11 Facts About Adriano Galliani


Adriano Galliani was born on 30 July 1944 and is an Italian entrepreneur and football executive who is the CEO of Serie A club Monza.


Adriano Galliani is known for being former vice-chairman and CEO of AC Milan from 1986 to 2017, a period in the club's history known as the "Silvio Berlusconi era".


On 24 March 1986, Galliani became the managing director of Italian football club AC Milan; subsequently, he was appointed deputy vice president.


The lights came back after 15 minutes, but Adriano Galliani refused to bring back the team on the pitch, citing concerns about the match being disrupted by TV crews storming the field.


Milan was eliminated from the competition and barred from UEFA competitions for one year, and Adriano Galliani himself was suspended from all official functions until July 1993.


In 2002, Adriano Galliani became president of the Lega Nazionale Professionisti, and maintained this position during his tenure as Milan president.


Adriano Galliani held the office again from 8 May 2008 to 13 April 2017.

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On 13 April 2017, with the sale of the rossoneri by Fininvest to Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux, Adriano Galliani officially ended his career in Milan in which, as CEO, he won 29 trophies in 31 years.


In 2018, Adriano Galliani became CEO of Monza, a football club from his native town owned by Silvio Berlusconi.


On 17 November 2022, Adriano Galliani's career was recognised with an Executive Career Award at the 2022 Globe Soccer Awards.


In 2011, Adriano Galliani was inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame.