2008–09 A.C. Milan season

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Milan
2008–09 season
PresidentVacant
Head coachCarlo Ancelotti
StadiumSan Siro
Serie A3rd
Coppa ItaliaRound of 16
UEFA CupRound of 32
Top goalscorerLeague:
Kaká (16)

All:
Alexandre Pato (18)
Average home league attendance59,731[1]

During the 2008–09 season, Milan played its 75th Serie A season in the club's existence.

Club[edit]

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Italy Carlo Ancelotti
Assistant coach Italy Mauro Tassotti
Italy Filippo Galli
Goalkeeping coaches Italy Villiam Vecchi
Italy Beniamino Abate
Fitness coaches Italy Daniele Tognaccini
Italy Giovanni Mauri
Club doctor Italy Massimo Manara
President Italy Adriano Galliani

Last updated: July 19, 2008
Source: [1]

Source: San Siro

Squad[edit]

First team[edit]

Starting line-up.

As of December 21, 2008.[2] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Brazil BRA Dida
2 DF Brazil BRA Felipe Mattioni (on loan from Grêmio)
3 DF Italy ITA Paolo Maldini (captain)
4 DF Georgia (country) GEO Kakha Kaladze
5 MF Brazil BRA Emerson (released in April)
7 FW Brazil BRA Alexandre Pato
8 MF Italy ITA Gennaro Gattuso
9 FW Italy ITA Filippo Inzaghi
10 MF Netherlands NED Clarence Seedorf
11 FW Italy ITA Marco Borriello
12 GK Italy ITA Christian Abbiati
13 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Nesta
14 MF Uruguay URU Mathias Cardacio
15 DF Italy ITA Gianluca Zambrotta
16 GK Australia AUS Zeljko Kalac
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 DF Czech Republic CZE Marek Jankulovski
19 DF Italy ITA Giuseppe Favalli
20 MF Uruguay URU Tabaré Viúdez
21 MF Italy ITA Andrea Pirlo
22 MF Brazil BRA Kaká
23 MF Italy ITA Massimo Ambrosini (vice-captain)
24 DF Switzerland  SUI Philippe Senderos (on loan from Arsenal)
25 DF Italy ITA Daniele Bonera
32 MF England ENG David Beckham (on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy)
36 DF Italy ITA Matteo Darmian
51 MF Sierra Leone SLE Rodney Strasser (from Primavera team)
76 FW Ukraine UKR Andriy Shevchenko (on loan from Chelsea)
77 DF Italy ITA Luca Antonini
80 MF Brazil BRA Ronaldinho
84 MF France FRA Mathieu Flamini

List of 2008–09 transfers[edit]

(*) denotes a winter transfer.

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
5 May 2008 MF France Mathieu Flamini England Arsenal Free Transfer[3]
FW Italy Marco Borriello Italy Genoa €10M + Italy Davide Di Gennaro
16 June 2008 DF Italy Ignazio Abate Italy Empoli €2M[4]
16 June 2008 DF Italy Luca Antonini Italy Empoli €2.9M
20 June 2008 DF Italy Gianluca Zambrotta Spain Barcelona €8.5M
26 June 2008 MF Italy Gianmarco Conti Italy Venezia €0.2M (co-ownership deal with Venezia)
1 July 2008 GK Italy Christian Abbiati Spain Atlético Madrid End of loan[5]
18 July 2008 MF Brazil Ronaldinho Spain Barcelona €21M[6]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
14 MF Uruguay URU Mathías Cardacio (from Nacional, undisclosed)
20 FW Uruguay URU Tabaré Viúdez (from Defensor Sporting, undisclosed)
76 FW Ukraine UKR Andriy Shevchenko (from Chelsea[7])
24 DF Switzerland  SUI Philippe Senderos (on loan from Arsenal[8])
51 MF Sierra Leone SLE Rodney Strasser (from youth team)
32 MF England ENG David Beckham (on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy[9]) *
2 DF Brazil BRA Felipe Mattioni (on loan from Grêmio[10]) *

