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Associazione Calcio Milan is an Italian football club based in Milan, Lombardy. The club was founded in 1899 as Milan Foot-Ball and Cricket Club, and has competed in the Italian football league system since 1900. They were the first Italian club to qualify for the European Cup in 1955. Since then, the club has competed in every UEFA-organised competition, with the exception of the Intertoto Cup.

A.C. Milan in European football
ClubA.C. Milan
First entry1955–56 European Cup
Latest entry2018–19 UEFA Europa League
Titles
Champions League
Cup Winners' Cup
Super Cup
Intercontinental Cup
FIFA Club World Cup

The competition in which the club has had the most success is the European Cup/UEFA Champions League, which they won seven times, the first in 1963; this win made them the first Italian side to win the European Cup. The other six victories came in 1969, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003 and 2007. The club has also won the Cup Winners' Cup twice, in 1968 and 1973; the Super Cup five times, in 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003 and 2007; and the Intercontinental Cup three times, in 1969, 1989 and 1990.

After their Champions League win in 2007, Milan also competed as UEFA's representatives at the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup, eventually winning the competition and thus becoming the first Italian and European side to win the trophy. They have also won the 1951 and 1956 Latin Cup and the 1982 Mitropa Cup.

Milan qualified for the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League group stage as the sixth-placed team of the previous season, but were originally banned by UEFA from European competition due to violations of Financial Fair Play regulations for failure to break-even.[1] Milan appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and the ban was overturned on 20 July 2018.[2][3]

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HistoryEdit

European debutEdit

Following their league title win the previous season, Milan first competed in European football competition in the 1955–56 season. They had also competed in the Latin Cup in the previous years. They had previously played in the 1951, 1953 and 1955 editions of the Latin Cup and the 1938 edition of the Mitropa Cup.

The club's first match in European competition was a round-of-16 tie in the first edition of the European Cup against Saarbrücken; Milan lost the home match 3–4. The return leg was played at the Ludwigspark Stadion in Saarbrücken, and the match finished as a 4–1 win for Milan, which made them able to qualify for the next round. After eliminating Rapid Wien in the quarter-finals, Milan faced Real Madrid in the semi-finals. The first leg took Milan to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, where they were defeated 4–2. Despite winning 2–1 in the second leg back at San Siro, they were eliminated from the competition and the club's first European season came to an end as Real Madrid went on to record the first of their five consecutive European Cup titles.

MatchesEdit

International cupsEdit

Season Competition Round Opposition Score
1938 Mitropa Cup First Round   Ripensia Timișoara 0–3 (A), 3–1 (H)
1951 Latin Cup Semifinals   Atlético Madrid 4–1
Final   Lille 5–0
1953 Latin Cup Semifinals   Sporting CP 4–3
Final   Stade Reims 0–3
1955 Latin Cup Semifinals   Stade Reims 2–3
Third Place Match   Belenenses 3–1
1956 Latin Cup Semifinals   Benfica 4–2
Final   Athletic Bilbao 3–1
1957 Latin Cup Semifinals   Real Madrid 1–5
Third Place Match   Saint-Étienne 4–3
1966–67 Mitropa Cup First Round   Dinamo Zagreb 0–1 (A), 0–0 (H)
1967[4] Cup of the Alps Group tournament[fn 1]   Eintracht Frankfurt 0–1
  1860 Munich 0–0
  Servette 0–0
  Basel 3–0
  Zürich 0–2
1981–82[5] Mitropa Cup Round-robin tournament   TJ Vítkovice 1–2 (A), 3–0 (H)
  Haladás 2–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
  Osijek 1–1 (A), 2–1 (H)

Pan-European cupsEdit

Season Competition Round Opposition Home Away Aggregate
1955–56 European Cup First Round   1. FC Saarbrücken 3–4 4–1 7–5
Quarter-final   Rapid Wien 7–2 1–1 8–3
Semi-final   Real Madrid 2–1 2–4 4–5
1957–58 European Cup Preliminary Round   Rapid Wien 4–1 2–5 6–6 (po 4–2)(N)
First Round   Rangers 2–0 4–1 6–1
Quarter-final   Borussia Dortmund 4–1 1–1 5–2
Semi-final   Manchester United 4–0 1–2 5–2
Final   Real Madrid 2–3 (a.e.t.) (N)
1959–60 European Cup Preliminary Round   Olympiacos 3–1 2–2 5–3
First Round   Barcelona 0–2 1–5 1–7
1961–62 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First Round   Novi Sad XI 0–0 0–2 0–2
1962–63 European Cup Preliminary Round   Union Luxembourg 8–0 6–0 14–0
First Round   Ipswich Town 3–0 1–2 4–2
Quarter-final   Galatasaray 5–0 3–1 8–1
Semi-final   Dundee 5–1 0–1 5–2
Final   Benfica 2–1 (N)[6]
1963 Intercontinental Cup Final   Santos 4–2 2–4 6–6 (po (4–2)(Maracana)
1963–64 European Cup First Round   IFK Norrköping 5–2 1–1 6–3
Quarter-final   Real Madrid 1–4 (A), 2–0 (H)
1964–65 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First Round   Strasbourg 0–2 (A), 1–0 (H)
1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First Round   Strasbourg 1–0 (H), 1–2 (A), 1–1 (H) [fn 2]
Second Round   Fabril 0–2 (A), 2–0 (H), 1–0 (H)
Third Round   Chelsea 1–2 (A), 2–1 (H), 1–1 (H) [fn 3]
1967–68 European Cup Winners' Cup First Round   Levski Sofia 5–1 (H), 1–1 (A)
Second Round   Győri ETO 2–2 (A), 1–1 (H) [fn 4]
Quarter-final   Standard Liège 1–1 (A), 1–1 (H), 2–0 (H)
Semi-final   Bayern Munich 2–0 (H), 0–0 (A)
Final   Hamburger SV 2–0 (N)
1968–69 European Cup First Round   Malmö FF 1–2 (A), 4–1 (H)
Quarter-final   Celtic 0–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
Semi-final   Manchester United 2–0 (H), 0–1 (A)
Final   Ajax 4–1 (N)
1969 Intercontinental Cup Final   Estudiantes La Plata 3–0 (H) 1–2 (A)
1969–70 European Cup First Round   Avenir Beggen 5–0 (H), 3–0 (A)
Second Round   Feyenoord 1–0 (H), 0–2 (A)
1971–72 UEFA Cup First Round   Digenis Morphou 4–0 (H), 3–0 (A)
Second Round   Hertha BSC 4–2 (H), 1–2 (A)
Third Round   Dundee 3–0 (H), 0–2 (A)
Quarter-final   Lierse 2–0 (H), 1–1 (A)
Semi-final   Tottenham Hotspur 1–2 (A), 1–1 (H)
1972–73 European Cup Winners' Cup First Round   Red Boys Differdange 1–0 (A), 6–1 (H)
Second Round   Legia Warsaw 1–1 (A), 2–1 (H)
Quarter-final   Spartak Moscow 1–0 (A), 1–1 (H)
Semi-final   Sparta Prague 1–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
Final   Leeds United 1–0 (N)
1973 Super Cup Final   Ajax 1–0 (H), 0–6 (A)
1973–74 European Cup Winners' Cup First Round   Dinamo Zagreb 3–1 (H), 1–0 (A)
Second Round   Rapid Wien 0–0 (H), 2–0 (A)
Quarter-final   PAOK 3–0 (H), 2–2 (A)
Semi-final   Borussia Mönchengladbach 2–0 (H), 0–1 (A)
Final   1. FC Magdeburg 0–2 (N)
1975–76 UEFA Cup First Round   Everton 0–0 (A), 1–0 (H)
Second Round   Athlone Town 0–0 (A), 3–0 (H)
Third Round   Spartak Moscow 4–0 (H), 0–2 (A)
Quarter-final   Club Brugge 0–2 (A), 2–1 (H)
1976–77 UEFA Cup First Round   Dinamo București 0–0 (A), 2–1 (H)
Second Round   Akademik Sofia 3–4 (A), 2–0 (H)
Third Round   Athletic Bilbao 1–4 (A), 3–1 (H)
1977–78 European Cup Winners' Cup First Round   Real Betis 0–2 (A), 2–1 (H)
1978–79 UEFA Cup First Round   Lokomotíva Košice 1–0 (H), 0–1 (A) [fn 5]
Second Round   Levski Sofia 1–1 (A), 3–1 (H)
Third Round   Manchester City 2–2 (H), 0–3 (A)
1979–80 European Cup First Round   Porto 0–0 (A), 0–1 (H)
1985–86 UEFA Cup First Round   Auxerre 1–3 (A), 3–0 (H)
Second Round   Lokomotive Leipzig 2–0 (H), 1–3 (A) [fn 4]
Third Round   Waregem 1–1 (A), 1–2 (H)
1987–88 UEFA Cup First Round   Sporting Gijón 0–1 (A), 3–0 (H)
