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A.C. Milan

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A.C. Milan
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Full nameAssociazione Calcio Milan SpA
Nickname(s)I Rossoneri (The Red and Blacks)

Il Diavolo (The Devil)

Casciavit (Lombard for: Screwdrivers)
Founded16th December 1899 (119 years ago)
GroundSan Siro
ChairmanPaolo Scaroni
ManagerStefano Pioli
LeagueSerie A

A.C. Milan is an Italian football club in Milan.

They were started in 1899 by two Englishmen, Herbet Kilpin and Alfred Edwards after a heavy drinking session in the Fiaschetteria Toscana tavern in Milan.

Herbet Kilpin became the first team coach and captain whilst Alfred Edwards became the first club president.

Their first name was Milan Cricket and Football Club. They have won the Serie A football league 18 times and the Coppa Italia football cup 5 times. They have won more trophies than any Italian club except for Juventus. In the 2005/06 season, they were punished for setting up the results. They started the 2006/07 season with an 8-point deficit, but they managed to end up fourth and win the UEFA Champions League qualification games. A.C.Milan won the 2006/07 UEFA Champions League in the final at Athens versus Liverpool. 2 to 1 was the score for the Italian team.

They play at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, also known as San Siro because Giuseppe Meazza was a star playing for arch rival, Inter Milan.

The club was founded by as Milan Football and Cricket Club by an Englishman named Herbert Kilpin. Because of its English origins, in both English and Italian, the club uses the English name "Milan" instead of the Italian name Milano. A similar naming convention exists for Genoa CFC, which uses the name "Genoa" instead of Genova because of its English origins.

  • 1899-1919 Milan Cricket and Football Club
  • 1919-1938 Milan Football Club
  • 1938-1945 Associazione Calcio Milano
  • 1945-present Associazione Calcio Milan
Milan captain Paolo Maldini lifting the European Cup after they won the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League

League position

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Season League Position
2000/01 Serie A 6th
2001/02 Serie A 4th
2002/03 Serie A 3rd
2003/04 Serie A Champions
2004/05 Serie A 2nd
2005/06 Serie A 3rd
2006/07 Serie A 4th
2007/08 Serie A 5th
2008/09 Serie A 3rd
2009/10 Serie A 3rd
2010/11 Serie A 1st
2011/12 Serie A 2nd
2012/13 Serie A 3rd
2013/14 Serie A 8th
2014/15 Serie A 10th
2015/16 Serie A 7th

Former position

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First team squad

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As of 5 October 2020[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Romania Romania Ciprian Tătărușanu
2 DF Italy Italy Davide Calabria
4 MF Algeria Algeria Ismaël Bennacer
5 DF Portugal Portugal Diogo Dalot (on loan from Manchester United)[2]
7 MF Spain Spain Samu Castillejo
8 MF Italy Italy Sandro Tonali (on loan from Brescia)[3]
10 MF Turkey Turkey Hakan Çalhanoğlu
11 FW Sweden Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović
12 FW Croatia Croatia Ante Rebić
13 DF Italy Italy Alessio Romagnoli (captain)[4]
14 DF Italy Italy Andrea Conti
15 MF Norway Norway Jens Petter Hauge
17 FW Portugal Portugal Rafael Leão
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF France France Theo Hernandez
20 DF France France Pierre Kalulu
21 MF Spain Spain Brahim Díaz (on loan from Real Madrid)[5]
22 DF Argentina Argentina Mateo Musacchio
24 DF Denmark Denmark Simon Kjær
27 FW Italy Italy Daniel Maldini
33 MF Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Rade Krunić
43 DF Brazil Brazil Léo Duarte
46 DF Italy Italy Matteo Gabbia
56 MF Belgium Belgium Alexis Saelemaekers
79 MF Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Franck Kessié
90 GK Italy Italy Antonio Donnarumma
99 GK Italy Italy Gianluigi Donnarumma (vice-captain)

