ac milan

Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to as A.C. Milan or simplyMilan (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmiːlan]), is an Italian professional football club based inMilanLombardy. The club was founded in 1899 by English lace-maker Herbert KilpinAlfred Edwards, and four other Englishmen[5][6] and has spent most of its history in Serie A, the top league of Italian football, having spent only two years inSerie B in the 1980s.[5]

The club has won 18 officially recognized UEFA and FIFA international titles,[7]and remains tied with Boca Juniors as having won the most in the world. Milan has won four world titles,[7] more than any other club in the world, having won theIntercontinental Cup three times and the FIFA Club World Cup once.[7] Milan has won the European Cup/Champions League on seven occasions;[7] only Real Madrid has exceeded this total.[8] The club has also won the UEFA Super Cup a record five times and the Cup Winners’ Cup twice.[7]

Domestically, Milan has won 17 league titles, making the club the third most successful in Serie A behind local rivals Internazionale (18 titles) and record-holder Juventus (27 titles).[9] The club has also won the Coppa Italia five times, in addition to five Supercoppa Italiana triumphs.[7] The UEFA Cup (Europa League) remains the only major competition for which the team are eligible to compete that they have never won. Milan was a founding member of the G-14 group and the European Club Association that was formed following the first organization’s dissolution.[10]

Milan’s home games are played at San Siro, also known as the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. The stadium, which is shared with Inter, is the largest in Italian football, with a total capacity of 80,074.[2] The owner of the club is Italian Prime Minister,Silvio Berlusconi while the vice-president is Adriano Galliani. Milan is one of the wealthiest clubs in Italian and world football.[11]

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