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AC Milan - Team Info

Official Name:
Associazione Calcio Milan
Address:
Via Aldo Rossi 8
20149 Milano, Italy
20149 Milano, Italy
Club Colors:
Red / Black
Nicknames:
Rossoneri / Diavolo
Social Media:
Facebook channel of AC Milan style= Twitter channel of AC Milan Youtube channel of AC Milan Instagram channel of AC Milan VK icon

Related Teams

AC Milan U19
Campionato Primavera 1
AC Milan
Serie A Femminile

Matches

2024-02-03
Frosinone CalcioFrosinone 2 : 3 AC MilanMilan
W
2024-02-11
AC MilanMilan 1 : 0 SSC NapoliNapoli
W
2024-02-15
AC MilanMilan 3 : 0 Stade Rennais FC 1901Rennais
W
2024-02-18
AC MonzaMonza 4 : 2 AC MilanMilan
L
2024-02-22
Stade Rennais FC 1901Rennais 3 : 2 AC MilanMilan
L
2024-02-25
AC MilanMilan 1 : 1 Atalanta BCAtalanta
D
2024-03-01
SS LazioLazio 20:45 AC MilanMilan
2024-03-07
AC MilanMilan 21:00 SK Slavia PrahaSlavia Praha
2024-03-10
AC MilanMilan 15:00 Empoli FCEmpoli
2024-03-14
SK Slavia PrahaSlavia Praha 18:45 AC MilanMilan
2024-03-17
Hellas Verona FCVerona 15:00 AC MilanMilan
2024-03-30
ACF FiorentinaFiorentina 20:45 AC MilanMilan
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Pos

