A.c. Milan Best Players of All Time

Andrew Kovacs

A.C. Milan is one of the most successful football clubs in Italy and across Europe, having been a part of Italian top-flight Serie A since 1929–30 and amassing eighteen FIFA and UEFA trophies over their long history that dates back to 1899. With an impressive list of honours including seven league titles, five Champions League wins and six Coppa Italia triumphs, AC Milan remain one of the biggest names in world football today.

Table of Contents

1. Paolo Maldini


Paolo Maldini Career

  • 1984–2009 : AC Milan
  • 1986–1988 : Italy U21
  • 1988–2002 : Italy

Maldini was one of the best defenders to ever play the game and he is still considered one of the greatest players in AC Milan's history. 

Maldini made his debut for AC Milan in 1985 at the age of just 18 and went on to make 647 appearances for them over a 23-year career.

He holds many records at AC Milan, including most appearances (647), goals (29) and clean sheets (124). Maldini was also part of Italy's World Cup-winning squad in 2006 and their European Championship-winning side in 1984. 

After retiring from playing Maldini took up a role as technical director with AC Milan, helping them win two league titles during his time there so far Paolo Maldini was a world-renowned defender who played for Italy and Milan throughout his career.

Maldini is considered one of the greatest defenders in history and was named FIFA World Player of the Year three times. He also won two UEFA Champions League titles with Milan, as well as five Serie A titles. 

After retiring from playing, Maldini served as AC Milan's president for nine seasons before stepping down in 2015. Paolo Maldini is an honorary citizen of both Rome and Naples and has been awarded numerous other accolades, including a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006.

His work with UNICEF has seen him recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize twice - once jointly with Nelson Mandela - making him the first footballer to receive the honor. 

In December 2016 he announced his retirement from all activities following medical advice that he needed more rest after suffering a heart attack earlier that year.

2. Franco Baresi


Franco Baresi Career

  • 1972–1977: AC Milan
  • 1977–1997: AC Milan
  • 1982–1994: Italy
  • 2002–2006: AC Milan Primavera
  • 2006–2008: Milan Primavera (Berretti)

Franco Baresi was born in Travagliato, Italy on 8 May 1960. He started his career with AC Milan in 1977 and played for them until 1997. 

Franco Baresi is considered one of the greatest defenders of all time and won many honours with AC Milan, including five Serie A titles and two Champions League crowns.

After leaving AC Milan, Baresi went on to play for Juventus, Inter Milan and Roma before retiring in 2003 at the age of 38. In 2007 he became a football manager with Parma but was sacked after only six months due to poor results. 

Since 2009, Baresi has been working as a pundit for Italian television channel Rai Sport 1 where he usually commentates matches involving his former clubs AC Milan or Juventus.

Franco Baresi's international career began when he made his debut for Italy against Brazil in 1984 and ended with him captaining the side at Euro 2004 . He also represented Italy at three FIFA World Cups (1990 , 1994 , 2002).

Also Played For: italy national football team

3. Kaká


Kaká Career

  • 1994–2000: São Paulo
  • 2000–2003: São Paulo
  • 2003–2009: AC Milan
  • 2009–2013: Real Madrid
  • 2013–2014: AC Milan
  • 2014–2017: Orlando City
  • 2014: São Paulo (loan)
  • 2001: Brazil U20
  • 2002–2016: Brazil

Kaká is an attacking midfielder who has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world, including AC Milan, Real Madrid and Orlando City. Kaká was born in Brazil but grew up playing football at São Paulo's academy before moving to Italy to join AC Milan in 2000.

He helped win two Serie A titles with Milan before joining Real Madrid where he won another Champions League medal and La Liga title. 

In 2014 Kaká moved to Orlando City as part of a blockbuster deal that saw Kaka move from Real Madrid along with Carlos Bacca, Kevin Molino and allocation money worth $75 million US Dollars.

At 33 years old Kaká still has plenty of football left in him and is currently one of the key players for Orlando City as they aim for MLS Cup glory this season.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup winner is also a regular on Brazil's national team, having made over 100 appearances since his debut in 2003 Kaká is a former Brazilian international player who spent most of his career with São Paulo FC.

Kaká has won major trophies with Brazil, including the FIFA World Cup and Confederations Cup. He also played in the 2002 and 2009 editions of the FIFA Confederations Cup, as well as helping Brazil to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2003. 

In November 2014, Kaká joined Orlando City SC on loan from São Paulo FC until the end of the MLS season.

The following year he signed for Orlando City permanently after leaving São Paulo FC due to financial difficulties at his previous club. 

At the international level, Kaká represented Brazil at several tournaments including UEFA Euro 2004 and Copa América 2007 where they reached the semi-finals respectively.

4. Marco van Basten


Marco van Basten Career

  • 1970–1971: EDO
  • 1971–1980: Utrecht
  • 1980–1981: Elinkwijk
  • 1981–1987: Ajax
  • 1987–1995: AC Milan
  • 1981–1983: Netherlands U21
  • 1983–1992: Netherlands
  • 2003–2004: Jong Ajax (assistant)
  • 2004–2008: Netherlands
  • 2008–2009: Ajax
  • 2012–2014: Heerenveen
  • 2014: AZ Alkmaar
  • 2014–2015: AZ Alkmaar (assistant)
  • 2015–2016: Netherlands (assistant)

Van Basten is a Dutch footballer who played as a striker for Ajax and AC Milan. He was once voted the best European player of all time by French magazine L'Equipe, and he also won four Ballon d'Or Awards.

After leaving Milan in 1995, Van Basten spent two seasons with Paris Saint-Germain before retiring from professional football at the age of 37. 

In 2006, Van Basten became manager of Ajax, but was fired after just six months in charge due to poor results.

He later returned to coaching, taking over at FC Barcelona in 2013 where he led them to their first-ever La Liga title in 2014–15 season On 30 May 2016.

It was announced that van Basten would take over as head coach of the Netherlands national team following Dick Advocaat's resignation after the country failed to qualify for Euro 2016 finals.

Under his leadership, they reached the semi-finals of World Cup 2018 held on home soil.

Also Played For: european championship

5. Andriy Shevchenko


Andriy Shevchenko Career

  • 1986–1993: Dynamo Kyiv
  • 1993–1996: Dynamo-2 Kyiv
  • 1993–1999: Dynamo Kyiv
  • 1999–2006: Milan
  • 2006–2009: Chelsea
  • 2008–2009: → Milan (loan)
  • 2009–2012: Dynamo Kyiv
  • 1994–1995: Ukraine U19
  • 1994–1995: Ukraine U21
  • 1995–2012: Ukraine
  • 2016: Ukraine (assistant)
  • 2016–2021: Ukraine
  • 2021–2022: Genoa
  • 2022–: National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, (Vice President)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Andriy Shevchenko is a Ukrainian international striker who has played for Dynamo Kyiv and Barcelona. In 2017, he managed Ukraine after being appointed as interim manager in October 2016.

Andriy Shevchenko was born on September 29th, 1976 in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine). He started his career with Dynamo Kyiv before moving to Barcelona where he won two La Liga titles and one Champions League title between 2009-2011.

After retiring from football in 2014, Shevchenko became an ambassador for several brands including Nike and Pepsi Max.. Andriy Shevchenko is a Ukrainian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Milan and the Ukraine national team.

After starting his career with Dynamo Kyiv, Shevchenko went on to play for Chelsea and Milan before returning to Dynamo in 2009. He scored 115 goals in 111 appearances for Ukraine, including 48 goals in 49 appearances during his time at Chelsea. 

In November 2016, it was announced that Shevchenko had been appointed assistant manager of Ukrainian side FC Krylia Sovetov Samara.

On 26 June 2021 he was appointed Vice President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine succeeding Ihor Kolomoyskyi.

Also Played For: ukraine soccer, fc dynamo kyiv

6. Ruud Gullit


Ruud Gullit Career

  • 1967–1975: ASV Meerboys
  • 1975–1979: DWS
  • 1979–1982: HFC Haarlem
  • 1982–1985: Feyenoord
  • 1985–1987: PSV
  • 1987–1994: AC Milan
  • 1993–1994: Sampdoria (loan)
  • 1994–1995: Sampdoria
  • 1995–1998: Chelsea
  • 1979: Netherlands U-21
  • 1981–1994: Netherlands
  • 1996–1998: Chelsea (player-manager)
  • 1998–1999: Newcastle United
  • 2004–2005: Feyenoord
  • 2007–2008: LA Galaxy
  • 2011: Terek Grozny

Ruud Gullit was born on September 1, 1962 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He played for ASV Meerboys and DWS before joining Feyenoord in 1979. 

Gullit then starred for PSV from 1985 to 1987 before moving to AC Milan and becoming one of the most successful Dutch players of all time.

In 1993 he joined Sampdoria on a loan but returned to AC Milan later that year after they bought his contract outright. Between 1994 and 1995, he played for Newcastle United in England where he won two Premier League titles as well as the UEFA Champions League. 

After finishing his playing career with Sampdoria in 1997, Gullit took up coaching positions with Chelsea (1998–2001), Real Madrid (2002) and Holland national team (2003).

He retired from coaching at the end of 2006 season having won 4 Eredivisie titles with Ajax.[1] Ruud Gullit is currently a football commentator working alongside former teammate Phillip Cocu during broadcasts of Serie A matches on Fox Sports Asia.

In November 2013 Ruud was inducted into the Dutch Football Hall Of Fame by current Feyenoord manager Ronald Koeman.[5] On May 2nd 2014 it was announced that Ruud would be taking over as head coach at AEK Athens following Marcelo Bielsa's resignation due to health concerns.

Also Played For: u.c. sampdoria, psv

7. Zlatan Ibrahimović


Zlatan Ibrahimović Career

  • 1989–1991: Malmö BI
  • 1991–1995: FBK Balkan
  • 1995–1999: Malmö FF
  • 1999–2001: Malmö FF
  • 2001–2004: Ajax
  • 2004–2006: Juventus
  • 2006–2009: Inter Milan
  • 2009–2011: Barcelona
  • 2010–2011: AC Milan (loan)
  • 2011–2012: AC Milan
  • 2012–2016: Paris Saint-Germain
  • 2016–2018: Manchester United
  • 2018–2019: LA Galaxy
  • 2020: AC Milan
  • 1999: Sweden U18
  • 2001: Sweden U21
  • 2001: Sweden
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 16:44, 24 May 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21

Zlatan Ibrahimović is an award-winning striker who currently plays for AC Milan. He was born in Sweden and started his career with Malmö BI before transferring to FBK Balkan in 1995.

In 1999, he moved to Malmo FF where he enjoyed great success scoring over 150 goals in 200 appearances. 

Zlatan Ibrahimović joined AC Milan in 2009 and has since helped the club win several trophies including two Serie A titles and a Champions League trophy in 2016/17 season Ibrahimović is a superstar and one of the best players in the world.

He has won countless awards, including five Ballon d'Or trophies, three Premier League titles, two La Liga crowns, and one Champions League title. 

Ibrahimović began his career at Malmö FF before moving to Ajax in 2001. In 2004 he joined Juventus where he quickly became a key player on their championship-winning team. 

After leaving Italy, Ibrahimović signed for Barcelona where he helped lead them to multiple cups and league championships before transferring to AC Milan in 2011.

There was some speculation that Ibrahimović would leave Milan after failing to agree on terms on a new contract but instead, he re-joined PSG for an additional two seasons in 2016 and 2017 respectively. 

As of 2019, Ibrahimovic is currently playing for LA Galaxy where he continues to be one of the most dominant players in MLS history. 

With over 100 international caps under his belt as well as goals scored throughout Europe's major leagues, it is safe to say that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will go down as one of football's all-time greats.

8. Andrea Pirlo


Andrea Pirlo Career

  • 1992–1995: Brescia
  • 1995–1998: Brescia
  • 1998–2001: Inter Milan
  • 1999–2000: Reggina (loan)
  • 2001: Brescia (loan)
  • 2001–2011: AC Milan
  • 2011–2015: Juventus
  • 2015–2017: New York City FC
  • 1994: Italy U15
  • 1995: Italy U16
  • 1995: Italy U17
  • 1995–1997: Italy U18
  • 1998–2002: Italy U21
  • 2004: Italy Olympic (O.P.)
  • 2002–2015: Italy
  • 2020: Juventus U23
  • 2020–2021: Juventus
  • 2022: Fatih Karagümrük

Andrea Pirlo is an Italian midfielder who currently plays for the Turkish club Fatih Karagümrük. Andrea Pirlo started his career at Brescia before moving to Inter Milan in 1998 where he made over 200 appearances and won the Serie A title twice.

In 2011, Pirlo moved back home to AC Milan where he retired from football later that year after winning another Serie A title with the club. 

Andrea has been capped 74 times by Italy and was a member of their successful 2006 World Cup squad, as well as their team that finished fourth at the 2010 World Cup.

After retiring from professional football, Andrea took up coaching duties with Wycombe Wanderers in England before joining Karagümrük earlier this season. 

Andrea is married to fashion designer Elisabetta Canalis and they have two children together - sons Matteo (born 2009) and Leonardo (born 2012). 

Although not fluent in English, Andrea tries his best to communicate with his players during training sessions using sign language.

9. Gunnar Nordahl

Gunnar Nordahl Career

  • 1937–1940: Hörnefors IF
  • 1940–1944: Degerfors IF
  • 1944–1949: IFK Norrköping
  • 1949–1956: AC Milan
  • 1956–1958: Roma
  • 1959–1960: Karlstad BIK
  • 1942–1948: Sweden
  • 1958–1959: AS Roma (player-manager)
  • 1959–1961: Karlstads BIK
  • 1961–1964: Degerfors IF
  • 1967–1970: IFK Norrköping
  • 1971–1973: IF Saab
  • 1974: IK Sleipner
  • 1975–1976: Östers IF
  • 1977–1978: AIK Fotboll
  • 1979–1980: IFK Norrköping

Gunnar Nordahl was a Swedish striker who spent his entire professional career with Italian club AC Milan. 

He is considered one of the greatest strikers in football history, and holds several records including most goals scored in a European Cup (25), Serie A (217) and all-time for both clubs combined (338).

Nordahl started his career at local side Hörnefors IF, before moving to Degerfors IF ahead of World War II. After two seasons he joined IFK Norrköping where he won back-to-back Swedish championships in 1947 and 1948. 

In 1950, Gunnar Nordahl moved abroad to join Italian giants AC Milan where he helped them win three successive league titles between 1951 and 1953 as well as the 1952–53 European Cup Winners' Cup.

He also reached the final of the 1957 Copa del Generalísimo but lost out to Real Madrid Fútbol Club de España. Following spells with Roma and Karlstad BIK during 1958–1960.

Gunnar Nordahl rejoined AC Milan for a second spell which lasted until 1965; this time helping them claim their fifth domestic title in 1963 and reach another European Cup semi-final that year before losing out again to Barcelona FC on aggregate.

Internationally, Gunnar Nordahl represented Sweden at numerous tournaments including the 1954 FIFA World Cup where they made it all the way to the quarterfinals before being knocked out by Uruguay.

Euro 1968where Sweden finished third after beating Yugoslavia 2–1 in an epic semifinal match held at Wembley Stadium; UEFA Euro 1984where they were eliminated from competition following a 4–0 home loss against Dutch side Feyenoord Rotterdam.

The 1990 FIFA World Cup where Sweden placed fourth after reaching their first ever knockout stage ;and The 2002 FIFA World Cup where they narrowly missed qualification by finishing fifth place behind Germany , Turkey , Croatia & Denmark.

On 15 September 1995, aged 73 years old, Nils Gunnar Nordahl died suddenly while on holiday in Alghero, Italy.

Also Played For: swedish football league, sweden

10. Alessandro Nesta


Alessandro Nesta Career

  • 1985–1993: Lazio
  • 1993–2002: Lazio
  • 2002–2012: Milan
  • 2012–2014: Montreal Impact
  • 2014: Chennaiyin
  • 1995–1996: Italy U21
  • 1996–2006: Italy
  • 2015–2017: Miami FC
  • 2018–2019: Perugia
  • 2019–2021: Frosinone

Alessandro Nesta is a 46-year-old Italian footballer who currently plays as a center-back for the Indian club Chennaiyin. Alessandro Nesta began his career at Lazio in 1993, before moving to Milan in 2002 where he made 224 appearances over seven seasons.

He then joined Montreal Impact in 2012 and played 31 games before returning to Italy with Chennaiyin the following year. 

Alessandro Nesta was part of the Italian side that won the 2006 World Cup and the 2007 European Championship, as well as reaching the final of the UEFA Champions League twice (2003–04 and 2007–08).

In 2013, Alessandro Nesta became manager of Serie B side Catania after leaving Milan midseason following their relegation from Serie A; however, he left Catania less than two years later without having won any matches under his command. 

Although mainly recognized for his defensive prowess, Alessandro Nesta has also been known to score goals occasionally – most notably scoring an injury-time equalizer against Barcelona in 2005 which helped Milan win their third Champions League title.

On 2 July 2017, it was announced that Alessandro Nesta would join the English club Queens Park Rangers on a one-year contract. He made his debut for QPR on 17 October 2017 coming on as a second-half substitute in their 3–1 home victory over Reading FC.

Alessandro Nsta has appeared 451 times in professional football[6], including 293 appearances during spells with Lazio (from 1985 until 1993), Milan (2002 until 2012) and Montreal Impact (2012 until 2014).

11. Giovanni Reviere

Giovanni Reviere Career

  • 1959–1960: US Alessandria
  • 1960–1979: AC Milan
  • 1962–1974: Italy

Giovanni Rivera was first elected to the European Parliament in May 2005, representing North-West Italy. He served as a Member of the Chamber of Deputies from 2 July 1987 until 29 May 2001, when he was re-elected for a second term.

In 2002, he joined the Democrazia Cristiana (DC) after leaving Segni Pact and served until 2007. From 1994 to 1996, he represented Alessandria in the regional government before returning to national politics with DC in 1997. 

Giovanni Rivera is also a member of several committees within the European Parliament including those focusing on Transport and Tourism; Environment; Fisheries; Overseas Development Aid Committee.

Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and Regional Development Cooperation Committee among others Giovanni Reviere was a world-renowned footballer, who played for AC Milan and Italy.

He retired from playing in 1979, after winning five Serie A titles with the club. In 1962 he made his international debut for Italy, and went on to play 60 matches over four years. 

After retiring from football, he took up politics as a career choice - serving two terms as Mayor of Milan between 1989 and 2001.

12. Filippo Inzaghi


Filippo Inzaghi Career

  • 1982–1985: San Nicolò
  • 1985–1991: Piacenza
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1991–1995: Piacenza: 39: (15)
  • 1992–1993: → Leffe (loan): 21: (13)
  • 1993–1994: → Hellas Verona (loan): 36: (13)
  • 1995–1996: Parma: 15: (2)
  • 1996–1997: Atalanta: 33: (24)
  • 1997–2001: Juventus: 120: (57)
  • 2001–2012: Milan: 202: (73)
  • Total: : 466: (197)
  • 1993–1996: Italy U21: 14: (3)
  • 1997–2007: Italy: 57: (25)
  • 2012–2013: Milan Allievi Nazionali
  • 2013–2014: Milan Primavera
  • 2014–2015: Milan
  • 2016–2018: Venezia
  • 2018–2019: Bologna
  • 2019–2021: Benevento
  • 2021–2022: Brescia
  • 2022–: Reggina

Filippo Inzaghi is a Italian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Reggina. Inzaghi played youth football with San Nicolò and Piacenza, before joining Leffe in 1991 on loan.

He made his senior debut the following year at Parma. After two years with Parma, he transferred to Hellas Verona in 1993 where he remained until 1995 when he joined Juventus for £5 million (£4m including add-ons).

He spent four seasons with Juve, winning the league title twice (1995–96 and 1996–97) and also reaching the UEFA Champions League final in 1997 which they lost to Barcelona after penalties. 

Following Juventus' relegation from Serie A at the end of 1998–99, Inzaghi signed for Milan where he helped them regain their place in the top division as champions in 2000–01 and 2001–02 respectively; during this time, he scored 56 goals across all competitions – still a record for an individual season in Italian football history.

The 2002 Winter Olympics saw him make his international debut for Italy; scoring against Spain en route to finishing fourth overall.

At 34 years old, Inzaghi moved back down south to join Reggina,[5] retiring from playing professionally at 36 years old after helping them reach promotion back into Serie A as runners-up.

13. Ronaldinho


Ronaldinho Career

  • 1987–1998: Grêmio
  • 1998–2001: Grêmio
  • 2001–2003: Paris Saint-Germain
  • 2003–2008: Barcelona
  • 2008–2011: AC Milan
  • 2011–2012: Flamengo
  • 2012–2014: Atlético Mineiro
  • 2014–2015: Querétaro
  • 2015: Fluminense
  • 1997: Brazil U17
  • 1998–1999: Brazil U20
  • 1999–2000: Brazil U23
  • 2008: Brazil Olympic (O.P.)
  • 1999–2013: Brazil

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, better known as Ronaldinho or simply Ronaldinho, is a Brazilian football player who played for several clubs in his country and abroad.

Ronaldo began his career at Grêmio before joining French side Paris Saint-Germain in 1998. He went on to spend three seasons with Barcelona before moving to AC Milan in 2003.

After two years with the Italian side he returned to Brazil to play for Flamengo and Querétaro before rejoining Atlético Mineiro in 2014. 

Ronaldo has won numerous accolades during his illustrious career, including six La Liga titles (with Barcelona), four Champions League crowns (with Barcelona, Madrid and Milan), an Olympic silver medal (2004) and one World Cup title (2002).

In December 2018, aged 42nd overall on the all-time international goalscorers list,[2] Ronaldo announced his retirement from professional football after playing only sparingly since January 2019 due to injury problems.

Ronaldinho remains one of the most popular footballers in history;[5] according to FIFA's annual world rankings list of top 200 players compiled between September 2017-18. 

He was ranked eleventh overall – making him the highest-ranked retired footballer currently occupying that position on the ranking table.

14. Clarence Seedorf


Clarence Seedorf Career

  • : VV AS' 80
  • : Real Almere
  • : Ajax
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1992–1995: Ajax: 65: (11)
  • 1995–1996: Sampdoria: 32: (3)
  • 1996–2000: Real Madrid: 121: (15)
  • 2000–2002: Inter Milan: 64: (8)
  • 2002–2012: AC Milan: 300: (47)
  • 2012–2014: Botafogo: 72: (23)
  • Total: : 654: (107)
  • 1994–2008: Netherlands: 87: (11)
  • 2014: AC Milan
  • 2016: Shenzhen
  • 2018: Deportivo La Coruña
  • 2018–2019: Cameroon
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Clarence Seedorf was born on April 1st, 1976 in Paramaribo, Suriname. He started his career at VV AS' 80 before moving to Real Almere in the Netherlands where he played for Ajax from 1996-2002.

After a short spell with Milan, Seedorf joined Barcelona where he won 2 La Liga titles and 3 Spanish Cups between 2003-2006 as well as the Champions League in 2005. 

In 2007, Seedorf moved back to Italy to play for AC Milan but after just one season he joined Schalke 04 where he has since helped them win the German Bundesliga twice (2008 & 2012) and also lifted their first European trophy when they won the UEFA Cup in 2010.

Clarence retired from professional football following Schalke's victory over Borussia Dortmund in the 2013 DFB-Pokal Final which secured their place in next year's Champions League competition; this would be his last game of any kind.

July 2021 will mark Clarence Seedorf’s eleventh year anniversary as a professional footballer - an impressive achievement considering how high profile some of his clubs have been throughout that time.

15. Dida


Dida Career

  • 1990: Cruzeiro de Arapiraca
  • 1991–1992: Vitória
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1992–1993: Vitória: 24: (0)
  • 1994–1998: Cruzeiro: 120: (0)
  • 1998–1999: Lugano: 0: (0)
  • 1999–2000: Corinthians: 24: (0)
  • 2000–2010: AC Milan: 206: (0)
  • 2001–2002: → Corinthians (loan): 8: (0)
  • 2012: Portuguesa: 32: (0)
  • 2013: Grêmio: 37: (0)
  • 2014–2015: Internacional: 27: (0)
  • Total: : 478: (0)
  • 1992–1993: Brazil U20: 12: (0)
  • 1996: Brazil Olympic: 17: (0)
  • 1995–2006: Brazil: 91: (0)

Dida is a Brazilian goalkeeper who played for several teams in his career, including Cruzeiro and AC Milan. Dida started playing professionally with Cruzeiro de Arapiraca in 1990 and went on to play for Vitória before joining AC Milan in 2000.

Dida made 206 appearances for AC Milan over the course of 10 years and was part of the team that won two Serie A titles during that time. After leaving AC Milan, Dida spent time with Corinthians (on loan) and then returned to Brazil to join Botafogo where he continues to play today at the age of 49.

Dida is one of the most decorated midfielders in Brazilian football history, having won major trophies with both Internacional and Brazil. He was part of the 2002 World Cup-winning Brazilian side and also represented his country at two FIFA Confederations Cups - winning once in 1997 with Saudi Arabia and once in 2005 with Germany.

After retiring from playing Dida took up a coaching role at Internacional, before being appointed manager of Portuguese outfit Porto in 2013. In November 2015 he was sacked after only seven months in charge due to poor results, but has since returned to club management as Sporting CP's head coach.

16. Christian Abbiati


Christian Abbiati Career

  • 1991–1992: Trezzano
  • 1992–1993: Assago
  • 1993–1994: Corsico
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1994–1998: Monza: 52: (0)
  • 1995–1996: → Borgosesia (loan): 29: (0)
  • 1998–2016: AC Milan: 281: (0)
  • 2005–2006: → Juventus (loan): 19: (0)
  • 2006–2007: → Torino (loan): 36: (0)
  • 2007–2008: → Atlético Madrid (loan): 21: (0)
  • Total: : 438: (0)
  • 1998–2000: Italy U21: 20: (0)
  • 2003–2005: Italy: 4: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Christian Abbiati is a former Italian goalkeeper who currently plays for AC Milan. He made his senior debut in 1993 and has since played for several clubs, most notably AC Milan and Juventus.

In 2006, he won the Champions League with Juve and was also named as the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year that same year. 

At international level, Abbiati has represented Italy at both under-21 and senior levels over a period of 15 years, winning numerous accolades along the way including two European Championships (2004 & 2008) and three World Cups (2002, 2006 & 2010).

Christian is married to actress Nadia De Girolamo[2] with whom he has one child.[3] As of February 2017,[update needed] Christian stands as AC Milan's all-time leading goalkeeping appearance holder having played 454 games in total between 2003–2017.

In 2018 however he announced his retirement from professional football after 17 seasons playing for 3 different clubs; AC Milan, Juventus FC, Internazionale Milano.

17. Alessandro Costacurta

Alessandro Costacurta Career

  • : Asso
  • 1979–1986: AC Milan
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1986–2007: AC Milan: 458: (3)
  • 1986–1987: → Monza (loan): 30: (0)
  • Total: : 488: (3)
  • 1986–1990: Italy U21: 8: (0)
  • 1991–1998: Italy: 59: (2)
  • 2007–2008: AC Milan (technical assistant)
  • 2008–2009: Mantova
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Alessandro Costacurta is a former Italian international footballer who played as a defender. He started his career at Asso before joining AC Milan in 1979.

After making over 200 appearances for the club, he moved to Spanish side Real Madrid in 1994 where he won two La Liga titles and the Copa del Rey. He returned to Italy with Juventus in 1996 and finished his playing days with Anderlecht in 2002, having made over 300 league appearances during his time abroad.

Alessandro Costacurta was part of the Italy team that reached the final of Euro 1988 where they lost 1–0 to Holland after extra-time; he also represented his country at World Cup 1990 and Euro 1992 without ever reaching the semi-finals or finals respectively. 

In 2001, Alessandro Costacurta became manager of Serie C1 side Virtus Lanciano but resigned less than a year later after leading them to second place behind Lazio.

Since retiring from football, Alessandro Costacurta has worked as an agent[4][5] and currently holds coaching roles at several clubs including U19s sides Atalanta Brescia[6], Catania,[7] Novara Calcio [8], Torino FC Primavera,[9] Cesena FBC [10], Genoa CFC Under 21s.

18. Cafu

Cafu Career

  • 1988–1990: São Paulo
  • 1989–1995: São Paulo
  • 1995: Real Zaragoza
  • 1995: Juventude
  • 1995–1997: Palmeiras
  • 1997–2003: Roma
  • 2003–2008: AC Milan
  • 1990–2006: Brazil

Marcos Evangelista de Morais, commonly known as Cafu, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Italian club Lazio and the Brazil national team as a right back.

Cafu began his career with São Paulo before moving to Spanish side Real Zaragoza in 1995. He spent most of his time at Roma, winning three Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia trophies during his spell there.

After making 134 appearances for Brazil between 1997 and 2003, Cafu was part of the squad that won the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan. 

In 2004 he moved to Italy's Lazio where he has continued playing until present day; having made over 200 appearances for them since then including scoring 22 goals in all competitions combined.

At international level, Cafu has represented Brazil at every Copa América tournament since 2001 apart from 2015 where they were runners-up after losing 3–1 on penalties to Chile in the final following a 0–0 draw after extra time which caused uproar amongst. 

Brazilian fans due to their team being one man down (Cafu missed the shootout). In total he has played 97 times for Brazil scoring 6 goals - 2nd highest among all players behind only Zico (11).

He also captained both the 2006 FIFA World Cup-winning side[4]and 2014’s Copa America winners [5]. At 52 years old Cafu is still an active player and is contracted with Lazio until 2020.

Also Played For: football right back, copa libertadores

19. Franck Kessié


Franck Kessié Career

  • 2010–2014: Stella Club
  • 2014–2015: Atalanta
  • 2014: Stella Club
  • 2015–2019: Atalanta
  • 2015–2016: Cesena (loan)
  • 2017–2019: AC Milan (loan)
  • 2019–2022: AC Milan
  • 2022: Barcelona
  • 2013: Ivory Coast U17
  • 2015: Ivory Coast U20
  • 2021: Ivory Coast Olympic
  • 2014: Ivory Coast
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:47, 8 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23

Franck Kessié was born on December 19th, 1996 in Ouragahio, Ivory Coast. Franck played for Stella Club from 2010-2014 and then Atalanta from 2014-2015. In 2017, he signed with Barcelona where he has since made over 100 appearances for the club.

Franck is a versatile midfielder who can play as either an attacking or defensive midfielder. He is also known for his powerful shot and long ball control ability. 

Franck has represented his country at youth level and played in both the U20 World Cup and U23 European Championship tournaments in 2016 respectively.

Franck is currently contracted to Barcelona until 2021 and is likely to continue playing there for many years to come Franck Kessié signed for Atalanta from Stella Club in the summer of 2014 and has since gone on to make over 100 appearances for the club.

He is a versatile player who can play as a striker or midfielder, and his impressive goal scoring record at Atalanta has seen him linked with some of Europe's top clubs. 

Franck Kessié is currently out injured but is expected to return later in the season, so fans will be keeping an eye out for updates on his progress.

