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It happened in May: Carletto salutes San Siro with 2 goals.

The last game of Carlo Ancelotti in front of his own public turned into a triumphant celebration: two goals against Verona, the first double of his career, as a farewell gift to the Rossoneri, crowned Champions of Italy and undefeated. The myth of Gli Invincibili (the Invincibles) was born.

By Carlo Pellegatti.


December and May. These are the favorite months of the Rossoneri fans. On December 16th, 1899, Milan was "born", that a few decades later, in the very last month of the year, is looking at the rest of the world from the top, conquering two consecutive Intercontinental Cups, in 1989 and 1990. May, however, is the month where the harvest of the hard work of the previous months of football are done. Scudetti and Cups, bandiere and happiness have been warming the heart of the Milanisti, by the already warm sun, under the blue sky and a splendid moon. So many dates to remember in all the unforgettable of past months of may, however, in here, we want to focus on one particular date, a date very few have forgotten: the 17th of May of 1992.

Indeed, a week before, Milan had conquered, in Napoli, its very deserved 12th Scudetto, the second of the Berlusconi era, the first won by Fabio Capello, with players that a lot of people had labelled as tired, unmotivated, or worse, finished won a Scudetto in a devastating fashion. The 74 goals scored and only 21 allowed, confirm the ultra-dominance of the Milan style and game, with a stellar Van Basten, with 25 goals, finishing capocanoniere (best scorer). There are 82,000 fans at the San Siro on that hot sunday afternoon of mid May against a Verona already in Serie B, an unforgettable day, not only for the party and celebrations, in honour of a another title won by the Ragazzi, but for the splendid, moving scenario put into place by the gods of football, that offers intense and incredible and unexpected emotions to all the tifosi present.

Milan takes the lead after a penalty realized by Van Basten, at the 18th minute of the first half and then, doubles the lead through the other Dutch fuoriclasse, Ruud Gullit. That same Tulipano Nero (Black Tulip, one of the nicks of Gullit given by the legendary Pellegatti), that leaves the field, at the 21st minute of the 2nd half to Carlo Ancelotti, for his final match with the Milan jersey. We had called him Terminator, for his strength, force, for his determination, but above all for his iron knees (after his many surgeries on his knees). Ancelotti, however, also represents the axis on which Sacchi has built his team that put the whole world under the feet of his Milan.

Intelligent, ready, reactive, intuitive, it was him that has always regulated the tempo in midfield, the rythm of the game, of the actions, giving the signal for his teammates to practice their ferocious pressing. We've been privileged to watch a few matches of Milan from the touchline and we have never forgotten one episode. During a friendly game against Porto, a portuguese player has the ball in his feet, accross the midfield line. Ancelotti, along a teammate, Angelo Carbone, gets near the prey. Improvisingly an order:"Now!". The two, like panthers, run at full speed towards a zebra drinking water, nonchallently at Masuri Lake, circle the opponent and take the ball away from him. Splendid maestro, great coach on the field of this fantastic machine, the Milan of Sacchi.

But Ancelotti was not only head and brain, he was not only feet and stamina, he was not only courage and determination, Ancelotti was also (and maybe above all) heart, a big generous Rossonero heart. The tifosi have understood that soon and they have loved him immediately, and specially he became the favorite son of the Gods of Calcio, that are living way above, in the Olympe and are feeding their most belooved creatures with "ambrosia", the nectare of glory. He drunk a lot of it on the 18th of April of 1989, the day before this unforgettable Milan-Real Madrid that not only entered into History, not only for the mind-blowing and extraordinary result itself, but also for this image still clear and vivid in the minds of the Milan fans: the powerful shot from way outside the box from Terminator, a shot that went right below the cross bar and Carletto's crazy run towards the Milan bench.

Sacchi then decides to leave Milan and goes to become the coach of Italy, that it is worth mentionning it, manages to conquer after the historic victory in Spain in 1982, the highest result for a national team: the 2nd post in the United States in '94. He also wants the precious collaboration of Carlo Ancelotti, that contributes in the conquest of the Scudetto helping his natural successor, Demetrio Albertini. Fabio Capello takes him on the bench for the final game, in this magnificient afternoon of mid may. I am with my microphone and beside me, the current director of Milan Channel, Mauro Suma and another great friend, Daniele Gallo, that like me, have liked Carlo Ancelotti in a sincere and natural way. We look at each other in the eyes, with a similar thought :"Imagine if he scores today. Today, in his last game."

Eleven minutes after entering on the field, on the 32nd minute of the second half, Carlo gets the ball at the edge of the box after a clearance by the defence and lets go a fierce, strong and precise shot. "Gooooooooooo!!!". Thanks Vulcano, God of Metallurgia, for having gifted him and to all of us, this joy! We are still hugging each other for the prowess of the Rossonero fuoriclasse when Ancelotti intercepts a pass from a Verona player and a second later, he is in front of Verona keeper, one on one while the whole of San Siro, not believing what they are witnessing, are holding their breathe for a moment. I can't bear it neither. I can barely shout in the microphone "Terminator is alone in the box" when Carlo, with the coolness of the best Van Basten, beats the keeper, coming to him, with a soft and swift shot that ends in the back of the net. After having scored, while he goes on a frenetic run, followed by all his teammates, we are certain, that even on Mount Olympe, the powerful Zeus, the wise Goddess Atena, the splendid Apollo, are all giving him a standing ovation that the last time it was that intense, it was in the times of Omer.

The splendid adventure of Carlo Ancelotti, member of a Great Milan, ends. He retires from the action with a fantastic "doppietta" (two goals, literally, a double), a feat never done before in his long career of 10 years in Serie A. Now, he is no more named "Terminator", now he is sitting on the Milan bench and we look up to the Mount Olympe because Carlo is not only in the Legend, but he has also entered into the Myth. Yes, because a trophee won by Ancelotti would have a taste different from all the others, it would have the taste of ambrosia, the nectare of the Gods.

FORZA CARLETTO!!!

"En su vida, un hombre puede cambiar de mujer, sus opiniones politicas o su religion pero no su equipo de futbol." Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayen poet.

FORZA MAGICO MILAN!
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Non Vincete MAI!!!

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Another record/milestone reached by Magico Milan:

With the European Super Cup won in Monaco, making this Milan's 15th International title, has Milan, the most titled team, in the world, at international level. They are tied for this honour with Real Madrid and Independente of Argentina. If Milan wins the Intercontinental Cup, in December against Boca, Juniors, this would take Milan to 16 wins, making them, the most titled team at International level!

Here are the titles of this three monsters.

ACMILAN
UEFA Champions League: 1962/63, 1968/69, 1988/89, 1989/90, 1993/94, 2002/03
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1967/68, 1972/73
UEFA Super Cup: 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003
Intercontinental Cup: 1969, 1989, 1990.

REAL MADRID
UEFA Champions League: 1955/56, 1956/57, 1957/58, 1958/59, 1959/60, 1965/66, 1997/98, 1999/2000, 2001/02
UEFA Cup: 1984/85, 1985/86
UEFA Super Cup: 2002
Intercontinental Cup: 1960, 1998 and 2002.

INDEPENDIENTE DE AVELLANEDA
Libertadores Cup: 1964, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1984
South American Super Cup: 1994, 1995
Inter American Cup : 1973, 1974, 1976
South American Cup Winners' Cup: 1995
Intercontinental Cup: 1973, 1984

Speaking of international records, Milan are the team having won the European Super Cup the most, with 4 titles. If we win the Intercontinental Cup in december, it would be our 4th, making us the team that has won it the most.

It maybe an "insignificant" record, but it still emphasizes on the consistency of Milan at the highest level, is the Club World Rankigns (IFHSS), as we've been listen carefully, 31 times ranked # 1 in the world!!!. Here's an interesting list, showing the number of times, some of the biggest clubs in the world have been ranked # 1 in the world.

1. Milan AC Italia 31
2. FC Barcelona Spain 16
FC Juventus Torino Italia 16
4. Real Madrid CF Spain 13
5. Manchester United FC England 12

FORZA MAGICO MILAN!!!

SIAMO NOI, SIAMO NOI, I CAMPIONI DEL'EUROPA, SIAMO NOI!!!!.

"En su vida, un hombre puede cambiar de mujer, sus opiniones politicas o su religion pero no su equipo de futbol." Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayen poet.

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More records to add:

Pippo Inzaghi, our beloved SuperPippo, with his goal against Ajax, has scored his 46th European goal, reaching the Spanish legend, Santillana in the list of the all time great scorers in European Competitions. Next in line for SuperPippo, is His Highness, Maestro Alfredo Di Stefano, with 49 goals and then after him, a little bit higher, the German legend, Jupp Heyneckes, current coach of Shalke with 51 goals. As to the 2 leaders, for now, "unreachable" we have the Great Portuguese legend, Eusebio with 57 goals and then, the Everest of the goleadors, the German goal machine, Gert Muller, with 67. SuperPippo is aware that it will not be easy, but he will go step by step and with a deadly striker as him, nothing's impossible...

FORZA SUPERPIPPO!!!
VAI SUPERPIPPO!!!!VOLA!!!:
FACCI VOLARE!!!

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From the September 2003 of Forza Milan! issue. Translated from Italian to English by me. Enjoy!

It happened in September: A swan takes off from the Adriatic.

Three goals from Marco Van Basten gives the first win away of the 1992-93 season, at the end of thriller of game like few we've seen: Pescara leading 4-2 until 8 minutes from the end of the first half, before the Dutch storm swept everything on his path. Maldini and Lentini are the other Milan scorers.

By Carlo Pellegatti.

Who knows how we will call Carlo Ancelotti's Milan! Certainly we have to wait until its cycle, newly opened after the recent triumphs in the Cups, for the cycle to be complete and then, we would be able to give an adjective for the splendid Ragazzi of this beginning of century. Indeed, as each great team of the Berlusconi era has been described by an adjective that has been remembered in the memory of the Rossoneri tifosi. The team of Arrigo Sacchi, that has marvelled the world with its philosophy and its style, has been defined as the Milan of Gli Immortali (the Immortals) while Fabio Capello's team, the team that beat incredible records, has been named the Milan of Gli Invincibili (the Invincibles).

Indeed that group, organized, compact, incredibly strong and splendidly united, the Falange Macedone of the twenty-first century, has offered an historic prowess in that far away September of '92, even more astonoshing by the brillant stats that have always accompagned the Invincibles. If the three first Scudetti won, for exemple, had 3 points for each victory, the Ragazzi would have collected 78 points during the 1991-92 season, 68 in the '92-93 season and 69 during the 93-94 season, with the last 2 Scudetti have seen Milan finish the season at a slow pace, with the title won a long time in advance. Even in the 1995-96 season, great stats with 21 victories, 10 ties and only 3 losses for a total of 73 points.

Let us get back to that month of September of 1992. Milan, having finished the previous season scoring 8 goals in the game away to Foggia, against the men of Zeman, are presenting in their first away game of the new season with the new reinforcements such as Lentini, Eranio and the Carezza del Montenegro Dejan Savicevic but without Ruud Gullit, with Papin (bought from Marseille) and Boban coming back form his loan spell at Bari, not available.

There's a big enthusiasm at the Adriatico Stadium. The biancoblù (blue and white nick of the Pescara team ), of Giovanni Galeone have just conquered their promotion to Serie A and there are 25,000 spectators that have left the beaches still hot, on this September 13th, 1992 to admire the new champions of Italy against a Pescara spectacular in Serie B who started in Serie A the previous week with a resounding debut at the Olimpico (Rome) where they beat Roma. It's a hot day, a terrible heat inside the stands and inside the press-section of the stadium, but we would have never imagined, me and my colleague Calathopoulous of the sporting section of Mediaset, to witness such an absolutely fascinating game, full of emotions, rich of incredible events, of goals and prowesses.