Roster

#
Name
Age
Pos
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
16
Player picture of Mike Maignan
Mike Maignan
28
GK
23
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
1
2070
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
28
23
0
0
0
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
1
1
0
1
2070
57
Player picture of Marco Sportiello
Marco Sportiello
31
GK
2
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
180
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
31
2
0
0
12
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
180
69
Player picture of Lapo Nava
Lapo Nava
20
GK
0
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
20
0
0
0
15
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
0
78
Player picture of Andrea Bartoccioni
Andrea Bartoccioni
19
GK
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
19
0
0
0
1
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
0
83
Player picture of Antonio Mirante
Antonio Mirante
40
GK
1
0
0
24
0
0
0
0
0
90
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
40
1
0
0
24
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
90
2
Player picture of Davide Calabria
Davide Calabria
27
DF
22
2
11
3
0
3
4
1
0
1629
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
27
22
2
11
3
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
3
4
1
0
1629
19
Player picture of Theo Hernández
Theo Hernández
26
DF
23
0
3
0
4
3
8
0
0
2060
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
26
23
0
3
0
4
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
3
8
0
0
2060
20
Player picture of Pierre Kalulu
Pierre Kalulu
23
DF
4
3
1
5
0
0
0
0
0
108
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
23
4
3
1
5
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
108
23
Player picture of Fikayo Tomori
Fikayo Tomori
26
DF
16
0
1
0
3
0
3
1
0
1386
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
26
16
0
1
0
3
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
3
1
0
1386
24
Player picture of Simon Kjær
Simon Kjær
34
DF
15
3
5
7
0
1
1
0
0
999
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
34
15
3
5
7
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
1
1
0
0
999
28
Player picture of Malick Thiaw
Malick Thiaw
22
DF
13
0
2
1
0
1
3
0
1
1107
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
22
13
0
2
1
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
1
3
0
1
1107
42
Player picture of Alessandro Florenzi
Alessandro Florenzi
32
DF
23
11
5
13
0
2
4
0
0
1131
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
32
23
11
5
13
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
2
4
0
0
1131
46
Player picture of Matteo Gabbia
Matteo Gabbia
24
DF
8
1
0
1
1
0
2
0
0
636
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
24
8
1
0
1
1
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
2
0
0
636
74
Player picture of Alejandro Jiménez
Alejandro Jiménez
18
DF
3
3
0
14
0
0
1
0
0
65
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
18
3
3
0
14
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
1
0
0
65
82
Player picture of Jan-Carlo Šimić
Jan-Carlo Šimić
18
DF
4
4
0
14
1
0
0
0
0
142
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
18
4
4
0
14
1
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
142
84
Player picture of Clinton Nsiala
Clinton Nsiala
20
DF
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
20
0
0
0
3
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
0
95
Player picture of Davide Bartesaghi
Davide Bartesaghi
18
DF
5
5
0
19
0
0
0
0
0
65
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
18
5
5
0
19
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
65
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
29
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
4
Player picture of Ismael Bennacer
Ismael Bennacer
26
MF
9
4
5
4
0
1
1
0
0
424
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
26
9
4
5
4
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
1
1
0
0
424
7
Player picture of Yacine Adli
Yacine Adli
23
MF
16
4
7
14
1
0
2
0
0
997
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
23
16
4
7
14
1
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
2
0
0
997
8
Player picture of Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Ruben Loftus-Cheek
28
MF
22
3
11
4
5
1
4
0
0
1540
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
28
22
3
11
4
5
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
1
4
0
0
1540
11
Player picture of Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic
25
MF
24
2
17
2
7
6
1
0
0
1763
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
25
24
2
17
2
7
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
6
1
0
0
1763
14
Player picture of Tijjani Reijnders
Tijjani Reijnders
25
MF
24
1
8
2
2
2
5
0
0
1973
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
25
24
1
8
2
2
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
2
5
0
0
1973
21
Player picture of Samuel Chukwueze
Samuel Chukwueze
24
MF
15
8
6
10
0
1
0
0
0
588
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
24
15
8
6
10
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
1
0
0
0
588
32
Player picture of Tommaso Pobega
Tommaso Pobega
24
MF
9
6
2
13
0
0
0
0
0
295
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
24
9
6
2
13
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
295
38
Player picture of Filippo Terracciano
Filippo Terracciano
21
MF
1
1
0
7
0
0
1
0
0
3
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
21
1
1
0
7
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
1
0
0
3
80
Player picture of Yunus Musah
Yunus Musah
21
MF
21
13
2
14
0
1
4
0
0
979
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
21
21
13
2
14
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
1
4
0
0
979
81
Player picture of Victor Ehuwa Eletu
Victor Ehuwa Eletu
18
MF
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
18
0
0
0
1
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
0
85
Player picture of Kevin Zeroli
Kevin Zeroli
19
MF
2
2
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
17
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
19
2
2
0
7
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
17
9
Player picture of Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud
37
FW
23
2
12
3
12
8
1
0
1
1721
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
37
23
2
12
3
12
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
8
1
0
1
1721
10
Player picture of Rafael Leão
Rafael Leão
24
FW
23
3
11
3
4
7
4
0
0
1720
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
24
23
3
11
3
4
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
7
4
0
0
1720
15
Player picture of Luka Jović
Luka Jović
26
FW
17
12
4
16
5
1
2
0
1
574
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
26
17
12
4
16
5
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
1
2
0
1
574
17
Player picture of Noah Okafor
Noah Okafor
23
FW
18
15
3
17
4
0
1
0
0
492
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
23
18
15
3
17
4
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
1
0
0
492
73
Player picture of Francesco Camarda
Francesco Camarda
15
FW
2
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
12
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
15
2
2
0
2
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
12
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
20
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
C
Player picture of Stefano Pioli
Stefano Pioli
58
Coach
Strenghts & Weaknesses
Strenghts
Weaknesses
Strenghts
Weaknesses
  • Playing out from the back
  • Finding spaces between the first and second defensive lines
  • Fullback’s attacking movements
  • Holding up the ball by a target man
  • Attacking midfielders dynamic positiong
  • Direct play in the wide areas
  • Early crosses in to the box
  • Combination play on wings
  • Shadow runs by wide players
  • Set Plays
  • Vertical movement by the attacking players
  • Balls over the top for runners
  • Uses pressing traps well
  • Very compact which forces opposition to play further from the goal
  • Players are tactically aware who needs to help who and which zones need covering
  • Tactically flexible as a unit - can play equally good defense on mid and low blocks
  • Overcrowds the channels, disrupting opposition play on the channels/wings
  • Sometimes needs to many players in the first buildup phase, which lets opposition to play a higher line
  • Not that advanced in finding spaces near the opposition box
  • Sometimes too dependent on the target man
  • Sometimes takes too much time in positional attacking phases, which lets the opposition to get back to their defensive structure
  • Not enough players who can play 1v1
  • Too dependent on their fullbacks in providing the width
  • Not enough abillity to play trough intense mid block press with short passes
  • Too conservative with central midfielders positioning (deep runs into the box, vertical runs in halfspaces and etc)
  • Are prone to counterattacks
  • Not the most effective defending their leads
  • Fullbacks are often caught because of their high positioning in the advanced attacking stages
  • Sometimes takes too much risks while trying to intercept the ball, thus leaving unprotected zones behind them which then has to be covered by the last defensive line which disrupts the overall structure
  • Doesn’t always manage to defend from crosses and set plays
Used Formations

In general: variations of 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 which largely depended on Attacking Midfielders positioning. Building from the back: Goalkeeper four defenders and two defensive midfielders altough there were large parts in the Napoli game where the build up formation was something like a goalkeeper, two defenders, one defensive midfielder playing in between them, 2 central midfielders and a fullback (mostly the one which was ball near) So it was either 4-2 or 3-3.

Defensive formations were 4-4-2 with some variations of 4-5-1. In the high pressing parts it was definitely 4-4-2, almost man to man (depending on the positioning of opponenst defensive midfielder), on the other hand, the low block defending was more of a 4-5-1, with attacking midfielder dropping in to the second defensive line and helping overcrowd the channels.