Also Played For: ivory coast

20. George Weah


George Weah Career

  • 1981–1984: Young Survivors
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1985–1986: Bong Range United: 2: (1)
  • 1985–1986: Mighty Barrolle: 10: (7)
  • 1986–1987: Invincible Eleven: 23: (24)
  • 1987: Africa Sports: 2: (1)
  • 1987–1988: Tonnerre Yaoundé: 18: (14)
  • 1988–1992: Monaco: 103: (47)
  • 1992–1995: Paris Saint-Germain: 96: (32)
  • 1995–2000: AC Milan: 114: (46)
  • 2000: → Chelsea (loan): 11: (3)
  • 2000: Manchester City: 7: (1)
  • 2000–2001: Marseille: 19: (5)
  • 2001–2003: Al Jazira: 8: (13)
  • Total: : 413: (194)
  • 1986–2003: Liberia: 75: (18)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

George Weah was born on 25 July 1957 in Monrovia, Liberia. He is the son of a cocoa farmer and attended local schools before enrolling at the University of Illinois in 1977 to study mathematics.

After graduating from university, Weah worked as an accountant for several years before becoming involved with politics full-time in 1987 when he joined the National Patriotic Front (NPF), a rebel group fighting for independence from then-West African nation Ivory Coast.

In 1990, Weah ran for president of Liberia but lost to incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf by just 1% of the vote - an outcome that shocked many observers given his lack of political experience. 

However, two years later wea won back office when he became Vice President under Jewel Taylor – making him Africa's first democratically elected black head of state.

During his time as VP, Liberia saw some major progress including reductions in poverty rates and increasing access to education and health care across the country. 

On 22 January 2018, George Weah was sworn into office as 25th President of Liberia after winning a landslide election victory against opposition candidate Mike Doebrim with over 60% of votes cast.

As president, Mr Weah has pledged to continue Dr Sirleaf's legacy while also focusing on tackling corruption and improving infrastructure development across Liberia. 

Alongside his work as president, Mr Weah remains heavily involved in NPF politics serving both as its secretary general and chairmanperson for its national executive committee.

21. Gianluigi Donnarumma


Gianluigi Donnarumma Career

  • 2003–2013: ASD Club Napoli
  • 2013–2015: AC Milan
  • 2015–2021: AC Milan
  • 2021: Paris Saint-Germain
  • 2014: Italy U15
  • 2014: Italy U16
  • 2014–2015: Italy U17
  • 2016–2017: Italy U21
  • 2016: Italy

Gianluigi Donnarumma is a 23-year-old Italian goalkeeper who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. He began his career at ASD Club Napoli, where he made 215 appearances and kept clean sheets in total.

In the summer of 2021, Donnarumma moved to PSG and has since played 34 matches without conceding a goal - an impressive record for any goalkeeper. 

Gianluigi is known as one of the best young goalkeepers in Europe and looks set to continue his excellent form with PSG for many years to come.

Gianluigi Donnarumma is a young goalkeeper who has been playing for AC Milan since the age of 16. He made his international debut in 2014 and has played 50 caps, scoring 7 goals. 

In 2016 he joined Italy's U21 team and helped them to qualify for the UEFA Nations League finals later that year.

Gianluigi as he won Serie A with AC Milan and was also named player of the season by fans and pundits alike. As well as his football career, Gianluigi is studying law at university - something which he plans to continue after retirement from footballing commitments. 

His talent and skills are unquestioned; it will be interesting to see how long he can keep up this level of performance.

22. Ignazio Abate


Ignazio Abate Career

  • : Rescaldina
  • 1999–2004: AC Milan
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2003–2007: Milan: 0: (0)
  • 2004–2005: → Napoli (loan): 29: (2)
  • 2005–2006: → Piacenza (loan): 13: (0)
  • 2006–2007: → Modena (loan): 38: (1)
  • 2007–2008: Empoli: 24: (1)
  • 2008–2009: Torino: 25: (1)
  • 2009–2019: Milan: 243: (3)
  • Total: : 372: (8)
  • 2004: Italy U18: 3: (0)
  • 2005: Italy U19: 2: (1)
  • 2005–2006: Italy U20: 6: (0)
  • 2006–2009: Italy U21: 10: (1)
  • 2008: Olympic Italy: 8: (1)
  • 2011–2015: Italy: 22: (1)
  • 2021–2022: AC Milan U16
  • 2022–: AC Milan U19
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 26 May 2019, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 31 March 2015

Ignazio Abate is a Italian footballer who plays as a right back for AC Milan's U19 team. He started his career at Serie A side, Milan, before moving to Napoli on loan in 2004-05.

After spending two seasons with Napoli, he rejoined Milan in 2007 and has since played for the club through various youth teams and senior squads. 

In 2012, he made his Italy debut during a World Cup qualifying match against Liechtenstein and has since earned over 60 caps for the nation across all age groups including the 2015 European Championships which they hosted successfully.

Currently manager of AC Milan's U19 team, Abate is considered one of the most promising young defenders in Europe Ignazio Abate was born on 29 July 1987 in Piacenza, Italy. He started his career at hometown club Piacenza before joining Empoli in 2007. 

After a year with Empoli, he joined Torino where he would remain for two seasons before moving to Milan in 2009. In Milan, Ignazio became an important part of the squad and enjoyed considerable success over three consecutive seasons between 2009-2011 inclusive.

His most successful season came during the 2011-12 campaign when he helped lead Milan to their seventh Champions League title and Serie A championship crown that same season as well as being named Player of the Year by both La Gazzetta dello Sport and Tuttosport respectively.

 ollowing this impressive achievement, Abate left Milan for French side Marseille where he spent two seasons before returning to AC Milan in 2015 where he has since played a key role within the team once again leading them back into European competition for the first time since 2013/14 season.

23. Gennaro Gattuso


Gennaro Gattuso Career

  • 1990–1995: Perugia
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1995–1997: Perugia: 10: (0)
  • 1997–1998: Rangers: 34: (3)
  • 1998–1999: Salernitana: 25: (0)
  • 1999–2012: AC Milan: 335: (9)
  • 2012–2013: Sion: 27: (1)
  • Total: : 431: (13)
  • 1995–1996: Italy U18[2]: 14: (3)
  • 1998–2000: Italy U21[2]: 21: (1)
  • 2000: Italy Olympic[3]: 3: (0)
  • 2000–2010: Italy[4]: 73: (1)
  • 2013: Sion (player-coach)
  • 2013: Palermo
  • 2014: OFI Crete
  • 2015–2017: Pisa
  • 2017: AC Milan Primavera
  • 2017–2019: AC Milan
  • 2019–2021: Napoli
  • 2022–: Valencia

Gennaro Gattuso is a 44-year-old Italian footballer who currently plays for Valencia. Gattuso started his career at Perugia before moving to Rangers in 1998, AC Milan in 1999 and then Sion the following year.

He has played 335 games for AC Milan, scoring 9 goals, as well as 27 appearances for Sion since 2012. In 2013 he was named Serie A Player of the Year after helping Valencia win promotion to La Liga that season.

Gattuso has represented Italy at international level on 43 occasions and made his debut in 2000 against Spain Gennaro Gattuso is a world-renowned midfielder who has played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including AC Milan and Valencia.

He was part of the Italy team that won the World Cup in 2006, and he also featured at Euro 2008 and 2012. 

In 2013, he joined Sion as their player-coach, but left after one season to take up a managerial role with Palermo. After two years with Pisa, he moved on to manage AC Milan's Primavera side before being appointed manager of Napoli in 2018.

He led his new club to consecutive Serie A titles during his time there, and is currently contracted to stay with them until 2021.

24. Rafael Leão


Rafael Leão Career

  • 2006–2007: Amora
  • 2007–2008: Foot 21
  • 2008–2017: Sporting CP
  • 2017: Sporting CP B
  • 2017–2018: Sporting CP
  • 2018–2019: Lille
  • 2019: AC Milan
  • 2015: Portugal U16
  • 2015–2016: Portugal U17
  • 2016–2017: Portugal U19
  • 2017–2019: Portugal U20
  • 2017–2021: Portugal U21
  • 2021: Portugal

Rafael Leão is a Portuguese forward who currently plays for AC Milan. He started his career at Amora before joining Sporting CP in 2017. Rafael made his senior debut with Sporting CP in 2017 and has since scored 7 goals in 12 appearances for the club.

Rafael is known for his pace and aggression on the pitch, which has seen him linked with several top European clubs including AC Milan. 

With just 3 appearances under his belt, Rafael is still young enough to develop into one of Europe's top forwards in the future Rafael Leão is a Portuguese footballer who currently plays for AC Milan.

Rafael Leão made his international debut in 2015 and has since represented Portugal at various youth levels. Rafael Leão has experience playing both as a midfielder and forward, which could come in handy with AC Milan this season. 

The 24-year-old is known for his quick feet and ability to create chances for others, making him an important player for any side he joins.

Rafael Leão will hope to help AC Milan win trophies this season and add another accolade to his impressive international resume when the Serie A campaign concludes later this year.

25. Mauro Tassotti


Mauro Tassotti Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1978–1980: Lazio: 41: (0)
  • 1980–1997: Milan: 429: (8)
  • Total: : 470: (8)
  • 1978–1982: Italy U21[1]: 10: (1)
  • 1979: Italy U23[1]: 1: (0)
  • 1992–1994: Italy[1]: 7: (0)
  • 1997–2001: Milan (youth)
  • 2001: Milan (caretaker)
  • 2001–2015: Milan (assistant)
  • 2014: Milan (caretaker)
  • 2015–2016: Milan (scout)
  • 2016–2021: Ukraine (assistant)
  • 2021–2022: Genoa (assistant)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Mauro Tassotti was born in Rome, Italy on January 19th, 1960. He started his professional career with Lazio in 1978 and went on to play for Milan throughout the 1980s.

In total, he made 470 appearances for both Lazio and Milan during his senior career. Mauro is widely considered one of the greatest defenders of all time and has won numerous awards including five Serie A titles with Milan as well as two World Cups with Italy.

He retired from football at the age of 37 after playing his final game for Juventus in 1997. Since retiring from football, Mauro has worked as a television pundit and commentator for various Italian clubs and international tournaments such as the Euros 2016 campaign where he helped lead Italy to victory over Spain.

Mauro Tassotti was a well-known and respected player during his playing days. He began his career at Serie A club AC Milan, where he made over 100 appearances before moving on to join Juventus in 1982. 

After leaving Italy, Mauro Tassotti spent time with several other clubs including Verona, Internazionale and Lazio before returning to Milan as assistant manager in 2001.