Second Round   Espanyol 0–2 (H), 0–0 (A)
1988–89 European Cup First Round   Levski Sofia 2–0 (A), 5–2 (H)
Second Round   Red Star Belgrade 1–1 (H), 1–1 (A) [fn 6]
Quarter-final   Werder Bremen 0–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
Semi-final   Real Madrid 1–1 (A), 5–0 (H)
Final   Steaua București 4–0 (N)
1989 Super Cup Final   Barcelona 1–1 (A), 1–0 (H)
1989 Intercontinental Cup Final   Atlético Nacional 1–0 (N)
1989–90 European Cup First Round   HJK 4–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
Second Round   Real Madrid 2–0 (H), 0–1 (A)
Quarter-final   KV Mechelen 0–0 (A), 2–0 (H)
Semi-final   Bayern Munich 1–0 (H), 1–2 (A) [fn 4]
Final   Benfica 1–0 (N)
1990 Super Cup Final   Sampdoria 1–1 (A), 2–0 (H)
1990 Intercontinental Cup Final   Olimpia Asunción 3–0 (N)
1990–91 European Cup Second Round   Club Brugge 0–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
Quarter-final   Marseille 1–1 (H), 0–3 (A)
1992–93 Champions League First Round   Olimpija Ljubljana 4–0 (H), 3–0 (A)
Second Round   Slovan Bratislava 1–0 (A), 4–0 (H)
Group stage
(Group B)
  IFK Göteborg 4–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
  PSV 2–1 (A), 2–0 (H)
  Porto 1–0 (A), 1–0 (H)
Final   Marseille 0–1 (N)
1993 Super Cup Final   Parma 1–0 (A), 0–2 (H)
1993 Intercontinental Cup Final   São Paulo 2–3 (N)
1993–94 Champions League First Round   Aarau 1–0 (A), 0–0 (H)
Second Round   Copenhagen 6–0 (A), 1–0 (H)
Group stage
(Group B)
  Anderlecht 0–0 (H), 0–0 (A)
  Porto 3–0 (H), 0–0 (A)
  Werder Bremen 2–1 (H), 1–1 (A)
Semi-final   Monaco 3–0 (H)
Final   Barcelona 4–0 N)
1994 Super Cup Final   Arsenal 0–0 (A), 2–0 (H)
1994 Intercontinental Cup Final   Vélez Sársfield 0–2 (N)
1994–95 Champions League Group stage
(Group D)
  Ajax 0–2 (A), 0–2 (H)
  Casino Salzburg 3–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
  AEK Athens 0–0 (A), 2–1 (H)
Quarter-final   Benfica 2–0 (H), 0–0 (A)
Semi-final   Paris Saint-Germain 1–0 (A), 2–0 (H)
Final   Ajax 0–1 (N)
1995–96 UEFA Cup First Round   Zagłębie Lubin 4–0 (H), 4–1 (A)
Second Round   Strasbourg 1–0 (A), 2–1 (H)
Third Round   Sparta Prague 2–0 (H), 0–0 (A)
Quarter-final   Bordeaux 2–0 (H), 0–3 (A)
1996–97 Champions League Group stage
(Group D)
  Porto 2–3 (H), 1–1 (A)
  Rosenborg 4–1 (A), 1–2 (H)
  IFK Göteborg 1–2 (A), 4–2 (H)
1999–2000 Champions League First group stage
(Group H)
  Chelsea 0–0 (A), 1–1 (H)
  Galatasaray 2–1 (H), 2–3 (A)
  Hertha BSC 1–1 (H), 0–1 (A)
2000–01 Champions League Third Qualifying Round   Dinamo Zagreb 3–1 (H), 3–0 (A)
First group stage
(Group H)
  Beşiktaş 4–1 (H), 2–0 (A)
  Leeds United 0–1 (A), 1–1 (H)
  Barcelona 2–0 (A), 3–3 (H)
Second group stage
(Group B)
  Galatasaray 2–2 (H), 0–2 (A)
  Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 (A), 1–1 (H)
  Paris Saint-Germain 1–1 (H), 1–1 (A)
2001–02 UEFA Cup First Round   BATE Borisov 2–0 (A), 4–0 (H)
Second Round   CSKA Sofia 2–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
Third Round   Sporting CP 2–0 (H), 1–1 (A)
fourth Round   Roda JC 1–0 (A), 0–1 (H) [fn 7]
Quarter-final   Hapoel Tel Aviv 0–1 (A), 2–0 (H)
Semi-final   Borussia Dortmund 0–4 (A), 3–1 (H)
2002–03 Champions League Third Qualifying Round   Slovan Liberec 1–0 (H), 1–2 (A) [fn 4]
First group stage
(Group G)
  Lens 2–1 (H), 1–2 (A)
  Deportivo La Coruña 4–0 (A), 1–2 (H)
  Bayern Munich 2–1 (A), 2–1 (H)
Second group stage
(Group C)
  Real Madrid 1–0 (H), 1–3 (A)
  Borussia Dortmund 1–0 (A), 0–1 (H)
  Lokomotiv Moscow 1–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
Quarter-final   Ajax 0–0 (A), 3–2 (H)
Semi-final   Internazionale 0–0 (H), 1–1 (A) [fn 4]
