The club was founded in 1899 under the name Cricket and Football Club Milan (Milan Cricket and Football Club) by Alfred Edwards, a British expatriate.  As a tribute to its origins, Milan still use the English spelling of the name of his city (Milan) instead of using the Italian spelling Milano.
"We will be a team of demons. Our color is red and black fire marks signifying fear will attack your opponent! ' -Herbert Kilpin
The club was founded by two British expatriates, namely Herbert Kilpin and Alfred Edwards as Cricket and Football Club Milan in December 16, 1899. At the time, Edwards became the first club president Milan and Kilpin became the first captain Milan. Spring 1901, Milan won his first title as a champion of Italian football, after beating Genoa CFC 3-0 in the final of the Italian Football Championship. In 1908, part of the Italian players and players from Switzerland who do not like the Italians and British dominance in the core squad Milan at the time, broke away from Milan and form Internazionale (inter milan).
The Dream Team
The arrival of Berlusconi
After a spate of problems hit Milan, and the club lost success, AC Milan was bought by Italian entrepreneur, Silvio Berlusconi. Berlusconi is a ray of hope Milan at the time. He came in 1986. Berlusconi bringing new Milan coach, Arrigo Sacchi, and three Dutch players, Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard and Ruud Gullit, to return the team to glory. He also bought other players, such as Roberto Donadoni, Carlo Ancelotti and Giovanni Galli.
The period of hard times (Tabarez to Terim)
After the departure of Fabio Capello in 1996, Oscar Washington Tabarez Milan recruit but struggle under his control was less successful, and they always lose a few games early. In an effort to regain its past glory, they call back Arrigo Sacchi to replace Tabarez. Milan get loud slap their worst defeat in Serie A, humiliated by Juventus FC in their own San Siro with a score of 1-4. Milan buy some new players like Ibrahim Ba, Christophe Dugarry and Edgar Davids. Milan fought hard and end the 1996-1997 season ranked eleventh in Serie A.
Sacchi was replaced by Capello next season. Capello signed a new contract with Milan recruit as much potential as Christian Ziege, Patrick Kluivert, Jesper Blomqvist, and Leonardo; but the results are just as bad with the previous season. They ended the 1997-1998 season ranked tenth. These results remained unacceptable Milan officials, and as Sacchi, Capello was sacked.
In their search for a new manager, Alberto Zaccheroni attract the attention of Milan. Zaccheroni was manager of Udinese which ended the 1997-1998 season on a high rank in the 3rd place. Milan signed Zaccheroni along with two players from Udinese, Oliver Bierhoff and Thomas Helveg. Milan also signed Roberto Ayala, Luigi Sala and Andres Guglielminpietro and Zaccheroni's favorite 3-4-3 formation, Zaccheroni led the club to win the scudetto-16 back to Milan. Starting XI is: Christian Abbiati; Luigi Sala, Alessandro Costacurta, Paolo Maldini; Thomas Helveg, Demetrio Albertini, Massimo Ambrosini, Andres Guglielminpietro; Zvonimir Boban, George Weah, Oliver Bierhoff.
Despite its success in the previous season, Zaccheroni failed to transform Milan as The Dream Team first. In the following season, despite the emergence of Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko, Milan disappoint their fans in both the 1999-2000 UEFA Champions League or Serie A. Milan out of the Champions League early, winning only one of their six matches (three draws and two lost) and ended the 1999-2000 season at the 3rd place. Milan does not become a challenge to two scudetto competitor at the time, SS Lazio and Juventus.
In the following season, Milan qualify for the 2000-2001 UEFA Champions League after beating Dinamo Zagreb 9-1 on aggregate. Milan started the Champions League with enthusiasm, beat Besiktas JK from Turkey and Spanish giants FC Barcelona, which at that time consisted of world-class international superstars, Rivaldo and Patrick Kluivert. But the performance of Milan began to decline seriously, the series against a team (which is seen as a small / weak technically to Milan), especially losing 2-1 to Juventus in Serie A and 1-0 to Leeds United. In the second round of the Champions League, Milan have won just once and drawing four times. They failed to beat Deportivo de La Coruña of Spain in the last game and Zaccheroni fired. Cesare Maldini, father of team captain Paolo, was appointed and it soon got better. Maldini official coaching debut in Milan started with a 6-0 win over the U.S. Bari, who still has young guns, Antonio Cassano. It was also under the leadership of Maldini that Milan beat derby rivals Internazionale with a remarkable score of 6-0, a score that was never repeated and where Serginho starred in the game. However, after this peak shape, Milan began to lose again, including a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Vicenza Calcio, with the only goal of the match scored by a Luca Toni. In spite of these results, the board of directors insisted that Milan Milan reach fourth place in the league at the end of the season, but Maldini failed and the team ended up in sixth place.