In 2007, he took up the role of head coach at Torino but resigned after just four months due to health concerns related to his diabetes diagnosis. 

Since then, Mauro Tassotti has remained out of the limelight until being appointed assistant manager of Ukraine national team in 2016; however this position also ended after only one year due to disagreements between him and the Ukrainian FA president Vitaliy Klitschko .

Recently though, it was reported that Mauro Tassotti will take up an advisory role with Genoa FC following their takeover by Chinese investors.

26. Davide Calabria


Davide Calabria Career

  • 2006–2015: AC Milan
  • 2015: AC Milan
  • 2013: Italy U17
  • 2013: Italy U18
  • 2014–2015: Italy U19
  • 2015: Italy U20
  • 2015–2019: Italy U21
  • 2020: Italy

Davide Calabria is a right-back who currently plays for AC Milan. Davide Calabria has played for AC Milan since 2015 and made 158 appearances in total (7 goals).

Davide Calabria was born on 6 December 1996 in Brescia, Italy. As a youngster, Davide Calabria played for AC Milan's youth team before making his senior debut in 2015.

In 2017, Davide won the Serie A championship with AC Milan following their victory over Juventus in the final game of the season Davide Calabria is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus.

Davide Calabria has represented Italy at under-17, under-18 and under-19 levels before making his senior international debut in 2015. 

Davide Calabria's prolific goal scoring record with Italy's U21 side earned him promotion to their senior team for the 2020 European Championships, where he will compete in Group C alongside Serbia, Sweden and Hungary.

Davide Calabria is known for his speed and technical ability on the ball, which has seen him score goals from all over the pitch - including from outside of the penalty area. 

After spending two seasons with Juventus' youth academy, Davide Calabria made his first team debut during the 2013–14 season - starting against Udinese in Serie A play.

27. Simon Kjær


Simon Kjær Career

  • 2007–2008: FC Midtjylland
  • 2008–2010: Palermo
  • 2010–2013: VfL Wolfsburg
  • 2011–2012: Roma (loan)
  • 2013–2015: Lille
  • 2015–2017: Fenerbahçe
  • 2017–2020: Sevilla
  • 2019–2020: Atalanta (loan)
  • 2020: AC Milan (loan)
  • 2020: AC Milan
  • 2006: Denmark U18
  • 2006–2008: Denmark U19
  • 2008: Denmark U20
  • 2008–2011: Denmark U21
  • 2009: Denmark
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:30, 8 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 15

Simon Kjær is a Danish centre-back who has played for AC Milan since 2017. Kjær originally joined FC Midtjylland in 2007 and made 19 appearances over two years before moving on to AC Milan.

At club level, Kjær has won three Danish Championships with FC Midtjylland and one Spanish La Liga title with Sevilla during his time in Spain as well as the Copa del Rey with both clubs. 

The defender also represented Denmark at youth international level, making his debut in 2006 aged just 16 years old.

Outside of football, Simon Kjær is a keen golfer and was part of Team Denmark’s successful campaign at the 2016 European Championship where they finished runners up behind Portugal – he also featured prominently in their victory against Sweden later that year. Simon Kjær started his football career at hometown club Palermo.

After impressing in Serie B with the Rosanero, he was signed by German side VfL Wolfsburg in 2010. He made 57 appearances and helped them win the Bundesliga title that season. 

In January 2013, Simon Kjær joined Lille on loan before making the move permanent two months later. The Danish international defender played 66 times for Les Dogues over three seasons before moving to Fenerbahçe in 2017.

At 31 years of age, Simon Kjær has spent most of his career playing abroad - firstly with Lille and then with Turkish giants Fenerbahçe and Sevilla respectively - but he will return to Denmark this winter after agreeing a deal to join AC Milan on a season-long loan from Sevilla FC. 

Having won 2 caps for Denmark (including one as captain) during his time away from home, Simon is an experienced player who knows what it takes to succeed at the highest levels of European football.

Also Played For: denmark national football team, vfl wolfsburg

28. Nils Liedholm

Nils Liedholm Career

  • 1938–1943: Valdemarsviks IF
  • 1943–1946: IK Sleipner
  • 1946–1949: IFK Norrköping
  • 1949–1961: Milan
  • 1947–1958: Sweden
  • 1961–1963: Milan (assistant coach)
  • 1963–1966: Milan
  • 1966–1968: Verona
  • 1968–1969: Monza
  • 1969–1971: Varese
  • 1971–1973: Fiorentina
  • 1973–1977: Roma
  • 1977–1979: Milan
  • 1979–1984: Roma
  • 1984–1987: Milan
  • 1987–1989: Roma
  • 1992: Verona
  • 1996: Roma

Nils Liedholm was born on October 8, 1922 in Valdemarsvik, Sweden. He started his career with Valdemarsviks IF before moving to IK Sleipner and then IFK Norrköping.

In 1961 he joined Milan where he played 359 games over a fourteen-year period. He made 23 appearances for Sweden between 1947 and 1958, scoring 12 goals during that time span.

Nils retired from playing in 1961 but continued to manage teams until his death in 2007 at the age of 85 years old. Nils Liedholm played as a midfielder for many of Sweden's top clubs, including Milan and Roma.

He was capped 53 times by his country and helped them to the 1974 World Cup final. After retiring from playing, he went into coaching with Milan and Verona before joining Roma in 1984. 

He left Rome at the end of the 1987-88 season after leading them to second place in Serie A behind Juventus.

He then took over at Verona but was sacked after only six months due to failure to achieve promotion back to Serie A; he subsequently became assistant coach at Fiorentina under Nevio Scala before returning home to manage IFK Norrköping in 2003-04 season.

29. Fikayo Tomori


Fikayo Tomori Career

  • : Riverview United
  • 2005–2016: Chelsea
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2021: Chelsea: 17: (1)
  • 2017: → Brighton & Hove Albion (loan): 9: (0)
  • 2017–2018: → Hull City (loan): 25: (0)
  • 2018–2019: → Derby County (loan): 44: (1)
  • 2021: → AC Milan (loan): 17: (1)
  • 2021–: AC Milan: 48: (1)
  • 2016: Canada U20: 3: (0)
  • 2016: England U19: 5: (0)
  • 2016–2017: England U20: 15: (0)
  • 2017–2019: England U21: 15: (0)
  • 2019–: England: 3: (0)

Fikayo Tomori is a 25-year-old Canadian centre-back who joined AC Milan in the summer of 2021. He started his career with Riverview United before moving to Chelsea, where he made 17 appearances over two seasons.

In 2017, he was loaned out to Brighton & Hove Albion and played 9 games for them before returning to Chelsea the following year. Tomori has represented Canada at the under-17 and under-20 levels, winning both tournaments he has competed in.

He is likely to become an important player for AC Milan as they attempt to return to their former glory Fikayo Tomori is a young English defender who has been playing for Derby County in the Championship. He made his international debut for England earlier this year and looks to be one of their more promising defenders.

Tomori was born in London, England but grew up in Nigeria before moving to the UK at the age of 10. He started playing football at a very early age and showed great potential at the youth level before breaking into Derby's first team last season. 

At 23 years old, Fikayo Tomori has plenty of experience under his belt which should help him progress even further as he continues to play professionally.

His performances so far suggest that he may well have what it takes to become a top-class defender in Europe. 

With appearances for both club and country, Fikayo Tomori is likely already familiar with many different styles of play which will make him an asset on whichever side he plays for next season or beyond.

30. Sandro Tonali


Sandro Tonali Career

  • 2009–2012: Piacenza
  • 2012–2017: Brescia
  • 2017–2021: Brescia
  • 2020–2021: → AC Milan (loan)
  • 2021–: AC Milan
  • 2018: Italy U19
  • 2019–2021: Italy U21
  • 2019–: Italy
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10:45, 9 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 16 November 2022

Tonali was born on 8 May 2000 in Lodi, Italy. Tonali is a midfielder for AC Milan and has been with the club since 2017. In his youth career, Tonali played for several clubs including Avellino and Vicenza Calcio before joining AC Milan.

Tonali made his Serie A debut for AC Milan in 2018 against SPAL. He has appeared in 16 matches overall for the Rossoneri this season scoring one goal. 

SandroTonalli's parents are from Toscana and he has two younger brothers who also play football professionally Sandro Tonali is a talented and experienced defender, who has enjoyed success at both club and international level.

He began his career with Piacenza before moving to Brescia in 2012, where he has since made over 100 appearances. In 2017, Sandro moved to AC Milan on loan for the season, helping the club reach the Europa League final. 

He was called up to Italy's U21 team in 2019 but failed to make an appearance due to injury. Despite this setback, he remains part of Cesare Prandelli's plans for the senior side and will be hoping to win more silverware with Milan in future seasons.

Sandro is known for his strong defending abilities as well as his ability set pieces so can also be a threat from free kicks or corners.

Also Played For: euro u21, football manager 2019

31. Ante Rebić


Ante Rebić Career

  • 2002–2008: Vinjani
  • 2008–2010: Imotski
  • 2010–2011: RNK Split
  • 2011–2013: RNK Split
  • 2013–2018: Fiorentina
  • 2014–2015: → RB Leipzig (loan)
  • 2015–2016: → Hellas Verona (loan)
  • 2016–2018: → Eintracht Frankfurt (loan)
  • 2018–2020: Eintracht Frankfurt
  • 2019–2020: → AC Milan (loan)
  • 2020–: AC Milan
  • 2011: Croatia U18
  • 2011–2012: Croatia U19
  • 2012–2013: Croatia U20
  • 2012–2013: Croatia U21
  • 2013–: Croatia

Ante Rebić is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Italian club AC Milan. He started his career with Croatian side Vinjani in 2002, before moving to RNK Split two years later.

After one season at RNK Split, he joined Serie A side Fiorentina in 2013 where he made 49 appearances and scored two goals over the next three seasons. In 2018, Rebić signed for AC Milan on a four-year deal and helped them win the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final against France in Russia.

Ante Rebić was born on 21 September 1993 in Split, Croatia.[1] At 1 .85 m (6 ft 1 inch), he is tall for a winger and has been known for his pace and ability to cross the ball into the box from wide areas.

His father Damir played football professionally in Yugoslavia while Ante's older brother Luka also played football at youth level before embarking on a successful playing career of his own including spells with Bolton Wanderers and Olympiacos.

