|Surname||Associazione Calcio Milan SpA|
|Seat||Milan , Italy|
|founding||December 16, 1899|
|Shareholders||99.93%: Elliott Management Corp.
0.07%: small shareholders
|Head coach||Stefano Pioli|
|Venue||Giuseppe Meazza Stadium|
The Associazione Calcio Milan , shortly AC Milan or Milan known in Germany as the AC Milan , is a 1899 founded Italian football business from the Lombard capital Milan . Other names are I Rossoneri ("The Red-Blacks") and Il Diavolo ("The Devil").
With 18 national league titles , five national cup victories , seven-time winning the European Champions 'Cup and the UEFA Champions League , the four-time winning the World Cup , two successes in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and five victories in the UEFA Super Cup is one of Milan 's most successful football clubs in the world .
Foundation and early years (1899–1929)
AC Milan on 16 December 1899 as Milan Football and Cricket Club (Milan Cricket and Football Club) led by Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin founded. Edwards, a former British Vice Consul, became the club's first elected President. Initially, in addition to the football division, there was also a brief cricket department, which was headed by Edward Berra. The official club colors red and black were chosen by co-founder and trainer Herbert Kilpin. During these years Italy was developing its first regular game operation at national level, in which Milan quickly made a name for itself . Just 17 months after the club was founded, on May 5, 1901, the team from Lombardy prevailed 3-0 after extra time in the championship final against CFC Genoa and won their first title.
In the meantime, two more championship titles were won when some members left the club in 1908 to found today's local rivals Inter Milan . In the following years, AC Milan was unable to build on the successes of the first nine years with the new team. It was not until 1915 that the team reached the finals again, which was not played to the end due to the start of the war . During the war years, football was still played in some regions, and Milan competed against other Milanese clubs in the surrounding area. From 1929 they finally established themselves in the newly founded Italian first division.
After the Second World War (1949–1956)
After the Second World War , the Rossoneri strengthened with the Swedish players Gunnar Gren , Gunnar Nordahl and Nils Liedholm , who became known as Gre-No-Li , and found their way back to their old level. The defensive was built around Cesare Maldini and led by Captain Andrea Bonomi; with the accuracy of the striker Nordahl, Milan was able to celebrate the fourth championship in 1951. It was also able to assert itself internationally, in 1951 the Coupe Latine was brought to Milan. In the final they beat Lille OSC . When the South Americans Juan Schiaffino and José Altafini also joined the club in the mid-1950s , the superiority in the Italian league became increasingly clear. In the first 20 years after the end of the war, with one exception, Serie A always reached one of the top three places in the table, with five championship titles to be celebrated.
Promotion to the top European team (1959–1969)
After the 1960/61 season , Nereo Rocco was hired as a coach by sports director Giuseppe Viani . Viani had previously acted as a trainer himself and won a title with Milan, but suffered a heart attack and now retired to a role as sports director. With Rocco and newcomer Gianni Rivera as a formative midfielder, Milan won four national titles. But successes could still be celebrated on an international level. After the Italians failed in the semifinals and the final of the European Cup in 1956 and 1958, respectively, against Spanish representatives Real Madrid , they finally won the most important European title for the first time on May 22, 1963 with a 2-1 final win against Benfica Lisbon .
However, they missed winning the World Cup after losing 1-0 to the winner of the South American club championship FC Santos in the decisive game. Before that, both teams were able to beat their opponents 4-2 at home.
In 1964, AC Milan retired as defending champions in the quarter-finals against eventual finalists Real Madrid. However, it was in 1967 for the first time in club history to win the national cup competition, the final of the Coppa Italia was Calcio Padova 1: beaten 0th After the city rivals Inter had won both the European Champion Clubs' Cup and the World Cup in 1964 and 1965 and thus overtook Milan in terms of the number of successes , the second major international triumph for the Rossoneri followed in 1968 when they beat the German representative Hamburger SV won the European Cup Winners' Cup . A year later, AC Milan won the European Cup for the second time. They clearly beat the Ajax Amsterdam team 4-1. This time, the Milanese remained winners in the duel against the representative from South America and thus won the World Cup for the first time. They beat last year's winner Estudiantes de La Plata from Argentina when they lost 2-1 after a clear 3-0 home win in the second leg. The European club title could not be defended, however, because in the following season they were eliminated in the round of 16 against the eventual tournament winner Feyenoord Rotterdam .
After winning the national cup for the second time in the finals against SSC Napoli in 1972 , they won the cup winners' competition for the second time in 1973. The Leeds United team was defeated in the final. A year later you could defend the Coppa Italia in the final against Juventus Turin . Also in the cup of the cup winners competition they were in the final again, but surprisingly lost 2-0 to the cup winners from the GDR , 1. FC Magdeburg .
At the end of the 1970s, further successes were celebrated, so in 1977 they won the national cup competition for the fourth time, with Milan beating arch-rivals Inter Milan 2-0 in the final. In 1979 , Gianni Rivera's last season, AC Milan won the championship for the tenth time, after the last matchday they were in first place in front of AC Perugia and Juventus Turin.
In 1980 the streak of success ended abruptly when the club and Lazio Rome were sentenced to relegation to Serie B by the Italian Football Association for illegal betting. Even if Milan managed to get promoted again immediately, the club recovered only slowly and had to make their way to the second division again the following year. After relegated to Serie B, he was repeatedly promoted to the top division. Among other things, this was achieved because local rivals Inter loaned the Rossoneri three players, as Milan at the time did not have the financial means to set up a powerful team.
