AC Milan

football hooligans

How Political Violence Invaded Italian Football

Since the 1960s, Italian ultras have been all about fascism, communism and throwing Fiat 500s at the enemy.
Nicola Ventura
3.9.18
the legend of golden balls

How David Beckham Became Football’s First Truly Global Brand

Though many players of the nineties and noughties were at least as iconic as Beckham, and several more talented, ‘Golden Balls’ broke the corporate mould like no other. Here’s how he ceased to be a footballer and became a brand instead.
Will Magee
7.6.17
arsenal's invincibles in serie a

Remembering The Failed Serie A Careers Of Arsenal’s Invincibles Generation

Before they were winning titles and going a season unbeaten at Arsenal, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira were struggling in Italy. Here’s how they shook off their Serie A woes to become icons of the Premier League.
Will Magee
3.24.17
one hardworking gaucho italiano

How Liverpool Reject Gabriel Paletta Became AC Milan's Working-Class Hero

Though he never fulfilled his potential at Liverpool, Gabriel Paletta has made a fine career for himself elsewhere. Amongst his fellow Italo-Argentinos, he is a symbol of working-class perseverance.
Federico Manasse
2.15.17
Champions League

The Tragicomic Tale of Arsenal’s Six Consecutive Round of 16 Exits in The Champions League

If Arsenal go out to Bayern in their coming Round of 16 double header, it will be their seventh consecutive fall at the same hurdle. Here, we look back at their previous failures and ask: what the fuck is going on?
Will Magee
2.13.17
the pitbull

The Cult: Edgar Davids

Edgar Davids was an all-action defensive midfielder who spoke his mind, didn't take any shit, and became an icon in wraparound goggles. For his attitude, his football and his tinted shades, he earns a spot in The Cult.
Jay Ramanee-Murphy
12.20.16
the sad decline of ac milan

AC Milan Sell Record Low 10,000 Season Tickets Prior To Start Of Serie A Season

The seven-time European Cup winners have seen ticket sales plummet in recent seasons, with fans showing their discontent at the running of the club.
UK Sports Staff
8.19.16
the human condition

The Cult: Ronaldo

In his pomp, Ronaldo was a striker sent from heaven. His career took a steep downward trajectory, however, and he bowed out of football as a mortal much like the rest of us.
Will Magee
8.16.16
racism in italian football

Mayor of Padova Apologises To Lazio Striker Keita Balde Over Racist Abuse

Balde was the target of monkey chants during Lazio’s pre-season friendly with Padova on Wednesday evening, and the city mayor has now apologised for the incident.
UK Sports Staff
7.22.16
game changers

Game Changers: Arrigo Sacchi & AC Milan

Arrigo Sacchi led AC Milan to successive European Cups in 1989 and 1990. "I didn't do it because I wanted to write history," he later recalled. "I did it because I wanted to give 90 minutes of joy to people."
Daniel Storey
3.2.16
Stuff

Did Berlusconi Buy Balotelli to Help His Election Bid?

I spoke to someone from an Italian political think tank to find out.
James Baines
2.7.13