International Champions Cup AC Milan
The International Champions Cup was founded in the year 2013. The first edition saw the likes of Chelsea, Everton, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Real Madrid, Valencia and Los Angeles Galaxy take part in the tournament. The final was played between Real Madrid and Chelsea with the Spanish giants coming out on top by 3 goals to one. This year it will be Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, AC Milan, Roma, Inter Milan, Olympiacos and Real Madrid competing in the International Champions Cup.
AC Milan will be one of the teams that will be attracting the most attention. They will be playing in the event on the back of a difficult campaign and will be looking forward to putting those tough times behind them. Their participation and how they play in the International Champions Cup will act as a good indicator as to how the team will be shaping up for the next campaign. AC Milan, also known as the Rossoneri, have a history that dates back to the year 1899. They were crowned champions of Italy for the first time in the year 1901 and have since gone on to lift the title on seventeen more occasions. Their eighteen titles put them second to their cross town rivals Inter Milan. Their title haul is bettered only by Juventus on the domestic front who have won it on twenty nine occasions. AC Milan have also won the prestigious Coppa Italia five times and the Supercoppa Italiana on half a dozen occasions.
As far as Europe is concerned, AC Milan are second to only Real Madrid on that particular front. Milan were crowned the European champions for the first time in 1963. That was a pivotal moment in the club’s history and one that put them in the company of the biggest clubs in the world. The Rossoneri have lifted the European Cup/UEFA Champions League on a total of seven occasions. Only Real Madrid have been crowned European champions more time than AC Milan. It is an unbelievable achievement considering they won their first European Cup in 1963 whereas Real Madrid won the first five titles in succession. AC Milan have also won the UEFA Cup Winners Cup twice, the UEFA Super Cup five times, the Intercontinental Cup thrice and the FIFA Club World Cup once. No other club has won more UEFA Super Cups than AC Milan.
Milan are officially recognized as the club that has won the second most number of international titles which are approved by both the UEFA and FIFA. Boca Juniors and Milan both have eighteen international titles to show for their efforts over the years. The UEFA Cup now known as the UEFA Europa League is the only tournament that they have taken part in but have failed to put it in their trophy cabinet.
Greats like George Weah, Andrea Pirlo, Ruud Gullit, Marco Van Basten, Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini, Gunnar Nordahl, Frank Rijkaard, Cafu, Clarence Seedorf, Paolo Rossi, Andriy Schevchenko and Cesare Maldini among many others have donned the famous red and black of the club to play their part in making AC Milan the great club that it is. The International Champions Cup AC Milan games will give fans a chance to watch this iconic club. There is this feeling around the club that it is about to embark on a new era. Some new faces will join and some old players will depart. These are exciting times for everyone related to the club and this is one of the reasons why International Champions Cup AC Milan tickets will be in demand when the tournament starts just under a week after the World Cup.