What a year 2011 was for AC Milan.
Three miserable years since winning the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and Club World Cup in 2007 passed by as many wondered whether the Rossoneri would ever return to the glorious club they once were.
This year proved that they are going in that direction.
In May, the club celebrated winning Serie A for the first time in seven years, bringing home the club's 18th such honor. This championship was followed by a thrilling comeback victory in Beijing in August to defeat bitter rivals Inter Milan in the Italian Super Cup.
Speaking of Inter, there was also the 3-0 domination that AC Milan won in April despite the absence of former Inter star and now AC Milan top striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
2011-12 has started off incredibly well for Milan as well. Their 35 goals is most in Serie A. Despite playing only 16 matches, that total ranks in the top 10 of all 100 teams in the top five leagues in Europe. Only Real Madrid and Barcelona have played as few matches and sit in the top 10.
As we approach 2012, it is time to look back and reflect on what made 2011 a memorable one for AC Milan.