Also Played For: croatia national football team

32. Tiémoué Bakayoko


Tiémoué Bakayoko Career

  • 2000–2004: Paris 15e Olympique
  • 2004–2006: CA Paris-Charenton
  • 2006–2008: Montrouge FC 92
  • 2008–2013: Rennes
  • 2012–2014: Rennes B
  • 2013–2014: Rennes
  • 2014–2017: Monaco
  • 2017: Chelsea
  • 2018–2019: AC Milan (loan)
  • 2019–2020: Monaco (loan)
  • 2020–2021: Napoli (loan)
  • 2021: AC Milan (loan)
  • 2010: France U16
  • 2011: France U17
  • 2011: France U18
  • 2014: France U20
  • 2014–2016: France U21
  • 2017: France
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:14, 15 May 2022 (UTC)

Bakayoko is a powerful and fast midfielder who has played for several clubs in France. AC Milan signed Bakayoko on loan from Chelsea in the summer of 2017, and he has since made an impact at the club.

Bakayoko was born in Paris, France in 1994 and started his career with Paris 15e Olympique before moving to CA Paris-Charenton later that year. 

In 2008, Bakayoko joined Rennes where he spent three seasons playing regularly for the team before joining Chelsea on loan in 2013.

After making 33 appearances for Chelsea during his time there, AC Milan acquired him on a permanent deal this summer. 

With Bakayoko now firmly established at AC Milan, the Italian side are looking forward to Euro 2020 where they will be aiming to win their first ever competition as a European Union nation.

Also Played For: stade rennais f.c, as monaco

33. Massimo Ambrosini


Massimo Ambrosini Career

  • 1992–1994: Cesena
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1994–1995: Cesena: 25: (1)
  • 1995–2013: AC Milan: 344: (29)
  • 1997–1998: → Vicenza (loan): 27: (1)
  • 2013–2014: Fiorentina: 21: (0)
  • Total: : 417: (31)
  • 1995: Italy U18: 22: (4)
  • 1995–2000: Italy U21: 18: (1)
  • 1999–2008: Italy: 35: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Ambrosini was born in Pesaro, Italy on May 29th, 1977. He started his career at Cesena before transferring to AC Milan in 1996. Ambrosini would spend the next 11 seasons with the Rossoneri, winning 6 Serie A titles and 2 Champions League crowns.

After leaving Milan in 2010, Ambrosini played for Fiorentina and Chievo until he retired from professional football in 2016. Massimo is currently a television pundit for Sky Sport Italia and also works as a ambassador for various charities around Italy.

In 2006, he received an award from FIFA in recognition of his contributions to Italian football; later that year he was named Goal 50 player of the year by European Football magazine.

Massimo is married to TV presenter Elisabetta Canalis and they have two children together - son Leonardo (born 2008) and daughter Lavinia (born 2011).

July 2014) Retired footballer-turned-pundit Massimo Ambrosini has been given an honorary degree by Sheffield Hallam University following his success as a commentator on Italian sports channels abroad.

34. José Altafini

José Altafini Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1956–1958: Palmeiras: 114: (89)
  • 1958–1965: AC Milan: 205: (120)
  • 1965–1972: Napoli: 180: (71)
  • 1972–1976: Juventus: 74: (25)
  • 1976: Toronto Italia: :
  • 1976–1979: Chiasso: 60: (18)
  • 1979–1980: Mendrisiostar: 20: (11)
  • Total: : 653: (334)
  • 1957–1958: Brazil: 8: (4)
  • 1961–1962: Italy: 6: (5)

Altafini started his career at Palmeiras before moving to AC Milan in 1958. He was a regular for both clubs over the next decade and scored 74 goals in total.

Altafini left Italy to play for Napoli, where he won two Serie A titles and reached the European Cup final in 1972. He then moved on to Juventus, where he ended his playing days in 1976.

After retiring from football, Altafini became manager of Spanish club CD Tenerife and then coached Brazilian side Botucatu before taking charge of Portuguese outfit Feirense last season. 

José Altafini is one of Brazil's most successful international players with 53 caps and 14 goals to his name; highlights include scoring twice during the 1970 World Cup finals tournament victory against West Germany as well as helping Brazil win the Copa América title in 1971 and 1975.

Born into a family of Italian immigrants, José João Altafini developed an intense passion for football early on – something which would later serve him well when playing at some of Europe's top clubs such as AC Milan and Napoli respectively. 

Known mostly for being an accurate finisher around the penalty area,Altafini also possessed great strength off the ball (something which helped him protect possession throughout matches), making him difficult to dispossess even under pressure situations – attributes that made him one of finest strikers during his time period.

35. Giovanni Trapattoni

Giovanni Trapattoni Career

  • 1953–1959: Milan
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1959–1971: Milan[1]: 274: (3)
  • 1971–1972: Varese[2]: 10: (0)
  • Total: : 284: (3)
  • 1960–1964: Italy[3]: 17: (1)
  • 1972–1974: Milan (youth)
  • 1974: Milan
  • 1975–1976: Milan
  • 1976–1986: Juventus
  • 1986–1991: Inter Milan
  • 1991–1994: Juventus
  • 1994–1995: Bayern Munich
  • 1995–1996: Cagliari
  • 1996–1998: Bayern Munich
  • 1998–2000: Fiorentina
  • 2000–2004: Italy
  • 2004–2005: Benfica
  • 2005–2006: VfB Stuttgart
  • 2006–2008: Red Bull Salzburg
  • 2008–2013: Republic of Ireland
  • 2010: Vatican City
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Giovanni Trapattoni is a former Italian international and manager who was most noted for his time in charge of the Republic of Ireland national team. After stints with Milan and Varese, Trapattoni led Italy to success at the UEFA European Championship in 1968, qualifying for the World Cup that year as well.

He later managed clubs including Juventus, ACF Fiorentina, Atlético Madrid, and Real Madrid before retiring in 2009. In 2013 he was appointed director of football at Roma but resigned less than a year later following allegations of financial mismanagement by club president James Pallotta. 

Trapattoni has since been involved in business ventures including ownership of Serie A side Udinese Calcio and coaching spells with Siena and Nantes respectively.

He was made an honorary citizen of Cusano Milanino in 2016 where he attended a ceremony to celebrate its centenary anniversary alongside fellow footballer Gianni Rivera. Giovanni Trapattoni passed away on 17 March 2019 at the age of 83 after suffering from lung cancer.

36. Sebastiano Rossi

Sebastiano Rossi Career

  • 1979–1982: Cesena
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1982–1990: Cesena: 127: (0)
  • 1982–1983: → Forlì (loan): 11: (0)
  • 1984–1985: → Empoli (loan): 0: (0)
  • 1985–1986: → Rondinella (loan): 28: (0)
  • 1990–2002: Milan: 240: (0)
  • 2002–2003: Perugia: 12: (0)
  • Total: : 418: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Sebastiano Rossi is a goalkeeper who played for Cesena in Italy during the 1980s. Rossi made his debut for Cesena in 1979 at the age of 16 and went on to make over 200 appearances for the club, winning two Serie A titles and one Coppa Italia.

After leaving Cesena, Rossi spent several seasons playing in France with Lille OSC, Marseille OM and Nîmes Olympique before returning to Italy with Fiorentina FC in 2001. Sebastiano Rossi has been capped 53 times by Italy, making him their third-most-capped player behind Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Del Piero.

He was also part of Italian squads that finished runners-up at Euro 96 and World Cup 2002. In 2009, Sebastiano Rossi moved to Qatar where he signed as goalkeeping coach for Al Gharafa SC before retiring from professional football later that year after coaching Umm Salal SC to victory in Qatari League Season 2010/11.

37. Pierino Prati

Pierino Prati Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1965–1966: Salernitana: 19: (10)
  • 1966–1973: AC Milan: 143: (72)
  • 1966–1967: → Savona (loan): 29: (15)
  • 1973–1977: Roma: 82: (28)
  • 1977–1978: Fiorentina: 8: (0)
  • 1978–1979: Savona: 25: (10)
  • 1979: Rochester Lancers: 6: (3)
  • 1979–1981: Savona: 54: (24)
  • Total: : 366: (162)
  • 1968–1974: Italy: 14: (7)

Pierino Prati was born in Cinisello Balsamo, Italy on December 13th, 1946. Pierino Prati began his career with Salernitana before joining AC Milan in 1966 where he played 143 games over the course of 7 seasons.

In 1977, Pierino Prati moved to Roma where he would make 82 appearances for the club over a 2-year period. After leaving Roma, Pierino Pratti signed with Fiorentina but only appeared 8 times during his time there before retiring from professional football in 1978 at the age of 32 years old.

Following retirement from playing football, Pierino Prati became a coach and managed several clubs including Savona and Como during his lengthy coaching career which lasted until 2020 Pierino Prati was born on February 21, 1954. He is a former Italian international player and played for Savona from 1978 to 1981.

During his time with the club, he helped them win Serie A in 1979 and 1980 as well as reaching the final of the UEFA European Championship in 1968 where they were runners-up to Spain. 

Pierino has also had a lengthy career playing for various clubs including Bologna, Fiorentina and Torino before retiring at the end of the 2000/2001 season.

In 2006, Pierino became president of AS Savona Calcio following his election by the supporters group "Uniti per la Vita". 

As president, he oversaw several important changes within the club including their return to Serie A after spending almost two decades away from top-flight football and an expansion into youth football through their new academy located near Lake Como.

On May 26th 2015 Pierini announced his retirement from professional football following 14 years at Torneo di Viareggio which saw him lead Piedmontese side Luchianova all the way to winning promotion back up.

Serie B after finishing second in Lega Pro Group C behind Spezia Calcio who finished above them on goal difference only due to having more points accumulated throughout both league seasons (30 vs 28).

38. Alessandro Florenzi


Alessandro Florenzi Career

  • 1995–2000: Atletico Acilia
  • 2000–2002: Lodigiani
  • 2002–2011: Roma
  • 2011–2022: Roma
  • 2011–2012: → Crotone (loan)
  • 2020: → Valencia (loan)
  • 2020–2021: → Paris Saint-Germain (loan)
  • 2021–2022: → AC Milan (loan)
  • 2022–: AC Milan
  • 2011: Italy U20
  • 2011–2013: Italy U21
  • 2012–: Italy

Alessandro Florenzi is a professional footballer who plays for AC Milan. He made his debut for Roma in 2011 and has since played 227 games for the club, scoring 25 goals.

In January 2012, he signed on loan with Crotone and helped them to promotion to Serie A. Alessandro won the Coppa Italia in 2014 with Roma and was named in the Italy squad for the World Cup that year but did not feature in any of their matches.

