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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:
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Matches

2022-04-15
AC MilanMilan 2 : 0 Genoa CFCGenoa
W
2022-04-19
FC Internazionale MilanoInter 3 : 0 AC MilanMilan
L
2022-04-24
SS LazioLazio 1 : 2 AC MilanMilan
W
2022-05-01
AC MilanMilan 1 : 0 ACF FiorentinaFiorentina
W
2022-05-08
Hellas Verona FCVerona 1 : 3 AC MilanMilan
W
2022-05-15
AC MilanMilan 2 : 0 Atalanta BCAtalanta
W
2022-05-22
US Sassuolo CalcioSassuolo 18:00 AC MilanMilan
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Pos

Roster

#
Name
Age
Pos
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
1
Player picture of Ciprian Tătăruşanu
Ciprian Tătăruşanu
36
GK
6
0
0
29
0
0
0
0
0
540
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
36
6
0
0
29
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
540
16
Player picture of Mike Maignan
Mike Maignan
26
GK
31
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
2790
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
26
31
0
0
0
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
1
1
0
0
2790
83
Player picture of Antonio Mirante
Antonio Mirante
38
GK
0
0
0
28
0
0
0
0
0
0
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
38
0
0
0
28
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
0
90
Player picture of Sebastiano Desplanches
Sebastiano Desplanches
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
92
Player picture of Lapo Nava
Lapo Nava
18
GK
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
18
0
0
0
2
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
0
96
Player picture of Andreas Jungdal
Andreas Jungdal
20
GK
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
20
0
0
0
8
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
0
2
Player picture of Davide Calabria
Davide Calabria
25
DF
25
2
7
3
2
2
2
0
0
2034
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
25
25
2
7
3
2
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
2
2
0
0
2034
5
Player picture of Fodé Ballo-Touré
Fodé Ballo-Touré
25
DF
10
5
3
26
0
0
2
0
0
444
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
25
10
5
3
26
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
2
0
0
444
13
Player picture of Alessio Romagnoli
Alessio Romagnoli
27
DF
18
2
1
12
1
0
4
0
1
1398
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
27
18
2
1
12
1
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
4
0
1
1398
19
Player picture of Theo Hernández
Theo Hernández
24
DF
31
2
2
2
5
5
6
1
1
2621
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
24
31
2
2
2
5
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
5
6
1
1
2621
20
Player picture of Pierre Kalulu
Pierre Kalulu
21
DF
27
7
3
17
1
2
4
0
0
1850
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
21
27
7
3
17
1
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
2
4
0
0
1850
23
Player picture of Fikayo Tomori
Fikayo Tomori
24
DF
30
1
1
2
0
0
4
0
0
2638
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
24
30
1
1
2
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
4
0
0
2638
24
Player picture of Simon Kjær
Simon Kjær
33
DF
11
1
2
3
0
0
2
0
0
803
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
33
11
1
2
3
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
2
0
0
803
25
Player picture of Alessandro Florenzi
Alessandro Florenzi
31
DF
23
11
9
15
2
0
2
0
0
1140
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
31
23
11
9
15
2
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
2
0
0
1140
46
Player picture of Matteo Gabbia
Matteo Gabbia
22
DF
8
2
3
29
0
0
3
0
0
538
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
22
8
2
3
29
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
3
0
0
538
91
Player picture of Luca Stanga
Luca Stanga
20
DF
1
1
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
2
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
20
1
1
0
4
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
2
4
Player picture of Ismael Bennacer
Ismael Bennacer
24
MF
30
15
11
15
2
1
7
0
0
1476
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
24
30
15
11
15
2
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
1
7
0
0
1476
8
Player picture of Sandro Tonali
Sandro Tonali
22
MF
35
5
12
6
5
2
8
0
0
2562
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
22
35
5
12
6
5
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
2
8
0
0
2562
10
Player picture of Brahim Diaz
Brahim Diaz
22
MF
30
5
23
9
3
3
4
0
0
1854
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
22
30
5
23
9
3
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
3
4
0
0
1854
27
Player picture of Daniel Maldini
Daniel Maldini
20
MF
8
6
2
28
1
0
1
0
0
144
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
20
8
6
2
28
1
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
1
0
0
144
33
Player picture of Rade Krunić
Rade Krunić
28
MF
27
13
9
18
0
2
2
0
0
1340
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
28
27
13
9
18
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
2
2
0
0
1340
41
Player picture of Tiemoué Bakayoko
Tiemoué Bakayoko
27
MF
14
9
4
23
0
0
3
0
0
497
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
27
14
9
4
23
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
3
0
0
497
56
Player picture of Alexis Saelemaekers
Alexis Saelemaekers
22
MF
35
14
15
16
1
3
2
0
0
1787
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
22
35
14
15
16
1
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
3
2
0
0
1787
62
Player picture of Enrico Di Gesù
Enrico Di Gesù
20
MF
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
20
0
0
0
1
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
0
79
Player picture of Franck Kessié
Franck Kessié
25
MF
30
6
7
6
5
0
2
0
0
2219
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
25
30
6
7
6
5
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
2
0
0
2219
7
Player picture of Samu Castillejo
Samu Castillejo
27
FW
5
4
1
21
0
0
1
0
0
122
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
27
5
4
1
21
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
1
0
0
122
9
Player picture of Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud
35
FW
28
7
15
8
9
3
4
0
0
1831
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
35
28
7
15
8
9
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
3
4
0
0
1831
11
Player picture of Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
40
FW
22
11
4
13
8
2
2
0
0
990
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
40
22
11
4
13
8
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
2
2
0
0
990
12
Player picture of Ante Rebić
Ante Rebić
28
FW
24
18
3
19
2
2
2
0
0
874
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
28
24
18
3
19
2
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
2
2
0
0
874
17
Player picture of Rafael Leão
Rafael Leão
22
FW
33
3
18
4
11
7
4
0
0
2530
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
22
33
3
18
4
11
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
7
4
0
0
2530
22
Player picture of Marko Lazetić
Marko Lazetić
18
FW
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
18
0
0
0
4
0
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
0
0
0
0
0
30
Player picture of Junior Messias
Junior Messias
31
FW
26
12
12
12
5
2
2
0
0
1427
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
31
26
12
12
12
5
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
2
2
0
0
1427
Age
Ap
SI
SO
B
G
19
A
YC
Y2C
RC
Min
C
Player picture of Stefano Pioli
Stefano Pioli
56
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
185
57
59
69
236
255
-19
230
1.24
2
Italy
183
52
59
72
228
254
-26
215
1.17
3
Italy
174
78
51
45
251
191
60
285
1.64
4
Italy
165
75
44
46
258
195
63
269
1.63
5
Italy
165
72
61
32
258
181
77
277
1.68
6
Italy
156
67
56
33
242
148
94
257
1.65
7
Italy
149
57
49
43
208
167
41
220
1.48
8
Italy
148
71
39
38
237
163
74
252
1.70
9
Italy
134
72
32
30
224
122
102
248
1.85
10
Italy
122
54
43
25
195
123
72
205
1.68
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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
18 x
2010/2011
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