Sacchis "Gli Immortali" (1986–1990)
|1986–1990 season dates|
|Series A 1985/86||7th||26:24||31:29||UEFA Cup 1st round|
|Series A 1986/87||6th||31:21||35:25|
|Series A 1987/88||1.||43:14||45:15||UEFA Cup 2nd round|
|Series A 1988/89||3.||61:25||46:22||European Champion Clubs' Cup|
|Series A 1989/90||2.||56:27||49:19||European Champion Clubs' Cup|
When the Italian entrepreneur Silvio Berlusconi acquired a majority stake in the club in 1986, AC Milan found its way back on the road to success. The team experienced a substantial rebuilding, with Arrigo Sacchi, a coach who preferred an offensive football, was hired. In addition to Roberto Donadoni , the Dutch Ruud Gullit , Marco van Basten and Frank Rijkaard were signed . In addition to these offensive players and the two defenders Franco Baresi and Paolo Maldini , a powerful team developed which began to dominate European club football from the late 1980s.
During this time the team was called Gli Immortali ("The Immortals") . AC Milan won the European Cup , the European Supercup and the World Cup in 1989 after winning the championship for the eleventh time the year before . In the national championship, on the other hand, you had to be content with third place behind city rivals Inter and SSC Napoli at the end of the season .
In 1990 AC Milan successfully defended their title in the European Cup. In the domestic league, however, they had to admit defeat this year and finished second in the final account after SSC Napoli .
Capellos "Gli Invincibili" (1991–1996)
|Season dates 1991-2000|
|Series A 1990/91||2.||46:19||46:19||European Champion's Cup quarter-finals|
|Series A 1991/92||1.||74:21||56:12|
|Series A 1992/93||1.||65:32||50:18||UEFA Champions League Final|
|Series A 1993/94||1.||36:15||50:18||UEFA Champions League winner|
|Series A 1994/95||4th||53:32||60||UEFA Champions League Final|
|Series A 1995/96||1.||60:24||73||UEFA Cup quarter-finals|
|Series A 1996/97||11.||43:44||43||UEFA Champions League group stage|
|Series A 1997/98||10.||37:43||44|
|Series A 1998/99||1.||59:34||70|
|Series A 1999/2000||3.||65:40||61||UEFA Champions League group stage|
|Series A 2000/01||6th||56:46||49||UEFA Champions League 2nd group stage|
1991 Arrigo Sacchi left the club to coach the Italian national football team. Even under his successor Fabio Capello , who in contrast to his predecessor played more defensively, AC Milan remained successful. In addition, with Zvonimir Boban and Dejan Savićević as well as Jean-Pierre Papin came other world class players. But as in the previous year, it was only enough for second place in the national championship. This time the team from Sampdoria Genoa had to be given priority. In the European Cup, too, the Italians failed in the quarter-finals against French champions Olympique Marseille , who later became finalists. After the defending champions did not get past a draw in the first game as hosts, the second leg in Marseille had to be won. When the floodlights in the stadium failed shortly before the end of the game when the French were 1-0, the Italians took this as an opportunity to abandon the game. As a result, the club was banned from all European club competitions for one year for its unauthorized actions.
In the 1991/92 season you could win the Scudetto again after four years . Known as Gli Invicibili ("The Invincible") , Capello's team played very offensive football and remained unbeaten in 58 games throughout the season. Another dominant year followed in the following season ; at the end of the season was again the title win. Again, Capello's team initially showed a very offensive game; Milan won 5-3 against Lazio, 7-3 in Florence, beating Napoli 5-0 and Sampdoria 5-1. However, after Marco van Basten sustained a serious injury (which caused him to resign two years later), this phase ended and Capello completely changed the team's tactics. The third championship title in a row in the 1993/1994 season was then won due to the strong defense around Baresi, Maldini, Costacurta, Tassoti and later Desailly; Milan allowed only 15 goals in 34 games and only scored 36 goals themselves.
From the 1992/93 season, Milan was again allowed to participate in the highest European club competition, which was carried out for the first time under the name UEFA Champions League . In doing so, they immediately made it to the final, where they met the last European conqueror from Marseille. Although AC Milan went into the game as the clear favorite, the revenge for the quarter-final defeat failed two years earlier. Olympique Marseille, on the other hand, celebrated their first win in the European premier class with a narrow 1-0 victory.
In the following year, the Milanese moved into the final again. The team was not able to convince in the preliminary round with its already distinctive defensive football and was able to win just two out of six games, with four draws. For this reason, AC Milan has been considered an outsider again for a long time, as it faced with FC Barcelona a team which, according to many observers, practiced the most aggressive and goal-scoring football of the time. But in the end the expected changing of the guard in European club football did not materialize, AC Milan took over the initiative from the start in the Athens Olympic Stadium in front of 76,000 spectators and clearly defeated their Spanish opponents 4-0.
In 1995, Milan made it to the final of the Champions League for the third time in a row. The now aging stars were defeated by the "young wild ones" from Ajax Amsterdam in Vienna's Ernst Happel Stadium with 0: 1. Patrick Kluivert , who was just 18 at the time, scored the decisive goal shortly before the end of regular time.
