1998–99 A.C. Milan season

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President Silvio Berlusconi
Manager Alberto Zaccheroni
Stadium San Siro
Serie A 1st
Coppa Italia Round of 16
Top goalscorer League:
Oliver Bierhoff (20)

Oliver Bierhoff (20)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

In the 1998-99 season, Associazione Calcio Milan competed in the Serie A for the 65th time, as well as in the Coppa Italia. It was their 16th consecutive season in the top flight of Italian football. It was the club's second season in a row in which they haven't participated in any UEFA competition, as they failed to qualify during the previous season, finishing in 10th place.

A.C. Milan returned to its previous glorious ways under the guidance of new coach Alberto Zaccheroni. The highly rated coach, hired from Udinese, brought lethal striker Oliver Bierhoff and the defensive right-winger Thomas Helveg with him. He introduced Milan to his unorthodox 3-4-3 formation, in which Bierhoff was a perfect centre forward, scoring 20 goals in the league.

Milan had a marvelous second half of the season, in which it kept pace with Serie A championship leaders Lazio, then passing the Romans when they had a couple of slips. In the end, a win in the final round was more than enough to clinch Milan's first league title for three years.


Squad information[edit]

Starting line-up since Zaccheroni adopted, at the end of the first half of the season, a formation with a trequartista. Earlier, he used a 3-4-3 with Leonardo as a right forward and Boban in the midfield on Albertini's side.

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
2 Denmark MF Thomas Helveg
3 Italy DF Paolo Maldini
4 Italy MF Demetrio Albertini
5 Italy DF Alessandro Costacurta
7 France MF Ibrahim Ba
8 Italy MF Roberto Donadoni
9 Liberia FW George Weah
10 Croatia MF Zvonimir Boban
11 Italy FW Maurizio Ganz
12 Italy GK Christian Abbiati
13 Italy FW Alessandro Iannuzzi
14 Argentina DF Roberto Ayala
15 Brazil DF André Cruz
16 Germany GK Jens Lehmann
16 Nigeria FW Mohammed Aliyu Datti
No. Position Player
17 Germany MF Christian Ziege
18 Brazil MF Leonardo
19 Italy DF Francesco Coco
20 Germany FW Oliver Bierhoff
21 Italy DF Giuseppe Cardone
21 Italy MF Federico Giunti
23 Italy MF Massimo Ambrosini
24 Argentina MF Andrés Guglielminpietro
25 France DF Bruno N'Gotty
26 Italy DF Luigi Sala
28 Italy FW Andrea Rabito
29 Italy MF Lorenzo Rossetti
30 Italy MF Domenico Morfeo
31 Italy GK Giorgio Frezzolini

Serie A[edit]