Attacking Shape

Building from the back: Goalkeeper four defenders and two defensive midfielders altough there were large parts in the Napoli game where the build up formation was something like a goalkeeper, two defenders, one defensive midfielder playing in between them, 2 central midfielders and a fullback (mostly the one which was ball near) So it was either 4-2 or 3-3. If the build up phase was 4-2, the double pivot was trying to find the space between the first and second defensive lines, mostly halfspaces (somewhere in between the ball near side opponents forward, winger and central midfielder). That meant that when the defenders line found a passing line to one of Milan’s defensive midfielders, the recieving defensive midfielder then had more players and vertical zones to choose for the next attacking move.

That also meant that Milan’s attacking midfielder didnt’t have to drop deeper to pick ball and was able to occupy one of the channels near the opposition box and keep the defending team’s centrald defender or one of the pivots on their toes. With this buildup formation, Milan occupied 4 channels near the opposition box: the outside two were for wingers/wide playmakers and the more central channels/halfspaces were occupied by the forward and attacking midfield. Of course, there were a lot of interplay between the four attacking players, especially when the fullbacks moved higher. Having a competent attacking midfielder meant that there were situations, where AM, winger and the fullback could combine 3v2 on the wings. In these kind of situations the opposition defensive midfielder had to go to ball side, leaving space in the respective halfspace which then could be used by other Milan players.

3-3 variation had a little bit different effect. Dropping (between the centerbacks) midfielder had more time and space to dictate the play. The AM, who also dropped deeper, was more influential in the second buildup phase, seeing more of the field and proggresing the ball from deeper areas which could distract oppositions pressing patterns and leave some space in the front (especially if the defender, responsible for defensive duties on Milan’s AM, followed him) which could be used either by three Milan’s attacking players or high positioned fullbacks (making it a 5 channel attacking play). Despite deeper playing midfielders, the pitch actually would be more streched, wider and more friendly for deeper wide runs made by Milan’s fullbacks and/or wingers.

Defensive Shape

The high block defensive shape was man oriented. The main aim was either to intercept a badly played pass or put as much pressure as possible both for ball playing and ball recieving opposition players. Even Milan’s centerbacks weren’t afraid to come higher up the pitch and intercept the ball before it was recieved by one of opponents attacking players. In numbers language it meant 2 players (striker and an attacking midfielder) near the box, two higher positioned and press-ready wingers on wide areas, two defensive midfielders man to man marking opposition playmakers and ready to push higher when one of the opposing team’s midfielders drops deeper and two fullbacks, who could cover the wide zones. If the opposing team was succesful in the buildup phase, Milan then would get into their fixed defensive structure, mainly 4-4-2 with three defensive lines. It depends on the opposition, but Milan mostly uses it with mid-to-low defensive block. The mid block press usually happens somewhere around the halfway line.

The first defensive line’s task is to cover as more passing lanes as possible, especially the center oriented one’s. The opposing player is forced to progress or pass the ball to the wide zone or go back deeper and start the attack all over again. The second defensive line is more active and intense with their pressing. Because of the compactness of Milan’s defensive formation, ball near central midfielder is free to go into the wider zones and try to win the ball together with ball near winger and (depending of the area of play) ball near striker/fullback. The ball far central midfielder and winger then are able to cover either zones or passing lanes (again, because of compactness) preventing the opposition from options further down the pitch. The third defensive line (defenders) are mostly for the cover of attacking channels, passing lanes and help for some extended pressing actions.

The deep block, which sometimes changes to 4-5-1, is all about preventing the opposition team from playing in the halfspaces and near-the-box zones. If the opposing team is advanced with their positional play, Milan remains compact, drops near or in the box, the attacking midfielder and one of the central midfielders helps with defending in more wider areas, making it difficult for the oposing team to play combinations and vertical passes..

Head-2-Head

#
Team
Area
M
W
D
L
GS
GA
GD
P
PPM
1
Italy
191
58
59
74
240
269
-29
233
1.22
2
Italy
186
54
59
73
231
255
-24
221
1.19
3
Italy
178
80
53
44
259
196
63
293
1.65
4
Italy
168
77
44
47
262
198
64
275
1.64
5
Italy
168
74
61
33
262
185
77
283
1.68
6
Italy
160
69
56
35
248
152
96
263
1.64
7
Italy
155
60
51
44
218
172
46
231
1.49
8
Italy
152
73
41
38
244
166
78
260
1.71
9
Italy
136
74
32
30
231
124
107
254
1.87
10
Italy
127
55
45
27
202
130
72
210
1.65
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Club History

16.12.1899
foundation as Milan Foot-Ball and Cricket Club
__.__.1919
renaming to Milan Football Club
__.__.1936
renaming to Milan Associazione Sportiva
__.__.1939
renaming to Associazione Calcio Milano
__.__.1945
renaming to Associazione Calcio Milan
__.__.1962
renaming to Milan Associazione Calcio
__.__.2003
renaming to Associazione Calcio Milan

Trophies

UEFA Super Cup
5 x
2007
Serie A
19 x
2021/2022
UEFA Champions League
7 x
2006/2007
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
2 x
1972/1973
FIFA Club World Cup
1 x
2007
Coppa Italia
5 x
2002/2003
Supercoppa
7 x
2016

Historical Logos

???? - 2008