After being omitted from Antonio Conte's England squad, he returned to play a key role as Roma reached the Champions League final that season only to lose against Barcelona on penalties after a 0-0 draw at Wembley Stadium.

In July 2018, it was announced that Florenzi would be leaving AC Milan following six years with the club. He has represented Italy at youth level before making his senior international debut in 2015.[5] He is married to Viola Di Lorenzo.

Together they have two children: twin boys born on 10 November 2017, and daughter born on 6 December 2020. Alessandro Florenzi is an Italian professional footballer who currently plays as a right back for Serie A side AC Milan.

39. Zvonimir Boban

Zvonimir Boban Career

  • 1978–1981: Mračaj Runović
  • 1981–1982: Hajduk Split
  • 1983–1985: Dinamo Zagreb
  • 1985–1991: Dinamo Zagreb
  • 1991–2001: Milan
  • 1991–1992:  Bari (loan)
  • 2001:  Celta Vigo (loan)
  • 1987: Yugoslavia U20
  • 1988–1991: Yugoslavia
  • 1992–1999: Croatia

Zvonimir Boban is a Croatian footballer who played as an attacking midfielder for Milan, Dinamo Zagreb and the Croatia national team. He was born in Imotski on 8 October 1968 and started his football career at local club Mračaj Runović before joining Dinamo Zagreb in 1985.

After spells with Milan (1991–2001) and Croatia (2002–2006), he retired from playing in 2007 to become a manager of Hajduk Split. 

In 2009, he returned to coaching duties with NK Osijek, leading them to the 2010 Croatian Cup final where they were beaten by HNK Rijeka 2−1 after extra time.

On 28 May 2013, Boban was appointed head coach of Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC; however, he left the club just over two months later without having won a single game or scored a goal.

He rejoined Hajduk Split on 9 November 2013,[3] but resigned from his position on 23 February 2014 due to differences with new president Antonio Buontempo.[4] On 16 December 2014 it was announced that Boban would be returning to management as an assistant coach at Milano.

Also Played For: yugoslavia best soccer players

40. Frank Rijkaard

Frank Rijkaard Career

  • –1973: SC Buitenveldert
  • 1973–1976: Blauw-Wit Amsterdam
  • 1976–1979: DWS
  • 1979–1980: Ajax
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1980–1987: Ajax: 205: (47)
  • 1987–1988: Sporting CP: 0: (0)
  • 1987–1988: → Real Zaragoza (loan): 11: (0)
  • 1988–1993: AC Milan: 142: (16)
  • 1993–1995: Ajax: 56: (12)
  • Total: : 414: (75)
  • 1981–1994: Netherlands: 73: (10)
  • 1998: Netherlands (assistant)
  • 1998–2000: Netherlands
  • 2001–2002: Sparta Rotterdam
  • 2003–2008: Barcelona
  • 2009–2010: Galatasaray
  • 2011–2013: Saudi Arabia

Frank Rijkaard is a Dutch football player and manager. He played for Ajax, AC Milan, Real Zaragoza, Barcelona and Internazionale. As a midfielder or defender, he was known for his vision on the pitch as well as his passing ability.

In 2006, he retired from professional football after managing Barcelona to two La Liga titles in three years. After retiring from playing professionally, Rijkaard took up management positions with both Valencia and PSV Eindhoven before coaching Saudi Arabia's national team in 2018. 

He is one of the most successful managers in Dutch football history, with a total of 414 wins from 75 games.

He also has an international career as assistant manager to Guus Hiddink and led Sparta Rotterdam to their first ever Dutch title in 2003. In 2008 he was appointed manager of Barcelona, where he won two La Liga titles before retiring at the end of the 2011-12 season. 

In 2013 he returned to management as Saudi Arabia's head coach, but his tenure was short lived and ended after just three months due to health concerns.

41. Ismaël Bennacer


Ismaël Bennacer Career

  • 2004–2015: Arles
  • 2015–2017: Arsenal
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2015: Arles B: 16: (0)
  • 2014–2015: Arles: 6: (0)
  • 2015–2017: Arsenal: 0: (0)
  • 2016–2017: → Tours (loan): 16: (1)
  • 2017–2019: Empoli: 76: (2)
  • 2019–: AC Milan: 100: (4)
  • 2015: France U18: 4: (1)
  • 2015–2016: France U19: 7: (1)
  • 2016–: Algeria: 44: (2)

Bennacer is a young French midfielder who has played for Arsenal and AC Milan. Bennacer made his professional debut with Arles B in 2014, before making six appearances with the senior side in 2015.

In 2017, Bennacer joined AC Milan on a season-long loan deal. He has since played 34 matches for the club and scored one goal. Bennacer is currently playing for AC Milan on loan from Arsenal and is considered to be their primary defensive midfielder.

Bennacer joined Arsenal from Tours in the summer of 2017. Bennacer made his first-team debut for Arsenal against Liverpool on 8 October 2017. The Frenchman played 76 times for Empoli before joining AC Milan in January 2019. 

Bennacer has represented France at U18 and U19 level, winning a bronze medal at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019 with Algeria as his country's only victory to date internationally.

42. Alexis Saelemaekers


Alexis Saelemaekers Career

  • 2010–2012: V. Beersel-Drogenbos
  • 2012–2018: Anderlecht
  • 2018–2020: Anderlecht
  • 2020: → AC Milan (loan)
  • 2020–: AC Milan
  • 2017–2018: Belgium U19
  • 2018–2020: Belgium U21
  • 2020–: Belgium
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10:50, 9 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Alexis Saelemaekers is a Belgian winger who currently plays for AC Milan. Alexis was born on 27 June 1999 in Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium and is 1.80m tall. Alexis began his youth career with RSC Anderlecht before signing for Italian side AC Milan in 2017.

Injuries have prevented him from making an impact at Milan so far but he has shown glimpses of brilliance during pre-season matches.

If Alexis can stay fit, he could be a major player for the Rossoneri next season and beyond as they look to return to Europe's top table.[6] Alexis' future remains uncertain however, with reports suggesting that clubs such as Barcelona are interested in signing him up[7].

Alexis Saelemaekers is a Belgian footballer who currently plays for Anderlecht. He has represented his country at both youth and senior levels and has been touted as one of the most promising young players in Europe. Alexis started his career with V. 

Beersel-Drogenbos before moving to Anderlecht in 2012 where he has since made over 100 appearances and scored 27 goals. In 2018, Alexis joined AC Milan on loan from Anderlecht but only played 13 times before returning to Belgium later that year.

At the international level, Alexis was part of the Belgium U19 team that won the 2017 European Championship and was also called up for the 2020 Olympics squad but did not make an appearance due to injury. 

After impressing during his time at AC Milan, it's reported that Manchester United are interested in signing him permanently which would make him their second Belgian player after Romelu Lukaku (who recently signed for Everton). 

Alexis is considered one of Belgium’s brightest young stars and will be looking to continue progressing at club level while also representing his nation on a more regular basis in future years.

Also Played For: belgium national football team

43. Serginho


Serginho Career

  • 1992–1993: Itaperuna
  • 1993–1994: Bahia
  • 1994–1995: Flamengo
  • 1995–1996: Cruzeiro
  • 1996–1999: São Paulo
  • 1999–2008: Milan
  • 1998–2001: Brazil

Serginho is a Brazilian defender who has played for several clubs in his homeland and abroad. Serginho made his professional debut with Itaperuna in 1992, before moving to Bahia the following year.

He enjoyed spells at Flamengo and Cruzeiro during the mid-1990s, helping each club win silverware. 

After being released by Cruzeiro in 1996, Serginho spent two seasons out of football before joining Fluminense on a free transfer in 1998.

He went on to make over 100 appearances for the "Maracanã", winning another Brazilian Cup Winners' Cup title en route as Fluminense reached the 2002 Copa Libertadores final – where they were beaten 1–0 by Valencia CF. 

Having left Flumineste at the end of 2004, Serginho joined Vasco da Gama shortly after but failed to register any goals or assists from 38 appearances across all competitions combined (35 league matches).

In January 2007 he moved back to Rio de Janeiro and signed for Milan on a three-and-a-half year contract worth €5 million (£3 million). 

However, just four months later he was loaned back out again to join Corinthians until June 2008; this time scoring twice against Braga FC in an eventual 2–1 victory that secured. 

Corinthians' place in Europe's second-tier competition UEFA Champions League 2009/10 group stage qualification round (alongside Arsenal FCPO UCL 2010/11 & Tottenham Hotspur FCPO EPL 2011/12 ).

At 34 years old Serginhi retired from professional football after appearing only eighteen times for Milan having been diagnosed with lupus nephritis As of February 2017 Sergiinho is working as Technical Director at Atlético Mineiro Sérgio Claudio dos Santos (born 27 June 1971), commonly known as Sérgio "Serginho" or simply Sergio,[1][2] is a former Brazilian footballer who last played professionally for Italian club AC Milan.

A versatile defender or left winger,[4][5] he represented Brazil internationally[6], notably playing at various FIFA World Cups and Olympic Games tournaments between 1990 and 2006. 

Born into a family of modest means,[10] Sérgio started his career playing amateur football with Niloépolis Esporte Clube.

Also Played For: chinese super league

44. Brahim Díaz


Brahim Díaz Career

  • 2010–2015: Málaga
  • 2015–2016: Manchester City
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2019: Manchester City: 5: (0)
  • 2019–: Real Madrid: 15: (1)
  • 2020–: → AC Milan (loan): 73: (11)
  • 2016: Spain U17: 10: (3)
  • 2016–2018: Spain U19: 10: (1)
  • 2017–2021: Spain U21: 8: (2)
  • 2021–: Spain: 1: (1)
  • 2016: Andalusia: 1: (0)

Brahim Díaz joined AC Milan on loan from Real Madrid in January 2019. Brahim Díaz is a midfielder who has played for Manchester City and Málaga. Brahim Díaz was born on 3 August 1999 in Málaga, Spain.

Brahim Díz started his career at hometown club Málaga before moving to Manchester City in 2015 where he made over 50 appearances for the club including scoring 21 goals.[1] In 2017, he signed for Real Madrid on a season-long loan[2].

Brahim Diaz qualified to play for both Spain U19s and U21s having made two appearances each with the former and three total with the latter. 

He represented Spain at UEFA European Under-17 Championship winning silver medal in 2016,[5] as well as playing at FIFA U20 World Cup making six appearances en route to their semi final loss against Brazil).

On 25 January 2019, it was announced that Brahim Diaz had completed a permanent move to AC Milan on loan from Real Madrid until 2020.

