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History of A.C. Milan

Associazione Calcio Milan Italy (AC Milan or Milan called it) is an Italian football club based in Milan. They played with red-striped uniform of black pants and white (sometimes black), so dubbed rossoneri ("red-blacks"). Milan is the third most successful team in the history of Italian soccer persepak, won the Serie A Italian Cup 18 times and 5 times.
The club was founded in 1899 under the name Cricket and Football Club Milan (Milan Cricket and Football Club) by Alfred Edwards, a British expatriate. As a tribute to its origins, Milan still use the English spelling of the name of his city (Milan) rather than use the Italian spelling of Milano.

History (1899 to present)

Formed early

"We're going to be a team of evil. We are the red color indicates the color of fire and black signifies the fear that will attack your opponent! "
-Herbert Kilpin

The club was founded by two British expatriates, namely Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin named Cricket and Football Club in Milan on December 16, 1899. At that time, Edwards became the first club president Kilpin Milan and Milan became the first team captain. 1901 season, Milan won his first title as the champion of Italian football, after beating Genoa CFC 3-0 in the final of the Italian Football Championship. In 1908, some players from Italy and the players of the Swiss do not like the Italians and British dominance in the core of Milan's squad at the time, broke away to form Internazionale of Milan.

Period GreNoLi

In the decade of the 50s, Milan feared in world football field because it has GreNoLi trio, consisting of Gunnar Gren, Gunnar Nordahl and Nils Liedholm. Three of the Swede. Gren and Nordahl operate in the sector of the front as a striker, while Liedholm support the attack as a shadow striker (playmaker). The team at this time is also inhabited by a group of quality players in his time, such as Lorenzo Buffon, Cesare Maldini and Carlo Annovazzi. AC Milan's most successful victory by Juventus created February 5, 1950, with the score 7-1, and Gunnar Nordahl scored a hat-trick.

Nereo Rocco Era

Milan back to winning the season 1961/1962. His coach then was Nereo Rocco, innovative football coach, known as the inventor of catenaccio tactics (defense latch / coated). In the team includes Gianni Rivera and José Altafini are both still young. The next season, with Altafini goals, Milan won their first European Cup (later known as the UEFA Champions League) by defeating Benfica 2-1. This is also the first time an Italian team won the European Cup.
Even so, during the 1960's trophy Milan began to shrink, mainly because of heavy resistance from the Inter-trained Helenio Herrera. The next Scudetto arrived only in 1967/1968, thanks to goals from Pierino Prati, the Serie A top scorer in the season, the Cup Winners Cup been won when it beat Hamburger SV, and also thanks to two goals of Kurt Hamrin. The next season AC Milan won the European Cup (4-1 to AFC Ajax), and in 1969 won the first Intercontinental Cup, after defeating Estudiantes de La Plata of Argentina in a dramatic two-leg (3-0, 1-2).

Tenth Scudetto and the Series B

In 1970, Milan won the Coppa Italia three titles and a Cup Winners' Cup second; however, the main purpose of Milan is the tenth Scudetto, which means a "star" for the team (in Italy, every team that won 10 league titles that star got pinned on her dress ). In 1972 they won the UEFA Cup semi-final, losing to the real winners, Tottenham Hotspur. Season 1972/1973 they almost won the scudetto kesepulh, but failed because of the painful defeat of Hellas Verona FC in the last game of the season. AC Milan wait until season 1978/1979 to reach their tenth Scudetto, led by Gianni Rivera, who retired from football after leading his team to victory.

However, the worst comes to the "Rossoneri": after winning the season 1979/1980, Milan relegated to Serie B by the FIGC, with SS Lazio, because the gambling scandal Totonero 1980. In 1980/1981, Milan won the Serie B with ease, and returned to Serie A, in which the disease recurred in the season 1981/1982, Milan relegated again.

The Dream Team

The arrival of Berlusconi

After a spate of problems hit Milan, and make the club successful loss, AC Milan bought by entrepreneurs Italy, Silvio Berlusconi. Berlusconi is a ray of hope Milan at the time. He arrived in 1986. Berlusconi brought to Milan's new coach, Arrigo Sacchi, and three Dutch players, Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard and Ruud Gullit, to restore the team to glory. He also bought other players, such as Roberto Donadoni, Carlo Ancelotti and Giovanni Galli.