With this defeat, a 7-year era came to an end in the European premier league, in which AC Milan played a formative role, which in its dominance could only be compared with that of Real Madrid in the late 1950s. The Italians reached the final five times during this time, and ultimately won three European football crowns.
Milan under Ancelotti (2001–2009)
|Season dates 2001-2009|
|Serie A 2001/02||4th||47:33||55||UEFA Cup semi-finals|
|Serie A 2002/03||3.||65:24||61||UEFA Champions League winner|
|Serie A 2003/04||1.||65:24||82||UEFA Champions League quarter-finals|
|Series A 2004/05||2.||63:28||79||UEFA Champions League Final|
|Serie A 2005/06||3.||85:31||58||UEFA Champions League semi-finals|
|Serie A 2006/07||4th||57:36||61||UEFA Champions League winner|
|Series A 2007/08||5.||66:38||64||UEFA Champions League round of 16|
|Series A 2008/09||3.||70:35||74||UEFA Cup round of 32|
After that, the superiority of AC Milan ended for the time being, as the team was in a state of upheaval. Coach Fabio Capello left the club and was replaced by Óscar Tabárez from Uruguay . Ruud Gullit had already ended his involvement with the club in 1993, Marco van Basten had to end his career due to persistent injury problems, and other stars of earlier years such as Franco Baresi could no longer continue their old performance. New spectacular commitments such as those of Roberto Baggio or George Weah could not close the resulting gaps, which caused the club to suffer a number of surprising defeats in Europe. In 1997 and 1998, the club from northern Italy was far from the successes of the past days, as they could only reach a place in the lower half of the table even at national level. After brief renewed terms of office of Sacchi and Capello , Alberto Zaccheroni was finally hired as coach, who ended the dry spell and led the club to the renewed championship in 1999. Nevertheless, the coaching carousel continued to turn until international success returned with Carlo Ancelotti . After the goalscorer Filippo Inzaghi , Andrij Shevchenko , the creative midfielders Rui Costa , Andrea Pirlo and Clarence Seedorf , as well as defender Alessandro Nesta were signed in the following years , Milan was once again one of the strongest teams in Europe and reached after 2002 won the national cup competition for the fifth time, and finally in 2003 for the eighth time in the club's history the final of the Champions League. Here they won on penalties against league rivals Juventus Turin and were able to secure the most valuable title in Europe for the sixth time. In the 2003/04 season , AC Milan retired as defending champions in the quarter-finals against Deportivo La Coruña . After the first leg at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium was won 4-1, they surprisingly lost the second leg at the Estadio Riazor with 0-4. Nationally, however, the season was more enjoyable and in 2004 the 17th championship was celebrated. Andrij Shevchenko was the top scorer with 24 goals this season.
In the 2004/05 season , AC Milan was again in the final of the Champions League, where the opponent was Liverpool this time . This game would go down as one of the most memorable in the history of the European Championship. After the big favorite from Italy initially dominated his opponent at will and led with three goals at half time, the English fought their way back into the game and reached extra time. After this did not bring a decision, the winner was determined on penalties, in which Milan finally lost the game, which was believed to be safe.
A year later, AC Milan reached the semi-finals of the Champions League , but had to admit defeat to eventual winners FC Barcelona.
In May 2006, the Italian league was shaken by a scandal in which Juventus Turin and AC Milan were involved. As a consequence, the Milan club were deducted 44 points for the 2005/06 season just ended. As a result, Milan lost second place and the associated direct qualification for the Champions League 2006/07 . An appeals court, however, softened the judge's verdict and reduced the penalty to 30 points, whereby the club still took third place in the table and was at least able to reach the Champions League via the qualifying round. In addition, the club got a deduction of 15 points for the following season 2006/07, which was reduced to eight points after the appointment.
Despite this arduous detour, Milan reached the final of the Champions League again in the 2006/07 season , where Liverpool FC, the final opponent of Istanbul, was waiting. But unlike in the legendary final of 2005, the Rossoneri kept the better end to themselves and deservedly won 2-1 with two goals from Filippo Inzaghi . In August of the same year, AC Milan was able to add the fifth win of the UEFA Super Cup to its seventh triumph in the premier class when the reigning UEFA Cup winners FC Sevilla were defeated 3-1 in Monaco .
On December 16, 2007, AC Milan won the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time , with the 2007 Copa Libertadores winner , the Boca Juniors , being beaten 4-2 in Yokohama . The 2007/08 season ended on a disappointing fifth place in the table, which meant that the 2008/09 season missed the Champions League . In the UEFA Cup , they prevailed against FC Zurich in the first round , while in the group stage they faced SC Heerenveen , Sporting Braga , FC Portsmouth and VfL Wolfsburg . Already in the sixteenth finals, the Rossoneri surprisingly eliminated against Werder Bremen .
The 18th Scudetto (2010-2012)
|Season dates 2010–2012|
|Series A 2010/11||1.||65:24||82||UEFA Champions League round of 16|
|Series A 2011/12||2.||74:33||80||UEFA Champions League quarter-finals|
Before the 2010/11 season , Massimiliano Allegri was a new coach, and the squad was strengthened with new players. For the offensive the strikers Zlatan Ibrahimović and Robinho were signed , for the winter transfer period in December also the Italian international Antonio Cassano and in January the internationally experienced Mark van Bommel . Together with top performers such as Thiago Silva , Alessandro Nesta , Gennaro Gattuso , Clarence Seedorf , Andrea Pirlo and Alexandre Pato , a team was formed which after seven years was able to secure the 18th championship title three game days before the end of the season.
In the Champions League, however, the Milanese were eliminated in the round of 16 against Tottenham Hotspur . In the following season 2011/12 you just had to admit defeat Juventus Turin in the championship . In the Champions League , the Milanese reached the quarter-finals against FC Barcelona .
|Season dates 2012–2020|
|Series A 2012/13||3.||67:39||72||UEFA Champions League round of 16|
|Series A 2013/14||8th.||57:49||57||UEFA Champions League round of 16|
|Series A 2014/15||10.||56:50||52|
|Series A 2015/16||7th||49:43||57|
|Series A 2016/17||6th||57:45||63|
|Series A 2017/18||6th||56:42||64||UEFA Europa League round of 16|
|Series A 2018/19||5.||55:36||68||UEFA Europa League group stage|
|Serie A 2019/20||6th||63:46||66|
A change was then initiated with the aim of rejuvenating the aging team. For the 2012/13 season , club icons such as Gennaro Gattuso , Alessandro Nesta , Filippo Inzaghi and Clarence Seedorf left the club or ended their careers. AC Milan reached third place this season with a final sprint, but failed again in the Champions League at FC Barcelona .
The 2013/14 season was to be one of the most disappointing in modern times for the club, and the return of the former heart of Kaká did not change that much. Clarence Seedorf succeeded the dismissed Massimiliano Allegri for the rest of the season in January 2014, but remained unlucky and so they only reached 8th place, while they were eliminated in the Champions League in the round of 16 against eventual finalists Atlético Madrid . Due to the missed European Cup, Kaká left the club again after a year.
For the 2014/15 season , the former Milan striker and subsequent youth coach Filippo Inzaghi became the first team coach on June 10, 2014. Goalkeeper Diego Lopez , midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura and strikers Jérémy Ménez and Fernando Torres have been signed. They started the new season successfully, after the first ten games they were in the top positions. After a mixed second half of the season marked by injuries, Milan only finished in 10th place; thus the international places were missed for the second year in a row. At the end of the 2015/16 season, the club finished 7th and thus the first non-qualifying place for the European Cup. In the Coppa Italia Milan and Siniša Mihajlović failed in the final at Juventus Turin. In the 2016/17 season, with Vincenzo Montella in sixth place, the club reached a place in the European Cup for the first time after a three-year break.
On November 27, 2017, coach Vincenzo Montella was sacked after 20 points in 14 Serie A games. His successor was the former Milan player Gennaro Gattuso , with whom they finished the season in 6th place and thus qualified for the Europa League.
In June 2018, AC Milan was banned from the European Cup for two years by UEFA for violating the Financial Fair Play regulations after the club recorded a transfer minus of € 255 million between 2015 and 2017. Milan has appealed this judgment to the International Court of Justice for Sports . The latter found that the penalty for the violation was disproportionate and granted the objection. AC Milan can now participate in the UEFA Europa League in the 2018/19 season .
On May 28, 2019, the club announced that coach Gennaro Gattuso and sporting director Leonardo would leave AC Milan. Gattuso still had a contract until 2021. Milan finished fifth in the 2018/19 season and qualified for the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League , but they missed the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League by one point behind city rivals Inter Milan. On June 28, AC Milan was banned from participating in the Europa League. This was announced by the International Court of Sport (CAS) in Lausanne . The club was banned for serious violations of UEFA's financial fair play rules.
Game and training facilities
The first venue was the Trotter on the Piazza Doria from 1900 to 1903 , the Acquabella on Corso Indipendenza from 1903 to 1905 , the Campo di Porta Monforte from 1906 to 1914 , the Velodromo Sempione from 1914 to 1920 and the Campo di Viale from 1920 to 1926 Lombardia .
In 1925, Milan's club president Piero Pirelli decided on a new stadium and had the San Siro built within 13 months. Since then, the stadium has hosted numerous major sporting events, such as the soccer world championships in 1934 and 1990 , the soccer championship in 1980 and eleven European cup finals to date. It was originally owned by AC Milan, but the stadium has been shared between the two Milanese clubs since 1947. The inauguration took place on September 19, 1926 with a friendly game between Milan and Inter.
From October 1941 to June 1945, during the Second World War, Milan played in the Arena Civica , because the San Siro was inaccessible for many Rossoneri fans due to the lack of electricity.
The official stadium name was given after a renovation in March 1980 in honor of the football player Giuseppe Meazza , who played for both Milanese clubs. The name San Siro, which is still frequently used by the supporters, is also the name of the district in which the stadium is located.
The San Siro is one of European football association UEFA in the category 4 ( Elite Stadium ) is arranged stadium and one of the largest in Europe. Since construction began, the stadium has been modernized several times and currently offers 77,668 spectators. It also houses fan shops, restaurants and a museum of the two Milanese clubs.
Centro Sportivo Milanello
The Centro Sportivo Milanello training and education center is located northwest of Milan in the province of Varese . The training facilities and the sports medicine center Milan-Lab are located on an area of 160,000 m² . It is considered one of the most prestigious and innovative European sports centers.
