AC Milan

AC Milan

AC Milan football club is a standout amongst the most mainstream and titled Italian clubs. Among the European goliaths, the “red-blacks” have no equivalent in the quantity of titles and decorations won in rivalries held under the protection of UEFA. Milan is viewed as the most costly Italian club and is among the best ten groups with the most astounding salaries. The complete expense of the Milan football network is evaluated at around 1 billion euros. In the historical backdrop of the Milan club was not a solitary decade, when they had not won trophies. Its first title was Milan in 1901, the last trophy of Milan is the Italian Super Cup 2016/2017.

The history of the football club “Milan”: from British roots to the Italian mafia

Creating a football club in Milan thought of the British Vice-Consul amid a gathering in one of the bars in Milan in 1899. Luckily, the delegate was an honorable individual and had great associations with formalize his club in two days, and even report it to all of Italy with the assistance of the well-known paper La Gazzetta dello Sport. As of now toward the start of the following timetable year, Milan turned into an individual from the football league and started to win the main trophies.

At first, these were minor magnificent enhancements of regional significance. Regardless, one year from now the essential legend title was won. In the last, the Rossoneri smashed Genoa, the pioneer of the Italian plan football of those events. The club continued extending its ability and after five seasons Milan made sense of how to win the second saint title, anyway the super club was still far away and the ensuing decades the Rossoneri held in the midst of the standings, transforming into the coordinator of the Serie A.

In the after war years, Milan endeavored to ascend out of the shadow of Juventus and the exceptional Torino. Additionally, if with the second there was a fiasco that made Torino unexpectedly move a long way from enormous things, by then Juventus always stopped Milan while in travel to the title. It was possible to overpower the Nerazzurri just in 1951, when Milan issued its fourth Scudetto, and the subsequent changes in the training and the officials staff a tiny bit at a time changed it into an Italian incredible. Amid the 1960s, Milan made sense of how to win the primary European Cup for Italian gatherings, beating Benfica 1-0 in the finals, which consolidated the exceptional Eusebio occasion. Meanwhile, the eminent Franco Baresi goes to the club, who will by then end up a champion among the best defender of the XX century. “Milan” energized its regiment of national trophies with the tenth Scudetto and four Italian Cups, yet it didn’t work again to substantiate itself on the European field.

Different approach

Sacchi’s approach was based on the principles of teamwork and “collective intelligence”, as he said. Sacchi demanded that all 11 people be active every second of the game – both in defense and in attack. In training, he used to arrange parties in full compositions, but without the ball, and he himself would tell the players where he was supposed to be, so that they would react to the situation and change positions. “A team can only be built if there are players who can play team football,” Sacchi said. “You can’t achieve anything alone, and even if you can, it won’t be for long. I often quote Michelangelo who said: “The spirit directs the thoughts.”

Tactical genius

“To become a good jockey, you don’t have to be a horse before,” Sacchi snapped, when critics questioned why they had to train Milan to a defender who was unremarkable in the past. But as a coach, he went through almost all the steps from the very bottom and headed the Rossoneri after successful work with Parma. Sacchi was determined to change the traditional Italian style. “Most Italian teams are focused on defense,” he noted. “Each one plays with a libero and uses personal custody. In attack, everything depends on the individual skills and ingenuity of the dozens.

Sakki’s teams played according to the 4-4-2 scheme, using zone defense. The gap between defense and midfield never exceeded 25-30 meters. The defense line acted highly and effectively used artificial offside. As a result, rivals not accustomed to such were under constant pressure.

Stadium and principled standoffs

The home arena of “Milan” “San Siro” is located in the heart of Milan and is the largest stadium in Italy (about 80 thousand seats). The stadium was opened in 1926, and since then is home to Milan and Inter, the Rossoneri’s main rival. Milan derby between these two teams is of great interest not only in Italy but throughout the world. It, unlike other Italian confrontations, is not fierce, and the fans are quite respectful of each other, and the players calmly move from one club to another. Interesting facts about Milan:

  • On account of the Rossoneri 18 titles. More only Juventus has: 32
  • 5 cups of Italy is only 9 result in Italy
  • In the top division Milan spent 99 seasons
  • In the 1992/93 season, Milan turned into the main group to win every one of the matches in the Champions League gather organize
  • The trophy of the most renowned European competition is kept for life on the Rossoneri trophy rack, which won it a record multiple times
  • Promptly 6 players played for Milan when they got the Golden Ball: Kaka, Andrei Shevchenko, Jani Rivera, Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit, and George Weah.

During the 60s-70s, Milan won the Scudetto twice more and the Italian Cup multiple times. In 1979, having issued the tenth title, a star showed up over the group symbol. In 1980, with insane speed, a bookmaker outrage broke out in Italian football. Subsequently, “Milan” was sent to the “B” Series. Coming back to the major associations following a year, the group flies out of it once more, yet this time on account of futile outcomes. In Milan, the development of another ground-breaking group started. The second, this time Dutch, troika of legionaries – Marco Van Basten, Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard went to the club. In 1988, Milan recaptures the title of bosses of Italy and the European Cup.

