Here are some of the greatest AC Milan players of all time
Prime AC Milan was a team with some of the greatest players in history. It was a team which no other team wanted to play with.
Top 10 greatest AC Milan players of all time:
1. Paolo Maldini – Maldini is regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all time. He spent 25 incredible years with Milan winning five Champions League trophies. He is the record appearance-maker for Milan with 902 games.
2. Franco Baresi – Franco Baresi is the longest-serving captain of the history of Milan, donning the armband in 15 of 20 seasons. He made 719 appearances, winning six league titles and three European Cups during his dominant reign at the back.
3. Gianni Rivera – With Rivera, Milan lifted their first UCL trophy. After winning everything, he finished with the Scudetto that was also the tenth title for the club. He scored 163 goals in 650 matches in an AC Milan shirt.
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4. Marco Van Basten – Van Basten is the greatest striker in the history of the club and arguably the greatest in the history of Serie A. He won 3 Ballon d’Or in his career. He scored 125 goals in 198 matches for Milan.
5. Gunnar Nordahl – With 225 goals in 291 matches, Gunnar Nordahl is AC Milan’s highest goalscorer. He was a five-time Serie A top scorer and holds the record for most goals in a single league season.
6. Andriy Shevchenko – Andriy Shevchenko is the second-highest scorer in AC Milan’s history with 175 goals over eight seasons. He won the prestigious Ballon d’Or and the UCL in 2004.
7. Alessandro Costacurta – Under the guidance of Arrigo Sacchi, Costacurta finally expressed his full potential, finding his ideal position next to Baresi. At 40, he became the oldest footballer ever to play in the Champions League.
8. Ruud Gullit – Gullit’s first season at Milan saw the club win Scudetto for the first time in 9 years. He won the Ballon d’Or in 1987 rocking his iconic dreadlocks.
9. Kaka – For a brief period of time, Kaká was, without doubt, the best footballer in the world. He received the Golden Ball and FIFA Player of the Year award in 2007. He also won the European Super Cup and Club World Cup.
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10. Filippo Inzaghi – For Milan, Inzaghi made over 200 appearances for the club, scoring 73 goals in all competitions. He graced the club for 11 years between 2001 and 2012.