2008–09 A.C. Milan season

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Milan
2008–09 season
President vacant
Manager Carlo Ancelotti
Stadium San Siro, Milan
Serie A 3rd
Coppa Italia Round of 16
UEFA Cup Round of 32
Top goalscorer League:
Kaká (16)
All:
Alexandre Pato (18)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

During the 2008–09 football season, A.C. Milan will play its 75th Serie A season in the club's existence.

Club[edit]

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Italy Carlo Ancelotti
Assistant coach Italy Mauro Tassotti
Italy Filippo Galli
Goalkeeping coaches Italy Villiam Vecchi
Italy Beniamino Abate
Fitness coaches Italy Daniele Tognaccini
Italy Giovanni Mauri
Club doctor Italy Massimo Manara
President Italy Adriano Galliani

Last updated: July 19, 2008
Source: [1]

Source: San Siro

Squad[edit]

First team[edit]

Starting line-up.

As of December 21, 2008.[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Dida
2 Brazil DF Felipe Mattioni (on loan from Grêmio)
3 Italy DF Paolo Maldini (captain)
4 Georgia (country) DF Kakha Kaladze
7 Brazil FW Alexandre Pato
8 Italy MF Gennaro Gattuso
9 Italy FW Filippo Inzaghi
10 Netherlands MF Clarence Seedorf
11 Italy FW Marco Borriello
12 Italy GK Christian Abbiati
13 Italy DF Alessandro Nesta
14 Uruguay MF Mathias Cardacio
15 Italy DF Gianluca Zambrotta
16 Australia GK Željko Kalac
18 Czech Republic DF Marek Jankulovski
No. Position Player
19 Italy DF Giuseppe Favalli
20 Uruguay MF Tabaré Viudez
21 Italy MF Andrea Pirlo
22 Brazil MF Kaká
23 Italy MF Massimo Ambrosini (vice-captain)
24 Switzerland DF Philippe Senderos (on loan from Arsenal)
25 Italy DF Daniele Bonera
32 England MF David Beckham (on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy)
36 Italy DF Matteo Darmian
51 Sierra Leone MF Rodney Strasser (from Primavera team)
76 Ukraine FW Andriy Shevchenko (on loan From Chelsea)
77 Italy DF Luca Antonini
80 Brazil FW Ronaldinho
84 France MF Mathieu Flamini

Captain Hierarchy[edit]

  1. Italy Paolo Maldini
  2. Italy Massimo Ambrosini
  3. Italy Gennaro Gattuso
  4. Georgia (country) Kakha Kaladze
  5. Italy Andrea Pirlo

List of 2008-09 transfers[edit]

(*) denotes a winter transfer.

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
5 May 2008 MF France Mathieu Flamini England Arsenal Free Transfer [2]
FW Italy Marco Borriello Italy Genoa €10m + Italy Davide Di Gennaro
16 June 2008 DF Italy Ignazio Abate Italy Empoli €2m [3]
16 June 2008 DF Italy Luca Antonini Italy Empoli €2.9m
20 June 2008 DF Italy Gianluca Zambrotta Spain Barcelona €8.5m
26 June 2008 MF Italy Gianmarco Conti Italy Venezia €200,000 (co-ownership deal with Venezia)
1 July 2008 GK Italy Christian Abbiati Spain Atlético Madrid End Of Loan [4]
18 July 2008 MF Brazil Ronaldinho Spain Barcelona €21m [5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
14 Uruguay MF Mathías Cardacio (from Nacional, undisclosed)
20 Uruguay FW Tabaré Viudez (from Defensor Sporting, undisclosed)
76 Ukraine FW Andriy Shevchenko (from Chelsea [6])
24 Switzerland DF Philippe Senderos (on loan from Arsenal [7])
51 Sierra Leone MF Rodney Strasser (from youth team)
32 England MF David Beckham (on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy [8]) *
2 Brazil DF Felipe Mattioni (on loan from Grêmio [9]) *