AC Milan has numerous training camps in Italy and other countries in Europe and in America , North Africa and the Middle East . To date, many later club greats, record and former and current national players have emerged from the youth departments, including world-famous names such as Paolo Maldini , Franco Baresi , Giovanni Trapattoni , Demetrio Albertini and Alessandro Costacurta . There are currently seven players from their own youth in the squad of the professional team, as well as seven former youth players in the squad of the Italian national team.
Successes of the youth teams
- Italian Primavera Championship : 1964/65
- Italian Primavera Cup : 1984/85, 2009/10
- Torneo di Viareggio : 1949, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1999, 2001, 2014
- Campionato Berretti: 1971/72, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1984/85, 1989/90, 1993/94, 2008/09
Fans and followers
The organized fan groups can traditionally be found in the Curva Sud of the stadium. One of her songs is the Milanese anthem O mia bela Madunina with the refrain “… ma Milan è un gran Milan” (… but Milan is a big Milan).
The Fossa dei Leoni ( German cave of the lions ) was an Ultrà group founded in 1968 and had up to 10,000 members. In contrast to the Commando Tigre founded in 1967 and the Brigate Rossonere founded in 1975, it was apolitical due to its size. There was an agreement between the Fossa dei Leoni and the Brigate Rossonere that stipulated that politics had no place in the stadium. This agreement still exists between all groups today.
In 2005, the Fossa dei Leoni was dissolved after disputes occurred within the curve. The groups of the Curva Sud came together under the leadership of the Brigate Rossonere to form the Curva Sud Milano . Only the Commando Tigre still existed as an independent large group on the south curve until it disbanded in 2016.
AC Milan is part of one of the most famous football derbies in the world, the Milan City Derby. The Derby della Madonnina , which was named after the statue of the Madonna on the central spire of the Milan Cathedral and, unlike many other derbies, is not characterized by geographical, cultural or political contrasts, but is particularly explosive because Inter Milan comes from the older Milan emerged, both clubs share the stadium and the clubs are equally successful nationally and internationally. Milan is the only city that is home to two Champions League winners.
Both clubs and Juventus Turin have been regular competitors for the Italian championship since the beginning of the Italian first division.
One of the classics of Italian football is the duel between AC Milan, the most successful Italian club at international level, and Juventus Turin , the record champions of Serie A.
The rivalry is characterized by the fact that the two Italian clubs with the most title wins and the largest fan base in Italy meet each other in these games.
Both clubs faced each other on May 28, 2003 in the UEFA Champions League final, which AC Milan won 0-0 after extra time and 3-2 on penalties.
Financial situation and ownership
The Associazione Calcio Milan SpA was held from April 2017 to July 2018 with 99.93 percent by a consortium led by President Li Yonghong through the Luxembourg company Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux S.à rl , after it had an almost 100 percent ownership from 1986 to 2017 Subsidiary of the Italian holding company Fininvest around Silvio Berlusconi was.
On August 5, 2016, Fininvest announced that it had partnered with the Chinese investor consortium Sino-Europe Sports Investment Management Changxing Co. Ltd. agreed on the sale of all of their shares in the club (corresponding to 99.93%) and signed a preliminary contract. In addition to the main investor Li Yonghong, who is also chairman, the state fund Haixia Capital and, in the future, other private and state donors are also involved in the consortium. In the contract, the club is valued at € 740 million, taking into account its € 220 million debt. The consortium pledged to invest a total of 350 million euros in the association over the next three years. The purchase was completed in April 2017.
Subsidiaries belonging to the association are Milan Real Estate SpA (100%), Milan Entertainment Srl (100%), Fondazione Milan - Onlus (100%), MI Stadio Srl (50%) and Asansiro Srl (45%).
In the 2015/16 season, AC Milan generated sales of 214.7 million euros, making it the third football club in Italy with the highest sales ; The club ranks 16th in this category worldwide.
On July 9, 2018, the US investment company Elliott Management Corporation took over the management and majority of the company after the consortium led by Li Yonghong through the Luxembourg company Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux S.à rl failed to repay the loan to Elliott, as well as the financial Could no longer guarantee obligations to the association.
Milan TV is the subscription-based television broadcaster. The program includes daily news from the club and the world of football, reports, portraits, interviews, live images from team training, the broadcast of football classics from previous years as well as the transmission of numerous games from Serie A , Champions League , Coppa Italia and the youth teams.
The Fondazione Milan Onlus is a foundation that is financed by the association as well as sponsors and donations. Its aim is to put the social and cultural values of sport in general and of the club in particular at the service of society. The foundation, which operates around the world, primarily operates projects in the areas of schooling and professional training for young people, human rights, education, sport, humanitarian aid in developing countries and maintaining relationships between national and international institutions.