After only one minute of play, and Francesco Antonioli (Milan's keeper at the time) is beaten by a deviation from Allegri. Right away, it's 1-0 for the hosts, but the first 15 minutes are among the most explosive I have ever been witnessed to. In the 3rd minute, Donadoni takes a corner kick and Paolo Maldini, in a jump like Barishnikov, beats the Pescara keeper, Savorani. At 1-1, I am more relaxed, but in the 6th minute, the emotions increase when Gigi Lentini, great and unlucky "Easy Rider", scores his first goal with the Rossonero jersey with a splendid bycicle kick after a delicious pass from Il Genio Savicevic. What a goal, what a prowess!

After that goal, the games seems to be going in a descending phase, but who's expecting two own goals in the space of three minutes by the Capitano, Franco Baresi, both with his thigh(!), and both from shots from long range? The first one after a free-kick shot taken by Nobile, and the second, by Allegri, with the ball, twice took an evilish trajectory going above the head of the poor Antonioli, right below the cross-bar, before ending in the net: 3-2 for Pescara, that soon turns to a severe 4-2, 10 minutes later when Massara beats the Milan defence, unbalanced, to find himself one on one with the Milan keeper being beaten. Milan, that have not lost a game for more than a year now, are on the verge of the most improbable and unexpected debacle.

After 14 very long minutes, it's His turn to become a protagonist, the prodigious, god-sent, Swan of Utrecht, the unique and true heir of Ciullo d'Alcamo, the poete precursor of Dolce Stile Nove, the Guido Guinizzelli of world football...sorry for the pause, let us all give him a standing ovation...Marco Van Basten!!! In the 37th minute, he receives the ball, from his other partner of Liriche Roberto Donadoni, and beats the keeper with as swift and precise as deadly touch. The game is re-opened now. After two minutes, another scream, but this time, from the Milanista part of the stadium: it is still Him, Van Basten, that scores the goal of 4-4.

No, this goal is not going to be catalogued as a mere important statistical moment of the game. No, this is one of the extraordinary magics of the splendid Marco. Whomever has not been lucky enough to see that goal, must a friend who has has been lucky enough to have taped it. It's an opera art, from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, the Museeum of the Impressionists, a chef-d'oeuvre that can be put side by side, for its sheer beauty, its colorfulness, for its delicatess of the touch, side by side with the Ninfee of Monet, the ballerines of Toulouse Lautrec or with the Horses of Degas. Van Basten receives a cross from the right and with his ankles as sensitive as the hands of Chopin, caresses the ball that stops on the spot at his feet, another touch, delicate and soft as Mohair and the keeper is beaten. What a delight for the eyes and the soul!

In the second half, the game loses of its crazy intensity of the first half, but the Milan of Fabio Capello wants to leave its trace even in the Adriatico Stadium of Pescara, on this September 13th, 1992. Seventeen minutes from the end, the stadium and the stands are swept by the favorite perfume of the Rossoneri fans, the perfume of the Tulips: Rijkaard sends a through ball to Van Basten, whom, after having surfed passed the defenders as if lead by the wind of sheer class, comes one on one with the Pescara keeper, Savorani, that he beats with a swift and delightful little elegant and splendid chip. Another page of football, with the griffe of the great players of Silvio Berlusconi, an unforgettable come back signed by Donadoni, Savicevic, Maldini, Lentini, Rijkaard and crowned by the golden-divine touch of Marco Van Basten.

In a brief post-sprictum, that sheds even more light on these Unreachable heroes. We have remembered the 8 goals of the away game to Foggia, the 5 of Pescara, however, the prowesses of monopoly of champions doesn't end there, as they've scored 20 goals (!) in three away games, the Ragazzi go to Firenze, at the beginning of October (1992) and beat or rather thrash the Viola
7-3. Victories, spectacle, goals, Scudetti, Cups: ladies and gentlemen, this was the Milan of Gli Invincibili! (The Invincibles). "

"En su vida, un hombre puede cambiar de mujer, sus opiniones politicas o su religion pero no su equipo de futbol." Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayen poet.

FORZA MAGICO MILAN!
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Non Vincete MAI!!!

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A pity I missed that game. I suppose that was because Swedish television at that time did not show the first 4 games in serie A for some reason... and only one game a week. How could I stand it?

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This is an absolutely amazing article, extracted from a fabulous book, Rossoneri Communque, where 25 persons, from all walks of life, from famous ex-Rossoneri, to famous coaches, singers, actors, or normal everyday people, all reunited with the same love for Milan tell us about what it is for them to be a Rossonero. This is just one section of the book, by a journalist, Davide Grassi. It's entitled "Io c'ero (Il film del Golden Boy e dello sciagiurato Egidio)" (I was there (the film of the Golden Boy and of the clumsy, maladroit Egidio). I am translating this part as it is an amazingly moving article that summarizes very faithfully the past 30 years of Milan in a nutshell. Each time I read it, I have goose bumps. Enjoy and as always, FORZA MILAN!



"I was there. I was there, in the middle of the 80, 000 fans at the San Siro. I remember the Golden Boy quite well: a delicious touch, caressing the ball, the perfection of the geometry. It was an incredible move. I have always seen him with the Captain's armband, Gianni Rivera. He was the symbol of the leader given to someone whom had won it all.



I was there when Gianni Lodetti, generous and loyal, was running his lungs out on the snowy San Siro. He was called basletta, which meant in Milanese dialect "mento pronunciato". And he was running, running. Before being sent away, without many compliments, far away from everything and forgotten by all. Gratitude is not of this world. From this moment, for the Rossoneri, it would be the start of the delusions, a series of finishing 2nd in the league, the fatal Verona, the suspensions of the Capitano (Rivera).



I was there when Nereo Rocco, il Paròn was leaving the field with the hand raised and a hat on his head which reminded me of the one of my father. As a good Triestano that he was, his sense of humor was very refined and his favorite line và in mona. And then, on his way to go after the Scudetto that escaped in a glass of Barbera beer.



I was there when the Milan jersey was composed of only the big red and black colours, with white shorts and black socks, with a ray of red. It was always like that. It would only become all white during away games. No one had yet invented those horrible multicolor jersey due to the marketing demands...



I was there when Egidio Calloni was missing goals impossible to miss. He was moving with the grace of an elephant in a crystal home. And then, he would miss it, regularly. Even when he was all alone, a metre away from the goal. The clumsy and maladroit Egidio, as he was called by the great late journalist Gianni Brera, but also happened to score from time to time. But it was mainly thanks to Rivera, whom was filling with ammunitions a gun that was firing with blanks. Gianni's elegance was that strident with the clumsiness of Egidio. The Beauty and the Beast.



I was there when the great Beppe Viola, Milanista journalist and radio commentator, once commented an incredible miss of the clumsy: "Big scoring chance for Milan, but Calloni clears the danger". He has nonetheless left his mark, Egidio, whom today is selling ice-creams. Everyone still remembers him, at the opposite of others. Because life is not always made of Van Bastens. And years later, looking in retrospect, the frustrations towards him have turned into affection. Time amortises everything.



I was there also when the Star (10th Scudetto) was won. In order to look for it, I went to Bologna by train, an autumn afternoon. "In Bologna they are friends", I was told, "not like in Verona". The Star was won indeed against Bologna, in the return game. Gianni (Rivera) was there, in the middle of the field, with a microphone in his hands. He was asking the tifosi to go away from the forbidden zone of the stadium, which was dangerous. They all left that zone. I still remember by heart the starting line up, with the reserves included. And the smile of Liedholm on the bench.



I was there, almost in disbelief in front of my very first real Scudetto, so much expected for so long. Conquered with De Vecchi and Chiodi and not Gullit or Van Basten. Among there was also a certain Franco Baresi. He was called el piscinin because he was a kid, a teenager. Some even went as far as calling him UFO, as he seemed coming from another planet: others called him Franz, in honour of Beckenbauer. The comparison makes him become embarrassed. I was there and I remember the memory of the invasion of the field, at the final whistle. And the scenes that preceded, the infantile joy of touching the posts of Ricky Albertosi.



I was there even after. I was there at the San Siro, and it was a very cold day. The game was Milan-Lazio. I was there. And just the thought of it makes me mad again about it. Some players had fixed the match. And it was right away fixed matches. I received a very cold surprise that Sunday at the match. However, the real cold happened only later, when the scandal was discovered. I was still a kid; for the first time I felt like I was betrayed. It was like if I had almost lost my innocence. Rivera and Rocco seemed quite far away now. The news exploded and arrived strongly, as a punch in my stomach. Albertosi, one of my idols, was heavily involved in that. Then the carabinieri (Italian police) arrived and took away a few people. Among them, there was also the president of Milan. From that day on, I stopped playing with the Panini stickers.



I was there the same, the following year. When "the Devil" was retrograded in the deep abyss of Serie B. And I still remember the joy of the Bauscia (in Milanese dialect, the name of Interisti). But also by the Gobbi , the Juventini. “Serie B, Serie B” was the humiliating chant with which they greeted us, cascivitt , us Milanisti. I was there in Serie B. Between the fields of province and the improbable fixtures. I was there, even some times in the stands, in the Curva Sud with my friends. Ready to leave right away if the ambiance got violent. Because football is a game, not a war. And I was there the year after, when Milan came back to Serie A. “Abbiamo Joe Jordan, abbiamo lo Squalo” (“We have Joe Jordan, we have the shark”) was the favorite song at the curva. We called him like that, the Scot, as he had broken all his front teeth during a match. When he was playing in a game, he would take his broken teeth off his mouth and in order to scare his opponents, he would simply laugh at them.



A foreigner in the Milan jersey after so many years. Some people went as far as talking about winning the Scudetto right away. It turned into a nightmare of a season. Losses, humiliations: a team completely lost, an inexistent organisation. I was there when Milan won the Mitropa Cup. And I admit, I was happy. I had the desire to win something, anything. “Basta perdere!” (No more losing!) I used to say. Yes, like that, just like what the Interisti are saying nowadays, who, never went into Serie B. And they never fail to remind us of that. And instead, we had to lose again. The season ended in the worst-case scenario possible: a useless promotion followed by the Serie B. This time around, on the field.



I was there. I was at San Siro the day of Milan-Cavese. A famous match, in his own way. I was there, but not alone. We were more than 60, 000. So many for a game of this kind. More than those who went to see Inter in Serie A. Yes, indeed, we have always been a little bit special, we cascivitt : faithful to the team, warm with our players. And patience if at the time we had Manfrin and not Van Basten. Forza Milan nonetheless!



I have continued to be there even after. Season ticket holder in the populars, the interminable wait before the Derbies, the friends of always. Few satisfactions, a lot of disillusions. Such as this Luther Blissett, coming from the team of Elton John. He was right away nicknamed Calonissett from the usual Brera (great Italian journalist). And it’s easy to guess the reason. It was still a modest Milan, which feared facing the black and blue and black and white jerseys, in front of Rummenigge and Platini. While we were with this Blissett whom would never score.