45. Mike Maignan


Mike Maignan Career

  • 2003–2009: Villiers le Bel JS
  • 2009–2015: Paris Saint-Germain
  • 2012–2015: Paris Saint-Germain B
  • 2015–2017: Lille II
  • 2015–2021: Lille
  • 2021: AC Milan
  • 2010–2011: France U16
  • 2011–2012: France U17
  • 2012–2013: France U18
  • 2013: France U19
  • 2014: France U20
  • 2015–2016: France U21
  • 2020: France

Mike Maignan is a goalkeeper who currently plays for AC Milan. Mike Maignan was born in Cayenne, French Guiana in 1995 and started playing football at the age of six.

After impressing whilst on trial with Paris Saint-Germain, Mike Maignan signed his first professional contract with Lille II in 2015. In 2017, he moved to AC Milan where he has made 42 appearances so far as their first-choice goalkeeper.

Outside of football, Mike Maignan enjoys spending time with friends and family and studying economics at university. 

Mike Maignan is a French international football player who currently plays for Lille in the Ligue 1. He represented France at various youth levels before making his senior debut in 2010.

Maignan has been a regular player for Lille since joining the club in 2016 and helped them win the 2017-18 Ligue 1 title. He was also part of the France squad that competed at the UEFA Nations League Finals in Italy this year, where they were runners-up to Italy.

46. Aldo Boffi

Aldo Boffi Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1934–1936: Seregno: :
  • 1936–1945: AC Milan: 163: (109)
  • 1945–1946: Atalanta: 17: (3)
  • 1946–1952: Seregno: 107: (56)
  • Total: : 287: (168)
  • 1938–1939: Italy: 2: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Aldo Boffi was a striker who played for AC Milan throughout the 1940s and 50s. He is best known for his time at the club, where he helped them win several league titles and cup trophies.

He died in 1987 aged 72 after a long career in football. Aldo Boffi started his playing career with Serie A club Seregno. After impressing in the lower leagues, he was signed by AC Milan in 1936 and went on to make 163 appearances for them over a seven-year period.

He then moved to Atalanta before retiring from football at the age of 33 due to injury. Aldo played twice for Italy during World War II but is most famous for being part of the squad that won the 1958 World Cup Finals, beating Sweden 4–2 in the final game. 

In total, Aldo made 287 appearances in all competitions and scored 168 goals – making him one of calcio's all-time greats.

47. Daniele Massaro

Daniele Massaro Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1979–1981: Monza: 60: (10)
  • 1981–1986: Fiorentina: 140: (11)
  • 1986–1995: AC Milan: 209: (51)
  • 1988–1989: → Roma (loan): 30: (5)
  • 1995–1996: Shimizu S-Pulse: 20: (10)
  • Total: : 459: (87)
  • 1982–1994: Italy: 15: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Daniele Massaro is a 61-year-old Italian forward who has played for several clubs over his career, including Juventus and AC Milan. He first came to prominence during the 1980s with Juventus, where he helped the club win Serie A titles in 1984 and 1988.

After leaving Juventus, Massaro joined AC Milan in 1992 and won another title with them two years later. In 1998, Massaro moved abroad for the first time when he signed for English side Middlesbrough FC. He spent three seasons at Middlesbrough before returning to Italy to play for Lazio in 2001.

In 2005, Massaro rejoined former team Juventus after spending two seasons out of football due to injury problems.. At the age of 37, he helped Juve win their tenth Serie A championship title in 2013/14 season; making him one of only five players (alongside Antonio Conte Peccherosa.

Dino Zoff , Giuseppe Meazza and Alessandro Del Piero ) ever to achieve this feat with three different teams.

On 16 January 2016 it was announced that Daniele had retired from professional football following 19 years as a pro[2] He currently works as an ambassador for several charities involved in helping disadvantaged children across Europe.

48. Alexandre Pato


Alexandre Pato Career

  • 2000–2006: Internacional
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2006–2007: Internacional: 18: (7)
  • 2007–2013: AC Milan: 117: (51)
  • 2013–2016: Corinthians: 49: (14)
  • 2014–2015: → São Paulo (loan): 76: (27)
  • 2016: → Chelsea (loan): 2: (1)
  • 2016–2017: Villarreal: 14: (2)
  • 2017–2019: Tianjin Tianhai: 47: (30)
  • 2019–2020: São Paulo: 31: (8)
  • 2021–2022: Orlando City: 26: (3)
  • 2007: Brazil U20: 12: (8)
  • 2008–2012: Brazil U23: 9: (3)
  • 2008–2013: Brazil: 27: (10)

Alexandre Pato is a Brazilian striker who played for Internacional, AC Milan, Corinthians and Villarreal in his career. He was signed by Chelsea in 2016 on a two-year loan deal.

Pato has represented Brazil at under-20 level and made his senior international debut in 2007. He scored 14 goals during the season he spent with Villarreal before joining Chelsea permanently earlier this year Alexandre Pato was born in Brazil on 15 November 1988.

He started his career with Santos before moving to Milan in 2007 where he spent six seasons playing for the Rossoneri, winning two Serie A titles and one Champions League medal. In 2013, Pato moved to Chelsea but only made eight appearances due to injury before joining Tianjin Tianhai of the Chinese Super League in January 2019.

Alexandre Pato has represented Brazil at senior level on several occasions and won a Confederations Cup title with them in 2009 as well as appearing at both the Olympics and World Cup finals (where they were runners-up). 

Between 2017 and 2019, he scored 30 goals for Tianjin Tianhai – enough for joint ninth place amongst all-time top scorers for Chinese clubs – before leaving at the end of that season to join São Paulo FC in 2020.

49. Mattia De Sciglio


Mattia De Sciglio Career

  • 2001–2002: Cimiano
  • 2002–2012: Milan
  • 2011–2017: Milan
  • 2017–: Juventus
  • 2020–2021: → Lyon (loan)
  • 2010–2011: Italy U19
  • 2011–2012: Italy U20
  • 2012: Italy U21
  • 2013–: Italy
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 2 October 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Mattia De Sciglio is a 30-year old Italian footballer who currently plays for Juventus. De Sciglio has played for Italy at youth level and represented the nation at Euro 2016.

He was born on October 20th, 1992 in Milan, Italy and stands at 1.82 metres tall. As a right-back, he predominantly defends against opponents attacking down the flanks but can also play as an auxiliary defender later in games if needed. 

In 2015/16 season he helped Juve to win Serie A title with 27 appearances across all competitions.

In July 2017, it was announced that de Sciglio had joined AC Milan on a three year deal after spending one season with Torino.[4] His brother Riccardo is also a professional footballer and currently plays for Atalanta.

Mattia De Sciglio is a versatile defender who has played for Milan and Juventus. He was born in Cimiano, Italy on 10 January 1994 and started his career at local club Prato.

He made his Serie A debut with Milan in 2011 before moving to Juventus the following year. De Sciglio has represented Italy at under-19 level, U20s, and U21s levels, making 8 appearances between 2010 and 2012.

In 2017 he signed for Lyon on loan until the end of the season where he helped them qualify for Europe for the first time since 2013/14. The talented defender will be a key player as Juve defend their title this term but may also have ambitions of playing at Euro 2020 with Italy.

Also Played For: juventus f.c

50. Tommaso Pobega


Tommaso Pobega Career

  • –2013: Triestina
  • 2013–2018: AC Milan
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2018–: AC Milan: 10: (1)
  • 2018–2019: → Ternana (loan): 32: (3)
  • 2019–2020: → Pordenone (loan): 33: (5)
  • 2020–2021: → Spezia (loan): 20: (6)
  • 2021–2022: → Torino (loan): 33: (4)
  • 2019: Italy U20: 2: (0)
  • 2020–2021: Italy U21: 6: (3)
  • 2022–: Italy: 3: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10:39, 9 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 26 September 2022

Tommaso Pobega is a 23-year old Italian midfielder who currently plays for AC Milan. Pobega made his professional debut with Triestina in 2013, and has since played for several other clubs including Genoa and Fiorentina before joining AC Milan in the summer of 2018.

Although primarily an attacking midfielder, Tommaso Pobega can also play as a central defender or right back if needed. 

With over 100 appearances to his name, Tommaso Pobega is considered one of Italy's most promising young midfielders and could be a key player for AC Milan during the 2022 season Tommaso Pobega is a midfielder who currently plays for AC Milan.

He has previous experience playing in the Italy U21 team and was born on 9 January 1993. Tommaso Pobega made his professional debut with AC Milan in 2018, appearing as a substitute against Torino. 

In total, he has played 32 times for Ternana and 33 times for Spezia on loan stints before joining AC Milan permanently this year. On international duty, Pobega has represented Italy at youth level including at the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2017 where they reached the semi-finals but lost to Spain 3–1 on aggregate after extra time.

So far this season, he's made 5 appearances (all from the bench) for Torino without scoring or assisting any goals.

51. Alessio Romagnoli


Alessio Romagnoli Career

  • 2003–2012: Roma
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2012–2015: Roma: 13: (1)
  • 2014–2015: → Sampdoria (loan): 30: (2)
  • 2015–2022: AC Milan: 197: (8)
  • 2022–: Lazio: 15: (1)
  • 2011: Italy U16[3]: 3: (0)
  • 2011–2012: Italy U17[3]: 6: (0)
  • 2011–2014: Italy U19[3]: 12: (0)
  • 2014–2016: Italy U21[3]: 15: (1)
  • 2016–2019: Italy: 12: (2)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:48, 4 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21:35, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Alessio Romagnoli is a centre-back who currently plays for Lazio. Romagnoli was born on January 12, 1995 in Anzio, Italy. At the age of just seventeen, Romagnoli made his professional debut with Roma and has since played over 150 games for the club without conceding a goal.

In 2012, he signed a new contract extension with Roma that would keep him at the club until 2020. Alessio's impressive performances have seen him called up to the Italian national team on multiple occasions and he made his international debut in November 2017 against Spain under manager Giampiero Ventura .

[3] He has also represented Italy at Under-21 level as well as being part of their squad at Euro 2016 where they reached the semi-finals before losing to Portugal Alessio Romagnoli is a talented and experienced defender who has played for several top-tier Italian clubs. 

He made his international debut in 2014 and has since gone on to make 12 appearances for the Italy national team.

Alessio Romagnoli is an excellent ball player who can distribute the ball well, making him a valuable asset on either side of the defence. His versatility allows him to play at both centre back and right back, making him a very important part of any team he plays for.

Alessio Romagnoli is highly rated by his fellow professionals and is considered one of the best defenders in Europe currently.

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