Out on loan

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Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Italy Italy Alessandro Plizzari (at Reggina until 30 June 2021)
DF Italy Italy Gabriele Bellodi (at Alessandria until 30 June 2022)
DF Germany Germany Lenny Borges (at Bayern Munich II until 30 June 2021)
DF Italy Italy Mattia Caldara (at Atalanta until 30 June 2021)
DF Italy Italy Gabriele Galardi (at Viterbese until 30 June 2021)
DF Uruguay Uruguay Diego Laxalt (at Celtic until 30 June 2021)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy Italy Marco Brescianini (at Virtus Entella until 30 June 2021)
MF Italy Italy Alessandro Sala (at Cesena until 30 June 2021)
MF Italy Italy Tommaso Pobega (at Spezia until 30 June 2021)
FW Italy Italy Gabriele Capanni (at Cesena until 30 June 2021)
FW Italy Italy Frank Tsadjout (at Cittadella until 30 June 2021)

Retired numbers

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No. Player Nationality Position Milan debut Last match Ref
3* Paolo Maldini  Italy Centre back / Left back 25 January 1985 31 May 2009
6 Franco Baresi  Italy Sweeper 23 April 1978 1 June 1997

* Might be restored for one of his two sons, should either of them play professionally for the club.

Coaching staff

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As of 9 October 2019[6][7]
Position Name
Manager Stefano Pioli
Assistant manager Giacomo Murelli
Technical coaches Daniele Bonera
Davide Lucarelli
Gianmarco Pioli
Luciano Vulcano
Fitness coaches Loca Monguzzi
Matteo Osti
Roberto Peressutti
Marco Vago
Goalkeeping coaches Luigi Turci
Emiliano Betti
Team manager Andrea Romeo

Presidents and managers

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Presidential history

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Milan has had numerous presidents over the course of its history, some of whom have been owners of the club while others have been honorary presidents. Here is a complete list of them.

Name Years
Alfred Edwards 1899–1909
Piero Pirelli 1909–1928
Luigi Ravasco 1928–1930
Mario Benazzoli 1930–1933
Commission 1933
Luigi Ravasco 1933–1935
Pietro Annoni 1935–1936
Regency 1936
Emilio Colombo 1936–1939
Achille Invernizzi 1939–1940
Commission 1940–1944
Name Years
Regency 1944–1945
Umberto Trabattoni 1945–1954
Andrea Rizzoli 1954–1963
Felice Riva 1963–1965
Commission 1965–1966
Luigi Carraro 1966–1967
Franco Carraro 1967–1971
Federico Sordillo 1971–1972
Albino Buticchi 1972–1975
Bruno Pardi 1975–1976
Vittorio Duina 1976–1977
Name Years
Felice Colombo 1977–1980
Gaetano Morazzoni 1980–1982
Giuseppe Farina 1982–1986
Rosario Lo Verde 1986
Silvio Berlusconi 1986–2004
Regency 2004–2006
Silvio Berlusconi 2006–2008
Regency 2008–2017
Li Yonghong 2017–2018
Paolo Scaroni 2018–

Managerial history

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Nereo Rocco, the most successful manager in the history of A.C. Milan with 10 trophies.

Below is a list of Milan coaches from 1900 until the present day.