Out[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
2 DF Brazil BRA Cafu (retired[11])
27 MF Brazil BRA Serginho (retired[11])
34 MF France FRA Ibrahim Ba (retired)
99 FW Brazil BRA Ronaldo (retired)
29 GK Italy ITA Valerio Fiori (retired)
FW Brazil BRA Ricardo Oliveira (to Real Zaragoza, €10M[12])
11 FW Italy ITA Alberto Gilardino (to Fiorentina, €14M[13])
FW Italy ITA Davide Di Gennaro (co-ownership with Genoa, undisclosed[14])
DF Italy ITA Luca Antonelli (co-ownership with Parma, undisclosed)
FW Italy ITA Ignazio Abate (co-ownership with Torino, undisclosed[15])
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Italy ITA Nicola Pozzi (to Empoli, undisclosed[16])
GK Italy ITA Ferdinando Coppola (co-ownership with Atalanta, undisclosed[17])
DF Italy ITA Romano Perticone (co-ownership with Livorno, undisclosed[18])
DF Argentina ARG Leandro Grimi (to Sporting CP, €2.5M[19])
FW Italy ITA Matteo Ardemagni (co-ownership with Triestina, undisclosed[20])
17 DF Croatia CRO Dario Šimić (to Monaco, undisclosed[21])
43 FW Italy ITA Alberto Paloschi (co-ownership with Parma, undisclosed[16])
32 MF Italy ITA Cristian Brocchi (to Lazio, €2.7M[22])

Out on loan[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
20 MF France FRA Yoann Gourcuff (to Bordeaux[23])
41 FW France FRA Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (to Dijon[16])
DF Italy ITA Elia Legati (to Monaco[16])
DF Brazil BRA Marcus Diniz (to Livorno[24])
42 FW Nigeria NGA Kingsley Umunegbu (to Salernitana[25])
No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Italy ITA Marco Storari (to Fiorentina[26])
31 DF Brazil BRA Digão (to Standard Liège[27])
94 FW France FRA Willy Aubameyang (to Avellino[28])
2 DF Italy ITA Massimo Oddo (to Bayern Munich[29])

Squad statistics[edit]

As of end of the season

No. Pos Nat Player Total Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Brazil Dida 16 -6 9+1 0 1 -2 5 -4
3 DF Italy Paolo Maldini 32 0 30 0 0 0 1+1 0
4 DF Georgia (country) Kakha Kaladze 16 0 10+1 0 1 0 3+1 0
5 MF Brazil Emerson 18 0 3+9 0 1 0 4+1 0
7 FW Brazil Alexandre Pato 42 18 27+9 15 0 0 3+3 3
8 MF Italy Gennaro Gattuso 16 1 11+1 0 0 0 3+1 1
9 FW Italy Filippo Inzaghi 32 16 15+11 13 0 0 6 3
10 MF Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 41 3 30+3 3 1 0 5+2 0
11 FW Italy Marco Borriello 8 2 6+1 1 0 0 1 1
12 GK Italy Christian Abbiati 28 -22 28 -22 0 0 0 0
13 DF Italy Alessandro Nesta 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF Uruguay Mathias Cardaccio 2 0 0+1 0 1 0 0 0
15 DF Italy Gianluca Zambrotta 41 1 33+1 1 1 0 6 0
16 GK Australia Zeljko Kalac 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
18 DF Czech Republic Marek Jankulovski 38 1 31 0 1 0 3+3 1
19 DF Italy Giuseppe Favalli 29 0 21+2 0 1 0 5 0
20 MF Uruguay Tabaré Viúdez 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
21 MF Italy Andrea Pirlo 29 2 26 1 0 0 3 1
22 MF Brazil Kaká 36 16 28+3 16 1 0 3+1 0
23 MF Italy Massimo Ambrosini 33 4 24+4 3 0 0 5 1
24 DF Switzerland Philippe Senderos 20 0 7+7 0 1 0 5 0
25 DF Italy Daniele Bonera 22 0 16+2 0 0 0 4 0
32 MF England David Beckham 20 2 18 2 0 0 1+1 0
36 DF Italy Matteo Darmian 3 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 0
51 MF Sierra Leone Rodney Strasser 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
76 FW Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 26 2 2+16 0 1 1 6+1 1
77 DF Italy Luca Antonini 18 0 4+7 0 1 0 6 0
80 FW Brazil Ronaldinho 35 10 16+13 8 1 0 2+3 2
84 MF France Mathieu Flamini 37 0 22+7 0 1 0 6+1 0