Suppliers and sponsors
In 1987 Milan signed an advertising contract with Mediolanum , who placed their lettering on their jerseys. It was followed by Motta (1992–1994), Opel (1994–2006), Bwin (2006–2010) and Emirates (2010–).
|1981-1982||Linea Milan||Italiana Manifatture|
Club colors and crests
AC Milan has been wearing the colors red and black since it was founded in 1899, with white or black trousers and black socks. The away shirt is traditionally kept in white. Today's club coat of arms combines the colors of the club and those of the city of Milan , it shows the acronym ACM in the upper part and the year of foundation 1899 in the lower part.
facts and figures
In terms of total international title wins, AC Milan is one of the most successful football clubs in the world. In the most important European club competition alone, Milan have made it into the finals eleven times and been victorious seven times. Traditionally, title wins are celebrated on the Piazza del Duomo .
|Italian championship||18th||1901 , 1906 , 1907 , 1950/51 , 1954/55 , 1956/57 , 1958/59 , 1961/62 , 1967/68 , 1978/79 , 1987/88 , 1991/92 , 1992/93 , 1993/94 , 1995/96 , 1998/99 , 2003/04 , 2010/11|
|Italian Cup||5||1966/67 , 1971/72 , 1972/73 , 1976/77 , 2002/03|
|Italian Supercup||7th||1988 , 1992 , 1993 , 1994 , 2004 , 2011 , 2016|
|Medaglia del Re||3||1900, 1901, 1902|
European Champion Clubs' Cup /
UEFA Champions League
|7th||1962/63 , 1968/69 , 1988/89 , 1989/90 , 1993/94 , 2002/03 , 2006/07|
|UEFA Super Cup||5||1989 , 1990 , 1994 , 2003 , 2007|
|UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||2||1967/68 , 1972/73|
|Coppa Latina||2||1951, 1956|
|World cup||3||1969 , 1989 , 1990|
|FIFA Club World Cup||1||2007|
Ballon d'Or (European Footballer of the Year) (8)
- Gianni Rivera (1969)
- Ruud Gullit (1987)
- Marco van Basten (1988, 1989, 1992)
- George Weah (1995)
- Andrij Shevchenko (2004)
- Kaká (2007)
- Paolo Maldini 2007 (Best Defender)
- Clarence Seedorf 2007 (Best Midfielder)
- Kaká 2005 (Best Midfielder), 2007 (Best Striker), 2007 (UEFA Footballer of the Year)
- Alexandre Pato 2009 (Best Striker)
- Carlo Ancelotti 2003 (UEFA Coach of the Year), 2007 (UEFA Coach of the Year)
- Kaká (2007)
World Soccer (11)
- AC Milan 1989, 1994, 2003 (Team of the Year)
- Ruud Gullit 1987, 1989 (Player of the Year)
- Marco van Basten 1988, 1992 (Player of the Year)
- Paolo Maldini 1994 (Player of the Year)
- Kaká 2007 (Player of the Year)
- Arrigo Sacchi 1989 (Coach of the Year)
- Carlo Ancelotti 2003 (Coach of the Year)
FIFA Order of Merit : (1)
- Paolo Maldini (2008)
Top scorer (17) (record)
- Aldo Boffi : 19 ( 1938/39 ), 24 ( 1939/40 ), 22 ( 1941/42 )
- Gunnar Nordahl : 35 ( 1949/50 ), 34 ( 1950/51 ), 26 ( 1952/53 ), 23 ( 1953/54 ), 27 ( 1954/55 )
- José Altafini : 22 ( 1961/62 )
- Pierino Prati : 15 ( 1967/68 )
- Gianni Rivera : 17 ( 1972/73 )
- Pietro Paolo Virdis : 17 ( 1986/87 )
- Marco van Basten : 19 ( 1989/90 ), 25 ( 1991/92 )
- Andrij Shevchenko : 24 ( 1999/2000 ), 24 ( 2003/04 )
- Zlatan Ibrahimović : 28 ( 2011/12 )
- Franco Baresi (1990)
- Frank Rijkaard (1992)
- Daniele Massaro (1994)
- Kaká (2004, 2007)
- Zlatan Ibrahimović (2011)
|No.||Nat.||Surname||Date of birth||in the team since||Contract until|
|90||Antonio Donnarumma||July 7, 1990||2017||2021|
|99||Gianluigi Donnarumma||February 25, 1999||2013||2021|
|2||Davide Calabria||December 6, 1996||2006||2022|
|12||Andrea Conti||March 2, 1994||2017||2022|
|13||Alessio Romagnoli||January 12, 1995||2015||2022|
|19th||Theo Hernández||October 6, 1997||2019||2024|
|22nd||Mateo Musacchio||August 26, 1990||2017||2021|
|24||Simon Kjaer||March 26, 1989||2020||2022|
|43||Léo Duarte||July 17, 1996||2019||2024|
|93||Diego Laxalt||February 7, 1993||2018||2022|
|4th||Ismaël Bennacer||December 1, 1997||2019||2024|
|10||Hakan Çalhanoğlu||February 8, 1994||2017||2021|
|33||Rade Krunić||October 7, 1993||2019||2024|
|39||Lucas Paquetá||August 27, 1997||2019||2023|
|56||Alexis Saelemaekers||June 27, 1999||2020||2024|
|79||Franck Kessié||December 19, 1996||2017||2022|
|7th||Samu Castillejo||January 18, 1995||2018||2023|
|17th||Rafael Leão||June 10, 1999||2019||2024|
|18th||Ante Rebić||September 21, 1993||2019||2021|
|21st||Zlatan Ibrahimović||3rd October 1981||2020||2020|
|As of August 27, 2020|
Squad changes for the 2020/21 season
|Summer break /
|Asmir Begović||Bournemouth AFC (Loan)|