I was there, in one of the Coppa Italia matches, where Luther sent a penalty shot to the moon and the Milanisti tifosi applauded him the same, almost as a will to distinguish themselves from the overly critical “cousins”. I was there when we won a derby again. I remember clearly the winning header from Mark Hateley, suspended in the air above Guido Collovatti, whom changed team perhaps too fast going from Milan to Inter when things got bad for Milan. He went to the other side of town, to the Bauscia , then the stronger. I was there and I remember that I was hugging my friends. And also those who were sitting beside me, even if I had never seen them before. A derby won after so many years. I ran to get home to see that winning goal on TV again. It didn’t sound true to me. The illusion lasted not very long: Attila (Hateley’s nick) got injured soon and Milan became again a modest team. Even if the team had already the likes of Baresi and Tassotti. Even if there was Ago Di Bartolomei, a silent champion who left the team too early.


I was there during Milan-Waregem. I was there with my girlfriend. I was there at the beginning of the match, happy like a child. And I was there also at the end of the match. Heartbroken, with the eyes fixed on the field, while insults and bottles were flying from the stands towards the field. “Basta perdere!”. (Enough losing!), I was feeling like screaming those two words. But it wasn’t finished.



Soon, the state of the affairs of Milan would be revealed to all, more red than black. Farina, the president of Milan at the time, escaped abroad. Rumors of Milan going to file for bankruptcy started flying around. Maybe Milan would completely disappear, maybe it would have changed name. Who knows, Mediolanum Rossonera, as it happened with Fiorentina being renamed Florentia Viola. I was there. But I would have preferred not to be there. I was also there after that. When the Cavaliere of Arcore arrived. (Berlusconi).



I was there and I was watching perplexed and puzzled the helicopters landing in a majestic way. It seemed like a scene from Apocalypse Now. Good-bye Milan cascivitt I was thinking, good-bye Rivera. Instead of the Barbera beer of Rocco, now had arrived the time of the champagne of Berlusconi. Indeed, but Forza Milan the same! I was there, with my usual season ticket. But even that year, the victories didn’t come. Only a qualification for the UEFA Cup, obtained with all the difficulty of the world in a play-off match against Sampdoria.



I was there even the year after. However, for the first time in years, I wasn’t a season ticket older. I went to see Milan-Fiorentina, at the beginning of the season. I was astonished by Roberto Baggio, whom was even dribbling the grass. Even that year, we didn’t win anything, I was thinking. And however, the Scudetto arrived. I had suffered for so many years, I had been watching playing crappy and corrupted players. Now, as soon as I am away from my Milan, they had won the league title, a kind of destiny’s trick on me.



I was not at the Nou Camp in Barcelona, the following year. And I still regret it to this day. It was a great team, probably the most beautiful of all. The satisfaction was immense even more so because that European title got the merit of eclipsing the Scudetto of Inter. How different was the Milan of Gullit and Van Basten from the Inter of Matthaus and Brehme, just like in their respective tradition, they were displaying an efficient style, based on physical strength and speculation. Milan, on the other hand, we’re displaying a spectacular football, with elegance and crystal class. A matter of DNA.



I was there the following year when Milan also won the Intercontinental Cup. I was in front of my television. And I remember the goal from Chicco Evani, one of those who went down in Serie B, one of those to love. From nowhere to the stars, like in the fairy tales. And I remember again the fatal Verona, a malediction. And the fourth Champions Cup, with the goal from Rijkaard. The year after, I was there. However, I went rarely to the stadium. Super Coppa, Champions Cup, Intercontinental Cup: a triumphant path. It all seemed so easy. Yet, had they told me that a few years earlier, I would have never believed it. Then, arrived the season of Gli Invincibili (The Invincibles). Lead by Fabio Capello, brave and antipatic. Those were the years of the numerous Scudetti.



I was rarely at the stadium, I admit it. It all was too ruthless, too predictable. At the end, one also gets used to the victories. It’s difficult to say it, but it was the case. Milan had changed. Stronger, but less sympathetic, even at times, antipatic let us say it. Like for example in the occasion of the projectors in Marseille or the negative episode Borgonovo-Massaro-Baresi against Atalanta, in Bergamo. And then, the managerial rhetoric, the Lentini affair, the stellar salaries and transfer fees.



“Basta vincere!” (Enough winning) I would think, as if it were a something bad. But it was not just Milan that had changed. Everything in football had become a circus without soul, only business, billions and television ratings. But nonetheless, I was still there, because the incredible geniality and genius, and the unpredictability of Savicevic would reconcile me with the game of football. Just like he did with his goal against Barcelona, in the finale of the Champions Cup in 1994: beautiful and impossible. Because seeing Weah flying from one box to the other in San Siro to score against Verona, the same of the fatal Verona would continue to give a sense and a meaning to this sport.



Just like I was when Zaccheroni took Milan to the 16th Scudetto. It was beautiful, because no one was expecting it. And because, deep down, this was a Milan again Cascivitt . Not a great team, but with a soul. And it had the clean face of Leonardo, the intelligence of Bierhoff, the happiness and cheerfulness of Weah. And there I am still there now. Sometimes I go to the stadium. Only sometimes, because life devours your time. And also because with the passing of the years, you discover that the smile of a child can be more beautiful than a goal by Shevchenko (which would be more beautiful than a goal by Inzaghi, we already knew it).



It’s a little bit rhetorical, but it’s true. But I am still there. Because a feint from Rui Costa, a touch by Rivaldo, a pass by Pirlo are like your favorite song. Because a Milan goal, together with the friends, is a way to remain young forever. Because this game, this jersey, these colors, are inside and within you. And Rivera, Rocco, Lodetti, Prati, Liedholm, Baresi, Tassotti, Van Basten, Maldini (and why not, even the clumsy Egidio) go in front of you like a film. A big, great, beautiful film.”

"En su vida, un hombre puede cambiar de mujer, sus opiniones politicas o su religion pero no su equipo de futbol." Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayen poet.