Out[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Brazil DF Cafu (Garforth Town [10])
27 Brazil MF Serginho (retired [10])
34 France MF Ibrahim Ba (retired)
29 Italy GK Valerio Fiori (retired)
Brazil FW Ricardo Oliveira (to Real Zaragoza, 10m [11])
11 Italy FW Alberto Gilardino (to Fiorentina, 14m [12])
Italy FW Davide Di Gennaro (co-ownership with Genoa, undisclosed [13])
Italy DF Luca Antonelli (co-ownership with Parma, undisclosed)
Italy FW Ignazio Abate (co-ownership with Torino, undisclosed [14])
No. Position Player
Italy FW Nicola Pozzi (to Empoli, undisclosed [15])
Italy GK Ferdinando Coppola (co-ownership with Atalanta, undisclosed [16])
Italy DF Romano Perticone (co-ownership with Livorno, undisclosed [17])
Argentina DF Leandro Grimi (to Sporting, 2.5m [18])
Italy FW Matteo Ardemagni (co-ownership with Triestina, undisclosed [19])
17 Croatia DF Dario Šimić (to AS Monaco, undisclosed [20])
43 Italy FW Alberto Paloschi (co-ownership with Parma, undisclosed [15])
32 Italy MF Cristian Brocchi (to Lazio, 2.7m [21])

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
20 France MF Yoann Gourcuff (to Bordeaux [22])
41 France FW Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (to Dijon [15])
Italy DF Elia Legati (to AS Monaco [15])
Brazil DF Marcus (to Livorno [23])
42 Nigeria FW Kingsley Umunegbu (to Salernitana [24])
No. Position Player
Italy GK Marco Storari (to Fiorentina [25])
31 Brazil DF Digão (to Standard Liège [26])
94 France FW Willy Aubameyang (to Avellino [27])
2 Italy DF Massimo Oddo (to Bayern Munich [28])

Squad statistics[edit]

Updated to games played February 1, 2009.

No. Nat Pos Player Total Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Brazil GK Dida 16 -6 9+1 0 1 -2 5 -4
3 Italy DF Paolo Maldini 32 0 30 0 0 0 1+1 0
4 Georgia (country) DF Kakha Kaladze 16 0 10+1 0 1 0 3+1 0
5 Brazil MF Emerson 18 0 3+9 0 1 0 4+1 0
7 Brazil FW Alexandre Pato 42 18 27+9 15 0 0 3+3 3
8 Italy MF Gennaro Gattuso 16 1 11+1 0 0 0 3+1 1
9 Italy FW Filippo Inzaghi 32 16 15+11 13 0 0 6 3
10 Netherlands MF Clarence Seedorf 41 3 30+3 3 1 0 5+2 0
11 Italy FW Marco Borriello 8 2 6+1 1 0 0 1 1
12 Italy GK Christian Abbiati 28 -22 28 -22 0 0 0 0
13 Italy DF Alessandro Nesta 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
14 Uruguay MF Mathias Cardaccio 2 0 0+1 0 1 0 0 0
15 Italy DF Gianluca Zambrotta 41 1 33+1 1 1 0 6 0
16 Australia GK Željko Kalac 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
18 Czech Republic DF Marek Jankulovski 38 1 31 0 1 0 3+3 1
19 Italy DF Giuseppe Favalli 29 0 21+2 0 1 0 5 0
20 Uruguay MF Tabaré Viudez 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
21 Italy MF Andrea Pirlo 29 2 26 1 0 0 3 1
22 Brazil MF Kaká 36 16 28+3 16 1 0 3+1 0
23 Italy MF Massimo Ambrosini 33 4 24+4 3 0 0 5 1
24 Switzerland DF Philippe Senderos 20 0 7+7 0 1 0 5 0
25 Italy DF Daniele Bonera 22 0 16+2 0 0 0 4 0
32 England MF David Beckham 20 2 18 2 0 0 1+1 0
36 Italy DF Matteo Darmian 3 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 0
51 Sierra Leone MF Rodney Strasser 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
76 Ukraine FW Andriy Shevchenko 26 2 2+16 0 1 1 6+1 1
77 Italy DF Luca Antonini 18 0 4+7 0 1 0 6 0
80 Brazil FW Ronaldinho 35 10 16+13 8 1 0 2+3 2
84 France MF Mathieu Flamini 37 0 22+7 0 1 0 6+1 0

Competitions summary[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started Round Final Position Final Round First Match Last Match
Serie A Round 1 Round 38 August 31, 2008 May 31, 2009
Coppa Italia Round of 16 Eliminated Round of 16 December 3, 2008 December 3, 2008
UEFA Cup First Round Eliminated Round of 32 September 18, 2008 February 26, 2008