|Head coach||Stefano Pioli|
|Assistant coach||Giacomo Murelli|
|Technical assistant||Daniele Bonera|
|Fitness trainer||Matteo Osti|
|Team manager||Andrea Romeo|
|Youth coach||Federico Giunti|
|Club doctor||Stefano Mazzoni|
|Chief Executive Officer||Ivan Gazidis|
|technical director||Paolo Maldini|
|Sports director||Frederic Massara|
|Chief scout||Geoffrey Moncada|
|Chief Communications Officer||Fabio Guadagnini|
|Chief Operating Officer||Angela Zucca|
|Junior Director||Angelo Carbone|
|Brand ambassadors||Franco Baresi|
- Ignazio Abate
- Christian Abbiati
- Francesco Acerbi
- Demetrio Albertini
- Enrico Albertosi
- David Allison
- José Altafini
- Massimo Ambrosini
- Marco Amelia
- Carlo Ancelotti
- Antonio Angelillo
- Carlo Annovazzi
- Angelo Anquilletti
- Luca Antonelli
- Roberto Antonelli
- Giuseppe Antonini
- Luca Antonini
- Alberto Aquilani
- Pietro Arcari
- Carlos Bacca
- Roberto Baggio
- Tiemoué Bakayoko
- Mario Balotelli
- Franco Baresi
- Paolo Barison
- Gianangelo Barzan
- Marco van Basten
- Sergio Battistini
- David Beckham
- Asmir Begović
- Romeo Benetti
- Andrea Bertolacci
- Oliver Bierhoff
- Lucas Biglia
- Alberto Bigon
- Valter Birsa
- Kevin-Prince Boateng
- Zvonimir Boban
- Aldo Boffi
- Lorenzo Buffon
- Mark van Bommel
- Giacomo Bonaventure
- Daniele Bonera
- Giuseppe Bonizzoni
- Andrea Bonomi
- Leonardo Bonucci
- Stefano Borgonovo
- Fabio Borini
- Marco Borriello
- Antonio Bortoletti
- Cristian Brocchi
- Pietro Bronzini
- Ruben Buriani
- Renzo Burini
- Mattia Caldara
- Paolo Di Canio
- Fabio Capello
- Gino Cappello
- Antonio Cassano
- Riccardo Carapellese
- Alessio Cerci
- Aldo Cevenini
- Luciano Chiarugi
- Fulvio Collovati
- Kévin Constant
- Cosmin Contra
- Alex Costa
- Rui Costa
- Alessandro Costacurta
- Hernán Crespo
- Bryan Cristante
- Fabio Cudicini
- Patrick Cutrone
- Oscar Damiani
- Mario David
- Edgar Davids
- Marcel Desailly
- Roberto Donadoni
- Urby Emanuelson
- Michael Essien
- Alberico Evani
- Mathieu Flamini
- Paulo Futre
- Giuseppe Galderisi
- Filippo Galli
- Giovanni Galli
- Gennaro Gattuso
- Eric Gerets
- Giorgio Ghezzi
- Alcides Ghiggia
- Alberto Gilardino
- Gunnar Gren
- Ruud Gullit
- Kurt Hamrin
- Mark Hateley
- Louis Van Hege
- Thomas Helveg
- Gonzalo Higuaín
- Keisuke Honda
- Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
- Hans Walter Imhoff
- Filippo Inzaghi
- Marek Jankulovski
- Nigel de Jong
- Kacha Kaladze
- Herbert Kilpin
- Patrick Kluivert
- Bojan Krkić
- Juraj Kucka
- Pietro Lana
- Brian Laudrup
- Jens Lehmann
- Gianluigi Lentini
- Nils Liedholm
- Manuel Locatelli
- Giovanni Lodetti
- Ezio Loik
- Diego Lopez
- Maxi Lopez
- Mario Magnozzi
- Aldo Maldera
- Cesare Maldini
- Paolo Maldini
- Daniele Massaro
- Alessandro Matri
- Giuseppe Meazza
- Jérémy Ménez
- Alexander Merkel
- Djamel Mesbah
- Philippe Mexès
- Guido Moda
- Riccardo Montolivo
- Sulley Muntari
- Alessandro Nesta
- M'Baye Niang
- Antonio Nocerino
- Gunnar Nordahl
- Massimo Oddo
- Gabriel Paletta
- Alberto Paloschi
- Christian Panucci
- Jean-Pierre Papin
- Alexandre Pato
- Andrea Pazzagli
- Giampaolo Pazzini
- Luigi Perversi
- Andrea Petagna
- Krzysztof Piątek
- Andrea Pirlo
- Gino Pivatelli
- Andrea Poli
- Pierino Prati
- Ettore Puricelli
- Gerolamo Radice
- Luigi Radice
- Adil Rami
- Fernando Redondo
- Pepe Reina
- Carlo Rigotti
- Frank Rijkaard
- Gianni Rivera
- Giuseppe Rizzi
- Francesco Romano
- Roberto Rosato
- Giorgio Rossano
- Sebastiano Rossi
- Paolo Rossi
- Giuseppe Sabadini
- Marco Sala
- Sandro Salvadore
- Giuseppe Santagostino
- Riccardo Saponara
- Dejan Savićević
- Alessandro Scarioni
- Mattia De Sciglio
- Andrij Shevchenko
- Juan Schiaffino
- Karl-Heinz Schnellinger
- Clarence Seedorf
- Abdon Sgarbi
- Stephan El Shaarawy
- Thiago Silva
- Matías Silvestre
- Marco Simone
- Francesco Soldera
- Angelo Sormani
- José Ernesto Sosa
- Jaap Stam
- Marco Storari
- Adel Taarabt
- Taye Taiwo
- Mauro Tassotti
- Max Tobias
- Paolo Todeschini
- Omero Tognon
- Jon Dahl Tomasson
- Fernando Torres
- Giovanni Trapattoni
- Renzo De Vecchi
- Walter De Vecchi
- Patrick Vieira
- Pietro Paolo Virdis
- Paul Arnold Walty
- George Weah
- Ray Wilkins
- Mario Yepes
- Cristian Zaccardo
- Francesco Zagatti
- Gianluca Zambrotta
- Cristián Zapata
- Christian goat
Status: End of the 2019/20 season, players in bold are still active in the club
- In all competitions: Paolo Maldini , 902.
