A.C. Milan

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

A.C. Milan
A.C. Milan badge
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

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

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




First team squad

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

Out on loan


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

Retired numbers

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

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


Presidential history


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


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

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors

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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  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.