The 90s in Italian football were set apart by the Rossoneri. In the season 1991/1992, Milan did not lose a solitary match in Serie A. Under the initiative of Fabio Capello, from 1992 to 1999, the group turned into the boss multiple times, won the Italian Super Cup multiple times, won the Champions Cup. The recorded time of ten years – 1986-1996, was for Milan the best ever in the history of the club. It was amid these years that the Italian club started to be designated “everlasting” and “strong.” But, as you most likely are aware, powerful in game does not exist. Not in football, not anyplace else. The skate of the 90s was set apart by the decay of Milan’s football. The group’s diversion was never again steady. Milan was never again strong. The club required new vitality, fresh recruits. In 2001, the group was driven via Carlo Ancelotti. With him, the players of Milan won two Champions League mugs (2003, 2007) and progressed toward becoming bosses of Italy in 2004. One of the most brilliant stars of the club around then was Ukrainian Andrei Shevchenko.

December 16, 2007 was a memorable day for Milan, however for all Italian football. It was on this day, upon the arrival of the last of the FIFA Club World Cup that beat the Argentinean Boca Juniors in an emotional match that Milan won the most universal trophies. In ensuing years, the Italian group demonstrated a steady round of high caliber, effectively performed in the national title, indicated average outcomes in the universal field. However couldn’t move to the most abnormal amount of the games platform.

In 2010, the team was led by a young Massimiliano Allegri. Already in 2011, Milan, coached by Allegri, won the 18th title of champions of Italy. In 2010-2011, a change of generations took place in Milan. Legendary Italian club left several prominent players: Andrew Shevchenko, Paolo Maldini, Clarence Seedorf, Kaka, Andreo Pirlo, Gennaro Gatuzzo. For Milan, these are not just players; not one significant victory for the Rossoneri in the Italian championship and European tournaments is associated with these names. Today, Milan rejuvenated, under the leadership of Allegri, is doing everything possible to re-enter the leading roles in European football, relying not on short-term victories, but on the future.

Best players: 12 facts about Super Pippo

And now we present to your attention 12 interesting facts about the ageless attacking Rossoneri – Filippo Inzaghi.

  1. Despite the fact that Pippo was born in a football family and decided to become a football player as a child, he still did an excellent job at school and even received a university degree as an accountant.
  2. First, the Piacenza youth coach, where Inzaghi started his football career, tried Filippo as a goalkeeper, but then admitted his mistake and put him on the attack.
  3. Simone Inzaghi, Filippo’s younger brother, with whom they are still best friends, was considered to be more talented than his older brother at the beginning of his career, but Pippo never knew how to envy and did not want to learn it.
  4. When Pippo was first summoned to the location of the Italian national team, many players were perplexed, and some just laughed – the player had a terrible technique. But when he began to play and score, everyone was convinced of his phenomenal ability to be in the right place at the right time. Johan Cruyff once said: – “Inzaghi cannot play football at all!” but then added: “He just always is where he should be.”
  5. Filippo is constantly accused of selfishness – and Inzaghi does not even try to argue with that. He really often ignores partners to score for himself, but he has a good reason – he is just too strong, even to madness he loves football. Pippo has many other positive football qualities (perseverance, discipline), but it was his ardent love for football that made him the idol of millions.
  6. Pippo is still single. Although he was credited with novels with many girls, such as Aida Yespica, Samantha De Grenet, Marika Frusho, Alessia Ventura (in the photo), with whom the footballer broke up recently.
  7. Offsides – another favorite occupation of Filippo, mastering offside, he honed over the years.
  8. Many blame Inzaghi for the simulation, and this is true – he really knows how to fall in the penalty area at the slightest touch, and even among the ten best simulators in history, but everyone has their own weaknesses. Interestingly, over time, the critic has not been able to correct it – it still continues to simulate.
  9. When Pippo played in Juventus, his relationship with Alessandro Del Piero was very interesting – they were the perfect couple on the field, but in the life of the representatives of the yellow press.
  10. The nickname Filippo Inzaghi appeared for a reason – Superpippo in Italy is called the Disney character, we have known under the name Goofy (Super Goof). They are really similar, especially since Goofy is one of the most sporting cartoon characters.
  11. Filippo has enough prosaic hobbies – he likes to fish and gather mushrooms.

12.15 March 2009, “Milan” defeated on the road “Siena” with a score of 5: 1. Double at his own expense recorded Filippo Inzaghi. His second goal against the Tuscans was the 300th in Pippo’s professional career. Thus he became the fourth member of the elite “Club 300”, in which the first three lines are occupied by Silvio Piola (364 goals), Giuseppe Meazza (338) and Roberto Baggio (318).

What happens to Milan again?

Milan and its problems have become one of the most burning topics in Italian football over the past year. In the summer of 2018, the Rossoneri were somewhat overshadowed by the World Cup and Ronaldo’s transition to Juventus, but several important, even momentous events happened to the club. Select the main:

  1. Milan changed ownership. Now the club is owned not by the Chinese businessman Yunhong Li, but by the American hedge fund Elliott. Accordingly, the staff of the top management of the club has changed.
  2. Milan will still play in the Europa League 2018/19. Previously, the club came under sanctions because of financial fair play, but the appeal to the CAS was satisfied.
  3. Large-scale costs for transfers, as in the past year, are not expected, but there will certainly be a point gain. On the other hand, the sale of one or two leading players is not excluded. Gattuso, apparently, remains.

We hope that the problems of the football team will not interfere with their future career.