Serie A[edit]

Classification[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Internazionale (C) 38 25 9 4 70 32 +38 84 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Juventus 38 21 11 6 69 37 +32 74 JUV 4–2 MIL
MIL 1–1 JUV
3 Milan 38 22 8 8 70 35 +35 74
4 Fiorentina 38 21 5 12 53 38 +15 68 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Play-off round FIO 1–0 GEN
GEN 3–3 FIO
5 Genoa 38 19 11 8 56 39 +17 68 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
6 Roma 38 18 9 11 64 61 +3 63 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round

Updated to games played on May 3, 2009.
Source: http://www.lega-calcio.it
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
36 21 8 7 67 31 +36 71 14 3 1 37 9 +28 7 5 6 30 22 +8

Source: [2]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A H A H A H A H H A H A A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A A H A H H A H A H A
Result L L W W W D W W W W D W D L W L W D W W D W D L W L W W D W W W W W D L L W
Position 14 19 15 9 6 8 6 4 3 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 3

Source:[citation needed]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

UEFA Cup - Group E standings[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Wolfsburg 4 3 1 0 13 7 +6 10
Italy Milan 4 2 2 0 8 5 +3 8
Portugal Braga 4 2 0 2 7 5 +2 6
England Portsmouth 4 1 1 2 7 8 −1 4
Netherlands Heerenveen 4 0 0 4 3 13 −10 0

Matches[edit]

Updated to games played May 31, 2009.

Pre-season tournaments and friendlies[edit]

Date Tournament Location Opponent team Score Scorers
23 July 2008 Friendly Cremona, Italy Cremonese 0–0
29 July 2008 2008 TIM Trophy Turin, Italy Juventus 2–2(6–4p) Seedorf Goal 6'42'
29 July 2008 2008 TIM Trophy Turin, Italy Internazionale 0–0(4–3p)
1 August 2008 2008 Russian Railways Cup Moscow, Russia Spain Sevilla 0–1
3 August 2008 2008 Russian Railways Cup Moscow, Russia England Chelsea 0–5
9 August 2008 Friendly Manchester, England England Manchester City 0–1
17 August 2008 2008 Trofeo Luigi Berlusconi Milan, Italy Juventus 4–1 Jankulovski Goal 21', Ambrosini Goal 25'79', Inzaghi Goal 52'
21 August 2008 2008 Trofeo Birra Moretti Naples, Italy Napoli 1–0 Paloschi Goal 44'
21 August 2008 2008 Trofeo Birra Moretti Naples, Italy Juventus 0–0(4–5p)
24 August 2008 2008 Trofeo Villa de Gijón Gijon, Spain Spain Sporting de Gijón 0–2
10 September 2008 Friendly Lugano, Switzerland Switzerland Lugano 0–2
14 October 2008 Friendly Tirana, Albania Albania Tirana 1–2 Ronaldinho Goal 91'
7 January 2009 Dubai Challenge Cup Dubai, United Arab Emirates Germany Hamburger 1–1(4–3p) Ronaldinho Goal 61'
21 January 2009 Friendly Hannover, Germany Germany Hannover 3–2 Shevchenko Goal 52', Inzaghi Goal 55'75'
4 February 2009 Friendly Glasgow, Scotland Scotland Rangers 2–2 Pato Goal 70', Kaká Goal 78'
22 April 2009 Friendly Budapest, Hungary Hungary Hungary's league selection 5–2 Kaká Goal 37', Shevchenko Goal 47'63', Seedorf Goal 73', Viudez Goal 85'

Serie A[edit]

Coppa Italia[edit]

Match Date Round Home/Away Opponent team Score Scorers
1 December 3, 2008 Round of 16 Home Lazio 1–2 (a.e.t.) Shevchenko Goal 77'

UEFA Cup[edit]