Competitions summary[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started Round Final Position Final Round First Match Last Match
Serie A Round 1 Round 38 August 31, 2008 May 31, 2009
Coppa Italia Round of 16 Eliminated Round of 16 December 3, 2008 December 3, 2008
UEFA Cup First Round Eliminated Round of 32 September 18, 2008 February 26, 2009

Serie A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Internazionale (C) 38 25 9 4 70 32 +38 84 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Juventus 38 21 11 6 69 37 +32 74[a]
3 Milan 38 22 8 8 70 35 +35 74[a]
4 Fiorentina 38 21 5 12 53 38 +15 68[b] Qualification to Champions League play-off round
5 Genoa 38 19 11 8 56 39 +17 68[b] Qualification to Europa League play-off round[c]
Source: lega-calcio.it (in Italian)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Juventus finished ahead of Milan on head-to-head points: Juventus 4–2 Milan, Milan 1–1 Juventus.
  2. ^ a b Fiorentina finished ahead of Genoa on head-to-head points: Fiorentina 1–0 Genoa, Genoa 3–3 Fiorentina.
  3. ^ Lazio qualified for the play-off round of the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League by winning the 2008–09 Coppa Italia.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
36 21 8 7 67 31  +36 71 14 3 1 37 9  +28 7 5 6 30 22  +8

Source: [2]

Results by round[edit]

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHA
ResultLLWWWDWWWWDWDLWLWDWWDWDLWLWWDWWWWWDLLW
Position14191596864312223343333322333333332222233
Source:[citation needed]
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

UEFA Cup - Group E standings[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Wolfsburg 4 3 1 0 13 7 +6 10
Italy Milan 4 2 2 0 8 5 +3 8
Portugal Braga 4 2 0 2 7 5 +2 6
England Portsmouth 4 1 1 2 7 8 −1 4
Netherlands Heerenveen 4 0 0 4 3 13 −10 0
Source: RSSSF

Matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Updated to games played May 31, 2009.

Pre-season tournaments and friendlies[edit]

Date Tournament Location Opponent team Score Scorers
23 July 2008 Friendly Cremona, Italy Cremonese 0–0
29 July 2008 2008 TIM Trophy Turin, Italy Juventus 2–2(6–4p) Seedorf Goal 6'42'
29 July 2008 2008 TIM Trophy Turin, Italy Internazionale 0–0(4–3p)
1 August 2008 2008 Russian Railways Cup Moscow, Russia Spain Sevilla 0–1
3 August 2008 2008 Russian Railways Cup Moscow, Russia England Chelsea 0–5
9 August 2008 Friendly Manchester, England England Manchester City 0–1
17 August 2008 2008 Trofeo Luigi Berlusconi Milan, Italy Juventus 4–1 Jankulovski Goal 21', Ambrosini Goal 25'79', Inzaghi Goal 52'
21 August 2008 2008 Trofeo Birra Moretti Naples, Italy Napoli 1–0 Paloschi Goal 44'
21 August 2008 2008 Trofeo Birra Moretti Naples, Italy Juventus 0–0(4–5p)
24 August 2008 2008 Trofeo Villa de Gijón Gijón, Spain Spain Sporting de Gijón 0–2
10 September 2008 Friendly Lugano, Switzerland Switzerland Lugano 0–2
14 October 2008 Taçi Oil Cup Tirana, Albania Albania Tirana 1–2 Ronaldinho Goal 90+1'
7 January 2009 Dubai Challenge Cup Dubai, United Arab Emirates Germany Hamburg 1–1(4–3p) Ronaldinho Goal 61'
21 January 2009 Friendly Hanover, Germany Germany Hannover 96 3–2 Shevchenko Goal 52', Inzaghi Goal 55'75'
4 February 2009 Friendly Glasgow, Scotland Scotland Rangers 2–2 Pato Goal 70', Kaká Goal 78'
22 April 2009 Friendly Budapest, Hungary Hungary Hungary's league selection 5–2 Kaká Goal 37', Shevchenko Goal 47'63', Seedorf Goal 73', Viúdez Goal 85'

