List of A.C. Milan records and statistics

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Associazione Calcio Milan are an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. The club was founded as Milan Foot-Ball and Cricket Club in 1899 and has competed in the Italian football league since the following year. Milan currently play in Serie A, the top tier of Italian football. They have been out of the top tier in only two seasons since the establishment of the Serie A as the single division top tier. They have also been involved in European football ever since they became the first Italian club to enter the European Cup in 1955.

This list encompasses the major honours won by Milan, records set by the club, its managers and its players. The player records section includes details of the club's leading goalscorers and those who have made most appearances in first-team competitions. It also records notable achievements by Milan players on the international stage.

The club currently shares with Internazionale the record for the second most Italian top-flight titles (Scudetti) with 18, behind Juventus' 36, and also holds the record for the most European Cup victories by an Italian team, winning the competition seven times. Furthermore, in the 1991–92 season Milan became the first team to win the Serie A title without losing a single game. The club's record appearance maker is Paolo Maldini, who has made 902 official appearances between 1985 and 2009. Gunnar Nordahl is the club's record goalscorer, scoring 221 goals during his Milan career.

All figures are correct as of 16 January 2019.

Honours[edit]

Milan have won honours both domestically and in European cup competitions. They have won the Scudetto 18 times, the Coppa Italia five times and the Supercoppa Italiana seven times.[1] They won their first title in their second season, winning the 1901 Italian Football Championship, while their most recent success came in 2011, when they won their 18th Scudetto.[1]

Domestic[edit]

League[edit]

Winners (18): 1901, 1906, 1907, 1950–51, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1958–59, 1961–62, 1967–68, 1978–79, 1987–88, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04, 2010–11
Runners-up (15): 1902, 1947–48, 1949–50, 1951–52, 1955–56, 1960–61, 1964–65, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1989–90, 1990–91, 2004–05, 2011–12
Winners (2): 1980–81, 1982–83

Cups[edit]

Winners (5): 1966–67, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1976–77, 2002–03
Runners-up (9): 1941–42, 1967–68, 1970–71, 1974–75, 1984–85, 1989–90, 1997–98, 2015–16, 2017–18
Winners (7): 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2004, 2011, 2016
Runners-up (4): 1996, 1999, 2003, 2018

International[edit]

Winners (7): 1962–63, 1968–69, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1993–94, 2002–03, 2006–07
Runners-up (4): 1957–58, 1992–93, 1994–95, 2004–05
Winners (2): 1967–68, 1972–73
Runners-up (1): 1973–74
Winners (5): 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2007
Runners-up (2): 1973, 1993
Winners (3): 1969, 1989, 1990
Runners-up (4): 1963, 1993, 1994, 2003
Winners (1): 2007
Winners (2): 1951, 1956
Runners-up (1): 1953
Winners (1): 1982

Divisional movements[edit]

Series Years Last Promotions Relegations
A 87 2020–21 Decrease 2 (1980, 1982)
B 2 1982–83 Increase 2 (1981, 1983) never
89 years of professional football in Italy since 1929

Player records[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Paolo Maldini holds Milan's appearance record, having played 902 times over the course of 25 seasons from 1985 to 2009. He also holds the records for league and European appearances, with 647 and 168 respectively. Franco Baresi holds the record for Coppa Italia appearances with 97.

Most appearances[edit]

Competitive, professional matches only. Wartime matches excluded.

# Name Years League[A] Coppa Italia Europe[B] Other[C] Total
1 Italy Paolo Maldini 1984–2009 647 72 168 15 902
2 Italy Franco Baresi 1977–1997 532 97 75 15 719
3 Italy Alessandro Costacurta 1986
1987–2007
458 78 116 11 663
4 Italy Gianni Rivera 1960–1979 501 74 76 7 658
5 Italy Mauro Tassotti 1980–1997 429 75 64 15 583
6 Italy Massimo Ambrosini 1995–1997
1998–2013
344 37 101 7 489
7 Italy Gennaro Gattuso 1999–2012 335 26 101 6 468
8 Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 2002–2012 300 25 102 5 432
9 Italy Angelo Anquilletti 1966–1977 278 71 62 7 418
10 Italy Cesare Maldini 1954–1966 347 9 42 14 412

Goalscorers[edit]

Milan's all-time leading scorer is Gunnar Nordahl, who scored 221 goals for the club from 1948 to 1956. He holds the record for the most goals in a season with 38 in all competitions in the 1950–51 season. Nordahl also holds the record for the most goals in Serie A with 210; while Gianni Rivera holds the record for the most goals in the Coppa Italia, with 28. Lastly, Filippo Inzaghi holds the record for the most goals in European competition with 41.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Competitive, professional matches only. Wartime matches excluded. Matches played (including as substitute) appear in brackets.

# Name Years League[A] Coppa Italia Europe[B] Other[C] Total
1 Sweden Gunnar Nordahl 1949–1956 210 (257) 0 (0) 4 (5) 7 (6) 221 (268)
2 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 1999–2006
2008–2009
127 (226) 7 (16) 38 (76) 4 (3) 175 (322)
3 Italy Gianni Rivera 1960–1979 122 (501) 28 (74) 13 (76) 1 (7) 164 (658)
4 Brazil Italy José Altafini 1958–1965 120 (205) 9 (9) 20 (19) 12 (13) 161 (246)
5 Italy Aldo Boffi 1936–1945 109 (163) 22 (23) 0 (0) 0 (1) 131 (187)
6 Italy Filippo Inzaghi 2001–2012 73 (202) 10 (20) 41 (74) 2 (4) 126 (300)
7 Netherlands Marco van Basten 1987–1995 90 (147) 13 (22) 20 (28) 2 (4) 125 (201)
8 Italy Giuseppe Santagostino 1921–1932 103 (233) 2 (1) 0 (0) 1 (2) 106 (236)
9 Brazil Kaká 2003–2009
2013–2014
77 (223) 0 (11) 26 (69) 1 (4) 104 (307)
10 Italy Pierino Prati 1966–1973 72 (143) 14 (34) 16 (30) 0 (2) 102 (209)