Match Date Round Home/Away Opponent team Score Scorers
1 September 18, 2008 First Round Home Switzerland Zürich 3–1 Jankulovski Goal 45+1', Pato Goal 56', Borriello Goal 74'
2 October 2, 2008 First Round Away Switzerland Zürich 0–1 Shevchenko Goal 74'
3 October 23, 2008 Group Stage Away Netherlands Heerenveen 1–3 Jong-a-Pin Goal 19' (o.g.), Gattuso Goal 23', Inzaghi Goal 69'
4 November 6, 2008 Group Stage Home Portugal Braga 1–0 Ronaldinho Goal 90+3'
5 November 26, 2008 Group Stage Away England Portsmouth 2–2 Ronaldinho Goal 84', Inzaghi Goal 90+3'
6 December 17, 2008 Group Stage Home Germany Wolfsburg 2–2 Ambrosini Goal 17', Pato Goal 56'
7 February 18, 2009 Round of 32 Away Germany Werder Bremen 1–1 Inzaghi Goal 36'
8 February 26, 2009 Round of 32 Home Germany Werder Bremen 2–2 Pirlo Goal 27' (pen.), Pato Goal 33'

Player seasonal records[edit]

Competitive matches only. Numbers in brackets indicate appearances made. Updated to games played May 31, 2009.[29]

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA Cup Total
1 Brazil Alexandre Pato 15 - 3 18
2 Brazil Kaká 16 - - 16
Italy Filippo Inzaghi 13 - 3
4 Brazil Ronaldinho 8 - 2 10
5 Italy Massimo Ambrosini 7 - 1 8
6 Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 7 - - 7
7 England David Beckham 2 - - 2
Italy Marco Borriello 1 - 1
Italy Andrea Pirlo 1 - 1
Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko - 1 1
10 Italy Gennaro Gattuso - - 1 1
Czech Republic Marek Jankulovski - - 1
Italy Gianluca Zambrotta 1 - -

Goals conceded[edit]

Rank Name Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA Cup Total Average per game
1 Italy Christian Abbiati 28 (28) - - 28 (28) 1
2 Brazil Dida 7 (10) 2 (1) 9 (8)0 18 (19)0 0.94
3 Australia Zeljko Kalac 1 (1) - - 1 (1)0 1

Games started[edit]

Name Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA Cup Total
Italy Gianluca Zambrotta 33 - 6 39
Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 30 1 5 36
Czech Republic Marek Jankulovski 31 - 3 34
Brazil Kaká 28 1 3 32
Italy Paolo Maldini 30 - 1 31
Brazil Alexandre Pato 28 - 3 31
Italy Andrea Pirlo 26 - 3 29
France Mathieu Flamini 22 1 6 29
Italy Christian Abbiati 28 - - 28
Italy Massimo Ambrosini 24 - 4 28
Italy Giuseppe Favalli 21 1 5 27
Italy Filippo Inzaghi 15 - 6 21
Italy Daniele Bonera 16 - 4 20
England David Beckham 18 - 1 19
Brazil Ronaldinho 16 1 2 19
Brazil Dida 9 1 8 18
Italy Gennaro Gattuso 11 - 3 14
Georgia (country) Kakha Kaladze 10 1 3 14
Switzerland Philippe Senderos 7 1 5 13
Italy Luca Antonini 4 1 6 11
Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 2 1 6 9
Brazil Emerson 3 1 3 7
Italy Marco Borriello 6 - - 6
Australia Zeljko Kalac 1 - - 1

Discipline[edit]

Name Serie A Coppa Italia UEFA Cup Total
Y R Y R Y R
Czech Republic Marek Jankulovski 10 1 - - - - 11
Italy Massimo Ambrosini 8 1 - - 1 0 10
France Mathieu Flamini 9 0 - - 1 0
Italy Gianluca Zambrotta 7 1 - - 1 0 9
Italy Giuseppe Favalli 5 1 - - 2 0 8
Italy Andrea Pirlo 6 0 - - 1 0 7
Italy Paolo Maldini 6 0 - - - - 6
Brazil Emerson 2 0 2 0 1 0 5
Italy Daniele Bonera 5 0 - - - -
Brazil Kaká 4 0 - - - - 4
England David Beckham 4 0 - - - -
Georgia (country) Kakha Kaladze 3 0 1 0 - -
Italy Gennaro Gattuso 4 0 - - - -
Italy Luca Antonini 1 0 - - 2 0 3
Switzerland Philippe Senderos 2 0 - - 1 0
Italy Christian Abbiati 2 0 - - - - 2
Brazil Alexandre Pato 2 0 - - - -
Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 1 0 - - - - 1
Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 1 0 - - - -
Sierra Leone Rodney Strasser 1 0 - - - -

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