his privacy, Vieri sued the pair for €21 million, winning €1 million from a court on Monday.

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