1968–69 A.C. Milan season

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Milan Associazione Calcio
1968-69 season
PresidentFranco Carraro
ManagerNereo Rocco
Marino Bergamasco (as Technical Director)
StadiumSan Siro
Serie A[1]
Coppa ItaliaQuarter-finals
European CupWinners (in European Cup)
Top goalscorerLeague: Pierino Prati (14)
All: Prati (21)
Highest home attendance80,119 (vs Manchester United 23 April 1969)
Average home league attendance48,403[2]
← 1967-68
1969-70 →

During the 1968-1969 season Milan Associazione Calcio competed in Serie A, Coppa Italia and European Cup.

Summary[edit]

For the season the club office confirmed Nereo Rocco as manager. In June 1968, Anquilletti, Lodetti, Prati, Rivera e Rosato became European champions with National Team winners of UEFA Euro Cup 1968. Loan in Romano Fogli and return Luigi Maldera after 2 years of loan out.[3]

In league the squad competed against Cagliari and Fiorentina in the race of the trophy.[4][5] In quarterfinals of Coppa Italia Torino, defeated Milan 1-0 both games.

In European Cup the squad reached the Final after defeated in Round of 32 Malmö FF (lost 1–2 at Malmö and won 4–1 in Milano), The team did not play the Eightfinals due to Eastern European teams abandoned the tournament, qualifying to the Quarterfinals[6] now to match against Celtic Glasgow (draw 0–0 in Home and 1-0 won away), in semifinals the club defeated English squad Manchester United champions last year (won 2–0 at San Siro and lost 1–0 at Old Trafford), including stars such as George Best and World Cup champion Bobby Charlton.

Final of the Euro tournament was disputed on 28 May 1969 in Madrid against Netherlands' club Ajax won by Milan with a 4-1 thanks to a hat-trick of Pierino Prati and 1 goal of Sormani after rivals scored by penalty on Vasović. The club clinched its second title ever.

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Italy ITA Pierangelo Belli
GK Italy ITA Fabio Cudicini
GK Italy ITA Claudio Mantovani[7]
GK Italy ITA Villiam Vecchi
DF Italy ITA Angelo Anquilletti
DF Italy ITA Bruno Baveni
DF Italy ITA Saul Malatrasi
DF Italy ITA Luigi Maldera
DF Italy ITA Paolo Montanari
DF Italy ITA Roberto Rosato
DF Italy ITA Nello Santin
DF Germany GER Karl-Heinz Schnellinger
MF Italy ITA Roberto Casone[8]
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Romano Fogli
MF Italy ITA Giovanni Lodetti
MF Italy ITA Gianni Rivera (Captain)
MF Italy ITA Giorgio Rognoni
MF Italy ITA Nevio Scala
MF Italy ITA Giovanni Trapattoni (vice-captain)
FW Italy ITA Lino Golin
FW Sweden SWE Kurt Hamrin
FW Italy ITA Angelo Marchi
FW Italy ITA Bruno Mora
FW Italy ITA Carlo Petrini
FW Italy ITA Pierino Prati
FW Italy ITA Angelo Benedicto Sormani

Transfers[edit]

Summer[edit]

In
Pos. Name from Type
GK Claudio Mantovani Bari loan ended
DF Luigi Maldera A.C. Monza loan ended
DF Paolo Montanari Calcio Catania loan
MF Romano Fogli Bologna F.C.
FW Angelo Paina Padova Calcio loan ended
FW Carlo Petrini Genoa
Out
Pos. Name To Type
DF Alberto Grossetti Calcio Catania loaned out
MF Massimo Giacomini Triestina
FW Antonio Angelillo Genoa
FW Angelo Paina Triestina loan

Autumn[edit]

Out
Pos. Name To Type
GK Claudio Mantovani Atalanta B.C.
FW Lino Golin Varese loan

Competitions[edit]

Serie A[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Fiorentina (C) 30 16 13 1 38 18 +20 45 Qualification to European Cup
2 Cagliari 30 14 13 3 41 18 +23 41 Qualified to Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
3 Milan 30 14 13 3 31 12 +19 41 Qualification to European Cup[a]
4 Internazionale 30 14 8 8 55 26 +29 36 Qualified to Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
5 Juventus 30 12 11 7 32 24 +8 35
Source: Panini
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Qualified as defending champions.