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This is the translation of a special forum held on the premises of la Gazetta last Thursday in honour of San Paolo’s 720 games for Milan in his career. La Gazzetta also invited a few people to honour this new record by the legendary Milan Captain. Enjoy! FORZA SAN PAOLO!!!



Cesare Maldini, is it true that as kid your son Paolo was a Juve fan?

Cesare Maldini: It’s true. Paolo had a poster of Juventus team in his room and Boniperti was one of his favorite players and he was always asking me about him. But it was Paolo whom chose Milan. When I realized that he was able to play, I asked him: “Milan or Inter” and he chose Milan.”



Mauro Tassotti: “Milan or Inter? Let us imagine that the mister (referring to C. Maldini) would have told him: “Milan or Milan?”.



Paolo Maldini: “No, it’s true. It was I whom chose. I was 10 years old.”



C. Maldini: “He followed the normal path, I took him to Linate and let him in the hands of Maestro Braga, whom is great with kids. Braga asked me where to play him and I answered him: where you want and I left because I saw there was a lot of people around. He put my son on the right wing and an hour later, I went to pick him up. It all began that day.”



P. Maldini: “There was a reason behind me being a fan of Juventus. I liked a lot the national team of 1978, which was full of Bianconeri. This is the first souvenir I have of football. I started on the right wing, then on the left, and at the end, I moved back, first right back since on the left back position, there was already Lorenzini.”



Nils Liedholm, on January 20th, 1985, you made Paolo start in Serie A. A very courageous move, given his very young age.



Nils Liedholm: “I believed that the way he was built physically and with a father like Cesare, whom had written the history of Milan and whom had taught him everything about football, could have played in Serie A without any problem. In Udine, Paolo was tranquil and quite on the bench, then someone got hurt…”



P. Maldini: “Andrea Manzo”.

N. Liedholm: “You always remember him…It seemed to me natural to make Paolo enter; I don’t even remember in what position. That Milan played really great…And then, I was used to youngsters. In 1978, I was the one to make Baresi start in Serie A, but I was afraid to lose my job as Rocco didn’t want an 18 years old libero/sweeper. With Roma, I gave Ancelotti his debut in Serie A at the age of 18. In that regard, Cesare, whom was coaching Parma at the time, helped me a lot. One day, I went to Parma with my son and Carletto played magnificently, so great that I don’t remember him playing that good again anymore.”



Franco Baresi: “What I remember from the debut of Paolo, is that it was really natural. I remember his great natural”.



C. Maldini: “One day, Spadino Selvaggi, told me: “nice lad your son”. I remember, that as soon as he entered on the pitch, he started to impress me.”



Filippo Galli: “ It was clear that Paolo would have gone to achieve great things. He was well built and strong physically. At the opposite of me…”



Bergomi, with 758 official matches, you are the Maldini of Inter. What does Paolo Maldini represent to you? Just an opponent?



Guiseppe Bergomi: “Duing a derby, there was a foul for us and he didn’t even give me enough time to take the free-kick, as he came right away shake my hand. Paolo is also a very generous guy, he helps me to raise money for the group of the Bindun. Our relationship continues. He will beat my record, it’s just as he deserves it.”



P. Maldini: “At that time, there was a special link between Interisti and Milanisti as the defence of the national team was completely from Milano: Baresi and I, with “Zio” Bergomi, Ferri and Zenga.”



Between you, teammates of the defence and Paolo, was the rapport between you, only professional?



Mauro Tassotti: “Our rapport has been a very particular experience. It’s always been the case, even to this day and that has characterized the work of Milan, even till today.”



P. Maldini: “Mauro was my roommate when we were playing away from home.”



F. Galli: “From time to time, I also joined you guys to lighten up the atmosphere.”



M. Tassotti: “I remember that with Sacchi, he was used to make a round of all the rooms to check that we were respecting the curfew, at 9.30 at which time all the lights were shut down and at that time, Sacchi had already been to check each room at least 4 or 5 times. And then, we were continue to talk once Sacchi had left.”



Alberto Zaccheroni, you have been the coach of the last Scudetto of Maldini: what struck you about Paolo?



Zaccheroni: “Paolo is the biggest talent and best player I have ever worked with. Even to this day, in Milan, I believe he still represents a point of reference for all He doesn’t speak much, but he is the first to arrive at Milanello and the last to leave. He plays the friendly game of the Thursday afternoon, against either the Primavera or an amateur side as if it were finale of the Champions Cup. Paolo has a great charisma. One observes the way he behaves and how hard he works and you realize: This is how it is at Milan. For a coach, it’s a great pleasure to have such a player in the team.”

For those who have had Paolo as a teammate, what has changed in the rapport with him?



Ancelotti: “For me, absolutely nothing. Maybe the question will arise when I’ll have to make some choices. So far, Paolo has always played, it could become a problem the day when he will be on the bench. One thing for sure, it will be another coach to do that. Looking in retrospect, I have once left him on the bench, against Brescia. Deep down, one lives also with those emotions.”



P. Maldini: “Yes but you made me play in the 2nd half.”



Who among all of you would have never imagined such a career for Paolo?



Liedholm: “I didn’t have a lot of dialogue with the players, but with the physical attributes of his, with his pace and with such a father, Paolo would have remained on the field for a long time. And this is precisely what has happened.”



C. Maldini: “His qualities were obvious, he who works that hard in the world of football, can only harvest certain things. However, I honestly didn’t imagine him to have the kind of career he’s been having.



F. Galli: “Paolo was on the right and on the left. An example for all. At the beginning, it is possible that everything goes your way, but the most difficult thing is to confirm it and to remain at that level. And he has managed to do that.”



P. Maldini: “Thanks to me, the left foot of Filippo has improved. One year, I played in central defence with Franco and this way, he (Filippo) moved to the left.”



F. Baresi: “Paolo has demonstrated continuity in everything. During my career, I have had great advantages as I have had these guys around me. I am honored that someone like him beats my record of games played. He deserves it.”