Sacchi era

Arrigo Sacchi

Sacchi won the 1987-1988 Serie A season. In 1988-1989, Milan won the Champions League title three, defeating Steaua Bucureşti 4-0 in the finals, and his second Intercontinental Cup defeat National de Medellin (1-0, goals created in the extra period). The team began to repeat their triumph in the next seasons, beating SL Benfica, and Olimpia Asunción in 1990. The victory of their European squad is:

Goalkeepers: Giovanni Galli
Defenders: Mauro Tassotti - Alessandro Costacurta - Franco Baresi - Paolo Maldini
Midfielders: Angelo Colombo - Frank Rijkaard - Carlo Ancelotti - Roberto Donadoni
Striker: Ruud Gullit - Marco van Basten - Lothar Kahn

Capello era

Fabio Capello

When Sacchi leaving Milan to coach Italy, Milan coach Fabio Capello made the next, and Milan won the golden age as Gli Invicibli (The Invicibles) and the Dream Team. With 58 games without a single defeat Invicibli create a dream team in all sectors such as Baresi, Costacurta, and Maldini led the best defense, Marcel Desailly, Donadoni, and Ancelotti in midfield, and Dejan Savićević, Zvonimir Boban, and Daniele Massaro playing in front of the sector. At this Capello coached, Milan had to stop in Indonesia in the context of seasonal and touring the local club against Arsenal London. The game that started at the Bung Karno Main Stadium on June 4, 1994 Milan was won by a landslide score of 8-0. Milan winning goal scored by Dejan Savićević , Gianluigi Lentini , Paolo Baldieri , Christian Antigori , and Stefano Desideri .

Period of hard times (Tabarez to Terim)


After the departure of Fabio Capello in 1996, Milan recruited Oscar Washington Tabarez but struggle under its control is less successful, and they always lose a few games early. In an attempt to regain past glory, they call back Arrigo Sacchi to replace Tabarez. Milan have a hard slap their worst defeat in Serie A, humiliated by Juventus FC in their own homes San Siro with a score of 1-4. Milan to buy some new players like Ibrahim Ba, Christophe Dugarry and Edgar Davids. Milan struggled and ended the 1996-1997 season ranked eleventh in Serie A.


Sacchi was replaced by Capello next season. Capello, who signed a new contract with Milan recruit many potential players such as Christian Ziege, Patrick Kluivert, Jesper Blomqvist, and Leonardo, but the results are just as bad with the previous season. Ended their 1997-1998 season ranked tenth. These results are still unacceptable Milan officials, and the like Sacchi, Capello was sacked.


In their search for a new manager, Alberto Zaccheroni attract the attention of Milan. Zaccheroni is the manager of Udinese which ended in the 1997-1998 season ranked high on the to-3. Milan signed Zaccheroni with two players from Udinese, Oliver Bierhoff and Thomas Helveg. Milan also signed Roberto Ayala, Luigi Sala and Andres Guglielminpietro and Zaccheroni favorite 3-4-3 formation, Zaccheroni led the club to win the scudetto-16 back to Milan. Starting XI is: Christian Abbiati; Luigi Sala, Alessandro Costacurta, Paolo Maldini; Thomas Helveg, Demetrio Albertini, Massimo Ambrosini, Andres Guglielminpietro; Zvonimir Boban, George Weah, Oliver Bierhoff.


Despite its success in previous seasons, failed to transform Milan Zaccheroni as The Dream Team first. In the following season, despite the emergence of Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko, Milan disappointed their fans in both the 1999-2000 UEFA Champions League or Serie A. Milan out of Champions League earlier, only won one out of six games (three draws and two loses) and end the 1999-2000 season in the third place. Milan is not to be a challenge for the Scudetto at the time the two rivals, SS Lazio and Juventus.