Serie A[edit]

31 August 2008 1 Milan 1–2 Bologna Milan
15:00 CEST Ambrosini Goal 41' Di Vaio Goal 18'
Valiani Goal 79'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 63,306
Referee: Daniele Orsato
2 Genoa 2–0 Milan
Sculli Goal 30'
Milito Goal 90' (pen.)
3 Milan 4–1 Lazio
Seedorf Goal 7'
Zambrotta Goal 34'
Pato Goal 49'
Kaká Goal 60'
Zárate Goal 25'
4 Reggina 1–2 Milan
Corradi Goal 59' Borriello Goal 24'
Pato Goal 73'
7 Milan 3–0 Sampdoria
Ronaldinho Goal 55' (pen.)66'
Inzaghi Goal 90'
8 Atalanta 0–1 Milan
Kaká Goal 80'
9 Milan 2–1 Siena
Inzaghi Goal 31'
Kaká Goal 64' (pen.)
Vergassola Goal 53'
10 Milan 1–0 Napoli
Ronaldinho Goal 86'
11 Lecce 1–1 Milan
A. Esposito Goal 90' Ronaldinho Goal 80'
12 Milan 1–0 Chievo
Kaká Goal 15' (pen.)
13 Torino 2–2 Milan
Stellone Goal 25'
Rosina Goal 77' (pen.)
Pato Goal 29'
Ronaldinho Goal 34'
14 Palermo 3–1 Milan
Miccoli Goal 50'
Cavani Goal 59'
Simplício Goal 80'
Ronaldinho Goal 83' (pen.)
15 Milan 1–0 Catania
Kaká Goal 65'
16 Juventus 4–2 Milan
Del Piero Goal 16' (pen.)
Chiellini Goal 30'
Amauri Goal 41'69'
Pato Goal 30'
Ambrosini Goal 56'
17 Milan 5–1 Udinese
Pato Goal 4'18'
Kaká Goal 13'52'
Seedorf Goal 43'
Di Natale Goal 17'
18 Roma 2–2 Milan
Vučinić Goal 22'71' Pato Goal 48'53'
20 Bologna 1–4 Milan
Di Vaio Goal 9' (pen.) Seedorf Goal 13'
Kaká Goal 17' (pen.)43'
Beckham Goal 59'
21 Milan 1–1 Genoa
Beckham Goal 33' Milito Goal 87'
22 Lazio 0–3 Milan
Pato Goal 42'
Ambrosini Goal 47'
Kaká Goal 83'
23 Milan 1–1 Reggina
Kaká Goal 67' (pen.) Di Gennaro Goal 34'
24 Inter 2–1 Milan
Adriano Goal 29'
Stanković Goal 43'
Pato Goal 71'
25 Milan 1–0 Cagliari
Seedorf Goal 65'
26 Sampdoria 2–1 Milan
Cassano Goal 33'
Pazzini Goal 51'
Pato Goal 80'
27 Milan 3–0 Atalanta
Inzaghi Goal 7'71'74'
28 Siena 1–5 Milan
Maccarone Goal 62' Pirlo Goal 7' (pen.)
Inzaghi Goal 44'71'
Pato Goal 55'78'
29 Napoli 0–0 Milan
30 Milan 2–0 Lecce
Ronaldinho Goal 90+1'
Inzaghi Goal 90+3'
31 Chievo 0–1 Milan
Seedorf Goal 53'
32 Milan 5–1 Torino
Inzaghi Goal 13'37'60'
Kaká Goal 68' (pen.)
Ambrosini Goal 90'
Franceschini Goal 80'
33 Milan 3–0 Palermo
Kaká Goal 10' (pen.)57' (pen.)
Inzaghi Goal 19'
34 Catania 0–2 Milan
Inzaghi Goal 27'
Kaká Goal 52'
35 Milan 1–1 Juventus
Seedorf Goal 57' Iaquinta Goal 60'
36 Udinese 2–1 Milan
D'Agostino Goal 31' (pen.)
Zapata Goal 49'
Ambrosini Goal 90'
37 Milan 2–3 Roma
Ambrosini Goal 75'81' Riise Goal 36'
Ménez Goal 80'
Totti Goal 85'
38 Fiorentina 0–2 Milan
Kaká Goal 56'
Pato Goal 77'

