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Monday, August 27, 2007

Team Preview: Associazione Calcio Milan



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AC Milan

History

The club was formed in 1899 as the Athletic and Cricket Club of Milan by British ex-patriots. The are known as the "Rossoneri" (Red and Blacks) and as the "Il Diavolo" (the devil).

Team Colors

Red and black.

Playing Stadium

Giuseppe Meazza, which is better known as the San Siro. Capacity of almost 86,000.

Team Honors

Serie A Scudetto: 17 times, which ranks second behind Juventus.
Serie B Scudetto: 2 times.
Coppa Italia: 5 times.
Italian Super Cup: 5 times.
Cup Winner's Cup: 2 times.
European Cup/Champions League: 7 times, which is an Italian record.
Intercontinental Cup: 3 times.
UEFA Super Cup: 4 times. (They play Sevilla in Monaco for the next one).

European Players of the Year

Gianni Rivera
Ruud Gullit
Marco Van Basten
George Weah
Andriy Shevchenko

Ownership

Mr. Silvio Berlusconi.

Chairman


Mr. Silvio Berlusconi.

Head Coach

Mr. Carlo Ancelotti.

2007-2008 European Competition

Qualifying phase of the Champions League. AC Milan is the defending champion.

Team roster and image courtesy of Wikipedia under the terms of their GNU Free Documentation License.

Roster current as of 25 August 2007:

No.
Position Player
1 Flag of Brazil GK Dida
2 Flag of Brazil DF Cafu
3 Flag of Italy DF Paolo Maldini (captain)
4 Flag of Georgia (country) DF Kakha Kaladze
5 Flag of Brazil MF Emerson
7 Flag of Brazil FW Alexandre Pato
8 Flag of Italy MF Gennaro Gattuso
9 Flag of Italy FW Filippo Inzaghi
10 Flag of the Netherlands MF Clarence Seedorf
11 Flag of Italy FW Alberto Gilardino
13 Flag of Italy DF Alessandro Nesta
16 Flag of Australia GK Željko Kalac
17 Flag of Croatia DF Dario Šimić
18 Flag of the Czech Republic DF Marek Jankulovski
19 Flag of Italy DF Giuseppe Favalli

No.
Position Player
20 Flag of France MF Yoann Gourcuff
21 Flag of Italy MF Andrea Pirlo
22 Flag of Brazil MF Kaká
23 Flag of Italy MF Massimo Ambrosini (vice-captain)
25 Flag of Italy DF Daniele Bonera
27 Flag of Brazil MF Serginho
29 Flag of Italy GK Valerio Fiori
31 Flag of Brazil DF Digão
32 Flag of Italy MF Cristian Brocchi
34 Flag of France MF Ibrahim Ba
36 Flag of Italy DF Matteo Darmian (from youth team)
44 Flag of Italy DF Massimo Oddo
94 Flag of France FW Willy Aubameyang (from youth team)
99 Flag of Brazil FW Ronaldo

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