In the following season, Milan qualified for the 2000-2001 UEFA Champions League after beating Dinamo Zagreb 9-1 on aggregate. Milan started the Champions League with a high spirit, beat Beşiktaş JK of Turkey and Spanish giants FC Barcelona, ​​which at that time consisted of world-class international superstar, Rivaldo and Patrick Kluivert. But Milan's performance began to decline seriously, the series against a team (which is seen as a small / weak technically to Milan), especially the 2-1 defeat by Juventus in Serie A and 1-0 to Leeds United. In the Champions League second round, Milan only won once and drawn four times. They failed to beat Deportivo de La Coruña of Spain in the last game and Zaccheroni fired. Cesare Maldini, the father of team captain Paolo, was appointed and things immediately get better. Maldini's official coaching debut in Milan's 6-0 start with win over U.S. Bari, who still has young guns, Antonio Cassano. It was also under Maldini that Milan beat derby rivals Internazionale with a remarkable score of 6-0, a score that is never repeated and in which Serginho starred in the game. However, after this peak shape, Milan started losing again including a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Vicenza Calcio, with the only goal in a match scored by Luca Toni. Apart from these results, the board insisted that Milan Milan reached fourth place in the league at the end of the season, but Maldini failed and the team ended up in sixth place.


contract signing star players including Javi Moreno and Cosmin Contra who took Deportivo Alaves to the UEFA Cup finals. They also signed Kakha Kaladze (from Dynamo Kyiv), Rui Costa (from AC Fiorentina), Filippo Inzaghi (from Juventus), Martin Laursen (from Hellas Verona), Jon Dahl Tomasson (from Feyenoord), Umit Davala (Galatasaray) and Andrea Pirlo (from Inter Milan). Fatih Terim was appointed as manager, replacing Cesare Maldini, and quite successful. However, after five months at the club, Milan is not in the top five league and Terim was sacked for failing to meet the expectations of directors.

Ancelotti Era

Terim replaced by Carlo Ancelotti, despite rumors that Franco Baresi will be the new manager. Apart from injury problems defender Paolo Maldini, Ancelotti was successful and ended the season ranked fourth in 2001-02, the last place for the Champions League. Starting XI at the time was Christian Abbiati; Cosmin Contra, Alessandro Costacurta, Martin Laursen, Kakha Kaladze, Gennaro Gattuso, Demetrio Albertini, Serginho; Manuel Rui Costa: Andriy Shevchenko, Filippo Inzaghi. Ancelotti led Milan won the Champions League in season 2002/2003 when they beat Juventus by a shootout in Manchester, England. Milan was the last time prestisus title by winning the Italian League championship in season 2003/2004 as well as striker Andriy Shevchenko put as top scorer in the Italian League, then the rossoneri-even more feared.

Ups and downs 2006-2008

In the Italian league season Serie A 2006/2007, Milan linked with calciopoli scandal that resulted in the club should start a competition with a reduction of 8 points. Even so, the Italian public still proud because in the midst of the destruction caused by the image of Italian football calciopoli, Milan managed to win the football competitions of the most prestigious in the world, the Champions League. Results were obtained after Milan beat Liverpool 2-1 through two goals from Filippo Inzaghi. Completed even this degree of resentment Milan lost on penalties to Liverpool two years ago. Terbanyakpun scorer title disabet genius player Milan, Kaká with a notch 10 goals. In the middle of the season, Milan bring former world player, Ronaldo from Real Madrid striker to strengthen their fleet after the young striker Marco Borriello found guilty of doping. Season 2007/2008, Milan had to play in the UEFA Cup after only managed to rank-5 under Fiorentina by a margin of 2 points. In the last Serie A, Milan's 4-1 win over Udinese, but at the same time, Fiorentina also win over Torino with a score of 1-0 teams that eventually finished second there was no change. To improve performance in the following season (2008/2009), Milan buy some new players, including Mathieu Flamini from Arsenal, and Gianluca Zambrotta and Ronaldinho who both come from Barcelona. In the transfer half of the season 2008/2009, to bring David Beckham to Milan on loan from the United States soccer club LA Galaxy.


Leonardo Era

At the end of season 2008/2009, Milan was ranked the third league Serie A, two ranks below rivals, Internazionale, who won the Scudetto and the club. To improve this unsatisfactory result, Milan bring in a young coach and former Milan player of the 90s era, Leonardo to replace the previous Milan coach Ancelotti to "move to London", precisely club Chelsea FC. Milan also had to remove some of the players, among others:

Kaka move to Real Madrid. Transfer value of ± 67 million Euro
Paolo Maldini, Milan's legendary defender has decided to retire

Yoann Gourcuff, decided to stay in Bordeaux.
The biggest problem that block the transfer of the Milan players were always think twice about spending money to buy a player. In July and August 2009, Milan have two new players, that is Oguchi Onyewu, who is a former Standard Liege defender on a free transfer and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar former Real Madrid striker with a contract value of Euro 14.7 million. But the results are in Milan at the tournament get a pre-harvest season many disappointments, which revealed by new signing Milan during pre-season tour because Huntelaar Oguchi Onyewu just recently joined in August.