Coppa Italia[edit]

Match Date Round Home/Away Opponent team Score Scorers
1 December 3, 2008 Round of 16 Home Lazio 1–2 (a.e.t.) Shevchenko Goal 77'

UEFA Cup[edit]

Match Date Round Home/Away Opponent team Score Scorers
1 September 18, 2008 First Round Home Switzerland Zürich 3–1 Jankulovski Goal 45+1', Pato Goal 56', Borriello Goal 74'
2 October 2, 2008 First Round Away Switzerland Zürich 0–1 Shevchenko Goal 74'
3 October 23, 2008 Group Stage Away Netherlands Heerenveen 1–3 Jong-a-Pin Goal 19' (o.g.), Gattuso Goal 23', Inzaghi Goal 69'
4 November 6, 2008 Group Stage Home Portugal Braga 1–0 Ronaldinho Goal 90+3'
5 November 26, 2008 Group Stage Away England Portsmouth 2–2 Ronaldinho Goal 84', Inzaghi Goal 90+3'
6 December 17, 2008 Group Stage Home Germany Wolfsburg 2–2 Ambrosini Goal 17', Pato Goal 56'
7 February 18, 2009 Round of 32 Away Germany Werder Bremen 1–1 Inzaghi Goal 36'
8 February 26, 2009 Round of 32 Home Germany Werder Bremen 2–2 Pirlo Goal 27' (pen.), Pato Goal 33'

Player seasonal records[edit]

Competitive matches only. Numbers in brackets indicate appearances made. Updated to games played May 31, 2009.[30]

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA Cup Total
1 Brazil Alexandre Pato 15 - 3 18
2 Brazil Kaká 16 - - 16
Italy Filippo Inzaghi 13 - 3
4 Brazil Ronaldinho 8 - 2 10
5 Italy Massimo Ambrosini 7 - 1 8
6 Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 6 - - 6
7 England David Beckham 2 - - 2
Italy Marco Borriello 1 - 1
Italy Andrea Pirlo 1 - 1
Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko - 1 1
10 Italy Gennaro Gattuso - - 1 1
Czech Republic Marek Jankulovski - - 1
Italy Gianluca Zambrotta 1 - -

Goals conceded[edit]

Rank Name Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA Cup Total Average per game
1 Italy Christian Abbiati 28 (28) - - 28 (28) 1
2 Brazil Dida 7 (10) 2 (1) 9 (8)0 18 (19)0 0.94
3 Australia Zeljko Kalac 1 (1) - - 1 (1)0 1

Games started[edit]

Name Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA Cup Total
Italy Gianluca Zambrotta 33 - 6 39
Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 30 1 5 36
Czech Republic Marek Jankulovski 31 - 3 34
Brazil Kaká 28 1 3 32
Italy Paolo Maldini 30 - 1 31
Brazil Alexandre Pato 28 - 3 31
Italy Andrea Pirlo 26 - 3 29
France Mathieu Flamini 22 1 6 29
Italy Christian Abbiati 28 - - 28
Italy Massimo Ambrosini 24 - 4 28
Italy Giuseppe Favalli 21 1 5 27
Italy Filippo Inzaghi 15 - 6 21
Italy Daniele Bonera 16 - 4 20
England David Beckham 18 - 1 19
Brazil Ronaldinho 16 1 2 19
Brazil Dida 9 1 8 18
Italy Gennaro Gattuso 11 - 3 14
Georgia (country) Kakha Kaladze 10 1 3 14
Switzerland Philippe Senderos 7 1 5 13
Italy Luca Antonini 4 1 6 11
Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 2 1 6 9
Brazil Emerson 3 1 3 7
Italy Marco Borriello 6 - - 6
Australia Zeljko Kalac 1 - - 1

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