The classy Australian defender was a substitute in Inter's final game of the season, a big 5-2 win over Udinese atΒ  the San Siro.

The Aussie defender picked up a yellow card after coming on with around 20 minutes left.

The 25-year-old becomes just the ninth Australian to feature in Serie A, joining the likes of John Aloisi, Mark Bresciano, Vince Grella and Zeljko Kalac to feature in Italy's top division.Β 

After a high-scoring final round in Serie A, Inter finished seventh on the ladder, a point behind rivals AC Milan in sixth.Β 

Sainsbury was named in Ange Postecoglou's 30-man Caltex Socceroos squad for June's matches and is set to be a key player in a big month for the national team.


John Aloisi – Cremonese – 1995–96

Mark Bresciano – Parma, Palermo, Lazio – 2002–11

Joshua Brillante – Fiorentina, Empoli – 2014–15

Frank Farina – Bari – 1991–92

Vincenzo Grella – Empoli, Parma, Torino – 1998–99, 2002–08

Zeljko Kalac – Perugia, Milan – 2002–04, 2005–09

Paul Okon – Lazio, Fiorentina – 1996–97, 1998–2000

James Troisi – Atalanta – 2012–13