Final   Juventus 0–0 (N) [fn 7]
2003 Super Cup Final   Porto 1–0 (N)
2003 Intercontinental Cup Final   Boca Juniors 1–1 (N) [fn 8]
2003–04 Champions League Group stage
(Group H)
  Ajax 1–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
  Celta Vigo 0–0 (A), 1–2 (H)
  Club Brugge 0–1 (H), 1–0 (A)
Round of 16   Sparta Prague 0–0 (A), 4–1 (H)
Quarter-final   Deportivo La Coruña 4–1 (H), 0–4 (A)
2004–05 Champions League Group stage
(Group F)
  Shakhtar Donetsk 1–0 (A), 4–0 (H)
  Celtic 3–1 (H), 0–0 (A)
  Barcelona 1–0 (H), 1–2 (A)
Round of 16   Manchester United 1–0 (A), 1–0 (H)
Quarter-final   Internazionale 2–0 (H), 3–0 (A)
Semi-final   PSV 2–0 (H), 1–3 (A) [fn 4]
Final   Liverpool 3–3 (N) [fn 9]
2005–06 Champions League Group stage
(Group E)
  Fenerbahçe 3–1 (H), 4–0 (A)
  Schalke 04 2–2 (A), 3–2 (H)
  PSV 0–0 (H), 0–1 (A)
Round of 16   Bayern Munich 1–1 (A), 4–1 (H)
Quarter-final   Lyon 0–0 (A), 3–1 (H)
Semi-final   Barcelona 0–1 (H), 0–0 (A)
2006–07 Champions League Third Qualifying Round   Red Star Belgrade 1–0 (H), 2–1 (A)
Group stage
(Group H)
  AEK Athens 3–0 (H), 0–1 (A)
  Lille 0–0 (A), 0–2 (H)
  Anderlecht 1–0 (A), 4–1 (H)
Round of 16   Celtic 0–0 (A), 1–0 (H)
Quarter-final   Bayern Munich 2–2 (H), 2–0 (A)
Semi-final   Manchester United 2–3 (A), 3–0 (H)
Final   Liverpool 2–1 (N)
2007 Super Cup Final   Sevilla 3–1 (N)
2007 Club World Cup Semi-final   Urawa Red Diamonds 1–0 (N)
Final   Boca Juniors 4–2 (N)
2007–08 Champions League Group stage
(Group D)
  Benfica 2–1 (H), 1–1 (A)
  Celtic 1–2 (A), 1–0 (H)
  Shakhtar Donetsk 4–1 (A), 3–0 (H)
Round of 16   Arsenal 0–0 (A), 0–2 (H)
2008–09 UEFA Cup First Round   Zürich 3–1 (H), 1–0 (A)
Group stage
(Group E)
  Heerenveen 3–1 (A)
  Braga 1–0 (H)
  Portsmouth 2–2 (A)
  VfL Wolfsburg 2–2 (H)
Round of 32   Werder Bremen 1–1 (A), 2–2 (H) [fn 10]
2009–10 Champions League Group stage
(Group C)
  Marseille 2–1 (A), 1–1 (H)
  Zürich 0–1 (H), 1–1 (A)
  Real Madrid 3–2 (A), 1–1 (H)
Round of 16   Manchester United 2–3 (H), 0–4 (A)
2010–11 Champions League Group stage
(Group G)
  Auxerre 2–0 (H), 2–0 (A)
  Ajax 1–1 (A), 0–2 (H)
  Real Madrid 0–2 (A), 2–2 (H)
Round of 16   Tottenham Hotspur 0–1 (H), 0–0 (A)
2011–12 Champions League Group stage
(Group H)
  Barcelona 2–2 (A), 2–3 (H)
  Viktoria Plzeň 2–0 (H), 2–2 (A)
  BATE Borisov 2–0 (H), 1–1 (A)
Round of 16   Arsenal 4–0 (H), 0–3 (A)
Quarter-final   Barcelona 0–0 (H), 1–3 (A)
2012–13 Champions League Group stage
(Group C)
  Anderlecht 0–0 (H), 3–1 (A)
  Zenit Saint Petersburg 3–2 (A), 0–1 (H)
  Málaga 0–1 (A), 1–1 (H)
Round of 16   Barcelona 2–0 (H), 0–4 (A)
2013–14 Champions League Play-off round   PSV 1–1 (A), 3–0 (H)
Group stage
(Group H)
  Celtic 2–0 (H), 3–0 (A)
  Ajax 1–1 (A), 0–0 (H)
  Barcelona 1–1 (H), 1–3 (A)
Round of 16   Atlético Madrid 0–1 (H), 1–4 (A)
2017–18 Europa League Third qualifying round   Universitatea Craiova 1–0 (A), 2–0 (H)
Play-off round   Shkëndija 6–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
Group stage
(Group D)
  Austria Wien 5–1 (A), 5–1 (H)
  Rijeka 3–2 (H), 0–2 (A)
  AEK Athens 0–0 (H), 0–0 (A)
Round of 32   Ludogorets Razgrad 3–0 (A), 1–0 (H)
Round of 16   Arsenal 0–2 (H), 1–3 (A)
2018–19 Europa League
Group stage
(Group F)
  F91 Dudelange 1–0 (A), 5–2 (H)
  Olympiacos 3–1 (H), 1–3 (A)
  Real Betis 1–2 (H), 1–1 (A)
Footnotes
  1. ^ Not a full round-robin: each of 8 teams played 5 of the other 7.
  2. ^ Won on a coin toss
  3. ^ Lost on a coin toss
  4. ^ a b c d e f Won on away goals
  5. ^ Won 8-7 on penalties
  6. ^ Won 4-2 on penalties
  7. ^ a b Won 3-2 on penalties
  8. ^ Lost 3–1 on penalties
  9. ^ Lost 3–2 on penalties
  10. ^ Lost on away goals

