Happy 122nd Birthday A.C. Milan!

Today marks the 122nd anniversary of two English friends, Herbert Kilpin and Alfred Edwards, founded the original version of the club known as AC Milan. 122 years later and a whole bunch of trophies later, the red and black courses through the veins of millions of fans worldwide. Fans today remember the recent struggles, and Milan were not always at the top. But that makes us appreciate the victories that much more.

The Curva honors Milan's co-founder and first captain, Herbert Kilpin

As we celebrate today, remember Kilpin's famous quote when choosing the red and black colors for the club: 

"We will be a team of devils. Our colors will be red like the fire and black like the fear we will invoke in our opponents"

Here are just a handful of memories from over the years...

Gre-No-Li (Gren, Nordahl, and Liedholm)

Cesare and Paolo, the first two generations of the Milan dynasty

Gianni Rivera with the Ballon d'or

Van Basten with the Ballon d'Or

Capello's legendary Invincibles

The two legendary Captains with their numbers retired

Milan's sweetest Champions League victory

After Istanbul, there's always Athens

Kaká with the Ballon d'or

Celebrating Milan's Scudetto win in 2011 in the Piazza del Duomo

Ibrahimović 2.0

The Champions League debut of the third generation of Maldinis

Happy Birthday, Milan. You look amazing for 122 years old. Thanks for all of the memories. We support you in good times and in bad.

This post inspired by the music of "Inno Milan"

Our next match is 
Serie A Week 18
Milan vs. Napoli
Sunday, December 19 • 20:45 CET (2:45pm EST)

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