23 Facts About AC Milan


AC Milan was founded as Milan Foot-Ball and Cricket Club in 1899 by English expatriate Herbert Kilpin.

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AC Milan won its first Italian championship in 1901, interrupting a three-year hegemony of Genoa, and a further two in succession in 1906 and 1907.

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In 1908, Milan experienced a split caused by internal disagreements over the signing of foreign players, which led to the forming of another Milan-based team, F C Internazionale Milano.

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AC Milan failed to qualify to European competitions for a few years, and the only trophy won was the 2016 Supercoppa Italiana, achieved under Vincenzo Montella's coaching after defeating Juventus in the penalty shoot-out.

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AC Milan appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and was overturned on 20 July 2018.

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In Gattuso's first full season in charge, AC Milan exceeded expectations and spent much of the campaign in the top 4.

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On 19 June 2019, AC Milan hired former Sampdoria manager Marco Giampaolo on a 2-year contract.

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For many years, AC Milan's badge was simply the Flag of AC Milan, which was originally the flag of Saint Ambrose.

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AC Milan logo used between 1946 and 1979, with few variations over the years.

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AC Milan is one of the most supported football clubs in Italy, according to research conducted by Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

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AC Milan ultras have never had any particular political preference, but the media traditionally associated them with the left wing until recently, when Berlusconi's presidency somewhat altered that view.

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Genoa fans consider AC Milan a hated rival after Genoa fan Vincenzo Spagnolo was stabbed to death by a AC Milan supporter in January 1995.

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AC Milan is one of the most successful clubs in Italy, having won a total of 31 domestic honours, in addition to their 18 international successes.

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AC Milan has earned the right to place a star on its jersey in recognition of the fact that it has won at least ten scudetti.

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AC Milan went on to become Milan's all-time top goalscorer, scoring 221 goals for the club in 268 games.

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AC Milan is followed in second place by Andriy Shevchenko with 175 goals in 322 games, and Gianni Rivera in third place, who has scored 164 goals in 658 games.

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Legendary tactician Nereo Rocco, the first proponent of catenaccio in the country, was AC Milan's longest-serving manager, sitting on the bench for over nine years in the 1960s and early 1970s, winning the club's first European Cup triumphs.

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Since 2007, along with Boca Juniors, AC Milan has won more FIFA recognised international club titles than any other club in the world with 18 titles.

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AC Milan has had numerous chairmen over the course of its history.

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On 13 April 2017 AC Milan became a subsidiary of Rossoneri Sport Investment Luxembourg, which acquired 99.

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AC Milan Group made an aggregate net loss in recent years, which was one of the largest among the Italian clubs, notably: 2005, net loss of €4.

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AC Milan was allowed to achieve the break even condition on or before 30 June 2021.

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AC Milan had a team in the Superleague Formula race car series where teams are sponsored by football clubs.

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