This is the history of Associazione Calcio Milan
, commonly referred to as A.C. Milan
or simply Milan
(), an Italian
professional football club
based in Milan
Foundation and early years
Associazione Calcio Milan
was founded 16 December 1899 by Alfred Edwards
and Herbert Kilpin
) as the Milan Cricket and Football Club
. Edwards, a former British vice-consul in Milan and well-known personality of the Milanese high society, was the club's first elected president. Initially the team included a cricket
section, managed by Edward Berra
, and a football section managed by David Allison.
The official colours chosen were red and black. Immediately the team gained relevant notability under Herbert Kilpin
's guide. The first trophy to be won was the Medaglia del Re
(King's Medal) on January 1900, and the team later won three national leagues, in 1901, 1906 and 1907. The triumph of 1901 was particularly relevant because it ended the consecutive series of wins of Genoa
, which had been the only team to have won prior to 1901.
In 1908, issues over the signing of foreign players led to a split and the formation of F.C. Internazionale Milano
In 1916, Milan won the Federal Cup
, a national trophy which had replaced the Italian league, suspended because of World War I
. This cup was never recognized as an Italian title.
In 1919, the team changed its name to Milan Football Club
. After their first... Read More