Matches[edit]

29 September 1968 1 Milan 1-0 Sampdoria Milano
Lodetti Goal 43' Report Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 39,452
Referee: Francesco De Robbio
6 October 1968 2 Hellas Verona 1-3 Milan Brescia
Maddè Goal 61' Report Goal 28' Rivera
Goal 50' Prati
Goal 85' Sormani
Stadium: Stadio Mario Rigamonti[9]
Attendance: 27,634
Referee: Lo Bello
13 October 1968 3 Milan 2-1 Pisa Milano
Sormani Goal 27'
Prati Goal 82'
Report Goal 77' Joan Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 39,028
Referee: Barbaresco
27 October 1968 4 Fiorentina 0-0 Milan Firenze
Report Stadium: Stadio Comunale
Attendance: 42,665
Referee: Sbardella
3 November 1968 5 Milan 1-0 Inter Milano
Fogli Goal 68' Report Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 76,439
Referee: Angonese
10 November 1968 6 Atalanta 0-0 Milan Bergamo
Report Stadium: Stadio Comunale
Attendance: 21,219
Referee: Francescon
17 November 1968 7 Milan 4-1 Lanerossi Vicenza Milano
Sormani Goal 28'
Carlo Petrini Goal 48'
Prati Goal 78'89'
Report Goal 75' Gallina Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 23,713
Referee: Pieroni
24 November 1968 8 Bologna 1-0 Milan Bologna
Mujesan Goal 38' Report Stadium: Stadio Comunale
Attendance: 40,790
Referee: Picasso
1 December 1968 9 Milan 0-0 Cagliari Milano
Report Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 75,062
Referee: Lo Bello
8 December 1968 10 Juventus 0-1 Milan Torino
Report Goal 41' Hamrin Stadium: Stadio Comunale
Attendance: 42,016
Referee: Monti
15 December 1968 11 Roma 1-1 Milan Roma
Taccola Goal 62' Report Goal 38' Sormani Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Attendance: 63,320
Referee: Lo Bello
22 December 1968 12 Milan 1-0 Torino Milano
Rosato Goal 88' Report Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 32,878
Referee: Sbardella
12 January 1969 13 Varese 0-0 Milan Varese
Report Stadium: Stadio Franco Ossola
Attendance: 12,951
Referee: Angonese
19 January 1969 14 Napoli 0-0 Milan Napoli
Report Stadium: Stadio San Paolo
Attendance: 75,054
Referee: Lo Bello
26 January 1969 15 Milan 1-0 Palermo Milano
Prati Goal 44' Report Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 40,628
Referee: Pieroni
2 February 1969 16 Sampdoria 1-1 Milan Genova
Sabatini Goal 80' Report Goal 37' (o.g.) Vincenzi Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Attendance: 24,697
Referee: De Marchi
9 February 1969 17 Milan 3-0 Hellas Verona Milano
Prati Goal 32'66'78' Report Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 39,008
Referee: Bernardis
15 February 1969 18 Pisa 0-1 Milan Pisa
Report Goal 70' (o.g.) Gonfiantini Stadium: Stadio Arena Garibaldi
Attendance: 25,640
Referee: Monti
23 February 1969 19 Milan 0-0 Fiorentina Milano
Report Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 57,283
Referee: Gonella
2 March 1969 20 Inter 1-1 Milan Milano
Corso Goal 53' Report Goal 86' Prati Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 72,688
Referee: Lo Bello
8 March 1969 21 Milan 0-0 Atalanta Milano
Report Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 45,538
Referee: Lattanzi
16 March 1969 22 Lanerossi Vicenza 1-1 Milan Vicenza
Reif Goal 70' Report Goal 45' Rivera Stadium: Stadio Romeo Menti
Attendance: 27,500
Referee: Bernardis
23 March 1969 23 Milan 4-0 Bologna Milano
Fogli Goal 41'
Prati Goal 68'81'88'
Report Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 36,130
Referee: De Marchi
6 April 1969 24 Cagliari 3-1 Milan Cagliari
Greatti Goal 16'
Nené Goal 45'
Riva Goal 54'
Report Goal 33' Rivera Stadium: Stadio Amsicora
Attendance: 23,352
Referee: Sbardella
13 April 1969 25 Milan 1-0 Juventus Milano
Prati Goal 20' Report Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 76,624
Referee: Lo Bello
19 April 1969 26 Milan 1-0 Roma Milano
Petrini Goal 56' Report Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 52,064
Referee: Monti
27 April 1969 27 Torino 1-0 Milan Torino
Cereser Goal 17' Report Stadium: Stadio Comunale
Attendance: 42,337
Referee: Sbardella
4 May 1969 28 Milan 2-0 Varese Milano
Fogli Goal 22'
Prati Goal 36'
Report Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 28,426
Referee: D'Agostini
10 May 1969 29 Milan 0-0 Napoli Milano
Report Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 63,701
Referee: Angonese
18 May 1969 30 Palermo 0-0 Milan Palermo
Report Stadium: Stadio La Favorita
Attendance: 17,160
Referee: Bernardis

