AC Milan

About AC Milan

Associazione Calcio Milan, known as AC Milan, is a professional football club based in Milan, Italy.

The club was formed in 1899 by English expatriates Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin and retains the English spelling of ‘Milan’ as a nod to its origins.

AC Milan play in Serie A and are one of the most successful teams in Italian football having won multiple domestic and European titles.

Local rivals Internazionale formed due to a schism in the club and a fierce rivalry between the pair continues in the modern era in the ‘Derby della Madonnina’.

The club plays at the 80,000 capacity San Siro stadium, which has been shared with rivals Inter Milan since 1947 and is the largest stadium in Italian football.

AC Milan enjoyed one of its most successful periods in the 1950’s before it was caught up in a match fixing scandal in the 1980’s which saw the club relegated to the second tier.

The team of 1989–90, nicknamed the "Immortals" in the Italian media, is considered to be one of the greatest club sides of all time.

Recent years have seen the club rocked by financial issues as they have twice been excluded from European competitions for failing to comply with Financial Fair Play rules.

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