Overall recordEdit

By competitionEdit

Updated 13 December 2018.
Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
European Cup / Champions League 249 125 64 60 416 231 +185
Cup Winners' Cup 30 17 10 3 47 20 +27
UEFA Cup / Europa League 88 47 18 23 148 86 +62
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 13 5 3 5 11 13 −2
Super Cup 12 7 3 2 13 11 +2
Intercontinental Cup 10 4 1 5 17 15 +2
Club World Cup 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3
Total 404 207 99 98 657 378 +279

By countryEdit

Updated 13 December 2018.[7]
Country Pld W D L GF GA GD Win%
  Argentina 5 2 1 2 9 7 +2 040.00
  Austria 11 8 2 1 34 13 +21 072.73
  Belarus 4 3 1 0 9 1 +8 075.00
  Belgium 21 9 9 3 23 12 +11 042.86
  Brazil 4 1 0 3 8 10 −2 025.00
  Bulgaria 12 9 2 1 29 9 +20 075.00
  Colombia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
  Croatia 6 5 0 1 13 6 +7 083.33
  Cyprus 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 100.00
  Czech Republic / Czechoslovakia 10 6 3 1 14 5 +9 060.00
  Denmark 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 100.00
  East Germany 2 1 0 1 3 3 +0 050.00
  England 39 12 12 15 46 47 −1 030.77
  Finland 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 100.00
  France 31 15 7 9 42 30 +12 048.39
  Germany / West Germany 39 18 11 10 65 47 +18 046.15
  Greece 12 5 5 2 19 11 +8 041.67
  Hungary 2 0 2 0 3 3 +0 000.00
  Ireland 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 050.00
  Israel 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 050.00
  Italy 9 4 4 1 9 4 +5 044.44
  Japan 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
  Luxembourg 8 8 0 0 35 3 +32 100.00
  Macedonia 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 100.00
  Netherlands 27 12 6 9 28 28 +0 044.44
  Norway 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 050.00
  Paraguay 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100.00
  Poland 4 3 1 0 11 3 +8 075.00
  Portugal 23 14 6 3 31 15 +16 060.87
  Romania 5 4 1 0 9 2 +7 080.00
  Russia 8 5 1 2 11 6 +5 062.50
  Scotland 16 10 3 3 26 8 +18 062.50
  Serbia 6 2 3 1 5 5 +0 033.33
  Slovakia 4 3 0 1 6 1 +5 075.00
  Slovenia 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 100.00
  Spain 59 19 14 26 81 89 −8 032.20
  Sweden 8 5 1 2 21 10 +11 062.50
   Switzerland 6 3 2 1 6 3 +3 050.00
  Turkey 10 7 1 2 27 11 +16 070.00
  Ukraine 4 4 0 0 12 1 +11 100.00

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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