AC Milan's History Compares With the Best

Corey TaylorCorrespondent IJune 12, 2009

MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 26:  David Beckham (4th R) of Milan lines up with his team mates before the Serie A match between AC Milan and US Citta di Palermo at the San Siro Stadium on April 26, 2009 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

When thinking about the Serie A Italian Soccer League one team comes to mind. 

This team is of course AC Milan, or known by avid followers as the Rossoneri. AC Milan is to Italian soccer what the New York Yankees are to American Baseball. The Rossoneri have accomplished much in their 110 years in Italian futbol, including eighteen internationally recognized trophies. 

Milan is known for keeping their own Italian players such as Andrea Pirlo, captain of the Italian National Team.  Over the past couple years they have been transferring for famous players such as Kaka, Ronaldhino, and Ronaldo—all Brazilian stars. 

Milan has struggled in recent times failing to make this year's UEFA Champions League Tournament.  Italian fans take it a little worse than the normal sports fan here. When they failed to make the tournament there was utter disappointment and even some rioting.

This year to make up for last season Milan went out and acquired David Beckham for part of the year and Ronaldinho for the entire season. They ended up finishing in third place which qualifies them for the Champions League next season. The only problem for the Rossoneri now is that they  transferred arguably the best player on their team for next season.

The long time rival of AC Milan is the other team in Milan recognized as Inter. They finished at the top of the Serie A and it has been that way for a little while now. With Milan transferring players away the thought is that they will start to go back to the traditional Italian way of bringing on strictly Italian players.

For players who enjoy the tradition of sports I urge you to watch AC Milan and you will not be disappointed.  Of course you will not get the constant scoring you get with basketball, football, and baseball but you get a better atmosphere. European futbol is one of if not the most fascinating sports in the world.