1997–98 A.C. Milan season

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Milan
1997–98 season
President Silvio Berlusconi
Manager Fabio Capello
Stadium San Siro
Serie A 10th
Coppa Italia Runners-up
Top goalscorer League:
George Weah (10)

All:
George Weah (13)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

A.C. Milan had a second consecutive disastrous season. Fabio Capello returned as coach, following the dismal second half of the 1996–97 league campaign, but failed to turn the corner, and Milan was a shadow of the team he had left the year before. With Capello's reputation seemingly ruined, he was sacked at the end of the season, with Milan finishing a mere 10th in the league.

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[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 Italy GK Sebastiano Rossi
3 Italy DF Paolo Maldini
4 Italy MF Demetrio Albertini
5 Italy DF Alessandro Costacurta
8 France DF Marcel Desailly[2]
9 Netherlands FW Patrick Kluivert
10 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia MF Dejan Savićević
12 Italy GK Simone Braglia
13 France MF Ibrahim Ba[3]
14 Liberia FW George Weah
15 Brazil DF André Cruz
16 Germany GK Jens Lehmann
17 Germany DF Christian Ziege
19 Italy MF Giampiero Maini
20 Croatia MF Zvonimir Boban
21 Italy DF Giuseppe Cardone
22 Italy DF Daniele Daino
No. Position Player
23 Italy GK Massimo Taibi
24 Croatia DF Dario Smoje
25 Italy MF Simone Bonomi
26 Italy DF Alberto Comazzi
27 Italy MF Nicola Corrent
28 Italy FW Massimiliano Grego
29 Italy MF Roberto De Zerbi
30 Brazil MF Leonardo
31 Italy FW Mirco Gasparetto
32 Italy MF Roberto Donadoni
33 Italy MF Nicola Padoin
34 Italy FW Massimo Maccarone
35 Norway DF Steinar Nilsen
36 Italy FW Maurizio Ganz
37 France DF Samir Beloufa
38 Italy FW Filippo Maniero
39 Italy DF Gianluca Zanetti

Left club during season[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 Netherlands DF Winston Bogarde (to Barcelona)
7 Netherlands MF Edgar Davids[4] (to Juventus)
No. Position Player
11 Sweden FW Andreas Andersson (to Newcastle United)
18 Italy FW Matteo Pelatti (on loan to Como)

Results[edit]

Serie A[edit]

Top Scorers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/italy/1997-1998/seriea/milan.htm
  2. ^ Desailly was born in Accra, Ghana.
  3. ^ Ba was born in Dakar, Senegal
  4. ^ Davids was born in Paramaribo, Suriname.

Sources[edit]

RSSSF - Italy 1997/98