Name Nationality Years
Herbert Kilpin England 1900–1908
Daniele Angeloni Italy 1906–1907
Technical Commission Italy 1907–1910
Giovanni Camperio Italy 1910–1911
Technical Commission Italy 1911–1914
Guido Moda Italy 1915–1922
Ferdi Oppenheim Austria 1922–1924
Vittorio Pozzo Italy 1924–1926
Guido Moda Italy 1926
Herbert Burgess England 1926–1928
Engelbert König Austria 1928–1931
József Bánás Hungary 1931–1933
József Viola Hungary 1933–1934
Adolfo Baloncieri Italy 1934–1937
William Garbutt England 1937
Hermann Felsner
József Bánás
József Viola Hungary 1938–1940
Guido Ara
Antonio Busini
Mario Magnozzi Italy 1941–1943
Giuseppe Santagostino Italy 1943–1945
Adolfo Baloncieri Italy 1945–1946
Giuseppe Bigogno Italy 1946–1949
Lajos Czeizler Hungary 1949–1952
Gunnar Gren Sweden 1952
Mario Sperone Italy 1952–1953
Béla Guttmann Hungary 1953–1954
Antonio Busini Italy 1954
Hector Puricelli Uruguay 1954–1956
Giuseppe Viani Italy 1957–1960
Paolo Todeschini Italy 1960–1961
Nereo Rocco Italy 1961–1963
Luis Carniglia Argentina 1963–1964
Nils Liedholm Sweden 1963–1966
Giovanni Cattozzo Italy 1966
Arturo Silvestri Italy 1966–1967
Nereo Rocco Italy 1967–1972
Cesare Maldini Italy 1973–1974
Name Nationality Years
Giovanni Trapattoni Italy 1974
Gustavo Giagnoni Italy 1974–1975
Nereo Rocco Italy 1975
Paolo Barison Italy 1975–1976
Giovanni Trapattoni Italy 1976
Giuseppe Marchioro Italy 1976–1977
Nereo Rocco Italy 1977
Nils Liedholm Sweden 1977–1979
Massimo Giacomini Italy 1979–1981
Italo Galbiati Italy 1981
Luigi Radice Italy 1981–1982
Italo Galbiati Italy 1982
Francesco Zagatti Italy 1982
Ilario Castagner Italy 1982–1984
Italo Galbiati Italy 1984
Nils Liedholm Sweden 1984–1987
Fabio Capello Italy 1987
Arrigo Sacchi Italy 1987–1991
Fabio Capello Italy 1991–1996
Óscar Tabárez
Giorgio Morini
Arrigo Sacchi Italy 1996–1997
Fabio Capello Italy 1997–1998
Alberto Zaccheroni Italy 1998–2001
Cesare Maldini
Mauro Tassotti
Italy 2001
Fatih Terim
Antonio Di Gennaro
Carlo Ancelotti Italy 2001–2009
Leonardo Brazil 2009–2010
Massimiliano Allegri Italy 2010–2014
Mauro Tassotti (caretaker) Italy 2014
Clarence Seedorf Netherlands 2014
Filippo Inzaghi Italy 2014–2015
Siniša Mihajlović Serbia 2015–2016
Cristian Brocchi Italy 2016
Vincenzo Montella Italy 2016–2017
Gennaro Gattuso Italy 2017–2019
Marco Giampaolo Italy 2019
Stefano Pioli Italy 2019–

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors

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Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Brand Company
1981–82 Linea Milan Pooh Jeans Italiana Manifatture
1982–83 NR Hitachi Hitachi Europe
1983–84 Cuore
1984–85 Rolly Go Oscar Mondadori Arnoldo Mondadori Editore
1985–86 Gianni Rivera Fotorex U-Bix Olivetti
1986–87 Kappa
1987–90 Mediolanum
1990–92 Adidas
1992–93 Motta
1993–94 Lotto
1994–98 Opel General Motors
1998–06 Adidas
2006–10 Bwin
2010–18 Emirates The Emirates Group
2018– Puma[8][9]

Other websites

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  1. "First Team". acmilan.com. Associazione Calcio Milan. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  2. "Official Statement: Diogo Dalot". acmilan.com. Associazione Calcio Milan. 4 October 2020. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  3. "Official Statement: Sandro Tonali". acmilan.com. Associazione Calcio Milan. 9 September 2020. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  4. "Romagnoli: 'We must be back at the top'". acmilan.com. Associazione Calcio Milan. 16 August 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  5. "Brahim Díaz". acmilan.com. Associazione Calcio Milan. 4 September 2020. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  6. "Stefano Pioli appointed as AC Milan new coach". acmilan.com. Associazione Calcio Milan. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  7. "Official announcement: new coaching staff". acmilan.com. Associazione Calcio Milan. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  8. "PUMA AND AC MILAN ANNOUNCE LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP" (Press release). A.C. Milan. 12 February 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  9. "AC Milan sign deal with PUMA". ESPN FC. 12 February 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.