Performance Records and History of Milan club
AC Milan holds the record of having 17 titles of Scudetti and the club is in third position after Juventus and Internazionale. The club also holds the record of most European cup victories by an Italian team by winning it for seven times. Paolo Maldini got the record of 902 match appearances for Milan. Paolo Maldini also holds the record of most appearances in Europe with 168 appearance in European competitions. The club’s record goal scorer is Gunnar Nordahl by scoring 221 goals during his career in Milan. Among the 221 goals, 210 of those were scored in league matches making him the record goal scorer in league. Nordahl also holds the record of scoring most goals in a season with 38 goals during 1950-51. Franco Baresi holds the record of 92 appearances in Coppa Italia. Most Coppa Italia goals are scored by Gianni Rivera with 28 goals and most European cup goals are scored by Filippo Inzaghi with 39 goals.
A.C. Milan was founded in the year 1899 by Herbert Kilpin, Alfred Edwards and four other Englishmen as the Milan Cricket and Football Club. The first trophy won by the club Medaglia del Re or the King’s Medal on January 1900. The club had won the first Italian championship in the year 1901 and two more in 1906 and 1907. Because of the disagreement among the members on the signing of foreign players, the club had split to form two different clubs. One is A.C. Milan and the other is Internazionale. Milan won the Federal Cup in the year 1916 which is a national trophy that replaced Italian league during World War I. So the Federal Cup is never considered as an Italian title. The team changed its name in to Milan Football Club in the year 1919 and in 1939 the club was forced to change its name to an Italianized name due to fascist rule as Associazione Calcio Milano. But immediately after World War II, the name was abandoned maintaining the initial part of the Italian name which is A.C. Milan. After the war, Milan became the one of the three top Italian teams by winning the Scudetto in 1951.