A football team in red and black

Football club

The AC Milan was founded as Milan football club and Cricket Club in 1899 by Herbert Kilpin. He stated: “We will be a team of devils. Our colours will be red like fire and black like the fear we will invoke in our opponents. He said it due to the colour of the shirt, red and black.

Herbert Kilpin (founder of AC Milan Football and Cricket Club)

This statement is still used today as the motto of the team and is written in the museum of AC Milan “Casa Milan” when there are all trophies and important objects of this club. Here, you can see many jerseys of players who have left an indelible mark in this club, like Ricardo Kakà or Andriy Shevchenko, who won the golden ball when they played for AC Milan. That’s significant because the Golden Ball is the prize awarded to the best player of the year and this player is in the heart of the fans.

Trophies at Casa Milan (A.C. Milan museum)

AC Milan’s home games are played at San Siro, also known as Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. The stadium is shared with city rivals FC Internazionale, that is FC Inter. San Siro in the largest in Italy with a capacity of about 75.000. The AC Milan is famous all over the world for its beautiful history and for having dominated worldwide football for several years. The golden years of Milan began when it was purchased by Silvio Berlusconi, who entrusted the AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi. The latter guided “the immortals” so he was a person in charge in the 1989-1990 season. The best period and also the most recent one was run by the previous football player Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian manager came took part in the 2001-2002 season and later he won Champions League, the most important trophy in Europe, by defeating the rivals club Juventus F.C..

But, in 2004-2005 season Milan faced a difficult period, when it was involved in the football scandal receiving penalty points. In 2006-2007 season the club won the last Champions League against Liverpool with captain Paolo Maldini. Paolo Maldini will become the flag of this team and the most loved player by the Rossoneri fans.

7th Champions League of A.C. MILAN (season 2006-2007)

In conclusion, with Massimiliano Allegri the team won the “scudetto” number 18 in 2011. After that, the club faced the poorest decade of its history, loosing the qualification in Champions League for several years. In 2019 Stefano Pioli lands on the “Rossoneri” bench and AC Milan regains qualification in the Champions League after 7 years and winning the 2nd place in Italian Championship in 2021.

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Federico Caselli

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3AL – Liceo G. Galilei Spadafora, indirizzo Linguistico

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