Milan started the 2000-2001 season with the signing of the contract more star players including Cosmin Contra and Javi Moreno who took Deportivo Alavés UEFA Cup finals. They also signed Kakha Kaladze (from Dynamo Kyiv), Rui Costa (from AC Fiorentina), Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus), Martin Laursen (from Hellas Verona), Jon Dahl Tomasson (from Feyenoord), Ümit Davala (from Galatasaray) and Andrea Pirlo (from Inter Milan). Fatih Terim was appointed as manager, replacing Cesare Maldini, and quite successfully. However, after five months at the club, Milan are not in the top five league and Terim was fired for failing to meet the expectations of directors.
In the Italian League Serie A 2006/2007, Milan related to Calciopoli scandal which resulted in the club must start the competition with a reduction of 8 points. Even so, the Italian public still take pride in the destruction of the image of Italian football due to Calciopoli, Milan won the football competition of the most prestigious in the world, the Champions League. Results were obtained after conquering Milan Liverpool 2-1 through two goals from Filippo Inzaghi. Accomplish even this degree revenge Milan lost on penalties to Liverpool two years ago. Degree scorer terbanyakpun disabet a genius Milan, Kaká with a notch 10 goals. In mid-season, Milan bring former world player, Ronaldo of Real Madrid to strengthen their attack fleet after young striker Marco Borriello found guilty of doping. Season 2007/2008, Milan was forced to play in the UEFA Cup after only managed to rank 5th under Fiorentina by a margin of 2 points. In the last Serie A, Milan's 4-1 win over Udinese, but at the same time, Fiorentina won 1-0 at Torino with the eventual second place team of no change. To improve performance in the following season (2008/2009), Milan bought a number of new players, including Mathieu Flamini from Arsenal, and Gianluca Zambrotta and Ronaldinho, who both come from Barcelona. In the transfer half of the season 2008/2009, Milan bring David Beckham on loan from the United States soccer club LA Galaxy.
When calculated based on the total number of titles, then Milan is one of Italy's most successful club, winning the title with a total of more than 29 trophies and become the second largest after Juventus (40 domestic trophies). Milan also the most successful club in the world with Boca Juniors, with a record of 14 trophies confederation (UEFA-European) and 4 trophy world. Milan also wore a star sign that they won more than 10 titles Serie A. Plus, Milan also wear Coat Award UEFA (UEFA Badge of Honour) on the left arm of their uniforms because it won more than five Champions League titles.
Champion (18): 1901; 1906; 1907; 1950-51; 1954-55; 1956-57; 1958-59; 1961-62; 1967-68; 1978-79; 1987-88; 1991-92; 1992-93 ; 1993-94; 1995-96; 1998-99; 2003-2004; 2010-2011
Runner-up (15): 1902; 1947-48; 1949-50; 1951-52, 1955-56, 1960-61; 1964-65; 1968-69; 1970-71; 1971-72; 1972-1973; 1989 -90; 1990-91; 2004-05; 2011-12
Champion (2): 1980-81; 1982-83
Champion (5): 1966-67; 1971-72; 1972-73; 1976-77; 2002-03
Runner-up (7): 1941-42; 1967-68; 1970-71; 1974-75; 1984-85; 1989-90; 1997-98
Italian Super Cup:
Champion (6): 1988: 1992, 1993; 1994; 2004; 2011
Runner-up (3): 1996; 1999; 2003
Cup / Champions League:
Champion (7): 1962-63; 1968-69; 1988-89; 1989-90; 1993-94; 2002-03; 2006-07
Runner-up (4): 1957-58; 1992-93; 1994-95; 2004-05
European Super Cup:
Champion (5): 1989; 1990; 1994; 2003; 2007
Runner-up (2): 1973, 1993
Champion (2): 1967-68; 1972-73
Runner-up (1): 1973-74
Intercontinental Cup / FIFA Club World Cup:
Champion (4): 1969; 1989; 1990; 2007
Runner-up (4): 1963, 1993; 1994; 2003
Latin Cup (Cup the most important European clubs in the 40s and 50s. Held since 1949 until 1957 between the champions from France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Championships disappeared after the start of the Champions League.):
Champion (3): 1951; 1956
Runner-up (1): 1953
Champion (1): 1981-82
Dubai Championship Cup
Champion (3): 2009, 2011, 2012
Santiago Bernabéu Trophy
Champion (2): 1988, 1990
Runner-up (1): 1999
Trofeo Luigi Berlusconi
Champion (12): 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Runner-up (9): 1991, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010