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History of AC Milan

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This is the history of Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to as A.C. Milan or simply Milan (ˈmiːlan), an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. Foundation and early years A.C. Milan was founded as Milan Foot-Ball and Cricket Club in 1899 by English expatriate Herbert Kilpin. The club claims 16 December of that year as their foundation date, but historical evidence seems to suggest that the club was actually founded a few days earlier, most likely on 13 December. However, with the club's charter being lost, the exact date remains open to debate. Alfred Edwards, a former British vice-consul in Milan and well-known personality of the Milanese high society, was the club's first elected president. Initially, the team included a cricket section, managed by Edward Berra, and a football section, managed by Kilpin. The official colours chosen were red and black. Immediately the team gained relevant notability under Kilpin's guide. The first trophy to
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