P. Maldini: “I’m almost embarrassed. I was very moved when I beat Rivera’s record. I am moved as well now that I have reached 720 matches.”



Tassotti, Galli, Baresi and Maldini, a mythical and legendary defence, the first of the Great Milan. Were there ever any misunderstandings between you?



F. Galli: “Sometimes, I didn’t understand the off-side trap.”

F. Baresi: “With Paolo, it was impossible to get upset. And when he did commit a mistake, no one told him anything.”

M. Tassotti: “We were all able to think as one person. We have played so many years together that every single movement was a movement by all of us.”

N. Liedholm: “Each Thursday, these 4 played 20 minutes against the Primavera of Capello. And in 4 against 11, the Primavera never scored against them.”



How long can Paolo still play at those levels of excellence?

A. Zaccheroni: “Without injuries, in this role and with Nesta beside him, at least 5 more years.”

P. Maldini: “But at this age, it’s difficult to make long term projects. My contract runs until 2005 and then, we’ll see.”

A. Zaccheroni: “As Inter’s coach, I repeat that you can easily play 5 more years.”

C. Ancelotti: “From the physical point of view, I can see him even manage the games during the week. First let him arrive till 2005, then we’ll see.”



Let us talk about the Ballon d’Or. You, would you give it to Paolo?



F. Galli: “He’s been at the highest level for 20 years…”

M. Tassotti: “Paolo deserves it because he had a terrific season winning the Champions League and the European Super Cup. This award is not for his career but his past year. However, being a defender, doesn’t help it…”

A. Zaccheroni: “They refused to give it to Baresi but they gave it to Sammer.”

G. Bergomi: “He deserves it, but the fact that last year, they didn’t give it to Roberto Carlos makes me think.”

F. Galli: “I am fan, but Paolo is from another category than Roberto Carlos.”



Phone call from Fabio Capello: “When I think about Paolo, an anecdote comes to mind. Once, as the coach of the Primavera, playing away to Torino, one of the coaches of Torino…”

C. Maldini: “Radice, it was Radice…”

F. Capello: “…asked me for what reasons I was playing the son of Cesare Maldini. I answered him: “we will talk about that a few years later, this kid is a true fuoriclasse .” By the way, Paolo, if you decided to come back with the national team, it would be a great thing.”

P. Maldini: “It’s hard to say good-bye to the national team, but it’s also difficult to make a U-turn.”

F. Capello: “Yes, but sometimes, one can change their mind.”

P. Maldini: “I will think about it, but the decision has already been made.”

The following data come from the Official site. They had posted it last week, prior to the Milan-Juve game.

The Curriculum Vitae of Paolo Maldini

Some of the most important dates in his career

01 May 1984: Debut in Milan in a friendly game in Angera (at the age of 15!!!).
20 January 1985: Debut in Serie A with Milan at Udinese.
08 April 1985: Wins the Cannes International Tournament with the Italian Under 17 Team.
21 August 1985: Debut in Coppa Italia.
18 September 1985: Debut in European Cups.
12 November 1986: Debut with the Italian Under 21 (at the age of 18!!!).
04 January 1987: First goal in Serie A.
11 February 1987: First goal with the Italian Under 21 team.
28 October 1987: Debut with the Italian Olympic Team.
31 March 1988: First Cap with Italy in Yugoslavia.
19 February 1989: 100th game in Serie A.
04 October 1992: 200th game in Serie A.
20 January 1993: First goal with the Italian NT.
17 February 1995: 300th game in Serie A.
25 April 1999: 400th game in Serie A.
10 September 2000: 113th Cap with Italy, equalling the record of Dino Zoff against Romania, in Milano.
17 June 2002: 126th Cap with Italy, all time record.
15 March 2003: 500th game in Serie A.
22 March 2003: 501st game in Serie A, equalling the record of Gianni Rivera.
28 May 2003: Wins his first Champions Cup as the Captain of Milan, his 4th in total.


1 Man, 1000 Matches.

721 matches with Milan and counting, in all competitions as of today, including the game in Bruges.
126 Caps for Italy.
100 friendly games with Milan between 1984 and 1997.
50 friendly games with Milan between 1997 and now and counting.

Palmares:

6 Scudetti: 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999.
4 Champions Cup: 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003.
4 European Super Cup: 1989, 1990, 1995, 2003.
2 Intercontinental Cup: 1989, 1990.
1 Coppa Italia: 2003.
3 Italian Super Cup: 1992, 1993, 1994.

Other titles:

Mundialito Clubs: 1987.
Military World Cup with the Italian Military Team: 1989.
Coppa Disciplina A: 1989.
Trofeo Berlusconi: 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2002.
Capodano Tournament, Oviedo Tournament, Memorial Giorgio Ghezzi, Glass Point Cup, Opel Master, Trofeo Tim, etc...

Individual titles:

Bravo (Guerin Sportivo) in 1989.
Pallone d'Oro (El Pais, Uruguay) in 1995.
Calciatore d'Oro in 1995.
Most Valuable Player of the 2003 Champions League Final.


To all the above, one can add, some other outstanding achievements for San Paolo, such as:

He won the Champions League/Champions Cup, more than any other player (with Costacurta) still active (4 times and counting... ). In the history of the Champions Cup, only one or 2 players have won more Champions Cup than him, those being the captain of the Real Madrid of the 60, who won 5 Champions Cup. He has a very valid shot at reaching that record as well.

Two more titles can be won by San Paolo before the end of the calendar year, one with the team and one individually.
After reading all these, only one word:

FORZA SAN PAOLO!!!!
IMMENSO!!!UNICO!!! IRRAGGIUNGIABILE!!! INCOMPARABILE!!!

"En su vida, un hombre puede cambiar de mujer, sus opiniones politicas o su religion pero no su equipo de futbol." Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayen poet.