Coppa Italia[edit]

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

8 September 1968 1 Milan 2-0 Ternana Milano
Rivera Goal 17' (rig.)
Sormani Goal 31'
Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 12,603
Referee: Bigi
14 September 1968 2 Monza 0-3 Milan Monza
Goal 55' Prati
Goal 56' Hamrin
Goal 63' Schnellinger
Stadium: Stadio Gino Alfonso Sada
Attendance: 8,579
Referee: Angonese
22 September 1968 3 Lanerossi Vicenza 0-0 Milan Vicenza
Stadium: Stadio Romeo Menti
Attendance: 13,088
Referee: D'Agostini

Quarterfinals[edit]

19 March 1969 Torino 1-0 Milan Torino
Bolchi Goal 88' Stadium: Stadio Comunale
Attendance: 12,172
Referee: Angonese
2 April 1969 Milan 0-1 Torino Milano
Goal 61' Fossati Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 6,014
Referee: Di Tonno

European Cup[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

18 September 1968 1 Malmö Sweden 2–1 Italy Milan Malmö
Olsberg Goal 45'
Elmstedt Goal 50'
Report Goal 58' Rivera Stadium: Malmö Stadion
Attendance: 23,318
Referee: West GermanySiebert
2 October 1968 2 Milan Italy 4–1 Sweden Malmö Milan
Prati Goal 32'69'
Sormani Goal 62'
Rivera Goal 89' (rig.)
Report Goal 16' Ljungberg Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 61,932
Referee: FranceMachin

Round of 16[edit]

On starting of competition due to political issues related to Spring of Prague, the next teams abandoned the tournament:

As a result, Milan, Benfica and Crvena Zvezda, qualified on table to the next round.

Quarterfinals[edit]

19 February 1969 1 Milan Italy 0–0 Scotland Celtic Milan
Report Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 62,402
Referee: West GermanyTschenscher
12 March 1969 2 Celtic Scotland 0–1 Italy Milan Glasgow
Report Goal 12' Prati Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: SpainOrtiz de Mendibil

Semifinals[edit]

23 April 1969 1 Milan Italy 2–0 England Manchester United Milan
Sormani Goal 33'
Hamrin Goal 49'
Report Stadium: Stadio San Siro
Attendance: 80,050
Referee: CzechoslovakiaKrnávek
15 May 1969 2 Manchester United England 1–0 Italy Milan Manchester
Charlton Goal 70' Report Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 63,000
Referee: FranceMachin

Final[edit]

28 May 1969 Milan Italy 4–1 Netherlands Ajax Madrid
Prati Goal 8'40'75'
Sormani Goal 67'
Report Goal 60' (pen) Vasović Stadium: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
Attendance: 59,000
Referee: SpainJosé Maria Ortiz de Mendibil

