Football Club Milan (Associazione Calcio Milan) is an Italian professional football club based in the Milan.
Milan's home stadium, the San-Siro, was opened in 1926. It is the largest football stadium in Italy and holds just over 80 thousand. fans.
Milan is one of the most successful Italian clubs by number of titles in the history and the most successful Club in the world by number of international cups (18). The club won the last title in 2011, when he won the Italian Supercup. In 1963, Milan became the first Italian Club to win the European Cup, beating the Portuguese Benfica won 2: 1. Furthermore, by Milan holds the record for most super bowls won Cup (5 wins). The Milan is one of the five European teams who have earned the right to retain the Champions League trophy, which the club won seven times.
Head coach: Massimiliano Allegri, who was appointed to the post after the resignation of Leonardo June 25, 2010 years. Current club captain, Massimo Ambrosini, who succeeded in 2009, fulfilling career Paolo Maldini.
The Club was founded in 1899 by Alfred Edwards of Britain. The Club was named, spoken as the name of the city in English. The first captain of Milan became Herbert Kilpin. He invented a form of the Club and its colours: black and red. The color red symbolizes the devil, the patron saint of the command, and black - a danger that threatened all of its rivals. The team's nickname is the devil instantly attached. The Club's emblem was a shield with the coat of arms of the city of Milan is a purple cross on a white field.
March 11, 1900, Milan played its first unofficial match. Representatives of another rival Milan Club - Mediolanum (where previously played Herbert Kilpin). Team in that match was as follows: Huud, Kanani, Toretto, Lis, Kilpin, Valerio, Dubini, Davis, Neville, Allison, Formenti. The victory of Milan with a score of 3: 0 inspired the team, and she decided to join the Italian Football Federation, which gave the right to play in the National Championship.
Already in his first season as head coach of the Milan Club got its eighth Italian title, beginning one of the most successful periods in its history. The chief architects of this success on the field was Gianni Rivera and Brazilian Jose Altafini. The following season, Milan was the first Italian teams won the European Cup, beating at London's Wembley Stadium Portuguese Benfica, which was then playing the famous Eusebio. In 1964 red-black, led by new head coach to replace Viani Giuseppe Rocco after going last in Torino, lost 1-0 in the game to Marakane for the Intercontinental Cup, the Brazilian Santos, conceded in the last minute.
San Siro Stadium, also known as the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is a football stadium in Milan, Italy. Is the home not only a Milana, but his chief opponent - Inter (Milan). Named after two-time world champion Giuseppe Meazza, who played and coached the clubs.
Derby della Madonnina is a football match between the two Italian clubs from Milan, AC Milan and inter. Derby della Madonnina is one of the most important derbies in world football and the most anticipated event of the Italian sporting calendar. Milan Derby takes place twice a year during each season of Italian Serie A (with the exception of the seasons 1980-1981, and 1982-1983), but sometimes it's Derby may happen through drawings of other tournaments.