FORZA MAGICO MILAN!
ALLEZ LES BLEUS!

Non Vincete MAI!!!

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SHEVA DECIMO NELLA CLASSIFICA DEI MARCATORI ROSSONERI IN SERIE A (SHEVA IN THE TOP 10 OF MOST PROLIFIC SCORERS IN THE HISTORY OF MILAN).
23 novembre 2003 23:54


O - Dei 101 gol che ha realizzato Andriy Shevchenko, 77 li ha
segnati in serie A. Con la doppietta rifilata al Chievo, Andriy agguanta la decima posizione tra i marcatori rossoneri di tutti i tempi nel campionato italiano. Sheva si porta così a soli quattro gol da Liedholm e a 13 da Marco Van Basten. Questa la classifica:

(Of the 101 goals he scored, 77 have been in Serie A. He's now only 4 goals away from a monument of Milan's history, Il Barone Liedholm and 13 from the Swan of Utrecht.

1) Nordhal 210
2) Rivera 122
3) Altafini 120
4) Boffi 109
5) Santagostino 103
6) Van Hege 97
7) Van Basten 90
8) Burini 87
9) Liedholm 81
10) Shevchenko 77
11) Prati 72

And now the top 10 of all time most prolific scorers in the history of Milan. He's currenlty ranked 8th in that top 10. He could reach/beat the legendary MVB by the end of the season!!!

SHEVA OTTAVO NELLA CLASSIFICA DEI BOMBER ROSSONERI DI SEMPRE
23 novembre 2003 23:51


1) Nordhal 221
2) Rivera 164
3) Altafini 161
4) Boffi 136
5) Van Basten 124
6) Santagostino 106
7) Prati 102
8) Shevchenko 101
9) Van Hege 98

FORZA SHEVA!!!

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Another (yet again) milestone reached by our divine Captain, San Paolo during the Ajax match yesterday: its 100th Champions Cup/League match!!! (Again, more than Inter has played in its whole miserable history!!

FORZA SAN PAOLO!!!!!
UN MITO!!!!

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Cologno Monzese, Mediaset TV studios sometime in 1986.

Silvio Berlusconi talking to his employees in Studio number 7:

"Who ever is a Inter supporter please raise your arm"
"Who ever is a Juve supporter please raise your arm"

After looking at them and spotting all the Milanisti that didn't raise their arms, he looks back to Interisti and Juventini and says:

I have bad news for you I bought Milan.
(after that he told the Milanisti present his first "buy", it was Dario Bonetti)

P.S. I swear that I'm not making this up
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Grazie Diavolo!

I'm sure you know this one. It's from the Rossoneri Comunque book. In the section written by the Golden Boy:

Just before the Centenary of Milan, a journalist of Il Corriere asked Rivera if he was surprised to be invited for the celebrations. Here's what Gianni answered:"No, if they hadn't invited me, Berlusconi would have celebrated the 80 years of Milan, and not the 100 years of Milan."

Amazing!!!! Only L'Abatino can say such things!!!

FORZA GOLDEN BOY!!!!

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One of the best decriptions of Arrigo Sacchi's team was given, funny enough, by a basketball trainer called Dan Peterson:

"Losing the ball to Milan, is like bleeding in front of a shark"
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Great quote Diavolo!!!

Here's a very nice little annecdote from the book "Inter?No Grazie!"

18 March 1978: Derby 2-2, the year of the 10th Scudetto. Inter leads 2-0 until 10 minutes before the end. Then in the last 10 minutes, the worst player of the game, Walter De Vecchi scores two late goals to tie the game. In that game the 2 Baresi brothers played, Giuseppte for Inter and Franco for Milan. At the end of the game, Franco went towards his brother to cheer him up but his brother didn't even speak to him... This showing the class of Il piscinin right from the beginning...

FORZA MITICO FRANZ!!!!L'IMMENSITA CHE DIVENTO REGOLA!!!!
6 MITICO PER SEMPRE!!!

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]Il piscinin[/i] right from the beginning...

FORZA MITICO FRANZ!!!!L'IMMENSITA CHE DIVENTO REGOLA!!!!
6 MITICO!!!

Cheers.
Il piscinin (in milanese dialect means "The small one)
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Yes, but that's his nick, or his first nick, specially at the beginning of his mythical career, or am I mistaken?:

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Yes, but that's his nick, or his first nick, specially at the beginning of his mythical career, or am I mistaken?:

Cheers.
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He had 3 nicknames...

- UFO because he seemed to come from another planet
- Franz for Beckembauer (though he admired Krol)
and
- Piscinin, the smallest in a group where Bigon, albertosi and Rivera could have been his parents

By the by... Payman, you prepare... or either suffer my wrath

Every energy, smile, blink, inbreath, heartbeat skip, gesture of longing in my life comes from you,Toro!

The stars are the eyes of all our beloved and departed fellow Granata, reflecting their love upon their kin... us.

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Lorena, Ciao Mona,
Prepare for what?

Cheers.

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Mah...
a ricevere un pacco, semplicemente
not what I promised, but it will come soon, that I promise!

I bet you'll love what will go in it

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FACCHETTI, PUSKAS, LIEDHOLM, MYTHS OF A LONG-LOST SOCCER
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E di che cosa si tratta mona?

Non dire che é sul...sul...sul...che qualcuno mi aiuti!!!!ARHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Sul Paron o sul Golden Boy???

PAPANDRACCO!!!!!


MAMMA MIA!!!!!

Lorena, te adoro!!!!!

Ciao Mona.

Cheers.

"En su vida, un hombre puede cambiar de mujer, sus opiniones politicas o su religion pero no su equipo de futbol." Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayen poet.

FORZA MAGICO MILAN!
ALLEZ LES BLEUS!

Non Vincete MAI!!!

Comprate chi volete, ma il nostro spirito non l'avrete mai!
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