Statistics[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Competition[10] Points Home Away Total GD
G W D L Gs Ga G W D L Gs Ga G W D L Gs Ga
1968-69 Serie A 41 15 11 4 0 21 2 15 3 9 3 10 10 30 14 13 3 31 12 +19
1968-69 Coppa Italia Quarterfinals 2 1 0 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 3 1 5 2 1 2 5 2 +3
1968-69 European Cup Winners 3 2 1 0 6 1 3 1 0 2 2 3 7[11] 4 1 2 12 5 +7
Total - 20 14 5 1 29 4 21 5 10 6 15 14 42 20 15 7 48 19 +29

Players statistics[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Serie A Coppa Italia European Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
DF Italy Angelo Anquilletti 40 0 30 0 3 0 7 0
DF Italy Bruno Baveni 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GK Italy Pierangelo Belli 2 -4 1 -3 1 -1 0 -0
  Italy Roberto Casone 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
GK Italy Fabio Cudicini 37 -12 29 -8 2 -1 6 -3
MF Italy Romano Fogli 29 3 23 3 4 0 2 0
FW Italy Lino Golin 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
FW Sweden Kurt Hamrin 22 3 13 1 3 1 6 1
MF Italy Giovanni Lodetti 41 1 30 1 4 0 7 0
DF Italy Saul Malatrasi 36 0 27 0 3 0 6 0
DF Italy Luigi Maldera 17 0 12 0 1 0 4 0
GK Italy Claudio Mantovani 0 0 0 -0 0 -0 0 -0
FW Italy Angelo Marchi 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
DF Italy Paolo Montanari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Italy Bruno Mora 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
FW Italy Carlo Petrini 13 2 9 2 3 0 1 0
FW Italy Pierino Prati 40 21 30 14 3 1 7 6
MF Italy Gianni Rivera 39 6 28 3 4 1 7 2
MF Italy Giorgio Rognoni 15 0 9 0 3 0 3 0
DF Italy Roberto Rosato 38 1 27 1 4 0 7 0
DF Italy Nello Santin 13 0 7 0 3 0 3 0
MF Italy Nevio Scala 7 0 4 0 2 0 1 0
DF Germany Karl-Heinz Schnellinger 31 1 20 0 4 1 7 0
FW Italy Angelo Benedicto Sormani 32 8 26 4 1 1 5 3
MF Italy Giovanni Trapattoni 32 0 22 0 5 0 5 0
GK Italy Villiam Vecchi 4 -3 1 -1 2 -0 1 -2

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tied with Cagliari Calcio, according to article 23 of Organic Rules of Italian Federation.
  2. ^ "Attendance Statistics of Serie A". stadiapostcards.com. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Coppa Italia 1968-1969 - Gruppo 1" (in Italian). wikicalcioitalia.info. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Der 7. Spieltag der italienischen Serie A 1968/1969" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Der 8. Spieltag der italienischen Serie A 1968/1969" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  6. ^ Giorgio Bellani (4 October 1968). "Milan e Torino in 24 ore passano due turni delle Coppe". La Stampa. p. 12. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  7. ^ Loaned out during Autumn window.
  8. ^ Added from Youth squad “Primavera”
  9. ^ Due to Verona field disqualified for the match by Italian Federation: . Panini. p. 341. Missing or empty |title= (help).
  10. ^ "Milan Associazione Calcio 1968-69" (PDF). magliarossonera.it. p. 2. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  11. ^ Final match at Madrid included.
  12. ^ "Milan Associazione Calcio 1968-69" (PDF). magliarossonera.it. p. 2–3. Retrieved 1 June 2012.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Almanacco illustrato del Milan, ed: 2, March 2005. Panini.
  • Enrico Tosi. La storia del Milan, May 2005. Italia/Italy cid Tosi.
  • Milan. Sempre con te, December 2009. Mondadori. ISBN 88-04-59118-8.

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