Season 2009/2010 Milan starts with unsatisfactory results. Started when Milan won 2-2 draw against the Los Angeles Galaxy, so on, Milan continued to get negative results. Milan mired in the arena of World Football Challange 2009. In the event the Audi Cup, Milan is also defeated by Bayern Munich with a score of 1-4. In fact, when faced with derby August 30, 2009 against Internazionale at San Siro, Milan humiliating defeat by a score of 0-4, also broke the record for the biggest victory of Inter in San Siro.

Mid-October 2009, the assessment of the various parties about the performance of Leonardo as a coach who had been at a record low due to a spate of bad performance, began to escalate with the success of Leonardo led Milan beat AS Roma 2-1 at San Siro. After the victory, Milan also reap positive results in the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium with a dramatic victory over Real Madrid 3-2. And after that, Milan again reap victory over Chievo Verona at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, home to Chievo, a score of 2-1 to AC Milan victory. On 1 November 2009, Milan beat Parma FC San Siro in Milan to a 2-0 lead at once ranked fourth standings (Zone Champions League last entry). On 19 November 2009, 0-2 defeat of Juventus FC from Cagliari to Milan was in the runner-up at the bottom of Internazionale, because, a few hours after the defeat of Juventus, Milan won the match with Catania, 2-0.

Entering the Serie A season-ending April 2010, Milan was in third place and only the difference of four points of the first rank kelasemen AS Roma, and only one point with a second place Inter Milan. But in the end Milan had beaten twice in a row from 2-1 Sampdoria and Palermo with a score of 3-1. With the defeat, the dream of Milan for the title this season disappeared. Giornata last match in Serie A 2009/2010 between Milan against Juventus, Milan beat Juventus Leonardo led 3-0 at San Siro, while giving his last contribution to the rossoneri, and announced that he would stop train to Milan next season.

Since the resignation of Leonardo, who believes a lot of speculation about the new coach of Milan, but on June 25, 2010, Milan announced a surprise party to choose a new coach Massimiliano Allegri as Milan.

Allegri era, the 18th Scudetto

Season 2010/2011, Milan led by Massimiliano Allegri, with a variety of updates ranging from the sponsor (bwin.com replaced Emirates), to the line of players. At the end of the transfer market, bringing a surprising Milan Zlatan Ibrahimovic of FC Barcelona (with an option to purchase loans and 24 million euros at the end of the season), and Robinho of Manchester City. Beginning of the season, Milan were surprised by the 0-2 defeat of the campaign team AC Cesena, although the match both Ibrahimovic and Robinho made his debut.

In the derby match on 14 November 2010, defeating Internazionale Milan at the Giuseppe Meazza with a single goal Ibrahimovic penalty. In the transfer half of the season, Milan brought some new players like Antonio Cassano from UC Sampdoria, Mark van Bommel of Bayern Munich, and Nicola Legrottaglie of Juventus FC. In the Champions League, Milan who broke through the group stage humiliation Tottenham Hotspur by a score of 0-1 at San Siro. March 13, 2011, Milan suffered a 1-1 draw with bottom of the standings U.S. residents Bari, the next week of March 19, Milan humiliated U.S. Citta di Palermo 0-1 at the Stadio Renzo Barbera.

The defeat was made within 2 points with Internazionale position was reduced to 2 points, and it happened just before the second round of the Milan derby. 2 April, derby between Inter Milan and held at the San Siro, Milan ended with a 3-0 victory, thanks to two goals and one goal Pato Cassano. On May 7, 2011, Milan won 0-0 draw with AS Rome, 1 additional point to draw Milan points to 78 points, rank 2 was overtaken Inter since losing head-to-head, and make Milan won the Serie A or Serie a to-18. On August 6, 2011, was reunited with Inter Milan in the framework of the Italian Super Cup match, Milan as the Serie A champions Inter as champions met the Italian Cup. Milan won the game 2-1 with goals from Ibrahimovic and Boateng, while the goals Inter scored by Wesley Sneijder, making Milan winning a Super Cup of Inter.

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