Associazione Calcio Milan commonly referred to as AC Milan or simply Milan is a professional football club in Milan, Italy. The club was founded in 1899. The club has spent its entire history, with the exception of the 1980–81 and 1982–83 seasons, in the top flight of Italian football. The top flight of Italy was known as Serie A from 1929–to 30.

AC Milan was founded as Milan Football and Cricket Club in 1899. It was founded by English expatriates Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin. Meanwhile, the club claims 16 December of that year as its foundation date. However, historical evidence seems to suggest that the club was actually founded a few days earlier. It was most likely on 13 December. However, the club lost its charter. As a result, the exact date remains open to debate.

In honor of its English origins, the club has retained the English spelling of the city’s name. They opposed the Italian spelling Milano, which it was forced to bear under the fascist regime. Milan won its first Italian championship in 1901 and a further two in succession in 1906 and 1907.

AC Milan’s 18 FIFA and UEFA trophies are the fourth highest out of any club. They are joint with Boca Juniors. Meanwhile, they won the most out of any Italian club. Milan has won a joint-record of three Intercontinental Cups. Meanwhile, they also won one FIFA Club World Cup and seven Champions League titles. This is an Italian record. Moreover, Milan won the UEFA Super Cup a joint-record five times, and the Cup Winners’ Cup twice.

With 18 league titles, Milan is the third most successful club in Serie A. They are behind local rivals Inter Milan (19 league titles) and Juventus (36 league titles). Moreover, they have also won the Coppa Italia five times. Meanwhile, Milan has also won the Supercoppa Italiana seven times.

Milan’s home games are played at San Siro. Meanwhile, the stadium is also known as the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. The stadium is shared with city rivals Internazionale. Meanwhile, it is the largest in Italian football. The stadium has a total capacity of 75,923. They have a long-standing rivalry with Inter, with whom they contest the Derby Della Madonnina. Meanwhile, it is one of the most followed derbies in football.

The club is one of the wealthiest in Italian and world football. It was a founding member of the now-defunct G-14 group of Europe’s leading football clubs as well as its replacement, the European Club Association.

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