Award winners[edit]

Ballon d'Or

The following players have won the Ballon d'Or while playing for Milan:

FIFA World Player of the Year The following players have won the FIFA World Player of the Year award while playing for Milan:

UEFA Club Footballer of the Year The following players have won the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award while playing for Milan:

International[edit]

FIFA World Cup

The following players have won the FIFA World Cup while playing for Milan:

UEFA European Championship

The following players have won the UEFA European Championship while playing for Milan:

Managerial records[edit]

  • First manager: Herbert Kilpin, from 1899 to 1906[7]
  • Longest-serving manager by time:
    • Single spell: Carlo Ancelotti, 7 years and 236 days, from 6 November 2001 to 30 June 2009[8]
    • Multiple spells: Nereo Rocco, 9 years and 161 days, from 11 June 1961 to 16 June 1963 and from 17 June 1967 to 5 July 1972 as head coach; from 6 September 1972 to 10 February 1974, then from 5 October 1975 to 26 June 1976 and from 13 February 1977 to 3 July 1977 as technical director[9]
  • Longest-serving manager by matches: Nereo Rocco – 459 matches (323 as head coach and 136 as technical director) in four spells at the club between 1961 and 1977[9]

Club records[edit]

Matches[edit]

Firsts[edit]

Wins[edit]

Defeats[edit]

  • Record (home) defeat: 0–8 against Bologna, Prima Divisione, 5 November 1922[14]
  • Record away defeat:[14]
  • Record-scoring defeat: 2–8 against Juventus, Divisione Nazionale, 10 July 1927[14]
  • Record Serie A (away) defeat:[14]
  • Record Serie A home defeat: 1–6 against Juventus, 6 April 1997[14]
  • Record Coppa Italia (away) defeat:[14]
  • Record Coppa Italia home defeat: 0–4 against Roma, 21 November 1979[14]
  • Record (away) defeat in European competitions: 0–6 against Ajax, European Super Cup, 16 January 1974[14]
  • Record home defeat in European competitions: 0–3 against Lille, Europa League, 5 November 2020[14]
  • Most defeats in a Serie A season: 15 (out of 34 games), during the 1930–31 season[14]
  • Fewest defeats in a Serie A season: unbeaten during the 34-game 1991–92 season[14]

Goals[edit]

  • Most goals scored in a Serie A season: 118 in 38 games, during the 1949–50 season[14]
  • Fewest goals scored in a Serie A season: 21 in 30 games, during the 1981–82 season[14]
  • Most goals conceded in a Serie A season: 62 in 34 games, during the 1932–33 season[14]
  • Fewest goals conceded in a Serie A season: 12 in 30 games, during the 1968–69 season[14]

Points[edit]

  • Most points in a Serie A season:[14]
    • Two points for a win: 60 in 38 games, during the 1950–51 season
    • Three points for a win:
  • Fewest points in a Serie A season:[14]
    • Two points for a win: 24 in 30 games, during the 1981–82 season
    • Three points for a win: 43 in 34 games, during the 1996–97 season

European statistics[edit]

Notes[edit]

A. A Includes Prima Categoria, Prima Divisione, Divisione Nazionale, Serie A and Serie B (tie-breakers are not included as well).

B. B Includes UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Cup, and UEFA Super Cup.

C. C The "Other" column includes goals and appearances (including those as a substitute) in Supercoppa Italiana, Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, Coppa dell'Amicizia, Coppa delle Alpi, Torneo Estivo del 1986, Mitropa Cup, Latin Cup, Intercontinental Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

D. ^ Home game played in Lecce.

E. ^ Home game played in Trieste.

References[edit]

General

  • "Campionati e Coppe". A.C. Milan - La storia 1899-2005. CD 1. Graphic Sector S.r.L. 2005.
  • "I Protagonisti". A.C. Milan - La storia 1899-2005. CD 2. Graphic Sector S.r.L. 2005.

Specific

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  3. ^ "È Paolo Maldini il più giovane rossonero ad aver giocato in A". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 12 October 2006. Retrieved 19 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  5. ^ a b "Alessandro Costacurta" (in Italian). MagliaRossonera.it. Retrieved 19 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Pietro Lana" (in Italian). MagliaRossonera.it. Retrieved 19 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Herbert Kilpin" (in Italian). MagliaRossonera.it. Retrieved 19 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Carlo Ancelotti" (in Italian). MagliaRossonera.it. Retrieved 19 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ a b "Nereo Rocco" (in Italian). MagliaRossonera.it. Retrieved 19 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "La prima partita del Milan" (in Italian). MagliaRossonera.it. Retrieved 19 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "15 aprile 1900, Torinese vs Milan 3-0" (in Italian). MagliaRossonera.it. Retrieved 19 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "6 gennaio 1927, Milan vs Rivarolese 7-1" (in Italian). MagliaRossonera.it. Retrieved 19 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "1 novembre 1955, Milan vs Saarbrucken 3-4" (in Italian). MagliaRossonera.it. Retrieved 19 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  15. ^ "Coppa Campioni 1993/94" (in Italian). acmilan.com. Archived from the original on 27 January 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)