- Italian League: Paolo Maldini, 647.
- Italian Cup: Franco Baresi , 97.
- Italian Supercup: Alessandro Costacurta , 6; Paolo Maldini 6.
- European Cup: Paolo Maldini, 168.
- Youngest player in the 1st team: Paolo Maldini, 16 years and 208 days (against Udinese Calcio , January 20, 1985).
- Youngest player in the UEFA Champions League : Bryan Cristante, 16 years and 279 days (against FC Viktoria Plzeň , 6 December 2011).
- Oldest player in the 1st team: Alessandro Costacurta, 41 years and 25 days (against Udinese Calcio , May 19, 2007).
- Longest career in the club: Paolo Maldini, 24 years and 132 days (January 20, 1985 to May 31, 2009).
- After Franco Baresi and Paolo Maldini's careers ended, their shirt numbers were no longer awarded for the time being due to their merits and loyalty to the club.
- In all competitions: Gunnar Nordahl , 221.
- Italian League: Gunnar Nordahl, 210.
- Italian Cup: Gianni Rivera , 28.
- Italian Supercup: Andrij Shevchenko , 3rd
- European Cup: Filippo Inzaghi , 41.
- Most goals in one season: Gunnar Nordahl, 38 ( 1950/51 ).
- Most games without a hit: Luigi Perversi, 341.
- Youngest goalscorer: Gianni Rivera, 17 years and 80 days (against Juventus Turin , November 6, 1960).
- Oldest goalscorer: Alessandro Costacurta , 41 years and 25 days (against Udinese Calcio , May 19, 2007).
|7th||Marco van Basten||1987-1995||90||13||17th||2||124|
|Ante Girone Unico||380||191||70||119||823||544|
|International (UEFA and FIFA)|
|European Champion Clubs' Cup /
UEFA Champions League
|UEFA Cup /
UEFA Europa League
|UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||30th||17th||10||3||47||20th|
|UEFA Super Cup||12||7th||3||2||13||11|
World Cup /
FIFA Club World Cup
|Exhibition cities cup||13||5||3||5||11||13|
|Status: end of season 2019/20|
- First game - 2-0 against SEF Mediolanum , Medaglia del Re , March 11, 1900.
- First championship game - 3-0 against FBC Torinese, April 15, 1900.
- First cup game - 7-1 against Rivalorese, January 6, 1927.
- First European Cup game - 3: 4 against 1. FC Saarbrücken , European Champion's Cup , November 1st, 1955.
- Most championship wins in one season - 28 in 38 games, ( 2005/06 )
- Fewest championship wins in one season - 5 in 30 games, ( 1976/77 )
- Biggest championship win - 9-0 against US Palermo , Serie A , February 18, 1951
- Highest Coppa Italia win - 8: 1 against Calcio Padova , September 13, 1958
- Biggest win in the European Cup - 8-0 against Union Luxemburg , September 12, 1962 European Cup
- Most championship losses - 15 in 34 games, ( 1930/31 )
- Fewest championship defeats - unbeaten in 34 games, ( 1991/92 )
- Biggest championship defeat - 0: 5 against AS Roma , 3 May 1998
- Biggest Coppa Italia defeat - 0: 5 against Fiorentina on April 13, 1940, 0: 5 against FC Turin on May 16, 1943
- Biggest defeat in the European Cup - 0: 6 against Ajax Amsterdam , January 16, 1974 European Supercup
- Most goals scored in a championship season - 118 in 38 games, ( 1949/50 )
- Fewest goals scored in a championship season - 21 in 30 games, ( 1981/82 )
- Most goals conceded in a season - 62 in 34 games, ( 1932/33 )
- Fewest goals conceded in one season - 12 in 30 games, ( 1968/69 )
- Most points in a season (2 per win) - 60 in 38 games, ( 1950/51 )
- Least points in a season (2 per win) - 24 in 30 games, ( 1981/82 )
- Most points in a season (3 per win) - 82 in 34 games, ( 2003/04 ), 82 in 38 games, ( 2010/11 ),
- Least points in a season (3 per win) - 43 in 34 games, ( 1996/97 )
- First trainer: Herbert Kilpin , from 1899 to 1906.
- Longest terms of office:
- Most games as coach: Nereo Rocco coached the club over 459 games (323 as coach and 136 as technical director).
|Term of office||Surname|
Hermann Felsner , József Bánás
Guido Ara , Antonio Busini
|Term of office||Surname|
|Term of office||Surname|
|Term of office||Surname|
|Term of office||Surname|
|1986||Rosario Lo Verde|
The women's football team has existed since 2018 and ended the 2018/19 season in Serie A , the top division for women, in third place in the table.
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